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First G.o.D. reaches age of majority

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Walking to the ground yesterday my brother and I were explaining to the younger generation how special these moments were, in the context of some of years we’ve lived through. Our decade in the wilderness ended 18 years ago, but that’s our 12th title in that period. We’ve turned what looked and felt like a never ending period of subjugation into a complete domination.

As that league win in 1998 reaches the age of majority, it is indisputably a Generation of Domination. None of this came as a surprise, in fact, it was inevitable.

You win or lose individual leagues and trophies often on the bounce of a ball, but the structural forces behind football shift slowly. The path we were on when Fergus left us in 1999 led to what was to come. A policy of paying your bills and keeping debt within reach was going to lose the odd title here or there, but we were always going to win the long game against a competitor who got a little carried away.

The only question now, is how many generations will it last? Or perhaps more tellingly, will it ever end?  Don’t count on it.

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  1. Bob O' Baldy on

    SFTB

     

     

    You can improve a player’s skill set but you can never give a player heart or desire.

     

     

    Competitiveness is internal.

     

     

    I always worried about McGeady’s desire. In a single six month period he acquired something approaching inner strength but it didn’t last.

     

     

    You’re born with the motivation to run a marathon (even though you may have never run one hitherto) or you aren’t.

  2. Jungle Jim Hot Smoked on

    “…..you can never give a player heart or desire.” Really?

     

     

    JJ

  3. CULTSBHOY…

     

     

    I’m no happy clapper, as you know.

     

     

    Re lawwell, he has to go, as does John Park.

     

     

    We do have a good core of players, managed well they will do a good job for us.

     

     

    I would like to see a couple of older players signed to bring on and help the younger players on the park….good older players that is and maybe one experienced enough to captain the team.

     

     

    No slant on Broonie intended.

     

     

    Ps…play two up front at home and go for entertainment.

  4. Jungle Jim Hot Smoked on

    …..and the real reason I logged on.

     

    Watching Reporting Scotland earlier, I thought they said something like `…and we will be telling you who Leigh Griffiths thinks will be Celtic`s main challengers next season.` I either missed itor they didn`t tell us. Anyone else hear/see this?

     

     

    JJ

  5. Just logged on and haven’t read back.

     

     

    I cycled the Etape Caledonia yesterday so missed the game.

     

     

    Recorded The Bhoys on Sky and Sportscene. Just watched it. Every positive comment on both channels was balanced with doom & gloom. Not surprised – same old, same old.

     

     

    They are hurting and next year is crucial.

     

     

    It’s time to get behind the team. My SB has been renewed.

     

     

    HH

  6. JUNGLE JIM HOT SMOKED

     

     

    They scrapped it because he said Aberdeen Hearts and Hibs, and no amount of prompting could make him say………………

  7. Lucky Cody

     

    maybe your brother the lawyer might think about client confidentiality and not have tittle tattle spread over the internet

  8. An Teach Solais on

    TBJ

     

    I think that you should reconsider that post and ask Paul67 to have it deleted. I don’t know Bitton’s views on his country’s behaviour towards the Palestinian people. All Israelis are forced to do national service.

     

    By all means highlight the plight of the Palestinian people and what the Netanyahu government are doing. IMO

     

    A club open to all ??

  9. An Teach Solais on

    CANAMALAR

     

     

    Thanks for posting that link. The pressure has to be kept up on the corrupt and unfit-for-purpose SFA. Whatever we can do to bring the revelations to a wider audience we should be doing. I know that some will respond it’s the Board that should be doing it. Yes, but it requires popular pressure too IMHO. HH

  10. Jungle Jim Hot Smoked on

    BB and BSR

     

    Did he actually say Aberdeen ( and Hearts and Hibs!) ? Was it on and I missed it or have you seen/heard it elsewhere?

     

    JJ

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    Jeez! Whats goin on in this clowns head? A new low for CQN. Get it deleted.

  12. voguepunter on

    TBJ…… TRUTH BRINGS JUSTICE on 9TH MAY 2016 9:03 PM

     

     

    B….sorry mhate,that is a shocking post.

  13. —-

     

     

    Winning Captains..

     

     

    Wee Bit O’ Green Sky Thinkin’ Here..

     

     

    Perhaps CQN Could Carry Adverts For Those Wee “Personal Sobriety Meters”..

     

     

    (In The Interests Of “Health Promotion”)

     

     

    Then The Clique Could Note Their Readings At The Bottom Of Each Post..

     

     

    In mg/100ml.. .

     

     

    Just For A Hoot!!

     

     

    [ The Donald..It would have to be measured in terms of % proof…

     

     

     

    Or “Guinness per ChooChoo”..

     

     

    For a couple of our “Leading Lights”…..No ? Ed ]

     

     

     

    CollieSaysPostOnlyWhenSober.CSC

     

     

     

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  14. CultsBhoy can not relate to Celtic Board ambitions on or off the park on

    Eldiegobhoy

     

     

    Ironically my oldest boy is likely to a student in Glasgow in 2017 and I’m considering getting a flat there..in which case I would consider getting a couple of SBs.. So they have a year to buck their ideas up.. :-)

  15. CultsBhoy can not relate to Celtic Board ambitions on or off the park on

    TBJ

     

     

    At best I’ll judged at worst you are a total knob

  16. !!Bada Bing!! on

    JJ-LG was trying to be boxed into a corner by the lapdogs to say Sevco would be main challengers next season,LG said it would be Aberdeen HH

  17. thetimreaper on

    The Donald..It would have to be measured in terms of % proof…

     

     

     

    100% pure p***

  18. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Sandman-get him to bring Malcolm Tucker to head up the PR Department…:)

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    Nothing like a bit of dumbfuck anti-semitic racial stereotyping to liven the blog on a Monday evening, eh?

  20. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    Sandman,

     

    While no agreeing with TBJ’s post, I don’t see any antisemetism in it, are you a Zionist ?

  21. !!Bada Bing!! on 9th May 2016 9:28 pm

     

     

    Sandman-get him to bring Malcolm Tucker to head up the PR Department…:)

     

     

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    What an absolutely BRILLIANT management team they would make!

     

     

    Tucker v the SMSM, lmao.

  22. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on 9th May 2016 9:31 pm

     

     

    Sandman,

     

     

    While no agreeing with TBJ’s post, I don’t see any antisemetism in it, are you a Zionist ?

     

     

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    No but I’ve occassionally been called a pianist.

     

     

    At least, I’m pretty sure that’s what the wife shouts at me.

  23. First of all Jinky is not a knob and is not a disgrace to the site. He is a grand guy and a great craic. He probably should not have made that post, but one ill judged post does not define a man who has made hundreds bf good ones. I’d have ol’ Jinky in my corner before most here.