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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. i'vehadtochangemyname on

    I hope LG equals Henrik’s record – he deserves it. I know he’s not in Henrik’s league but he has been class this year. Mind you he was in a dreadful mood yesterday – carping and shouting at others, he looked frustrated.

  2. Sandman

     

     

    “No but I’ve occassionally been called a pianist.

     

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

     

     

     

    It is alleged that Charles De Gaulle’s wife once shocked a British audience by announcing in her fractured French-accented English, with a difficulty in aspirating the H sound, that “Above all what I want in this world is Happiness”

  3. TBJ...... TRUTH BRINGS JUSTICE on

    All you fudds commenting on my post can go fek yourselves.

     

     

    Viva Palestine ya bunch of nazionist sympathisers

  4. You can criticize any country in the world – except Israel. That makes you an anti-Semite. But what do you call Jews who criticize Israel? And there’s plenty of them.

  5. You are definitely an arse …. I have very strong personal views in support of the Palestine people … Look in the mirror what do you see….

  6. SydneyTim says sack Lawell now on

    G.O.D. O.M.G. Succulent lamb is indeed alive on CQN

     

     

    Less than a month since the Peter Lawell built team were embarrassed to sevco paul67 really has the cheek to write this

     

     

    Where is the big picture paul ? We are all waiting. Your mate Peter Lawell has destroyed our team and club

     

    What has he got on you ?

  7. TBJ...... TRUTH BRINGS JUSTICE on

    Wilbur …. who the fek are you calling ame arse … gets you a yellow card on here for personal abuse

     

     

    And in the real world worse

  8. Sydneytim

     

    Yep if this is a generation of domination I ain’t looking forward to a slump!

     

    What would a decline look like? Selling our best players and replacing with juniors?

     

    A revamped texaco cup as a replacement for European football?

     

    Sheesh.

  9. Re. SMSM refusal to report / discuss the Tax Justice Network / OffShore Game .

     

     

    Would it be possible for us to fund an advert in newspaper(s) quoting directly from TJN/OSG ?

     

     

    I will be eager and happy to contribute.

  10. Generation of Domination

     

     

    Just think how this should really look and feel like if our current Board had the same attitude as the wee Mhan who set it off – Fergus

     

    Anyone think we would be accepting the total contempt our club receives from FtSFA under a board prepared to stand up for our Club ?

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

    TBj

     

    I’m giving you the benefit and assuming ill judged… Please confirm

     

     

    Seriously this is not CQN standard…

  12. TBJ...... TRUTH BRINGS JUSTICE on

    Did nir bitton delete my post … or some other yellow belly

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

    ”Nurse – fetch the medicine cabinet..!”

  14. ———-

     

     

    Our Dear,Dear Macjay007…

     

     

    Spare A Thought For The Poor Bolshevik Marxists Oan This Sainted Blog….

     

     

    Wi’ All These Accusations Flyin’ Aboot Claimin’ “Anti-Semitism”….

     

     

    Efter Ken-The-Newt Made Some Remark About The Nazis Co-operating Wi’ Some German Jews In The Mid-30s…

     

     

    To Facilitate Their Passage Tae Palestine.

     

     

     

    Notice Oor Bolshies Hiv Ne’er Even Mentioned The “Affaire Livingstone”..

     

     

     

    Oan This Sainted Blog.

     

     

    They Are In A State O’ Total Confusion..

     

     

    Tooting Liberation Front Vs. People’s Front For The Liberation O’ Tooting..

     

     

    SFTB Hiz Takin’ Tae ‘Experimentin’ Oan Himself…

     

     

    [ Although Details Are Scarce..Ed ? ]

     

     

    Oor Ernie Is At Sixes-An’-Sevens…

     

     

    Wi’ His Ain Pussonal ‘Identity Crisis’…

     

     

     

    A Corbynista..?

     

     

    A Livingstonista..?

     

     

    An Abbottista..?

     

     

    A ChooChoo Portillo-Ista..?

     

     

    Even An Eagle-Ista…?

     

     

    [ Which Wing…Manilla Or Rainbow ? Ed]

     

     

    Oh…How We LAUGHED..!

     

     

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    Macjay….

     

     

    We Witnessed Heysel Live Oan TV…

     

     

    Oan A Big Screen…

     

     

    An’ Observed The Crowd Disturbances From The Outset.

     

     

    It Was Clear To Us That It Was The Juventus Fans…

     

     

    Who Were Responsible For The Onset Of Hostilities Oan The Terraces.

     

     

    Some Juventus Agitators Came Over To Confront The Busy Liverpool Section Of The Terraces Wi’ Bottles An’ Sticks…

     

     

    An’ A Bunch O’ Liverpool Fans Who Had Been Minding Their Ain Business…

     

     

    Were Stung Intae Action An’ Gave Chase…

     

     

    The Resulting Stramash Revealed The Poor State Of The Stadium Facilities…

     

     

    An’ The Wholly Inadequate Policing Measures.

     

     

    The Game Should Never Hiv Been Allowed To Go Aheid…

     

     

    The Juventus Fans Precipitated The Disturbances Within The Stadium..

     

     

    But Escaped Most Of The Blame..

     

     

    We Hiv No Particular Fondness For Liverpool Fans Or Liverpool FC….

     

     

    Or CryptoHun Ian St. John…

     

     

    HOWEVER…The Liverpool Fans…

     

     

    WERE HUNG OOT TAE DRY…

     

     

    By A Corrupt Latin-Biased UEFA…

     

     

    And Her Majesty’s Government’s Treacherous Complicity.

     

     

    It Was The “Iron Lady’s” Greatest Blunder..!

     

     

    Why She Took Such A Visceral Dislike Of Football Fans Will Never Be Clear..

     

     

    Although The Vitriol She Received When She Presented A Scottish Cup To The Victors…

     

     

    May Go Some Way To Explain Her Attitude…

     

     

    Some Unwashed Lefties….

     

     

    Just Cannae Keep Politics Oot O’ “The Beautiful Game”.

     

     

    [ Possibly M.T. Disdain For Liverpool Fans Was Connected To Their Idolising Of Trotskyist Derek Hatton* & The Militant Green Brigade Tendency..? Ed]

     

     

    True…English Fans Had Something Of A Reputation For Bein’ A Wee Bit Boisterous…

     

     

    Oan Visits Tae The Continent…

     

     

    But The EEC Was Still Very Unpopular Amongst The Working Classes…

     

     

    An’ There Was The Small Matter Of The Germans An’ Italians Stealin’ All The Deck Chairs An’ Loungers In Mallorca.

     

     

    The ‘Rowdy Behaviour’ That ‘Reputedly’ Upset The Europeans….

     

     

    Had Previously Amounted To Little More Than Spilling A Few Pints At Local Hostelries…

     

     

    [ Just a typical night @ Bar’67..? Ed ]

     

     

    Or That Famous Outrage When England Fans Threw APPLES Ontae A Pitch…!

     

     

    Back Then..Your Typical British Fan Still Had A SPINE..!

     

     

    And Pride In The Heritage Of Oor Enchanted Sceptred Isles….

     

     

    Italian Football Especially…

     

     

    Was Riddled With Corruption..

     

     

    (Re. Juventus An’ The Calvi Affair…

     

    Which Eminent British Sports Writer,Brian Glanville….

     

     

    Investigated For YEARS )

     

     

    The Disaster Gave UEFA The Opportunity To Virtually Destroy British Football…

     

     

    For The Benefit Of Envious Continental Football Associations….

     

     

     

    Because English AND Scottish Clubs..

     

     

    (Dundee Utd & Aberdeen)

     

     

    Were Virtually Dominating ALL European Club Competitions !!

     

     

    The Absence Of English Clubs From European Competition For Several Years….

     

     

    Did Incredible Damage To The Infrastucture Of Both Scottish And English Football…

     

     

    From Which NEITHER WILL EVER RECOVER..!

     

     

    * https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_Hatton?_e_pi_=7%2CPAGE_ID10%2C6631817182

     

     

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  16. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    WHITEDOGHUNCH on 9TH MAY 2016 7:52 PM

     

    the introduction of Efe saw a very immediate shift in the players thinking, positioning, decision making, confidence…….. Knowing they were no longer operating from a solid foundation.

     

     

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    That`s exactly what I thought , but I wouldn`t have put it quite so well .

  17. stebhoy on 9th May 2016 5:51 pm

     

     

    John Collins was sheer class in a Celtic jersey. I remember his free kick against rangers at ibrox – the silence was deafening. i remember his composure in the 18yard box, i think at ibrox, where he dragged the ball and politely stroked the ball home thank you very much – the entire pub was screaming for him to shoot for what seemed like a minute.

     

     

    *That was the ally “good tae the last drop” maxwell game and we were the same.

     

     

    I met him out here the following summer and asked him about it saying we were worried he would miss, nae chance he replied.

     

     

    IMHO, John Collins wisnae just a good Celt he was a great one.

  18. Efe Ambrose played generally very well in the second 45 IMHO including a superb pass for the 3rd goal, a booking for a perfectly timed tackle from which Aberdeen scored their second, after Nir Bitton’s slack pass set up Aberdeen’s first.

     

     

    Just showing how a football blog works CSC

  19. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    THE DONALD on 9TH MAY 2016 10:40 PM

     

     

    On the run , mate , for a 9 am K.O.

     

     

    I seem to remember a photograph of a Juve fan on the field carrying a pistol .

     

    Allocating blame exclusively to one side or the other is surely unjustified.

     

    Particularly in that situation where the number of fatalities was almost exclusively on one side.

     

    Ergo…………Liverpool fans to blame.

     

     

    Catch you later.

  20. Bournsouprecipe

     

    Efe would have got the blame if he was still on the bench.

     

    His introduction seemed to unbalance the side but apart from one poor giveaway and a DOB with a whistle creating an imaginary foul he was ok.

     

    The right side of our midfield seemed to lose shape at half time leaving Efe and Lustig with a lot to defend.

     

    The defense is not as bad as some on here suggest.

     

    The problem is a poor central midfield that leaves them constantly exposed.

     

    Has been a constant this season.

     

    Hopefully our new coach will fix and the view of our much maligned defense will alter.

  21. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    HAPPY HOOOOOPY BIRTHDAY to

     

     

    JENNA!!!!!

     

     

    Bit late,but I got there. Hope you’ve had a smashing day.

  22. FAN-A-TIC

     

     

    Efe would have got the blame if he was still on the bench.

     

     

    Therein lies the problem

     

     

    Mulgrew was unfit to play the second half ( again )

     

     

    Efe came on to somersault further than Charlie can run, who else can do that?