First G.o.D. reaches age of majority



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. Eurochamps, You are posting at 11.07, The post was deleted about an hour before you posted, How do you know what was in it, anyway I’m not sure what is going on with TBJ but he is a good ghuy, he is gone to bed so please be a good ghuy as well and leave it rest.

  2. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on







    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?





    Maybe a future in the circus ?




  3. glendalystonsils on




    I agree that Efe only made one mistake and that was his slack pass which rebounded off Hayes and almost put him in. Trouble is that one mistake sends waves of nervousness through the stands and on to the pitch.


    TV replays showed that Efe’s tackle which led to their second goal was not a foul.


    I was much more disappointed in Bitton. His slack pass in midfield led up to their first goal, but it was all part of his slow motion, gangling, lackadaisical style which gets my blood pressure up.

  4. MAY 9, 2016 at 23:17


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  5. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on







    “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”






    Not to mention the Beatles track…………………..



    “Happiness is a warm gun. “

  6. glendalystonsils on

    I thank the lord that I’ve been blessed,



    with more than my share of ha…..ppiness.



    Doddy’sdiddymen CSC

  7. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    CORKCELT on 9TH MAY 2016 11:21 PM


    Eurochamps, You are posting at 11.07, The post was deleted about an hour before you posted, How do you know what was in it, anyway I’m not sure what is going on with TBJ but he is a good ghuy, he is gone to bed so please be a good ghuy as well and leave it rest.






    And will that be your understanding response if someone were to post:



    ” Death to Ireland”…………?

  8. If certain pampered millionaires in our squad had half of the dedication and professionalism that John Collins has they might just be ready for the modern game.

  9. Magnificentseven on

    corkcelt on 9th May 2016 11:21 pm




    Eurochamps, You are posting at 11.07




    I didn’t see the original post, however there was a subsequent post to which Eurochamps refers, his reaction to that post is understandable




    Efe wakened up the crowd from their complacency at 2-0.



    Some of the greatest supporters in the world have banners calling senior players ’empty jerseys’, what chance does Efe have even with just his 50 plus caps for Nigeria?



    We don’t have anybody else fit to fill Efe’s boots they are all injured and missing in action, including O’ Connell


    who was on loan.




  11. macjay, that wasn’t the post I was referring to, I actually hadn’t taken too much notice of that one.


    However to answer your question, I don’t think it would particularly bother me, but I have read posts about the Irish situation, most notably made by yourself which I found extremely offensive.


    As I say TBJ has gone to bed, he is not reading comments so maybe best to move on. Talking about bed, I’m off as well, so I’ll say Good Night & God Bless to All.

  12. Delaneys Dunky on

    Why the anti John Collins sentiments on here tonight?


    One of my favourite players. Great hunskelper and European class Celtic player.


    Good luck in the future JC.

  13. Not information on the Zionist debate to comment, but I have Jewish friends here in the good ole USA that are the most critical of Israel and its current expansion policies as you’ll ever hear. Not knowing they were Jewish you’d think they are anti-Semitic.

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  15. A Ceiler Gonof Rust on

    Never been a fan of censorship. I,ve no idea what tbj posted but having it removed is more concerning than leaving it on for late arrivals to view and make up their own minds.

  16. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    Was a dig at Nir Bitton and the atrocities being committed in occupation of Palestine.

  17. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    My objection is it’s no Nir Bittons fault it’s happening.

  18. A Ceiler Gonof Rust on

    SFTB, I hope your 12.16 post was to the STD, and not to me………….:_)



    Good to get a wee chat with you yesterday. Your secret spkrting achievment is safe with me, unless the daily ratbag offer me an exclusive.

  19. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    CORKCELT on 9TH MAY 2016 11:45 PM


    macjay, that wasn’t the post I was referring to, I actually hadn’t taken too much notice of that one.



    However to answer your question, I don’t think it would particularly bother me, but I have read posts about the Irish situation, most notably made by yourself which I found extremely offensive.






    Facts shouldn`t be offensive.

  20. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    The fact that an occupying force is murdering and terrorising the native population of Palestine with the blessing of western governments is really quite offensive to most civilised human beings.

  21. [url]http://uefatotreatrangersasnewclubfor2016el.blogspot.co.uk/2016_05_01_archive.html?m=0[/url]



    UEFA have a co-efficient system for seeding of UEFA club competitions. This has been in place for many years. The co-efficient points are gained over a 5 year period based on a clubs performance in Europe. If a team has not played in Europe in the last 5 seasons then the club receives the Country Co-efficient Ranking. As Rangers competed in Europe within the last 5 years in the 2011/12 season they gained some points for that I thought it would be worth checking what Co-efficienct points will be used for Rangers assuming they win the Scottish Cup and qualify for the 2016/17 Europa League qualifying rounds. This could be evidence once and for all if UEFA are classing Rangers as a new club or an old club.



    If UEFA see them as the same club then they will use the co-efficient points gained by Rangers in the past five seasons. If they see them as a new club then they will ignore the points gained by them and simply give them the Country Coeffienct Ranking.



    Rangers Team Co-efficient ranking is showing as 4.960 based on their performances in last five seasons which includes points gained in 2011/12 prior to the liquidation of Rangers. See link of this. Rangers are sitting in 267th ranking with 4.960 points. UEFA Team Ranking for 2016/17 season http://kassiesa.home.xs4all.nl/bert/uefa/data/method4/trank2016.html


    (Photo to be added)



    The country coefficient for Scotland which would be used for a team who have not played in Europe in last 5 seasons is 3.460. This can be seen in the same link above at around 322nd on the list. (photo to be added.)



    Hibs have a team co-efficient ranking of 3.960. This can be seen on the same link above at 304th on the list. (Photo to be added)



    The other two Scottish teams already qualified for Europa League Qualifying Rounds are Hearts on 6.460 coefficient points (221st on the list) and Aberdeen on 5.460 co-efficient points (247th on list).



    The current UEFA Seedings and rankings for the Europa League Qualifying Rounds can be seen on the attached link. UEFA seeding and co-efficient ranking for Europa League 2016/17 http://kassiesa.home.xs4all.nl/bert/uefa/seedel2016.html (photos to be added)



    You will see Hearts and Aberdeen with their co-efficient points showing for Qualifying Round 1 but the very interesting part is if you scroll down to the Qualifying Round 2 you will see they have the Scottish Cup winners to be seeded between the following coefficient range 3.460 – 3.960. (Photo be added showing this). As a reminder Hibs have a coefficient point ranking of 3.960. Rangers have a coefficient point ranking of 4.960. If UEFA were treating Rangers as the same club then the Scottish Cup winners would be showing as a ranking of 3.960-4.960. It is not. They have it listed as 3.460 – 3.960. A reminder 3.460 is the Country Co-efficient for Scotland and is only used for clubs that have not participated in Europe in last five seasons.



    Therefore based on this information on the UEFA ranking website which has been used for many years and is always factual and accurate Rangers are going to be treated as a new club in the rankings if they win the Scottish Cup. Based on this evidence UEFA will not be using the old Rangers coefficient ranking of 4.960. This is because the rules of UEFA are clear cut and set in stone. The Rangers Football Club now have a different company registration number from the team that liquidated and any points or rankings gained by the old liquidated club are not handed to the new club.


    Quite amusing to be lectured on anti-Semitism by a rabid right-wing raving fascist,innit?



    People in glass houses,etc…

  23. Would this be the same poor,oppressed Palestinians,that have always vowed to wipe Israel off the face of the earth >


    Just asking like,maybe I am confusing them with someone else.

  24. A Ceiler Gonof Rust on

    BobM, you’ll need to be a bit more specific. You’ve got me wondering which one?

  25. Armenian Turkey Bhoy



    Hope your Nazi thoughts steal you during the night. Hell mend all fascist fcukpigs

  26. Turkeybhoy



    Get your countries, regions and language translations correct. It was Iran that remark was erroneously attributed to… By the same BBC who cover Scottish Fitba so carefully. Given your geographical location one would think you more sensitive to nuances between east and west.









    I refer you to my earlier post of a speech from a far wiser and braver man than me. JFK.



    Oh and Macjay and Italiabhoy ( of Bobby Sands ‘I thought it was funny’ infamy). I recall you both sarcastically ridiculing my assertion that NYC is Socialist. Do you have this kind of celebration in your current abode?


    I suspect not. I wish you were here… I will be..



    Ian sure you know your history….


    ( wee bit of sarcasm straight back at you)…







    If so, see you there in spirit…





    Pretty sure Sanders was fancied in the NY primary due to its reputation for socialism.

  28. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    PJBHOYNYC on 10TH MAY 2016 3:26 AM



    Oh and Macjay and Italiabhoy ( of Bobby Sands ‘I thought it was funny’ infamy).




    Please do not associate me with a remark I did not make.

  29. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on





    New York.


    The Havana of the North.



  30. .



    I see Ole TBJ.. Has been getting calls to be Banned fae Ole CQN..



    Must Admit I totally Agree with Posters He should be Banned fae Ole CQN..



    As he Now has Sneakily changed His Nomè De Plume to Ole tbj.. Not he Doesn’t even Use Capitals.. A Deletable Offence in My Book..



    I can Exclusively Reveal Name as.. ‘The Boy Jinky’..



    No ‘H’ in Boy.. Wtf He should be Banned for Life..【ツ】






    I can Reveal that He is My Bestest CQN Stalker..



    Yip he Stalked Me.. He would Turn Up at My House drive me to a game.. Call Me.. Send me Long emails.. Text me when he thought I was a Wee bit Doon in the Dumps.. He even dropped me at my Local after a Game and came in and Brought me a Pint.. He even Onced FT me when I was in the Bath.. Of Course I Never Answered as in the Bath is the Only time I don’t have My Man Bhun in..:( He was also by My Side when the Edinburgh Polis Lifted me because I had a Silver Jacket on and Matching Trainers..wtf.. He also travelled on the Summa of Sammi Shammy Shuttle CSC’s Inaugural Bus Run.. And the Last Sadly..;-(



    Sadly TBJ is Now ‘Winchin’ so I Miss Our FT Video Chats.. I have tried to FT only to get ‘User Busy’ reply..



    Free the The B(h)oy Jinky One..



    Summa of Sammi.. Aka 001