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Imperious Celtic in metaphor

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There has been a lot of noise around football in Scotland since we put Newco on the canvas to win the league on Sunday.  Notions are being peddled that directors left Newco because they had to make room for new people, who will bring bags of money any day now.  It’s just nonsense.

This photo of an imperious Ali (then Clay) and Liston on the canvas is the perfect metaphor for football in Glasgow right now.  Ali went on to set records, entertain, and become one of the world’s sporting greats.  Whereas this is the best known photo Liston; flattened two minutes into a match against his then rival.

The world had already changed for both boxers before this fight, although Liston only realised it that day, and there was nothing he could do about it.

Now Clay swings with a right, what a beautiful swing!
And the punch raises the Bear clear out of the ring.
Liston is still rising, and the ref wears a frown,
For he can’t start counting till Sonny comes down.
—Muhammad Ali

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  1. FAVOURITE UNCLE on

    SKY ticker tape reporting GERRARD has accepted deal.

     

     

    he will be home for CHRISTMAS.

     

     

    ps does he know they don’t DO christmas.

  2. Davidopoulos on

    Red Bull’s business model when it comes to running football clubs is to own the business in it’s entirety, rebrand it, changing the club colours, badge and *gasp* the name! They do not run around looking for clubs to gift millions to.

  3. 16 roads - Protect the 8th. on

    16:50 @ Cork – Prove The Point – NAP!

     

     

    Good luck everybody.

  4. Zihuatanejo on

    Master Of Irony in the 7:50 at Doncaster for me

     

     

    good luck to all

     

     

    Hail hail.

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