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Lions, first treble after 50 years of darkness

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With the Lisbon Lions ‘acting in concert’, as is often the case in Glasgow football circles these days, I hope Celtic plan to mark the 50th anniversary of another of their achievements this Saturday. The St Johnstone game marks 50 years to the day the Lions won Celtic’s very first treble.

A Bobby Lennox goal won the League Cup against Rangers on 29 October 1966, before two Willie Wallace goals took the Scottish Cup on 29 April 1967. The treble was completed at Ibrox, when Jimmy Johnstone scored twice to secure the point Celtic required.

Given the 50 years that we have enjoyed since that season, it is unimaginable to believe that this was the first occasion Celtic retained the league title for exactly 50 years. Last doing so with a win at Dumbarton on 7 April 1917.

It has been said here often before, but it cannot be overestimated what Jock Stein and the Lions did for Celtic. The European Cup and nine-in-a-row are merely the headlines. The titles are trophies you have enjoyed since are the substance. The story would more resemble that dark half century without retaining a league, without them.  When the club and New Balance launch next season’s strips later today, they homage they will pay to the men of ’67 is fully merited.

Thank you to all who have sponsored me for the Celtic Foundation. I’m running the Stirling Marathon on 21 May. I know there are a million demands on you but all support is appreciated.

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  1. VFR800 is now a Monster 821 on

    starry plough on 4th May 2017 1:03 pm

     

     

    Which type of car best describes the ole Rangers (IL)

     

     

    Lada Shoite…

     

     

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    Wartburg Knight!

     

     

     

    KTF

  2. Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan on

    Lisbon Update

     

     

    Access to the Estadio Nacional on the 25th May confirmed between 3pm and 5pm

     

     

    More later – in London on business

  3. BABASONICOS71 on 4TH MAY 2017 1:31 PM

     

    Hun cars:

     

     

    Reliant Robbing

     

     

    Deplorean

     

     

    Succulent Lamborghini

     

    —————–

     

     

    We have a winner!

  4. Yesterday’s evidence confirmed something I have posted here on a number of occasions.

     

    That is that the gig was well and truly up when knuckle crunching old school bankers were no longer around to sweep the shit under the carpet.

  5. Tontine Tim on

    QUONNO on 4TH MAY 2017 1:46 PM

     

     

    Yesterday’s evidence confirmed something I have posted here on a number of occasions. That is that the gig was well and truly up when knuckle crunching old school bankers were no longer around to sweep the shit under the carpet.

     

     

    *including the Tradamus Lampada FP fae the Peoples Republic of Brucehill.

  6. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    A slight play on words here

     

     

    A Talbot Moonbeam

     

     

    Hillman Hunter

  7. Hoop hoop Hooray on

    So the manager of the year nominees are out. Last year it was won by warbiola for taking the tribute act up. This year neil lennon isnt even quoted yet jim duffy makes the shortlust…..

  8. 50 shades of green on

    Hun car.

     

     

     

    Chitty chitty bang bang.

     

     

    Made from HUNers of bits of other cars, but wiznae really a car.

  9. Tobago Street on

    Crew neck, wide hoops! Whats not to like!

     

     

    T

     

     

    ps hope it comes in a bigger size . . .

  10. O.G.Rafferty on

    Pay attention you boys

     

     

    James Doleman‏ @jamesdoleman 3m3 minutes ago

     

     

    Stacey notes McGill missed reading a paragraph of the Share Purchase Agreement. Was section defining “insolvency event”

  11. Voted.

     

    Messed about at Bank cos of Power Cut

     

    Shopping.

     

    I didn’t bother with a Beer.

     

    Somewhat Scunnered.

     

    On CQN right now.

     

    BOON on the Telly.

     

     

    Right no one….. I mean no one. is gonna tell me that my day as described so far isn’t much more of an exciting read then when the old huns did 9 nine in a row ?

     

     

    HH