Looking the Lisbon Lions straight in the eye


It has been an emotionally charged week for the players and focus around the club will be on weighty matters of history, of what we are all about. You can be sure, however, that Derek McInnes and his Aberdeen players have only one thing on their minds.

Aberdeen can win the Scottish Cup on Saturday. They need to play at their very best, and will need Celtic to perform as they did earlier in the competition against St Mirren, but 90 minutes passes quickly at Hampden, and you and I both know to take nothing for granted.

No one is going to drink in the celebrations of 1967 more than me, but we have won only two trebles since then. The current team deserve every inch of preparation possible. They are already one of the great Celtic teams, with an undefeated treble they can look the Lisbon Lions straight in the eye.

CQN presents Lisbon Lions and wives, Greenock Celtic Supporters’ Club, Friday 26 May 2017

The Lions were paraded on a coal lorry when they reached Celtic Park on 26 May 1967.  We have a coal lorry, we have the Lions. This will be an incredible event.  There’s also a live band.

Admission by ticket only, get yours here.  They will be posted until tomorrow or collected at the door thereafter.




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  1. I’m sure Brendan will have the players completely focussed for Saturday. I expect Celtic to show a high level of intensity in the Cup Final, as I believe Brendan and the players really, really want this.



    Let’s face it, this season could be the absolute pinnacle of some of the players’ careers.

  2. Hunderbirds are Gone on

    Previously posted after the announcement of this thread…..







    You don’t count as regards your Sky subscription.




    You gain exemption from any bhoycot as you are a key worker. You are designated essential personnel, keeping Celts everywhere in the World informed about the state of games, who for one reason or another cannot get the news any other way.





  3. Morning all.



    …from Italy, not Lisboa unfortunately.



    Any hangovers this morning?




  4. Lovely lisbon morning …




    Away for a wee wander …might do a bus tour of the city…


    Jock Stein t shirt on …






    Up the hoops

  5. Just get the job done!!!!



    All the best to the Lisbon pilgrims… enjoy!




  6. Gooooood Morning CQN :-)


    On the plane at Liverpool, lots and lots in Green and White on this flight




    In the Heat of Lisbon


    The fans came in their thousands :-)



    Hail Hail

  7. Hunderbirds are Gone on




    On many occasions, you have been my saviour, enabling me to Follow games.



    I like nothing better than settling down in a comfy Xorner, enjoying your excellent prose as the foals fly in ;-)

  8. BIG JIMMY on 24TH MAY 2017 9:24 AM


    JAMESGANG on 24TH MAY 2017 7:37 AM



    So wish I was in Lisbon





    My only solace was Hamiltontim’s comment at the weekend that his solitary pilgrimage touched him more than any other could.





    Hopefully soon I can follow in these footsteps of giants. The Lions and the Celtic family…..





    Big Jimmy.




    Sorry to burst your nicotine bubble bro but the combined taxes paid on tobacco do not cover the costs to society in terms of healthcare, chronic illness, accidental fires and loss of earnings and productivity.





    the only ones who actually profit from your tabs are the tobacco companies





    HH jamesgang




    JAMESGANG…I have to disagree mate, and here’s why….



    a) i don’t receive “Healthcare”.



    b) I usually don’t start “Accidental Fires”…and any I do come across any, I tend to throw a bucket of water over it, without much cost to the Tax Payer, cos I pay Council Tax.



    c) I have no dealings with “Earnings”…lost or otherwise.



    d) I am certainly NOT “Productive”, so that.s that wan booted oot the park.



    e) “Chronic Illness”, now I will give you that one, so therefore since I have paid Income Tax on Beer and Tobacco for approx 47 years….not including ALL the Income Tax on any income…by my arithmetic…Any Brit Government MUST owe me money ?




    As I see it, any Taxes that I pay on Beer and Tobacco, has nothing to do with “Helping Society”, all I have to concern myself is ……myself.




  9. Pilgrims, the Cervejeria Trindade up high in the Bairro Alto, is worth a visit for drink/food, and a great atmosphere in a former monastery.




     Beer sold in litre glasses, and they have a dark beer (cerveja preta) there. Funicular at Praça Restauradores takes you up to some great views before you get to the Trindade.





  10. kikinthenakas on

    The Lisboa diary..



    What a great day on the drink yesterday…much hilarity with Oldtim holding centre stage and both of us tanning the port here in Lisbon.


    Many daft things..me leaving my phone in the taxi..the driver bringing it back because he loves Celtic he wouldn’t take a tip but came for a beer. Malorbhoy asking me why his safe wasn’t working in his room..eh because it’s the electric box!!…pog eating big an tearnans dinner when he was blootered despite him saying he wisnae hungry..n me n Oldtim driving about in a tuk tuk singing Celtic songs..there’s probably a lot more but too pished to remember. Ding ding round 2.

  11. Thanks for a great night to all the bhoys, the crack was magic.


    Staggering to breakfast now,


    Chucky, the rose ended up in a glass of water.


    Bmcuw, hope to catch your dad today.


    Crc, lions roar and thunder road catch you tonight.


    Lisbon is green and white.

  12. ACGR, OneMalloy, PhyllisD, skyisalandfill, murdochauldandhay, barrowbhoy, palacios and many many more on this flight have said see you all in about 3hrs :-)


    Hail Hail

  13. Hunderbirds are Gone on

    Sky reporting this…



    Police Scotland investigate Celtic display during Hearts game


    Last Updated: 23/05/17 6:51pm



    Some Celtic fans lit flares in the 67th minute of their game against Hearts


    Some Celtic fans lit flares in the 67th minute of their game against Hearts


    Police Scotland says it is carrying out enquiries after flares were lit during Celtic’s weekend win over Hearts.



    A section of the home crowd unfurled a huge banner and lit flares in the 67th minute, in tribute to the 50th anniversary of their 1967 European Cup win.



    A Police Scotland statement read: “We can confirm that enquiries are being carried out following the Celtic v Hearts game at Celtic Park on Sunday 21 May 2017 where pyrotechnic devices were set off during the match.





    Presumably, at the end of the trial period, some sort of licence/safety certificate will have to be issued to allow the safe standing section to become permanent, or even be extended.



    Sometimes I think we make it easy for our enemies and detractors.




  14. To all those selfish CQNrs who are on their way to, or who are already in Lisboa, drinking in the sun…please refrain from GLOATING to other CQNrs who aren’t in Lisbon, but who are left stranded at home, wherever that may be ?



    To openly Gloat on here to your once Celtic supporting mates, is simply unacceptable behaviour.


    I will insist that the MODs on here take the appropriate actions against these selfish gloaters, on their return ( If they do indeed return ?)



    I demand to know who these people are..? what’s their names ? I want action by the MODS to be swift and painful.


    Remember the 11th Commandment….” Thou shall not boot your fellow CQNrs left at home in the Feckin Goolies, every feckin 10 minutes” !


    If this behaviour continues, there will be Repercusitions, once you have all sobered up on your return !




  15. Good morning CQN



    Nine of the Sevco select been told to find new clubs, add this to the loanees going home, it looks like Pedro has a ground up job to do.



    Wagman, Windass, Garner and McKay among the BOGOF



    Great to be a Tim

  16. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Hunderbirds- a bhoy i know was talking to guys in the Safe Standing Area after the game, some around them getting minor burns from molten plastic, and clothes ruined by these idiots who light flares.The area was specifically created by the Club, some need to grow up and learn some manners.

  17. Kittoch



    Peter Piggybank, March 2017



    “For us this is the best squad in Scotland, we are going to work with the best squad in Scotland, so we just need to give them that confidence.”



    Obviously the best simply not good enough!

  18. VFR800 is now a Monster 821 on

    MATS NILLOC on 24TH MAY 2017 2:00 AM


    I’m one of the fortunate who has a ticket for Saturday – I eagerly look forward to the treble.




    In light of recent tragic events, let’s hope we are not let down by the minority’s songbook – fingers firmly crossed.






    Just for you:












    I think you may very well find the majority joining in on Saturday!




  19. VFR800 is now a Monster 821 on

    Word of The Day (Inspired by those in Lisboa)



    pilgrimage /ˈpɪlɡrɪmɪdʒ/ 





    1. a journey or long search made for exalted or sentimental reasons


    2. any long journey, especially one undertaken as a quest or for a votive purpose, as to pay homage:


    3. a journey, especially a long one, made to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion: 


    4. Islam.


    a. the Pilgrimage, hajj. 


    b. ʿumrah. 




    5. (intransitive) to make a pilgrimage 



    Word Origin and History for pilgrimage




    late 13c., pelrimage; from pilgrim + -age and also from Old French pelrimage, pelerinage “pilgrimage, distant journey, crusade,” from peleriner “to go on a pilgrimage.” Modern spelling from early 14c.





  20. Cowiebhoy – looking forward to seeing you and the Bhoys tonight. Scorchio here Cascaise today; a braw place to nurse a hangover:) The place will be rocking tonight’s dinner.





  21. VFR800 is now a Monster 821 on

    !!BADA BING!! on 24TH MAY 2017 9:59 AM


    VFR- that clown is always best ignored.




    I know but it’s a wee bit of fun putting up some choons for him.



    BSR there should be a hyphen between multi and monikered I would suggest; or you could just use pissant. :>)




  22. BSR, i can try throwing it, but, probably best if i take it along tonight if that’s not too latep

  23. VFR800 IS NOW A MONSTER 821


    A slightly late Happy Birthday


    Enjoy the Cup Final on Saturday!!!!!!

  24. BABASONICOS71 on

    Bom Dia pessoal.


    Like to wish all the lucky Lisbon trippers a safe journey and wonderful experience when there.I’m like other non-travellers in being a tad envious.I’m sure a great time will be had by all.


    Special mention for BRTH,tremendous effort on behalf of the fellow tims travelling to Lisbon,selfless stuff.Well done that mhan.




  25. Been a long time since I’ve posted but thought it worth dropping a note to say that’s another one just touched down in Lisbon via Madrid



    Hopefully see some familiar faces over the next few days…



    Hail Hail

  26. Bateen Bhoy,


    It was great to see Old Tim yesterday and hope he isnae too sore after his wee Stunt man fall at Henneseys

  27. We all sing about in the heat of Lisbon,but jeez our Bhoys played in this heat and wiped the floor with Inter. Truly awesome. Forever grateful.


    VFR at 10:01 – How long have you been saving that one for???

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