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Celtic won the league four times in the 1890s and then completed six-in-a-row between 1905 and 1910.  The league continued during the First World War and we won five out of six titles between 1914 and 1919.

By then, Queens Park had well and truly been supplanted as Scotland’s top team, but there was a great decline in the air.  The 20s brought only two titles, as did the 30s.  The Second World War stopped competitive football for six years, but Celtic’s only league title between 1938 and Jock Stein’s first in 1966, was in 1954.  Three generations of Celtic fans survived on precious few moments of celebration.

Stein changed everything.

Nine-in-a-row!  How this happened is beyond our wisdom to explain but, with the notable exception of the 1990s, which brought a solitary, if beautiful, title, Celtic will this week solidify their position as dominant force for the past half century by winning their 25th title in 48 years.

If it happens tomorrow, the best part of two months before the end of the season, drink it in.  Appreciate it on behalf of the thousands who sustained the Movement during those hard decades.

Seville – The Celtic Movement, is out now:

“After asking us what the green and white uniforms were about and us carefully explaining where we were going and its significance, the girl turned to her partner and suggested that they would maybe take this event in. We left them in blissful ignorance but wondered afterwards what they made of Seville and how it fitted in with their vision of Spain.”


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  1. keith jackson ‏@tedermeatballs 22m

     

     

    Celtic on the brink of celebrating another title. Rangers on the brink of announcing more enormous losses. Interesting 24 hours ahead.

  2. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS .........Praying for our WEE HERO! on

    mickbhoy1888

     

     

    12:07 on 26 March, 2014

     

    bobby murdoch’s curled-up winklepickers ………praying for our wee hero!

     

     

    11:59 on 26 March, 2014

     

     

    You certainly can m8 CDs only taxi doesn’t have any turntable facilities

     

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    I reckon you must have one of them new-fangled taxis then,likes of which we only see in Ayrshire but rarely.

     

     

    Or when I’ve missed my train again!

  3. As much as I want to see them die again much more concerned with us celebrating another title. GLASGOW CELTIC CHAMPIONS ………..

  4. I would love us to have a party tonight but since i’m up ythe road on Saturday I wouldn’t be too diasppointed with a draw the night.

  5. Afternoon Timland from a windy hun free mountain valley.

     

     

    This is for real………….seriously for real.

     

     

    From the union of fanni*s.

     

     

    “The Union of Fans (UoF) is delighted that Dave King has publicly stated his impressive plans for Rangers via a number of newspaper interviews. His vision for the club is extremely welcome as is the personal financial commitment he is willing to make. Like all Rangers fans, Dave King and UoF want to see the club back operating to high standards on and off the pitch and in the boardroom. We firmly believe that the involvement of Dave King is the best chance of those standards being attained in the short, medium and long term.

     

     

    It was clear from our discussions with him last week that the £30m+ Mr King is willing to invest is crucial to take the club back to a competitive level and improve the infrastructure and facilities. The club has been neglected, that cannot continue. Only once this investment has been made will Rangers be able to live within its means, something we all want for the longer term future. Until then Dave King has made it clear he will do what is necessary to get Rangers back to where we belong and where we can be self-sustainable.

     

     

    It is also important that Dave King chose to make his views public to the widest possible range of Rangers supporters by conducting interviews with four different newspapers with a combined readership of over 2M people. There can no longer be any criticism of him only speaking privately to supporters groups, though he has pledged to continue that important dialogue in order that the Union of Fans can keep people updated on events.

     

     

    We would now ask the board to indicate publicly, as a matter of urgency, whether they are prepared to accept Dave King’s offer of massive investment. The ball is firmly with the Rangers PLC board, in particular with Chief Executive Officer, Graham Wallace and Chairman, David Somers. Dave King has put a figure on what Rangers need and has shown his commitment to, and ambition for, the club he has supported all his life. Do Mr Wallace and Mr Somers agree with his figures and if they do, how do they propose to raise this large sum of money without Dave King?

     

     

    These are extremely serious corporate matters, therefore they are matters for the PLC board and not for any small, minority shareholder who is not a member of that board and who has no such high level corporate experience. The corporate reputations of Mr Wallace and Mr Somers now rest on their next move.

     

     

    We also note with dismay that Rangers director Sandy Easdale is continuing to pursue what we consider to be a confrontational and frivolous course of legal action against Sons of Struth. We would ask him to remember what it means to be a Rangers director and act accordingly if he wishes to enjoy the privileges of that position.”

     

     

    This bit is why they are in the state they are in, it’s beyond belief……

     

     

    ” Only once this investment has been made will Rangers be able to live within its means”

     

     

    HH

  6. Bom dia.

     

     

    Thoughts are with wee Oscar and his family. A trying time for all involved. Just you show us, wee man. Just you show us.

     

     

    Meanwhile, back in the trivial world of fitba ……. Dr Jo (the girl who does our CSC video’s) has encountered copyright problems with using certain songs to put her foto/film clips too. So without wanting to start a songs debate, much appreciated if you’d help us come up with a decent songlist of “non controversial” Celtic tunes to put to her videos.

     

     

    PS. Anybody who’s not seen Dr Jo’s efforts, thus far, check them out on our CSC Facebook page – Rio Fergus McCann CSC – The Bhoys from Brasil.

  7. The Kano Foundation Annual Dance 2014

     

    Folks , as you know , our annual dance takes place on Saturday in Radisson Blu in town.

     

    This is not a last minute ticket drive as we are virtually sold out . What this is , is the chance to win 2 tickets to the evening , for free. We’ve got so much from CQN over the years that i’m offering a wee something back (oh , and someone from my table cancelled and i’m not gonna try and flog the tickets at this late notice).

     

    So . for your chance to win , simply predict the score for tonight .Entries will close at half-time .

     

    Predictions to sannabhoy@thekanofoundation.com .

     

    Can someone please try to put this near the top of each page throughout the day ? Thanks

     

    Sanna

  8. Garngad to Croy on

    Cheers Paul67

     

     

    I remember celebrating entry in Europe up at McDiarmid Park circa 20 years ago, I’m gonna enjoy this celebration 10x more.

  9. 25(soon) titles in 48 years?

     

     

    Could, and should, have been 35 were it not for the ‘tainted titles’ of the 1990s and the 2000s.

     

     

    HH the champions!!

  10. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS .........Praying for our WEE HERO! on

    HAPPY HOOPY BIRTHDAY,

     

     

    to

     

     

    SIMONE!!!!!!!!

  11. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS .........Praying for our WEE HERO! on

    Pretty darn sure it wisnae TALLYBHOY who tallied the site!

  12. Have been reading the Seville book again. It is one thing working on it on a computer screen but something else entirely reading the completed book – it really is a joy. BRTH has a story in there that is one of the funniest thing I’ve ever read. It’s a great Celtic book and we hope it will be read on summer holidays etc as the year progresses.

     

     

    Anyway, something occurred to me last night when reading the second half of the book – which is about memories of Seville ten years on and came from posters on here over a few remarkable days in May 2013. Quite a number of the supporters we have quoted in the book haven’t been posting on CQN for a while. Most will no doubt still lurk. So with that in mind I thought I’d post a list of the CQNers who we have featured in the new Seville book, as many of the lurkers may not know that they have their stories in SEVILLE – The Celtic Movement. Apologies for the list!

     

     

    LIVI BHOY

     

    MORNSY

     

    MIDFIELD MAESTRO

     

    THE BATTERED BUNNET

     

    CHAVEZ

     

    BLANTYRE TIM

     

    FISHERMAN

     

    TOMMYTWISTSTOMMYTURNS

     

    MADRARUA

     

    TEUCHTER AR LA

     

    HENRICKS SOMBRERO

     

    GARCIA LORCA

     

    BOBBY MURDOCH’S ANKLE

     

    NORTHBHOY

     

    ESTORILBHOY

     

    YORKBHOY

     

    COWIEBHOY

     

    MOULDY 67

     

    COORSLAD

     

    POGMATHONYAHUN

     

    !!BADA BING!!

     

    ONE MALLOY

     

    TALLYBHOY

     

    MCGRORY1888

     

    ART OF WAR

     

    YORKBHOY

     

    SOUTH OF TUNIS

     

    SUPERSUTTON

     

    31003

     

    BJMAC

     

    A SON OF DAN

     

    TONY DONNELLY 67

     

    ARRANMORE BHOY LXV11

     

    SEVILLE67

     

    MIGHTY TIM

     

    MALEY’S BHOYS

     

    JOHNNY CLASH

     

    TAURANGABHOY

     

    SCOTT MCAULEY

     

    JIMBOB71

     

    DONTBRATTBAKKINANGER

     

    GLASGOWBHOY

     

    L MONAGHAN

     

    STEVIEBHOY66

     

    CONNAIRE12

     

    MONTEBLANCO

     

    MORT

     

    BOURNESOUPRECIPE

     

    WIKI

     

    WEERON

     

    MATT E

     

    MALCEYE

     

    PARKHEADCUMSALFORD

     

    LENN BRENNAN

     

    PRINCE ALBERT KIDD OF HAMILTON

     

    WEET WEET WEET

     

    MARK DERRY BHOY

     

    UNCLE FESTER

     

    THE MIGHTYQUINN

     

    BOOKER T

     

    SAINT STIVS

     

    CITYBHOY

     

    RICHIE

     

    DANNYGALL

     

    JC2

     

    PANDYHANDS

     

    MARGARET McGILL

     

    TIM TANIUM

     

    THE TOKEN TIM

     

    WESTENDTIM

     

    VMHAN

     

    SPARKLEGHIRL

     

    TWISTS N TURNS

     

    BHOYLO 83

     

    DESSYBHOY

     

    JUNGLE JIM

     

    THOMTHETIM

     

    79 CAPS

     

    YORKBHOY

     

    WILLIEBHOY

     

    CORKCELT

     

    MHARK67

     

    LEN BRANNAN

     

    CELBRIDGE CELT

     

    ALLY HUNTERS GLOVES

     

    BANKIEBHOY 1

     

    HAMILTONTIM

     

    TONTINE TIM

     

    MINX 1888

     

    LEFTCLICKTIC

     

    DANNYBHOY07

     

    MARRAKESH EXPRESS

     

    CATMAN

     

    GRETNABHOY

     

    THE MOON BHOYS

     

    50 SHADES OF GREEN

     

    PISTONBROKE

     

    THE BOY JINKY

     

    TOMMYSBHOY

     

    STAIRHEEDDRAMMY

     

    GOOGYBHOY

     

    BURGHBHOY

     

    HOUL YER WHEEST

     

    CAN I HAVE RASPBERRY ON THAT CHAMPIONS LEAGUE ICE CREAM

     

    HUGH BONKLE FAE DALLAS

     

    CHE

     

    WHINHALLKEV

     

    RAPLH WALDO ELLISIN

     

    GINCHER67

     

    TRUTHBEAUTY FREEDOM

     

    JIMMY QUINNS BITS

     

    THE COMFORTABLE COLLECTIVE

     

    BAMBOO

     

    TROON TIM

     

    THE SPIRIT OF ARTHUR LEE

     

    BAMBI

     

    ANDYCOL

     

    DAN

     

    ESTORILBHOY

     

    SALTIRES EN SEVILLA

     

    TIME FOR CHANGE

     

    WGS

     

    CROPPYBHOY

     

    EMUSANOROHAN

     

    PETROVSCHEF

     

    MAJESTIC HARTSON

     

    MURDOCHAULDANDHAY

     

    DOUG C

     

    SIPSINI

     

    PALACIO67

     

    FANADPATRIOT

     

    GEDHED67

     

    EXCATHEDTRA44

     

    SQUIRE DANAHER

     

    EX LUDO

     

    LENNYBHOY

     

    LUCKY CODA

     

    JONNY THE TIM

     

    VOGUEPUNTER

     

    CELTIC CHAMPS ELECT

     

    ALL GREEN

     

    COLOUR BLIND BHOY

     

    GOLDSTAR10

     

    BOBBY RUSSELL

     

    NATKNOW

     

    ADI DASLER

     

    GERALD766

     

    NAKASAMMI

     

    GRANNY MACS BHOYS

     

    PRAECEPTA

     

    ST PATRICKS DAY 1956

     

     

    You can order the book from just below Paul’s post or indeed you can pick it up at Celtic Stores, Waterstones, WH Smith, HMV, Calton Books and other good book shops. It’s special!

  13. a light insanity on

    Connaire , BRTH, Super Sutton and anyone else that I missed on the previous thread: thank you all for your kind words.

     

    Happy Birthday to H.Ts ghirl. :-)

  14. LiviBhoy - God bless wee Oscar on

    Garngad to Croy

     

     

    I remember that day myself. Huge elation leaving the stadium.

     

    To think about it now it was crazy. I think we got into Europe because Dundee United lost. I could be wrong.

     

    Title wins should always be celebrated like it may be the last one you see. That’s the way I view them anyway. I will enjoy a beer in front of the box tonight. Fancy the Hoops to romp home 5-0 and win it in style. Hat-trick for Mr Griffiths.

     

     

    LB

  15. The huns didny die – they dodged a £140 million bullet by, slipping under the radar for 3 years then they’ll be back in the same league as Celtic with a bushy-tailed manager in their dug-out as super salary will be away enjoying the fruitful rewards of his three year mission – getting the huns into the top league again.

     

     

    There will will still be those who refuse to be told, sitting waiting for BDO to pull the trigger.

     

     

    Yeah, just like LNS was going to strip 9iar off them. Aye, right.

     

     

    NFL saying that the huns won’t need to spend £50 mill to catch Celtic, why should they when Derek McInnes has demonstrated, twice in succession that to stop Celtic…mark KC out the game and the Celts are done.

     

     

    Who do you think you are kidding Mr Lennon, if you think the huns are done ?

     

    KTF

  16. Glasgow Celtic Champions, oh oh oh oh oh oh ooooooh

     

    Glasgow Celtic Champions oh oh oh oh oh oh oh!

     

     

    Bring on Title No 45! And nary a tainted one between them!

     

     

    HAIL! HAIL!

     

    Token

  17. LiviBhoy - God bless wee Oscar on

    winning captains

     

     

    Sitting top of the league there! Cheers

     

    The book is superb by the way. I will need to get another copy for my old man. Great father’s day gift.

     

     

    LB

  18. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS .........Praying for our WEE HERO! on

    SANNABHOY

     

     

    Maybe not.

     

     

    Check the end of the previous post.

  19. minx1888 praying for Wee Oscar on

    GCT – I tried to post from the train this morning but I think the fact I had a tear in my eye caused my phone to malfunction! The love and admiration you have for your brother shone through in every word! God Bless

     

     

    BRTH – I’m using the computer so hopefully no malfunctions I’m sure I must have grit in my eye!

     

     

    After the news of wee Oscar last night and the next huge battle he faces, really makes you appreciate every waking minute with your kids. Keep fighting wee ghuy we are all behind you.

     

     

    Happy Birthday Simone Celtic waited to share their party with you!

  20. Paul67,

     

     

    Just penned a wee contribution to your article but it has got lost in cyberspace.

     

     

    I just wanted to concur with your sentiments. As someone who grew up watching our tam winning nothing and being regaled with tales of our winning the “one off” cups, like the Coronatoin one, every league title for me is to be savoured and never to be taken for granted. (Honest mistakes notwithstanding.)

  21. Paul67

     

     

    60’s us. 70’s us 80’s us.

     

     

    90’s financial doping and what put them off the game, them.

     

     

    00’s us…..etc

     

     

    Dominant force in Scotland is the hoops. Period.

     

     

    HH

  22. LiviBhoy - God bless wee Oscar on

    Hi-diddle-dee-dee(tis an actors life for me)

     

     

    We’re doomed!

     

     

    LB

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