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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. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon, supporting WEE OSCAR..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    kayal33

     

     

    12:18 on 26 March, 2014

     

     

    So the king shysters are going to finally publish their audited accounts…….whoopie doo

  2. LiviBhoy - God bless wee Oscar on

    Morrissey the 23rd Viva Resolution 12!

     

     

    Great words from TB.

     

     

    jamesgang

     

     

    I’m forecasting the thunder.

     

     

    LB

  3. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon, supporting WEE OSCAR..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    jobo baldie

     

     

    14:59 on 26 March, 2014

     

     

    Weather you do or not, that is not the question………hahahahahahaha

  4. Winning captains

     

     

    Any rough idea when seville book will be on kindle ?

     

     

    Hoping to move home grom oz next year so trying not to pick up any more hard copies. Have loads here with sadly little time for reading

  5. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    Tommy obviously listening to doc at the cqn evening with those replies….

  6. winning captains @ 12.31

     

     

    Yes in deed I still lurk on a daily basis but tend to read main article only, which I did today again.

     

    My friend, another lurking, just phoned to say I’d been mentioned in your post.

     

    I remember posting my story last year and to hear its made the Seville book has cherred me up no end.

     

    I will have my dearest wife purchase immediately through her PayPal account the later.

     

    Thank you for posting the list otherwise I’d probably never had known.

     

     

    Hope everyone has a fantastic Championship winning evening, I’m heading to The Rock Bar to enjoy with the rest of the Belfast Bhoys.

     

     

    Hail Hail

  7. livibhoy – god bless wee oscar

     

     

    15:12 on 26 March, 2014

     

    Morrissey the 23rd Viva Resolution 12!

     

     

    Great words from TB.

     

     

    jamesgang

     

     

    I’m forecasting the thunder.

     

     

    LB

     

     

     

     

    What did boyd say ?

     

     

    If its in daily record or anyothet rag hopefully someone can get a copy an paste job.

     

     

    Hate clicking into links to them.

     

     

    Section 31 should be reversed onto them rags

  8. Morrissey the 23rd Viva Resolution 12! on

    “No matter what form of Rangers would be in this league Celtic would still be dominant and I’m sure with the players they have they will certainly go on and win a few more titles.”

     

     

    “It would certainly take a lot more than the amount Dave King has mentioned to invest in the football club. If Celtic were able to keep hold of the players who have shown great consistency this season then I think it would take a lot more.

     

     

    “You just have to look and analyse the players Celtic have at their disposal. The team is full of internationals who have been amassed through a fantastic scouting system and great management skills.

     

     

    “They may have to sell them on at a later stage but certainly the value of the current Celtic team would be worth a lot more than Dave King would probably be promising to try and put in at this moment in time.”

     

     

    http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11781/9233345/spfl-former-celtic-skipper-tommy-boyd-denies-rangers-absence-a-factor-in-title-success

  9. LB.

     

     

    I’m with you Fhriend!

     

    Just popped out of a conference and found my cqn10 badge in my jacket pocket. Def put me in the mood for tonight!

     

     

    Like you, I’ll be watching it with my wee Bhoy. Though despite you being a teen bride an’ all I reckon mine’s a bit older than yours. Grand to be a daddy to a Bhoy!

     

     

    HH jamesgang

  10. Used to really like Tom Boyd…..

     

     

    ……now I friggin’ love him!

     

     

    InAPurelyWholesomeFashionCSC

     

     

    HH jamesgang

  11. !!Bada Bing!! on

    gordybhoy64-thanks,booked it last night (£700 cheaper fae Manchester) reviews similar to your own ,transfer time 45 mins ? HH

  12. To all the guys going tonight , do us proud and enjoy yourselves , i hope that rogue supporters from another club dont infiltrate the ranks to cause trouble seeing that there may be a problem with segragation

     

     

    Mon.the hoops whooohooo!!!

  13. !!Bada Bing!! on

    BT- 2 bottles of Peroni (half pints) and he’s needing someone to phone him a taxi :))

  14. Steinreignedsupreme on

    Gordon_J backing Neil Lennon 15:28 on 26 March, 2014

     

     

    “Billy Davies has all of the necessary qualifications for a career in the Scottish media.”

     

     

    I don’t think he has many friends in the media.

     

     

    Of course if he ever gets a job at one of the Rangers Group of Clubs then I’m sure that will all change.

  15. Morrisey

     

     

    “When I first played for Celtic we finished 3rd, 4th, 5th and there was no cry that there was “not a strong Celtic” in the league.” Tom Boyd.

     

     

    That should be repeated every time the players and management get asked about them.

  16. Looking forward to strolling down the street and seeing the hoops clinch another championship title at the home of their Glasgow rivals……

  17. Tic-awtheriteboxes on

    Look at the club crests on Skys Scottish football web page 16 teams Including sevcos. Wonder what they’re alluding to ? (No Dundee)

  18. bournesouprecipe on

    BBC Scotland TV presenter ‘Do you think Rangers will win”

     

     

    Kenny Dalglish the guest pundit “Naw – they’ve no played Celtic”

  19. Catman supports Wee Oscar on

    St Stivs

     

     

    Thanks for the mention in despatches in the Seville book, its a great read.

     

     

    Tom Boyd

     

     

    Fantastic interview – tell them how it really is

     

     

    COYBIG

  20. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon, supporting WEE OSCAR..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    tallybhoy

     

     

    15:39 on 26 March, 2014

     

     

    CORRECT ….. EVERY function I have attended at Celtic Park, Tommy Boyd has been there…… He is a FANTASTIC Ambassador for our great Club, and a ‘proper gentleman’…..also, a very genuine person…… A LEGEND…… !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. My friends in Celtic,

     

     

    Looking forward to tonight, just about to crack the first beer.

     

    There has been a lot of heartbreak on CQN over the last few weeks, hopefully tonight can go a very small way to ease that.

     

    I am forever amazed at the powers of our club and hopefully it can even unite CQN for a short period.

     

     

    One small observation before I go : There has been a lot of political debate over the last few days ( Probably too much and I also plead guilty ). But how can we expect to tone this down when some monikers have been updated to convey a political message.

     

     

    HH. Cumonthehoops.

  22. WOFT , doubt if you’ll see Tommy on SSN to much, what a belter, he was firing Tommy questions, and Tommy was lobbing back grenades, need more x celts with balls like that, yi gotta luv Tommy, woooooo hoooooo, I enjoyed that ;))

  23. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon, supporting WEE OSCAR..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    tonydonnelly67

     

     

    15:47 on 26 March, 2014

     

     

    Anyone got a link to it…?

  24. Bada Bing,

     

    think my transfer was about an hour,but that was with a number of drop offs,

     

    it would only be about 40 mins if you had a private transfer

  25. .

     

    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

  26. Morrissey the 23rd Viva Resolution 12! on

    I’m on my way to Firhill to hunt for a ticket. Wish me luck. If anybody here can source me one, please post in here asking someone to give you my number.

  27. blantyretim is praying for the knox family

     

     

    15:16 on 26 March, 2014

     

    Tommy obviously listening to doc at the cqn evening with those replies….

     

     

    BT, we did have a chat about it, I’m pleased to say he remembered what I told him and repeated it word for word:-)

     

    Clever chap Mr Boyd.

     

    I wonder if he’ll still be talking to me when I right the magazine article?

     

    :-)

     

    Well done Tom, if you’re lurking I’ve got you’re CQN beanie now, I’ll get it to you.

  28. Congratulations to Stirling University FC who have just been crowned UK champions. They beat current holders Loughborough Uni 2-1 in the final this afternoon in Guildford. Well done to all the squad, coaches and support team.

     

     

    Could we see 2 champions crowned today who play in green and white? The omens are good!

  29. leftclicktic We are all Neil Lennon on

    Memo To

     

    McAvennie,walker,provan, burley etc.

     

    Take a leaf out of Tom Boyds book

     

    thatsallcsc