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This guy was the real deal

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I had to smile at Simon Donnelly’s comparison of Henrik Larsson to Kenny Dalglish. Until Henrik came along, The New Dalglish was the reference point for any great prospect. And a few not-so-great ones.

Simon himself was one prominent recipient of this title. Back in 1994 Lou Macari’s Celtic were as bad as we’d been since the 50s when the teenage Donnelly burst onto the scene with five goals in the final 12 league games of the season. He was famously hailed as the new Dalglish, a comparison which was shown to be absurd during the barren season which followed.

When Henrik pitched up in Glasgow in 1997 all those comparisons must have crystallised for Simon. This guy was the real deal.

Although some starts shone brighter than others, both of them played their part in the historic title win in 1998. Celtic fans will never know a time like that again. When Simon, Henrik and friends gather for the Foundation game in May, more than a few of us will recall that titanic season.

On the subject of memorable league title wins…….

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  1. Macjay1, Kitalba, should be given a pass for the Future of CQN.

     

     

    That ain’t ma call.

     

     

    I only spoke to him Briefly but all he was concerned about was the person he was speaking to. You know him better than Me.

     

     

    And HH OLDE Macjay1.

  2. Ireland 0-1 down but biggest surprise to me is how quiet the singing section is in my absence.

     

     

    COYBIG

  3. What is the Stars on

    We are all Gods children Petec

     

    We have nothing to fear from our European brothers and sisters

  4. What is the Stars on 28th March 2017 8:47 pm

     

     

    We are all Gods children Petec

     

     

     

    We have nothing to fear from our European brothers and sisters

     

     

    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

     

     

    You Huvnae said a Truer Word.

     

     

    Awwww Feck it do you wan’t to hear to what I listened to Tonight about CERN in Switzerland?

  5. You Have to do Every thing you can to make Hating Rangers believe in the Forgiving God they were NEVER taught abought.

  6. WHAT IS THE STARS

     

     

    Thank you my Star Crossed European Brother..

     

     

    As a man of good vision and impeccable taste, suave and immaculately tailored I take that as a great compliment!

     

     

    Merkel CSC

  7. If anyone is wondering why Moussa is not in the France squad? I have just watched the first half of the friendly v Spain and the 19 year old wonder kid from Monaco is running Pique and Ramos around the park. Moussa not quite at that level yet.

  8. Iniesta such a genius, should be able to play for another 10 years yet you get the impression he’ll quit soon

  9. petec on 28th March 2017 8:50 pm

     

    Awwww Feck it do you wan’t to hear to what I listened to Tonight about CERN in Switzerland?

     

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    I take it your brother is in Switzerland? Ironic that CERN is there also :O)

  10. the_huddle on 28th March 2017 8:59 pm

     

     

    Iniesta such a genius, should be able to play for another 10 years yet you get the impression he’ll quit soon

     

     

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    I remember the Greatest ever Marvelling about him, Xavi was being the Ultimate Team M8.

     

     

    Xavi Hernandex Every Minute of Every day before Iniesta, he Simon Donnelly in comparison for Moi.

     

     

    The Truth is the Truth.

  11. It’s all Spain in the first half, yet France look like a team that will hit you on the break.

     

     

    Scary to think that this great Spainish era never produced a great striker

  12. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    WHAT IS THE STARS on 28TH MARCH 2017 8:30 PM

     

     

    Fintan`s mentor

     

     

    Stephanie Barczewski

     

    Professor of History, Clemson University

     

     

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    Any idea who or where Clemson is ?

  13. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    WHAT IS THE STARS on 28TH MARCH 2017 8:30 PM

     

     

    Thought I would check Clemson Uni. for myself

     

     

    Year 2017

     

    207th in US college rankings.

     

     

    Maybe Fintan should aim for a source of higher education next time.

  14. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    WHAT IS THE STARS on 28TH MARCH 2017 9:13 PM

     

     

    Mate.

     

     

    You`re too smart to be taken in by this jingoistic little Irelander stuff.

     

    I firmly believe that the vast majority of Brits have a great affection for Ireland and wish her well.

     

    I also firmly believe that the feeling is mutual.

     

     

    Time to move on.

     

    Surely.

  15. the_huddle,

     

     

    Iniesta was more skilled than Xavi, Xavi OWNED every game.

     

     

    Thats the Truth, Rijkaard was so lucky to have Xavi Hernandez to BUILD his team.

  16. Macjay

     

     

    The English have zero regard for no other country, never mind ireland, than England.

     

     

    They still say “England” when they mean Britain or UK. the “little Englander” mentality still waives the rules when it comes to “Johnny Foreigner”

  17. petec on 28th March 2017 9:21 pm

     

     

    If you straw poll CQN- I’d expect Xavi to be higher rated than the Brilliant Iniesta.

     

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    Always love this quote about Iniesta:

     

     

    Iniesta is maturing into the finished article. Aged 27, he now looks ready to fulfil the famous old Guardiola prophecy. When the Barcelona coach first spotted Xavi he said: ‘This kid will retire me’; and when the two watched Iniesta the line was: ‘And this kid will retire us both.

  18. Took less than a minute from the goal being scored for ref to officially signal offside, and award free-kick, having consulted the video ref.

     

     

    Quicker than dealing with opposition players’ appeals in many cases, and worth those seconds to get the right decision.

     

     

    Get it done!

  19. What is the Stars on

    Owen

     

    They ( Farage Johnston May and their Ilk,The Empire Builders as they once were) Dont even have much time for anywhere North of Watford

     

     

    Forget Britain,Forget England,Its The Home Counties that matter

  20. the_huddle on 28th March 2017 9:00 pm

     

     

    petec on 28th March 2017 8:50 pm

     

     

     

     

    Awwww Feck it do you wan’t to hear to what I listened to Tonight about CERN in Switzerland?

     

     

     

     

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    I take it your brother is in Switzerland? Ironic that CERN is there also :O)

     

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    Wasn’t sure to post the lATEST cern stuFF.

     

     

    i tHINK YOU, pOSSIBLy Have.

     

     

    oNE THING THAT MUST BE REALISEDINHO, I might be being fed Lies.

     

     

    Deep jibber jabber