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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. What is the Stars on

    Ireland beaten 1 0 by Iceland

     

     

    Only one goal and one letter between the teams

     

     

    O’Neill Out

  2. the_huddle,

     

     

    You see a different player.

     

     

    You see Iniesta the Highly skilled player.

     

     

    I see Xavi the Ultimate Team Player.

     

     

    I’ll Always say that Xavi Hernandex iz the Greater Player.

     

     

    ;))

     

     

    Let’s get this Jibber jabber Rocking about CELTS.

  3. WITS

     

     

    To true. My boss is an English guy and even he was glad to read that the bill to withdraw right of permanent residency to EU citizens after Brexit had been defeated. The arrogance of it, going into complex negotiations on your country’s financial future and you threaten the citizens of the very economic bloc you wish to trade freely with.

     

     

    Suppose they should be grateful that “England” is prepared to sell them all those Japanese and Korean cars they build.

  4. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    Video ref seems to be working well in the France-Spain game. Hasn’t added half an hour to the game time as predicted by some!

     

    Mind you I’m sure the SFA could have found one that would have – ahem – “missed” the Meekings handball!

  5. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    OWEN on 28TH MARCH 2017 9:24 PM

     

    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”

     

     

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    Disappointing that you feel able to generalise about the English in such an uncomplimentary way.

     

     

    England is a multicultural country .

     

    Millions have come.

     

    Millions more are trying to enter.

     

    Why would that be ?

  6. Great use of technology in France v Spain.

     

    Second goal by Spain deemed offside by linesman.Is he Scottish?

     

    Ref chats on mic to video room and correctly gives the goal.

     

    The SFA have announced that they will rush to implement by 2100 or earlier if the rangers three win the SPL.

  7. What is the Stars on

    Owen

     

     

    I got into the habit of listening to BBC Radio during the day over the last year or so ( self employed so I like having the old radio going in the background)

     

    Some of the discussions about Brexit are interesting,plenty of decent sensible people who can see it for the nonsense it is,but also plenty of old retired wing commander types ( and their less articulate batmen/butler types) who basically say things like “they need us more than we need them etc”

     

     

    Anyhow my wife says its the ole West Brit in me coming out that has me tuning in to “Mainland” radio

  8. MACJAY@9-44pm

     

    in the case of Aricans maybe to escape the havoc and poverty that are a result of colonialism and empire building?

  9. Unbelievable that this Spanish team haven’t won the last couple of major tournaments, they play football that is head and shoulders above any other world team.

  10. 38 seconds for that correct decision to be made, even quicker.

     

     

    Practice makes perfect!

  11. !!Bada Bing!! on

    beatbhoy on 28th March 2017 9:32 pm

     

     

    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.

     

     

    With the amount of time wasted by cheats and divers, the time is nothing, you need the right decision, not a quick decision.The SFA will have a statement ready in the morning, saying it will be too expensive, Stuart Dougal being dusted down as we speak.HH

  12. In other news, was talking to my wee sis, not Dena as she is my big sis but wee compared to me if you get my drift, and it seems her son entered the Celtic mother’s day competition describing his “mother and son” experience at Celtic Park and won two tickets to the Kilmarnock game. Now the fun begins trying to get there, busses are full, the ferry and flight prices are outrageous but she is determined to get there.

  13. owen on 28th March 2017 9:52 pm

     

     

    In other news, was talking to my wee sis, not Dena as she is my big sis but wee compared to me if you get my drift, and it seems her son entered the Celtic mother’s day competition describing his “mother and son” experience at Celtic Park and won two tickets to the Kilmarnock game. Now the fun begins trying to get there, busses are full, the ferry and flight prices are outrageous but she is determined to get there.

     

    …………………………………………..

     

     

    Awesome NEWS.

  14. MACJAY1 FOR NEIL LENNON on 28TH MARCH 2017 9:44 PM

     

     

    Absolutely spot on again.

     

     

    In this new PC world , just when does degeneration of a nation become racism.

     

     

    HH to you .

  15. !!Bada Bing!!

     

     

    Not forgetting that the “delay” will disrupt the flowing, ball player-protecting game the SFA have been encouraging over so many years!

  16. My Mum and Dad have Holidayed in England since I was a wee guy.

     

     

    They urnae daft, Never been wealthy, none of us have been.

     

     

    Christmas cards all the Time.

     

     

    Imagine Yaya Toure @ CELTIC.

     

     

    I Believe him when he talks about a CARD.

  17. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    FAN-A-TIC on 28TH MARCH 2017 9:48 PM

     

    MACJAY@9-44pm

     

     

    in the case of Aricans maybe to escape the havoc and poverty that are a result of colonialism and empire building?=

     

     

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    By the Germans , Dutch , Belgians ,French , Spanish or Italians ?

     

     

    Or as part of the British and Irish empire ?

  18. Jeez Paul Ince needs to eat a bag of d***s – in his world, despite being proven wrong he believes tonight’s game should’ve ended 1-1 rather than 2-0.

     

     

    The guy is prime for an SFA position

  19. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    Paul Ince moaning about a goal that shouldn’t have stood being disallowed as it takes away the arguments.

     

    Just waiting for him to say how pleased he is that the Maradona handball goal was correct to have been awarded…..

  20. Macjay

     

     

    Way back in the mists of time I was doing an Open University history course and one of the first things our tutor pointed out was the continual use of “England” in place of “Britain” in historical documents like memoirs, newspapers and movies.

     

     

    One example is the movie “The man who never was” about Operation Mincemeat. The leading character tells the grieving family of the corpse they need that he would be doing England a great service, the father replies “my son was a proud Scotsman”

     

     

    Tell you what, you stop telling lies about Ireland and the Irish and I will stop telling the truth about England.

  21. Celticrollercoaster supporting @WalkWithShay on

    Good Evening fholks

     

     

    Not been online much, due to work to be done for Wee Shays Green Raffle Army. Lots to do.

     

     

    Took a wee break tonight and watched the heartbreaking documentary on Rio Ferdinand losing his wife of 34 years and how he is coping with bringing up his young kids.

     

     

    God Bless Rio and all that has lost partners or kids.

     

     

    HH

     

     

    CRC

  22. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    GREENPINATA on 28TH MARCH 2017 9:55 PM

     

     

    Thanks.

     

    I really wish that the current formidable political problems be addressed rather than a lurch back to all the crimes of the past .

     

    Particularly amongst we Tims.

     

    Who have so much to celebrate.

  23. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    OWEN on 28TH MARCH 2017 10:05 PM

     

     

    In fact , the ” Man who never was ” was a Welshman .

     

     

    ” Lies ” ?

     

    Perhaps time to call a halt.

  24. Almore

     

     

    It wasn’t Dena it was one of our other sisters. All my sisters are wee, but three of them are my big sisters. I have one who is not only wee but also my wee sister. I do hope that this clarify so things.

     

     

    yesministerCSC

  25. I really don’t like the SNP and I especially dinnae have Time for the Greens but if they get More Help and Money for Scotland… I’ll be happy.

     

     

    Gambling. Who am I to question? ;))

  26. What is the Stars on

    Anyway

     

    Enough of this political bickering

     

     

    Who has the nicest legs

     

    Nicola or Teresa ?

     

     

    What a choice

     

     

    Take My Mother in Law CSC

  27. Macjay

     

     

    I said in the movie, not in reality. My point still stands.

     

     

    However it serves no purpose to keep flogging the subject so last on it from me.

  28. Celticrollercoaster supporting @WalkWithShay on 28th March 2017 10:08 pm

     

     

    Good Evening fholks

     

     

    Not been online much, due to work to be done for Wee Shays Green Raffle Army. Lots to do.

     

     

    Took a wee break tonight and watched the heartbreaking documentary on Rio Ferdinand losing his wife of 34 years and how he is coping with bringing up his young kids.

     

     

    God Bless Rio and all that has lost partners or kids.

     

     

    HH

     

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    RIO is very BRAVE. I don’t think I want to watch the movie. I get so emotional @ the best of Times.

  29. Owen: Apoligies(SP). I call my tallest brother my ‘wee bro’ cos he is the youngest

     

     

    If your sister is anything like Dena, (and I’m sure she is) she totally deserves it.

  30. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    Bolivia 2 Argentina 0

     

     

    Me gusta.

     

    ( En espanol , gracias a los colonistas espanoles )

  31. What is the Stars on

    Macjay

     

     

    Dont get me started on dem bleedin Spanyards and der flipping Armada

     

     

    Still havent forgiven them for letting us down at Kinsale !!!!!