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Those who live on in our hearts never die

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Thousands will gather at Celtic Park and along the funeral cortege route this morning to pay their final respects to Billy McNeill.  My guess is that he will have met most of them at one point in his life.  He was available to at least three generations of Celtic fans.  Hundreds of thousands shook his hand, got an autograph or photo and listened to the great man talk about Stein, Jinky, Paul McStay, Seville or whatever the subject of the day was.

All the greats of the future will not have lived in our communities as kids, or remain here as they grow old.  They will fleet in and out our lives.

When we lost Jock Stein 34 years ago, we knew there would never be another like him.  The same is true of Billy.  We can hope and dream for European greatness again.  Nine-in-a-row will surely be ours soon, but it will never be the same.  There will never be another titan like Billy McNeill.

Those who live on in our hearts never die.

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  1. CELTIC: Bain; Lustig, Simunovic, Ajer, Tierney; Brown, Rogic, McGregor, Forrest, Weah; Edouard

     

    Subs: De Vries, Toljan, Benkovic, Hayes, Sinclair, Ntcham, Burke

  2. Happy to see Weah get a game but the guy hardly got 5 minutes for last month & suddenly he starts for the big one but hey ho as long as he plays well & we get result that’s all that matters.

  3. Celtic line up for May the Force be with you day

     

     

    Cad Bane- Bounty Hunter

     

     

    Princess Lustig

     

    Admiral Gial Ajer

     

    Jozo Skywalker

     

    Emilio Inquisitor

     

     

    Jar Jar (Doesn’t blink) Brown

     

    Callum (McGregor) Maul

     

     

    James Fett

     

    Tom R2D2 Roo

     

    Scott Skywalker

     

     

    Organa Edouard

     

     

    managed by Xamuel Lennon

  4. Jobo – Sorry to hear that Time – I knew something was fishy about it.

     

     

    Deeeelighted to see the OdsoTimo Hurricane about to hit the North East coast.

     

     

    Win it Today please Celtic.

  5. onenightinlisbon on

    CORKCELT on 4TH MAY 2019 11:29 AM

     

     

    Re Weah. Totally agree. Wanted him to start a game for ages, Neil decides not to and then plays him after so little game time.

  6. Me and my mates waiting on my bhoy to walk down to pub, he drinks in there with his mates as well.

     

    How could he not have been up at 7am like me and ready since 9am??

     

     

    He is So laid back it’s incredible, I am like a highly sprung coil, raring to go.

     

     

    D. :)

  7. Hunderbirds are Gone on

    Big “Rambo” McInally on SSN. Explaining to everyone that Eddie Howe has it hard in England for Budgetary reasons. Clown.

     

    ?⚽️

  8. Hunderbirds are Gone on

    CORKCELT

     

    Dinnae burn the sausages on the Grandaughter’s first Communion whatever ye do.

     

    Familywrath CSC

  9. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    Hopefully Weha is in because his training makes him impossible to leave on the bench

  10. I do not like the new kit. More like a f’ing golf top than a football kit. Why doesn’t someone in a position of authority at Celtic FC tell the kit manufactures not to mess with the Hoops. We have to suffer some god awful away kits but the home kit should be sacrosanct. Unbroken hoops please.

  11. Good morning from a damp and misty eastern seaboard.

     

    Time to wrap up this title and send the reserves out next weekend

  12. For todays game I shall mainly drinking a very pleasant Aussie Shiraz.

     

     

    Come on Celtic

  13. Crocker says we have been “crawling towards the finish line”. Unbeaten in 15 since the turn of the year and have opened up a 9 point gap.

     

     

    Can anyone explain how that is crawling?

     

     

     

    KTF

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