What Stein got wrong in Lisbon


Jock Stein didn’t get it all right in Lisbon 50 years ago. He told his players Inter’s weak point was their goalkeeper, Giuliano Sarti, who passed away within the last day, aged 83. How wrong could he be? Sarti played the game of his life, resisting Celtic for an hour, and then keeping his team in the game until the end.

Inter’s famed defensive structure was unable to adapt to Celtic’s ability to create space, but a combination of Sarti and the woodwork kept the scoring down. Twice the keeper benefited from the West German officials, once when he stretched behind to claw the ball out of the net, and once when he grabbed Willie Wallace legs inside the six-yard box.


Sarti was Inter keeper throughout the Grande Inter period, when they twice won the European Cup and Serie A title. He earlier won the league with Fiorentina, as well as the Cup Winners’ Cup.

Great, though he was, he was no King Canute, and could do nothing about Big Tam’s tidal wave, which changed the course of football.




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  1. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on




    Your mass and blessing at Fatima added greatly to the experience


    Thank You and God Bless

  2. I swore I wouldn’t comment again about oldco and their demise. However, having watched both STV, BBC and in particular Mark Daly it is clear that there is one person to blame and as the Court concluded it was not Whyte. Johnston fudged his thoughts when asked about Murray. In God’s name, the man that had most Journalists in his back pocket, that had Bankers eating out of his hand, multi million pound empire and who said in 2006 that he would only sell oldco to someone like minded and who had the interests of the now murdered institution did not have the foresight or resources to find out Whyte was skint…aye right, I’ll crack the jokes. Murray new exactly what he was doing, he offloaded them to save himself, gluttony.


    Regan, lol…taking advice on whether to pursue Whyte for £200k and he will not darken the doorstep again of Scottish Football…as I said, I’ll crack the jokes. One man to blame for bringing Whyte to the table, you don’t need to guess, I’ll tell you, Murray!!


    The thing is Murray tried to cover his tracks and will argue there was financial gain for MIH, our problem is getting Murray to Court.


    His title stripped and their titles stripped, nothing more, nothing less.


    Keep the Faith!


    Hail Hail!

  3. Ooops: The thing is Murray tried to cover his tracks and will argue there was NO financial gain for MIH, our problem is getting Murray to Court.


    Keep the Faith!


    Hail Hail!

  4. Bada


    You sure, the same paper pulled Phils book, if they do have CW’s story they will sanitise it

  5. Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan on

    Good Evening One and All.



    And so it comes to pass that Mr Craig Whyte, mythical self-made Billionaire, was found not guilty of all charges by a Scottish Jury.



    I predicted to some on here weeks ago that Whyte would not only be acquitted but that he would lead absolutely no evidence in his defence as there was enough evidence in the Crown case itself to instigate a reasonable doubt in which case the accused must be acquitted.



    What I could not predict was the ineptness and downright failure of some of the crown witnesses who could neither remember what happened when nor what was actually important or material at the time.



    What did become clear is that from 2009 onwards David Murray was desperate to sell Rangers. One poster on here used to swing a golf club with Murray’s finance men and their repeated advice to him was to ditch Rangers as it was always going to end in tears.



    It is advice he ignored until it was too late.



    The evidence surrounding the share sale and purchase agreement made for excruciating reading for a professional. The wording of the document was most bizarre in some places — so bizarre and meaningless that someone, somewhere with a law degree must have thought “This is cobblers!”



    The whole data room disclosure process was a farce and it was blatantly obvious that Whyte was borrowing from Ticketus.



    Murray was in trouble and remains in trouble. He is not the establishment pet that some would have you believe. Far greater establishment figures consider him a chancer and a rogue with whom they don’t want to share the same air.



    However, the most substantial and stupid squirrel of the day goes to Stewart Reagan who, in absolutely no knee jerk reaction at all pronounced that he was going to take legal advice about pursuing wee Craigy Baby for unpaid fines etc.



    Oh really?



    Good try at getting the press to focus on this aspect of the days events as opposed to analysing what has just taken place.



    For the avoidance of doubt, If Whyte was nade BANKRUPT IN 2009 Then you can stick Reagan and his fines where the sun don’t shine because if you are made bankrupt then all your debt dies with you and there is no legal way of recovering any money and in my opinion and Regan should know that.

  6. BRTH


    Dont know if you read it, Regan has got a gig at UEFA,I dont know if it is full time and he will be leaving the SFA.


    No wonder football is in the state it is in.

  7. Morrissey the 23rd on

    “I am pleased to have been given the chance to represent UEFA on this new board, which will deal with the business affairs of UEFA’s competitions, including the Champions League and the Europa League,” Regan said.

  8. Delaneys Dunky on




    Dallas and Collina running ref dept. Now Regan running business affairs at EUFA. What is RC Ogilvie EBT up to? Parcel of rogues!




    There ye have it Scottish Football is just a stepping stone for Regan and his cronies to UEFA…



    Aye Stewart here’s the deal, you come in and sort it for the huns to get away with murder and yer cushy UEFA job awaits you..



    Stinking Minging, Boufing,Hoaching, Scottish fitbaw

  10. GuyFawkesaforeverhero on

    Brogan, Hogan, Trevino and Rogan on 6th June 2017 9:35PM



    Yes sums you and him up, “…One poster on here used to swing a golf club with Murray’s finance men….”



    That poster didn’t ditch Rangers till it was too late. What a shame for the hun.

  11. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    Ye olde huns move ra goalposts again.


    Is there anything they cant get away with?


    Fecking sick of the cheating bigots




  12. Delaneys Dunky on




    Corrupt as feck. They don’t care that we know that fact. Hun Euro licence is sacrosanct. Protected and supported by UEFA’s top masons.

  13. Margaret McGill on

    Let’s assume Paul McBride was murdered in Pakistan and work backwards.




    The clues are all there

  14. Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan on

    GuyFawkesaforeverhero on 6th June 2017 10:00 pm



    Sorry but you have lost me there.

  15. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Reagan is a placeman for the huns , and UEFA, they will have to pay millions to clubs stiffed in Euro Comps the huns contaminated as they shouldn’t have been given a licence, he’s getting his reward

  16. THE EXILED TIM on 6TH JUNE 2017 10:06 PM





    It’s a stick on he was murdered.






    Because he was about to prove the moon landings were a hoax.

  17. Margaret McGill on

    ERNIE LYNCH on 6TH JUNE 2017 10:08 PM



    Don’t you mean moonbeam landings?

  18. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    Ernie Lynch



    Its all your fault we got shafted by the huns.


    We were all too busy arguing with you, that we never noticed till it was too late:)




  19. Delaneys Dunky on




    Cheating and manipulation of facts are drummed into them at the Shipmates then BB then OO parades. T2 summed them up to a tee. The non orange world are pissin ourselves in laughter at the neanderthals and their 17th century mindset. May they rot in hell!

  20. Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan on

    Connaire 12



    Saw your post and I will e-mail you in the morning.







  21. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on




    Hows it going comrade:)


    Dont worry….wait till im the new first minister.


    Im guillotining every one of the feckers:)




  22. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on




    Things are building to a ‘Critical Mass’……then, its blast off:)




  23. Goooooood Evening CQN


    Have I missed anything today :-)


    I know it’s now less than 36hrs until the transfer window opens to clubs spending money on buying new players



    Hail Hail

  24. Delaneys Dunky on




    How do I vote to make you first minister on Thursday?


    Corbyn? Who I intend to vote for, he has the soul of a true Labour man.

  25. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on




    Im voting for Jeremy, good socialist manifesto.


    Im next in line:)




  26. GuyFawkesaforeverhero on

    Brogan, Rogan, Trevino and Hogan on 6th June 2017 10:06PM



    Not the first time that’s been said to me on this blog.



    Murray’s finance team said repeatedly to a golfing poster here, “…ditch Rangers as it was always going to end in tears.”



    The above good advice was ignored by a CQN poster until it was too late.

  27. glendalystonsils on







    Things are building to a ‘Critical Mass’



    Don’t mention Mass in case there are huns lurking. have they no suffered enough!?-))

  28. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on




    As you know….The cheating bigot morons, have not suffered, YET:)





  29. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on




    You were all over it, and not for the lack of trying.


    If only our ‘custodians’ had the same balls.


    I salute you.