When we were kings


Our now-annual defeat against St Johnstone yesterday was a timely reminder of how close to defeat any team can be if they are even slightly off their game.  Despite fighting the urge not to be disrespectful to yesterdays’ victors, they are a poor team, previously without a win, bottom of the league and they had to cancel training during the week due to illness in their small squad.

But, they deservedly beat Celtic.

Kris Commons was a bright light among the largely disorganised looking team structure.  Tony Watt also did well, even if he is still beating himself up for passing up the best chance of the game in the dying seconds, but defensively we were turned over, the midfield singularly failed to control the ball and Gary Hooper looked miles away from scoring his first league goal of the season.

Did we need a sharp reminder of the level of performance required against Benfica on Wednesday?  It looks like it.

When we were kings

Don’t worry too much, a team with Fallon, Gemmell, McNeill, Murdoch, Auld, Johnstone and Wallace were turned over 0-2 at home by Hearts in 1969.  A few days later Eusebio and Benfica, who lost the 1968 European Cup final after extra-time, a year after Celtic won the tournament, walked off Celtic Park having lost 3-0.

Artur Jorge played for Benfica that night.  Apparently he still lurks in the corridors.

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  1. Bloke 109@23:12



    You got one letter incorrect in the boys name and the boy was in fact called Bangura




    Our players will know more than anyone else that they are being cheated every game. I’m betting they are looking forward to having a decent ref in a proper game.



    We have an Excellent young team that has all of its focus on their first CL game. Wednesday should be a brilliant night and if we get the 3 points I feel we can get 2nd place in the group, and that would be sensational.



    23:11 on 16 September, 2012


    Our strikers jump for the ball, foul to them.


    Their strikers jump for the ball, foul to them.




    EXACTLY plus how many times did that wee sleekit r**t Norris give Tade a free kick for sitting down yesterday.








    BT and I are going over on Sunday we may meet up,You’ll get my e-mail from Paul,if you want to drop a line to me.

  5. petec



    I have a good feeling about the game.



    There are a few things that I think will be in our favor.



    The knowledge that we will not be blatently cheated, the crowd, the hunger of the young team.



    And maybe not relevant, but we have a good record against teams from Portugal at home.



    I am not expecting anything. so I won’t be dissapointed.



    I don’t think we will lose, whatever, we are up against the cream, that will do for me.

  6. Petec


    Just one example of refs in Europe and Celtic but I am sure there are many others


    Uefa cup final Mr Lubos Michel was he also part of this great scottish masonic conspiracy against Celtic


    My experience of following Celtic since 65 is that if you can consistently maintain a high standard of play week in week out you win games therfore trophies pure and simple

  7. mickbhoy1888



    I have watched that game quite a few times.


    He could have been fairer.



    Masonic conspiracy, naw, but there were rumours of brown envelopes, and his lack of games after that game lends itself to the rumours being true.



    A bit like the ref who did the France Ireland game, did what was required, never to be seen again.



    And they tell us that fifa and uefa are clean :>)

  8. Bloke 109 @23:20



    Ah well I suppose the burdz in Stockholm are more obliging than the burdz in Glasgow then




    Running out of shillings for the meter so it’s nighty night

  9. CultsBhoy loves being 1st forever & ever on

    Nobody’s panicking yet…but I expect better than yesterday. Tony should be starting these games…..not enjoying downsizing and worry about impact in Europe.

  10. Hi guys, about to buy tickets for the home end for the game in barca. Is it okay picking them up from the ticket stalls at the nou camp ?



    Hail Hail




    It is indeed the way of Celtic. I’d rather be the underdogs on Wednesday as it is easier to run through that brick wall that way. We have something to prove and we also have very hungry young players who want to be playing at this level.



    Success this season is getting into the Europa League after Xmas so the pressure is totally off our players. I think the Celtic Support with it’s incredible leaders, the Green Brigade, will rise to the occasion like never before.



    If we win on Wednesday I can see us getting at least a point in Moscow because we have really good players in our team.



    Have Benfica felt this before http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGm2oS0ulJs&feature=related only we will have 60000 giving it laldy this time.



    Bring them on.

  12. mickbhoy1888



    23:26 on


    16 September, 2012




    Just one example of refs in Europe and Celtic but I am sure there are many others


    Uefa cup final Mr Lubos Michel was he also part of this great scottish masonic conspiracy against Celtic


    My experience of following Celtic since 65 is that if you can consistently maintain a high standard of play week in week out you win games therfore trophies pure and simple





    prior to the game, the MSM were telling us of good friends Michel and Dallas were.



    Dallas was also reported to be very thick with Collina.



    Conspiracy….don’t know,but their is certainly a route to the top of the refs’ tree, and that is to keep in with the people of influence.



    Where is Dallas now?

  13. Lubos two feet



    I believe the nou camp has a number of automated ticket machines wether they will be allowed to be in operation on the night of the game is another matter

  14. petec



    I don’t think the pressure is off, but if they go into the game without the fear of losing, I think it will help.



    Spartak are not a great team, compitent, but that is all.



    The crowd will hopefully blow them away.

  15. The bhoys have a job to do on wednesday night but We the fans must do our job too. BRING BACK THE THUNDER


    goodnight all only 3 sleeps




  16. leftclicktic



    23:24 on 16 September, 2012



    A very nice first touch and a fine strike from Mo Bangura. He looked more at ease there and he probably is an excellent player but was finding Celtic and its size just too big.



    I hope he has an incredible season and comes back full of confidence, as he looked very low on confidence any time he played.

  17. Long time lurker,long time Tim.First Euro game v MTK Budapest 1963. Lifted over (with extreme difficulty) by Alan Brazil’s dad.I was a fat kid.


    60 this May.Now retired.


    SMA 64/70 must be lots of guys me/ know.


    Looking forward to Wednesday will be great. Always loved the Euro nights at Celtic Park.


    We stood behind the middle barrier at passageway 7 in the Celtic end for 5 years and we all went to the Leeds game over 100 of us from the same school.


    is this ringing bells ?


    Hail, hail

  18. Hi PeteC



    Seeing some of that New Age stuff you post I had assumed you had jumped the dyke.



    Now you have confirmed it. The only Christians are Holy Roman Catholic and Apostolic, but I’m sure your intellectual pride can get round that.



    I’ll say a catholic prayer for you. In the meantime use some discernment in your viewing and reading.


    Try Black Legends by John Rao.



    Cast aside your pride.


    There aint no New Age dawning and teilhard du chardin was a masonic agent. Did you know that your other guru Morton William Bill Cooper was a De Molay freemason in his youth and used the connections in his career in the US Navy where he saw a UFo, ffs, a ufo? come on next thing we’ll be seeing David Icke’s lizards.



    If you ask nicely I can point the way for you I’ll leave with this . There are no Babylonian Mysteries they are folk lore, man won’t be transcending to the omega point, all that Djurkieff stuff about peak experiences and sh!t is just that SH!T.



    Start with John Rao. Have a google for Solange Hertz and Paula Haigh these are all you need.



    New Age was the title of as Masonic magazine called New Age in the 1880’s. Yes 1880’s that’s how far they plan ahead.



    HG wells war between the world was not prophetic it’s what the elite have planned and hope for. HG Wells was of the elite.



    George Orwel’s 1984 same again, not prophesy just someone with an insight to the future plans. Eric was one of the elite.



    viva cristo rey

  19. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    Me, I’m no worried about the team, our biggest problem will be which supporters turn up, the extra man or the man down. Recently the home support has been the man down brigade, hopefully the green brigade can drown out the customers.

  20. donpepe


    Did you do Latin or Greek?


    The only bells that are ringing are that I was at SMA 61 – 66.


    At Leeds and missed the goal!



    Nil sine labore CSC

  21. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    Don Pepe







    Listened to the return game on the radio.


    3-0 up from the first leg and we lost it.


    Hard to believe and to take.

  22. 50 shades of green on

    hopefully the green brigade can drown out the customers.




    i know what you mean here Neil



    but when ZADOCS music has faded from our minds on the night,



    the green brigade will still be chanting/singing/supporting.



    and the customers will be once again in awe?? of the magnificent atmosphere created inside CELTIC PARK.



    also 3 pts would help




  23. Nice of Paul to pander to the more mature members of this coterie, whose memories may not be as sharp as they once were.


    I vividly remember Eusebio kicking balls into the Jungle before the game to rapturous applause from the cognoscenti.


    I remember trying desperately to get the score from the return leg and the subsequent games against Fiorentina and Leeds. These stay ingrained in our memories a permanent record of growing into manhood as a Celtic fan.


    It’s not a surprise that I have no recollection whatsoever of the Hearts defeat.


    Likewise Wednesday night will create its own golden memories and the result at Perth will pale into insignificance and consigned to the garbage disposal unit of unpleasant unwelcome recollections.



  24. Out of nowhere tonight as I let the visual valium wash over me I realised how excited I am about Wednesday night v. Benfica, even if I’m just watching it on the telly; it has all the air of a great occasion about it.


    Come On You Bhoys in Green!

  25. Nil sine labore CSC




    That mad place. Ra Mungo…..where my nicotine addiction started in earnest.



  26. Hi guys, lurking for at least 5 years now, just got assword through 2 weeks ago and wasnt gonna bother posting them for fear of being called a hun. God bls you all, 12 years ago i got over for for at least 10 games a season, now Im lucky to make 1. CQN has been such a part of my family and made up how I shaped my day for such a long time now. Sorry if my first post was pissed, but i really love this place. Too drunk to mention names, and a lot of guys on here are incredable! But BRaT, you are probably one of the most incredable writers I have ever had the pleasure to witness or read. As I said totaly pissed tonight so GO EASY!! Hail Hail