Winning against nearest rivals, Charlie Gallagher, Pablo


I don’t recall having seen us win the league against our direct competitors. Has it happened in the last 49 years? Yesterday’s results at Tynecastle and Pittodrie ensures that a point against Aberdeen on Sunday will be enough to confirm Celtic as 5-in-a-row champions. As it stands, a 17 goal win for Aberdeen would put us under pressure for the last two games of the season…..

This will be the fourth time in Scottish football history 5-in-a-row has been achieved and Celtic’s third. The last time we were here, Hay, Gemmell, Murdoch, McNeill, Johnstone, Wallace, Auld and Lennox did a lot of the heavy work, with youngsters like Macari, McGrain and Dalglish on the periphery of the team. It was a team which would soon embark on considerable change, which is at least one thing they have in comment with contemporary Celtic.

Another member of that Celtic team, Charlie Gallagher, left the club exactly 46 years ago today, after an extraordinary decade. Charlie will be on the blog tomorrow evening from around 7pm, to reminisce on that incredible era, answer questions and give an opinion or two. These are always great sessions, tune in and enjoy.

Five years ago today we lost Pablophanque, the first guy who said, “We need to bring Kano home”. Pablo was one of the few who made Celtic Quick News what it became in the early days. He made many friends here, who miss him still, and a profound impact on our community.

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    Scotland is outwith all the norms.


    A country with an ingrained bias.


    But career paths are easy to read.


    Bad decision with negative impact on Celtic equals mssm and football authorities support and justification with no impact on career.


    Bad decision with pro impact on Celtic equals mssm witch hunt and negative impact on career.


    Declaring themselves as masons would not have any adverse career affects or subject them to scrutiny.


    likewise team they supported after all it would look like we only recruited refs who supported lower league teams.




    God bless you and take care of you.



    My favourite saint is St John Ogilvie.



    He is working on your behalf as we speak.



    I know you will draw great strength from your lovely daughters, one of whom I have met.



    You have been so unlucky, yet your lovely family makes you lucky too.



    Christine was devastated when I told her last night.



    She is praying for a miracle too.



    Jim, you will never ever walk alone.

  3. voguepunter on

    ELDIEGOBHOY on 1ST MAY 2016 5:27 PM



    I was waiting for you to come back on :O)


    Have met you a couple of times(CQN 10 with your lovely Ghirls.)


    Pray all goes well with you .hh

  4. Eldiegobhoy



    Candle lit for you at Sacred heart Cowie this morning . Stay strong mate.

  5. EDB I’m so sorry to hear your news. Puts lots of things in perspective. Stay strong.

  6. An Teach Solais on



    Thanks for your response but where to start to eradicate the institutionalised bias. The brothers are good at covering up for each other and time that the light of truth was shone on their cesspit of condoned corruption and bigotry.


    As Lord Acton once said, “Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely” If the tentacles of corruption are to be shrivelled, then perhaps the place to start is the malign power of the craft. HH

  7. Tontine Tim on

    AKBW1888 on 1st May 2016 12:01 pm


    Saint Stivs



    What were the media reports of these pictured matches like back in the old days? were they like the crap we have to endure nowadays when the Bhoys get a positive result or was it the exact same rubbish?



    *I posted this a few months back in relation tae the Jimmy Quinn incident And the MSM’s role in it:



    Jimmy Quinn was ordered off when according to a newspapers’ report “craig (the deid team full back) was downed. He caught Jimmy who was tearing over him, by the leg, and the latter is alleged to have kicked him in an effort to free himself”.



    When Jimmy was sent off a section of the crowd invaded the park. The game was then stopped and the players ordered to the dressing rooms.



    Once order was restored the MITB tried to restart the game. Celtic refused, Chairman JH McLaughlin although sympathetic with his support in recognising that Jimmy was unfairly dismissed also acknowledged that we were the offenders and conceded the game. Sir Bob was to mirror this almost 60 years later for a similar disturbance.



    The game had hardly ended when one journalist wrote “However, hard it may be on the Celtic club, who have done much to prevent disorderly conduct at their ground, it is hoped that the SFA close it for at least a month”. (Yet today sevco escape censure as they are seen to be trying to silence their “up tae their knees” support).



    At the SFA meeting to deal with the Mighty Quinn it was decreed in the MITB report that he had “kicked and stamped” on craig.



    Jimmy wasn’t allowed to defend himself in person and could only write a letter detailing his side of the event.



    Along with Jimmy’s denial of the charges there was also a letter from craig where he said that Jimmy had neither kicked or stamped on him but that he had “held Quinn by the leg to prevent him getting the ball”.



    The panel on the MITB’s advice that his report still stood then overwhelmingly decided to suspend Jimmy for a month.



    The club in their wisdom and the player had made enquiries on the evening of the game and based on what they found backed Jimmy in his appeal against the suspension and the player asked to be allowed to produce evidence on his behalf.



    The appeal was dismissed and the matter was over as far as the authorities were concerned.



    Celtic and Jimmy were not finished and sued one of the papers over a report they had published. It stated that “a more brutal or uncalled for action, we are glad to say, has not been seen on a football field for many a day”. Another writer for the same paper wrote” craig was savagely kicked in the face by Quinn”.



    We produced a list of witnesses including craig who told the sheriff that as he fell below Jimmy one of his boots came down on his leg. The other boot was coming down when he grabbed hold of it. Jimmy tried tae free himself but never kicked him in the face or stamped on him.



    He also went on to say that 2 of the Celtic players had visited him in his home that night as they had heard reports that his leg had been broken, which they could now see was not true and that he had not been hurt in the slightest.



    Later on that night Wullie Maley visited him and asked him to sign a letter that he had not in fact been kicked by Jimmy (this was the letter that was produced at the SFA hearing) and his mother witnessed his signature.



    The other witnesses included both linesmen, who incidentally were not employed by the SFA but the clubs themselves, the deid team captain and their right back and 3 Celtic players including alec benett who would go on to play for the zombies.



    The MITB restated his finding and further corroborated the newspapers account of the kicking and stamping



    The courts amazingly found the statement slanderous and untrue and awarded Jimmy a shilling in damages but no expenses.



    The sheriff also stated that because they the reporters had been invited by the provision of free seats their criticism was privileged, the opposite was the more likely on the principle that a man who of has paid for his dinner is more free to criticising the cooking than a guest.



    (If you know your history right enough and it seems some at our club don’t as they still allow those who do us harm in print and on the air to eat, drink and watch the games for free).



    Although happy with the outcome both the club and Jimmy were of course not fully satisfied and resented that accusation that he had deliberately used his boot on a player.



    One pleasant outcome was that a public subscription was arranged and a gold watch was presented to Jimmy “in recognition of the bad treatment he had received”.



    Given that some of our support believe what they read or hear you get the feeling that if this happened today they might have believed he did do what he was accused of as “it must have happened it was in the papers”, probably take the watch aff him tae.

  8. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    My thoughts go out to EDB and his family at this time.



    Danny McGrain, now 66, happy birthday. My wife gave birth to our two children at the Queen Mother maternity hospital. One of Danny’s daughters looked after my wife in the ante natal ward in each pregnancy and she was terrific.

  9. Eldiegobhoy


    Make that 2 candles lit in the Sacred Heart Cowie this morning :-)


    With another for those other CQN’rs in need and passed


    Aidenbhoy, you must need a lot of repenting the time you get in to church :-)



    Hail Hail

  10. TheOriginalSadiesBhoy on

    Big Virgil destroying Man Citeh. 4-1 for Southhampton with more to come by the looks of it.

  11. Cowiebhoy



    Haha like getting there early, not like you always one of the last in.

  12. Saint Stivs says SACK THE BOARD on

    I bet PL is hoping vvd and victor get sold on this summer.



    Bonus guaranteed.

  13. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Virgil and Victor playing really well and Fraser has had little to do.



    I like seeing our ex players, especially those playing in England. It reflects well on us. In saying that, I would rather the better ones still played with us.



    What a spine of a team we would have if we still had Fraser, virgil and Victor and Gary Hooper(despite him playing in the championship now) .

  14. Saint Stivs says SACK THE BOARD on

    I watched hoops play for Wednesday yesterday. I thought he was excellent.




    In today’s Scotland on Sunday report of yesterday’s match, it states “Griffiths had a sly kick out at Souttar, who grappled with the striker”. TV evidence shows that that is nonsense.



    The “honest mistakes” will go into overdrive next season. It’s fascinating to me that Sevco haven’t had the hrlp of penalties since they won their division. That will change for a certainty shortly, if need be.

  16. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    If anyone wants an insight into where Scottish football fits in the grand ole scheme of things let them watch



    the Saturday night ‘broadcast’ with P.Maguire, Duffield, Macca and Alan Rough.



    It looks like out takes from the cutting room floorof Albanian TV in the most impoverished depths of the 70s.



    The whole farrago must cost less than a tenner to put on. The ole Ceefax had more impressive production values.

  17. DBBIA



    Agreed. I have seen a few minutes of that and it is one of the most embarrassing things on TV.


    Choice of guests is also embarrassing

  18. Thunder Road on




    Read your news this morning before heading off to work but didn’t leave a post as i felt there was nothing i could possibly say to be of any comfort.


    While driving to work i was thinking about you and was somehow trying to comprehend just what you are going through.


    The cd that was already in the stereo was playing and one of my all time favourite songs duly came on. It normally gives me goosebumps but today it sent a shiver right down my spine because of your post and it is now always gonna be a song that makes me think of you(please be assured it wasn’t a slow dance song before Geordie Munro starts eh?!)


    Anyway, the thing is…….you are in a helluva lot of peoples thoughts and prayers, a lot of them like me that have never met you but have read your words on here and kinda got to know and like you and hopefully knowing those thoughts and prayers are with you can be of some comfort at this time.




  19. ElDiegoBhoy on

    Thank you Thunder Road.



    Wasn’t sure at the time that I was doing the right thing but I’m glad I did.

  20. Saint Stivs says SACK THE BOARD on

    Position Team P W D L F A GD Pts


    Celtic 35 24 8 3 82 27 55 80

  21. Don’t know how feasible it would have been but during the last days of the Third Reich a bid for Davis might have been an idea.

  22. Jobo Baldie on

    El Diego Bhoy –



    I really am the world’s worst for remembering names (both real, and monikers!) and faces but you and yours are in my thoughts and prayers.

  23. It would appear that NL and Paul Lambert are willing candidates for Ronny’s job.


    I have no objection to PL and no particular view on Lambert.


    However, before either was appointed, each has some explaining to do.


    In NL’s case what has now changed since he suddenly upped sticks and went?


    As for Lambert, what has changed in Glasgow since the days when he was apparently unwilling to put his family through the stress of his managing in the city?

  24. Tontine Tim on

    This morning on the subscription channel we had the buddies v sevco. Last week there was sevco v alloa and the following day ICT v kilmasonic.



    Scottish fitba isnae doing itself or the game any favours showing this kind of scheidt tae a foreign audience.

  25. Wish we would stop giving cognisance to the cheats coming up to the SPFL, by calling them by their real name.. Lets call them what they are, not sevco, but Tax Dodgers.. They’re Tax Dodgers, call them that.


    Hail Hail.

  26. Cosy Corner Bhoy on

    Interesting that Chelsea play Spurs on Monday and foxes on last day. Doubt that if they lose to Spurs they will not let Leicester win Can’t have Spurs as champs That said Celtic beat Hearts to lose them the league

  27. Gerryfaethebrig on




    In both cases Celtic suits them now, I love Neil player & manager but for me I want a manager who wants the gig and not just when it suits them

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