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Winning against nearest rivals, Charlie Gallagher, Pablo

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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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  1. WeefratheTim on

    Just logged in to say…….

     

     

    El Diego Bhoy

     

     

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this terrible time. Stay strong my fhriend. HH

     

     

    Just logging put again. HH

  2. GERRYFAETHEBRIG on 1ST MAY 2016 7:20 PM

     

    Quonno

     

     

     

    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

     

     

    Won’t argue with that.

     

    That is why we should be seeking to appoint someone soon and not be nannying about waiting for someone like Moyes to make up his mind if nothing he considers better turns up.

  3. Thunder Road on

    Quonno and Gerryfaethebrig

     

     

    With those champs league qualifiers looming, it needs sorting asap……i cannae help reading between the lines with Lambert’s sudden departure from Blackburn.

  4. BIG-CUP-WINNERS on

    Honestly guys, we are imagining this n that, assuming this and assuming that. We neither know what is in NFL’s or Paul Lambert’s mind then, now or in the future.

     

     

    Nor do we know what the club is planning, assuming their is a plan of course :-)

     

     

    If either is appointed, they should receive our backing unreservedly.

     

     

    Anything else…… well it’s counter-productive.

  5. Gerryfaethebrig on

    Quonno

     

     

    I think the manager is already done and dusted (don’t know who) but think it’s a straight 3-way choice Moyes, Rodgers or Lambert & Henrik, the Euros rule out the O’Neills & Keane, not sure who I would prefer but don’t really care as long as they get the players playing

  6. Gerryfaethebrig on

    Thunder Road / Big Cup Winners

     

     

    Agree with both of you, I don’t care who the manager is I just want the under performing players to have a manager that gets them performing

  7. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    “I don’t recall having seen us win the league against our direct competitors”

     

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    2005-06 Paul (v Hearts)?

  8. GERRYFAETHEBRIG on 1ST MAY 2016 7:38 PM

     

    Quonno

     

     

     

    I think the manager is already done and dusted (don’t know who) but think it’s a straight 3-way choice Moyes, Rodgers or Lambert & Henrik, the Euros rule out the O’Neills & Keane, not sure who I would prefer but don’t really care as long as they get the players playing

     

     

    You may well be right.

     

    My view is that unless someone is brought in ASAP,, the Euros will be a non event.

     

    The Board’s problem is who can they appoint that will guarantee bums on seats.

  9. Tontine Tim – @ 7:15 pm

     

    HH from Houston… 100% agree with that. Pure dross.

     

    TC45

  10. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    Quonno 7:23

     

    Agreed. If Moyes (or anyone else) thinks they can get something “better” tell them to go and get it.

  11. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    In the song ‘Dreams’ wee Stevie Nicks postulates that ‘thunder only happens when it’s rainin”

     

     

    – I don’t think that statement is true, and would be grateful if any of our resident meteorologists- Judith, Jobo, David Icke -could confirm this.

  12. Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan supports Oscar Knox, MacKenzie Furniss and anyone else who fights Neuroblastoma on

    I have just come in from a day out with my daughter – full of the usual rubbish and nonsense which passes for our mutual sense of humour.

     

     

    Less than twenty minutes ago I sat down for a nice relaxing evening switched the computer on only to be floored — absolutely floored — by EDB’s news.

     

     

    I often sit with Jim his daughter and Malorbhoy and others at Celtic park.

     

     

    Jim’s welcome is always warm, friendly and full of fun. His generosity of spirit no knows no bounds and he always looks out for me and which ever of my children are accompanying me – especially my own daughter.

     

     

    I know that there will be many prayers said tonight and many candles will be lit over the coming days.

     

     

    I would gladly give up any number league titles not to have to read this news.

     

     

    Stunned and shocked — and in no mood for football or much else.

     

     

    Thoughts and prayers James — lots of thoughts and prayers.

     

     

    We are all with you.

  13. glendalystonsils on

    BRTH

     

     

    That is a touchingly personal post. I don’t know EDB other than as a thoughtful and intelligent poster…..

     

    ..not a ‘scroll by’ poster. As such I can only wish this stranger, who somehow doesn’t feel like a stranger , my sincere prayers and thoughts.

  14. jinkyredstar on

    Just catching up as I was away yesterday with. Next to no connection.

     

     

    Winning against nearest rival – you must all be too young!

     

     

    May 6th 1967 – deco inside 50 years – we won the league at Ibrox. The famous enough ‘muddy Jinky’ game. The wee man scored both, a close up rebound and a thunderbolt from 20,25, 30 yards ( gets further the older I get)

     

     

    Codgercsc

  15. saltires en sevilla on

    EDB

     

     

    Catching up on blog and see the comments in support of you and yours.

     

     

    You add flavour and colour to the blog and I hope you and yours can take strength from your friends on here.

     

     

    Emeraldbee

     

     

    Hoping your family can take strength too!

     

     

    Hail Hail

  16. ElDiegoBhoy

     

    Words don’t come easy, my friend. I’m terribly sorry to read your sad news. I said a little prayer for you and for your lovely girls when at the Mass today. I know you had to go through terrible times not long time ago.

     

    You are one of the first of the CQNers who I had privilege to meet. Then met you again and again. You always came as a gentleman. Stay strong. I will keep remebering about you in my prayers.

  17. I am reminded of what Will Rogers said,“A stranger is just a friend I haven’t met yet.”

     

    I dont know EDB but my thoughts and prayers go with him.

  18. Crazy idea but with Hibs fixture challenges in next few weeks I would love us to loan them Griffiths and Scott Allan and maybe even a few others to help them ensure sevco continue their trend.

  19. Hamiltontim on

    Glendaly

     

     

    I think your post is really, really important. In a few lines you’ve highlighted the personal nature of BRTH’s post because he knows Jim but also how, through these pages, you have an emotional link despite never having met him.

     

     

    Well said mate.

  20. ElDiegoBhoy on

    Guys once again sincere thanks for your kind words. I don’t recognise me in your touching posts:o)

  21. jinkyredstar on

    ElDiegoBhoy

     

    Just read back. I have had the honour of meeting you in the earlier days of CQN, you are one who made this blog what is. Thoughts and prayers with you and yours.

  22. Strong rumour in Derry from the Blackburn camp apparently that lambert is very much our new manager.

  23. Hamiltontim on

    Eldiegobhoy

     

     

    A wee candle was lit in Sacred Heart (not Cowie!) earlier. Hopefully, see you on Saturday Jim.

  24. excathedra44 on

    ELDIEGOBHOY on 1ST MAY 2016 8:41 PM

     

    Guys once again sincere thanks for your kind words. I don’t recognise me in your touching posts:o)

     

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    You take care,I will remember you in my prayers.

     

    Stay Strong. God Bless.

  25. Paul Lambert……dear oh dear what a dreadful decision that would be. What wonderful record has he had at managerial record ? He cannot even string two words together !!

  26. If it’s lambert then I’d like to see Steve Clarke and Henrik in dugout with him.

     

     

    Lambert not the greatest choice but also not the worst name Iv heard mentioned by people.

  27. Colour Blind Bhoy on

    Have been out all day and just had a scroll back through today’s posts, it’s been a quiet day on CQN. The sad news from Eldiegobhoy last night has clearly and rightly had a profound effect on many. EDB may or may not be aware that he is indirectly responsible for me finding CQN back in 2008 and I am grateful to him for that as it is a special place especially when one of our own is having a thought time. Very much in my thoughts, Hail Hail and God bless.

  28. HT

     

    not having that, there is only 1 Sacred Heart

     

    Here’s something for you

     

    The one in Cowie is in the shape of a hexagon

     

    I am led to believe the only other this shape in the uk is in Wales

     

    See every days a school day :-)))))

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