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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. Jimmynotpaul on

    Butsy.

     

    You lost for words is a first. Ha!

     

    I hope you are well and enjoyed your day out at the wee bigot dome yesterday.

     

    Hail Hail my friend.

  2. clunks on 1st May 2016 10:46 pm

     

     

    Huddle

     

     

    Was I hearing rumours about Oxford or some team like that. A team that do not own the stadium (so no upkeep payments and a lower buying price because of this)

     

     

    A team who we could buy the license as such and go from there?

     

    ————-

     

    I only ever heard about Carlisle but plenty of teams ripe for the picking, only problem now with the extra cash injection down there that Championship and League 1 teams are out the picture.

     

     

    Never gonna happen though, shame.

  3. Tam

     

    it was Grand.

     

     

    but our plight is just a wee one?

     

     

    Hail Hail my friend

  4. Dena

     

     

    Head up, chest puffed missus but we’re all here if needed G.

     

     

    JNP

     

     

    It’s a gift mate :-)

     

     

    I think the fact that it’s recognised diddies that cast aspersions is notable!

  5. HAMILTONTIM on 1ST MAY 2016 11:01 PM

     

     

    Thanks C , looking forward to seeing everyone at the corner , weather permitting

     

     

    love to H and the gang

     

     

    HH

  6. EDB I know you have enough on your mind at the moment, I,ve got an invitation to the Directors lounge next Sunday so will not be in the Lounge will be there the following Sunday and would love to say hello to you and the girls. I’ll be popping in to the BV on Saturday if you feel up to it. Your Hebridean friend Hebcelt

  7. dixiedeans on 1st May 2016 11:11 pm

     

     

    Glasgow Celtic,

     

     

    A footballing GIANT of a club.Known the world over,We the fans hold the power.

     

     

    HH

     

    ————

     

    Unfortunately TV holds the power, Celtic aint no giant in the modern game with or without our fans

  8. Melbourne Mick on

    Hello again all you young rebels.

     

     

    Not been on much, just pop in and out at the mo. as the wee mhan ‘s

     

    season has started ,trains most nights of the week and he’s got me

     

    knackered.

     

    EL DIEGO BHOY

     

    Devastated hearing about your troubles, you where one of the first

     

    ghuy’s to respond to a post from me and i told you my brothers bhoy

     

    lived near you, keep the faith we are all behind you.

     

    The new manager, well i’ll take anyone who will take a stand against

     

    those cowardly weasels in the press pack, big Jock didn’t mess about

     

    when they started their crap in interviews etc. to me that man would

     

    unite us all again.

     

    H.H Mick

  9. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    TURKEYBHOY on 1ST MAY 2016 10:26 PM

     

    Brilliant for the two Celts getting the POTY awards.Will make this a fantastic week for them.Also delighted at wee Paddy saying he would miss out on the Euros to play for Celtic in the qualifiers.I think the boy gets us already.

     

     

    Re the Sevco goal winning the “Best goal”.To be fair,it was a belter.Better than Toms?Toss of a coin for me.

     

     

    =======================================================================

     

     

    Did the hun goal not come as the result of a referreeing ” error ” ?

     

     

    Where , I think , he overruled his linesman .

  10. We the fans hold the power.Do not ever forget that.Once the bubble bursts (and it will) There will still be

     

    Glasgow Celtic.

     

    I dont give a flying about tv money or anything else.Us the fans are Glasgow Celtic.

     

    HH

  11. MELBOURNE MICK on 1ST MAY 2016 11:18 PM

     

     

    hope the wee lad is doing grand keeps you young?

     

     

    HH.

  12. MACJAY1 FOR NEIL LENNON on 1ST MAY 2016 11:27 PM

     

    TURKEYBHOY on 1ST MAY 2016 10:26 PM

     

     

    Not sure about that.I could not watch it again .

     

    I see Broony ripping into Andy Walker in the Times.Says he will not play again this season.Great article.

  13. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    TURKEYBHOY on 1ST MAY 2016 11:36 PM

     

     

    I`m almost sure of my facts there.

     

     

    Imagine “goal of the season” thanks to an ” honest mistake . ”

     

    :-)

     

     

    I`ll look for the article.

  14. Melbourne Mick on

    Butstbhoy

     

     

    Need to stop calling him wee mhan 5’9″ and playing for under

     

    12’s, coach played him at centre in a trial game and he scored 5

     

    so he’s main striker now and scoring for fun.

     

    His mate is the same but broader with the stature of Bobby M.

     

    so high hopes for both.

     

    They took all their old Celtic tops down to training as they are too

     

    small now and we now have most of the lhads running about with

     

    a Celtic top on particularly the yellow away tops which the African

     

    bhoys greatly admire.

     

    EPL my erse.

     

    H.H Mick

  15. glendalystonsils on

    MACJAY

     

     

     

    Did the hun goal not come as the result of a referreeing ” error ” ?

     

     

     

    Where , I think , he overruled his linesman .

     

     

     

    Wouldn’t be surprised to see the Sevco player and the ref go up to receive the award jointly-:))

  16. In all my days following Celtic, yesterday will rank as one of the best. To win out fifth title in a row at that place was incredibly special.

     

     

    Thank you for your efforts Ronny it’s now time for the custodians to do their part.

  17. HT I was talking to mutual friends last night who were at the game. They are not renewing their STs. Food for thought. HH

  18. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    GLENDALYSTONSILS on 1ST MAY 2016 11:45 PM

     

    MACJAY

     

     

    A excellent suggestion.

  19. Great performance yesterday and like HT was delighted to effectively win No 5 at Swinecastle, playong some lovely football in the process.

     

    I’m really in two kinds about Ronny as we’ve played some great stuff under him, but his naivety in Europe and refusal to resort to plan B at times has been his downfall.

     

    Still think he has the potential to be a top notch coach though, and he’ll learn so much from the last two years that will be invaluable in years to come. Lovely man who totally gets us, and who knows we might be begging him back sometime in the future.

     

    Just a pity that so many have fallen for the so obvious media agenda that has been running for months. Magic hat my arse, can’t wait for next year and neither can fans of the sheep, Hertz, Saints, Murderwell or RC.

     

    Cannon fodder FC.

  20. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    GLENDALYSTONSILS on 1ST MAY 2016 11:45 PM

     

     

    “And Ref .Thompson for hun of the year.”

  21. lionroars67 on

    https://www.rt.com/uk/341012-freemasons-propaganda-police-corruption/

     

     

    Freemasonry has been linked to allegations of a police cover-up concerning the Hillsborough disaster, as a decades-long battle for justice for the families of 96 people who died that fateful day rolls on.

     

    Freemasons’ power and influence in Britain and allegations that Scotland Yard ran a “black propaganda unit” are being probed by two separate criminal inquiries due to come to a close by the end of 2016.

     

     

    Files relating to a number of key individuals and organizations are currently being scoured for evidence of criminality, including manslaughter and the perversion of the course of justice.

     

     

    Jon Stoddart, who headed Scotland Yard’s Operation Resolve probe into the planning of the FA Cup semi-final match that left 96 Liverpool FC supporters dead, says scrutiny is being directed at senior ranking officials.

  22. antipodean red on

    Macjay,

     

     

    Closely followed by Steven with a ‘v’ McLean and Alan ‘ never saw him punch the ball from 6 yards away’ Muir. Aided and abetted by any of the brethren with a second name for a first name, all furiously warming up for next seasons many glorious gongs (honest mistakes).

  23. Tricoloured Ribbon on

    IF only Ronny had dumped Brown,Bitton and Johansen in the semi against Sevco..

     

    IF only..

     

    McGregor,Rogic And Commons .

     

    Yep home and hosed..

  24. TRC

     

     

    Did you make Tracey’s tonight , seen video of young rfb member from Belfast giving it loads on top of the bar.

     

     

    Busy night for our town tonight I’d say.. No beers for me thou.

  25. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    TRICOLOURED RIBBON on 2ND MAY 2016 1:12 AM

     

     

    Couldn`t agree more.

     

    Kris Commons in particular.

     

    Been there and done it all against the hun.

     

    Perhaps Ronny was unaware of that…………………….

     

     

    Mind you , if that was the price for his departure…………….

  26. Tricoloured Ribbon on

    I think it was Bamboo who posted the other day about Hillsborough not sitting right with him.

     

    Nor me either.

     

    The people who lost their lives in Sheffield deserve absolute justice.

     

     

    What about those who were murdered at the Heysel?

     

    And they were murdered

     

    What justice did their families get?

     

    Sentences for those involved were utterly laughable.

     

    I think we need a bit of perspective here and dont want to here about whataboutery..

     

    Justice for the 96 and justice for those killed by Liverpool thugs.

  27. Tricoloured Ribbon on

    Proudbhoy,

     

    Yes pal.

     

    I was in Tracys from around 6-30 till around 9 or so.

     

    With my sons then went tae Downeys for an hour.

     

    Back tae Tracys….

     

    Oh yes.

     

    We will get a drink pal..eventually

  28. Tricoloured Ribbon on

    Macjay,

     

    Huns humped by Livingston ffs,Falkirk and Hibs.

     

    Struggling to beat Dumbarton and QOS.

     

    Yet Deila hadn’t a clue how to beat them..

  29. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    ANTIPODEAN RED on 2ND MAY 2016 1:06 AM

     

    Macjay,

     

     

    I thought Muir on Saturday was absolutely shocking.

     

    It has become so common now that we almost take it for granted.

     

     

    Good goal ruled out.

     

    Would have changed the whole outlook of the game.

     

    We overcome this setback and it becomes forgotten.