Days Of Future Passed

Morning,all.

Saturday was that rare occurrence for some of us,but by no means a rare one recently-a sobering event! If it isn’t covid restrictions denying us access to the pub,it’s watching six goals flash past our No 1 custodian.

I say sobering,but then I’ve never understood that term. Anything considered to be “sobering” is usually the kind of thing that drives us to drink in the first place. In my case,it’s the Stagecoach No 10 in Swindon,a bus service so bad,so unreliable,that to check the timetable is a definition of optimism,or of hope over experience.

Still,it’s the only one around,and so it is that I continue to present myself at a bus stop every so often armed with a phone to call whichever mate I’m meant to meet and let him know that I’ll be late,bliddy bus didn’t turn up.

And you know what? It’s a strange thing,but no matter how pissed off I am when a bus finally turns up,I never ever complain to the driver about having been let down by those who were meant to get me to my destination,but didn’t. Not his fault about the other useless buggers who can’t do their job-he’s here to do his!

And so it is with AP and Dom. No point in giving them a hard time about the eejits before them that couldn’t even supply a bus,much less a back seat. Not a lot of point either in complaining that we don’t have an all singing,all dancing and state of the art monster,that we are left with an arthritic oil burner which is in danger of failing an MOT because its brakes are shot,shit or just f…..g hopeless.

Blinkin’ flip,I know how to stretch an analogy,and I reckon you have already figured out where I’m coming from here. So let’s change the subject.

To happier things.

Sentinel Celts is not yet three years old,and while MAHE and I seem to get the plaudits for its success,we are always at pains to remind you that site  was created for us by others at our request,and that it is only as good as our contributors.

One of our go-to guys for IT support is ASWGL,who apart from anything else,changes the background-and I have to say that the latest backdrop is superb. Thank you very much.

The 125 tifo is the best I have ever seen-anywhere-and of course,Lisbon needs no explaining.

There must have been near to 7000 of us over there four years ago,with not even a game on-which confused the locals at first! Thursday was the anniversary of The Great Day,with a special Mass hosted by CONNAIRE 12,which even I attended,then the continuation and fulfilment of The Pilgrimage with a visit to Estadio Nacional.

Many of us had been to the shrine at Fatima the previous day-in scorching heat. I will be 100% honest-as ever-and tell you that I don’t consider myself to be a particularly religious person,but that was an experience I will never forget. My Dad said that the steps to the chapel damned near killed him.

I couldn’t remember any steps,and I’m not kidding either. Weird,still to this day I’ve never figured that one out. And the steps exist-I’ve got photos on my phone to prove it. Yet I don’t remember climbing them,or coming down on the way out. I must have found a fire exit,I reckon…

Not as weird as the following day,when I could hardly climb the terraces at Estadio Nacional,the heat cutting right through me. Recognising the barriers that our Lions had overcome that great day,even before their superior skills could come to the fore to defeat a formidable and superbly marshalled Inter Milan. To run for over ninety minutes at full pelt,total 100% concentration,when I could barely walk along the terracing?

We were there anyway to celebrate their achievements of fifty years earlier,yet I have never appreciated just what an achievement it was,not till I experienced that lung-searing heat.

At walking pace!

It was also the perfect place to be on the day of the funeral of THEBARCAMOLE, and a little private moment as I picked a leaf from a hedge and wished him a Bon Voyage,while regretting so much that he couldn’t be with us.

I was too young for Lisbon 1967,but I’ll never forget Lisbon 2017-especially as it climaxed with our Invincible Treble two days later! We really do know how to do anniversaries,eh? Lisbon was our 80thyear of existence,though of course we rightly celebrate 1888 as our foundation. Empire Exhibition for our half-century,and then the unforgettable Centenary Season?

I didn’t miss too many games in the latter,but what could we do 25 years later? Well,what better than to invite possibly the best side the world has ever seen for a wee kickaround,a team so far that season undefeated-and looking unbeatable?

With some of the best players ever to grace the game,such as Xavi,Iniesta and of course Messi?

The world tuned into the game-who wouldn’t,with such skill and grace on show,and in one of the game’s renowned arenas? They could never have imagined what was to literally unfold in front of their eyes. They tuned in to watch the finest football team ever-what they got was the finest TIFO in history,a tribute to the club,its past,its 125 years-and for that alone,the match would be memorable.

In True Celtic Style,we abused the privilege and beat them into the bargain! We don’t just do anniversaries,we do occasions too.

The Green Brigade are worthy of respect for that night,as is every fan who was there and did their bit. Every player too,just like every fan who went to Lisbon in 2017 when there wasn’t a game on,those in 1967 who went under much more difficult social circumstances. Our players and management on each occasion,and on every other occasion in our long history.

It’s the players who fans like us go to watch-and my Dad will tell you that some of them in his day weren’t worth crossing the road for. But he,and many like him,always did. Even in the lean years,there was a Charlie Tully or a Jimmy McGrory.

Or a relative telling of better days of yore,and promising better around the corner. Because that is what we do,we all have our memories,we have all kicked every ball,we all know that this too will pass.

And it will.

But it won’t necessarily be tomorrow.

Above article by BMCUWP,but only because of the wonderful split screen background by ASWGL,to whom any credit is due.

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Stay in Jim I’m just getting started 😍

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For Big Packy, hope wee Joan is on the mend, god bless you.

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Life without Diana, shoulda stayed that way 😔

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700 dislikes on Youtube, some people don’t deserve ears.

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And a last one from me.

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Angel Gabriel
I see where youre coming from but that was not my point.
A captain has to be a driver.
Lead by example.
He is as you say poor defensively as he can’t tackle but his real defensive issue is lack of positional sense.
And as he does not create enough for a pivotal midfielder then i struggle to see what he brings.
So no surprise that we look like a rudderless ship.
In BR’s first season he was excellent
After BR moved him to a deeper role he has struggled for impact.
Last season in 37 spl matches he had 3 goals and 7 assists.
The justifiably maligned Ryan Christie had 5 goals and 9 assists in 34 games
For me i am just not role he fulfills in the team.
For me he is a good footballer but not suited to our team.

I also posted after the Scotland v England game that he was excellent .
But worth noting Clarke plays a very cautious brand of football that maybe suits him better

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For ASWGL and Ange

A thing of beauty

Fan/Angel,
In my opinion Callum is a top class modern footballer. He recycles the ball constantly and is always in space to receive the ball. He never hides and last season it was painful to watch how much he was hurting. The issue I think you have fan in when you talk of him hiding, is more a case of him taking the easy option. The eye of the needle pass is rarely made in favour of passing it out to Taylor or ralston or frimpong when he was there and all three of them have terrible delivery. When he was in BR’s team he would shuttle it wide, mostly to Tierney who would deliver. Even Lustig got a decent ball in now and again. He’s not a 10, that is Turnbull’s role and if anyone’s contribution should be critiqued I suggest we look at his numbers. For me there is not enough end product. He looks like a graceful footballer but he has no left foot, favouring the full pirouette at times to keep the ball on his right. He also delivers crosses with the outside of his right foot which rarely reach their target and that killer pass that is the 10s bread and butter is not anywhere near frequent enough. I hope I’m wrong and he comes good but I’m
frightened he stood out last season because of the utter malaise that enveloped the team.

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ASWGL thanks fan for the soulful sound for me and big Ange PostyerGiro 👍

Even with the young ones, and short of 4 or 5 players I think we have enough there to get a result against the Danes, after that I don’t think we can expect much, we went on a tour of Holland/Eindhoven as kids, and PSV ran the tournament, their attention to detail was noticeable even way back then, and they had 4 or 5 of the dutch world cup side in their team van de Kerkhof twins and I think it was Portfleet the goalkeeper, they were a very accomplished club even back then.

I was nearly right Jan Poortvliet, Ernie Brandts, Rene and Willy van de Kerkhof Harry Lubse, the dutch had some squad losing 3-1 to Argentina in the final, i remember mostly Arie Haans thunderbolt goals

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Less than a week to go:-

With the SPFL due to start at the end of this month, I am running a Football Predictions competition to raise funds and offer some prize money to winners.

Marc (Celticrollercoaster) has provided me with access to the former “Walk with Shay” account so that all monies raised can be accounted for by both of us. We have a nominated charity, Sean’s Trust, that Marc has approached and gained permission to fundraise on their behalf. Details on this were supplied separately .

Once we know the sums collected, we will set the prize money allocations. At present, I am considering 3 prizes for the leaders by the end of December and 3 more for the leaders when the league ends in May. To this end, I would suggest two separate fees of £10 to cover both competitions. Players can choose to pay the £20 up front or £10 now and £10 before the first January game. Players can also chose to take part in the game without donating or being eligible for prize money, if they so wish.

The details for payment are:-o

Account name: Walk With Shay

o Account number: 15326765

o Sort code: 80-22-60

o Bank: Bank of Scotland

All of this is in relation to my original message below.

We are still looking to boost the numbers way beyond the current level.

I have registered a closed pool on the Superbru site, which is a Score Predictor game for the SPFL fixtures in 2021/22.

The site is http://www.superbru.comand the code for joining is roomuser
Please use your CQN or Sentinel log in name for identification.
First fixture is 31st July and your predictions have to be in before kick off on the day.
If you fail to make a pick you get the default pick, so you get to play even if you forget.

Join CQN Sentinels, my Scottish Premiership league on Superbru!

You can find my pool here:

https://www.superbru.com/scottishpremiership/pool.php?p=12367961or by downloading the Superbru app and searching for the pool with code:roomuser

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ATOB
Turnbull scored 8 goals and had 6 assists in 31 games and many of those games he was a sub or subbed.
You are right in Calum is a modern footballer but i fail to see what role he fulfills for us.
When he passed the ball into the net from Dembele’s pass against the huns it highlighted how technically adept he can be.
But for me he takes the easy option far too often rather than being effective for our team.
Often after passing he stands still rather than attacks space and creating options.
So often the space he is in means we go backwards and recycle all to often.
We need an impact player in the captain’s role and for me he is neat and tidy without enough effect on our play.
As i said a good footballer but not one who should be the captain of our team.

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SFTB I don’t do the predictions comp, but i’ll happily throw a stake in !!

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ASWGL

Thanks for the donation but there is some fun to be had and it takes less than a minute to type in 6 match predictions every week. You can write them in months in advance and still change them before the match is played. You will be credited with a default prediction anyway so you might as well strengthen your position in the table.

But, the donation is mightily welcome nonetheless

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Posted this on another site, it’s an interesting read:

https://celticbynumberscom.ipage.com/celtics-bane/

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Griffiths didn’t travel to Denmark

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Interesting omission, was it the manager’s decision or Griff going Tonto, man is a rubix cube😵

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Prestonpans rags are reporting a calf injury, but salt and pinch are two words probably missing from said report

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Maybe the Board heard the fans on Saturday?

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Bada that’ll be a first they’ve listened to fans 🤣

jimthetim53

You ever heard of a guy who was brought up loving Celtic. By his close family. Who went to many games in the 60s.?
Who moved down to England?
Who eventually met the love of his life?

Who is my best mate on line, by a trillion miles?

Whom I miss much.

packy I love you & Joan!

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im on my todd.

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My songs?

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at last!

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Thats Packy plaing the drums!!!

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mea culpa

lovin the music jtt53…..cant sleep, too humid.
have a leg in a smashin horse that gives me great pleasure.
out of breath ….trained by grant tuer…a wonderful guy and some trainer….my colours are green white and gold. of course.
we are going for the 5 timer at musselburgh on friday…..it will be some achievement.
be lucky and stay healthy

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I love You, Jesus, my Love, above all things. I repent with my whole heart for having offended You. Never permit me to separate myself from You again. Grant that I may love You always; and then do with me as You will.

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