27th July – If you know your history,,,

110 years ago- The close season 1911 had parallels with the present day…The halcyon days of ‘6 in a row’ are over, and any hopes of a ‘Seven’ are dashed by our Ibrox rivals.

Ibrox did prove to be a happy hunting ground, as the team were undefeated there all season and took yet another Scottish Cup, after a replay against Hamilton Accies:


Adams, Mcnair, Hay, Young McAteer, Dodds, McAtee, McMenemy, Quinn, Kivlichan, Hamilton
Goals: Quinn (80), MacAteer (90)

Hamilton Academicals:
J. Watson, Davie, Miller, P. Watson, McLaughlin, Eglinton, J. H. McLaughlin, Waugh, Hunter, Hastie, McNeil

Referee: T. Dougray
Attendance: 23,000

Stadium: Ibrox Park, Glasgow

A Summer Tour saw the team visit 6 countries on the most extensive tour to date , remaining undefeated in 9 games, scoring 33 goals and conceding only 5 in Dresden, Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Basle and Paris.

A postcard from the 1911 Summer tour ( the shoulders on Hay and Adams …)


In other news….

Disturbed by the French Army’s reluctance to retire aging or infirm generals, French Minister of Defence Adolph Messimy ordered that any officer who was “unable to ride a horse” was to retire. The order was soon rescinded as impractical, and most of the officers remained in positions of command until being removed in August and September 1914 after the outbreak of World War.

50 years ago .. the close season 1971 saw the end of an era, the team had achieved a League and Cup Double but the Lions were leaving us….and this was illustrated at the Scottish Cup Final (replay) when more than half the team comprised non-Lions. Hughes, Auld, Clark and Chalmers had all departed by the summer break.



Williams, Craig, Brogan, Connolly, McNeill, Hay, Johnstone, Hood (Wallace), Macari, Callaghan, Lennox.
Goals: Macari (24), Hood (pen 25)

McCloy, Denny, Mathieson, Greig, McKinnon, Jackson, Henderson, Penman (D Johnstone,) Stein, MacDonald, Johnston .
Goal: Craig (OG 58)

Referee: T Wharton (Glasgow)

Attendance: 103,000

The real story is how Jimmy Johnstone ran riot!!


In other news …

UK #1 Get it On – Marc Bolan and T-Rex ( (4 was)

10 years ago – the close season of 2011 followed one of the most turbulent periods in our history, with so much going on both on and off the field. The Celtic wiki guys have added an excellent detailed report and every Celtic fan should take time to review.

Never, ever forget the the utter crap dished out by all and sundry!

We did win the Scottish Cup against Motherwell 3-0, but that is not even half the story…

Anyway! On this actual day – we faced Mick McCarthy’s Wolves at Celtic Park,with a team, seemingly, full of trialists… ( Pletikosa, Mphela and Lacny) and unsurprisingly lost 2-0


CELTIC (4-4-2)
Pletikosa; Matthews, Majstorovic, Wanyama, Mulgrew; Cha (Twardzik 68) Brown, Maloney (Commons 62) Forrest; Mphela (Lacny 45) Murphy (Samaras 75)
Not Used: Cervi

WOLVES (4-4-2)
Hennessey; Stearman, Berra (Zubar) Johnson, Elokobi; Kightly (Foyle 76) Henry, O’Hara, Hunt (Hamill 62); Fletcher (Ward 62) Doyle (80)
Not Used: Davis , Ikeme, Craddock

Scorers: O’Hara,Filip Twardzik O.G.

Referee: Allan Muir
Attendance: n/a

(Naw… me neither)


In other news….

What did you do ?!

General stuff…

1214 1st battle of Bouvines – King Philip II of France vs Holy Roman Emperor Otto IV and King John of England; as a result John lost Normandy and his other possessions in France (hence his nickname John “Lackland”)

1377 Black Death First example of quarantine in Rugusa (now Dubroknik); city council passes law saying newcomers from plague areas must isolation for 30 days (later 40 days, quaranta in Italian)

1689Battle of Killicrankie: Jacobite Scottish Highlanders under Viscount (Bonnie) Dundee defeat royalist force under General MacKay

1953 North Korea and the United Nations sign armistice to stop fighting and divide Korea at the 38th parallel

1959 William Shea announces plans to have a baseball team in NYC in 1961

Note: The very excellent Celtic Wiki site is the font of all knowledge on things Celtic. Most of the Celtic stuff above is from that site. The guys who set it up and painstakingly keep it updated, deserve no end of credit, praise and thanks. Dedication of the highest order. A treasure trove for Celtic fans young and old – and new- with literally days of enjoyment, free to view, and only a click away.

Respect Bhoys!


Guest article by Saltires en Sevilla.

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Uber Tim who is STILL Neil Lennon
July 27, 2021 4:43 am

Good stuff Mahe.

Agreed re the Celtic Wiki, which I believe is/was largely contributed to by the most excellent Tom Minogue, Big Nan of CQN yore, who also spent years trying to get the Scottish government to adopt the radical policy of ensuring that members of secret organisations should declare their memberships before becoming judges.

He has been blackballed on that for years. For me, a genuine hero, and it’s much more important than football.

His battles with the scottish government should still be online btw. They dont mind broadcasting their parliamentary debates because they know feck all of us pay attention to them. This man literally took on the masons in Scotland alone.
Think about that. 🤷‍♂️

But Celtic is becoming less and less about the people, and more and more about the money. Like football.
So the club is fecked as well.

Meanwhile, on Stepford Quick News, now we’re all just annoying because we are all so negative, and we are to blame for Stepford wives flouncing, and everything went wrong because of our negativity.

Cue SFTB analysing the meaning of “annoying”.

This has been Uber Tim, reporting from a tranquil part of North Lanarkshire pre-dawn, at 4am, where every cunt is asleep, leaving me tempted to go out and replace their stupid union flags with pictures of Michael Collins and Fergus McCann and Wim Jansen. 👍🇨🇮

Uber Tim who is STILL Neil Lennon
July 27, 2021 4:58 am

This is Tom’s site.

He’s never been one for self promotion.

For me, this man is a legend, and was always a friendly and valuable contributor to CQN in the good old days.

His essay on Burns is crucial reading imo.

Delve into his site, and some of his articles are outstanding.

This one is more relevant to you Sentinels though, as he looks at the role of this Masonic club of solicitors who were involved in protecting the creation of Sevco and the quiet dissolution of Rangers FC.

Browse this site and there are weeks of intense reading. Some man, and a humble yet amazing part of the Celtic community.

Thanks, Tom. Love your work.


Jobo Baldie
July 27, 2021 8:38 am

Good morning, friends.
Thanks for a really interesting ‘on this day’ Saltires. You were quite right to encourage reading the full Celtic Wiki link and I got where in the end (click on the ‘continue reading’ link, folks). So many off the field shenanigans that season and pretty serious ones at that. Has much really changed since? Unfortunately not.

Uber Tim – thanks for the link to Tom Minogue’s stuff. Didn’t realise he had a website so I’ll check that out in more detail later on.

Still dry here in ole EK but perhaps not for too much longer. So aff oot for my morning walk. See us auld retired folk… 😉

Jobo Baldie
July 27, 2021 10:21 am

SFTB- hope you don’t mind me further publicising your forthcoming competition by copying and pasting brief details below.
What makes this one good is that it lasts all season wrong but with prizes at the half way stage and then at the end. reminds me of the traditional golf bet of 50p, 50p £1 for the front 9 / back 9 / match ;-).
The Superbru site itself really does lend itself to an easy to run competition. Even though this will be my first time trying it, I see that you can go in and predict each round of SPL games well in advance so nobody needs to be reminded of what predictions are required.
I hope the numbers continue to creep up, particularly as there are worthwhile charity recipients too.
So, come on you Bhoys and Ghirls – it’s easy to sign up and join and even encourage friends and family too. YOu can either download the App to your phone or use the link below to access the site on your PC or laptop. me? – I’ve done both 😉


SFTBs post –

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

July 27, 2021 10:22 am

Uber Tim

Thanks for reference to Tom Minogue’s site.

Over the years on CQN I respected his investigative work.
No conspiracy theorist, just excellent due diligence illuminating the darkside in our police, judiciary, and other levers of the state.
First person to alert me to the corrupting influence of the Speculative Society.

All very sinister.

bada Bing
July 27, 2021 10:35 am

Rumour Christie in talks over contract extension

July 27, 2021 11:05 am

Morning all,

Nice pleasant day at the Races yesterday with 2 winners. Still down on the day but hey ho.

Reading today the The Great Desmondo is “hands on” with player transfers and actively involved. To me:

This is absolute shite and not a worthwhile story.

DD is pissed off with the shoddy way we’ve handled transfers previously and is trying to speed up things.

We’ve given up on the DOF role altogether.

Either way I wonder what Dom McKay has to say, as it appears he is being rather undermined if DD is indeed getting involved.


If the Christie rumour is true I wouldn’t be too disappointed as I believe there is still a good player in there that could be better coached 👍

HH 🍀🍀

bada Bing
July 27, 2021 11:26 am

Right back Aurelio Buta incoming £3 million

July 27, 2021 11:32 am

The new right back is 5 feet 7 inches tall.

Our small team is getting smaller.

Jobo Baldie
July 27, 2021 11:34 am

Looking forward to using my season ticket for the first time tonight……

As EKFC host Caledonian Braves in the Lowland League. My ticket allows me to take in an under 12 free of charge but I doubt that would catch anyone on here 😉

July 27, 2021 11:49 am

Saltires en Sevilla
Excellent trip down memory lane again.
Please keep them coming.
Uber Tim
Thank you for the Tom Minogue link.
Tom Minogue is a credit to this country.

DD story as you say is utter planted shite.
DMcKay is his hire and slow pace and sometimes failure to complete incoming transfers is our usual modus operandi.
If there is one thing about our resident robber baron it’s consistency.

bada Bing
July 27, 2021 12:10 pm

Watching that prk Johnson being interviewed, in a downpour, holding an umbrella from Poundland

July 27, 2021 12:21 pm

Saltires I really enjoy these walks down history lane. Every day is a school day. As fan said keep them coming.


Garry Postecoglou
July 27, 2021 12:33 pm

Cracking read as always.
Just had a cracking 4 days in Blackpool with my daughter and two grandweans.
Scorchio weather so plenty of beach fun.
Amazing night on Sunday after the Darts World Final on Sunday.
Blackpool full of Scots celebrating Scotsman Peter Wright winning the tournament.
Was as if Scotland had won the Euros in Winter Gardens Blackpool. 👍💪😊

bada Bing
July 27, 2021 3:06 pm
July 27, 2021 3:19 pm

Gday folks, hope all are well.

SES, thanks a million pal and I enjoy the history lesson. I recall Pletikosa actually.
I did think the Mets were older than that though, interesting they were only created in the 60s and the owner called the stadium after himself, Shea Stadium being iconic within baseball, a sport I enjoy.

It’s not every day you wake up to hear the great Desmondo himself will actually step in and close some transfers.
Then lo and behold, he signs us a right back!
What a man, why it’s almost as if we have another potential DoF within our family.

The new right back is 5’7″?
That’s not what I wanted to hear.
Now to check the YouTube clips.

Hail Hail

July 27, 2021 3:20 pm

Garry, I also found Blackpool full of Scots when there!

Tom Minogue
July 27, 2021 3:32 pm

Not sure I deserve all the nice comments, but then maybe I do! Thanks anyway and keep on keepin on.
I don’t keep up with all the blogs, since my CQN/BigNan days, but this one seems to be different class and doesn’t seem to suffer from the cliques that spoiled CQN.
In saying that it’ll probably be the cue for a Auldheid, Canalamar, Morrissey and BRHT tag-team type

July 27, 2021 3:33 pm

You certainly do deserve the nice comments and you’re more than welcome on here anytime.
Keep on keeping on yourself.
Take care
Hail Hail

The Real McCoy
July 27, 2021 3:41 pm

Tom Minogue ( Big Nan) RESPECT ✊🏼

July 27, 2021 3:45 pm


A real pleasure to find you on these pages at last.

I hope you and Nan are enjoying life in The Far East,as us Ayrshire types refer to Fife.

Please dip your toe in here more often.

And don’t forget that we are always very grateful when one of our members offers us a guest article!

July 27, 2021 3:48 pm


Great research and article as always.

There are a couple of those fellas in the photo whose pint I would not have liked to spill.

Garry Postecoglou
July 27, 2021 3:55 pm

Big Nan

So pleased to see you on here. A warm welcome to this Dear Green Place. Hope you stick about. Always a pleasure to read your posts.
Keep the flame lit my friend.
I was Delaney’s Dunky on CQN.

July 27, 2021 5:17 pm

Great lead article, I was happy to see Tom being acknowledged and Tom reciprocate, I look forward to diving into his page
A right back who is only 5ft 7” will do me my dad was 5ft 7” and they called him big Tam, , and honestly lots of bug guys were sorry they got on his wrong side, keep bringing them in, any size will do as long as they are an improvement ,and not a project, we don’t have room for projects

July 27, 2021 5:33 pm

You shouldn’t do that to an old guy like me ………….changing names.
BN used to enjoy your comments on CQN yourself included DD.

July 27, 2021 5:42 pm

I’d take 18.5 for Eddy. Stick some clauses so it may hit twenty.
I thought he would go so where bigger than Brighton when he left but there you go.

With this bid will his head be elsewhere tomorrow?

July 27, 2021 5:43 pm

SFTB I transferred the fee to Walk with Shay a little while ago, on the bank details you supplied.

As I say I’m not one for doing these predictors, If you know anyone who might like to play and is going through a rough patch or someone who might get a lift from playing the predictor, then feel free to pass my entry to them.

Good luck with your comp, and kudos for running it for a charity 👍

Prestonpans bhoys
July 27, 2021 5:52 pm

18.5m for Eddie, once PSG and the PLC take their cut might be 3-4m left to spend on the team😵

July 27, 2021 5:56 pm


About half what we could have got for him a year ago and twice what he is worth now.

That’s how much he damaged his career by his attitude last season.

Ntcham has fared worse,his is now a car crash.

Quelle domage as I believe is an expression familiar to them.

July 27, 2021 5:56 pm

4m and Griff might grab us Nisbet,,,,

July 27, 2021 6:27 pm


Thanks ASWGL. Only fair to offer the chance to play under ASGWl’s donation to anyone on Sentinel Celts. Get a family member to fill in the coupon for you. I’m sure the weans would do better than most of the doddery out’ yins on here.

Just let me know when joining Superbru and the CQN Sentinels league that you are using ASWGL’s position.

We have over 30 active players and more who have donated but don’t wish to play. I hope with a last week push we can get this up close to 50.

So, big thanks to Jobo for keeping it publicised.

saltires en Sevilla
July 27, 2021 6:40 pm

Tom Minogue

Good to see you here and thanks for all the wonderful work and access to resources.


bada Bing
July 27, 2021 6:51 pm
July 27, 2021 7:10 pm


You will have at least two more when I get round to the entries for me and MAHE.

Well done on keeping up the tradition!

My bank keeps locking me out of online transactions,but I usually get through eventually.

Naturally,they tell me that the problem is at my end. It isn’t,because nearly everyone I know with Santander has the same problem.

July 27, 2021 7:22 pm
July 27, 2021 7:35 pm

24,500 for 1st home game
Don’t forget to check your emails folks


July 27, 2021 7:46 pm

Craig just checked my email.

Good day, I am Prince Bakare Tunde, of Nigeria, my family have bequeathed me 15,000,000 American Dollars. This is held in a trust at the Lagos National Savings and Trust Association. I need you to send me 100 pounds in English currency, because you are stupid, and I will abscond with the lot, and you will never hear from me again, until I scam you once more.

Craig 76
July 27, 2021 7:50 pm

So are you sending me the £100 or not 🤣🤣💰💰💰

July 27, 2021 7:52 pm

Craig I’ll wake up JimtheTim he will pay it 🤣

Craig 76
July 27, 2021 7:57 pm

I reckon JTT53 is down the pub as there’s nowt on the telly worth watching 👀 😀

A thing of beauty
July 27, 2021 7:58 pm

Thanks for the article and the nod to Big Nan. Maybe he could team up with auldheid and just research Lawwell into submission. I keep saying it but until we Lance the boil of res 12 we can’t unite as a support. We also can’t get any justice because the Huns know we are wanting stuff kept hidden. Terrible state to be in.
Thanks for the press conference link. Ange is so impressive to listen to but it’s not talk it’s action that will determine his success. I hope we can hang in till he gets his players in place but it’s going to be rocky.
Craig 76,
If Starfelt has half the success of my favourite number 4 we’ll be doing alright. Feed the bear!!

Craig 76
July 27, 2021 8:04 pm

You mean Duffy wasn’t your favourite no 4 🤣

July 27, 2021 8:07 pm


ATHINGOFBEAUTY didn’t get the chance to serve Duffy in Cafe Palazzo in Ardrossan. These things can shape opinions,even thirty or so years later.

bada Bing
July 27, 2021 8:53 pm

I watched Moneyball,……and it’s absolutely true….Brad Pitt is a double for me…👍

July 27, 2021 8:55 pm


Someone told me that I looked like brad Pitt too.

But he was a cockney using rhyming slang

July 27, 2021 9:03 pm


I’ve met you,and your double is a brick shithouse!

(Which is a compliment btw-please don’t hit me!)

Craig 76
July 27, 2021 9:10 pm

Broony being Broony

Tam sellic son (@TamsellicsonIII) Tweeted: https://t.co/phhwkDKX71 https://twitter.com/TamsellicsonIII/status/1420085351482372096?s=20

A thing of beauty
July 27, 2021 9:20 pm

If it’s true we’ve been offered £18.5m for Eddie, I’d snap their hand off. No use having players who are not interested as last season showed.

July 27, 2021 9:22 pm


Funny you should say that,wait till you see tomorrow’s article!

A thing of beauty
July 27, 2021 9:26 pm

You trying to give me nightmares. I haven’t seen a player look less like an athlete since Hartson left.