11th August – If you know your history,,,

100 years ago…..1921/22 was a pivotal season and the resetting of the ‘natural order’ of Scottish fitba was required…

( Aye…It’s really all about context Mister Levein!)

In 1919 Celtic had won their 15th League title and had secured their 9th Scottish Cup in 1914.

Of course, failure to have won any of the big trophies for 2 years must have seemed like a minor disaster to the Celtic fans, reared on a diet of regular success and absolute dominance of the game in Scotland.

The following information will not come as a surprise to Celtic fans. However, it’s worth recalling a matter of record and undisputed fact, as we enter the Roaring Twenties, that the team from Paradise were the predominant team in Scottish football.

The club formed to relieve poverty and represent the impoverished, had risen to the very pinnacle of the most popular sport in Scotland. Setting record after record and playing fast, expansive, attacking football, that delighted their supporters and attracted admirers wherever the game was played.

At that time Celtic’s nearest rivals in The Cup were Queens’ Park, with 10 trophies won, and then Hearts & Rangers with 4 cups apiece. The Spiders had won their last Cup in 1893 ( against Celts) and were no longer considered serious rivals. Hearts and Rangers were generally considered serious rivals, however their fans would wait a long, long time to savour the ecstasy of Scottish Cup glory. Their last successes were in 1906 and 1902 respectively.

As main rivals go, those two teams were hardly threatening Celtic’s dominance, and it would take Rangers until 1928 to win their 5th Scottish Cup, beating Celtic in the Final, and by then Celtic had stretched their lead to twelve (12). Hearts fans would have to wait until 1956 (half a century) before they won their 5th Cup, beating Celtic, who remain the dominant Cup team on seventeen (17) trophies.

Celtic’s pre-eminent position in the League was equally impressive. Despite this record, there must have been some concerns amongst their support as Rangers had now won the league in each of the last two seasons to reach 11 titles. Celtic’s ‘fifteen’ (15) was secure, but their dominance in the League was coming under threat.

The 21/22 season would be crucial, and the team would get off to an absolute flier in 4 days time, opening their campaign with a 4-0 victory over Raith Rovers at Celtic Park.

A declaration of intent from the biggest club in Scotland….


CELTIC- Shaw; McStay and Dodds; Gilchrist, Cringan and McMaster; McAtee, Gallacher, Longmuir, Cassidy and McLean.

RAITH ROVERS- Jimmy Brown; Inglis and Moyes; Raeburn, Morris and Collier; Tommy Duncan, J Duncan, Jennings, Bauld and Archibald.

Referee- Mr. Bell, Hamilton.
Attendance: 15,000.
Goals: Longmuir (5, 65) Cassidy, McAtee

These bhoys really mean business!

In other news….

….O’Malley was effectively head of his own mini-republic in rural Tipperary, where British forces rarely ventured and when they did, took care not to leave the roads. The war there was increasingly bitter. Three British officers, unlucky enough to fall into O’Malley’s hands some weeks before, at a time when three IRA Volunteers were being shot by firing squad in Dublin, were coldly put to death in reprisal

When O’Malley returned to his safehouse, O’Connor, who had refused to discuss his business with any of O’Malley’s subordinates, handed him a message from Richard Mulcahy, IRA Chief of Staff.

It read; In view of the conversations now being entered into by our Government with the Government of Great Britain, and in pursuance of mutual conversations, active operations by our forces will be suspended as from noon, Monday, 11 July.

O’Malley wrote later that he was ‘bewildered’ by the order. The first senior IRA officers had heard of the Truce was this, ‘bald message’. Nevertheless, he had orders typed out and sent to the five IRA Brigades under his command across Munster.

Source: By John Dorney. The last day of the Irish War of Independence.

A Hertz fan would have celebrated winning the 1906 Scottish Cup with a pint costing 1/2d (ha’penny). Then by the time their grandkids celebrated their next Cup win, half Century later in 1955, their pints (bitter) were costing more than a shilling (12d) around The Georgie pubs…. or, about 2 shillings (2 bob) in Rose Street.

Fireworks prices are not available.

General stuff…

No1 UK Album 1971 ‘album’


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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Prestonpans bhoys
August 11, 2021 6:49 am

Will be one of many tims who has woke up this morning with a smile😂 on my face, I wonder why😱

August 11, 2021 6:55 am

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay, My, oh, my, what a wonderful day.😀

Big Audio Dynamite
August 11, 2021 7:49 am

Well, that was Sweeeede. Will Sevco need to be Bjorn again? Oh my!


August 11, 2021 7:49 am

Slippy will have to walk if they lose on Friday they can’t afford to fire him.
If he stays and they have a year like our last year revenge will be sweet
But if you know what happens How will they ever recover, let’s hope it happens, they had the chance to purge didn’t take it and came back more arrogant and emboldened than before. Bury them this time .

Big Audio Dynamite
August 11, 2021 7:53 am

Let’s see how many jokes we can make, just using ABBA lyrics …

Money Money Money – Always funny – Its a rich man’s world 😜

August 11, 2021 7:54 am

One thing clear last night was the huns lacked game management.
They came out like gang busters chasing and harrying for the first 30 minutes.
Gassed themselves out then played slow tempo for the rest of game.
With no real creativity it became a repetitive ,toothless effort that never pressured opponents.
They are predictable now and opponents have had a season to work them out in SPL.

I often think we start in to leisurely a fashion in Euro games nullifying the effect our crowd has on opponents.
Would like to see us use the energy of the crowd more just to set opponents on heels.
If we are going to play a high tempo game having a full squad is necessary as subs will be vital to maintain pace.
Also Ange seems to have variation in his coaching which should make us harder to nullify.

Big Audio Dynamite
August 11, 2021 7:57 am

The winner takes it all, the loser has to …erm …go to Kazakhstan?

August 11, 2021 8:01 am

Many of us have been saying this is not a particularly impressive The Rangers team.
Well drilled, know their team role and on field positioning but limited individually. And when the full backs and Kent don’t turn up, the team collective fails.

Any well coached team they have played in this last year of their overcooked invincibility has put them to the sword. Bayer L, Slavia Prague( incidentally knocked out of CL last night by …..Ferencvaros) and now Malmö.

They will be sussed, already have been, this season. In Scotland, of course, the LRA will come to their “distressed” aid.

August 11, 2021 8:03 am


All three Euro teams winning at “Fortress” Ibrox.

August 11, 2021 8:09 am


I was sick and tired of everything
When I called you last night from Glasgow

Not so Super Trouper 😂

August 11, 2021 8:13 am

🎼but I won’t feel blue
Like I always do🎼

saltires en Sevilla
August 11, 2021 8:22 am

Lilac hue,
We were defeated and you won with ten;
Lilac hue,
Never see Champions League money ever again.

Lilac hue,
We really needed that cash to fund more buys;
Lilac hue
Expect to hear some comforting words from The ‘clever’ guys

Lilac Hue
Faint whiff reminder of Pernod spew…

Big Audio Dynamite
August 11, 2021 8:23 am

CFC 😜👍

Can you hear the drums, Alfredo? 🎵🎵

August 11, 2021 8:25 am

With guaranteed entry to the champions league riches for this seasons spfl winners just watch the huns with whistles really step up their game to aid their brothers in distress. We will be up against it this season for sure.

August 11, 2021 8:31 am


Aye, met their Waterloo

Sol Kitts
August 11, 2021 8:35 am

Sure I can laugh at you hunny
Cos I think it’s funny
Does your Malmo know that you’re out

Paddy’s Maw
August 11, 2021 8:42 am

Sol Kitts – does your Malmo know that you’re out🤣🤣🤣🤣

August 11, 2021 8:46 am

Another great trip down memory lane – thanks SeS. Some cracking quips this morning, fair puts a spring in your step. A brighter 😉 day on the silvery Tay.

Big Audio Dynamite
August 11, 2021 9:10 am

That’s a very unfortunate sign behind his big napper



Big Audio Dynamite
August 11, 2021 9:11 am

Sol, VG! 😁😁

A thing of beauty
August 11, 2021 9:16 am

I was so glad to be back at the football on Sunday but obviously some regret that CCB was not there also. The virus has not affected him except to curtail his enjoyment and confine him to the house with Mrs CCB, so I would like to thank Jon Dal Tomassom and his Malmö players for lifting the old man’s spirits. He’ll back in his rightful place for the next Europa round (should we qualify) and meanwhile he’ll have to content himself with all the laughs you guys are giving us this morning. Personally does your Malmö know that you’re out is the leader for me. Cheers sol.

Paddy’s Maw
August 11, 2021 9:21 am

Mama Mia. Here we go again
Malmo pumped us out of Europe!

A deja vu for them. It’s like Malmo all over again!

Hot Smoked
August 11, 2021 9:35 am

ABBA songs. Malmos Manager certainly sounded like One of Us`

bada Bing
August 11, 2021 9:42 am

Guidis in Airdrie, destroyed by fire last night.

Hot Smoked
August 11, 2021 9:42 am

I have read that Thursday`sgame is sold out so it would seem that your morals are more real than those I hold. I convinced myself that maybe the free ticket thingy was too difficult to organise but the reality is that Sunday was so enjoyable I wanted more.

Hot Smoked
August 11, 2021 9:47 am

Is the suspicion that fire is connected to the Huns` defeat?

August 11, 2021 9:48 am

An observation from Celtic Trust meeting last night.

As result of larger Membership and new thinking they bring, as anticipated, the CT is moving in an encouraging direction.

Some good stuff from sub Committees formed that new members have filled.

If it keeps going in that direction they will merit joining and I would not be saying that if I did not observe changes.

August 11, 2021 9:49 am

Hot Smoked
In my head, yes. However, my son wants to go and, as the tickets are bought by me, I’ve caved in to my heart..! See you on the Emerald Express tomorrow.

Hot Smoked
August 11, 2021 10:02 am

I`ll try to ensure that the Carnoustie Bhoys leave the front seat free 🙂

bada Bing
August 11, 2021 10:17 am

HS- it can’t be ruled out,there has been a few arson attacks in Lanarkshire in last couple of years ,on restaurants and cars,property of the owners, could also be accidental,as it’s been open.

Hot Smoked
August 11, 2021 10:18 am

Golf beckons so
Cheerio for now.

Craig 76
August 11, 2021 10:25 am

Bit of info for those going tomorrow night

Celtic FC SLO (@CelticFCSLO) Tweeted: Confirmation that the North Stand External Centre Gates will close for a short period at Full Time after the match tomorrow evening. Fans using the underpass pre and post match are requested to please keep left at all times, thank you https://t.co/PVfDdVNNvM https://twitter.com/CelticFCSLO/status/1425380606293200896?s=20

Celtic FC SLO (@CelticFCSLO) Tweeted: Confirmation that concourse kiosks will be open again from tomorrow evening, please note that all kiosks are now cashless 💰👎💳👍 https://t.co/acCHZQ1aQs https://twitter.com/CelticFCSLO/status/1425368317343191043?s=20

Billy Bhoy
August 11, 2021 10:27 am

A wee ABBA tribute to the Malmo team:

I must have gone to bed at a quarter to ten.
Reading Sentinel Celts and CQN.
Fretting about the Huns in the Champions League again.
I couldn’t sleep – I was going round the bend.

but that was – The Day Before You Came!!!

Billy Bhoy
August 11, 2021 10:37 am

Fixed it 🙂

bada Bing
August 11, 2021 10:37 am

Heads up to Celtic STHs on HCTS: check that your DD payment for Hearts game has come off your Bank account today. I’m hearing there are issues with HCTS and DDs not being updated.
can clarify or advise

August 11, 2021 10:40 am

H H.
Malmo Malmo Malmo, Its a rich mans world.JG.

bada Bing
August 11, 2021 10:47 am

Craig- snap

Jobo Baldie
August 11, 2021 10:53 am

There was something in the air last night
Their play was shite
V Malmo

August 11, 2021 10:54 am

What a difference a week makes. If you’d said der Hun would lose 3 on the bounce and we’d score ten in 2 games, 4 away from home in Europe, you’d have been ridiculed. These results have reversed the moods of the Glasgow Clubs. Granted, der hun’s confidence was overblown, but it hasn’t half been shattered. Will the MSM go after Gerrard? Who else can they blame?
We had no real idea that the new signings were so good, or that Tony Ralston would blossom, that Ryan Christie would regain form and appetite, that Celtic Park would rock again so soon.
The actualite is that we’ve won well against two mediocre teams. Secco were well beaten by a decent, experienced Swedish side, the calibre of which we’ll only see in Europe. We’d have struggled v Malmo too.
But it’s still great to see them quiet, and the feel good factor on display at Paradise.

Billy Bhoy
August 11, 2021 11:01 am

Messi seen at Ibrox this morning!

Sorry, that should read:

Messy scene at Ibrox this morning!

August 11, 2021 11:02 am

This season is defo gonna be better. We have the momentum, optimism, better players, and a manager who has galvanised a broken squad in a few short weeks. Go on!!

August 11, 2021 11:09 am


A mauling of Dunfermline on Friday and their hubris will be reinstated.

Their bigger problem is selling anyone for the cash they need to offset the lost CL booty.
Huns’ expectations of mullions n mullions for their galaticos will be well wide of the mark. Everyone in football is aware of their financial plight.

bada Bing
August 11, 2021 11:33 am
bada Bing
August 11, 2021 12:43 pm
bada Bing
August 11, 2021 12:50 pm
Angel Gabriel
August 11, 2021 1:03 pm

Afternoon all .

Just received sad news , that Robinbhoy, from CQN, passed away on Monday night.
Robinbhoy was a good guy and a good Tim .

Originally from Tarbolton , in Ayrshire, he would have been known to a few on here .

Rest in peace, ole pal .

Big Audio Dynamite
August 11, 2021 1:08 pm

Bears getting charged £1.50 for a drink of tap water last night.

Paddy’s Maw
August 11, 2021 1:10 pm

Bada bing
Thanks for heads up re HCTS. This has happened to me. I have emailed ticket office and await their reply. Probably on the day after the Hearts game!!!

Paddy’s Maw
August 11, 2021 1:11 pm

Angel Gabriel.
Sad news indeed about Robin Boy. Thoughts and prayers with the family.

August 11, 2021 1:21 pm


Saddened to hear about ROBINBHOY

Although the last few years haven’t been kind to him-broken femur,etc-he never complained. I was on the blower to him a few weeks ago,his usual chipper self.