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.
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.
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Will be one of many tims who has woke up this morning with a smile😂 on my face, I wonder why😱
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay, My, oh, my, what a wonderful day.😀
Well, that was Sweeeede. Will Sevco need to be Bjorn again? Oh my!
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 .
Let’s see how many jokes we can make, just using ABBA lyrics …
Money Money Money – Always funny – Its a rich man’s world 😜
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.
The winner takes it all, the loser has to …erm …go to Kazakhstan?
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.
All three Euro teams winning at “Fortress” Ibrox.
B A D
I was sick and tired of everything
When I called you last night from Glasgow
Not so Super Trouper 😂
🎼but I won’t feel blue
Like I always do🎼
We were defeated and you won with ten;
Never see Champions League money ever again.
We really needed that cash to fund more buys;
Expect to hear some comforting words from The ‘clever’ guys
Faint whiff reminder of Pernod spew…
Can you hear the drums, Alfredo? 🎵🎵
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.
B A D
Aye, met their Waterloo
Sure I can laugh at you hunny
Cos I think it’s funny
Does your Malmo know that you’re out
Sol Kitts – does your Malmo know that you’re out🤣🤣🤣🤣
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.
That’s a very unfortunate sign behind his big napper
GERS OOT 😂
Sol, VG! 😁😁
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.
Mama Mia. Here we go again
Malmo pumped us out of Europe!
A deja vu for them. It’s like Malmo all over again!
ABBA songs. Malmo
s Manager certainly sounded likeOne of Us`
Guidis in Airdrie, destroyed by fire last night.
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.
Is the suspicion that fire is connected to the Huns` defeat?
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.
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.
I`ll try to ensure that the Carnoustie Bhoys leave the front seat free 🙂
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.
Golf beckons so
Cheerio for now.
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
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!!!
Fixed it 🙂
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
Malmo Malmo Malmo, Its a rich mans world.JG.
There was something in the air last night
Their play was shite
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.
Messi seen at Ibrox this morning!
Sorry, that should read:
Messy scene at Ibrox this morning!
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!!
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.
Linked with this guy
Malmo enjoyed the win…
Check out this post from Celtic FC https://www.celticfc.com/news/2021/august/Celtic-B-Team-v-Annan-Athletic-tickets-on-sale-now-Wed-Aug-11-KO-7-45pm/?utm_source=club&utm_medium=sms&utm_content=info&utm_campaign=2122celticb
Is it just me,or are the Club fleecing us any chance they get? £10 to watch a B Team?
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 .
Bears getting charged £1.50 for a drink of tap water last night.
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!!!
Sad news indeed about Robin Boy. Thoughts and prayers with the family.
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.
R I P