Final requests

Reviews of our manager and personnel start in earnest next week.
The club itself, the game as a whole, and especially the Scottish football season reviews must wait until all is said and done. A certain final may or may not play a large part in the proceedings, but over my dead body shall other events take shine away from what we’ve all just witnessed.

 

With that in mind I was wondering what I would like from this weekend’s season ending game?

 

Obviously, a victory. But just not a victory, an exhibition.
The leash is off, there’s no pressure, the players are clearly over the moon,,,throw in a party atmosphere and she has all the ingredients for a good time.
‘Hey you, we’re having a party!’ as the old song says.
Parkhead shall be a pleasant day out Saturday I’ve little doubt.

 

However part of me hopes Ange calls out a few characters, and actually uses the occasion to his advantage.

 

The man who was lost for words must say something for the occasion, to thank the support and players at the very least, but hopefully, whilst in a position of strength, he settles a few scores.
No sour grapes involved, best to speak out after a win, after a big win.

 

Hit the refs.
He’s held his tongue, and with no immediate games on the horizon for any whistler to exact vengeance, call them out now. Lay down next seasons market this season.

 

“Ange, obviously you’ve won the league but what’s been your overall experience of Scottish football so far?”
“Don’t expect competent refs for a start.”
“You don’t think our referees are good at their job?”
“Mate, I’ve managed teams on three continents now and to say they could with improvement is an understatement”

 

Play it cute, don’t get fined, but subtlety let them know, let everyone know, we are all onto their practices and/or ingrained bias against the green and white Hoops.

 

Next, when speaking to the media for the final time, have the last laugh.
As above, there’s never been a better time to needle them, smugly with the title in hand, giving them months to stew in their misgivings and mispredictions.

 

“Expectations for the summer Ange?”
“A lot of humble pie from you guys for a start. Sacked by Christmas I recall reading. How did that turn out?”
“You feel you’re owed an apology by the nation’s football writers?”
“I don’t want an apology but how about some introspection. If I was getting huge calls wrong, I would come under pressure and certainly have a long hard think about what Im actually doing or not doing”

You just know it shall be asked, Ange shall be prompted for his thoughts on the upcoming final for our city rivals.

 

“Do you wish Rangers success in the final Ange?”
“Mate, today’s about Celtic and it’s fans.”
“Surely you would like to see a major European Trophy in Glasgow?”
“Look at it everyday mate, and it helps me to strive for more success.”

 

If I was a gambling man, a small bet on Tam to score anytime would tickle my fancy.
A cert to see some game time, I remind you that Josip Juranovich netted on his final appearance before joining the Hoops, apparently players like to go out with a flourish. And let’s face it, what’s he got to lose by attacking the box more than usual or trying regular long range shots?
Up for every corner?
Penalty taker for his special occasion?
I expect the Australian to have a bee in his bonnet today.
It’s hard to get to play for Celtic, it must be very hard to leave.

 

The ultimate game also double as the body language reader’s finest hour.
Every gesture super analyzed, each twitch, smile, or scowl given mega meaning,,those on loan we wish to keep shall be scrutinized more than normal in order for some to predict their future.
It’s a footballing phenomenon not exclusive to Celtic, but the unwritten rule states you can tell if your loanee shall return based on their gestures after the final whistle of the final game.
A jersey into the crowd is a big no-no, that’s him away, even if he’s just celebrating.
Not throwing the jersey into the crowd means he wants to keep it for the private collection, a sure sign he’s not returning for another campaign.
Damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t.

 

Finally, remember it, and savour it. Every bit of it.
Let the players know it’s appreciated.
Save a special roar for Ange.
And spare a thought for Garry (RIP).

 

God Bless the Famous Glasgow Celtic.
Champions of Scotland once again.

By Mahe

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big packy

the lions would have beat that mob 8-0๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ only joking, great performance from the team ,got a bit emotional as regards tom and nir, in fact wee joan said to me have you been crying your eyes are all red ,god bless the famous glasgow celtic, another true story๐Ÿ‘

jimthetim53

Craig I can always get a stream with hesgoal but no sound! There’s always a box top L/H corner saying ‘Click to unmute’ But it never works. It just opens another page with junk!

I need the sound to help me identify players in the opposition and even our own sometimes when it’s from a distance.

jimthetim53

Packy it was an emotional afternoon!

Craig76

JTT53
When I posted the link on Wednesday my phone got infected or so all the pop ups that appeared saying I’ve been hacked etc, my phone said all was fine but the pop ups kept appearing so I just ended up resetting my phone from scratch and all is well now

jimthetim53

Packy, who sang Sing Little Birdie when we were laddies?

Great day,great season well done Celtic.

TFW
Agree re Angie next season is huge but will enjoy untill then.

big packy

when we were laddies, im 49 not 69, another not true story๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ

jimthetim53

So you’ve forgot! It was Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson in the 1959 Eurovision Song Contest. They came in 2nd. ๐Ÿ™‚

jimthetim53

We won the European Cup in 1967 – the same year the UK won Eurovision for the 1st time! ๐Ÿ™‚

jimthetim53

The song was Puppet on a string, written by Peter Lawwell.

big packy

JIM, puppet on a string was sandie shaw I think, did you get my e-mail this morning??

Big Audio Dynamite

Winning never gets old :o)

From 1938 to 1966, Celtic won 1 Title.

Wonder what Sentinel Celts would have been like during those years ๐Ÿ˜†

jimthetim53

No I’ve not been on it yet Packy, I’ll do it now.

Craig76

Hail Hail, the Celts Are Here ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ / Hinos do Futebol Mundial

jimthetim53

Got it Packy. No mass on live at the moment but they’re in the Grotto with a sevice of adoration before the monstrance.

jimthetim53

B.A.D. LOL ๐Ÿ™‚ I doubt if we would be so polite!

Big Audio Dynamite

We’ve won 16 of the last 22 titles.
That’s domination

big packy

JIM, thats the closest ill ever get to lourdes ๐Ÿคฉ

Craig76

The Flag That Flies On High with lyrics / Rebel Lyrics

Prestonpans bhoys

What an enjoyable day, thought the wizard of oz (Tom that is) was about to cry when the whole crowd chanted his name in the first half.

Home now and beers ๐Ÿป๐Ÿป to drink ๐Ÿ‘

JimmynotPaul

What a fabulous day, always makes trophy day better, when the weather is kinder and we achieve a thumping win.
Loads of Celtic fans enjoying themselves on the streets at Merchant City.
Plenty of singing, smoke bombs and flares.

Bonnyrigg Rose best Cowdenbeath 1.0 today, 4.0 on agg which means they are promoted to Division 2.
Cowdenbeath are relegated to the Lowland League.
Bonnyrigg are a welcome addition, if they strengthen, just a little, they could well do what Cove and Kelty have done and quickly gain further promotion.
Cowdenbeath join East Stirling, Berwick and Brechin as teams relegated under the pyramid system.
Brechin now play in the Highland League, the other 3 are in the Lowland League.

JimmynotPaul

SPFL rules say only players who participated in 25% or more of league matches are officially eligible for a winners medal meaning Ange Postecoglou subbing on James McCarthy and Stephen Welsh bagged them the honour, since they were both on 9 league games each. Class act.

JimmynotPaul

Special words from our Niro ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿค

๐Ÿ—ฃ “Thank you for an amazing journey, one I’ll never forget” ๐Ÿฅบ

#COYBIG๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ† https://t.co/bZwQx9h0zU

JimmynotPaul

The party donโ€™t start till’ ๐™…๐™ค๐™š walks in! ๐Ÿพ

#COYBIG๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ† https://t.co/boK3ukF4oR

ASWGL

No benches were harmed in the winning of this title ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ†

Craig76

The Wolfe Tones – Celtic Symphony / Evan

ASWGL
Craig76

The Original Celtic Song with lyrics / Rebel Lyrics

Craig76

Kevin Miles – Celtic My Heart and my Soul (live at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall) / Kevin Miles

JimmynotPaul

Trongate.. ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช https://t.co/hp06W1aCNx

Craig76

Top of the League (Looking Down on the Rangers)/Give Me Joy in my Heart / Ange Postecoglou ole

JimmynotPaul

Merchant City 30 ,mins ago https://t.co/7R1oZ2BIBy

JTT

One of the questions on Gold Radio this morning was:

Which was the biggest selling Eurovision record of all time? Like most people, I would have said ‘Waterloo’ by Abba, the 1974 winner. Surprisingly enough, the answer was the winning entry for 1975-or possibly 1976-Brotherhood of Man, with ‘Save Your Kisses For Me.’

ASWGL

No benches were harmed… brilliant. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

Hail Hail.

jimthetim53

Glasgow Cross where St John Ogilvie was martyred.

jimthetim53

Magua surprised at that too. I think initially ABBA were huge mainly in Britain before their popularity grew. British pop culture was worldwide.

JimmynotPaul

Matt O’ Reilly.
Seems very happy.
What a fucking club๐Ÿ’š https://t.co/7BjsXIzM2p

big packy

JIM remember as a kid, it was blessed john ogivie, another true story๐Ÿคฉ

Craig76

BYE BYE RANGERS (2012) / charlieandthebhoys

big packy

MAGUA/JIM, think my first time watching celtic against motherwell was mid sixties and I think pat quinn and Ian st john were playing for motherwell, cosy corner bhoy will know๐Ÿคฉ

Craig76

Big Packy

I’m pretty sure that Blessed John Ogilvie was cannonised in 1976. Here, Packy, I never realised that the FA Cup Final was on today. Had more important matters on me mind. C’mon the Reds. Speaking of the Pool, I think St John signed for them round about 1964, or thereabouts. What a time to move to Merseyside.

JTT

I know that Abba are big in Australia. I wonder if big Ange is a fan?

Craig76

You should check out the version of ‘Celtic Symphony’ by Newry band, “Justice.” I saw them perform the song live, in Omeath, in November 1993. By the by, these guys make the Wolfe Tones look like choirboys. Hell, they even make the Irish Brigade look like choirboys. ๐Ÿ˜€

Hail Hail.

Anyone know why Chelsea are wearing a yellow jersey? There is no clash of colours, so I’m just wondering why this is the case today.

Hail Hail.

big packy

MAGUA that would be right, I had moved to england in 74 so he would have been blessed john ogilvie when I left, yes the FA.cup final id rather watch paint dry, but dont tell joan I said that๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ

Craig76

JUSTICE – Celtic Symphony Wishaw Scotland 1992. Live / Damien Quinn

That’s the one Craig. Hell’s bells, the Wishy Bhoys know how to party alright. Had the pleasure of meeting quite a few of them following the Celts over the years… including a certain John Higgins.

Hail Hail.

big packy

MAGUA did I ever tell you this story, my late grandfather used to go to 8- o clock mass every morning, on a sunday it was 11- oclock mass for me, I used to have to pass his house on the way to the chapel, and he would be at the window waiting for me to pass and woebetide if I wasnt there, all hell would break loose๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ another true story,HAIL HAIL

Big Packy

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