Where on the list?

So now it’s all done and dusted, the time is truly here for a collective chinwag regarding where exactly does this particular title rank, in that long list of Celtic titles.
It’s a matter of subjection of course, beauty is always in the eye of the beholder, but opinion or not, sometimes a collective agreement can be found.
This might be one such occasion.

 

By most metrics, it’s up there.
It’s not the most important title of my supporting days, I think we could all agree on that. Stopping the ten takes that award in my book. Lenny’s club killing league victory also takes a podium.

 

The sweetest? Sorry, I must say no.
The Tommy title scoops that accolade, again only in these eyes and perhaps many others. The enthralling string of must win games successfully negotiated culminating in Big Jan almost collapsing on a cross to turn home the winner, WGS saying this is for Tommy in the huddle, that trophy was extremely special indeed due to its nature.

 

The most professional? Nah.
Other teams have collected a higher points total and achieved more consistently than Ange’s bhoys. I give you The Invincibles for instance.

 

The most impressive title?
Yes.
The benchmark, for me, is always Martins debut season. Ange has went and surpassed those heady days.
For starters he is by himself. The O’Neill, Robertson, Walford trio had plenty practice gtogether especially in England’s top flight. They came with a winning formula, and had each other’s backs. They were a unit. Not a single man with a vision.

 

Martin also walked into the bones of a good team.
A great striker not a good striker, a cultured European Cup winning midfielder to cement the midfield along with one of Bulgaria’s finest of recent times, a waited only to be lead.

 

A true Celtic stalwart was already in the right back berth upon his arrival, our best since Danny. A Dutch International winger awaited who would go on to discover his best ever form in the Hoops.
Big Rab was in the house, no keeper needed.

 

Martin also had a big, big budget, and the reputation in place to entice big names.
Ange had neither.

 

Martin wouldn’t have improved Tony Ralston. Ange took a limited SPFL player, and turned him into an SPFL winner.
And a potential cult hero!

 

Ange took a big risk bringing in the Japanese contingent, then settling them, building them up to be ready, then unleashing them.
Martin wouldn’t have bothered.

 

Was St.Martin up against this degree of tomfoolery by the whistlers? I think the answer is a clear no.

 

So there you have it.
The most impressive title of my lifetime goes to Ange Postecoglou and his new look Celtic side who bettered European finalists on their debut season, and gained a respectable nine points in the Europa league against good sides.

 

With a brand new Captain many thought couldn’t shoulder the responsibility, they weathered an early storm today the existing Champions at home, then embarked on a stunning thirty game unbeaten run to blow the competition away, lifting the first trophy of the season to boot.

 

To wrangle a double out of the imploding mess left by Peter, with the bare bones of a squad in situ, utilizing the existing coaches, whilst up against a strong rival, is a stunning feat. Simply stunning.

 

Never once did the man crack under pressure. No scapegoats were sought when things were going wrong, something that earns my respect and the sign of a good manager.

 

Despite the huge task ahead, Ange also embraced his role as figurehead for the club. He appeared in front of the cameras usually with a smile, his ironic ‘mate’ helping best the media at their own game, belittling Celtic achievements.
Everyone’s favourite uncle now, his words carry weight and are keenly listened to, by the wise.

 

His success is also a success in part for The City Group, our other unofficial business partner. On their radar years ago, it’s somewhat reassuring to know they have a keen eye for talent, and recruit well. Having just taken another one of their employees recently, we can expect quality from their stable. Good to know.

 

On behalf of us all, a most sincere thank you and well done to Ange Postecoglou.
A most impressive man who scoops the SentinelCelts most impressive title award.
Exactly why he came to Scotland of course.

By Mahe

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Morning all.

MAHE, an excellent summary of what Ange has achieved over , timescale, budget and self belief.

Ange is a legend in the making and has introduced us to some new heroes and cult figures.

I am so excited to our next step of the journey under Mr Postecoglou.

In Ange Postecoglou I trust

HH

Brian

A wee early tune

https://youtu.be/h81Ojd3d2rY

Brian

Morning Bhoys,

He has worked miracles this season, can’t mind so many signings working out at the one time ever, did we get lucky or is the big fella that good? Bodes well for the future.

Looking forward to next season. Csc

KLV

SeS

Mahe

Aye, well done buddy, there is a strong case. Ange has done a remarkable job just turning up and making it happen.

Not many can do that without a squad of their backroom buddies around them. Even then there is usually the makings of the team already in situ. Just need tweaked.

It’s a mighty achievement and will live long in memory.

If anything, he has made a bit of a rod for his back, as expectations on domestic & Europe will be at new heights.

Whatever happens next, it’s going to be very interesting.

SeS

BRRB et al

Was out and about yesterday and just saw your post about Thursday – I’m going to be super busy in the next few weeks/months but hope to catch up with the Bhoys at least once in the Summer break.

Have a good one lads!

HH

Gordon64

https://etims.net/?p=17719 Papers, Hacks And Writers

Noel Skytrot

This title may have not been clinched in the most dramatic style in comparison to others but its definitely up there with being an important one.

We had all the shenanigans from last year to exorcise.
The huns thought that we would take a bit of time to regroup and probably thought they were in the ascendancy and would dominate.
The majority had written us off.
The officials.
A squad rebuild was required.
Our skipper and star players departed.
The Howe saga.
Discontent from the fans towards the “custodians.”
Acceptance of Ange and his way of taking us forward.
Did we have capital to spend.
The pandemic and its possible implications.

There’s probably more that could be added but be in no doubt this league title is right up there with some that Mahe mentioned.

A special mention,

Last year I harped on about about how having no fans in the stadium was a massive factor as the players absolutely thrive on our energy. Fans being at the games supporting the team in my opinion had a massive part I n turning things around.

Prestonpans bhoys

Mahe

Impressive summary and the point that he was on his own with a complete rebuild required should not be forgotten.

As I said previously after our three away defeats in a row I considered my season ticket as an interruption between pub visits😱

Thankfully he proved me wrong and as you say wins the ‘SentinelCelts most impressive title award.’ 👍👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

MAHE

Well done,mate. A fitting tribute to a man who really has given us our pride back. I’ve got an article,long planned and mentioned before,about Celtic managers who have won the title at their first attempt despite taking over after failure by their predecessor. These include for instance,Jock Stein. Billy McNeill twice. Wim. MON. Even WGS.

I wasn’t old enough for Jock’s first season to mean anything to me. But all of the others,I reckoned we had a good shout as the new manager had inherited the nucleus of a decent side. Even in Billy’s first season,most of us were aware that it was the horrendous injury problems that had scuppered Jock the previous season. Mind you,in Billy’s second go,he had to contend with the loss of Danny McGrain,Brian McClair,Alan McInally,Murdo McLeod and Judas.

All were magnificent achievements. But Ange practically did it from scratch.

Auldheid

A bit like that post by BRTH the quality of lead blogs and comments on Sentinel Celts is exceedingly high.

It is a resource of positive influence that could spread its wings.

McCaff

Morning all from a dreary dreich Royal Burgh! Just about to head onto the roof to get a bit of leadwork done…not looking forward to it!
Mahe…great read this morning, can’t argue with any of it.
SFTB from last night…well doen for organising the Predictor. As for Wee McCaff getting the wooden spoon, I think he was angling for it tbh, he’s been a wee bit lax with his attitude towards it recently! It’d be nice to catch up at Parkhead for an ‘feeshul presentation just to let him understand his laziness has consequences!! 😉😂

SeS

McCaff careful on that roof buddy…

Saw these guys last nite at St Luke’s at The Gallowgate (still festooned in Celtic banners & flags..)

Wandering Hearts are Maybe a wee bit too syrupy for some, but wonderful, wonderful harmonies…

They play again tonite if that’s yer bag maaaann 😉

St tams

Fantastic summary Mahe.
Ange , really does deserve all the plaudits that are being bestowed on him.
I Can’t wait to see where Ange is now going to take us , on the next step of his journey.
Roll on next season.

Auldheid

In respect of Police Scotland statement on unacceptable behaviour a description of what constitutes behaviour that is unacceptable but not arrestable might help.

Singing “You’ll never walk alone” out of tune for example or worse..https://t.co/BA6QXXw1MC 😎

Craig76

Top 23 Tom Rogic’s greatest goals for Celtic / Kevin A

Auldheid

Chairbhoy
Great Game Yesterday, and what a celebration, this is what it means to be Celtic.

Auldheid…

Thanks for posting that piece by BRT&H. What a great read.

Your reply hits the nail….

The unfortunate thing is that it seems to me that so many Celtic supporters have moved on from what was regarded as Celtic values. They don’t care – the old firm jv and bragging rights paramount.

In the recent past, you and others led the way in uncovering a rather malevolent m.o. by the Celtic PLC executive – an a-moral, feral capitalist agenda at best.

When I, like many on here was predicting the collapse of Celtic FC; as the strategic, cultural and ethical path the Board was following was toxic and permeated the whole Club, many on CQN didn’t seem to know what I was talking about, my belief was they were genuinely unable to see how such a toxic approach would inevitably lead to such a collapse.

Even as the faultlines were forming and fissuring and we pointed to the causes and talked of solutions, the feeling I get is that there are those who were disagreeing and debating and saying we’ve never had it so good, just didn’t get it. Celtic’s aul’ ethical approach somewhat out dated beyond lip service to the Celtic Foundation or Mary’s meals.

These long established values and mores were some how illusionary and not a rational approach to running a modern organisation.

When I talked of holistic issues that were creating fault lines, I was accused of being pretentious.

Some unable to see the link between our approach and loss of quality players and managers, the Bolingoli affair, loss of form, or players downing tools or Celtic Park demonstrations or…..

… we have seen the inevitable and what a collapse it was.

We have to hope we have truly turned a corner.

The treatment of Micheal Lustig, Craig Gordon among others will always be compared and contrasted in my mind to the treatment of Nir Bitton and Tom Rogic, it is a clear indication of how different approaches manifest different outcomes.

Ange must be backed, he seems like a national treasure down in Oz – A Celtic legend could be in the making

Hail Hail
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I think realising the importance of values is something that is understood during a person’s lifetime.

It depends on an individual’s beliefs that life challenges and the response to thaose challenges. Ignore them or think again, so not surprising it was an uphill battle to get the value of values message over.

A bit like wandering into Plato”s Cave I later came to realise and I want to thank you for your support and encouragement that kept me going over the Res12 years.

I did appreciate it.

Craig76

67 Hail Hail meets Ange Postecoglou as thousands of Celtic fans party in Glasgow / 67 Hail Hail

Bawheid

If Carlsberg did Saturday’s… then Saturday will live long in the memories of the Celtic supporters.
A full Celtic Park, filled to the rafters with happy people, waiting in eager anticipation of what was to come.
A baking hot sun added to the carnival atmosphere and the spectacle of colourful supporters whose smiles lit up the park.
A warm welcome and the congratulations of the Motherwell players, as our players took to the field.
The game itself exceeded our expectations, I was so happy for Turnbull who waited for over a year to play for Celtic and who played like Mr. Kipling, exceedingly well. So many highlights, so much great play as all the players expressed their talent and showed why they were good enough to wear those famous hoops. Goals galore, each as good as the one before.
Song’s of praise, as the support sang with feeling and emotion that just lifted the players and re-confirmed just why they are so important to the confidence of the players, proving, if proof was needed just how much they were missed through the covid seasons.
Sky for once did the club proud and how great it was to listen to Stan and MON expressing their unbiased (well) commentary.
The after – game was almost as good as the game itself, with happy players and manager bringing on their loved ones, just added to that brilliant atmosphere and for once time was spent listening to the manager and players expressing their joy and happiness.
Oh yes if Carlsberg did Saturdays………..

Awe Naw

https://worldstadia.com/ramon-sanchez-pizjuan.html

Look out for me F21 bhoys and ghirls my ticket has my name on it, I should be easy to single out. I will be wearing my Spanish guitar

jimthetim53

This is a wee selfie film I made of myself, using my mobile, before I came over to Scotland:

SeS

Craig76 great memories there buddy thanks for sharing

Aw Naw – fantástica percha – enjoy and stay safe

Angel Gabriel

Mahe.
Top article. HH

Auldheid

Awe Naw
https://worldstadia.com/ramon-sanchez-pizjuan.html

Look out for me F21 bhoys and ghirls my ticket has my name on it, I should be easy to single out. I will be wearing my Spanish guitar

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Is that where the first fight will break out? Lol

Blitzguerre.

Hope this is a wind up, but.

https://postimg.cc/cKfR9LRL

HH

Craig76

Calton Tongues
Apparently it’s normal practice according to the comments

https://twitter.com/paullarkin74/status/1526106805935427585?s=20&t=-7gIKVP8eg7ezMjUY-X_YQ

Craig76,

Liked Tenacious D’s reply 😁

Why none available for the Hearts Section?

HH

jimthetim53

Surely the SFA should have neutral section in the main stand?

Craig76

JTT53
SFA and neutral in the same sentence 🤣🤣🤣

jimthetim53

Craig, LOL 🙂
As a Celtic fan I’m going to be neutral on Cup Final day and ‘support’ a team who are not Celtic – the Jambos!

Auldheid

Looks like appeals have limited effect.

Unfortunately we ( Lewis Bar Benalmadena) will be closing at 10pm for next few nights . Group of rangers fans came into the bar last night and took flags and burned them on the road . @CeltsOnTV @celticbars

Auldheid

Bada Bing.

Just as I feared. Less than half a mile away is Bar None a Rangers pub.

HUNkering doon for next 3 days.

bada bing1

Auldheid- stay safe, nobody deserves these animals anywhere…..

Mahe

Is there anyone doesn’t expect a riot?

Awe Naw

https://youtube.com/shorts/wO4_t163FBQ?feature=share

Once she starts singing the riot will be quelled

Listen closely to the piano on this

Son Of Gabriel

Where on the list…
Had this discussion with the Auld Fella at the weekend;
1) Stopping the 10
2) Invincible Treble
3) Winning the league at Tannadyce after Tommy Burns passed
4) Angeball!
5) MON’s first season (treble)

I may have actually changed my mind between 3 & 4 since our conversation as well.
Number 3-5 are all pretty fluid and wouldn’t gripe with any order.

I’d say that the 08 title wins on emotion, but this year wins on entertainment and the extent of the unexpected reversal. Recency bias does apply here of course and my opinion is subject to change again.

Tough one though.

Disclaimer: Titles only since 1990 need apply. I can’t comment on the centenary or Love Street etc. as I was but a wishful thought… a glint in the postman’s eye if you will.

Now to read the article

Dan

Afternoon folks,

First post on here, used to post on CQN years ago.

Auldheid, thanks for sharing BRTH’s post, Jim as always describes beautifully the wonderful atmosphere of these special days. It feels like the beginning of a new era. Ange is really just finding his feet and when the team is up to speed with his fitness requirements and he has added some more of his style of players, I think we will really see Angeball taking off spectacular. Perhaps just as significant has been Ange’s performance off the park. He seems a perfect fit for Celtic, understands the history and culture of the club and how it mirrors his life an an immigrant to a new country. He speaks eloquently, truthfully and his values match the fans and the ethos of the club. It’s been a long time in coming, but I have loved the way he defends the club and puts the hostile media in their place with some wonderful cutting and jocular replies.

The way the departure of Tom and Nir was handled was a touch of class and was handled magnificently.

I look forward to the new season with excitement and expectation in a way that I have not for many, many years.

God bless all.

HH Dan

Mahe

A brilliant summary. Many thanks.

I honestly do not know where this title ranks. I only know that it’s up there with:

1978-79. The 4-2 game.

1985-86. Albert Kidd day.

1987-88. The Centenary Season.

1997-98. Stopping the ten.

In the 1997-98 season, I was a nervous wreck on every game day…this season was even worse in that respect. That alone, tells me the significance of this season’s title win.

bada bing

As regards the Loyalist Referees Association, there is the ‘Rangers’ section, and.. that’s all she wrote. 😀

A big welcome to our new posters.

Hail Hail.

Craig76

Brilliant. 😀

The weather forecast for Seville on Wednesday, is a balmy 94 degrees. Given that the game does not kick-off until 2100 hours local time, this should give the Huns plenty of time for a few wee refreshments. God help the beautiful city of Seville.

Hail Hail.

Craig76

🌞 ✅
🍻 ✅
🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️ ✅

Pray for Seville

Craig76

Spot on. It was good to see a few of the Union Bears getting huckled at the airport. That should put a bit of a damper on their holiday, I should think. 😀

Hail Hail.

Craig76

MAGUA
Such a shame for the little bears 🐻 🤣🤣🤣
I read 1 story of one of them not getting on his flight due to not having vaccine info 🤣🤣

big packy

MAGUA, 1968 might be up there with our great title wins ,was at east end park that day, right at the top of one of the floodlight pylons ,funny thing was I was on jimthetim53s shoulders, what a night that was🤩 big welcome to all the new posters👍

Craig76

#cinchPrem Champions Unique Angle: Celtic enjoy Trophy Day Celebrations at Paradise! 🏆 / Celtic FC

Craig76/Saltires

I assume that you have read the “Celtic Minded’ collection of books? Good news on that front. “Celtic Minded’ 5, will be released on the 31st of May. Now why does that date sound familiar? Oh aye, silly me. On the 31st of May 1967, the final of the European Cup Winners Cup was played in Nuremberg, in Bavaria. The result? Bayern Munich 1 Rangers 0. On the previous Thursday in Estoril, Celtic had of course, won The European Cup. All in all, a poor week for the Huns and their supporters.😀

Craig76

You’re a very naughty Bhoy. 😀

Big Packy

That must have been some night. They reckon that thousands of bad Bhoys, entered the ground without paying. Those were the days.

Hail Hail.

big packy

MAGUA jim lifted me over the turnstile, what a bhoy 🤩

SFTB

The BBC soliciting memories from Rangers fans of the last decade. Fell free to offer some:- https://modules.wearehearken.eu/bbc-sport/embed/18373/share

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