6th July – If you know your history

20 years ago… on this day (Thursday) Martin O’Neill endures speculation about his future at Celtic, scooting about Dublin in helicopters to JP McManus’ house and meetings with Desmond, as his Bhoys play a sequence of pre-season Friendly ties.

Two games in two days at Tolka Park:

A 1-4 victory Against Shelbourne, then a 1-1 draw against Shamrock Rovers.

2002-07-06: Shelbourne 1-4 Celtic, Friendly

Celtic were without Swedish stars Henrik Larson & Johan Mjallby who had both been given time off to recover from their World Cup exploits – and injured duo Neil Lennon and Joos Valgaeren were also missing.

David Fernandez made his Celtic debut.


Williams (Bennion), Crawley (D. Byrne), McCarthy, Doherty (R. Baker), Heary, Cahill (Ross), Fenlon, Holihan, S. Byrne (Gannon), Geoghegan (Roberts), Molloy

Goal:- Geoghegan 17.
Booked:- Byrne.

Celtic:- Douglas ( Gould), McNamara, Balde ( Lambert), Crainey, Agathe ( Sylla), Miller ( Doyle), Petrov ( Fernandez), Thompson ( Healy), Guppy ( Petta), Hartson

Goals:- Hartson 6, 26, Agathe 30, Sutton 54.

Booked:- Thompson.

Att:- 3,500

In other news..

Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Serena Williams beats older sister Venus 7-6, 6-3 for her first Wimbledon singles title

General stuff:

1560 England and Scotland sign Treaty of Edinburgh

1776 American Declaration of Independence announced on front page of “PA Evening Gazette”

1886 Horlick’s of Wisconsin offers 1st malted milk to public

1923 The Central Executive Committee accepts the Treaty of Union, signed in Moscow in December 1922, and the Russian Empire becomes the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

1924 1st photo sent experimentally across Atlantic by radio, US-England

1925 Bill Haley, known as the father of Rock ‘n’ Roll (Rock Around the Clock), born in Highland Park, Michigan (d. 1981)

1928 1st all-talking motion picture shown in NY (Lights of NY)

1994 “Forrest Gump”, directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, and Gary Sinise, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1995)

2016 Chilcot Report, UK’s Iraqi War Inquiry released; concludes ex Prime Minister Tony Blair (Labour …) overstated case for war.

Note: The excellent Celtic Wiki site is the font of all knowledge on things Celtic. Most of the Celtic stuffabove is from that site. The guys who set it up and painstakingly keep it updated, deserve no end of credit, praise and thanks. A treasure trove for Celtic fans young and old – and new- and free to view.

Respect Bhoys !


Guest article by SeS

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Excellent article as usual πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Looking at the Shelbourne friendly,

Was Sutton selling the pies before be scored, as I can’t see his name in the Team ?? 😜😜😜

Enjoy the big Match tonight everyone πŸ€πŸ€

PendanticCSC. πŸ’šπŸ’š


Excellent article SeS,

We were discussing great championship win yesterday, I know it’s not many folks favourite but MO’N’s 2000-2001 Championship is up there for me, an end to the nightmarish nineties.

Believe it or not the Horlicks factory in Slough is a preserved building – strangely iconic.

Hail Hail

Big Audio Dynamite

Good stuff again, SeS

Speaking of our history, here’s a brilliant video about our coronation cup win. https://youtu.be/ZRsM-qofKzA


Morning all

Always an interesting read. Ty for the effort you obviously put into these weekly articles.

In other news, my goodness. What a state this country is in. 13 prime ministers in my lifetime . I never thought I’d see one as bad as Thatcher but BJ has outdone her. Lying, cheating, deceitful, self serving, corrupt, absolute bastard of a man. It’s not only him who needs to go. The same ministers who have defended this clown should be following him out the door. They won’t though, they’ll be scrambling for votes to replace him when he does go.

Ironically, his departure when it inevitably comes will end up benefiting the tories. With him in power there was absolutely no chance of them winning a general election. Now? Their chances will undoubtedly improve.

Looking at the betting re his replacement, what a shower. Liz Truss an 8/1 chance. Nadhim Zahawi another up there at 10/1. Given their continuous backing for Johnson they should be odds on to lose their seats in a general election. I’d love to meet the people who vote for these disgusting despicable individuals. Gotta be something wrong with them.



Thanks for the article. The heady days of Da vid

That’s a fantastic tribute to the Coronation Cup team.
Quite an achievement given the opposition.
Champions of Britain!

Jobo Baldie

Good morning, friends and Happy Matchday!


Leggy – aye true, good spot buddy – Sutton did come on for Hartson ( doh!) and made team on the newspaper match reports.

My feeble excuse: Probably because I was too busy googling ‘Doyle’, whom I don’t remember, turns out he only played friendlies ( no league matches but maybe League Cup/Glasgow Cup ties?) at Celtic, before moving to Coventry, where he was a regular, and had a decent career. Capped once for Republic of Ireland.


Chairbhoy – cheers buddy. aye, that building looks amazing.

BAD – thanks buddy – going off to watch that game with my coffee.


CFC – cheers buddy… Da vid 😊 Thought there was a player in there not quite bursting to get out.

Twisty – thanks buddy and very difficult to argue with any of that! Best of luck today!



Good morning and looking forward to watching tonight.

Any team news – are any Internationalists still on Summer break etc. Or a full crew to choose from?



Da vid- the Jota of the times… hair wise!



Ah! Gotcha buddy 😊


Morning all. HH


Great stuff,Ses.

As CHAIRBHOY says,MON’s first season is up there with 86,88,98 and 2022. All of them,in their own way,unexpected but crucial.


Says here Aribo is Β£6m plus add-ons. Like winning the European Cup,I expect.

Still,a lot of cash for a bag o’ sweeties…


St tams

Morning all.
Excellent article as always SeS.

Looking forward to seeing the Bhoys tonight.



I hope my Dad sees that. He was at the bloody game!

Which reminds me. Just over a year ago in May,a small crowd of us met in Clydebank. It included me,my Dad,my brother-in-law,and my nephew. GARRY,R I P,MACJAY,also sadly R I P,AULDHEID and BROGAN,ROGAN,TREVINO & HOGAN.

Turns out that three of that small gathering were at the Coronation Cup,the 57 League Cup final,and the greatest game in history,Real v Eintracht in 1960.

Three were also in Lisbon. Cue my Dad protesting. Not true,I wisnae allowed to go,he said.

To which,BRT&H replied-Aye,but I was!

St tams

Bobby, more interesting about that article, is Southampton paying Β£12m for an 18yr old from City., wow.



Happy match day,indeed. I will try to post a link to it before I leave for work. I won’t see it,mind. I spend my nights trying to figure out how to get round signs saying ROAD AHEAD CLOSED.

Can’t understand why they built the M25 if the basterts shut it every bloody night. And you should have seen me trying to get to my drop in Ashford,when they closed the final 200 yards of the approach to the industrial estate. That’ll teach me not to forget my bloody phone…


Including the latest resignations from HM Gov,including all the non-cabinet members,I’d say there’s been a bit of talking amongst the protagonists.

I think their best chance of ousting Boris is to refund him for the wallpaper in No 10. Sunak and a few others can probably find the spare change down the back of the settee. I’ve checked mine,I found 10p. But I’m willing to help,under the circumstances!

Prestonpans bhoys


Agree 100% with you, moron on telly now at PM question timeπŸ˜•


St Tams & Bobby

Cheers lads.

Watching ‘charade tv’ ATM – what a brasser

The Real McCoy

Afternoon Everyone πŸ‘‹πŸ»
That Was The Year That Was – 1953 πŸ€
Can’t let the Coronation Cup win go by without the song β€”


Probably the greatest event of that year πŸ€”

No1 in the charts May 1953 –
– I Believe by Frankie Laine


Nothing else of note happened that year πŸ˜‚

big packy

AFTERNOON ALL and JIM ,it is with deep regret i have just handed my resignation letter into boris johnson,,another true story🀩

big packy


big packy

THE REAL MCOY, how dare you sir, nothing else of note happened in 1953, myself and jimthetim53 were bornπŸ‘ 😎

big packy

whit time is the gemme oan is it oan rainjurs tv😎😎

bada bing1

Hungary rewarded for repeated closed doors due to racist abuse of players with the Europa league final

The Real McCoy

Bada ,
I was a regular visitor to Budapest last decade.
Lovely place to visit and much cheapness.
New Ferenc Puskas Stadium as you no doubt know.
I suspect an Orban bribe 😑.

Sincere apologies Big Packy and Jim The Tim regarding 1953. Who knew πŸ€“πŸ˜œ

bada bing1

Looks like the Cabinet have grown balls,and are asking the Gonk to go now

Billy Bhoy

Damn that Boris!

I was looking forward to watching the Celtic game but now I’m torn. I’d hate to miss seeing the fud resigning live on TV.

big packy


Jobo Baldie

I’m considering relaunching my Player Of The Year thingy under the umbrella of the Sentinel Celts site but pre season games or other friendlies won’t be included. πŸ˜‰


Think the Cameraman man is pissed. !!!!!Β£


Excellent Jobo πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Always liked seeing the various marks given in your previous POTY.

Really looking forward to it πŸ‘Œ


Bernabei looking good already πŸ’šπŸ’š

Billy Bhoy

Excellent news Jobo. Ill use today to practice.

I can’t believe Viktoria are in the CL group stages with us. We’re looking good for the three points here!


New Centre Forward makes it 5!!


…and old winger makes it 6!!


Halftime 6-0.


SES another great read. πŸ‘

Bhoys 6-0 up at half time, a hard watch 🀣

So Scotland’s first Β£30M pound player Joe Aribo, eventually gets sold to Southampton for the gigantic Scottish record breaking sum of Β£6M, ……… fuxake we got more for Stuart Armstrong when we sold him to Southampton.



So far the pressing is impressive.
I know opponents are limited but movement is good.



Wonderful trip back through the hoops history.Always enjoyable and Party Marty’s teams always had a bit of steel to ally the finesse.


Aribo was a go to guy for them last year and may be difficult to replace.Dont see the transfer money being spent like for like but time will tell.Like PPB last night was expecting the undisclosed fee stuff to let the MSSM to pluck figures out the air.


Weiner Vik not good at all but Celtic are looking like they’re gonna keep going as they did last season.
#22/23CannaeWait CSC


Harry Kewell very vocal, a ball across the box to the back, stick a couple of yards out, not attacked by Ajeti (yes, Ajeti!) and Kewell screams “Come on! Put them away!!”



Tbh I thought they would have gotten more for Aribo, he was one of their better players, if you score a goal in a European Cup final, you might expect to raise a bit more money. Personally I think the Β£10m release clause being bandied about was BS, and they are in desperate need of money, I agree they will not buy like for like, as they are arguing over 1.8m for some other player, instead of just getting it done.




Hopefully start as we mean to go on.Very easy first game against lesser opposition to ease yourself back into the games.If the mantra stays the same and you approach each game the same then the mindset is established.Easy to say difficult to maintain.


Ajeti misses an absolute sitter! Open goal, keeper on the deck, he takes an unnecessary touch and allows the defender to get into a position to block…then skelps it past the post. Looked easier to score to be honest, a first time hit would’ve been enough!!


100% DannyMac23!!

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