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Unsung Heroes - Celts For Change
A group of unsung heroes (and fans) who helped to save Celtic in the 1990s, and went beyond what could ever be asked of them...

A group of unsung heroes (and fans) who helped to save Celtic in the 1990s, and went beyond what could ever be asked of them...

Amongst the doom and gloom of the barren years (1989-1995), the mood of the Celtic support had sunk so low that apathy had become deeply embedded, such that attempting to generate any energy or enthusiasm was likely to fail.

With the club's reputation at a barrel-scrapping low both on-field and off-field, the prime aim became the removal of the incumbents on the board and a push to ditch the "Biscuit Tin" mentality amongst its management.



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Posted by voc1967 on Tuesday 20 August 2019 - 18:35:34 | Comments: 0  |  printer friendly
 
 
 
 
 
One Of The Most Remarkable Games Ever Viewed At Parkhead
On an evening of matchless farce at Parkhead, Celtic and Partizan Belgrade, each playing apparently without benefit of defenders, produced a contest which saw fortune swing capriciously to settle finally on the Yugoslavs, whose passage into the next round of the Cup Winners' Cup was guaranteed by a goal from Scepovic in the closing seconds.

On an evening of matchless farce at Parkhead, Celtic and Partizan Belgrade, each playing apparently without benefit of defenders, produced a contest which saw fortune swing capriciously to settle finally on the Yugoslavs, whose passage into the next round of the Cup Winners' Cup was guaranteed by a goal from Scepovic in the closing seconds.

Celtic's battle plan was evident when Miller, who last week presented his club with a written transfer request, was included in the starting line-up. In their customary manner, they thrust towards the opposition goal in an attempt to unsettle the Yugoslavs, but it was the Scots who were caught cold when Partizan proved themelves adept at the counterpunch. The first warning came when Spasic was permitted an inordinate acreage of space on the Partizan left, and his progress was halted only by an inelegant and illegal challenge by the intercepting Aitken.



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Posted by voc1967 on Wednesday 14 August 2019 - 20:35:41 | Comments: 0  |  printer friendly
 
 
 
 
 
Men Against Bhoys
2002-11-14: Blackburn Rovers 0-2 Celtic, UEFA Cup

2002-11-14: Blackburn Rovers 0-2 Celtic, UEFA Cup1

"Men against Boys" it was said after the end of the first leg by arch-Hun Souness. This time though there was no doubt that it was "The Bhoys" who were on top, and Celtic stormed through easily with two cracking goals, first one from Larsson and then a sublime headed goal from Sutton from a corner. We could have won by more!!!

Blackburn & Souness left with their tails between their legs!



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Posted by voc1967 on Friday 09 August 2019 - 16:03:45 | Comments: 0  |  printer friendly
 
 
 
 
 
Unquestionably One Of The Finest, Most Talented Celtic Players Ever
Paul Michael Lyons McStay MBE was born on 22nd October 1964 in Hamilton, Lanarkshire.

Paul Michael Lyons McStay MBE was born on 22nd October 1964 in Hamilton, Lanarkshire. Grand-nephew of former Celtic team captain and manager Jimmy McStay, playing for Celtic was in the family blood.

A hotly tipped youth prospect Paul was a member of Celtic Boys Club who burst onto the football scene in remarkable style when he hit two goals and was man of the match as Scotland schoolboys defeated their English counterparts at Wembley in front of a live TV audience in June 1980.

He signed for Celtic aged seventeen and made his senior Celtic debut in a 4-0 home Scottish Cup win over Queen of the South on January 21st 1982. Part of a great Celtic dynasty - his Great Uncle's Jimmy and Willie were both Hoops greats while brothers Willie and Raymond also played for the club - Paul seemed almost destined to write his name into Celtic folklore..



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Posted by voc1967 on Thursday 08 August 2019 - 17:32:37 | Comments: 0  |  printer friendly
 
 
 
 
 
The Father Of The Modern Celtic
In March 1994, expatriate businessman and Celtic supporter Fergus McCann took control of a financially-strained club, in the process ousting a board of directors which included members with long family connections with Celtic.

In March 1994, expatriate businessman and Celtic supporter Fergus McCann took control of a financially-strained club, in the process ousting a board of directors which included members with long family connections with Celtic. Shortly afterwards, Lou Macari was replaced as team manager by another ex-Celt Tommy Burns.



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Posted by voc1967 on Wednesday 07 August 2019 - 11:47:22 | Comments: 0  |  printer friendly
 
 
 
 
 
Oh Harry Harry
We came across one of the most memorable Celtic stories involving a player and a supporter online a good few years ago.  Apologies as the source has been lost in the mists of internet time but this is how we remember the story going .

We came across one of the most memorable Celtic stories involving a player and a supporter online a good few years ago.  Apologies as the source has been lost in the mists of internet time but this is how we remember the story going . . .

One of the older members of the bus had a problem with a stutter which wasn’t all that noticeable unless he was getting excited or wound up and then it became very obvious. This fan used to always maintain that when Harry Hood scored a hat-trick against Rangers in the 1973 League Cup semi-final at Hampden – the last Celtic player to score a hat-trick before the Ibrox club were liquidated – he did so with three headers. The more others on the bus would disagree with this old fella, the more worked up he would get and he would start stuttering and swearing all over the shop. It was a source of much merriment to everyone else.



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Posted by voc1967 on Monday 18 February 2019 - 10:00:17 | Comments: 0  |  printer friendly
 
 
 
 
 
The History of the Tricolour at Celtic Park
From the early days of the club’s formation, a traditional Irish flag was flown over Celtic’s ground.

From the early days of the club’s formation, a traditional Irish flag was flown over Celtic’s ground. The earliest incarnation was the green harp flag which used as the unofficial flag of Ireland for much of the 18th and 19th centuries. In 1922 during the Irish Civil War, the Free State government presented Celtic with the newly adopted tricolour flag. The same tricolour would come to fly over Celtic Park for the next thirty years.



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Posted by voc1967 on Friday 01 February 2019 - 08:35:49 | Comments: 0  |  printer friendly
 
 
 
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