Bhoy, Oh Bhoy!!!!!
What a night in Paradise on Tuesday as Celtic not only outclassed and out manoeuvered the best England had to offer (Man who???) but qualified for the next round of the Champions League proper for the first ever time.
They could not have picked a better year, the 40th anniversary of the glorious triumph in Lisbon on 27th May 1967!! Great European nights guaranteed once more at Parkhead with Willie Maley and Bhoys against Bigotry ringing out.
Occasions like this make me so proud to be a Tim and I know that despite what others think I made the right choice when I decided to join the legions of die-hard, life long Hoops fans. After the match the song Raised on Celtic as Celtic got revenge for being robbed of a rightful and deserved point at Old Trafford in September.
I know Gaskin and November Rain are United supporters, much for their sins, but even they must admit Stracho strategically outclassed Fergie and Celtic were worthy winners. People might say it doesn't matter Celtic can't win the Champions League anyway. I say this is true in the same way others said Greece couldn't win Euro 2004 and we all know what happened then!!!
Stracho has built the core of a team fit to build on past progress in Europe. Hesselink and Miller have formed a deadly strike partnership, Caldwell (with the exception of the away game to Benefica) has been solid, Gravesan is the link the Hoops so often missed in the past and Lee Naylor, to his credit has allayed tradition Celt fears over the left back berth. Jarosik and Sno have both pleased when used. Granted its a far cry from when we had world beaters like Jinky, Murdoch, Mc Neill, Gemell and Chalmers at our disposal but the futre looks green The share prices rose by 15% after the game and Peter Lawell has promised the revenue from Europe will go towards strengthening the squad.
Gone are the days when Mc Cann gave us a shoe string budget and gone are the nightmares of bankrupcy that plagued us in the 1990's. With our new training complex at Lennoxtown in the pipeline go out and celebrate because
THERE'S DEFINITELY GOING TO BE A SHOW AND BY FUCK THE GLASGOW CELTIC WILL BE THERE!!!!
HE EATS CHOW MEIN,
HE VOTES SINN FEIN
WALKING IN A NAKA WONDERLAND!!!!