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The 9iar Chronciles - Season Six 1970/71

Celticunderground:The Celtic Football Fan Podcast

Release Date: 04/28/2020

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Antony Murray chats with Lawrence Donegan to discuss his all time favourite Celtic XI

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Data and statistics are increasingly playing a big part in sport but our guest today suggests that football remains largely in the dark ages in this field.  His belief is that this is changing, and rapidly and those clubs that are late adopters will find themselves at a long term disadvantage.

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This week we continue with Antony Murray discussing with guests their all time Celtic XI.  This week the guest is our very own Lachie Mor.  Regular listeners will know that Lachie has been attending games since before Stein and so with an array of talent to choose from including the Lions, the first 9iar team and the Seville team his all time XI will be an interesting listen.

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It's a simple concept, get a guest on and ask them to choose their favourite/best all time Celtic eleven but sometimes the simplest things are the best things and today we bring you episode 3.  Hosted by Antony Murray listen and decide if you agree. 

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Transfers and season books

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It's like buses, you wait for ages and then they come along with the frequency of, well, buses!  It's episode two of the Celtic Lifetime XI podcast from Antony Murray.  This week his guest is Kes Devaal.

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This is the first in a series of Celtic Underground podcast where Antony Murray discusses with guests their lifetime Celtic XI.

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The final season in our 9iar chronicles. The bhoys discuss why 9iar didn't become 10iar

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Harry chats with Mike Meehall Wood about the origins of Rugby League, what makes it different to Union, the similarities in its base to Scottish football and the forhcoming Australian NRL season

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A double winning season, the final in the first 9iar but not the last in our series.

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The 9iar Chronciles - Season Six 1970/71

 

Merely Champions? Merely a Double? The End of an Era?

 

  • League Position – 1st - Sixth League title in a row
  • League Cup – Losing Finalists
  • Scottish Cup – Winners
  • Glasgow Cup - Semi-Final
  • European Cup - Quarter Final

 

Celtic won their sixth successive League Championship and the League and Scottish Cup Double - the 7th time they had achieved this. But many folk were now shaking their heads and saying that the team was not what it was. The problem appeared to be less in what was on display but how the team achieved it's wins and the manner of those wins.

 

Celtic had invested heavily in youth in the past and in the development of players through from youths and Juniors through to first team players. Sir Robert Kelly had warned Celtic supporters in the fallow years to be patient and to wait for the youngsters coming through. That wait had resulted in the Lisbon Lions and the years of fat which preceded this season. Further investment in youth saw the emergence of the Kelly Kids and the Quality Street Gang and these were the players that were breaking through throughout this season and who would take the club forward. The problem was that these young players were seen in performance against the ageing Lisbon Lions squad and the games were judged by Lisbon Lions standards. Time had not stood still for the Lions. Though Ronnie Simpson, the oldest of the Lisbon Lions, had retired at the end of the previous season, it was at the end of this season that the major departures of the Lions began. Bertie Auld, Stevie Chalmers and John Clark all moved on - a situation that would have been thought impossible back two seasons past - and they would soon be joined by others. But their time had come they needed to and had to move on for the team's sake. Jock Stein realised this and throughout the season he carefully assessed all the playing staff at the club - who was in, who was available, who was coming through. And change was inevitable to preserve the talent of the club and to continue to move forward and to challenge for glory.

 

Enjoy…