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12 Feb 2018 21:23:33
Here is a wee story my mate's dad told me when I was sitting having a drink with them one night, many years ago. I have since verified that it is true and thought I would share it, just in case some of you did not know.

When Celtic first formed we did not wear the green and white hoops on our strips. Our very first strip was actually white with a green collar and only lasted a season until we changed to green and white stripes, which we kept for a number of years.

It was not until 1903 we started wearing the famous green and white hoops and have done so ever since.

So where did the green and white hoops come from?

Believe it or not, it actually comes from a junior team in Govan of all places. The team in question were St Anthony's, who we had an affinity with, as they were responsible for producing many players who went on to play for Celtic.

Apparently someone at Celtic took a liking to the strip whilst watching St Anthony's play and the rest is history as they say.

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13 Feb 2018 00:14:14
Is like religion, if you believe in a creator or a god, to explain why we are all here, well who created the creator?, so where did st. Anthony's get their strip from?

13 Feb 2018 19:02:16
What a ridiculous analogy comparing the origins of a football team's strip to a very profound metaphysical question, to which there is no definitive answer. Not only that it makes little difference where St Anthony's got the hoops, in relation to the Celtic related fact I posted.

May I ask why you felt the compulsion to even make this point? If it was to be a smart Alex, you failed miserably.

13 Feb 2018 23:08:00
Rodgers at work, you have to forgive Aindoh, he specialises in smart Alec type posts.

{Ed033's Note - did St. Anthony's get their strip from the chicken or the egg?

14 Feb 2018 07:35:31
Normally would say egg but in this instance I'm going to say chicken as I can't envision an egg wearing a strip. :p.

{Ed001's Note - your Easters must have been really dull round your way if you never painted your eggs up in a footie strip! Or perhaps my Easters were really dull as the entertainment consisted of painting eggs when we were kids? Hardly a PS4 like but we had fun.}

14 Feb 2018 08:02:11
I do recall colouring hard boiled eggs and rolling them down hills but don't remember painting football strips on them. Must be a spouse thing.

{Ed001's Note - I don't know ask your wife....}

14 Feb 2018 08:50:11
Now we know why you are called the editor.

{Ed001's Note - that is what you typed mate, don't try and blame others if you make a mistake. That is exactly what came through.}



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