“The Glory of the Green” (Part Two)

THE LEAGUE SHIELD (1904-1910)

Continuing our mini-series showcasing some of the landmark triumphs that are the building blocks and fabric of this great club of ours:

Having established itself as a major power in Scottish football moving into the 20th Century, Celtic soon took a complete domestic stranglehold, dominating the league, in particular. From 1904-1910, the “Hoops”, resplendent in the now-iconic home strip that was adopted at the start of season 1903/04 in place of the former green and white vertical stripes, racked up six consecutive League Championships.

To commemorate the impressive feat, The Scottish League presented the club with the elegant wood and silver shield pictured below, adorned with inlaid miniature wreathed medallions, inscribed with the names of each season’s respective playing squad and arranged around a central Lion Rampant.

Click the Link below to listen … and admire this relic of a more gracious era in Scottish football, a time before the full onset of the bitterness that blighted our game for over a century and sadly, to an extent, still engulfs it today.

Johnbhoy

[podcast]http://www.25thmay1967.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/The-Scottish-League-Shield1.mp3[/podcast]

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