As Celtic fans celebrated 8-in-a-row over the weekend there remained a poignant reminder to the first time the club achieved that feat.
Back in 1973 Billy McNeill led the celebrations following a 3-0 win at Easter Road as Jock Stein’s team raised the bar during an incredible decade of domination.
Many of the Lisbon Lions had moved on with young bucks like Danny McGrain, Kenny Dalglish, Lou Macari and the prolific Dixie Deans adding a new dynamic to the group.
The sunset fell perfect on Billy McNeill memorial tonight for me to capture this photo???????? #hailcesar #Celticfc @CelticFC #billymcneill and #steviechalmers Celtic fans really are the best pic.twitter.com/cTI2h7gHUt
— gavinmccormick (@gavinmccormick1) May 5, 2019
On Friday the funeral cortège of McNeill made an emotional drive down The Celtic Way which has been turned into a shrine to the success of the club’s greatest captain.
Fans are continuing to pay their respects at the statue that was put in place in 2015 capturing forever the moment that the trophy was raised into the Lisbon skyline.
As the sun set over Celtic Park yesterday there are no signs of the legend of McNeill ever dimming as new generations of supporters are shown the statue of the greatest moment in Scottish football history.
Enjoy some great images and memorieshttps://t.co/rnBtI5exeL
— Joe McHugh (@videocelts) May 5, 2019