Alan Stubbs looked out his fishing rod to go trolling today as he recalled a cancelled party from 22 years ago.
Modestly claiming to be the Best Pub in the World, The Louden Tavern is certainly known in the west of Scotland as a place that Celtic fans should avoid even though it is less than a mile from Celtic Park.
In the spring of 1998 the only issue that mattered was whether or not Celtic could stop 10-in-a-row happening across the city.
It was a landmark that Celtic fans dreaded, at Ibrox and the Louden it was the stuff of dreams and parties. Long before social media had been considered the east end pub announced a 10-in-a-row party for the evening of May 9.
David Murray hired a helicopter to get his players back from their match at Tannadice to join the party staged at Ibrox where their match was being watched on a beam-back.
What a moment….22yrs ago today the King of Kings celebrating after stopping the 10. pic.twitter.com/OqTxl1nmRH
— Steviebhoy (@stevie75bhoy) May 9, 2020
Fortunately for Celtic fans the party never happened. Goals from Henrik Larsson and Harald Brattbakk gave Celtic a 2-0 win over St Johnstone and their first title win in a decade.
Stubbs enjoyed it to the full, 22 years on he still enjoys the gratitude of the Celtic support but he won’t be nipping into the Loudon any time soon.
— Alan Stubbs (@alanstubbs_6) May 9, 2020
???? tweet of the day!
— Veronica McLaughlin (Gormley) (@VeronicaMcLaug1) May 9, 2020
i actually phone them up asked if the party was still on ?
— ……. (@formallyigb3) May 9, 2020
??? yass big man!
— Rn1967 (@ryanN_67) May 9, 2020
You going fishing again ya big hibs legend ???????????
— Callum Macmichael (@cmacmichal) May 9, 2020
They had to paint over the 10th cup that had put on the outside of the Loudon ???
— Wee Eils (@leenie_lilo) May 9, 2020
Alan be prepared for the incoming vile from the other side mate
— theweeman1888 (@theweeman1888) May 9, 2020
You & big rieper were a formidable partnership.
— Bdev (@BDevlin67) May 9, 2020