A lot of Celtic fans were discussing Martin O’Neill’s final game in charge of the club back on this day in 2005, following a video posted by the club on Twitter.
The match saw the Hoops come away with victory against Dundee United thanks to a goal from Alan Thompson, per Transfermarkt, in the 2005 Scottish Cup final. It was the only trophy the Hoops won that season after they agonisingly missed out on the league title.
Martin O’Neill goes down in history as one of the best managers at the club and his statistics prove this. He has the highest win percentage of any manager in the club’s history, via fitbastats, with 75% as he managed to win 213 games out of his 282 in charge. This is a great record in any division and it helped him to win three league titles and four domestic cups whilst he was at the club, per Transfermarkt.
However, juding by the replies to the club’s recent tweet, the fact that he didn’t win the league in his last season remains as a painful memory in some fans’ eyes.
Alan Thompson received a notable mention from some Celtic fans, with some calling him a ‘legend’. The midfielder made 207 appearances for the Bhoys across seven years and scored 51 goals for the club, per Soccerbase. He also won his fair share of silverware during his career in Scotland which included four league titles, one Scottish League Cup and three Scottish Cups, per Transfermarkt.
Here is what these Hoops fans had to say following the post about the 2005 cup final:
🗓️ #OnThisDay in 2005…
— Celtic Football Club (from 🏡) (@CelticFC) May 28, 2020
Lenny holding the Cup @ the end was quite nice 2 C
Need 2 stop cutting onions when i’m Scrolling 😂 pic.twitter.com/gZwCfYyBx7
— Colin Rodgers🤏🇳🇬 🇳🇬 🇳🇬 🇳🇬👌 (@colnrodgers) May 28, 2020
— Rory Maguire (@RoryM1888) May 28, 2020
11 year old me was buzzing. Alan Thompson my absolute celtic hero 😍😍 https://t.co/VKfIS5onjV
— Danielle McGovern (@Danielle_McG4) May 28, 2020
Rumour has it, big Bobo is still trying to claim this goal. https://t.co/fV7YzdYd4J
— Marty Vanucci (@martydeila) May 28, 2020
Between O’Neill leaving and what happened the week before this was horrendous. Don’t even think I stayed for the trophy presentation. https://t.co/OD2mSAbn16
— AK (@Ants_K) May 28, 2020
It was a winter like day my seat was right at the front and soaked and I was still mourning losing the title.Great to win cup but not my favourite final.
— Mark Nicholas (@joydivision61_h) May 28, 2020
Celtic fans, what were your thoughts about O’Neill’s final game in charge and his spell a Parkhead overall? Comment below with your views!
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