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Tommy Burns No 10 (Mr Celtic)

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by Macca (U10898073) 15 May 2008
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"Although the world seems so dark today, the star's will be brighter tonight"

Today is a very sad day for the game we love. As a Celtic supporter I find it hard to put into words how I feel. Tommy was a great man. I had met him a few times through my work and would always stop to talk about the game and club he loved. His team in the 90’s was probably the best footballing side we have had in over 20 years. Today a true legend has died, not only in football terms but as a man he was in a class of his own. My heart goes out to his family at this very sad time.

Tommy god bless from all the football world.
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Tommys life in pictures:
news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/sco...

www.celticfc.net/news/storie...

"He was born and brought up in the Calton district of Glasgow - a stone's throw from Celtic Park - and he got to live the dream"

-Davie Provan, Celtic team mate and friend

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posted May 16, 2008

I think as a mark of respect the SPL should cancel this weekends fixture especially the Rangers V Motherwell game. Many Rangers staff starting from ALLY and Walter were very friendly with TB. We have a precedent with Phil O'Donnel passing away and TB was a big ambassador for club and country and should be shown as much respect.
He was a friend to many bluenoses.
Tommy Burns RIP.

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posted May 16, 2008

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I think as a mark of respect the SPL should cancel this weekends fixture especially the Rangers V Motherwell game. Many Rangers staff starting from ALLY and Walter were very friendly with TB. We have a precedent with Phil O'Donnel passing away and TB was a big ambassador for club and country and should be shown as much respect.
He was a friend to many bluenoses.
Tommy Burns RIP.
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The same thought occured to me, but I think that because it's end of season, it won't be entertained.

No-one knew cancelling because of Phil's death would have a knock-on effect.

I can appreciate how many friends TB had at Ibrox, but I can't see it.

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posted May 16, 2008

My condolences to the Burns family at this sad time. I still can't get over the shock of his death, Tommy Burns was the Celtic manager when i first started following the club as a wee boy, and it's just so tragic that someone that young has been taken away from us so soon. The picture that best sum's him up is when he was diving on top of the players after the penalty shoot out vs Spartak, there's not one bad word that can be said against the man. R.I.P Tommy Burns, gone but never forgotten.

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posted May 16, 2008

---RIP TOMMY BHOY---

A Giant Amongst Men

Youll Never Walk Alone

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posted May 16, 2008

I wrote this poem for my wee brother who tragically died this year, I think its quite apt for Tommy also...
Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I'm in Heavens Parkhead in the executive seat.
I'm here with Wee Jinky and the boss Jock Stein
This IS PARADISE like you've never seen.

The beer runs free,the banter is great,
Fitba games are playing and the bars are open late;
Irish songs are chanting: "The Fields of Athenry"
"Oh baby let the Free Birds Fly"!

Everyone is wearing the hoops of green and white
only the elite get in here theres no blue in sight:P
The HUDDLE is our greeting, smiles are our reply;
So do not stand at my grave and weep I did not die.

Walk on Tommy and if you see my bruv Andy,huddle him for me!! x

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posted May 17, 2008

R.I.P. Tommy Burns,
a true great, a Celtic man through and through, and a man respected and admired by all true football fans. Scotland is better place for having had him, many people could learn from the way he conducted himself on and off the park. My thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.

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posted May 14, 2010

God bless Tommy: Sadly missed

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