Jimmy McMenemy

Read all the news about Celtic hero Jimmy McMenemy. Jimmy McMenemy was born in Rutherglen, Scotland on 23 August 1880. Died 23 June 1965, aged 84

Nicknamed “Napoleon” due to an apparent resemblance to Napoleon Bonaparte, James McMenemy began his career playing for junior team Rutherglen Glencairn, leaving in 1902 to become part of the Celtic team that won six league titles in a row between season 1903-04 and season 1909-10. He was also part of the team that defeated Rangers 3-2 in the 1904 Scottish Cup Final after being down 2-0. In 1920, aged forty, McMenemy left Celtic and joined Partick Thistle where, in April 1921, he helped them to their one and only Scottish Cup victory, beating Rangers 1-0. McMenemy won seven Scottish Cup medals altogether – in 1904, 1907, 1908, 1911, 1912, 1914 and 1921. He also played 12 times for the Scotland national team, scoring 5 goals and also represented the Scottish League XI 13 times, scoring twice.

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Celtic’s Silence On King Is Not Tactical. It Is Strategic. And It Will Be Shown To Be Right.

The old maxim, as first used by Napoleon, is “never interrupt the enemy when he is making a mistake.” We hear it a lot, but without actually considering what it means, on the deepest level.

Indy Celts · Feb 6, 2016

Celtic’s Downsizing Continues Onfield – Lawwell Continues To Prosper

Thanks to @Napoleon_Celtic for sharing a breakdown of Peter Lawwell’s remuneration package at Celtic since 2004...

Indy Celts · Feb 6, 2016
The Celtic Star · Feb 14

‘No pillow talk for Celtic Stars, a word about Jimmy McMenemy,’ Jim Craig on The Celtic Star

Wherever they are preparing for the Europa League tie against Zenit St Petersburg, the Celtic players will have a problem that most players have experienced through the years...

The Celtic Star · Feb 14
Hail Hail Media · Nov 26, 2014

CGS Jimmy McMenemy

The Celtic Graves Society are proud to announce that there will be a ceremony to commemorate the resting place of JIMMY McMENEMY At St Peter’s The Good Shepherd Cemetery, Dalbeth, London Road on Saturday 22nd November 2014 at 12noon Attendees at the event will include: A representative from Celtic FC Jim Craig, Celtic Graves Society Patron David Potter, Celtic Historian Members of the McMenemy Family A blessing will be conducted at the graveside...

Hail Hail Media · Nov 26, 2014
Jim Craig CSC · Jan 8, 2013

If You Know The History – 8th January 1910 Airdrie 0 Celtic 2 (League)

In the years between 1905 and 1910, when Celtic won six consecutive league championships, very few players were used...

Jim Craig CSC · Jan 8, 2013
Jim Craig CSC · Feb 14, 2012

If You Know The History: 14th Feb: Jimmy McMenemy’s last match

14th February Jimmy McMenemy’s last match Jimmy McMenemy was a classy inside-forward whose Celtic career lasted from 1902 till 1920...

Jim Craig CSC · Feb 14, 2012
Celtic Quick News · Nov 10, 2017

Beethoven’s Ibrox Link

IN the years after Napoleon’s rise and fall as Emperor of France, Beethoven, apparently, was in a flurry of musical writing...

Celtic Quick News · Nov 10, 2017

Ally McCoist’s Managerial Foibles, the “Hinge Factor” and Rangers’ Downfall

In which I look at how little in the management philosophy of Ally McCoist seems to have changed over the last twelve months, even after all the upheaval there has been. We travel by way of Napoleon’s soldiers failing to spike Wellington’s guns, Whitt...

Jim Craig CSC · Aug 26, 2012

If You Know The History: 26th August 1908 Peter Somers Benefit

26th August 1908 Peter Somers Benefit Peter Somers was an inside-forward, a hard-working player who, along with Jimmy McMenemy, became the brains of the great 6-in-a-row team from 1905 to 1910. It was a wonderful period for all the players of that time...

Jim Craig CSC · Aug 26, 2012
ETims · Feb 5, 2016

Celtic’s Downsizing Continues Onfield – Lawwell Continues To Prosper

Thanks to @Napoleon_Celtic for sharing a breakdown of Peter Lawwell’s remuneration package at Celtic since 2004...

ETims · Feb 5, 2016
The Shamrock · Nov 21, 2014

100 years ago – Jimmy McMenemy puts on the style for Celtic

“M’Menemy off on his own, besting Paterson and M’Coll” It’s not often you come across action photos of a game from a century ago but this picture above catches the legendary Celt Jimmy McMenemy in full flow against Hibernian...

The Shamrock · Nov 21, 2014
Celtic FC · Nov 17, 2014

Celtic Grave Society event for Jimmy McMenemy

THE latest Celtic Graves Society event will take place this Saturday, November 22 to commemorate the final resting place of Celtic legend, Jimmy McMenemy...

Celtic FC · Nov 17, 2014
ETims · Aug 8, 2014

Celtic Diary Friday August 8: Back in the Fast Lane Again.

Napoleon Bonaparte, the little Corsican himself, once said he would rather have a lucky general than a good one...

ETims · Aug 8, 2014
The Shamrock · Jan 25, 2014

#CelticScarves Super silky Celtic!

Napoleon still loves this great silky effort, probably from the 70s, and still in great nick...

The Shamrock · Jan 25, 2014
Celtic FC · Jun 6, 2012

Jimmy McMenemy – a true Celtic legend

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Celtic FC · Jun 6, 2012
ARCSC · Jan 11, 2012

On this day in Celtic’s history … January 11th

SATURDAY 11 JANUARY 1919 A crowd of 16,000 see Celtic beat Clydebank 3-1 at Parkhead with goals from Jimmy McColl, Joe Dodds and Joe Cassidy...

ARCSC · Jan 11, 2012
Paddy on the Railway · May 5, 2014

Sumlime Mysticism And Nonsense

In 1815, after Napoleon had been defeated, the Congress of Vienna met to redraw the map of Europe that Napoleon had left behind and to ensure that nothing of the sort happened again...

Paddy on the Railway · May 5, 2014
Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Jan 9, 2012

Scotland’s lucky general.

Napoleon would have liked Alex Salmond. Scotland’s First Minister is lucky and he knows never to interrupt an enemy while in the process of making a mistake Here the Etonian has made a typical colonial blunder...

Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Jan 9, 2012
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