Real Betis release hooped strip as a tribute to Celtic

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  1. Mr. Fawlty

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    You've yet to demonstrate how Forest were bigger than Man City when they were winning the league in 1937 or Chelsea when they were winning it in 1955. 2nd division Forest, in both instances. You can't even demonstrate any factual basis for your original comparison, it's laughable.
     
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    Well wouldn't you say that both our arguments are opinion based then? And that any argument we both offer can both be countered? All you have been able to offer for Chelsea prior money is a title win in 1955 yet if you go back a page you can look at my post which I edited showing what Forest has won a team as you rightly pointed out with smaller attendances than Chelsea, Forest before Chelsea had any money were more successful at home and in Europe compared with Chelsea. Don't hit me with your you haven't demonstrated its laughable pish neither have you! yer not having an academic discussion here ya tube!
     
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  3. faw cough Gold Member Gold Member

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    Here you up above.

    Why don't ye * off elsewhere with your pishy English football chat.
     
  4. Bumblebee

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    Mr Chelsea started it. That * only comes into Celtic chat to talk about they *.
     
  5. faw cough Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aye meant to say "you two up above".

    Anyway.

    Nice jersey.
     
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  6. Bumblebee

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    Ooft prepare yerself for a brow beating from the resident intellectual.

    Aye nice jersey.
     
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  7. Artorias Gold Member Gold Member

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    Ah right haha. Is there a link to the * top? The link thatso there takes you to their homepage then I hit the picture of the top, must have been the kids advert I hit.
     
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    Sorry to be a pest but can you post me a link. Have just went on the computer to try and see if the * sizes were visible and they don't appear for me.
     
  9. Minty 2 x BOTB winner Gold Member

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    I'll check it out when I get home from work, mate.
     
  10. Artorias Gold Member Gold Member

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    Thanks, I have tried a few times on my phone. Thought maybe on laptop it would work so dusted it off and still no luck :52:
     
  11. Miles Platting Irish Mancunian Gold Member

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    Nice touch that, didn't realise their green stripes are based our shirt, we had the stripes for 25 years before we had the hoops.
     
  12. Marty McFly Johnny Mac’s Roadie / Protégé Gold Member

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    Mate I had a look and it is only showing the children's version for me. There is no link to the * top on my phone either
     
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    Just been on again to see if anything had been updated. And seems that any mention of that shirt has been taken from their site. The link by betis twitter doesnt even show it any more.

    Real shame that it seemed to only be kids tops, perhaps it really was limited and the adults sold out quick.
    Missed a great opportunity though so they have. Plenty of us would have bought it as well.
     
  14. Notorious Gold Member Gold Member

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    In February last year, Spanish La Liga side Real Betis faced off against Malaga wearing their traditional green and white colours but with a difference. They had swapped their striped jerseys for hoops.

    They did so to celebrate the Day of Andalucia – the region of Spain both teams call home. While, in working in close conjunction with kit makers Adidas, the 'verdiblancos' had another dedication in mind too, Celtic.

    A sell out jersey in their native Seville, it replicated the colours of the Andalucian flag, while, at the same time, tipping their hat in the direction of Parkhead - the place that gave birth to their mainstay colour choice of green and white.


    To chart the beginnings of the side's connection to Celtic, we have to go back to the late 19th century, and a young boy called Manuel Ramos Asensio.

    Born in the then mining province of Huelva in the south of Spain, a passion for football would see the Spaniard mature into one of the country's original flag bearers of the beautiful game, in what was back then a sport far removed from the one we love today.

    Between the ages of 8 and 10 the young Manuel was sent to Scotland to learn English, thanks to his father José Ramos Oliva, a customs and excise inspector. His Dad, after a life full of travels - which included time spent living in Cuba, had a keen spirit of adventure and wanted his son to broaden his horizons.


    Before he knew it, Manuel had swapped Seville for Dumfries, where he studied at St Josephs College boarding school - a school linked to Celtic Football Club thanks to Brother Walfrid's role in its foundation in 1875.

    Not only that, but it was a school that would later count a young Jim Brogan among its alumni, before he went on to start for Celtic in the 1970 European Cup final against Feyenoord and play over 200 games for the Hoops under Jock Stein.

    Brogan won consecutive league trophies from 1968 to 1974, Scottish Cups in 1969, 1971, 1972 and 1974, and the Scottish League Cup in 1968/69, 1969/70 and 1974/75.

    Manuel spent around four years at the school in Dumfries, enough time to make friends with the local boys and begin a love affair with a new sport, football.

    Soon, on weekends, he was making the 70 mile trip with his schoolmates up to Glasgow to see Celtic at Parkhead.

    The experiences changed the young man's life forever. And would influence the foundation of his own club, an influence still evident today in green and white.

    The hooped jerseys of the Celtic players captivated the young Spaniard, who became fully immersed in 'the Celtic way', whether that was talking about his new team in school or going to the stadium with thousands of others to cheer on the team.

    So great was the love that when it came time to return to his own country, it not only endured but spread to his friends and family.

    Back in Seville, Manuel found himself pursuing his passion for the game by following in the footsteps of Brother Walfrid and setting up his own team Sevilla Balompié to compete against other sides in the region founded by English merchants.

    At this early stage the team played in all blue jerseys and white shorts, for no other reason than the easy availability of such plain colours. But keen to take advantage of his ongoing relationships made in Scotland, Manuel – who quickly became captain – was able to make contact with Celtic and secure the same fabric used to make the famous hoops for his own club.

    After successfully taking receipt of the necessary material, Manuel was keen to make a statement with the team's new jerseys, by inverting the green and white lines into vertical ones to make the strips - something quite unheard of at the time in Spain. It was a move that ultimately gave birth to the Betis we see today.

    Manuel played for nine years between 1907 and 1916 and during that time his club merged with Real Betis Football Club to become the Real Betis Balompié team which plays today in the Spanish La Liga. It was during this period he also earned the nickname of 'Cabecita de Oro' (Little Gold Head) due to his capacity as a header of the ball.

    After retiring from the game, Manuel decided to move to the town of Cazalla de la Sierra to be closer to his father, who was working there in customs. That's where he married, started a family and spent the rest of his * life up until his death in December 1954 at the age of 62. Before passing away he gifted local side Cazalla Balompié with the same green and white fabric to make the same Celtic inspired jerseys.

    Manuel Ramos Asensio. A boy sent away from his native Spain who returned with a love for everything Celtic.

    A player who helped kick start the popularity of the game in Spain and who made sure that the Celtic name – and ideals - would live on in his home country long after his death through the colours of the Betis jersey.

    It's a jersey that binds both clubs together, despite the distance between them.
    https://www.footballscotland.co.uk/features/long-reads/how-la-liga-side-real-15569194
     
  15. celtic warrior

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    Did we buy Betis? that's one * of a miss-translation from Shamrock Rovers.
     
  16. Random Review Gold Member Gold Member

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    You do realise that Forest have two European Cups to their name, right? Their current team may be *, but Chelsea haven't managed that and Man City haven't even managed one yet.
     
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    Clough was a genius of a manager, the likes of him and Stein are long gone sadly.
     
  18. Johniebhoy.

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    I remember reading a few years ago that the 4 great managers of their day Stein,Shankly,Clough and Busby all worked as coal miners in their younger days,i tried googling it to find out a bit more but can't find any info,has anybody else heard or read this?
     
  19. SUMMER TIME Gold Member Gold Member

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    Don’t think clough was a miner.
     
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    There sure is!