Thursday, May 15, 2008

Tommy Burns 1956 -2008

Shocked to wake up this morning to the news that Tommy Burns has died at the criminally young age of 51.

He was a wonderfully elegant midfielder for Celtic for over 15 years, and was unlucky during his time as Celtic's manager in the mid-nineties.

Think back to the 95-96 season. To lose only one league game during the course of the season - including a 31 unbeaten run - but to still lose the title to R*ngers? That must have been a heartbreaker.

But some things in life are just so much more important than football.


Stripey Baz said...

Rangers fan here. Tommy Burns was a true gentleman and will be sorely missed. You have to admire his dignity and his loyalty. Even when Berti Vogts was getting severe abuse from the fans and the media, Burns defended him.

Andy Goram may have broken his heart, but his passing today will have broken many more.

timesnewroman said...

The number of times I labelled him Judas, truth is I loved the guy. He'll be sorely missed.