Lincoln Red Imps Challenge Celtic’s “World First” Quadruple Treble Claim

Lincoln Red Imps have been a thorn in Celtic’s side in recent times. The Gibraltar club embarrassed Celtic during Brendan Rodgers’ first game at the club, beating us 1-0 on the rock just off the Spanish coast. Celtic did recover with a comfortable win in the second leg, but the curse of Red Imps has struck again.

When the Hoops claimed that the Quadruple Treble was the first in the world, Lincoln Red Imps shot down the claim with a Tweet reading “Hold my beer.” Indeed, the Imps pointed out that they won a Quintuple Treble in Gibraltar between 2003 and 2008!

It seems that we will have to acknowledge the Red Imps’ achievement and retract the world first comment! However, I’m content with a Quadruple Treble, world first, Scottish first, UK first or otherwise. Or on the other hand, maybe not…

Nice try though!

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Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up in Bournemouth with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. Still living on the south coast, I have a season ticket at Paradise and also travel to European away matches when possible. I have written four Celtic books since the age of 19: Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support, Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events, Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys: Celtic's Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars, and The Holy Grounds of Glasgow Celtic: A Guide To Celtic Landmarks & Sites Of Interest. These were/are sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are available on Amazon.

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  1. Did lincoln red lmps not win the quadruple treble when they were a amateur team?they only turned professional football team 2016🤷‍♂️ any thoughts