The Fiscal Famine

Every Celtic fan knows that our great club was founded in 1887/88 to help alleviate extreme poverty in Glasgow’s east end parishes, which were largely populated at the time by the forced emigrant victims of the Great Irish Famine (an Gorta Mór) of the mid-nineteenth century and their descendants.  During and in the aftermath of that human catastrophe, millions either died…

Were You There? (The Celtic Huddle-fest)

Were you there when it all came together and we ran the Mob ragged all day? As the Huddle broke out, they were left in no doubt that the Celtic were up for the fray. o/ Were you there when it all came together and we closed ranks as never before? As we huddled and…

Oh-Oh, Ghord …

Tangible proof, if it were needed, that Gordon Strachan’s ill-advised, albeit carefully considered, comments this past week will be turned directly against Celtic, came when Walter Smith used them to support his hardly surprising view that the idea of anti-Celtic bias in Scottish football is a myth. The spin being applied is interesting and disarmingly simple.  Pained…

I Just Can’t Get Enough – A Celtic Battle Cry

Every city can boast a big ‘Derby’, where the rivalry’s keen, fierce and tough; but in Glasgow it hums, to flutes, whistles and drums – and know what? I just can’t get enough! It’s been dubbed the ‘Old Firm’ – but I hate that, ’cos it’s steeped in sectarian guff; and it makes me feel…

I Just Can’t Get Enough (A Celtic Battle Cry)

Every city can boast a big ‘Derby’, where the rivalry’s keen, fierce and tough; but in Glasgow it hums, to flutes, whistles and drums – and know what? I just can’t get enough! It’s been dubbed the ‘Old Firm’ – but I hate that, ’cos it’s steeped in sectarian guff; and it makes me feel…

Oh, Ghord …

Disappointing to read Gordon Strachan’s dismissive press comments on the question of establishment bias against Celtic, “Dallas-gate” etc.  Of course, our former manager is entitled to his opinion, even if it is seriously at odds with much of mainstream Celtic thinking, not to mention the overwhelming majority of fans (paranoia notwithstanding) and the ever-growing mountain of clear and…

The Mighty Atom – A Celtic Homage

Of all the names that linger in the mind, of all the epic feats that still reverb around the Celtic pantheon of greats and legends true, there’s surely none surpasses “Patsy”, who can never die. The cloak of immortality’s reserved for only that elite selected few, so deeply etched into the hearts of those they…

Moonlight Over Paradise

On the night Neil Lennon was confirmed as Celtic manager, after an intense day of negotiations, he went out alone into the empty vastness of Celtic Park for a quiet moment of reflection … just to catch his breath at the end of a long, hard day and take in the enormity of it all….

Celtic FC 1966/67 now on Google Maps!

“A SEASON IN THE SUN” traces the phenomenal 1966/67 campaign, which culminated in the historic first ever European Cup win for a British club – a triumph that spawned the legendary Lisbon Lions. What Celtic achieved in the Portuguese capital on 25th May 1967 broke the mould of European football for ever. This Google Maps…