“UNCLE PHIL”

TODAY is a very special occasion. Not only a Cup Final … but a Cup Final that will be played against a highly emotional backdrop.  Phil O’Donnell has a special place in the hearts and minds of both finalists and their respective fans.  Hopefully, today’s spectacle will be played in a true spirit of mutual…

ONLY SAYING, LIKE …

IN COMMON with all Timdom, I rejoiced heartily over the proclamation, post our 4-0 victory at McDiarmid Park on Saturday 4 November, that Celtic had broken our own 100-year-old record of 62 consecutive domestic matches undefeated.  In the prevailing euphoria at the time, it never for one minute occurred to me that the claim might…

Right Back To 67 THE LISBON LION DIARY

TODAY, we present a preview of a fascinating NEW book by Jim Craig, Celtic’s right-back on that breathtaking day in 1967 when, in Lisbon, Portugal, Jock Stein’s Celtic stunned the football world by becoming the first Scottish, British, North-European and non-Latin club to win what was then known in the English-speaking world simply as – The…

THE PARADISE PAPERS

HAVING viewed Mark Daly’s sensationalised would-be “public interest” documentary a few times now, I have to say that, on the face of it, our largest shareholder, Dermot Desmond and his ops don’t exactly come up smelling of roses (albeit his alleged transgression is very small beer, indeed, viewed against the overall backdrop of dodgy dealing,…

“WALFRID’S BOON”

ON the 130th Anniversary of the founding of Celtic Football Club and hard upon the breaking of our own hundred-year-old British domestic run of unbeaten games, we are proud to present our verse tribute to the club that was founded to relieve the social deprivation then rife in the East End of Glasgow. To quote…

IS IT REALLY ONLY CELTIC, MR REGAN?

STEWART REGAN is today claiming that only Celtic are concerned enough about Scottish football governance issues over the past six years to want an official independent review of those issues, which are now well, truly and … latterly … publicly documented. If that is true, the inescapable conclusion is that all those other clubs that…

ASTANA STUNNER

PHEW! What was THAT all about? Seemingly cruising into the Champions League group stages, effectively 6-1 up ( … with an away goal in hand … ) halfway through the ‘second half’ of the tie, early slackness after the break in Kazakhstan yesterday evening threatened to bring the whole thing crashing around our ears in…

DAYS OF THUNDER … A WHIMSICAL WALK THROUGH “HOOPSTORY”

A HEADLINE, “Days of Thunder”, caught my eye somewhere recently. I can’t recall, now, what it was all about; but it triggered an idea in my mind – thoughts of days down the decades when seminal events in Celtic history occurred. The #TIMVERSE that follows is the product of that moment of …  … well,…

THE INVINCIBLES

AS the dust settles on a phenomenal season, we take lyrical stock of what Brendan Rodgers achieved in his inaugural campaign in Scottish football. The first Scottish club in well over a century to navigate an entire domestic season undefeated (and the only one to have done so twice), Rodgers’ Celtic completed a “Treble” that…