A Celtic State of Mind – Will we ever see all the Lions, cast in bronze?

It is not solely on the slopes of Glasgow’s dear old Paradise, nor in the many supporters’ bars all over the world, that Celtic fans choose to celebrate their soi-disant ‘club like no other’. The remarkable history of this football behemoth has for generations also been brought

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Declan McConville with A Celtic State of Mind – Celebrating 132 years of the Grand Auld Team

It was another special evening in St Mary’s Calton last night as the Celtic support joined together to celebrate Brother Walfrid.   As many supporters were instead visiting Papa Francesco in the Eternal City last week, the mass was moved back to Monday, 11 November. This visit

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Martin Donaldson with A Celtic State of Mind – An Gorta Mór Memorial: A ghastly, spectral army, before the great God we’ll stand

As a nationality that has been raised on song and story, there is a familiarity to verse penned by Barry Moore (Luka Bloom) when he wrote City of Chicago, “Deadly pains of hunger, drove a million from the land, they journeyed not for glory, their motive wasn’t

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Post-Match with A Celtic State of Mind – Heeere’s Jonny: Hayes Shines Again

Prior to our return to Paradise, A Celtic State of Mind’s Alan Morrison had this to say before the visit of Stephen Robinson’s Motherwell: “The big games keep on coming for Celtic as they seek to keep the Roman candle lit. On the back of an historic

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Lazio Aftermath with A Celtic State of Mind

ALAN MORRISON: Celtic have stood toe to toe with a confident and aggressive Italian side over two epic matches. Putting partisanship to one side, these were terrific football matches. Both sides committed to attack. I haven’t recorded a game where there were more forward passes across the

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A Celtic State of Mind’s Europa League Pre-match – Roamin’ with the Romans

ALAN MORRISON: Celtic face their most severe challenge of the season in Rome against Lazio on Thursday. The Italians are fresh off their first away win of the season, in the San Siro 2-1 against AC Milan. If the team of Gullit, Baresi and van Basten are

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Kevin Graham with A Celtic State of Mind – St Mary’s Hall was where it all began…

St Mary’s Hall was where it all began.   In fading early winter sunlight, by flickering gaslight, and a crackling fire, sheltering us from the bitter cold cobbles of the Calton. We take the pen, scribble our signatures, all of us round the table, sharing his vision.

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John Fallon with A Celtic State of Mind – My Greatest XI of the 1950s

A Celtic State of Mind are currently running polls to establish our greatest teams of the decades from the 1950s right up to the 2010s. These seven sides will then be considered alongside the controversial Cult XI that was established earlier this year. The 1950s saw many

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Martin Donaldson with A Celtic State of Mind – Review of The Shamrock’s Walking Walfrid Tour

For a three-month period over the Glasgow summertime, Celtic fans were taken on a journey of discovery around the east end of the city and, in particular, the parish community of St Mary’s in the Calton. The author and producer of The Shamrock magazine pieced together the

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A Celtic State of Mind’s Team of the Decade – The 1950s Midfield

Following on from ACSOM’s highly debatable but massively successful Celtic Cult Hero XI, we are now on a quest to establish your team of the decade from the fifties right up to the present day. Starting with the 1950s, this journey will capture some of Celtic’s greatest

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