LATEST ACSOM PODCAST: St Roch’s – The St Pauli of junior football

St Roch’s have been described as, “The St Pauli of junior football,” so their appreciation among those of a Celtic persuasion should come as no surprise to most. But the St Roch’s connection goes far deeper than that. “For they gave us James McGrory…” as the old

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Neil Mochan Revisited – Celtic’s Smiler reviewed by Tom Campbell

I confess to having a vested interest in this book. Two or three years ago, the author Paul John Dykes contacted me to verify a point of information about Neil Mochan’s Celtic career, and he told me he was writing a biography of Neil. I was highly

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Not Playing For Celtic by Kevin Graham – Those players who should have worn the hoops

Over the years, there have been many players who seemed destined to wear the green-and-white hoops. They may have played ‘The Celtic Way’ or were ‘Celtic Minded,’ or perhaps they were just getable at a time when the side desperately needed reinforcements… Ultimately, these moves didn’t materialise,

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Kevin Graham with A Celtic State of Mind – Football without fans is nothing

We were at the point where we only wanted to starve our rivals of oxygen, of their dreams, and induce their nightmares. It did and does feel petty. It felt petty on Friday, March 13th 2020 when the authorities announced a suspension to all things football for

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Harry Hood – A legend on and off the pitch.

Before the arrival of Jock Stein at Celtic Park in March 1965, the club under the management of Jimmy McGrory attempted to sign Harry Hood from Clyde in November 1964. Hood rejected the move as Celtic were offering him less money than he was already earning as

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Andrew Rafferty with A Celtic State of Mind – Football is not more important than life or death.

The SFA and SPFL announced the immediate suspension of domestic professional and grassroots football as of Friday morning. This decision was one which many fans had thought likely, but perhaps did not welcome. Certainly the feedback on social media among Celtic fans is that the cancellation of

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The history of the Shamrock jersey; the most sought-after Celtic shirt of the year

‘THE SHAMROCK JERSEY’ 1953-1965 The first Celtic matchday programme to be issued was for the Scottish League encounter against Clyde on 14 December 1946. Inside-right, Tommy Kiernan, appeared on the cover wearing a Celtic away kit. Although it was a black-and-white image, it can safely be assumed

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The Stevie Chalmers Collection attracts bids from across the globe

The collection of the late Stevie Chalmers sparked off worldwide interest today at McTear’s Auctioneers in Glasgow. Bids arrived from China, Italy, Spain and Canada for a stunning array of Stevie’s match-worn and swapped jerseys, pennants, boots, medals, programmes and iconic numbered shorts. Some items went for

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What’s on ACSOM’s Stereo? Littlemen’s forthcoming LP, It’s A Beautiful Thing

Bath-based LITTLEMEN are set to release their new album ‘It’s A Beautiful Thing’ on 20th March via their own Littlemen Recordings imprint. Littlemen make lush and sweeping Americana / roots-rock, reminiscent of Tom Petty or Bruce Springsteen. Their new album ‘It’s A Beautiful Thing’ was recorded at

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Declan McConville with A Celtic State of Mind – Diary of a Treble Treble: March 2019  

Saturday, 2 March 2019   Hibernian 0-2 Celtic   It was a very dangerous 17:15 kick-off in the capital for the reigning cup holders with a few pints with some of the lads from Irvine being had before the game. The first half was frustrating for the

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