Biographies

Kevin Graham with A Celtic State of Mind – Pat Bonner’s Testimonial: A Gerry Creaney hat-trick, Liam Brady cameo, and Billy McNeill & Jack Charlton in the dug-outs

A recent episode of the Strip Down Memory Lane podcast featured a match-worn jersey that was used in the Pat Bonner Testimonial. The game was between Celtic and a Republic of Ireland select and was played at Celtic Park on the 12 May 1991. The kit in

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The Painter & The Player: The Celt who was sketched by Pablo Picasso…

THE PAINTER AND THE PLAYER Frequently, public speakers (or writers) are advised to start off with a joke. Well, here goes: A spate of robberies had been causing concern in the French Riviera but eventually the police made a breakthrough. One of the investigating detectives made his

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Kevin Graham with A Celtic State of Mind – Fergus McCann’s Homecoming

If you happened to be looking through the results of Celtic’s 1994/95 season, this 1-0 home defeat against Motherwell would hardly jump out as one of the most momentous results of modern-day Celtic. More likely it would appear to be yet another dismal defeat in a dismal

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Declan McConville with A Celtic State of Mind – Another Invincible departs…

After being out of the professional game for two years, free agent Craig Gordon was brought into Celtic when the club knew definitely that Fraser Forster was about to depart for Southampton. This allowed Gordon to cement his place as first-choice goalkeeper under the new Celtic manager

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Tom Campbell with A Celtic State of Mind – The Enigmatic Harald Brattbakk

Vote now for A CELTIC STATE OF MIND as BEST INTERNATIONAL PODCAST at this year’s FOOTBALL CONTENT AWARDS: Enigma Variations Some players are unlucky in respect of the reputations they enjoy, reputations that are often undeserved. Football fans can be cruel and one mistake by a player

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Kevin Graham with A Celtic State of Mind – Farewell Jonny Hayes

Vote now for A CELTIC STATE OF MIND as BEST INTERNATIONAL PODCAST at this year’s FOOTBALL CONTENT AWARDS: When Jonny Hayes joined Celtic in June 2017, it was really no surprise because it was an open secret that Brendan Rodgers had been an admirer. Rodgers, responsible for

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Tom Campbell with A Celtic State of Mind – Gil Heron: Celtic’s Black Arrow

Vote now for A CELTIC STATE OF MIND as BEST INTERNATIONAL PODCAST at this year’s FOOTBALL CONTENT AWARDS: JACKIE ROBINSON In Major League Baseball there is one eligible number not permitted to appear on the uniforms of any team, and that is ‘42’. In 1997, MLB retired

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Kevin Graham with A Celtic State of Mind – Farewell Jozo Šimunović

Vote now for A CELTIC STATE OF MIND as BEST INTERNATIONAL PODCAST at this year’s FOOTBALL CONTENT AWARDS: Jozo Šimunović signed for Celtic on the last day of the transfer window in 2015. It was the first day in the post-Virgil van Dijk world that we found

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Kevin McCluskie with A Celtic State of Mind – Whatever Happened to… Marc Rieper?

Season 1996/97 was one of the most disappointing in Celtic history. Not only did the Hoops end the season trophyless, but they also had to suffer through the ignominy of losing all four Glasgow Derbies in the League and watched as city rivals Rangers equalled their long-held

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Martin Donaldson with Celtic’s 500 Club – Jimmy Johnstone: Greatest Ever Celt

In 2002, the title of Greatest Ever Celt was bestowed on one James Connelly Johnstone. It may have been over a quarter of a century since Jinky had last pulled on the famous hooped jersey in a competitive match for his beloved Celtic, however, the lasting legacy

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