Football

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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Colin Watt with A Celtic State of Mind – Who will be Celtic’s first-choice keeper as we head towards 10?

The fixture list has been revealed; all Celtic eyes are focussed on the first weekend of August, and the first steps towards the historic ’10-in-a-row’. The rage from others still rumbles on from the season that was, and that fire will still have embers for months to

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Martin Donaldson with A Celtic State of Mind – 1985: The 100th Scottish Cup

In the days, weeks and months that have passed since the footballing world in Scotland was brought to an abrupt stop, broadcasters have had to rethink schedules and repackage old footage to satisfy the demand for a fix for hungry but patient football fans around the country.

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“I am proud to say (The Berserking) is the only Piano Concerto in the history of classical music to be inspired by the away-goals’ rule.” James MacMillan on the Partizan Belgrade game

Paul Elliott was correct in describing his second appearance for Celtic as “memorable”. It was one of the most remarkable matches in Celtic’s history, an astonishingly bitter-sweet occasion. To re-cap: Celtic had lost the first-leg of the European tie against Partizan Belgrade by 2-1 but had hopes

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“The former pavilion had been destroyed by a German bomb during an air-raid… the Luftwaffe should have presented a bill for improvements.” – Tom Campbell’s Junior Football Memories

The St Roch’s podcast revived memories that Junior Football once was a major player in Scotland and I remember attending their cup final at Hampden between Petershill and Irvine Meadow in 1951. A crowd of more than 75,000 was there that day … but my junior team

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“I have the utmost admiration for Big Billy… He had been a colossus of a centre-back… A marvellous man!” – Paul Elliott on Billy McNeill

In this ACSOM podcast with Paul John Dykes the former Celtic centre-half Paul Elliott comes across as a very positive character (despite suffering vicious racial abuse throughout his football career in England, Italy and Scotland). He was unstinting in his praise for Celtic supporters, midfielder Paul McStay

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Martin Donaldson with A Celtic State of Mind – Celtic and Adidas: A match made in Paradise

For anyone who sat pressing F5 on their computer or pulled the screen down on their mobile device to refresh the page every couple of minutes on Friday morning, the wait was almost over. In scenes similar to Cup final tickets being released, Celtic fans across the

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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 – A Very Different Paradise (Part 2)

During the six years of World War II organised football in Scotland was ‘unofficial’. Most clubs utilised the services of guest players, usually footballers in Scotland on military service. One such man was Matt Busby, a Scottish internationalist and a Liverpool player; born in Lanarkshire, he volunteered

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