Football

One from the ACSOM Archive – The remarkable rise of Scott Brown: The Ringleader of the Tormentors

This article was originally published on ACSOM on 25 September 2017: There will be no changing of the guard any time soon. No removal of Scottish football’s lynchpin from his hundred mile-high pedestal. Pretenders to his throne haven’t even earned the position of clown prince – they

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The band who wrote a song for A Celtic State of Mind have now had over a million hits

Ace City Racers were described by Clash Magazine as “Glasgow newcomers with guitar pop zest…” when they burst on to the scene with their Stephen Street-produced debut single Waiting back in 2015. Street famously produced Blur’s second single There’s No Other Way as well as albums Modern

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A Celtic State of Mind’s Decade of Dominance – League Match of the Decade

Since 2010, Celtic have won 8 league trophies, 5 Scottish Cups and 5 League Cups in what will be referred back to in history as the ‘Decade of Dominance’. With lots of glorious memories over the last 10 years, A Celtic State of Mind have decided to

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Kevin Graham with A Celtic State of Mind – Nostalgia and Change

There are places I’ll remember, All my life though some have changed. Some forever not for better, Some have gone and some remain. In My Life – The Beatles Like most obsessives, football was introduced to me at an early age. The buzz of cup finals and

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The Kano Foundation’s Erin Boyle with A Celtic State of Mind – In Pictures

Erin Boyle joined A Celtic State of Mind in the studio shortly before the coronavirus lockdown to discuss her love of Celtic, recite some poetry, and explain how The Kano Foundation are continuing to do some hugely important work in their tenth year. These photographs were taken

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Declan McConville with A Celtic State of Mind – My Greatest Celtic XI

Fraser Forster La Gran Muralla is one of the only players (if not the only one) to have signed for Celtic four times. His performance against Barcelona on 7 November 2012 remains the greatest goalkeeping performance I have ever seen and he has been an integral part

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Kevin Graham with A Celtic State of Mind – My Greatest Celtic XI

When you see the question about Celtic’s greatest XIs and dare to look at the comments these selections generate, most go for the players that they believe are the best in their positions. It’s a simple solution to a subjective question that has no right or wrong

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Kevin McCluskie with A Celtic State of Mind – How Hungarian Football has reacted to the coronavirus

Coronavirus and Hungarian Football As a Celt living abroad, I’ve had the interesting experience of watching how the Scottish and Hungarian football /sports press have reacted to the current Coronavirus pandemic and its impact on sports in both countries. Readers in the UK will be all too

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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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