Lisbon

“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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Eddy Grady with A Celtic State of Mind – Lisbon, 25 May 1967: The greatest trophy presentation…

If ever there was an image to represent the greatest trophy presentation of UEFA’s most prestigious club competition, Billy McNeill at the Estadio Nacional will always come to mind. Similarly, we could arrive at the same conclusion when asking fellow Celts to advise of the first image

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Eddy Grady with A Celtic State of Mind – Remembering Lisbon ‘67 (Part Two)

The Lisbon Lions have been invited to and attended many events on a global scale in celebration of their remarkable victory exactly 53 years ago today. I would be surprised if indeed any of the Lions have had to pay for a drink when socialising among the

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Eddy Grady with A Celtic State of Mind – Remembering Lisbon ‘67 (Part One)

In what is probably described as the greatest accolade in Celtic’s history, the triumph in Lisbon on the 25th of May 1967, transcended a close-knit group of great players into legends. The Lisbon Lions have been Celtic’s ‘National Treasures’ for decades, however, in recent times we witnessed

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