Posts Tagged Tom Campbell

Tom Campbell with A Celtic State of Mind – Tierney has joined Delaney, Dalglish & McClair in an exclusive players club

Kieran Tierney is not the only one! There always was a glory attached to winning the Cup that the satisfaction of finishing first in the league simply could not match. Today, the league championship is a club’s chief ambition; apart from the prestige it is the gateway

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Tom Campbell with A Celtic State of Mind – Rugby Park: The great plastic leveller

Plastic? Nobody, it appears, likes to play on artificial surfaces, and that can be measured by the apprehension voiced by Celtic supporters particularly when a visit to Hamilton or Kilmarnock is imminent. And already Celtic fans are expressing anxiety about this afternoon’s engagement at Rugby Park. Rangers

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Tom Campbell with A Celtic State of Mind – Tales from the Jungle

Celtic have an enviable record in winning unique tournaments. Many older supporters such as Pat Woods can still rhyme off the names of the players who won the 1938 Empire Exhibition Trophy; Pat once had a vested interest in that feat of memory as, when he was

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Tom Campbell with A Celtic State of Mind – Frantic flag-waving at Ibrox

Early in 2018, Celtic won an exciting match at Ibrox by 3-2, a commendable win considering that Celtic’s central defender Simunovic had been ordered off with almost thirty minutes left. The general feeling among the members of the Ottawa Celtic Supporters’ Club in the James Street Pub

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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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“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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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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Tom Campbell with A Celtic State of Mind – A Very Different Paradise (Part 1)

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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