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    Tomorrow marks the 40th anniversary of one of the most unusual European ties Celtic were ever involved in and how, on one cold night in County Louth, they almost suffered their most embarrassing European defeat. In autumn of 1979 Celtic drew the Irish league champions, Dundalk in the second round of the European Cup. Dundalk […]

    Today is November 2nd, which marks the 36th anniversary of one of the most remarkable European games ever witnessed at Celtic Park. In mid-October 1983, Celtic had lost 2-0 to Sporting Lisbon in a first leg UEFA cup tie in Portugal. By all accounts Celtic had gone down tamely and were regarded as lucky to […]
  • Rock on Celtic

    This week we are joined by Glasgow sport entrepreneur Duncan Smillie.  Owner of the Glasgow Rocks Basketball team, Duncan is also a big Tim and se he again joins us to discuss Celtic and a wee bit about his team. The bhoys review the Livingston game before quickly moving on to the victory over Ross […]
  • UEFA – Ultimate Hypocrites

    I understand the concerns with flares and smoke bombs.  In the same way that the Scottish Government is being urged to ban fireworks – in the hands of untrained people these items offer safety risks.  They generate the bright flares from burning phosphorus.  Thrown they can severely injure and even within the confined space, they […]

    Question: Name two men who have been employed by Celtic at four different times in their life in different capacities? Answer: One is John Clark (player 1959-1971, reserve coach 1973-1977, assistant manager 1978-1983, kit man 1997 onwards). The other is Frank Connor. Connor’s playing career at Celtic is not so well known. He played eight […]

    One of the saddest anniversaries in the Celtic calendar is October 19th, which marks the sad passing of John Doyle back in 1981. Those of us who were around at that time will always recall vividly the moment they heard the news. For me, it came through the medium of Radio Clyde’s morning news as […]
  • Celtic Crush Cluj

    This week saw the return of European action and a packed Celtic Park witnessed an excellent performance as Celtic beat Cluj an exacted some revenge for the defeat that took us out of Champions League Football this term. The game saw another goal for Scotland’s premier striker Odsonne Edouard and Mohamed Elyounoussi join Larsson, Brattback […]
  • The ‘Naegoogle’ Celtic Moments Number 1’s Quiz……The 70’s

    I must confess to relating pop songs to Celtic games. As soon as I hear a song on radio then I get flashbacks, good and bad, of Celtic results of days gone by. I thought I was unique in this respect but Gerry McGreechin contacted the site on twitter with this fun Celtic related music […]
  • This week in history…

    I started attending games at Celtic Park in 1974, just as the great European era of the club came to an end.  With the exception of the 1979/80 season, between 1975/76 season – 2001/02 we saw no European football past Christmas.  To be fair Europe was unseeded back then and in the early rounds we […]

    I still well remember where I was when the news came through that Sion had been expelled from European competition, at the expense of Celtic, in August 2011. I was in the Laurieston Bar after work and although I couldn’t hear the TV I could read the banner headlines at the bottom of the screen […]
| Date published: Wed, 06 Nov 2019 21:28:03 +0000
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