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136,505 fanatical Celtic supporters and I was there
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29 April 2020
  There are times in your life that you just know will never be repeated, 15th April 1970 was one such night I've been going to Glasgow over 50 years since that night I’ve seen many great teams leave 'Paradise' with their tails between their legs as the most atmospheric stadium in Europe claimed another victim, 80,000 in the old days, 60,000 now with Zadok the...
Stevie Chalmers Hero of Lisbon
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29 April 2020
  Stevie broke into the team in the really bad days of the early 1960s He was light and sharp and had the ability to score goals Indeed under better management, 1960-1964 would might been a totally different story for Celtic As it was, Stevie did not do that badly With Chalmers on the right wing and John Hughes in the centre, loads of trophies might have been landed...
The Zen of Naka Revisited
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28 April 2020
  We have decided to keep producing the fanzine in both digital and print format during the shutdown of the football as long as there is a demand we will continue to keep it going We would like to thank all our readers for c supporting the fanzine by buying single copies, subscriptions, back issues and merchandise More than 90 Minutes Issue 108 Digital...
Football is the most important of the unimportant things in life
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27 April 2020
  These are certainly unprecedented times we live in and I hope everyone is keeping safe and well, adjusting to a new way of life at present Please God these short-term measures will pave the way to a healthy future for everyone I have been very fortunate at this time to remain in work unlike many  The impact that this current health crisis is having and the...
Celtic the Champions in Waiting
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26 April 2020
'Here we go, 9 in a row, the tune reverberated around Paradise as the season unfolded, from a defiant anthem early doors, but as we approached the business end of the season well it had taken on a foregone conclusion feel to it, the challenge we welcomed from the 'Bears' lasted until New Year, but pole position in the SPL took on a familiar look before 'first footing' was out...
Following Celtic from afar – Southern Spain
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25 April 2020
  This is an article I didn't think I'd ever have to write but here we are Supporting Celtic from afar is something I had to do for about 15 years as my previous job working abroad made that obligatory I moved back to Scotland in 2012 and subsequently purchased 4 season tickets straight away It was amazing to be back at Celtic Park again I missed everything that went...
Football Revolution the Glasgow Celtic Way
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24 April 2020
  A footballing revolution began on April 24 1965, and it all began with Billy McNeill Up to that point, opinion had differed about Billy There were those who saw a world class centre half, invincible in the air albeit a little more vulnerable on the ground, in an ordinary Celtic team Others thought that he was, like everyone else in that team, affected by the...
Hail Hail Cesar Forever Our Leader
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23 April 2020
Before I pay tribute to Billy McNeill on the anniversary of when he delivered the Scottish League in our Centenary Season 32 years ago and a day after the anniversary of his passing I would like to extend my condolences to the McNeill and McCombe family who are mourning the recent loss of Billy’s grandson Matthew Issue 107 Print Copy  This morning and all day...
Rangers’ Europa League tie could be what ends talk of “tainted title”
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22 April 2020
  It’s funny how things work out, isn’t it Last week we had accusations that the SPFL and Celtic are trying to end the league now so they can be handed the title immediately Deep down, many Rangers fans will want that to happen so they can continue the narrative that the current campaign would be somehow “tainted”, despite Celtic being 13 points clear...
Billy McNeill My Captain – John Fallon a Personal Tribute
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22 April 2020
It’s a year on from the death of my friend and teammate Billy McNeill after a long battle with Alzheimer's Billy never shouted and bawled in the dressing room before games That was always Big Jock who did that Billy's shouting on the park came more from a positional and encouragement point of view Annual Magazine Subscription He was a great Captain and leader and...
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