Joe Miller or Average Joe as he is known to many within the Celtic support, Joe is part of the original Not the View Celtic fanzine crew, an old Punk Rocker who has missed very little Celtic games over many decades and has travelled throughout Scotland and Europe following the Bhoys.
I caught up with Joe for a chat today for the Celtic Soul Podcast and look back at last night’s game v Lille and to look ahead to the Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden.
Joe chatted about how he became involved with Not the View Celtic Fanzine, the content produced through humor and wit but with attitude which resonated with so many disgruntled fans even if the sellers were abused outside Celtic Park and away grounds by fellow Celtic fans who thought the board were above criticism , even calling the bhoys huns!
The DIY, Punk attitude of those early fanzines led the way for many more to follow long before social media, websites and podcasts.
Joe also spoke about the Punk scene in Glasgow when the city center was not a safe place to hang out and wearing a Celtic Scarf could lead to a kicking or a slashing and how the city has changed from a no go area to becoming Green and White with Irish/ Celtic pubs throughout the city which would be unheard of back in those days.
With the Covid-19 pandemic, Joe, is missing going to games, gigs and to the pub to talk Celtic and the next away day. He also chatted about how he started to follow St. Pauli after a group of their fans visited Glasgow.
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Andrew Milne started More than 90 Minutes in 2001. He has written for numerous publications and online about Celtic. He is a former newspaper columnist with the Daily Ireland and the man behind celticfanzine.com. He is host of the Celtic Soul Podcast & Celtic AM pre-match events at Malone’s in Glasgow on match days and follows Celtic Home & Away. He is a season ticket holder for Celtic FC and the Republic of Ireland. He is also P.R.O. of St. Margaret’s CSC, a member of the Celtic Trust and the Celtic Graves Association.
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