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12 February 2021


Celtic Soul Podcast Episode 53 with More than 90 Minutes, Editor Andrew Milne chatting to Paul McQuade

Paul McQuade is the Editor of the Shamrock Fanzine. He is also the man behind the Walfrid Walking Tours and is one of the founding members of the Celtic Graves Association. He has written three books on Celtic, Said Lizzy To Philip How Celtic Gate Crashed the Coronation, This Is How it Feels to be Celtic an account of the Invincible Season and a book of Celtic Quotes. He is currently writing a biography of Johnny Doyle.

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In part 2 of the interview, Paul and Andrew chat about his new book on the life and career of Johnny Doyle and the dept of detail he has researched to get the true picture of Johnny on and off the park.

Paul also looks back on the Invincible season, Why he wrote the book and how good a season it really was when the board, the players, the management and the fans were all United during that time which is a far cry from this season. He gives his opinion on Brendan Rodgers now and then.

Kieran Tierney a player who was ever present during that Invincible season gets talked about as does Tommy Burns who he tells the listeners had also contemplated leaving Celtic to improve his financial situation.  Tommy when playing for Celtic relied on a league win bonus to bring his family on holiday. Hard to believe when you think of what some players are paid for sitting on the bench and kissing the jersey now and again.

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He also gives his opinion on outgoing CEO, Peter Lawell and the task that faces incoming CEO Dominic McKay while he expresses his disappointment at the absence of power broker and decision maker, Dermot Desmond from Celtic Park.

Paul also jumps into the Tim time machine and heads back to the Centenary season.

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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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