FIRST, WORST AND LEAVE THE BEST TILL LAST
Nicholas Stewart (Glasgow)
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FIRST: It was not my first game but it was a very memorable game. It was Wolves under the new pylon lights. I remember Wolves strip looked so beautiful, Gold not Yellow. They had a great team with they had some great Irish boys playing with them. A lethal… Scot Alan Gilzean and Irish lad Duggan. They won 2-0 but it all looked so futuristic and super cool to me.
WORST: Maybe losing to AC Milan, Dixie missing that penalty or the ICT cup defeat. Not the defeat but Mark Viduka not appearing in the 2nd half for rookie coach John Barnes while Kenny Dalglish was playing golf in Spain. Barnes later said he suffered racial abuse from the Celtic supporters. I don’t believe him he is a LIAR. I wish he would come into McChuills so I could tell him to his face. However Dalglish did leave him high and dry.
BEST It has to be Lisbon 1967 but there are so many. Beating Vodvodina comes close. They were sensational, maybe the best team I ever saw Celtic play. Other’s include 10 men winning the league. Beating the almighty (aye right) Leeds home and away. Sevco being liquidated.
Celtic having romance at our core I was outside Hampden after Dunfermline beat us. Just at the top of Mount Florida and I was crying. A working man walked by and ruffled my hair and said “Never mind son I’ve been greetin for 20 years” . Well after that we won the European Cup what a journey we had under Jock Stein.
The St. Valentine’s day massacre I got 6 tickets for our end and took 6 of the Pogues….. Phil, James, Spider, Andrew, James (one of the sound engineers) and Joe Strummer to to the game with me. They could not believe how crazy it all was. Joe remained a good friend until he sadly passed away
God bless Shane McGowan X
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