Milish Meets Jonathan Gould for a chat about Life, Celtic, Football and his experiences with new Celtic manager, Ange Postecoglou.
Jonathan Gould is a former Celtic goalkeeper. Gouldy will be remembered as the unsung hero who came from 3rd choice goalkeeper at Bradford to Celtic first choice stopper in the 1997/98 season when Celtic stopped Rangers doing 101AR and he only conceded 24 goals during that roller coaster campaign under Wim Jansen.
He also won a treble with Martin O’Neill and a League Cup under Kenny Dalglish and Tommy Burns to add to his first League Cup he won in his first season and went to the World Cup with Scotland in an amazing career from Non-League Football to 60,000 at Celtic Park.
He served under 5 managers at Celtic including John Barnes and was the goalkeeper during that infamous night against ICT and he knows a thing or two about our new manager Ange Postecoglou who he came against during his time coaching in Australia where he always came off second best against Ange’s invisible team.
Born in 1948, David Potter first saw Celtic at Dens Park, Dundee in March 29. It was a 3-5 defeat, which equipped him admirably for the horrors of the early 1960’s. He had “followed” Celtic for a few years before that and recalls having been called upon to impersonate Jock Stein and receive the family silver teapot which had to do for the Scottish Cup as it was presented on April 24 1954, after he and his father had spent a nerve wracking afternoon listening to the radio! Since then, he has “followed” every Celtic game with bated breath, and has written extensively about the club in magazines and books. His favorite team was that of 1969 (which he rates marginally better than 1967) and his favorite player was Henrik Larsson.
His ambition for Celtic is for them to keep on winning silver in Scotland and to be something in Europe once again. His other interests are cricket and drama. He is 70, a retired teacher of Classical Languages, married with three children and five grandchildren. He now travels on the Joseph Rafferty bus from Kirkcaldy. He also loves Forfar Athletic.