Recent Celtic games have heard the fans singing loudly - ‘Here we go 10 in a row!’ - after Celtic sealed their second consecutive SPL title under Neil Lennon. And the opportunity is certainly there to make…
Like many I have been greatly exorcised by the league reconstruction debate of late and the perceived lost opportunities to make the structure more exciting and move away from the current flawed split. As highlighted…
Estadio Nacionale joins Harry Brady to discuss the challenges of supporting Celtic from afar along with the challenges of Doha traffic and getting a decent roll and bacon. Harry then rambles on about the last 16 draw against Juve and then The Human Torpedo presents another tale from the Celtic Wiki - A Rapid Exit.
The music this week are two charity tracks to be downloaded from iTunes - Rod Stewart and the Justice Collective and with our inevitable run to Wembley, Estadio chose Nothing Can Stop Us Now to close.
“A tunnel which was used to convey spectators into a section of the Hearts ground was considerably more dangerous than some of the POW efforts at Colditz”
Brian Meek, Glasgow Herald 1994
The outcome of the Hillsborough inquiry and the renewed support for the Justice For The 96 campaign have once again reminded us of the horrendous way football fans were treated back then and the folly of the recent legislative changes in Scotland which specifically targeted football. Those under the age of 25 may find it hard to comprehend just how poorly ALL members of society were treated the moment the set off from their home to attend a football game – we were scum!
This week, Harry Brady is joined by Lachie Mor and we also have the return of The Human Torpedo.
Lachie joins Harry to discuss the last three games - Good, Nervous and Ugly. They discuss getting through to the last 16 and how the atmosphere through the Spartak game was tempered by events in Spain. They then move on to domestic matters and the pleasing Killie performance and only breifly discuss Arbroath - we won, that's about it!
There is then a new Celtic Wiki bit - Ten Twinkle Toes, narrated as usual by the Human Torpedo.
On Wednesday 20 May 2008 I took part in the Celtic Underground podcast to mark the passing of the great Tommy Burns. When that section of the podcast dealing with the life and times of that great Celt was finished, we looked back on events of the previous week when the club formerly known as Glasgow Rangers had taken part in (and lost) the UEFA cup final to Zenit St. Petersburg in Manchester.
It will come as no surprise to any of our readers that much of the chat between Eddie and I focussed on the after match behaviours of the Follow Followers, which, while it was not unexpected to those of us whose lives have been spent in fairly close contact with the least attractive group of football fans on the planet, did appear to exceed even the standards that the Uruk Hai had set in their travels over many years at home and abroad.
Eddie suggested that it had slightly taken him by surprise, inasmuch as he thought that in this age of immediate communication fans had become cuter and more aware than in former times, but my response was that it is in the DNA of that support to cause mayhem and mischief whenever their ambitions are thwarted.