“IN THE HEAT OF LISBON”

CELTIC QUICK NEWS (CQN), has announced a spectacular *Special Package* to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Celtic’s ‘landmark’ European Cup win in Lisbon on 25th May 1967. The package consists of a “Double/Double”combination of a new book, “IN THE HEAT OF LISBON” and a reproduction of the iconic handwritten ‘Jock Stein’ T-Shirt first spotted on a…

The Big Man

TRIBUTES will be many and fulsome today, as the Celtic-minded in particular remember a true legend and giant of our beloved club. It is well-nigh impossible to say anything new and meaningful about Jock Stein. Thousands upon thousands of eloquent words have been written extolling his abilities, charisma and achievements, both as player-captain in the…

THE ANCIENT AXIS OF DIASPORA

THE ACQUISITION this weekend of Scott Allan triggered the notion in my fevered brain that the current Celtic first-team squad is arguably now more reflective of Scottish football’s historical indebtedness to Irish immigration than it has ever been. The nineteenth-century exodus from the Emerald Isle sparked by An Gorta Mor sowed the seeds of Irish re-settlement…