NAC BREDA HIT-MEN …

THE RECENT and ongoing speculation surrounding the possible signing by Celtic of former NAC Breda hit-man, Nadir Ciftci, has had me reminiscing about our acquisition twenty years ago of another striker from that unfashionable Dutch club. Forget the controversy that dogged big Pierre van Hooijdonk’s brief and sometimes turbulent career in the Hoops … focus…

ON YER MARK, DAVIE!

NO-ONE who witnessed panelist David Wierd’s shell-shocked visage and wildly OTT comments during and after the recent Scottish Championship play-off final second leg at Fir Park will be surprised at the unveiling today of the latest Sevco management team – or, in the “wake” of the stunning outcome of that encounter … in another way,…

“RMS CELTIC” REVISITED …

ANYONE intrigued by our previous snippet about the early-twentieth-century liner that bore Celtic’s name and was a White Star Line forerunner and stablemate of the Titanic, as well as being a contemporary of the equally ill-fated Lusitania, might find some of the following links interesting: http://www.whitestarhistory.com/celtic https://www.nmni.com/titanic/Design-Build/Harland—Wolff/Launch-of-RMS-Celtic-1901.aspx http://www.greatships.net/celtic2.html Johnbhoy

“WEE TAM” … A CALTON BHOY!

R.I.P. TOMMY BURNS … another year, another reflection – gone but forever in the hearts of the truly Celtic-minded. Whether as Player, Manager, Coach or fan-in-a-jersey, nobody was more dedicated to the Hoops than “Wee Tam”, our very own “Calton Bhoy”.                 A young Tommy, depicted by Alexander…

LUSITANIA LINK

ON THE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY of the sinking of the “Lusitania” we recall the story of another ocean-going liner of the time that bore our club’s name and came to grief during a storm in the same waters that skirt the southern Irish coast, thirteen-and-a-half years after its more famous, U-Boat victim. Not everything in the Celtic Park…

THE SPIRIT OF WALFRID CD & DOWNLOAD

THE CHARITY ALBUM, The Spirit of Walfrid, conceived and produced by TCN (The Celtic Network) is now available via the following link: http://goodcauses.thecelticnetwork.com/shop/ It is an inspirational listen for anyone of a Celtic persuasion. We urge you to purchase one or other of the production options (or both) and thereby contribute to the wonderful Good Causes to…

AN GORTA MOR – THE DAMNING TRUTH

THE DAMNING TRUTH about “An Gorta Mór” (The Great Hunger), commonly but mistakenly dubbed the Potato Famine, is that there actually was no famine, as such, in Ireland at that time. The mid-nineteenth-century catastrophe that befell an already downtrodden native Irish underclass, initiating a worldwide diaspora and along the way spawning The Celtic Football Club in the east…