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The finale to the 1931 Scottish Cup Final was one of the most dramatic of all time and led to one of the strangest situations in Scottish sporting media history. Celtic were well and truly up against it, 2-0 down and just six minutes, or so, remaining, with Motherwell, deservedly ahead and ill-advised to have…

John Glass – Celtic Visionary, or Unprincipled Opportunist? 

Depending on your point of view, John Glass, one of the principal founding fathers of Celtic Football Club, was either a far-sighted visionary, who foresaw the huge potential of a successful Irish community club in Scottish professional football, or a cynical opportunist, who distorted and exploited both Brother Walfrid’s charitable idealism and Hibernian’s benevolent naivety,…

The Hoops

The iconic “Hoops” we supporters all know and cherish have not always been Celtic’s trademark. They were, in fact, pioneered by the old Edinburgh Hibernians, who were the original football standard-bearers of the Irish immigrant population of Scotland, until they became defunct in 1891. Celtic subsequently adopted green and white hoops as their traditional home…