The Celtic Way: NO to Lazio Fascisti and NO to Anti Irish Racism

F**K fascism and F**K racism! I dare say that all of the green and white of Glasgow with good in their hearts are in utter solidarity with this sentiment. Conscious racism and xenophobia, which are two pivotal supporting beams to this structure of hate, have no place in any society.   A fortnight ago there was … Continue reading The Celtic Way: NO to Lazio Fascisti and NO to Anti Irish Racism

Republican Flute Bands, Media Manipulation and Anti Sectarianism

Recent Republican Marches in Glasgow and the 'Counter Protests' In Govan, Glasgow, on the 30th August 2019 there was witnessed a splutter of so called 'counter protest activism' against a licensed and legitimate peaceful procession of Irish Unity marchers. A march which included the James Connolly Republican Flute Band, the first ever in Scotland, and … Continue reading Republican Flute Bands, Media Manipulation and Anti Sectarianism

The Bold Betty McAllister and Calton Memories

Whether it's the radical history of the area and its striking weavers or its infamy in relation to the pioneering Tongs Ya Bass or perhaps because of the once bustling blackmarket bazaar culture of The Barras, the Calton is palpable with a rich social history which shames most quarters of Glasgow and beyond. One of … Continue reading The Bold Betty McAllister and Calton Memories

Real Celtic Men and Loyalty: The Tale of Jimmy McGrory and Jimmy McGovern

Loyalty to a cause which is greater than the career of the self. A type of altruism where the decision made by an individual brings joy, comfort and success to the greater number of the community he serves. In today's career centric and economically exploitative game however, it's very rare to think of even a … Continue reading Real Celtic Men and Loyalty: The Tale of Jimmy McGrory and Jimmy McGovern

Matt McGinn: The Calton Folk Hero and Famous Tim

That roughly cut gemstone of Glasgow’s East End, The Calton, which has been home to my paternal bloodline since 1910, is an area synonymous with The Celtic. Like father and son, they go hand in hand. As most of us know it's the Calton whereby the founding of the club was to take place in … Continue reading Matt McGinn: The Calton Folk Hero and Famous Tim