The Green and White of Govan Part 3: The Fans Edition

The Govan Emerald (1984) As Celtic’s iconic manager who revolutionised the game, Jock Stein, once famously stated, the game of football really is nothing without the supporters. Sure, you need the players, the refs, the infrastructure and then some, but these are merely mechanical cogs in the machine - and this machine, the game of … Continue reading The Green and White of Govan Part 3: The Fans Edition

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The Green and White of Govan – Part 2: The Players Edition

Clearly, as has been proven by Part 1 of The series which was published last week, there is a palpable and forever growing Green and White heartbeat to one of Glasgow's most famous of boroughs, Govan. The extent to which this is undermined, misinterpreted or simply just unknown ought to be regarded as a travesty … Continue reading The Green and White of Govan – Part 2: The Players Edition

The Green and White of Govan Part 1: The History Edition

Govan, a name synonymous with many things - shipbuilding, heavy industry, the auld ‘SouGen’ and even Rab C. Nesbitt, Glasgow's very own philosopher of unemployable proportions. But something that it ought to be more remembered for and associated with is, of course, its connection to Celtic FC and, historically speaking, its Irish cultural roots. Over … Continue reading The Green and White of Govan Part 1: The History Edition

The Green and White of Govan: The Contents Page

The Green and White of Govan has, thus far, proven to be one of the most successful and hotly anticipated pieces of writing that I have had the pleasure of putting together. I have had overwhelmingly warm and positive responses from those who live or who are originally from the Govan parish and to further … Continue reading The Green and White of Govan: The Contents Page

The Green and White of Govan

Growing up in the East End of Glasgow within ten minutes of paradise always felt like a beautiful thing - at times tough and gritty but always honest and humble. Places like the Calton, Barrowfield or the Gallowgate are proud and industrious working class communities that, despite continuous attempts at soulless gentrification which inevitably leads … Continue reading The Green and White of Govan