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
A message to all the website subscribers and new arrivals. Monday the 3rd of December will be the official launch of the long awaited Green and White of Govan commemorative magazine. The 52 page glossy mag, bristling with pure Govan Tim history on every page, is comprised of all of my previous blogs belonging to … Continue reading The Green and White of Govan is out Monday 3rd of December
Along with opening itself up to the vulnerable migrant classes of the 19th Century and providing a home to one of Glasgow’s most beloved Catholic parishes, St Rochs, the Garngad has also given us Jimmy McGrory. McGrory, who truly was the Celtic family’s once in a lifetime talent of superhero proportions, a quick read at … Continue reading The Garngad Irish: Open to One and All
As part of the Celtic family, many things can often seem second nature to us, things such as success, amazing atmospheres on European nights or even the more than occasional ‘honest mistake’ from the men in black. With such expectation, whether positive or negative, comes normalisation. Something which, as this article will highlight, can be … Continue reading Bombplots, Bampots and Bigots
And so the Whistle Blows All good things must come to an end and, sadly, the Green and White of Govan miniseries is no exception to this law of nature. Originally evolving from it's embryo of merely an idea in my Tim obsessed head to a much anticipated and well received miniseries, the writing which … Continue reading The Green and White of Govan Part 8: A Commemorative Magazine With Charity in Mind…Are You In?