For the most obvious of reasons Glasgow has long been framed as being the fabled ‘tale of two cities’ when it comes to its fitba’. The tale of Glasgow’s two opposites is best defined by what our clubs represent, chiefly, I am talking about the notion of identity and ethnocultural symbolism which is attached to … Continue reading The Green and Red of Amedspor!
This new lifestyle of semi-housebound lockdown allowed me the time I needed to categorise, tidy and then publish my extensive family tree research which had taken over five years to amass. Nowhere near completion, the 9,000 word 82 page document consists of a sizable amount of written notes, digital images, copies and originals of birth, … Continue reading A Tims Family Tree: Hunger and Heritage
The Rare Aul' Times "Ye see, it wisnae just a bus fulla Celic fans, it was a community. A real community. Ah mean, ye actually grew up oan that bus." Above is a quote from a seasoned Tim from the unfairly labelled Wine Alley (Moorpark) area, once of greater Govan, just off Broomloan Road. Now … Continue reading Wine Alley Tims and Scheme Hooses
An excerpt of an article I first published in 2018: This article will focus on the extent to which Lennon has been the victim of vicious and violent sectarian based attacks whilst a resident of this wee country and the ways in which our Courts have been sluggish and inactive in addressing the true motive … Continue reading Lennon: Bombplots, Bampots and Bigots
In the new academic text by Stephen Millar, 'Sounding Dissent: Rebel Songs, Resistance and Irish Republicanism', Millar alludes to the work of Eric Hobsbawm, one of the 20thC's great Marxist academics, more than once. To the Tim community who are sympathetic to the Republican cause, the following passage is of particular importance. 'The French Revolution … Continue reading Celtic’s French Connection: Deeper Than You Think