Green and White of Govan Part 5: A Govan Brake Club, Politics and Irish Identity in 1913

‘Emerald Celtic’ Brake Club: Who Says Football and Politics Don't Mix? Only a matter of days ago I was fortunate enough to get my hands on a piece of original and largely unspoiled item of Tim history which is also Govan to the core. As seen in the picture, I was shown an original Celtic … Continue reading Green and White of Govan Part 5: A Govan Brake Club, Politics and Irish Identity in 1913

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The Green and White of Govan Part 4: The Brighton CSC

This week's edition of the Green and White of Govan stays firmly focussed on the true heroes of the game. These are the ones who sacrifice the wage and very often even the wife whilst brazenly disregarding the harshest of weather which is to be experienced following Celtic to the outer reaches of Europe or, … Continue reading The Green and White of Govan Part 4: The Brighton CSC

The Green and White of Govan Part 3: The Fans Edition – Govan Emerald (1984)

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 – Govan Emerald (1984)

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