Kris Commons: Once Upon A Tim

Time: February 2013, approximately ten past Guinness. Venue: Tolbooth Bar when it still had more than just the one solitary piece of Celtic memorabilia on its walls. At least the upside down altar is still there however. Thanks be to God. That night a typically good one was had and this despite the soreness of … Continue reading Kris Commons: Once Upon A Tim

Celtic’s French Connection: Deeper Than You Think

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

Handsome Tom Maley and the Green and White of Bradford

The vast majority of Tim minded folk would have stuck their money on the answer to the following statement emphatically being Celtic. Statement: Name the club that Tom Maley was involved with from their earliest of times who are wearers of the green and white and sport an extremely unique and important history.  The answer … Continue reading Handsome Tom Maley and the Green and White of Bradford

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

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