Postecoglou, Patience and the Power of Acceptance

Postecoglou's Celtic have just put two very important victories firmly in their bag. Confident and convincing performances against Aberdeen and Motherwell away from home were very good to see.  However, we do still sit in a somewhat miserable position in the table and have recently let in four at home to a clinical and confident … Continue reading Postecoglou, Patience and the Power of Acceptance

The Ange Postecoglou Factor and Anthony Ralston

Kyogo, Abada, Cal, Forrest, Hart and the eat, sleep, high-press, repeat nature of our game at the minute are all very robust reasons for Tim's across the globe to be cheerful. They really are. It's exciting and it's successful - it's pure Celtic actually. But for me, it's the Anthony Ralston show which is the … Continue reading The Ange Postecoglou Factor and Anthony Ralston

Doo Lough Tragedy Victims Will Never Walk Alone

Tomorrow, Tuesday 30th March, is a date which is likely not in your diary for anything special. But it probably should be. Particularly if you are a Tim who identifies with an Irish heritage, whether Catholic or Protestant or none. The type of Irish heritage often celebrated and commemorated by both a large section of … Continue reading Doo Lough Tragedy Victims Will Never Walk Alone

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