Celticunderground:The Celtic Football Fan Podcast
A Celtic Fan Podcast. We discuss all manner of things to do with the greatest team in the world - Celtic.
 

It’s podcast time again and this week it is St Anthony who brings along a special guest when he is joined by Sean McDonagh. Sean has been writing online about the history of Celtic fans in Govan after a brake club banner was found from the early 1900s.  Obviouslythis is a topic close to the heart of Govanite Saint however it will no doubt of interest to all Celtic fans who take an interest in the history of our club.

 

This podcast has been recorded during the best run of domestic form since the Invincible season.  Tonight, as I pull this together, we have thumped Dundee, fresh on the heels of thumping of Hearts at Murrayfield on Sunday.  I don’t know who came up with this forward passing lark but it’s ceryainly transformed the fortunes of the team.

 

Enjoy…

Direct download: Celts_in_Govan.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:38pm UTC

This week the podcast returns with a guest from long long ago on a podcast far far away….Sean Huddleston,, author of Celtic In The 1980’s - The Lost Decade and sometime academic and sometime football conference organiser.

 

The bhoys start with reference to Sean’s book about Celtic in the ’80’s and this leads on to a ramble about how our away European form has (in general) never been that good.  From there it somehow moves on to a discussion about social media and it’s uselessness before somehow the bhoys drag the chat back around to Celtic in Europe via anti-Irish bigotry.

 

It is a truly remarkable ramble that also covers the forthcoming Football Collective Conference which has about 5 tickets left!

 

Enjoy…

Direct download: Huddling_Along_The_Collective.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:58am UTC

Celtic have now scored 10 goals in just two games after struggling in the early part of the campaign and also at the end of last season. Noticeable by its absence in those two games has been the passing for passing’s sake along the back line and the obvious desire of the players to try and find the forward pass. This more front foot thinking was typified in the first goal when Lustig harried by a Hibs player on the touchline, turned and then turned back to play the ball forward to Forrest. Last month and for the preceding 10 months that would have gone backwards to a centre half.

 

Hibs looked like scoring twice and scored twice. Celtic looked like scoring 8 times and did so 4. Like most Hibs games from my memories, this was an excellent domestic game of football because Hibs came to win the game which then creates the space for us. It was a really enjoyable game. Here’s to many more like that this season as we march towards title no8.

 

After the game we had Brendan, Lenny, Eddy and a Hobs player (whose name escapes me).

 

Enjoy…

Direct download: Podcast_Xtra_-_10_Goal_Hibs_Thriller.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:57pm UTC

This week it is once again St aNthony at the helm and in discussion with a guest.  Following on from the succesful debut of St Anthony jnr on the podcast, Saint decides to go through the generations of Celtic fans to a slightly older contributor.

 

St Anthony this week is joined by Matt McGlone.  The pair discuss all current Celtic gossip as well as reviewing the two games since the last podcast.  Saint & Matt discuss the 6-0 thumping of St Johnstone and the 3-1 humbling away at Salzburg.  The bhoys also discuss the Brendan to Villa rumour that was going around as well as Brendan’s comments about squad size.

 

Enjoy…

Direct download: Saint__Matt.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:51pm UTC

This week we have a very special new guest.  I’m not going to ruin the surprise in the pre-amble but a clue is that it’s two for the price of one.

 

Anyway, we have been a bit sparse with the podcasts this season, due in part to having a very busy real life and also because it’s much more fun doing podcasts when the football is fun and it’s fair to say fun has been in short supply since mid summer.  We won against St Johnstone and we won against Aberdeen so hopefully, domestically at least, we’re on an upwards trend.

 

Anyway I keep promising and it will come - the CU Top Ten podcast will hit iTunes before the end of the season…I promise.

 

 

Enjoy…

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:33pm UTC

This week we once again won a Glasgow Derby playing the opposition off the park…it never gets boring, so on the podcast we have the postgame chat from Brendan, Broony, Gerrard and a Rangers player, we also have music from Daniel Boone and Public Enemy - Don’t Believe The Hype AND we have the opinion on Saturday’s game from Celtic legend Stiliyan Petrov.

 

In addition to the game on Sunday past, Stan also talks about the game this Saturday between his side and a James Milner 11. 

 

A Match for Cancer' will take place at Celtic Park on Saturday, September 8 with a 2pm kick-off, and it promises to be a special day in Paradise. Every penny raised will be devoted to tackling cancer through three equal beneficiary charities - Celtic FC Foundation, the Stiliyan Petrov Foundation and the James Milner Foundation.

 

Tickets are priced at £14 for adults and £6 for children and can be purchased online and from the ticket office.

 

http://www.celticfc.net/news/14810

Direct download: Petrov_on_Charity_Cancer_and_Winning_Glasgow_Derbies.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:37pm UTC

Celtic thumped Rangers today with a performance that was every bit as convincing as the 5-0 victory last season.  The game was everything that could be expected for those who’ve watched brief bits of Rangers games this season; they concede pocession and look to score on the counter or from hoof’s up the park by McGregor.  They conceded pocession in spades today and the first time they constructed an attack in the game resulted in our goal as they became streteched and their lack of pace at the back was cruelly exposed.

 

After the game, Brendan spoke with the press and also gave his final word on the Dembele debacle.

 

Enjoy…

Direct download: Brendan_Reaction_To_Another_Derby_Win.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:27pm UTC

The new season is upon us and the 13th season of the Celtic Underground podcast is also here. 

 

We’ve had a summer break and the CU Top Ten podcast will be up soon along with a review of the omnishables transfer window, meantime we need to get going and thump The Huns so we have St Anthony and Average Joe Miller review the life and times of Not The View and also discuss the first game against them of the new season.

 

Enjoy…

Direct download: Not_The_View_and_A_Game_Against_Them.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:37pm UTC

This week saw the return of domestic competitive football and Celtic hosted Livingston on Flag Day.  We saw the return of the usual stuff - sympathetic refereeinginside the first 5 mins when Celtic were denied a stonewall penalty, an opposition side sitting in stretching 6 - 7 men across the edge of the 18 yard box and Leigh Griffiths trying just too hard when he came on as a sub…oh and there was the switch off by Jozo to allow the opposition to score.

 

After the game we heard from Brendan, Kenny Miller and then Tom Rogic.

 

Enjoy…

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:03am UTC

The season is over but the talking never stops and of course how can we not stop talking about a double treble season?  In order to fill the void of the summer we have the special guests, season reviews and player ratings to go through and so first up is the Celtic Underground End of Season Review and with such a season we need all hands on deck to discuss it and so joining Harry are Mark Cooper, Stephen Wray, St Anthony and Antony Murray.

 

The bhoys chat starts with the transfer window and we have review of who we signed and whether it was good bad or indifferent.  From there we move to the European campaign, reliving both the highs and the lows and the bhoys agree that the positives outstrip the negatives and that sometimes we have to be realistic about our position in modern football and from there we review the domestic season.

 

We round off with your questions and then a chat about what unique thing we’ll achieve next season.

 

After this podcast we will have the Celtic Underground Top Ten and voting has now opened and you can submit your vote by emailing podcasts@Celticunderground.net

 

Enjoy…

Direct download: The_2017.18_End_of_Season_Review.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:51pm UTC

This week we are joined by the Celtic CEO.  Yes big Pedro himself sat down on the joint CU & ByTheMin Couch to discuss all things Celtic.  The chat is wide ranging and we could have covered one hundred and one subjects, but you know that you’ve got 30 minutes with Peter so you have to be selective so Paul & I from ByTheMinCeltic decided we should focus on the future and specifically those matters that impact most on our quality of football enjoyment.

 

The chat was originally organised for February but circumstances got in the way so it was opportune that the reorganised date was after we had created history with our Back to Back treble.

 

We enjoyed the chat, we hope you do.

 

Enjoy…

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:00am UTC

This week we have a podcast guest returning after 6 years!  You will recall the days of Eddie Pearosn presenting when I was just a regular guest along with many others including one Antony Murray.   The problem was when Eddie wandered off to his cave after taking his vows of abstenance and austerity, he took his roladex with him and the contact details of many guests were lost forever…or so I thought.

 

Stumbling around Europe I recently unearthed Antony begging on the streets of Bratislava and (for a not so small sum) agreed to reappear on the podcast.

 

Antony last appeared just around the time that the old Rangers died and so we start with a bit of memory lane stuff and that leads us on to a brief review of the bonkers world of Them before getting back onto the meat and bones of the hoops.

 

In addition to our chat, we also have Brendan, Jack Hendry and Stephen O’Donnel from post the Killie game.  I would also have had Stevie Clarke but for some reason the audio was rubbish.

 

Enjoy…

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:12pm UTC

This week we celebrate the 7 in a row champions - we didn’t just win it, we won it in style!

 

Celtic today were absolutely bloody brilliant.  From the very first minute we were up for the challenge, forcing 3 corners inside the first 5 minutes or so and anyone at the game (whatever team they support) would have known at that point that we were going home as Champions however few could have expected the utter destruction we wrought on our opponents.  We destroyed them and were it not for their keeper (and us naturally taking our foot off the gas later in the game) it would have been 7 or 8.

 

There are so many things that can be discussed about this match in the context of the season and there are loads of things that could be said out the self denial of our opponents but the former is for another day and the latter is of no concern to us.

 

We were brilliant today and the team gave the fans a title party to remember.  Harry chats this over with Stephen Wray (@CelticRockRoars) and we also hear from Brown, Edouard (and his translator) Callum McGregor and the Blessed Brendan.

 

Enjoy…

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:48pm UTC

This week I am joined by Stephen Wray to discuss the Hibs game and preview the game against New Rangers.  The diea behind the podcast was to keep it to just those two gmes but with the end approaching and the type of season we’ve had it’s difficult to not meander into a discussion about some of the performances this term and what players will have a “could do better” on their report card.

 

Despite this discussion on the frustrations of the season we do ove on to preview the game at the weekend and to give out the very latest gossip on McGinn, Gerrard, Clarke, McInnes and anything else we can think of.

 

We end on our upbeat predictions of scoring 3 or more in a trumphant perfomance that brings home the titel again for Scotland’s most decorated living club.

 

Enjoy…

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:13pm UTC

This week is a little self-indulgent. It is 15 minutes short of two hours long because we just wanted to revel in the glory of Sunday. Sunday wasn’t just about the score; it was about the manner of our victory. An imperious performance of a team at the top of their game who knew that we were vastly superior to our rivals.

 

Following last week’s rather somber and critical podcast we had to get Mark Cooper back on to expound on his love of Tom Rogic and we got Hullbhoy also on to assist Mark and I with our Callum McGregor and Olivier Ntcham love-in. In addition we also take a sneaky peak into the other to marvel out how utter crap they are. To quote Hullbhoy, they are just rotten!

 

This podcast talks through Sunday, wonders at their ineptitude and looks forward to the Hibs game and hopefully becoming champions.

 

Enjoy…

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:08pm UTC

This week regulars Harry & Mark Cooper are joined by a man who is no stranger to the Celtic podcast world but is a debutant on The Celtic Underground podcast, Mr Stephen Wray.

 

We went into the podcast to discuss the lesser quality performances of the team this season and admitted that, considering we are just 3 wins from completing a double treble that it may seem a little negative however hopefully it’s just honest analysis.

 

Following on from this we have a brief chat about the SPFL fixture farce and a quick preview of the game against Them.

 

Enjoy…

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:26pm UTC

Today Celtic came up against Ross County and in front of a sold out Celtic Park (bar some empty seats of non attending season book holders) they ran out comfortable 3-0 victors.

 

It was not Ross County’s day.  They gave away a silly penalty, their captain jumped on Scott Browns balls and gpt sent off and their keepr had a back spasm which resulted in him having to leave the park.

 

From a Celtic perspective the main players are coming back.  Armstrong had a great game and was deserved man of the match, Bain was solid on the few occassions he was called upon and Dedryck Boyatta was subbed at Half Time when not injured.

 

It was all good fun and here is the post match chat.

 

Enjoy…

Direct download: Podcast_Xtra_-_Ross_County_Post_Game_Chat.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:38pm UTC

This week Saint Anthony is joined by a very special guest - Rosemary Burns.  Rosemary discusses her work with the Tommy Burns Skin Cancer Trust and of course life and football with Tommy.  The Tommy Burns Skin Cancer Trust was founded in 2009 by the Burns family after the Celtic legend lost his battle with skin cancer on 15th May 2008.

 

This year will be the 10th anniversary of Tommy’s passing and the Celtic Graves Society will also be marking his passing with a ceremony to celebrate his life and all supporters are invited along to Linn Cemetery on Saturday 12th May.  That will be trophy weekend so the details will be released in due course.

 

Enjoy…

Direct download: Rosemary_Burns.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:25pm UTC

This week I am joined by two of the best football coaches working in Scottish football today - Mr Stevie Woods and Mr John Kennedy.

 

The two gents were generous enough to set aside an hour of their time at Lennoxtown to discuss all things football.  They start with a review of their careers, their earliest memories of Celtic and what it felt like to make their pro debuts.  We then move on to their current roles as coaches.  John dispells the myth that he is just a defensive coach (the team defends and attacks as one unit so apparently there’s no such thing) and Stevie provides an insight into what value a goalkeeping coach adds.

 

The podcast could have lasted another hour so if I didn’t ask your burning question apologies but time ran out.  I thoroughly enjoyed it, so did they and i hope you will too.

 

Enjoy…

Direct download: Woods__Kennedy_-_Better_Than_The_Usual_Stuff.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:28am UTC

Sunday sees another Glasgow Derby game and this one is againts the newets Glasgow team in top flight football, the one who have never beaten us over 90 minutes.   Their recent status might explain why, despite having a large support, they cheer getting the cup draw against the giants of Scottish football.

 

Brendan also has quite a good record against this team with 8 games played, 6 victories and two draws.  I ronically the two draws have come at home however he was twice managed to have a team score 5 goals in a game aganist Them.

 

We were hoping for a longer podcast this week however work, life and cancellations curtailed the planned podcast.  That was followed by the hope of a 20 minute chat with St Anthony but as you will hear, we were at the Glasgow Harp 30th Anniversary dinner and stepped outside for a chat, then two drunk people decided to stand 10 feet apart and have a shouted coversation.  Then we went outside and it was f’n freezing.  It basically turned into - what would you’re team be and what will the score be.

 

In the end we have a 20 minute pod, with Brendan and me asking my first ever question at a press conference (because I was fed up with Rangers chat).

 

Enjoy…

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:12am UTC

Celtic defeated Morton 3-0 on Saturday to progress to the Semi-finals of the Scottish Cup.  Apart from a sprightly first 15 minutes the game was all Celtic however the first half may have had dominance, but it was pretty dull and passive football.  I’m not sure it comes across in the audio but it was clear in the press conference that Brendan was very unhappy with the first half performance and I understand he made that pretty clear in the dressing room at half-time.

 

He made changes to the side and once again, with Edouard playing just off Dembele, the team suddenly looked a lot more threatening. 

 

Following the tie Compper, Brendan and Jim Duffy were the people at the post game press conference (Marvin being honest enough to admit he was rusty for the first part of the game).  As this is uploaded we know that we will once again take on Scottish football’s newest top flight club.  Hopefully Brendan will continue his semi-final record against that club.

 

 

Enjoy…

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:44pm UTC

Following the postponement of the Dundee game midweek and the freezing temperatures across the central belt, there had been an expectation among many that the Morton cup game this Saturday would be off.  But it isn’t so we needed a podcast.

 

There has been quite a bit of debate online about whether the game should proceed and I was in that camp however the roads and pavements around Celtic Park have been much worse this season for other games and the police, SFA and Celtic have agreed the game should be played so here we are.  We have my wee ramble followed by chat from Brendan and Kristopher Ajer

 

 

 

Enjoy…

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:43pm UTC

This week we have another Podcast Xtra with the thoughts of Brendan and the St Johnstone guys following the borefest at Celtic Park this Sunday.

 

We have the Brendan post match thoughts along with the comments of the St Johnstone manager and a player who I’ve no Idea who he is.  The fact that ST Johnstone have players and I don’t know who they are, that not one of them would get a starting game for us and that every player in our team would start for them says A LOT more about pur performance that anything I could say on this podcast.

 

What I do do on the pod is have a little rant about sympathy reffing of wee teams in Scotland.  We were crap today and the ref was not the reason however I am getting fed up with fouls being given but cards not and the consequences of this bad refereeing habit.

 

Anyway, here’s hoping Thursday night makes today’s bore worthwhile.

 

 

 

Enjoy…

Direct download: Podcast_Xtra_-_St_Johnstone_Borefest.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:33pm UTC

This past Tuesday saw one of the most sparkling performances of the team over the past few months.  A young team with 5 Brendan signings starting and 7 Brendan signings playing at some point, we had a host of players 23 and under and I’m sure at one point the most spoken language on the park was French!  Having won the game by half-time the second half wasn’t quite  as exciting but if it was a foretaste of the remainder of the campaign…bring it on.

 

Following that Hearts game, the following night was the end of the January window and for a change we were involved right up until the final moments with the completion of the Hendry move and the Bain 6 month loan for goalkeeping cover.  With all that exciteent we just had to produce a podcast and of course it had to be with our go-to guy in South America Mark Cooper.

 

Mark Cooper and I discuss the weather in South America, the performance against Hearts, the January window and just where in the world we could shop to obtain best value.

 

Enjoy…

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:32am UTC

Regular followers of me on social media will know that I have been trying to get a memebr of the SNP to come on the podcast to provide a counter position on the OBFA.  We have had James Kelly MSP who is proposing the repeal of the Act and we’ve had people from FAC on a couple of times but depsite a couple of fallen through promises no-one from the SNP…until now.

 

Anyone with a passing interest in the legislation and online will be aware of John.  He’s an abrassive character online but was not at all like that when I met with him. 

 

As you will hear on the podcast I decided to keep with my regular conversational style on the pod to get to the motivation behind the act and I found John far more conciliatory in accepting the faults than expected.  Indeed I was never going to have a chat where he would have a St Paul moment and suddenly see that those against the act have been right all along but his acceptance that the Act was rushed, is ambiguous, has may faults and doesn’t embrace all aspects of prejudice in Scotland - espcially walks, suprised me.  What frustrated me was that despite accepting ALL of that he will still be voting to keep it.

 

Enjoy…

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:59pm UTC

The Offensive Behaviour At Football act - a more useless piece of legislation I’ve yet to come across, but that’s not my opinion, that’s the view of lawyers, judges, civil liberty campaigners, minority rights groups and of course the evidence of our own eyes and ears and the evidence of government statistics.  If it was meant to stop a problem it has completely failed. 

 

Regular listeners will know my issues with OBFA - one is that the legislation was not needed - we had laws for dealing with racism and sectarianism and behaviour likely to cause trouble.

It’s not very good - we’ve had to train the police what is and isn’t offensive so that they can arrest people and they are the only people being offended.

It tries to wrap up societies ills - if we have offensive behaviour at football it will exist in society as a whole so why try to wrap it up in a nice bundle and say the issues are all a football one.

 

I could go on but surely better to have someone at the heart of matters discuss so we have Paul Quigley from Fans Against Criminalisation.

 

Enjoy and then please take action… www.celtictrust.net

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:32am UTC

It’s January and the winter break so sureley we’ve got nothing to talk about….DON’T YOU BELEIVE IT!  We’ve got loads and loads so who better to get on than the man who could start a fight in a telephone box Mr Lawrence Donegan. 

 

Lawrence is a man of many talents  and many of you will know him from his role as the argumentative host of the ByTheMinCeltic podcast whilst others will know him simply as the guru of the ByTheMin empire.  For some he’s a great golfing journalist and for others he’s the basist who made Lloyd Cole and the Commotions and the Bluebells were never the same after he left.  For others he’s just that Celtic guy on twitter.

 

Whatever you know him as, I know him as a guy passionate about the hoops and so I thought it was about time he came back on the podcast for a state of the nation discussion so between us we take 90 minutes to discuss the Rangers game, the season so far, the transfer rumours we’ve heard (which are mainly about sales) and then our expectations for the rest of the campaign, oh and there is a bit of “In my day” but it’s in an ironic fashion…honest.

 

Enjoy…

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:04am UTC

Today, Friday 5th January, Celtic completed their second signing of the January transfer window with the capture of Lewis Morgan.  The 21 year old former Rangers youth player has signed on a 4.5 year contract and will stay at St Mirren for the remainder of this season under the guidance of Jack Ross.

 

A two footed winger, Celtic have high hopes for the youngster who becomes the first Scottish player to sign for Brendan Rodgers.

 

Enjoy…

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:54pm UTC

On Saturday 23rd December Celtic defeated the second best team in Scotland 3-0.  The first half was tight but once Celtic scored there was only ever going to be one winner.

 

After the game Kristopher Ajer, Brendan Rodgers, Mark Reynolds and Derek McInnes spoke to the press.

 

Enjoy…

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:59am UTC

Following the 2 goal victory over Partick Thistle the Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers spoke with the press.  He gave his opinion on the game, the way the players improved through the match and also gave some post match comments about the Thistle player who thumped the ball into the crowd.

 

 

Following Brendan Alan Archibald gave his post game thoughts and then finally there was the well groomed and lovely haired Stuart Armstrong.

 

That will be our final podcast out before Christmas so may all of us at Celtic Underground wish you and your loved ones a very merry Christmas.

 

Enjoy…

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:07am UTC

It happened!  We lost!  3 Players slipped on their arse, the goal keeper had a headrush and pulled down a Hearts player and we thumped it long all second half.  Apart from that we also played poorly…! Yet despite ALL of this we remain top of the league and remain on course for another title and part of the way there to a remarkable back to back treble.  We broke a 100 year record and went 69 games unbeaten.  And of this has happened when you and I are alive.  You’ll tell your grandkids about these days!  Anyway, enough of the rambling…

 

After the game against Hearts and the end of the record breaking run I thought I should quickly pull together a podcast and discuss the game, the fall-out, the magnificant run and our hopes for the furture.  It’s all here along with the music.

 

We have Adam Glen with his debut single These Towns and Elvis with Martina McBride singing Blue Christmas from the ‘68comeback concert.

 

Enjoy….

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:07am UTC

The past week has seen Celtic lose a two goal defecit to Hibs (a game we should have won by 5 or 6) followed by the Europa League Draw, followed by a FREEZING victory over Hamilton and then all rounded off with a lovely Christmas letter to all season book holders from the club.

 

With such an action packed week we’ve already squeezed a podcast extra in but have also decided to get @LachieMor1 back on to review the week.

 

Just before uploading the podcast I asked for cover versions or great intro’s on Twitter and was bombarded.  I have noted all and will get to them all.  Meantime I picked the request from @Hullbhoy for a Sinead O’Connor song and went for her cover of Don’t Cry For Me Argentina (should have saved for @markocooper) and Los Colorados cover of Katie Perry.  It’s quite unique!

 

Enjoy…

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:06am UTC

The slump continues as Celtic reach 69 games unbeaten in domestic football.  At this rate we’ll be slumping ourselves to back to back trebles!  Following on from completely dominating the game against Hibs but losinga  2 goal lead we had the visit of Hamilton.  An excellent strike and a Jozo gift almost lead to Hamilton getting two goals in this game too but in truth this was a game that would only ever have one winner.  Ntcham was excellent again and Edouard had some good chances that he just couldn’t quite convert.

 

After the game we had Brendan Rodgers, James Forrest and Martin Canning chat in the media conference.

 

For music we have Morcombe and Wise and a cover of Kings of Leon.

 

Enjoy…

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:21am UTC

Tuesday night was a pivotal game in our season.  Provided we didn’t lose by 3 or more goals we could enjoy European football after Christmas and this was achieved but perhaps not in the way we would have liked…but we’re there.

 

Following the complaint by Mark Cooper that he always gets the graveyard shift of a post Euro defeat I decided to get another guest on this weeks podcast and so we have Lachie Mor.  As the podcast was recorded we received breaking news about the basket case of another Glasgow Club and so we have a wee laugh for a minute or two at that too!

 

Music this week is from The Life of Brian and Madness.

 

Enjoy….

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:08am UTC

Well that was the PSG double header then…12-1.

We all knew we would get beaten by the most expensive team ever and whilst none of us like heavy defeats, to channel my inner half glass full guy, there were some positives to take from that game…not many, but more than the home leg.

 

Immediately following the game i decided to ring up my pal Mark in Argentina in an attempt to pick the bones out of the performance.  We both decided that there was no point in analysing the game on a goal by goal basis and trying to pick out who was at fault.  we lost, let’s move on, learn what lessons we can and win on Sunday.

 

The music this week in, at the front end, expected - it’s Atmic Kitten with their cover of the Lustig song.  At the end of the podcast it’s the Nirvana cover of the Bowie classic The Man Who Sold The World.

 

Enjoy…

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:55am UTC

This week I am joined by St Anthony in a chat that was supposed to be about our marvellous 100 yr record breaking achievement but in typical Celtic Underground Podcast fashion it went on a meander.

 

We started with the Anfield Wrap (neither of us could remember the name) briefly touched on the winning run and then got onto the meat and bones of the team and the challenges of team building.  It finished with Saints Ross County preview and has a few mentions of Lawrence Donegan in between.

 

In recognition of this weeks Country Music Awards the covers have a country fell and also are two generations  apart.  We have Harry Styles covering Girl Crush and Ray Stevens from 1975 covering Misty in a Country Music style.

 

 

Enjoy…

Direct download: A_100_Year_Country_Ramble.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:53pm UTC

This week Harry is joined by Guardian Football and Golf correspondent Ewan Murray.  If you pick up your copy of the Guardian at the local paper you will be aware of Ewan for his coverage of the major games in Scottish football and perhaps have worked out that he is a Jambo.  If you’re aware of Ewan from his online presence you will either like him or loathe him or see him simply as a “hurting Hun”.

 

I normally can’t be bothered with people who occassionally take to trolling on twitter but in Ewan’s case I make an exception and must admit I find his interaction with many quite amusing.  Ewan and I have a very long ramble through his career and then onto Scottish football.  We recorded this just after the loss at home to Bayern so that performance is covered as is Hearts, their new stadium, Pedro, SEVCO coverage and…Airdrie.  It’s all explained when you listen.

 

The music this week is cover versions of a Bee Gees 1971 song and a Stevie Wonder classic.  We have the Rev Al Green version of How Can You Mend A Broken Heart and As by George Michael and Mary J Blige.

 

Enjoy…

Direct download: Ewan_Murray_on_a_Football_Ramble.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:37pm UTC

Celtic have fanzines older than some top flight clubs - Not The View is 30!

 

For fans under the age of 40 it’s always been there but for those of us of a certain age it was an essential part of Celtic culture growing up.  Perhaps it was the arrival of Souness at Rangers that spawned it or perhaps it was just luck but with everything that happened at Celtic in the first 7 years of its existance NTV was essential reading.

 

Without NTV perhaps Celts For Change may not have happened.  Certainly without NTV you wouldn’t be listening to this.  It is an essential part of our modern history and St ANthony met up with some of the guys to discuss the 30 years of history.

 

Prior to the NTV chat we have Brendan pre-Bayern game and Dedryck post Bayern.  Enjoy…

Direct download: Not_The_View_Is_Thirty.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:19pm UTC

This weeks podcast extra is Brendantastic.  We start off with a brief chat before Brendan went on stage for his book launch at the Armadillo in Glasgow and then we have both Brendan and Leigh in fine fettle after the 1-1 home draw against Kilmarnock.

 

There is irritation in from Leigh about the failure to get a win and frustration in Brendan’s body language but none of us will complain if we get another treble but more importantly if resting players for ushc games facilitates Europe past Christmas.

 

Enjoy…

Direct download: Podcast_Extra_-_Brendan_Book_Launch.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:34am UTC

Sorry for the break for the past few weeks but we’ve been busy but we’re back.  A football fans podcast from the guys behind The Celtic Underground and now in our 12th season possibly the greatest time in those 12 years to be a fans of the hoops and maybe longer.  Officially the best football fans in the world, we support a great team that is also in a different league to the rest of Scottish football.

 

Since the last podcast we’ve defeated Hibs to reach the first final of the season, bossed the 2nd best team in Scotland on their own patch and moved close to European football after Christmas.  With all of this (and the sacking of Pedro and construction of a 1960’s office block by Hearts) there was so much to chat about we needed two guests - Mark Cooper and Hullbhoy.

 

The music this week is Scott Bradlee’s Post Modern Jukebox with a cover of Shake it Off and Morcombe and Wise.  Ohh and it’s the Basque Atletic Bilboa and not the Castillian Athletico Madrid.

 

Enjoy…

Direct download: Can_It_Get_Any_Better.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:38pm UTC

Following the comfortable 2-0 victory in our second Glasgow Derby of the season (after a more tightly contested game against Glasgow’s second club at Firhill) we now have perhaps our most important Champions League game of the season coming up.  With such an important fixture I thought I’d continue our new podcast guests with a foreign based journalist, from Airdie, working for a French news agency.

 

New music comes from Tuvband and Mark Sharp.

 

Enjoy…

Direct download: Anticipating_Anderlecht.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:31pm UTC

We Battered Them

 

Make no mistake, whilst this wasn’tanother 5-1 victory we once again showed, on their patch, that the newest version of Rangers Football Club are a million miles away from competing with Celtic.  Not only are they a million miles away from competing with Celtic but as today’s league table shows, they’re quite a way from being the second or even 3rd best team in Scotland.

 

Audio was recorded at the game to try and capture the emotion of the day and then I dialled up Henrik Vegetable on the way home to try and capture the joy of the supporters in the immeidate aftermath of the game (so excuse the audio as the podcast is recorded in the car on the way back).

 

Rangers couldn’t cope with our movement in the first 15 minutes and were nothing after the 2nd goal - their heads went down and our superior fitness told.  Yes, we are 35 - 40 minutes fitter than them.  That is a huge gulf.

 

Enjoy…

Direct download: We_Battered_Them.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:20am UTC

This week Michael McCourt of The Celtic FC Foundation joined us to discuss the new fund raising initiative the Hail Hail Trail.  Time to coincide with our 130th Birthday on 6th November, Michael explains how everyone, everywhere can get involved in this 130 mile walk over a 6 week window - listen in and see what you can do (already 2 sistsers in San Francisco have signed up).  Prior to Michael we have Brendan’s press conference following the Ross County game.

 

The Covers this week are Mayssa Karaa covering the Jefferson Airplae classic White Rabbit and then we have Adele’s cover of Steeldrivers If It Hadn’t been For Love.

 

Enjoy…

Direct download: The_Hail_Hail_Trail.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:55pm UTC

Tonight (as we record this) Celtic were on the reciving end of a 5-0 defeat to PSG.  I expected to lose so I’m not too down because I believed that this group would always come down to the head to heads between ourselves and Anderlecht for European football after Christmas.

 

Mark & I therefore discuss the game and highlight our flaws, but hopefully in not a too negative way.  Personally my biggest fear is the consequences of the idiot who came onto the park and the hope that this doesn’t result in a stand closure or worse.  Here’s hoping.

 

We have two new music tracks for you.  My Green Machine and Ecletic Electric by Bluevale St.

 

Enjoy…

Direct download: Stuff_Happens_-_A_PSG_Review.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:50am UTC

The Champions League is returning to Celtic Park and we will have a team with over £800m worth of talent gracing the green green grass of home… and PSG are not too bad either (boom boom).

 

Prior to the UCL first group stage game, there was the usual round of press conferences and we managed to get the audio from Brendan and Olivier Ntcham pre-game.  There is a wee bit of the translators in there and also if it sounds like Olivier is answering some questions with a French accent & some with a Scots one, it’s because when asked a question in French he replied in French and therefore we have the translator answer only.

 

With regards to the music covers this week, the first one is from @Joebloggscity with the Flying Lizards and Money (which I thought was apt) and the second is from Derek McLean suggesting Elvis Costello & The Attractions ‘(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace Love & Understanding - a Nick Lowe cover.  Apparently it’s Derek’s wife’s favourite all time song.

 

Enjoy…

Direct download: PSG_Preview_-_Moneybags_Edition.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:37pm UTC

With the wonderful nature of modern social media and without any overhyping from the club, fans have managed the make the return of Patrick Roberts the signing coup of the last few seasons.  That’s not to say it’s a bad thing, just a wonderful way the fans have whipped up the fervour on this.  As we pull this audio together it’s looking like another French translator may be required at the club, but we’ll see.

 

This is the audio from the #PR7 press conference and some exclusive chat we were able to grab with him at the end.

 

Enjoy…

Direct download: CU_Xtra_-_Patrick_Returns_PR7.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:40pm UTC

The end of summer is signaled by the Champions League Draw.  It is the moment when Europe’s elite are drawn together for nights of excitement under the lights and today we got glamour and and possible hope for Europe past Christmas.

 

Harry spoke with Hullbhoy and the two discuss the draw and how we got there with the victory over Astana.  we also hear from assistant boss Chris Davies and Kieran Tierney and Olivier Ntcham.

 

Cover versions were suggested by Sean Hamilton and Derek McLean with Waterloo sunset by The Jam and I Saw Her Standing There by Elton John.

 

Enjoy…

Direct download: Draw_of_Champions.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:02am UTC

So close you can almost touch it.

 

Wasn’t Wednesday fantastic?  Reaching this round of Champions League qualification is very special.  We know we have European football until Christmas but these two games will determine whether that in the Champions League or the Europa League.  The anthem starts, the nerves jangle and the game gets going for a crucial double header.  There was much debate on whether the sigings had been enough but Brendan had faith that the Invincibles squad is good enough and in Brendan we trust - a 5-0 hammering!

 

For music we had to have something that recognised the UCL atmosphere so Cum on Feel The Noize (Oasis cover of the Slade song) and I am The Walrus (again Oasis covering, this time the Beatles).

 

It’s Harry chatting with Hullbhoy - Enjoy…

Direct download: So_Close_You_Can_Almost_Touch_It.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:34pm UTC

CU Xtra - Brendan & Astana Manager

 

If you thought only Colonel Gaddafi held press conferences in a tent then you’ve not been to Celtic Park on a Champions League night.

 

Following the stunning 5-goal victory we had the press conferences.  I expected the defeated coach to say a few words and go.  Unfortunately he was first in and he talked.  And the transaltions were long!

 

To avoid the pain I swapped around the order and we have Brendan followed by the Astana Manager.  as best possible I edited out the translations.

 

Enjoy…

Direct download: CU_Xtra_-_Brendan_After_Astana.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:25pm UTC

This weeks podcast features Danny wilson, Franz Ferdinand St Anthony and Harry Brady - quite a collective!

 

St joins Harry to discuss the great start the the campaing with the thumping of Hearts in the league and then Kilmarnock in the league cup.  we discuss who played well and our thoughts on various players but are stunned mid podcast as we discover the startling news that Rangers have been drawn AWAY in the League Cup…

 

The cover versions this week are from Franz Ferdinand with Bowie’s Sound & Vision and the some more Danny Wilson with the Abba classice Knowing Me Knowing You.

 

Enjoy…

Direct download: Knowing_Saint__Knowing_Harry_Ahaaa.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:29pm UTC

Saturday saw the opening game of the new season with the league flag unfurled for the 6th consecutive year and the umpteenth year if we discount the cheating years.  After the game Jon Daly, Leigh Griffiths, Christophe Berra and Brendan Rodgers spoke with the press.  We couldn't be arsed getting in to hear Daly and therefore missed the newsworthy chat!

 

Anyway, here's the others who took part.  PS - The hearts media guy has a weird haircut.  It looks like he cut the fringe himself after a night on the lash!

Direct download: CU_Podcast_xTRA_-_Post_Match_Hearts_Aug_2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:10pm UTC

This weeks podcast is all about the finances of Celtic - is there scope for growth or are we all maxed out?

We know that the only thing that matters in football is winning on the pitch but that is determined by the quality of player and quality of manager at the club and THAT is largely determined by the money you have to spend, specifically when it comes to the Champions League and European Football in general. With the draw for Europe pending I therefore wanted to speak with two Tims who could give an insight to the finacial climate within which we operate and to ascertain if we could squeeze an extra £10m or so that might push us over the edge and into regular UCL last 16 territory.

Alan and Robin know their finances and are worldly wise so who better to have this chat with?

Enjoy…

Direct download: The_Celtic_Underground_-_Room_For_Growth_or_Maxed_Out.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:27pm UTC

There is nothing better after a nail biting game to be able to listen to some Celtic chat, whoever is producing it.  There is nothing worse after a defeat than recording said Celtic chat so my night was on a knife edge.  Not only with the Celtic game but whether I would be having an enjoyable or frustrating podcast chat with Mark Cooper.  Fortunately it was the former.

 

Mark Cooper and I discuss the victory over Rosenborg that guarantees European football to Christmas and we discuss the possibility that that football will take place in the Champions League - we hope and expect it will.

 

The music is - for intro A Forest by The Cure and for play out the cover version of The Patriot Game by The Bluebells.

 

 

Enjoy…

Direct download: The_Celtic_Underground_-_Victory_In_Norway.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:50pm UTC

This past week has seen the feel good factor kicked the the baws at Celtic Park with the stramash over the Green Brigade followed by the Rangers Fraud whitewash and then the lack lustre home performance against Rosenborg.  The Rosenborg game was played after this podcast was recorded and this is actually part 2 of the long chat Hullbhoy and I had about all things Celtic earlier in the week.

 

Part 1 has already been uploaded and covers the football and the supreme court decision.  This podcast is all about the Green Brigade, their banner and their subsequent ban.  We tried to not make this adversarial and discuss the issues at hand.

 

Enjoy…

Direct download: The_Celtic_Underground_-_Bans_Banners_and_Brigades.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:54pm UTC

So, what do we have to talk about….Harry and Hullbhoy pondered that question and the chat quicker meandered into 2 hours of Celtic chat so we’ve decided that this should be cut down into two podcast - one mainly football and one mainly banners.  This is mainly football, with a bit of what to do with cheats.

 

The bhoys discuss the recent Linfield victory and the forthcoming tie against Rosenborg but as this podcast was being recorded the SPFL made some more noises about letting cheats go free so Hullbhoy and Harry also discuss that.  If you want banners, bans and brigades discussions - along the corridor, third door on the left.

 

The cover songs this week are Oasis Cum on Feel The Noize and Scott Bradley’s Post Modern Jukebox covering Creep.

 

Enjoy…

Direct download: The_Celtic_Underground_-_Linfield_Rosenborg_and_the_Supreme_Court.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:34pm UTC

The world famous Celtic Underground Top Ten is finally here.

Celtic are about to kick off in the first competitive game in season 2017-18 and so we thought it about time that we finally unveil who you, the Celtic Underground podcast public voted for in the top 10 players of season 2016-17.

We pulled together some of the team and we all sat around a Skype mic and ran through that ten. Lachie Mor, Mark Cooper, Saint Anthony and Harry reviewed and discussed the ten along with the Samaras Award for top moment. So who won?
No spoilers here, you’ll need to listen all the way through.

Enjoy…

Direct download: The_Celtic_Underground_Top_10_Season_2016-17.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:44am UTC

David Friel is a former journalist at The Celtic View and has previously written a Celtic Book - The Century Bhoys.  If that wasn’t enough to put him off David has taken the bravery pills and dived into the world of football authors again to write about the Invincibles.  We have a copy of the next book to give away and the question is at the end of the podcast.

 

David tells us about the book and that leads into a discussion about the marvellous past 12 months and specifically what makes Brendan so special.

 

The music is a tribute to Tony Hadley leaving 80’s band Spandau Ballet and also following my comments on the intro to Superstition last week, Andy Gronneberg suggested Waterfront - so there you go Andy.

 

Enjoy…

Direct download: The_Celtic_Underground_-_Invincibles.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:26pm UTC

The big talking point in Scottish football is the Supreme Court decision which confirms the scale of the Rangers cheating during the latter half of the calamitous David Murray era.  We will no doubt have a detailed podcast on that soon but one key point to know - The top clubs DO have a large say in the actions of the football authorities.  Pressure from Celtic, Aberdeen and perhaps Hibs & Hearts would result in a judicial review of the LNS decision.  Celtic have made an important statement on this.  The silence of those other clubs is deafening.

 

The role of fans will now be vital.  We await fans of clubs like Aberdeen, Hibs and Hearts making sure their clubs follow Celtic lead.  Meantime we have our chat on BBC GMS with Graeme Spiers.

 

Enjoy...

Direct download: The_Celtic_Underground_-_BBCgms_On_Title_Stripping.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:38pm UTC

This week Harry is joined by Martin McCardie…you may not know his name but you will be aware of his work.  A writer and producer on River City, Martin has also starred in, written and produced many well know works on Scottish TV and also written and starred in Scottish plays.  Martin is here because he has also re-written the ply Lions of Lisbon, 25 years on from its debut to fit for its 50th anniversary.

 

This is a fascinating podcast for anyone who loves Celtic and anyone who’s thinking of getting into play writting or acting.  Oh and also tells a wee story that left me speachless about Mo Johnstone still being a Celtic fan…!

 

Enjoy…


When Brendan arrived we knew that season 2016/17 was going to be something special, but no-one could have foreseen just how wonderful it was.  Few if any of us will ever see a team go the entire domestic season in Scotland unbeaten and in the process pick up every domestic trophy with the youths chipping in too.

 

The Celtic Underground team always peruse the key moments from seasons past and this year is no different so Harry is joined by Hullbhoy and Mark Cooper to discuss the key games from last season that saw us start and finish the domestic campaign with thrilling 2-1 victories away from Celtic Park.

 

Of course we do not discuss whether, having only drawn 4 games domestically and beating the 2 best team in Scotland on 6 occasions we should be further ahead than we are over a team we thumped 5-1 in two games because that would be silly!

 

Enjoy...

Direct download: The_Celtic_Underground_-_Season_Review.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:22pm UTC

In 2012 our greatest rivals, Rangers Football Club entered administration, they never exited it.  They limped along, finished the season and died.  The story of that death is a decades long story of cheating in the vain attempt to compete with Celtic.  This is a podcast about that cheating.

As most of you will know, the blame for the death of Rangers was laid at the door of Craig Whyte by the fans of the that club and the media.  Such was the reach of the established order that when poor business practices led to the clubs death, fans git the courts to chase after Whyte.  His case was damning on that decision with no need for a defence case.  He won just from the evidence of the prosecution, but we don’t really care about that. Pertinent to Celtic was the confirmation during the trial that people within Rangers pursued an active policy to defraud all of our game. 

 

So desperate were those in charge to keep their club going with largess rather than living within their means that they cheated and defrauded to obtain a European license.  They nearly got away with it too.

 

This podcast sets out where we are now that the fraud has been confirmed and is about what could happen next.

 

Enjoy…

Direct download: The_Celtic_Underground_-_A_Full__Thorough_Res_12_Update.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:14pm UTC

his week Saint Anthony returns with another reflection on a Celtic life in former left back Mark Reid.  When I was growing up the Celtic full back pairing was Andy Lynch at left back and Danny McGrain at Right Back.  This then changed to see Alan Sneddon come in with Danny moving over to the left.  Again that changed and our guest arrived allowing the world’s best right back into his natural position.

 

Over the years left back has been a challenging position for the hoops with younger fans spoiled by the likes of Tierney and Emilio.  Fans of my generation will no doubt have a soft spot for Mark Reid who was rather an unsung hero of the ‘80s.

 

For it was then that he made nearly 200 appearances for the club, winning several trophies including two league championships in an exciting and talented Hoops side.

 

However, with his first-team chances becoming more limited, the full-back elected to leave and join Charlton Athletic. As someone who had spent his entire career in Paradise, emerging from the club’s youth set-up, this was a difficult decision but one which he would ultimately reap the rewards from.

 

Reid helped the London side reach the old First Division and he got the opportunity to face some of the top teams and players in England of that era, staying there for six years before returning to Scotland in 1991.

 

After an injury-plagued two seasons with St Mirren, he decided to call time on his playing days and he has since carved out a successful career as a driving instructor.

 

Enjoy…

Direct download: The_Celtic_Underground_-_My_Celtic_Life_Mark_Reid.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:38pm UTC

It’s summer time so we have something a wee bit different on this week’s podcast…basketball.  Now don’t worry we haven’t chucked our principles, our sport and and our game in the bin.  This is the Celtic Underground Podcast so obviously there has to be a Celtic angle to this and there is (thank goodness I hear you say).

 

This week Harry is joined by part owner of the Glasgow Rocks basketball team Duncan Smillie.  Duncan is in business with David Low running the Glasgow basketball franchise.  The team play on our doorstep and both men are massive hoops fans (that’s hoops of the green and white variety) so why not have a chat about our near neighbours?

 

There’ll be more podcasts along soon - old players, Res 12, The Lions of Lisbon play, the CU Season Review and the CU Top 10.  The close season isn’t long enough!

 

Enjoy…

Direct download: The_Celtic_Underground_-_Hoops_talking_Hoops_-_16062017_00.23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:41pm UTC

The WORLD FAMOUS Celtic Underground Top Ten is here.  It’s time to vote!

 

Yes the Top Ten is back again and it’s your opportunity to cast your vote for the Celtic elite.  The podcast gives you a reminder of the runners and riders and also a reminder of past glory days and those more forgetable seasons.

 

This year we also have a new award - the Samaras Award for that unforgaetable moment in the season that just made it perfect to be a Celtic fan - the final whistle in Israel, the Lustig Goal at Ibrox, the Simunovic tackle on Miller, the Senderos slide or that Rogic winner.

 

All votes count, this is not a first past the post election.  Our STV methodology means that the best rise to the victory podium.

 

Enjoy and get voting podcasts@CelticUnderground.net

Direct download: The_Celtic_Underground_-_Top_Ten_Preamble.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:51pm UTC

The InVIncibles have their final game - the final chapter in a remarkable season.  Celtic Football Club are just 90 minutes away from finishing an emotional year with an incredible achievement - completing an entire season unbeaten domestically and in the process picking up all possible domestic trophies - a treble of senior honours and matching the Lions on the domestic front by also bagging the Glasgow Cup.

 

Harry is joined by Hullbhoy to preview the final and discuss the fantastic year.  We also have chat with Boyatta, Gordon and Roberts before closing out with some audio from the Hydro.

 

Enjoy…

Direct download: The_Celtic_Underground_-_Cup_Final_Preview.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:54am UTC

It’s the night before and what else could we possibly do but release a podcast in tribute to one of the most remarkable achievement in all of Scottish sport.  25th May 1967 is a date written into the folklore of our club but for those of us under 50 it is only something we have read about or watched on video.  Our older fans were lucky enough to experience it so we thought it essential that we ask our own Lachie Mor for his memories.

 

Fresh faced and rosey cheeked, the 19 year old Lachie was at college down in Manchester but he made the treck back to Glasgow to watch the game at home.  And this is that story.

 

With one or two other bits of audio you might recognise (including a posh Archie) Enjoy…

Direct download: The_Celtic_Underground_-_Lachies_Lisbon.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:57pm UTC

inVIncible

 

You will tell your grandchildren that you were there, that you saw Celtic win the league without loosing a game.  Wonderful.

 

This week we hear from Brendan Rodgers and Leigh Griffiths immediately after the Hearts victory.  Leigh still had the mud on his boots at the press conference whereas Brendan had spent quite some time on the park before the press conference commenced but it was all good.  Brendan talked a lot about being invincible, infrangible and Leigh talked about which boss is the best kisser!  As for Mark and I?  We just meander and ramble this way and that.

 

Enjoy...

Direct download: The_Celtic_Underground_-_INVINCIBLE_KISSES_FOR_LEIGH.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:08pm UTC

This week Harry is joined by St Anthony, fresh from his trip to the hospital.  Many have wondered what part of his body Saint had enhanced...we couldn't possibly comment!  After discussing how difficult it was to have a hospital visit sandwiched between two humpings of a team from Ibrox, Harry & Saint then go on to discuss the victory over Aberdeen before a more mundane discussion around the parking proposals at Celtic Park, the lack of thought that surrounds the proposal and the possible impact.

 

After this chat the bhoys revert back to football and the forthcoming Thistle game.

 

Enjoy...

Direct download: The_Celtic_Underground_-_Winning_Trebles_and_Parking_Woes.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:39pm UTC

This week the guests (nearly) are all Celtic.

Following from the victory over St Johnstone when Celtic’s starting outfield 10 had a combined age of just 22, we hear from one of those young stars Patrick Roberts.  We also have 10 minutes from the manager where he discusses the performances of Ralston and Johnstone, the chances of keeping Paddy and his general thoughts on the victory.

 

Also this past week we had the launch of the new strip and at that event myself and a few other Celtic websites were able to have a chat with Stuart Armstrong, Callum McGregor and Kieran Tierney, so we have the 10 minutes per player exclusive chat also.  At the end we hear from St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright who confesses that we were just too good for his team.

 

Enjoy…

Direct download: The_Celtic_Underground_-_And_The_Wins_Keep_Coming.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:56pm UTC

WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE!

 

In the darkest days of the 1990’s, pre Fergus McCann, never in my wildest dreams did I think I would stand at Ibrox and witness such an imperious performance.  They may be a new club but it’s the same ground with the same fans and we absolutely thumped them.  Destroyed them.  Ground them into the ground.

 

From almost the first goal there was an air of menace, a thought that at any time their end could flip and go bonkers.  Brown’s attack, monkey taunts and Directors fighting.  This was THEIR Dallas Game, their Mars Bar game…except they have no Fergus coming!

 

So en-route home I was joined by gentle Jim to discuss the game.  We wanted a raw and fresh podcast that captured how we felt immediately post game.  It’s recorded on the journey home so please accept our apologies on the sound quality.

 

Enjoy…!

Direct download: The_Celtic_Underground_-_What_A_Time_To_Be_Alive.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:22pm UTC

This week Harry is back and joined by Hullbhoy to discuss the fabulous walk in the park victory of the Rangers.

Fresh from taking off his lycra blue/green body suit, Hullbhoy discusses with Harry how good Celtic were, how bad Rangers are and how a ref getting red card decisions wrong will be seen as having a good day!  The bhoys wax lyrical about the team and then at the end Harry reminds everyone that being Celtic is not just on the park performances but off the park charity.

Oh and good luck to Saint with his impending galbladder op.

Enjoy…

Direct download: The_Celtic_Underground_-_This_Is_How_It_Feels_To_Be_Celtic.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:29pm UTC

This Sunday, the Celtic Graves Society will host a special event to commemorate the final resting place of James Kelly, Celtic's first ever captain.  And it's appropriate that the event falls on the 125th anniversary of Celtic's first ever Scottish Cup triumph - a 5-1 victory over Queen's Park on April 9, 1892 - when James Kelly led the Celts to the first of the 101 major trophies that the club has won in its long and illustrious history.

 

The commemoration ceremony will take place at St Patrick's Cemetery, 29 King's Drive, New Stevenston on Sunday, April 9, starting at 2pm. 

 

Following this latest Tale From The Wiki we have audio from Brendan, James Forrest & Elbows.

 

Enjoy...

Direct download: The_Celtic_Underground_Podcast_Extra_-_No_Kelly_No_Keltic__Brendan.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00pm UTC

This weeks podcast revisits the Celtic Graves Society event that took place last week in Prague.  The work of the Celtic Graves Society in keeping the memory of former Hoops Heroes alive is amazing and never more evident than this past week with the guys travelling to the Czech Republic to commemorate a former Celt.  Jim takes us through the events of that weekend with audio in three parts from the Johnny Madden celebration and commemoration.  An early Celt Johnny was also the father of Czech football.

If you can listen to last weeks podcast extra and then this.

 

Enjoy…

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:48pm UTC

This is is a trip that the Celtic Graves Society have been looking forward to for a very long time, commemorating the "Father of Czech Football", Johnny Madden.

The Celtic Graves Society and Odbor přátel have been working hard on various different aspects of this commemoration and we would like to extend the hand of friendship to all Slavia fans as we prepare to arrive in the beautiful city of Prague. Any Celtic Supporters in the Prague area are invited to attend to the commemoration on Saturday.

Alongside the committee they have 3 Supporters of the Society travelling with us to Prague. The Garves Society would a special thanks for the commitment shown to be able to join us. Your support will never be taken for granted.
They also have members of Johnny Maddens family arriving from Belfast for the commemoration.

A friendship formed through a common bond. Johnny Madden.

 

Enjoy…

Direct download: The_Celtic_Underground_Podcast_Extra_-_Johnny_Madden.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:55pm UTC

This week we have the return of the Saint.  Fresh from his trip to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital St Anthony delivers and excellent podcast about Nutmeg magazine.

 

We can all be guilty of trotting out the lazy Scottish Mainstream Media label as a catch-all for bad journalism but to be fair we shouldn’t tar them all with the same brush.  There are some very good journalists out there covering the Scottish game and Nutmeg is one of the publications providing a platform those good journalists.

 

It’s a periodical which promotes itself by saying “It’s not a book, it’s not a magazine.  It’s somewhere in between, and something completely new in Scotland; a quarterly subscription-only long-form publication filled with top quality writers, great articles and fascinating stories.  And it’s all about Scottish Football.”

 

Enjoy…

Direct download: The_Celtic_Underground_-_St_Anthonys_Best_Nutmeg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:20pm UTC

This week we have a bumper guest filled podcast. In no particular order you will hear;
Harry Brady, a Pearson child, a member of the brady Bunch, Lachie Mor, Craig Gordon, Lewis, Robin & Robert!

Value for money if I do say so.

It’s a podcast of two halves. The meat and bones of the podcast is a chat between Lachie and Harry. The two bhoys discuss the recent St Mirren game and the “furore” around Brendan’s comment that St Mirren were quite good. We then hear from Craig Gordon after he signed his new contract and then it’s on to the Glasgow Derby. Lachie and Harry discuss this game before we get a very brief preview from 3 Celts, two of whom have come all the way from Singapore and Hong Kong to see the hoops triumph (Hopefully).

Enjoy…

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:23pm UTC

This week the podcast was put together on the anniversary of Fergus McCann saving Celtic.  Celtic fans can rightly be proud of that period when the club was in difficulty.  A board built around family history and hereditory rights rather than business acuumen had been caught out by the arrival of brash big spenders at Ibrox.  This compounded with the need for massive infrastructure spend on the stadium had Celtic on its knees.  But when Celtic were in trouble  the fans didn’t wait around for a white knight.  They rallied around and created a solution.

 

Celts for Change galvanised the support behind a common cause and when the moment came the likes of Brian Dempsey, John Keane and Fergus McCann stepped forward, prevented the ignominy of administration and paid the bills.  From there Fergus oversaw the building of a new stadium, the stopping of the 10 and a fan investment programme which now sees 28,000 of us owning a bit of our club.

 

Fergus also re-established the clubs heritable foundations.  He created the Celtic Charity which has now become the Celtic FC Foundation and we have Magan Fallan providing an overview of her role and an insight into how the Foundation chnages lives.

 

So a wiki tale and Megan Fallan.

 

Enjoy…

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:04am UTC

By the time you are listening to this you will have heard the sad news about the passing of Celtic legend and Lisbon Lion Tommy Gemmell.  In his career Tommy played for Celtic, Nottingham Forrest, Miami Toros and Dundee.  whilst I was not old enough to have seen the Lions I was fortunate to to have caught a glimpse of one or two of them at the end of their careers to say “I saw them play” with my last recollection of Tommy as player manager at Dundee, the final place he won a trophy.

 

Tommy spent 10 years in total at Celtic, making 418 appearances and scoring 63 goals, two of those goals being in European Cup Finals.

 

“They never die who live in the hearts they leave behind”

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:21pm UTC

This week we are bringing you some very special guests - the Celtic management team.  Mainly we have  a sit down interview with Chris Davies, an insightful chat into his time at Celtic so far, his level of expectation for players and the high standards he and Brendan set. 

 

Myself, Celtic Quicknews and ByTheMinCeltic were fortunate enough to get a 45 minute one:one with Chris at Lennoxtown this week.  After our chat we were able to sneak into the Brendan press conference for the Inverness game on Wednesday and get some really intersting stuff from the manager.

 

Hopefully you find this as interesting as we did.

 

Enjoy…

Direct download: The_Celtic_Underground_-_Chris_Davies.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:33pm UTC

On Saturday the 25th of February at St Kentigern's Cemetery Glasgow (prior to the Hamilton Academical fixture)  Celtic Graves will be commemorating one of the men who was a member of the team who lifted our first ever Scottish Cup, Joseph Cullen. 

 

This Podcast Extra is a tribute to that man.

 

Cullen was in goals for Celtic’s first Scottish Cup triumph in April 1892 and in August that year he played in the first match to be staged at the then new – and present Celtic Park. The great Dan McArthur would eventually oust Joe from his starting spot and after 73 games for Celtic he moved to London to Tottenham Hotspur in May 1897. 

Sadly he would die prematurely from pneumonia in 1905.

Direct download: The_Celtic_Underground_Podcast_Extra_-_Joseph_Cullen.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:15pm UTC

This week Harry is joined by Mark Cooper from warm and humid Buenos Aires to discuss the state of play at Celtic and Scottish football.  Trying hard to not sound as sycophantic as Graham Hunter the bhoys meander through a discussion of the last two games, Brendan’s comments on the state of the pitch before somehow getting to discuss how good Maloney was/could have been!  Oh and they also find time to giggle at New Huns.

 

Prior to the bhoys chatting we have all the audio from the Brendan post Motherwell press conference and then we have the return of the Celtic Wiki with the tale of Jospeh Cullen who will be remembered at St Kentigerns Cemeterym Glasgow at noon on 25th February prior to the Hamilton Fixture. 

 

It’s a bumper filled podcast so Enjoy…

Direct download: The_Celtic_Underground_-_Rambling_Across_The_Grass_Park.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:11pm UTC

This podcast contains audio first created as part of the Fergus 20 yr Anthology, covering the RFC omnishambles.  It also has audio from Brendan and Mousa after the ICT thumping.

When consuming my football it's always through the optics of Celtic.  Even when reviewing the success or failure of Cathro at Hearts, McInnes at Aberdeen or Lennon at Hibs it's viewed through the spectrum of the impact on Celtic or Celtic people.

 

It is with this in mind that I approach the anniversary of RFC Administration Day.  They are no longer relevant to us except in one way.  Until we get the myth that they somehow survived death, I will always celebrate and remind others of their demise.


This week it is St Anthony who is back on interview duties and his guest is a man well known to those listeners based in Scotland but may also be known to those further afield - STV Political Editor and big Celtic Man Bernard Ponsonby.

 

Bernard joined STV in 1990 and has gone on to be one of the heavyweights of political reporting in Scotland.  Journalist of the Year in 2015 he has covered some of the most momentous events in the last 100 years from the formation of a Scottish Parliament, the resignation of a sitting Speaker of the House of Commons and of course the Scottish and EU Referendum.  But is Bernard happiest of all when he’s watching the hoops…?

 

Enjoy.

Direct download: The_Celtic_Underground_-_Mixing_Politics__Football_With_Bernard.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:42pm UTC

This week sees the return of a man of culture…oh sorry a man from the City of Culture, Hullbhoy. Hullbhoy joins Harry to discuss the marvellous football under Brendan and specifically to review the Hearts and Aberdeen games along with the sales that we didn’t make in the transfer window.

 

In the process of the meandering chat Harry & Hullbhoy also touch on the runners and riders for 2nd spot. How the Dons would be a better team with a better manager, has Cathro started getting the Jambos playing his way and do Rangers fans sit listening to their manager playing Football Bullshit Bingo?

 

Enjoy…

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:28am UTC

Last night Celtic continued their master class of dominance in Scottish football with a 1-0 win over the country’s second best side. This is despite Celtic being without 4 of the top 5 scorers this season and fielding no recognised striker. This on top of the fact that Aberdeen had played on Friday evening and Celtic on Sunday. This gap of days would mean that the Dons players could have a day off following their victory over Dundee and still have 3 days to prepare. Celtic on the other hand would have had one day (Monday) off and trained Tuesday and more than likely no-one who played Sunday would have trained Tuesday. In effect we had zero days prep.

 

We saw the consequences of this prep as the game unfolded. Aberdeen did NOTHING productive across the 90 minutes. Their tactic was to stop us playing – something they did well in the first half. We had changed our shape to a back three but they had 3 men press when Gordon had the ball to minimise our ability to play out easily from the back. Superior fitness told in the end however. Despite needing to chase the game, the Dons were unable to press high in the final 20 minutes and Celtic saw out a victory.

 

Below is some post match audio with Dedryck Boyata, Brendan Rodgers and Derek McInnes. All have something interesting to say. Boyata comments on the challenges of motivating yourself when very far out of the first team picture. He discusses being on the treadmill at midnight to 1am. I am sure it is that will to succeed and get back that has prompted Brendan to work with him towards his first team return.

 

Brendan discusses the game and then makes a few light-hearted comments. One about how the team could do better – we dropped 2 points away in Inverness and the other about how Tim Williamson was asked to mark Dembele in London like Franco Baresi.

 

Finally we have McInnes and we learn that the Aberdeen manager wasn’t even at the game! He was sitting watching some other game on the TV where Aberdeen played well!

 

We have uploaded a podcast extra with audio from the Hearts and Aberdeen press conferences along with a clip from the STV Facebook Live transfer window chat.

 

Enjoy…


This week Harry is joined by a guest from Ireland, living in Canada who loves Celtic.  The guest this week is journalist and one of the two stars of the new film Celtic Soul - Mr Eoin O'Callaghan.

Celtic Soul follows Canadian actor and funny man Jay Baruchel on an epic road trip through Canada, Ireland and Scotland with his new friend, well-known Irish soccer journalist Eoin O’Callaghan. It’s a story that spans 200 years of colorful history and that will take the duo eastward from Montreal to Westport, Ireland – where Jay’s ancestors set sail for Canada, like so many others – and finally Glasgow, where Jay will fulfill a lifelong dream: to watch a match at Celtic Park, one of the wildest and most hallowed grounds in world football.

 

Enjoy...

Direct download: The_Celtic_Underground_-_Celtic_Soul.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:25pm UTC

This week St Anthony returns to the podcast to interview Celtic Non-executive Director Brian Wilson.

 

Brian is well known to all in Scottish society and Celtic fandom for his numerous high profile roles.  A famous Labour politician, Brian was an MP for over 20 years, serving as a Minister under Tony Blair and was a we ll kent voice during the independence referendum.  Brian is also known for his roles as a journalist and commentator in addition to his numerous business roles.  In Celtic land Brian has been a Non Executive Director for some time and is a well known Celtic historian.  It is his latter role as a historian that interested St Anthony the most.

 

Enjoy…

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:14pm UTC

This week I am re-joined by old favourite Lachie Mor.  Regular listeners may recall that Lachie was something of a doubting Thomas when it came to the appointment of Brendan…”what’s he won?” and “He’s not done anything in Europe” were two criticisms I recall.  With the halfway point of the first season under our belts I thought the season review and forward projections after the break would be the opportune time to revisit Lachie.  I don’t think I’m giving away too many spoilers when I say he’s changed his position on this.

 

Once this is established we review the Brendan first 11, discuss the window and the forthcoming 4 games.

 

Enjoy…


Happy New Year.  We cannot believe it’s 2017 and Mark Cooper and Harry Brady cannot believe that our terrestrial highlights on TV are not as good as they were 30 years ago.

 

Mark Cooper is now safely tucked up in Argentina with all the warmth that the southern hemisphere brings at this time of year however he is only just home having popped back up North for the festive season.  During that time he attended the Rangers game and gives us a perspective of a man who’s been away from this dear green place for most of the last 10 years.  He reviews the game, the atmosphere and the TV coverage.

 

After all this we touch on the continued development of the team by Brendan and what players may come next.

 

Enjoy…

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:45pm UTC

Seasons Greetings to you one and old and speaking of  auld, if you’re a supporter with memories of the early to mid 70’s you will recall that it was a changing time for goalkeepers at Celtic.  Faither time Ronnie Simpson had retired and Jock was chopping and changing keepers more often than new Rangers change owners.  For me I can recall seeing Ally Hunter, Patrick Barclay, Roy Baines and Denis Connaghan all vying for the Number 1 jersey before Big Peter Latchford secured the first choice position and it’s Denis that we turn to for this Christmas Podcast edition.

 

Enjoy…

Direct download: The_Celtic_Underground_-_Keeper_Roulette.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:24pm UTC

To quote Noddy Holder “It’s Christmaaaaaaasss!”  It’s the season of goodwill to all men and times when we all deserve a little treat so hopefully my treat to you is worthwhile and one you actually want.  I’ve had a chat with Lawrence Donegan and with his regular invites over to the @bytheminCeltic podcasts I thought it only right to return the favour so we have Lawrence and his regular guest Mr Remy McSwain nipping across to The Celtic Underground for a chat.

 

The bhoys review the Motherwell game, chat about how wonderful it is that even our worst domestic performance garners 3 points and then we turn our sights onto BBC Sportsound and the radio punditry in Scotland.

 

Enjoy…


The Celtic Underground - Kenny, Brendan and St Anthony of The Celtic

 

We pride ourselves on the quality of guests here on Celtic Underground and of late we’ve been to Australia and back with the world of Sport and Japan and back with music, but sometimes great guests can be found on your doorstep and this week we speak to someone of this Parish to discuss Celtic…our very own St Anthony and if you’re a fan of Celtic books you’ll know him as author of Kenny of The Celtic Mr Stephen Murray.

Stephen and I start by having a brief review of our final Champions League game of this season, the 1-1 draw with Man City, before moving on to the meat and bones of the podcast which is his latest book on Kenny Dalglish.

Stephen gives us some idea of what we may come across in the book before discussing the perfect Celtic team of the Kenny years and the “what could have been team” of the 10 years after he left.  After that trip down memory lane we then fast forwardto the Rodgers Revolution and discuss just how enjoyable times are.

Enjoy

 

You can buy the book;

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kenny-Celtic-Stephen-Murray/dp/0993436080/ref=sr_1_1/254-0445536-2030263?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1481235440&sr=1-1&keywords=kenny+of+the+celtic

Direct download: The_Celtic_Underground_-_Kenny_Brendan__St_Anthony_of_The_Celtic.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:37pm UTC

There are fewer games bigger in football than Champions League matches and in Glasgow these don't come much bigger than Celtic v Barca.  We are only in the embryonic stages of the Rodgers revolution but already we can all see that the club is taking it's first steps on what looks like it will be a wonderful journey and the podcast starts off with chat from Brendan giving an insight into his vision for this club.  He does this whilst interweaving chat about Barca and the forthcoming Cup Final.

 

After the Brendan chat Jack Lyons and I have a brief conversation about how the two teams may set up before the podcast returns to the main pre-Barca press conference with chat from Broony and more from the manager.  If you wonder why the main conference occasionally jumps from one topic to the next it's where I've chopped out the Spanish translation and just missed the start of the next question.

 

Enjoy...

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:30pm UTC

Continuing our series of interviews with celebrity Hoops fans, this week we are joined by a man plying his trade in another form of "football", that is Rugby Football. This week we are joined by Leeds Rhino forward and MASSIVE Celtic fan Keith Galloway.

Keith, son of a Dundonian, was born in Sydney and played for the Leeds Rhinos. A New South Wales State of Origin and Australian international representative forward, he previously played for the Wests Tigers and Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks. Keith is also an ambassador for 3 charities.

Enjoy...

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:13pm UTC

The joys of this podcast are the many occasions when we get to chat with Celtic fans who are experts in another field and this week I had the pleasure to sit down and chat Celtic and music with the gentleman James Grant.

Brought up in Bridgeton then Castlemilk, James was part of that group of Scottish musicians that was so prominent in the 1980's.  His career commenced with the band Friends Again but James really came into his own as the front man of Love & Money.  Hopefully you find this chat as fascinating as I did.

Naturally the podcast makes reference to The Celtic FC Foundation Christmas appeal and there'll be links on the site.  Also St Anthony (Stephen Murray) has a new book coming out just in time for Christmas.  It follows on from his book about the 4-2 season Ten Men won The League and is about his (and many other's) first Celtic hero.  The book is Kenny of The Celtic and is launched this coming week;

http://cqnbookstore.co.uk/shop.php?p=75

 

Enjoy...

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:29am UTC

This week on the podcast we have a respected journalist and a blast from the past.

Harry is joined by Hugh MacDonald to discuss all things Celtic and journalistic. Hugh's discussion of his earliest games and heroes moves quickly to the the modern club and the job being done by Brendan.

Following from this long ranging discussion we then have the return of an old favourite with the dusting down of the Tales From The Celtic Wiki. In conjunction with the Celtic Graves Society we bring you Patrick Gallacher.

So don't forget;
Sat 5th 12 Noon - St Kentigerns Balmore Rd
Sat 5th pre game - GB Foodbank Collection
Sun 6th 3pm - St Marys Mass
Sun 6th all day - Founding Fathers Fast

Enjoy...

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:26pm UTC

This week Harry is joined by Matt Clark, manager of Australia's first world heavyweight champion...for 3 weeks. Matt is also a Celtic man and the podcast is a fascinating meander explaining a second generation Australian, who's Grandad questioned Rudolph Hess ('with Whiskey on his breath") came to be such an avid Celtic fan. It jumps from the Hess story to being his fighter being punched by the Chechen President, being secretly drugged and then cleared through to predictions for Celtic Playing in Aberdeen and Germany.

A joyride of a podcast it also includes new music from Glasgow band The Snuts.

Enjoy...

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:58pm UTC

Oh Hampden in the Sun, Rodgers skelped Mark Warburton..

This week Harry is joined by Jack Lyons to discuss and dissect the League Cup Semi Final victory over the Zombies. The bhoys review the tactical changes both managers made before and during the game and decide the Brendan is of course best. The briefly touch on the performance of the clown Thompson before switching attention back to a brief review of the loss midweek to The German Team.

Following ALL of this we get a quick prediction from Jack for the scoreline in the forthcoming Ross County and Aberdeen games which are the last bit of proper football before Scotland get beaten at Wembley and the media get all agnsty for a couple of days about the state of our game.

Enjoy!

Direct download: The_Celtic_Underground_-_Slaying_The_Zombies.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:04pm UTC

This week Mark Cooper joins Harry to discuss the fantastic coverage that the club received following the dramatic 3-3 draw with Manchester City in the Champions League. Following on from that the bhoys then have a preview of the forthcoming tia against the Germans and then the Cup Semi Final against the former Huns and in previewing realise that victory on Wednesday all but provides for European football beyond Christmas and victory on Sunday all but guarantees the resignation of a manager!

It wouldn't be a South American podcast without discussion on why Celtic don't fish in that pond - an interesting debate considering the departure of John Park the day after this was recorded.

There is new music as usual (links on the site) podcast recommendations and the Foundation.

Enjoy.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:04pm UTC

We are in the desert of international football and out of that desert comes the oasis of a Celtic Underground Podcast. Following on from the close season podcast with James Kelly MSP on his process of trying to repeal OBFA Harry has a catch up with Jeanette Findlay of Fans Against Criminalisation on the act, its consequences and how YOU can help with its repeal.

Jeanette is joined by Jim to provide us with how this act is being implimented by the police and fiscal.

If, like us, you find this act rediculous, illiberal and not fit for purpose then you can write to your MSP, attend a surgery or complete the Parliament survey;

http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/S/FootballActRepealBill/
http://fansagainstcriminalisation.com/

Also, sadly, a name familiar to many of us online, @Napoleon_Celtic died suddenly at the end of September. For those who'd been on The Big Lhist or just kicking around Celtic supporters groups will also have come across and know him by his real name of Iain Tarbet. Iain's funeral is this Friday (14th Oct) in Ardrossan and his family have organised a collection for the Celtic FC Foundation;

https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/iaintarbet


Enjoy.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:55pm UTC