Celticunderground:The Celtic Football Fan Podcast
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This week Harry is joined by Dr Clifford Stott - one of the world's leading experts on crowd management and specifically policing of football supporters.  For once Harry's chat is limited as he listens to a real expert talk about crowd control and policing at football and what should and shouldn't happen.  In a Celtic context, the guys specifically discuss the recent issues in Amsterdam where Dr Stott identifies that there MUST have been a breakdown in communication and decision making over the course of the run up to and night of trouble in Dam Square.  The guys also then go on to discuss the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act.  Stott discusses it's validity in the context of the Human Rights Act and also whether it has actually set back policing of football in Scotland - Overall a quite fascinating listen.

Dr & Professor Clifford Stott  joined the University of Leeds in September 2012 as a Visiting Professor to the Socio-Technical Centre. He then took up a full time post as Principal Research Fellow to the Security and Justice Research Group in September 2013. He previously held positions at the Universities of Liverpool, Abertay Dundee and Bath as well as running his own consultancy company.

Scholarly and Research Interests

Considered the preeminent expert in his field, his  research focuses on the social psychology of crowd conflict and its relationship to public order policing.  Stott has been published widely on these topics in leading journals and co-authored three books. For the last thirteen years he has worked regularly with police forces, Governments and football authorities globally advising on the implications of my work the management of crowd events, specifically working until recently with police forces here in Scotland.


He can be followed on twitter - @CliffordStott

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This week Harry is once again joined by Hullbhoy and discuss the appalling behaviour of the Dutch police along with some football - and the pleasant sight of 4 Celtic goals being scored in one game against Ross County.

The situation with regards to Amsterdam is continually evolving.  since recording Peter Lawwell has confirmed that Celtic have engaged the services of a leading Dutch football lawyer and will meet head on anyone who causes a problem for the Celtic support and as this podcast is published, John Paul Taylor is currently out in Amsterdam on behalf of the club.

More on this in subsequent podcasts

For more information follow @Celticresearch, @Theceltictrust, @celticfcslo

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This week, the guys move off the subject of the Celtic Champions League XI and move onto business matters - The 2013 Celtic AGM.

Harry & Hullbhoy share their business expertise to come up with the perfect preview of a plc AGM - The guy with the deepest pockets gets his way!  Whilst it's not quite like that, the Harry & Hullbhoy preview the meeting by agreeing that the first 9 resolutions are the board's and will be passed by upwards of 96% of the vote.  They agree that non board resolutions have a challenge being passed but that the board do listen to the pressure of many hands at the AGM.

The three non board resolutions (10,11 & 12) are;

10 - A more robust structure around the fan liaison officer

11 - The living wage proposal

12 - The SFA are crap and cheated on Rangers.

Next week we will discuss the Dam Square debacle and the football v Ajax and Ross County.  Then there will be a review of the AGM.

If interested get yourself along to the AGM at 10:30 on Friday 15th November.  If you can't, @HarrybradyCU, @Celticrumours, @CelticAGM and @Theceltictrust and others will all be tweeting live - follow #ticagm and (clubs one) #cfcagm and decide which version of the truth is real!


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After a brief brake caused by IT malfunctions and diary challenges, we're back to finalise our review of the ultimate Celtic Champions League XI.  This week Harry is joined by Hullbhoy to discuss the guys who win games - the strikers.  Very quickly Harry & Hullbhoy establish that the striking duo is Larsson and A.N.Other.  Also very quickly they whittle the candidates of that A.N. Other role to just 4 viable candidates, without overly criticising the others.

To vote on the ultimate Celtic Champions League 11, Email;


tweet - @Harrybradycu

post on the site - www.celticunderground.net

Walk around shouting your nominations very loudly and hope one of the team her you.

Next up - the Celtic AGM podcast.

This weeks podcast participants can be found on twitter;



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