Fri, 31 March 2017
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.
A friendship formed through a common bond. Johnny Madden.
Direct download: The_Celtic_Underground_Podcast_Extra_-_Johnny_Madden.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:55pm UTC
Sat, 25 March 2017
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.”
Direct download: The_Celtic_Underground_-_St_Anthonys_Best_Nutmeg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:20pm UTC
Sat, 11 March 2017
This week we have a bumper guest filled podcast. In no particular order you will hear;
Direct download: Celtic_Underground_-_Derby_Predictions_and_Gordon_Back_Chat.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:23pm UTC
Sun, 5 March 2017
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.
Direct download: A_Club_Built_On_The_Strongest_Foundation.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:04am UTC
Thu, 2 March 2017
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”
Direct download: The_Celtic_Underground_-_Tommy_Gemmell_Goodnight__God_Bless.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:21pm UTC