Sun, 25 June 2017
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!
Direct download: The_Celtic_Underground_-_Season_Review.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:22pm UTC
Thu, 22 June 2017
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.
Direct download: The_Celtic_Underground_-_A_Full__Thorough_Res_12_Update.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:14pm UTC
Mon, 19 June 2017
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.
Direct download: The_Celtic_Underground_-_My_Celtic_Life_Mark_Reid.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:38pm UTC
Thu, 15 June 2017
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!
Direct download: The_Celtic_Underground_-_Hoops_talking_Hoops_-_16062017_00.23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:41pm UTC
Wed, 7 June 2017
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