Tue, 29 August 2017
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.
Direct download: CU_Xtra_-_Patrick_Returns_PR7.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:40pm UTC
Fri, 25 August 2017
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.
Direct download: Draw_of_Champions.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:02am UTC
Thu, 17 August 2017
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
Thu, 17 August 2017
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.
Direct download: CU_Xtra_-_Brendan_After_Astana.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:25pm UTC
Thu, 10 August 2017
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.
Direct download: Knowing_Saint__Knowing_Harry_Ahaaa.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:29pm UTC
Sun, 6 August 2017
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
Fri, 4 August 2017
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?
Direct download: The_Celtic_Underground_-_Room_For_Growth_or_Maxed_Out.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:27pm UTC
Wed, 2 August 2017
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.
Direct download: The_Celtic_Underground_-_Victory_In_Norway.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:50pm UTC