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Welcome to the Celtic History Podcast

 

Series of podcasts charting the history of Celtic Football Club

 

Episode Eleven available November 5th, 2013

 

 

This collection of podcasts will cover the history of Celtic Football Club from our humble beginnings to present day.  In each episode, we will interview guests and discuss the progress and development of the Club and review how it came to be what we now know and love.  Throughout each of the shows we will also chart the history and development of the stadium, the kit and many other areas of interest to supporters of this great Club as well as giving all supporters their opportunity to join in and be part of, not only the history, but the present and the future as well.  Hopefully this will not only educate you and entertain you about the Football Club, but also give you an insight into history itself as we will put into perspective the challenges, the successes and the failures that our historic team experienced from 1887 to today.

To continue on in the footsteps of the Club’s Founding Fathers, we are asking for donations to the project from all the listeners.  Each guest will nominate a charity and at the end of the series, we will divide the funds raised among the ten charities of choice.  ALL monies donated will go to these charities and no-one involved has either asked for a penny in return or will receive a penny in return despite the huge amount of time committed or product supplied.  We would like to thank the whole team involved for their contributions and we would like to thank everyone for downloading the show and contributing, no matter how big or small.  After all, this is the reason why we have a team to follow today and it is fantastic to see the traditions of feeding the Glasgow poor in the 1880’s continue to the wonderful world of the modern age of the internet.  We hope you enjoy this proud and unbroken history of the greatest Football Club that, we believe, the world has ever seen.  Hail Hail.

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Celtic Team 1997

Celtic Team 1997

Episode Eleven 1994-2000

 

 “Madness”

 

 In Chapter Eleven we are joined by Scott McCorry from the Temporary Stand Podcast and the HuddleBoard. We cover the period 1994 to 2000 as the Club goes through a very topsy-turvy time with turmoil reigning on and off the field.  Fergus has just arrived to steady the ship but there is a lot of work to be done with a new stadium to be built and maybe more importantly, a team to better Rangers who are on a quest to beat our historic record of nine domestic titles in a row.

 

The managerial roundabout was in full swing as Celtic saw five changes with Macari out, Tommy Burns in, Tommy Burns out, Wim in, Wim out, Dr Joe in, Dr Joe out, John Barnes and King Kenny in.  Never in the history of the club had the fans seen such upheaval and change, but a new stadium, a new Club and a mixture of superstars and pretenders entertained us on the way.  Prepare to cry, laugh and then cry again as we relive a fascinating period for all hoops fans.

As well as discussing the action on the pitch, David Low joins us to talk about his experiences on the boardroom action off the pitch as Fergus puts into place his plan for the future.  We have Tales from the Wiki, the History of the Stadium, the History of the Celtic Shirt, as well as all your Fan Stories and Confessions and a tribute to the late Jimmy Connolly Johnstone.

As our Eleventh guests, Scott nominates Scottish Autism as this chapter’s charity and you can learn more about them at http://www.scottishautism.org/

We are asking everyone that downloads the podcast to donate one pound, fifty pence or even a fiver for the episode, but really anything you can afford will be greatly appreciated and ALL monies raised will be given to the ten worthy charities at the end of the series.

Visit http://www.hailhailmedia.com/celtic-history-podcast/ to donate and send your soundbites to Lostbhoys@gmail.com

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Celtic Team 1992

Celtic Team 1992

Episode Ten 1990-1994

 

“The Rhebels Have Won”

 

In Chapter Ten we are joined by JB Banal and Average Joe Miller from the Godfather of all Celtic Fanzines Not the View, as well as Harper and Jason from the HomeBhoys. We cover the period 1990 to 1994 as the Club goes through its darkest hour of the modern day, but like in every revolution, the darkest time is just before the dawn.

 

On and off the pitch, Celtic struggle to match their free spending neighbours as the Bhoys in green and white seem to press the self-destruct button at every given opportunity.  A string of new managers promise much but ultimately deliver little as fans hopes are dashed again and again.  The battle lines are drawn between the Board and a new brand of Celtic Fan who saw no other option but to take things into their own hands.

 

Cambuslang, sponsorless shirts, seats in the Jungle and lack of trophies are all discussed in this extended chapter and we are joined by some of the people involved at the time.  Emotional interviews with Brian Dempsey and Matt McGlone, as well as players Tom Boyd, Anton Rogan and Paul Byrne who played in the hoops at the time tell the history of this most dramatic time in the Club’s history.

 

We have Tales from the Wiki, the History of the Stadium, the History of the Celtic Shirt, as well as all your Fan Stories and Confessions and a tribute to the late Phil O’Donnell.

As our Tenth guests, The NTV pick nominate The Beatson Cancer Center as the nominated charity and you can learn more about them at http://www.beatson.scot.nhs.uk/content/

We are asking everyone that downloads the podcast to donate one pound, fifty pence or even a fiver for the episode, but really anything you can afford will be greatly appreciated and ALL monies raised will be given to the ten worthy charities at the end of the series.

Visit www.HailHailMedia.com to donate and send your soundbites to Lostbhoys@gmail.com

 

 

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Celtic Team 1988

Celtic Team 1988

Episode Nine 1980-1990

 

“A Great Party with a Terrible Hangover”

 

In Chapter Nine we are joined by Douglas Beattie, well known Celtic author of “Happy Birthday Dear Celtic“.  We cover the period 1980 to 1990 when the Club enjoys a roller coaster ride of great successes and tragic failures. Relive the excitement of the decade on and off the field as we start with a Cup final victory against Rangers and end with another.  The Hampden “riot” game and the Joe Miller Cup final nicely book-end ten years of romance for the Glasgow club.

Who can forget the epic European games against Real Madrid, Ajax and Rapid Vienna while the club fight hard domestically to keep up with the upcoming “New Firm” of Aberdeen and Dundee United.  Towards the end of the decade Scottish Football sees dramatic changes as Rangers finally get their act together and challenge everyone with their new regime but even they were unable to stop the Glory, Glory Bhoys from winning a double in their Centenary Year.

We have Tales from the Wiki, the History of the Stadium, the History of the Celtic Shirt, eyewitness accounts from Anton Rogan, George McCluskey and  Frank McAvennie as well as all your Fan Stories and Confessions.  Paul Cuddihy also joins us with the history of the Celtic View and we pay homage to Tommy Burns who “Played for a People and a Cause”

 

As our Ninth guest, Douglas nominates The Kano Foundation as the nominated charity and you can learn more about them at http://www.thekanofoundation.com/index.php

 

We are asking everyone that downloads the podcast to donate one pound, fifty pence or even a fiver for the episode, but really anything you can afford will be greatly appreciated and ALL monies raised will be given to the ten worthy charities at the end of the series.

Visit www.HailHailMedia.com to donate and send your soundbites to Lostbhoys@gmail.com

 



 

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Celtic Team 1971

Celtic Team 1971

Episode Eight 1970-1980

 

“The Men Who Loved the Green”

 

 

In Chapter Eight we are joined by Stephen Murray, better known as Saint Anthony from the Celtic Underground.  We cover the period 1970 to 1980 which sees the Club continue to dominate domestically yet decline on the European stage.  With an aging Lisbon Lions squad breaking up, Celtic continues to develop an ever growing home grown talent to take the place of the greatest team our club has ever known.

 

While the first half of the decade was blessed with stars like Hay, Dalglish, Connelly, and Macari, the second half a saw slight dip in fortune as the this success isn’t built upon with the managers of the decade face a rebuilding challenge.  Billy McNeil takes over the reins from the legend that was Jock Stein and is relatively successful despite a lack of investment from the Board.  Following on from the tragedy of the Ibrox disaster, Glasgow suffers great social unrest during the challenging 1970s. The Hoops fans however still have some magnificent successes and achievements to enjoy amid the challenges and struggles of a British Isles in economic decline.

We have Tales from the Wiki, the History of the Stadium, the History of the Celtic Shirt and all your Fan Stories and Confessions.  Jeanette Findlay also joins us with the history of the Celtic Trust and we pay homage to Johnny Doyle “The Man Who Loved the Green”

 

As our Eighth guest, Stephen nominates SCIAF as the nominated charity and you can learn more about them at http://www.sciaf.org.uk/

 

We are asking everyone that downloads the podcast to donate one pound, fifty pence or even a fiver for the episode, but really anything you can afford will be greatly appreciated and ALL monies raised will be given to the ten worthy charities at the end of the series.

Visit www.HailHailMedia.com to donate and send your soundbites to Lostbhoys@gmail.com

 



 

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The Best Team in the World

The Best Team in the World

 Episode Seven 1960-1970

 

“The Best Team in the World”

 

 

In Chapter Seven  we are joined by Stephen Sullivan from the Fifa.com and biographer of the forthcoming book on Sean Fallon.  We cover the period 1960 to 1970 which is undoubtedly the golden age for the Club.  Despite a disappointing start to the decade, the Clubs fortunes are transformed with the appointment of Jock Stein to the managerial seat as we see the team going from great pretenders to a European force.

 

It was bliss for everyone involved with the Club in this period as we not only discuss Lisbon, but chart the development of the team from the European Cup Winners Cup disappointment of 1964 to the all-conquering team of the late sixties.  We listen to Ian Young, Bertie Auld, Bobby Lennox, George Connelly and the late Joe McBride telling of their experiences of playing in the hoops during the period and revel in the glory that was Celtic – The Greatest Team in the World.

There is also the Tales from the Wiki, the History of the Stadium, the History of the Celtic Shirt and all your Fan Stories and Confessions.

 

As our Seventh guest, Stephen nominates Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice  as the nominated charity and you can learn more about them at http://www.ppwh.org.uk/

 

We are asking everyone that downloads the podcast to donate one pound, fifty pence or even a fiver for the episode, but really anything you can afford will be greatly appreciated and ALL monies raised will be given to the ten worthy charities at the end of the series.

 

 

Visit www.HailHailMedia.com to donate and send your soundbites to Lostbhoys@gmail.com

 



 

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You can also pre-order Stephen’s forthcoming book on Sean Fallon: Celtic’s Iron Man by clicking HERE

 

 

Celtic 7-1 Rangers

Celtic 7-1 Rangers

Episode Six 1950-1960

 

“Making A Stand”

 

In this Sixth episode we are joined by Paul Brennan from the Celtic Quick News  to cover the period 1950 to 1960. With World War Two over, Scotland wasn’t the land of milk and honey as promised, but a country still struggling with rebuilding and rationing.  Celtic were rebuilding too and enjoyed a relatively successful period by clinching a double, the Coronation Cup and destroying Rangers 7-1 in the League Cup final of 1957.  At first glance this sounds like success but the 1950′s promised so much more and the trophy haul was a poor reflection on a team with great talent yet poor leadership.

 

Off the pitch the Club were faced with some of its biggest challenges since its birth in 1887 as the fundamentals of the club’s identity came under attack from the authorities.  Things came to breaking point and a stand had to be made and thankfully for once the hierarchy of the Club stuck to their principals and stood firm. Despite these distractions the building blocks were being laid for a team that would go onto better things in the years to come.  A man named Stein is signed and the blueprint for success was starting to be drawn up.

There is also the History of the Stadium, History of the Celtic Shirt, interviews with players of the time, all your Fan Stories, Confessions and much, much more.

 

As our Sixth guest, Paul nominates The CLIC Sargent Children’s Cancer organization as the nominated charity and you can learn more about them at  http://www.clicsargent.org.uk/

We are asking everyone that downloads the podcast to donate one pound, fifty pence or even a fiver for the episode, but really anything you can afford will be greatly appreciated and ALL monies raised will be given to the ten worthy charities at the end of the series.

 

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Celtic line up 1948-49

Celtic line up 1948-49

Episode Five 1940-1950

 

“Apathy and Protest”

 

In this Fifth episode we are joined by Marty Flynn from the Belfast Celtic Society  to cover the period 1940 to 1950 in a decade where Celtic find themselves practically running to stand still.  Refusing to utilise guest players stationed in Scotland during the War, Celtic miss many opportunities to put quality on the pitch and that is reflected in the results.  Willie Maley is replaced by Jimmy McStay, who in turn is replaced by Jimmy McGrory as the Club limp along.  Off the pitch supporters begin to organise themselves as the fans become discontented with what they are watching.

There is the threat of relegation, meetings in graveyards and dodgy referees again, all against the back drop of war and rationing………Thank God for Jock Weir and Charlie Tully

 

There is also the History of the Stadium, History of the Celtic Shirt and all your Fan Stories and Confessions.

As our Fifth guest, Marty nominates The Celtic Graves society as the nominated charity and you can learn more about them at  http://celticgraves.com/index/

 

We are asking everyone that downloads the podcast to donate one pound, fifty pence or even a fiver for the episode, but really anything you can afford will be greatly appreciated and ALL monies raised will be given to the ten worthy charities at the end of the series.

 

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Empire Exhibition Cup winners 1937

Empire Exhibition Cup winners 1937

Episode Four 1930-1940

 

“Still in the Hearts They Left Behind”

 

In this Fourth episode we are joined by Tom Minogue from the Celtic Wiki to cover the period 1930 to 1940 in a decade where Celtic find themselves struggling for form and consistency.  Despite the wealth of talent on the field in the shape of Thomson, Crum, Delaney, Divers and Lyon among others, the Club’s “Biscuit Tin” mentality raises its ugly head as the stars are moved on instead of seeing the talent built upon. Champions twice, Cup winners three times and the winners of the Empire Exhibition trophy see Celtic limp along in a decade that promised so much yet returned little in the way of success.

 

The thirties start off in tragic circumstances with the death of John Thomson and also sees the loss of Peter Scarff and Bertie Thomson, three huge characters in our history, lost to us in their prime, yet the team continue to produce talents that were the envy of our rivals.  Questionable refereeing decisions and off the pitch political battles provides a backdrop to many colourful events that were to shape our history for the future.  There are tales of North American Tours, fan trouble and boardroom clashes in a decade where the world was preparing for war during the Great Depression.

 

There is also the History of the Stadium, History of the Celtic Shirt and all your Fan Stories and Confessions.

 

As our Fourth guest, Tom nominates The Belfast Celtic society as the nominated charity and you can learn more about the “Team that Never Dies” at http://www.belfastceltic.org/

 

We are asking everyone that downloads the podcast to donate one pound, fifty pence or even a fiver for the episode, but really anything you can afford will be greatly appreciated and ALL monies raised will be given to the ten worthy charities at the end of the series.

 

 

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Celtic team 1922Episode Three 1920-1930

 

“Improvisation and Inspiration”

 

In this third episode we are joined by Paul Larkin to cover the period 1920 to 1930 in a decade where Celtic are up against the rising force of Rangers.  Still, a haul of 13 trophies in ten years wasn’t a bad return for a team blessed with the talents of McGrory, Gallagher, Cassidy, Cringan, McNally and McLean.

 

The war is now over and recession is kicking in as Celtic play in an era building up to the General Strike of 1926.  The poor of Glasgow’s East End turn to the emerging Labour Party and the rise of Red Clydeside as the streets are carved up by vicious gangs with violence and social unrest a common occurrence.  Add to this the political changes and armed warfare going on in Ireland, the fans of Celtic cling onto their love of their team despite the challenges at the time.

 

There is also the History of the Stadium, History of the Celtic Shirt and all your Fan Stories and Confessions.

 

As our third guest, Paul nominates Aisling Irish Center in the Bronx of NYC as the third charity that will benefit from this series and you can learn more about them at http://www.aislingcenter.org/

 

We are asking everyone that downloads the podcast to donate one pound, fifty pence or even a fiver for the episode, but really anything you can afford will be greatly appreciated and ALL monies raised will be given to the ten worthy charities at the end of the series.

 

Visit www.HailHailMedia.com to donate and send your soundbites to Lostbhoys@gmail.com



 

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Celtic Team 1909

Celtic Team 1909

 

Episode Two 1900-1920

 

“Freedom and Liberation”

 

 

 

 

In this second episode we are joined by Harry Brady from Celtic Underground to cover the period 1900 to 1920 and it’s not long before we are discussing conspiracy theories against the Club even back in those early days.  On the pitch, however, things really start to get exciting as Celtic won six league titles in a row between 1904/05 and 1909/10 and even won every competition they entered in 1907-08.  We learn about the introduction of the hoops and reason behind the dreaded term “Old Firm”.

Bennet, McMenemy, Quinn, Somers and Hamilton were the deadliest front line in Scottish football of the period, but it wasn’t long before it was a different front line that was come to the fore as we chat about Celtic in the First World War and all the social unrest in Glasgow both during this time and shortly after its conclusion

There is also the History of the Stadium, History of the Celtic Shirt and all your Fan Stories and Confessions.

As our second guest, Harry nominates Multiple Sclerosis as the second charity that will benefit from this series and you can learn more about them at www.mssociety.org.uk

We are asking everyone that downloads the podcast to donate one pound, fifty pence or even a fiver for the episode, but really anything you can afford will be greatly appreciated and ALL monies raised will be given to the ten worthy charities at the end of the series.

 

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The first Celtic Team

The first Celtic Team

 

 

Episode One1887-1900

 

“From Desperation to Celebration”

 

 

 

In this inaugural episode we are joined by Jim Blythe and Paul McQuade from the Celtic Graves Society to cover the period 1887 to 1900. We chat about the formation of the Club, the opening of the first stadium and the creation of the team. All this is set against the backdrop of the desperation of the new Irish immigrant who continued to struggle to find a place socially in the Glasgow of the 1890s. As the decade wore on, the local population in the East of the City finally had something to cheer about and be proud of.

Listen to Jim and Paul explain the boardroom battles of the time that makes the 1994 takeover sound like a tea party as the Club develops the first stages of professionalism. However it was on the pitch where the most significant progress was made as the first heroes to wear the hoops started to emerge. Names like James Kelly, Johnny Campbell, Sandy McMahon and “The Wild Rover” himself, Dan Doyle rolled off the tongues of the ever growing army of Celtic fans and we look back at a team that won a total of 15 major trophies in those first twelve years.

As our first guests, Jim and Paul nominate the first charity that will benefit from this series and that will be Archdiocese of Glasgow Arts Project.

We are asking everyone that downloads the podcast to donate one pound, fifty pence or even a fiver for the episode, but really anything you can afford will be greatly appreciated and ALL monies raised will be given to the ten worthy charities at the end of the series.

 

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