November 14, 2009
I know that this is a blog for Celtic stories but I felt that I should bring your attention to a match on Sunday for a young man who lost his life only a few month's ago and his beloved Dumbarton are giving fans a chance to pay respects to the man who lead them to the Third Division title and who was adored both on and off the pitch.
Gordon had just lead Dumbarton to the Third Division title and also had just celebrated the birth of his baby little Kai whom both he and his partner Kelly adored.
No one could ever imagined that Gordon would be taken from us at such a young age and at a time when he was having some of the best times of his life.
I really hope the public turn out for such a worthwhile cause.
November 11, 2009
If there was ever a man who simply was born to be Mr Celtic then it could only be one man, King Billy McNeill or Cesar as he is so fondly known.
This week sees the release of Cesar-The Billy McNeill Story on DVD and I am sure that this will be on every Celtic fan's Christmas wish list.
The story of the one club man who played over 800 competitive games for the Hoops and lead them to 9 League titles in a row and a clean sweep of honours in 1967 and became the first British player to lift the European Cup as Celtic defeated Inter Milan 2-1 in Lisbon.
Not only has Cesar played for the Hoops but he captained and managed them twice and was in charge when the club won the Double in its Centenary Year back in 1988.
There can be no better man to be an Ambassador for this great club,Billy McNeill has done it all with Celtic and now you can enjoy his greatest moments with this fantastic DVD.
It's one not to be missed-Cesar,The Billy McNeill Story
I managed to catch up with Billy to chat about a time that is still fondly remembered by every Celtic fan and those remaining Lisbon Lions.
November 10, 2009
This season was never going to be easy with the appointment of a new manager and the League title going over to the southside to Ibrox but what I did not expect was the levels of abuse that the manager have had to take just so soon after taking the job on!
No one said it was going to be easy but Tony certainly never thought it would be this hard!
And he is not the only one getting it in the neck from the Celtic support,seems that I am no use either only difference is I am not paid for doing something that I enjoy doing and I could walk away from this tomorrow but just like Tony Mowbray I won't!