25th May 1967 - Celtic History (25thmay1967)
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The history of Celtic Football Club is littered with tales and ballads in either celebration or mourning of the highs and lows, triumphs and tragedies, successes and failures of a hundred and twenty-plus years of roller-coaster competition. No club has a richer cultural heritage of fact, fantasy, myth and legend, of poetry, song and story than the famous Glasgow Celtic. Arguably the highest high of all was the unprecedented season of 1966/67, the glorious so-called “Season in the Sun”, which culminated in that euphoric day in Lisbon when ‘The Celtic’ conquered the very peak of European club football by defeating Inter Milan 2-1 to become European Champions at first time of asking. This podcast is a compilation of spoken highlights of that and other memorable moments in Celtic history, which are guaranteed to warm the heart of any Celtic-minded soul.
||Clean“Walfrid’s Boon” (125 Years of Celtic)||A BOON is a special gift, or favour … a blessing bestowed on individuals or communities in exceptional circumstances; and few, if any, are as wondrous as that bestowed by the Marist Brother ‘Walfrid’ on the afflicted Irish immigrant enclave [...]||11/5/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean“The Glory of the Green” (Part Two)||THE LEAGUE SHIELD (1904-1910) Continuing our mini-series showcasing some of the landmark triumphs that are the building blocks and fabric of this great club of ours: Having established itself as a major power in Scottish football moving into the [...]||7/9/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean“The Glory of the Green” (Part One)||As an antidote to all the narcotic bilge we’re being forced to endure while the pygmies of Scottish football administration continue their grovelling attempts to smuggle the would-be successors to the lately-departed “Indecorum FC” into [...]||6/21/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanMoonlight Over Paradise – Neil Lennon Tribute||Neil Lennon graduated with honours as Celtic manager at Rugby Park last Saturday, when his exciting young squad shook off its recent lethargy to romp to its first SPL title under his stewardship. As he himself said, he can now walk [...]||4/10/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanPMB … QC … RIP (Our Tribute to the late Paul McBride, QC)||A few respectful words on the passing of a good friend … a good friend to Celtic … to the Celtic manager … and to all the Celtic-minded. Johnbhoy “PMB … QC … RIP” (A Tribute to Paul McBride) Forthright; fearless; peerless … no back [...]||3/6/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThat Hearse …||A few words of explanation for any apparent dearth of sympathy. That Hearse … (A Litany of Grievance) That hearse … those sick headlines … us trod underfoot; crack’d crests and tombstones to stick in the boot. Tenners for fivers, casinos [...]||2/18/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanBorne On Wings (The Legend, “Henke”)||Today, in Helsingborg, Sweden, the home town of Celtic legend, Henrik Larsson, a bronze sculpture will be unveiled and dedicated to the great man, whose career with Helsingborg, Feyenoord, CELTIC, Barcelona and Manchester United earned him a worthy [...]||6/2/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean25th May 1967/2011 – The Legend Endures||Forty-four years ago today saw the birth of Celtic’s most enduring legend – that of the Lisbon Lions. It is a legend that burns as brightly today as did the hopes of the entire Celtic family just over forty-six years ago, on the return of [...]||5/25/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Big Man (A Celtic Giant)||Has any other figure in the game so comprehensively defined an age and writ his name as large upon the page as big Jock Stein – to many minds the greatest single Celt there’s ever been? The Big Man, ostracised by kith and kin because he [...]||3/5/2011||Free||View In iTunes|