Celebrating 130 years of Celtic FC, Brother Walfrid’s own dream

In a small parish hall in Glasgow’s east end, Brother Walfrid has a vision to bring despair to an end.

Some have left their home land, in the hope they can live, his flock are all stricken he has nothing to give.

Walfrid made Glasgow Celtic, to bring hope to them all, food on the table pride through football, celtic cross, four leaf clover, colours of white & green. Celtic FC, Brother Walfrid’s own dream.

We appoint Willie Maley, in charge of the team and instant success follows from Walfrid’s dream.

Maley starts to play youngsters and the team sets the tone, at a club where you’re judged on your football alone.

For the next 40 years he taught the Bhoys how to play, unmistakable style playing the Celtic way.

With Jock Stein at the helm, players spirits did soar, he worked with the Lions and gave them their roar.

Nine league titles won, European Cup in his hands, but football was nothing without the fans.

On our 100 birthday, a fairytale they say, we secured the double in the most dramatic way.

More legends have been part of this world famous team, part of the family sharing in Walfrid’s dream.

Lisbon Lions adored for 50 years and more, Scotland’s finest eleven and Celtic to the core.

With skill and desire an Invincible Treble secured, modern day heroes of that we are sure.

They all made Glasgow Celtic, bringing hope to us all, from food on the table to pride through football, celtic cross, four leaf clover, colours of white & green. Celtic FC, Brother Walfrid’s own dream.

Poem by Martin Donaldson

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About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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