David Potter leaves a great legacy that Celtic fans of generations to come will enjoy and appreciate

I received this message from Celtic Star writer Mike Maher, who lives in Auckland New Zealand and it’s appropriate to post the relevant section on the site on this very sad day as we pay our collective respects to the late, great David Potter. Over to Mike…

I have not been keeping as up to date as normal with events at Paradise. I did watch the first half of the Wolves game before exhaustion took hold.

So I went onto The Celtic Star site tonight to see what was happening in the Celtic world and was shocked and saddened to read about the death of David Potter.

I have been reading some of the tributes and there is not much more I can say about his prowess as a writer especially on Celtic matters. From a personal point of view I can say that it was his book “Our Bhoys Have Won The Cup” that inspired me to put down some of my memories of being a Celtic fan.

David Potter was an excellent author. He had a great command of the language but he had that wonderful way of phrasing it in a way that expressed it in a style that the punter on the terracing could relate to.

It was a great pleasure to have met him on several occasions when I was back in Scotland. He was of great assistance and encouragement when I was writing my “Lisbon Story” and I was honoured and thrilled when he asked me to contribute to his Charlie Gallagher book.

I was particularly glad to have been able to introduce him to my two sons when we met up with him and yourself in the Oak Bar prior to the Shakhtar Donetsk game last year. My last meeting with him was a brief chat in the bus park prior to the game at Livingston shortly afterwards.

David Potter leaves a great legacy that Celtic fans of generations to come will enjoy and appreciate.

Please pass on my condolences to his family.


Mike Maher

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