‘I love watching KT, his passion is priceless,’ Louise Foley, our Fan of the Week

NEXT up for The Celtic Star’s Fan Of The Week is Louise Foley. Louise is 35 and from Aberfeldy in Perthshire. She has a 10 year old daughter, Erin. Erin’s favourite player is Scott Brown and Louise has a tattoo on her ankle with KT 63 emblazoned on it in homage to our left back.

You can follow Louise on Twitter @Lubo83

As always The Celtic Star Reporter Scott Alcroft asks the questions.

Here is Louise Foley’s #FanOfTheWeek

What’s your first memory of Celtic?

Probably just seeing my dad and uncles go off to games and taping the games off the television onto video.  My granddad was the President of a supporters club too so it was always really a part of our lives.

What was the first game you went to?

It was against St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park, 1993 I think.  My dad and I actually went with the Saints bus from our village and had to sit in the Saints end!  Always remember dad reminding me not cheer if we scored, which was difficult.  It ended 1-1 if I remember right.

Who are your top 3 favourite Celtic players and why?

Henrik Larsson – He’s an absolute legend and genuinely feel lucky to have seen him play.

Lubo Moravcik – An absolute joy to watch.  Coming in at 33 years old, making such an impact and proving the doubter wrong.  Another legend!

KT – Love watching this guy grow.  His passion is priceless.  He’s Celtic through and through and I hope he never leaves.

Best game you’ve ever seen involving Celtic in your time?

It has to be the Uefa Cup Final.  We didn’t have tickets for the ground so we watched the game on a big screen in some park in Seville.  THAT was an emotional rollercoaster!

Worst game you’ve ever seen involving Celtic in your time?

When Raith Rovers beat us in the 1994 League Cup Final.  I don’t remember much of the game but I thought my dad was going to have a heart attack!!!!

Pick your best ever Celtic XI from what you’ve had the pleasure of witnessing.

Boyd Van Dijk Bobo Tierney
Lubo Petrov Broony Nakamura
Larsson  Griffiths

Can you tell us a funny or surreal moment from your time supporting the Hoops?

There are quite a few that cannot be published!  But again in Seville, when Henrik scored the first equaliser and the place went mad, everyone’s drinks flying in the air.  Then when he scored to equalise again some bloke, Martin his name was, stayed in our hotel and had been robbed of his shoes, flung me in the air!  Will never forget the feeling when Henrik scored those two goals.  Then walking back over the bridge after the game, green and white as far as you could see, everyone singing You’ll Never Walk Alone and me sobbing my wee heart out.  Don’t remember much after that I’m afraid.

Give us your assessment on how this season has gone so far?

There is still a lot of work to be done defensively but 9 points clear with a game in hand says it all.  We were never going to emulate last seasons success in quite the same fashion, what with the amount of injuries we have had to deal with but I’m still happy with the season so far and hoping for another treble!

Money isn’t an option, what 3 players would you sign for Celtic just now and why?

Messi – Who wouldn’t have Messi on their team?!

Jerome Boateng – We really could do with his strength and composure at the back.

Kevin DeBruyne – He has to be one of the best at the moment!

Finally, explain to us what Celtic means to you?

It gets said so many times but it’s true.  It’s not just about supporting a football team, it’s a way of life…..and it’s not always easy, but I could never be anything else other than a Celtic supporter.

Louise that was brilliant. I love the KT tattoo. I’m with you on KT and I hope he never leaves too. The young man is something really special. Your memories from Seville brought it all back for me. I was lucky enough to get a ticket. A friend of mine got two tickets in the UEFA ballot and surprised me with one of them. You’re right, it was an emotional rollercoaster of a game from start to finish. Thanks for taking part Louise and hopefully we see yourself and wee Erin at Paradise soon. HH

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About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds 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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