Love my country, but love Celtic more

I love my country, but love Celtic more. It’s always club over country for me…

I’m a proud Scotsman. I love my country and want any Scottish man or woman to do well in whatever they are representing the country in, whether that is sport, or any other field in life. I always give them my total support.

That of course includes the Scottish national football team. They are my second favourite side after Celtic. or maybe third after the Celtic FC Women side. Or fourth after the Celtic B Team, but you see my point. When it comes to a straight choice between club and country, I’d choose Celtic without any hesitation every day of the week. My love for Celtic more than outweighs that of the love I have for my national side.

Darren Bent caused a bit of controversy on talksport this week when he said he would rather Arsenal won the league than England won the Euros. Nothing wrong with that in the slightest.

Of course you would love to see both, but club success for me beats country success hands down. So if offered a choice between Celtic winning the league this season or Scotland winning the euros (I know it will never happen) I would side with a Celtic title win all day long.

I love watching Scotland play and am looking forward to seeing how Callum McGregor and his Scotland teammates get on in Germany this summer. It’s just that I love watching Celtic more and our club’s result means much more to me than any international fixture involving Scotland. It’s not up for debate. It doesn’t make me any less patriotic, it’s just the way it is, and it will be the be same for a lot of other folk reading this.

I’m not sure how this all plays out in Ireland – is it Celtic before the Republic or the other way about. Let us know.

Just an Ordinary Bhoy

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An ordinary everyday Celtic supporters hailing and still residing in Govan in the shadows of the enemy. I’m a season ticket holder. I Witnessed my first Celtic game in 1988 and have attended when I can ever since. Growing up in the 90s I witnessed Celtic at their lowest, and now appreciate the historic success we enjoy today. I enjoy writing about this wonderful football club and hopefully will continue to do so. I’ve always been a keen writer and initially started this a hobby. My ambition is to one day become as good an author as my fellow Celtic Star colleagues.


  1. Rob O’Keeffe on

    As an Irishman,it’s Celtic first,always,always.My interest in the Republic was always diluted by the fact that they picked Anglos for the team,within the rules of course,but has never really worked for me.

  2. Depends on the competition. Ireland winning the world cup would be the (never happening) pinnacle. A European trophy for Celtic would rank ahead of a Euros for Ireland, but I think Ireland winning the Euros would rank ahead of Celtic winning the league.
    The size of the challenge sways it for me.

  3. RPM Celticfan on

    Imo the scotland team represents the SFA , not the scottish people or its inhabitants , half the team have neither lived worked or were born here or imo have any real love for the country , its just their best opportunity to play internationally and therefore boost their value , would any Celtic supporter support an sfa eleven if it was framed that way ?, also a manager who credits Chelsea with saving him from scotland , not for me , yet some supporters would rather watch them or some epl pish than our Ghirls in green , CETIC, CELTIC thats the team for me CETIC, CELTIC whatever their gender be (or age ) 🙂 😉 😉