Photo: Greatest Celtic XI in Old Sticker Album Style. Should Scott Brown be in this team?

Celtic Curio posted this Greatest Celtic XI in Old Sticker Album Style this morning and it got some fans wondering if there should be a place for Celtic legend Scott Brown in this team.

Other Celtic legends players not in that team got honourable mentions today, the likes of John Thomson, Charlie Tully, Jimmy McGrory, Jimmy Quinn, Patsy Gallagher…and one of the most under-appreciated Celts of all time – Alec McNair whose record as a Celtic Star is simply staggering. David Potter has his new book coming out shortly on Celtic’s Icicle so Alec McNair’s superb contribution to the Celtic cause will thereafter be better recognised.

Celtic Curio pointe tout that he didn’t pick this Celtic side – the supporters did when they voted for the Greatest Celtic XI XI back in 2002, ie before Scott Brown’s legendary run as a Celtic Star and Captain. Someone else suggested a goalkeeping chance, Boruc for Simpson? Ronnie all the way though was the reply.

But back to Broony and to fit him into that side you’d be looking at replacing him with one of the midfielders. Both Bobby Murdoch, perhaps the best player ever to play for the club, and Paul McStay, the Maestro are going nowhere so dare we suggest that Bertie Auld’s spot in the team just might be under threat from Broony?

Or maybe not, just have a substitutes bench and Broony can join John Thomson, Charlie Tully, Jimmy McGrory, Jimmy Quinn, Patsy Gallagher and Alec McNair.

Incidentally Celtic Curio has provided us with two brilliant collages of Alec McNair for David Potter’s new book. These will appear at the very start of the book and also at the very end on pages that are usually just blank. They both look stunning. Alec McNair – Celtic’s Icicle by David Potter with a foreword from Lisbon Lion John Fallon is out soon on Celtic Star Books and will be available from all official Celtic outlets.

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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

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  1. Where the hell is John Clark? one of the best sweepers ever up there with Bobby Moore