Photo Of The Day: Two Seattle Sounders Defenders Await Humiliation From Paddy McCourt

Any footballer nicknamed “The Derry Pele” is likely to possess special talent and that’s exactly what Paddy McCourt had.

The feature of today’s photo of the day, McCourt joined Celtic from Derry City in the summer of 2008. A man who first stood out for his wild haircut and abysmal fitness, by his own admission, soon began to make a name for himself as a footballing genius. He was a cult figure with the Celtic supporters, who absolutely loved his mazy runs and wonder goals.

It would be fair to say that his style of play was as close to George Best as any Irishman, before or since.

Unfortunately for these Seattle Sounders defenders, they came to the full humiliating realisation of that fact after being taken on by Celtic’s maverick during a pre-season friendly in July 2010…

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The Scotsman’s review – https://www.scotsman.com/sport/football/international/review-2020-best-sports-books-year-3072319?page=4

About Author

Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up in Bournemouth with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. Still living on the south coast, I have a season ticket at Paradise and also travel to European away matches when possible. I have written four Celtic books since the age of 19: Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support, Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events, Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys: Celtic's Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars, and The Holy Grounds of Glasgow Celtic: A Guide To Celtic Landmarks & Sites Of Interest. These were/are sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are available on Amazon.

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