Review – What a Brilliant Night with Broony and Mika

Scott Brown and Mikael Lustig enjoyed success at another venue in Glasgow last night as their farewell event went down a treat with Celtic supporters. Along with a star-studded guest list, the highly decorated Celtic legends spoke about their time at Celtic and their continued adoration for the football club.  Thousands of Celtic fans packed out the Hydro to celebrate the careers of two Celtic legends and to give both the send-off that they so richly deserved but were denied due to that dreadful pandemic that benefitted no-one bar the Forces of Darkness.

The evening was opened by the excellent Liam McGrandles, who entertained on the stage playing a mixture of Celtic songs and fan favourites and that certainly got the party started in fine style.

Hosted by the hilarious duo of Jim Burke and Gerry McDade, Lustig and Brown were welcomed onto the stage to much acclaim. Both looked in awe of the fact that thousands had turned out to see them.

The pair spoke about their time at the club, the famous goals that they scored against Rangers and how their fashion sense had changed since arriving at the club. Mikael Lustig did comment about Ibrox referring to it as a ‘S pit’. Scott Brown, meanwhile, took credit for winning the league for Celtic last season citing the two points that he took from theRangers while playing for Aberdeen.

Gordon Strachan was the first guest on-stage. WGS could have probably hosted the event himself such was his quick-wit. Quizzed on signing Brown, the former Celtic manager joked that he couldn’t get Kevin Thomson so he had to settle for Scott Brown instead!

The ex-Celtic boss gave an emotional tribute to Tommy Burns while onstage before Scott Brown told the story about Tommy, in his final days, sending flowers to the young midfielder’s sister, who shortly afterwards lost her battle with cancer.

Ange Postecoglou probably received the loudest acclaim of ths night. The Australian looked slightly embarrassed at the reaction as the applause and singing greeted him into the stage. The Celtic manager paid tribute to the two players that we were all there to honour, Gavin’s dad and the Celtic Foundation for the work that they do.

Ange, who is rumoured to be the subject of a new deal, spoke about being able to be himself at the club given their aligned values, which was particularly poignant given that the night was in aid of the club’s charitable wing, The Celtic FC Foundation. Scott Brown, Mikael Lustig and Gordon Strachan were full of praise for the current Celtic manager as we all look forward to the final four games of the season, including the chance to win another Treble.

The half time whistle came but following some music, Broony and Big Lustig were joined by Greg Taylor, Scott Bain and current Celtic captain Callum McGregor. The trio came out with the Premiership and League Cup trophies – both of which were familiar to the hugely successful duo of Lustig & Brown. The three shared their stories about the successful captain and vice captain, even if Lustig decided to dig Calmac up about his appearances in his early days at the club.

The two legends then turned to lavishing praise on Callum McGregor and the new crop for using the 2020/21 season as an aberration and returning to successful ways the following season.

Next, Jozo Simunovic and Charlie Mulgrew joined the stage. Jozo was a surprise guest, who was believed to have bought his own ticket for the event while Mulgrew had fielded some unjust flack from Dundee United fans for playing a part, which of course was fuelled by the MSM giving them another wee opportunity to have a dig at Celtic. One of the best moments of the night certainly came when Mulgrew recalled Scott Brown sparring with a kangaroo on the golf course!

In truth, there was probably hours more content that could have come out from the various storytellers, who all put in a brilliant performance to entertain the huge crowd and provide an excellent Celtic themed evening for the appreciative audience of Celtic supporters who were all also doing their bit to help the Celtic FC Foundation.

It was also great to see these players who departed with little fanfare, due to COVID-19, being properly appreciated for their hugely significant and successful contributions to Celtic over many years.

Credit to those that organised the evening, those that attend and the club for its continued commitment towards fulfilling its role as using ‘Football for Good’. If there was any remote dubiety about the question, that was banished as it was robustly confirmed that Glasgow is indeed Green and White.

Charity the winner as fans enjoy a night with Broony and Mika

“What a night. Thank you for all your support over the years and eventually got the opportunity to say a proper goodbye. Will always cherish the moments we had together and miss you all.So many memories over the years and great to chat about them last night. Thanks to @celticfc@celticfcfoundation for the support and great event. Plus huge thanks to @mikaellustig for being a special man🔥. Plus @shaun.enni for the event,” Scott Brown.


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A jubilant crowd celebrated an array of triumphs and special memories on Thursday night as the Celtic Family welcomed home two of their own and raised a lot of money for charity in the process. ‘A Night with Scott Brown & Mikael Lustig’, proudly presented by Shaun Ennis, took place at the OVO Hydro in Glasgow as the two fan favourites joined forces with some very special guests to mark their return to the city and say a special goodbye to the Celtic fans.

And, thanks to the incredible generosity of Shaun, Scott, Mikael and every individual who took part on stage or bought a ticket for the event, an incredible total of over £100,000 is now being donated to Celtic FC Foundation.

It was an evening full of celebration, laughter, reflection, hope and poignant memories. Following a live music performance by Liam McGrandles, there was a rapturous reception from the crowd as Mikael Lustig and Scott Brown were welcomed on to stage.

The first special guest to join the Bhoys on stage was the man who signed Scott Brown for Celtic back in 2007, and Gordon Strachan had everyone in the palm of his hand as retold hilarious tales. He also joined Scott in a touching and moving tribute to Tommy Burns.

The arrival of Ange Postecoglou on stage sent supporters into raptures, and the Celtic manager was on stage for almost five minutes before the singing subsided. He spoke of his pride in the team’s achievements and his passion for deliver further success to the club, while he also paid tribute to the wonderful contributions that both Mikael and Scott made to Celtic.

There was a further musical interlude featuring Alan Cranney before Callum McGregor, Greg Taylor and Scott joined Scott and Miakel on stage, with the current Celts bringing on the SPFL trophy and the League Cup. The trio shared memories of Mikael and Scott and the fantastic influence they both had in the dressing room and beyond.

Finally, the group were joined by Charlie Mulgrew and Jozo Simunovic, with the former telling tales of Broony hitting a Scotland coach on the head with a bread roll on one occasion, and squaring up to a kangaroo on another. And we wouldn’t have Jozo in the room without talking about THAT tackle and THAT goal, as well as his memories of Mikael and Scott.

Scott Brown and Mikael Lustig of Celtic lift the trophy in victory after the Betfred Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on December 2, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

For the finale, the Bhoys were joined on stage by Shaun Ennis who was humbly thanked on behalf of Celtic FC Foundation, as Alan Cranney led the crowd in a rendition of You’ll Never Walk Alone.

Scott Brown then ended with a few very touching words of thanks, on behalf of himself and Mikael, for the wonderful support the fans had always and will always give them and their families.

Speaking after the event, Shaun Ennis said: “It was an absolute honour to work with Broony and Lusto on this event and it was humbling that so many huge names in the game gave up their time to support our efforts.

“There was only ever going to be one beneficiary and that was Celtic FC Foundation. I feel so passionately about the work they do to support those are vulnerable in our local communities and I am incredibly proud of the funds raised last night to lend a hand going forward. Thank you so much to everyone who played their part.”

Scott Brown and Mikael Lustig lift the League Cup Trophy during the Betfred Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on December 2, 2018. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Tony Hamilton, Chief Executive of Celtic FC Foundation, added: “It was an absolutely wonderful evening, in honour and celebration of two magnificent former Celts in Scott and Mikael.

“We are exceptionally grateful to Shaun Ennis, Scott and Mikael for this phenomenal gesture of support to Celtic FC Foundation and also to Gordon, Ange, Callum, Greg, Scott, Charlie and Jozo for giving up their time to help make it such a special night.

“Thanks also to every supporter who bought tickets in incredibly challenging times for so many, when there are a huge number of competing priorities.

“This incredible donation in excess of £100,000 will make a monumental impact on our work as we continue to challenge poverty and promote inclusion, against a cost of living crisis backdrop.”

Thank you for making a difference.


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Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.

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