“Saying Farewell,” Connie McLaughlin’s Celtic TV signs off – “Loved this little stint… “And…ps-Scott, you were live”

One successful outcome for Celtic in a season we’d all rather forget as soon as possible is that the club appears to have found a presenter for Celtic TV that the fans actually like. Gerry McCulloch gets plenty of stick – that comment about theRangers lead being ‘fake news’ angered plenty of supporters and with him hosting the pundits that meant that Peter Martin was on commentary duties. Hadn’t we suffered enough having to watch what was going on the park without listen to him?

A mini-rebellion mid season was actually acted upon and Martin was out, McCulloch moved into the commentary seat and Connie McLaughlin was brought in to host the show and deal with the likes of Wee Gordon Strachan. And she’s done a fantastic job.

Connie signed off from her stint with a wee message and ended by confirming the skipper’s fears that he was indeed live when he requested one final blast of a Scooter tune after the game last night.

“Saying farewell to Scott Brown and the final show with the guys Celtic FC and Sunset and Vine TV. Loved this little stint, great from Gordon (Strachan), Charlie Mulgrew and Martin Keegan (Producer of Scottish Football and Champions League for BT Sport). Thanks Grant Philips (Executive Producer,Director S+V BT Sport). And…ps-Scott, you were live,” Connie tweeted.

Connie’s popularity among the Celtic support was clear in the replies to this social media post.

“You’ve done great. Hope you are back next season…first thing that came to mind tonight was that WGS sold Mulgrew lol. I hope there was no bad feeling between them, lol,” Ryan Coyle.

“A lot of change needed at our club, but hope you’ve signed up for next year,” Bilsy.

“Great stint Connie and as I previously said what a great job you do…even trying to shut down Mr Strachan…no easy job. Hope you are back for next season.. your questions are informed and encourage debate,” Colin T.

“You’ve been brilliant, been a pleasure having you presenting to us all, hopefully you get to come back on a permanent basis next season,” Omar Rafiq.

“One thing that doesn’t need to change thank you,” Notoroius 67…”Hopefully your back for next season Connie HH,” Michael Cavan…”Come back next season please,” Dazziboy…”You should have the job on a permanent basis,” Rhys McCole…”Don’t be a stranger,” John Cameron.

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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 editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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