To Lisbon and Back for a Fiver author’s genuine appreciation of the late David Potter

During 2017, I required professional help to assist me with the writing and publication of a car journey in 1967 to Lisbon to watch Celtic fc v Inter Milan in the European Cup Final.

Aged 74, at the behest of my family, I decided to attempt to put into book form my true Lisbon story. Truthfully, writing was not my forte but my youngest daughter ( Geraldine) a School teacher at Glenrothes High School suggested an ex-colleague named David Potter, a Celtic fan who resided in Kirkcaldy and was a author of Celtic books.

I contacted David and he invited me down to his home with my half written Lisbon story and he welcomed me in like a long lost family member. After a couple of hours discussion,I left my first three chapters with David with his words “finish the book and email me each new chapter to proofread.”

On leaving David said, I was lucky to have witnessed that great day in Lisbon and as a fan he was unable to attend due to an important exam that day at St Andrews University. He also handed me two of his latest books.

After a few months and many emails and phone calls my wee book was completed with the agreed title “To Lisbon and Back on a Fiver”.

David visited me a few times at my home in Glenrothes with his small dog. He even introduced me to the printing firm he used in Buckhaven. The rest they say is history and I have kept in regular contact with David and if not available he ALWAYS returned the call.

David Potter was a gentleman of football. He supported Celtic FC, not because of the school he attended, he supported Celtic because he loved the way they played the game and the type of players they signed.

God Bless you David.

Jerry Woods

About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds 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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