Video: Celtic Fans 1988, Pub Celebrations (Rare Footage)

1988 really was a special year for Celtic fans. The club celebrated its centenary season with a domestic double, the Scottish Cup being won in dramatic last gasp circumstances. In an era with huge crowds, terracing and no mobile phones, it was special to enjoy the moment. However, there is very little footage of the fans as a result.

I stumbled across this absolute gem on Youtube this afternoon. It shows Celtic fans singing and enjoying themselves in the Royal Oak, Cavendish, Levernwater.

The singing begins at approximately 2 minutes 20 seconds in.

You can enjoy the old songbook, some of which have made a comeback. Piling on the Agony and Sean South seem to be the favourites, whilst On The One Road/Soldiers Song and a host of other familiar chants can be heard.


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Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up in Bournemouth with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic as a young child 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. At the age of 19, I published my first Celtic book (Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support). Then, last year, I published my second book (Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events), which is sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores.

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