‘Majic, Stan and The King of Japan – Gordon Strachan’s First Season at Celtic

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Out now on Celtic Star Books…

At Celtic Star Books, we take great pride in sharing the stories of the legendary players, teams and events which make up the incredible history of our club.

From Kelly to Kyogo, and everything in between.

In our seventh publication – The Bould Bhoys! “Glory to their name,” which will be published on 24th March, we follow the exploits of a wonderful early Celtic team in their attempt to win the Scottish League for the first time, with joy, controversy and intrigue every step of the way.

Author Matthew Marr picks up the story of our early Celtic heroes in the summer of 1892, three years down the line from Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys, our Autumn 2021 publication which completely sold out on hardback and is now available in Kindle form only. The fledgling club from Glasgow’s east end, established for the most noble of reasons, has won the prestigious Scottish Cup against all odds, beating the established order of the day, notably nine-time winners Queen’s Park. But there is unfinished business for The Bould Bhoys…

A new, season-long competition is up for grabs, the Scottish League Championship, viewed by many observers as a better test than the briefer knockout cup competitions to determine who is ‘the best in Scotland.’

What a cast of characters.

Dan Doyle.

Willie Maley.

James Kelly.

Johnny Madden.

Sandy McMahon.

Celts who thrilled our forefathers – “Glory to their name.”

The story of that season will now thrill you, as we reach the 130th anniversary of these events this spring. Matthew will walk you through each twist and turn as it occurs, bringing the heroes to life and placing you at every match as Celtic strive to succeed back-to-back Scottish champions Dumbarton as the team at the top of the League, looking down on the others.

The more things change…

If you love your Celtic history…then this is for you. Click on the image below to order a copy signed by the author.

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About Author

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

1 Comment

  1. My dad Harry received the book yesterday and is absolutely delighted with it. He’s 82 now and doesn’t get to games anymore but still loves the Celtic and this book is bringing back some fantastic memories for him. Thank you so much Matt