When Things Aren’t Going Great, It’s Good To Escape To The Past

When things aren’t going great, it’s sometimes better to escape to the past and look at the history of the club. The best early players, who started off playing the “Celtic Way” with their flair, the incredible matches in 1888/89 such as beating (soon to be champions) Dumbarton in the cup at fortress Boghead, and the committee of men who came together to make a unique football club for the most altruistic of reasons.

Celtic has a phenomenal history and remains an incredible club because of those humble beginnings. From the outset we had a cause, a culture and an identity – on and off the field. It didn’t happen by magic. It happened thanks to Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys.

What a great opportunity to escape the anxiety of current form in such an important season. Escape to another important season, for very different reasons, safe in the knowledge that Celtic prevailed and defied the odds.

About Author

Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up in Bournemouth with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic 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. I have written four Celtic books since the age of 19: Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support, Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events, Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys: Celtic's Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars, and The Holy Grounds of Glasgow Celtic: A Guide To Celtic Landmarks & Sites Of Interest. These were/are sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are available on Amazon.

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