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The Celticunderground podcast is the world's longest running football fan podcast.

It is produced by the people behind www.celticunderground.net and TheCelticunderground.substack.com.

Just a few Celtic fans talking about Celtic, the greatest football team in the world.

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    • 4.6 • 419 Ratings

The Celticunderground podcast is the world's longest running football fan podcast.

It is produced by the people behind www.celticunderground.net and TheCelticunderground.substack.com.

Just a few Celtic fans talking about Celtic, the greatest football team in the world.

thecelticunderground.substack.com

    A Rough Justice

    A Rough Justice

    A Rough Justice
    Another tale from the Celtic Wiki
    In March 2011, Celtic & Rangers engaged in “The Shame Game”.  It was a match that involved Rangers players losing the plot and finished with the hyperbole of Alex Salmond summoning then CEOs of Celtic and Rangers (Lawwell & Bain) to a summit to discuss the bahviour of both clubs.
    At the time The Human Torpedo recorded this slice of Celtic History from The Celtic wiki to look back at troubled games from the past, starting in 1949-50 season.
    Enjoy…
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    • 12 min
    Pt2 - Working at Celtic during the McCann revolution

    Pt2 - Working at Celtic during the McCann revolution

    If you’ve not already done so, please listen to Part 1 of this two part interview with Andrew H Smith on what it was really like being inside Celtic before, during and after the McCann revoltion. As he says - Fergus was a man on a mission and a man with a singular vision on how he wanted Celtic to be as a club and Andre was there, every day, documenting the process.
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    • 56 min
    The Man Who Couldn’t Be Bought

    The Man Who Couldn’t Be Bought

    The Man Who Couldn’t Be Bought
    Another tale from the Celtic Wiki
    What is it about Jimmy McGrory that makes him one of, if not the, greatest ever Celts?
    He’s our all time leading scorer with 522 goals in 501 games and holds the record for the most goals in a season, with 62 goals from 46 games.  
    Although he was only five feet and six inches tall, he was renowned for his prowess and ability for headers. His trademark was an almost horizontal bullet header, which he performed and scored with regularly, and which earned him the nicknames "the Human Torpedo.”
    A man the Garngad - St Rochs and Celtic, when Arsenal came calling, despite the best efforts of the board, he couldn’t be bought.  “Jimmy McGrory of the arsenal doesn’t sound right.”
    Enjoy…
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    • 12 min
    The Winner Takes It All - Distorted!

    The Winner Takes It All - Distorted!

    We debated long and hard as to whether to publish this podcast because no matter waht we did, we couldn’t resolve the sound distortion issues - especially with Eddie’s mic. Ultimately we decided - what the heck. The worst of it appears to be at the beginning and the end.
    So this is a free podcast from Celtic Underground. It can be picked up wherever you get your podcasts as well as on Thecelticunderground.substack.com.
    There’s loads of paid and free content coming over the next few months with at least one bit of audio every week.
    Enjoy…
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    French Farce

    French Farce

    French Farce
    Another tale from the Celtic Wiki
    The Anglo-Franco-Scottish Friendship Cup was a short-lived Inter-League football competition organised by the French Football Federation that would see teams from the English Football League and the Scottish League compete against teams from the French League.
    The original idea was to have four teams from Scotland and four teams from England competing together as one nation competing against eight teams from France. Due to the objection by the Scottish League this ruling was cancelled.
    Two separate trophies were cast - one for Scottish clubs competing against French clubs and one for English clubs competing against French clubs. Individual clubs could not win the competition, so each country was awarded 2 points for a win and 1 point for a draw.
    Due to disagreements as to when matches should be played, neither of the matches between Celtic and Reims took place.
    Enjoy….
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    • 6 min
    The Rebels Have Won

    The Rebels Have Won

    The Rebels have won
    4th March 1994 and Fergus McCann and Brian Dempsey step out into a dark and rainy Glasgow night to make the famous declaration - The game is over, the rebels have won.
    Jubilation abound and tonight, as we publish this tale from The Celtic Wiki, we remember one of the unsung heroes of that takeover battle - John Keane who sdaly passed away today - 16th June 2024.
    John was the honourary Chairman of Celtic and he got that role because, with no ownership and no certainty that he wouldn’t lose every penny, John stepped up and paid £1m to the bank to save the club from the ignomy of administration and pave the way for Fergus to take over the club.
    In tribute to John, we’re therefore publishing this classic tale.
    Here’s a link to the club’s statement on the passing of John - https://www.celticfc.com/news/2024/june/16/celtic-pays-tribute-to-john-keane/
    Enjoy…



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    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
419 Ratings

419 Ratings

Paul 1888 ,

All makes sense

Great podcast, always enjoy the different opinions from Harry and the guests. Eddie was spot on when discussing transfers and where things are at with players coming to our league. A touch of realism that us as fans need to accept.

Peebleshoopy ,

11 August edition

Why did you return? It’s a long time since you produced a decent podcast Harry. This one was so negative about the Scottish game and structure. If the contributors felt that the system is sooo bad and needs to be this or that, why not use the pod to promote a better way and use their column inches for reaching a wider audience to the same end? I had a headache after listening to it.

Stephen McLaughlin ,

Brown Overcoats

That was a really good episode and captured a lot of what I remember as well. I too was at the game and was sitting in the front of the main stand in line with the penalty area where most of the goals went in. Wasn’t wearing a brown overcoat, though was probably close to them. Whenever I think of the game I have a vivid memory as well of Joe Miller having the chance to pass to Andy Walker. Still frustrates me. I seem to remember wee Joe getting subbed as a sub in a Cup semi around this time so maybe not his best period. If Big Billy had subbed wee Joe for a wrong decision at this point, who knows how it would’ve ended. Really glad I was at the game but still remember that gut wrenching feeling when Scepovic scored. The sudden silence then noise of players and benches celebrating, followed by groans and sharp exits. Enjoying these episodes, keep them coming.

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