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  • Published: 10 October 2013
  • ISBN: 9781780577630
  • Imprint: Mainstream Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336
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Celtic: Pride and Passion




A colourful, eventful and quirky look at the history of Celtic FC, with a narrative that’s as much a human story as a footballing one

Celtic Football Club’s story is laced with drama and excitement, featuring a host of colourful individuals and a social history matched by few, if any, football clubs.

In Celtic: Pride and Passion, Lisbon Lion Jim Craig and Pat Woods, a historian of the club, take a fresh look at several lesser-known episodes in Celtic’s history, including: the fascinating link between Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show and a dramatic Ne’erday match at Celtic Park; the unforgettable night the ‘playboy of the Eastern world’ lit up Parkhead with a performance that helped to sow the seeds for a revolution at the club; the remarkable story of a trophy that was such a source of friction that the club kept it locked in a safe; and the pivotal year in which the rivalry between Celtic and Rangers took on a darker hue. They also recount the revealing story, told through the eyes of the European press, of how Celtic captivated a continent in the annus mirabilis of 1967.

Celtic: Pride and Passion is a book that no discerning fan of Celtic Football Club will want to be without.

  • Pub date: 10 October 2013
  • ISBN: 9781780577630
  • Imprint: Mainstream Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336
Categories:

About the Authors

Jim Craig

Jim Craig made 231 appearances for Celtic Football Club between 1965 and 1972, earning winners’ medals for seven league championships, four Scottish Cup finals, three League Cup finals and the 1967 European Cup final. He is the author of A Lion Looks Back, his autobiography, Scotland’s Sporting Curiosities and Pride, Passion and Pandemonium.

Pat Woods

Pat Woods was born in Bangor, North Wales, and is the author/co-author of ten books on Celtic Football Club. He has watched Celtic at home and abroad over a period of half a century.


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