It’s the 50th anniversary of Celtic winning the European Cup next week (don’t worry, I won’t go on about it too much).
This is a really good article, not really about the achievement itself, but more to do with how a team’s success links to working class communities and families: http://www.heraldscotland.com/sport/15298466.Kevin_McKenna__Lisbon_Lions_didn__39_t_merely_roar_for_Celtic_fans_____they_roared_for_working_class_Scotland/?ref=twtrec
This is my favourite football-related photo ever:
I’m going to Parkhead with my da tomorrow, and there’s going to be a big full-stadium display in tribute to the lions before the match. He didn’t go to Lisbon, but was there for some other iconic games from that era - the semi-final against Leeds at Hampden (largest attendance at any European match ever), and the European Cup final we lost to Feyenoord at the San Siro. He went to those matches with his brother, and when he died a few years ago he was buried with the scarf he had taken to those games. I suppose the article reminded me of the way that a lot of family memories and moments are tied up with supporting a football team.
ANYWAY, looking forward to the game tomorrow and the tributes to our greatest ever side over the next week or so.