quote by Fergus McCann

It would've cost less, and left the previous owners with nothing, to go into liquidation. But it would also be humiliating for Celtic. So we paid all the bills. Celtic means the same to me as it does to other fans. I identify with the club and wish to be proud of it.

— Fergus McCann

Bumbling Celtic quotations

When they first cast me, I was a pretty avid fan and vampire movies and Celtic mythology, so I was excited to get a chance to walk in Doyle's shoes and have fun with it.

Every professional footballer should seek to play at least one game at Celtic Park. I have never felt anything like it.

This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever.

Celtic jerseys are not for second best, they don't shrink to fit inferior players


You are like nobody since I love you.

I guarantee you, if you could give me 10 points in all those seventh games against the Boston Celtics, instead of Bill Russell having 11 rings, I could've at least had nine or eight.

There's a Celtic saying, "Many a time a man's mouth broke his nose."

One night I was in the players' parking lot at the Fleet Center in my Celtics warm-ups about a half hour before a game, waiting for one of my dealers to come up from Fall River, because if I didn't get my stuff I was too sick to even go through the pre-game layup line, never mind actually play in the game.

One of the biggest reasons I bought the Lakers was to beat the Celtics.


Freud's theory was that when a joke opens a window and all those bats and bogeymen fly out, you get a marvellous feeling of relief and elation. The trouble with Freud is that he never had to play the old Glasgow Empire on a Saturday night after Rangers and Celtic had both lost.

Celtic music will always be around, even if with the mainstream crowds it dies out.

The Boston Celtics are not a basketball team, they are a way of life.

The atmosphere generated by the fans in Celtic's stadium for our visit was the most impressive I've ever witnessed. The grounds of Liverpool and Manchester United are good and the hostile feeling of playing against Real Madrid in the Bernabeu is also excellent, but the atmosphere against Celtic was the best.

When I was younger, I was in love with everything about the British Isles, from British folklore to Celtic music. That was always where my passions were as a young girl, and so I studied folklore as a college student in England and Ireland.


Poetry is a special use of language that opens onto the real.

The business of the poet is truth telling, which is why in the Celtic tradition no one could be a teacher unless he or she was a poet.

It is up to us, to everyone at Celtic Park, to build up our own legends.

We don't want to live with history, to be compared with legends from the past. We must make new legends.

Surely there are enough Celtic songs without introducing religion or politics or anything else.

Unlike many other Celts, I cannot claim that Celtic was my first love but I can say that it will be my last love.

Celtic, like Barcelona, are more than a football club.

Our clubs are a symbol of a culture and community that has not always been made welcome in their respective countries.


When we played at Celtic Park for Bayern in the Champions League it was unbelievable and I think all our players said the same thing afterwards. The atmosphere was just totally unique. I’ve played in lots of big games and stadiums but I’ve never witnessed fans making that much noise in 90 minutes.

I have always loved Scottish music - all sorts of Celtic, Gaelic music.

And its very strange, but I think there is something very common - not only in Celtic music - but there is a factor or element in Celtic music that is similar in music that we find in Japan, the United States, Europe, and even China and other Asian countries.

I was born in the island of Ireland. I have Irish traits in me - we don't all have the traits of what came from Scotland, there is the celtic factor... and I am an Irishman because you cannot be an Ulsterman without being an Irishman.

The Celtic fans are very special and the club and players can be very proud of them. They are the best I have ever heard.


Oh, for heaven's sake, she thought with droll exasperation, this certainly explains a lot. It's no wonder I haven't been able to keep my hands off the blasted man since the day I met him. He's an artifact! A Celtic one at that!

There is an ancient Celtic axiom that says 'Good people drink good beer.

' Which is true, then as now. Just look around you in any public barroom and you will quickly see: Bad people drink bad beer. Think about it.

For several centuries, the Celtic church of Ireland was spared the Greek dualism of matter and spirit. They regarded the world with the clear vision of faith. When a young Celtic monk saw his cat catch a salmon swimming in shallow water, he cried, "The power of the Lord is in the paw of the cat!

You can hear the Celtic heartbeat all over Europe and America, from Bing Crosby to Jack White, from the Smiths to My Bloody Valentine, from House of Pain to Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.

Around 1974, I graduated into the occult, and spent a sold six or seven years immersed in the Kabala and the Chaldean, Celtic, and Druidic traditions I also became fascinated with Aleister Crowley, the nineteenth-century magician who shared these beliefs.


Celtic Tiger portrays the oppression of a people and the tiger symbolises the awakening of their Spirit and their struggle for freedom.

I grew up in a place where everybody was a storyteller, but nobody wrote.

It was that kind of Celtic, storytelling tradition: everybody would have a story at the pub or at parties, even at the clubs and raves.

Eriugena and other Celtic teachers speak of Christ as our memory, as the one who leads us to our deepest identity, as the one who remembers the song of our beginnings….

Celtic supporters want to be proud of their Club. That's all they want. It is what they deserve.

As you may know my use of Celtic music is extremely simple and short.

However there is something about it that will remain in your mind for a long, long time.

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