Pat Woods

Celtic: Pride and Passion
  • Celtic: Pride and Passion

  • 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.

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. This is his third book following his autobiography, A Lion Looks Back, and Scotland’s Sporting Curiosities. Pat Woods was born in Bangor, North Wales, and is the author/co-author of nine other Celtic books. He has watched Celtic at home and abroad over a period of half a century.

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