Friends / Affiliates of Celtic F.C.

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  1. Notorious Gold Member Gold Member

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    The Livorno link was really to do Tal Fanzine not GB/Bhoys.

    But aye there’s personal friendships with Bayern and PSG



    Not so sure about Toulon now as much.
     
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  2. CookieMonster BOTB King Gold Member

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  3. pauliebhoy67 © "Boli did the goalie, do it again". Gold Member

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    "Catholic United has a long history of football in Southend-on-Sea, originally known in the 1930's as Southend Catholic and then later as Catholic Athletic.

    Catholic United, as we now know it, was founded in 1959 during a meeting at Sacred Heart Church Hall. Joe Persigetti was elected the first Chairman & his nephew Tony Cotgrove later became club president in 1996. So the family tradition within the Club has remained throughout time.

    Originally the club played in white shirts and black shorts, but there was soon a desire to make the club more easily recognisable from other teams by its colours. Our chairman at the time, Glen Foy wrote a letter to the Celtic Football Club chairman, Bob Kelly, asking if we could buy a kit from them with an accompanying explanation for the reasons behind the request. Also in those days, the manufacturer Umbro would not allow the Celtic kit to be on general sale.

    Foy did not hear from Celtic for about two weeks, when out of the blue a parcel containing a brand new strip arrived, together with a letter wishing Catholic United every success. The first time the kit was worn was in the prestigious 1968 Walton Cup final played at Roots Hall, where Catholic United beat Haden 2-1. It was then decided in our gratitude to Celtic it would be written into the club's constitution that our club colours would always be the world famous green & white hoops.

    The club played its early football at Nazareth House, which was then an orphanage. This was possibly the time when the teams were best supported as all the children would watch. Like Wellstead Gardens in its prime before the club were evicted in 2018, Nazareth House was regarded as one of the best pitches in the area & was unfortunately lost to the building of St Helen’s primary school in the early 1970’s. This is probably the main reason why the club was unable make the progress into higher league football that it has strived for.

    However, in 2009, the start of this ambition became reality when the club was accepted to play in the prestigious Essex Olympian League (Step Five), & having worked up through the leagues, Catholic United were crowned Premier Division champions in 2018 at the first attempt.

    Founding Members: Channing Foy, David Bunce, James Batley & Hugh Broad"
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    ps. I honestly didn't know this...

    but what another lovely story of celtic's charity to people with less than themselves. HH.
     
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  4. Marie Administrator Administrator Gold Member

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    Didn't know about this either. :50:
     
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  6. Minty 2 x BOTB winner Gold Member

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    There’s a documentary on Amazon Prime called Six Dreams. It follows six different people from six La Liga clubs, for a season. One of them is the female president of Eibar. You see their ultras heading to the games with Eskozia la Brava scarves and I spotted at least one guy wearing the hoops in it.

    In general it’s a good watch, and Eibar seem a really likeable community club.
     
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    Cheers Minty, going to give that a watch tonight :50:
     
  8. CFC.1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sure Gb have or had links with Livorno, sure they’ve hosted them a few times- and another Italian mob a canny mind. Might be wrong mind you.
     
  9. tarboltontim We have nothing to lose but our chains. Gold Member

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    Really informative thread. Knew nothing about Catholic United. Good read.
     
  10. Wee Jamesy Kristoffer ahh yeahh Gold Member

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    Farsley Celtic & Stalybridge Celtic?
     
  11. pauliebhoy67 © "Boli did the goalie, do it again". Gold Member

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    Unfortunately on either of these two teams wiki pages, there is no mention of "our" Celtic.
    That's not to say that they don't share some history with us, it's just not metioned afaict.
     
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    Apparently Stalybridge had a lot of Scottish rail workers in the past so they changed their name to Celtic to attract them to their games.

    Farsley play in green + white hoops.
     
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  13. pauliebhoy67 © "Boli did the goalie, do it again". Gold Member

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    Yeah sry, I must've missed that with Stalaybridge. :oops:

    Thanks for the info though, appreciated. :50:
     
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    I had no idea with the PSG link was in Paris a few weeks back and went in to the PSG shop and the guy at the counter seen my phone case which is the centenary top and he was asking me about the 'The Bhoys' and said his fans group and them are essentially best buds. Ended up talking to the guy at the till for a good 15 mins
     
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  16. Twisty I'm a good clown Gold Member

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    Oohhhh friends !!

    PSG friends !!
     
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    She ripped the * out me though when we left. She knows nothing about football and said as soon as we started talking she started cringing like * as I shoe horned Edouard and any French play in to our conversation :giggle1:
     
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    My 2 teams after celtic is barca and Liverpool
    I've heard a lot of people say Everton are the Catholic team from there but I've always thought we've had good links with liverpool!
     
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    Rosenborg
     
  20. TIART Gold Member Gold Member

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    Believe it or not, some Hibs fans don’t recognise or care for the connection.

    I was on their forum once upon a time and some were talking about the diet hun/wee hun chat and that they are seen as the wee Celtic or whatever. Some of their fans went as far as agreeing they really don’t see us closely connected, so much so the dislike it.