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A report has surfaced today that Eddie Howe has spoken to former Celtic warhorse Peter Grant to join his backroom team when he officially takes over the reigns at Paradise.

Grant was pivotal in his role in the famous Centenry Double season way back in 1988 where he helped Celtic lift the league and Scottish Cup double as part of a midfield duo with Paul McStay.

The boy from Bellshill, nicknamed ‘Peter the Pointer’ genuinely loved playing for the Hoops and it now looks like he could be in line for another sensational return to his boyhood heroes if Howe gets his way.

Grant was part of the ill fated Tony Mowbray era in season 2009/10 but with rumours of a bust up with Neil Lennon at the time, it seemed that was enough to end his coaching career at Paradise the first time around.

However, Grant could be in for a sensational and emotional return as part of Howe’s backroom team and if he is brought on board, one thing is for sure, the lack of commitment and passion shown by the players this season will most certainly not be tolerated by Grant and that is definitely something that is required at Celtic Park next season.


The events of Saturday shook the very core of Scottish media, social media and football fanbase. The absolute carnage witnessed was on a scale never been seen before on Scottish soil by it’s own citizens.

The media outcry, although long overdue, is more than welcome but for me, it doesn’t go far enough. This argument of a ‘minority of fans’ that have been the cause of the troubles is a fabled argument. There have been many instances of this kind of behaviour amongst the Rangers fans and not just in the annuls of history.

From Manchester, Romania, Hampden and now these two George Square instances, this is not a ‘minority’. This is deep rooted, self entitlement on a grand scale. The cry of “We are the People” is just the start of where these fans see themselves. But sticking solely to the events of Saturday, these scenes were a disgrace, but not unexpected.

This was planned since March. The police knew it, the Scottish Government knew it. Everyone knew it. Systematic failures to prevent this rather than pander to the Rangers fans act as enablers for their behaviour. But be clear. This is not a minority. Don’t take my word for it though.

Here is a paramedic that called Clyde 1 Superscoreboard and gave his account of what he witnessed on Saturday and listening to him, you can hear the incredulity at what he was subjected to, “First I would like to commend Alex Rae on his stance on the carnage of Saturday night on the basis he is probably the only one from what you would say the Rangers faction that has been outspoken.

“I was actually a paramedic serving on Saturday evening and it’s the first time I’ve ever been involved in anything of that scale. I had a basically a new start with me of four months on the job. She is actually due to be back out again on Sunday. And basically, how traumatised she was, she couldn’t commit to the shift.

“This whataboutery about it only being a small minority, that has to stop. We have seen it far too often. Even as a Thistle fan myself, we can draw a reflection on other clubs in Scotland but never has there ever been anything witnessed in any city in Scotland that we witnessed on Saturday night.

“I fear it echo’s back to Manchester. What did we learn from that experience? Because here we are all, these years later, and it’s exactly the same script. The small minority excuse is an absolute disgrace. The level of abuse we took. We were basically spat on, the sectarian language we endured from the moment the Rangers fans arrived in George Square right through to half past one in the morning.

“Even to the degree that the colour of a uniform is getting brought up using the F word to describe in a religious connotation what we were. These are the type of knuckle draggers that we had to deal with.

To be treated like that in the middle of a global pandemic, when we are front line workers and to stand and endure that level of abuse. And to witness the police have bottles thrown at them for at least four hours solid, there’s just no excuse for it.”

A truly shocking account which left the pundits speechless. So lets do everyone a favour. Call it out. Stop pandering and maybe, just maybe, we can all move forward as a country and eradicate this sectarian cancer from our society.


Alex Ferguson has sensationally lifted the lid on the open bigotry he experienced as a player at Rangers from a member of the Ibrox boardroom. Ferguson opened up on the day he signed for Rangers and disclosed a conversation with an unnamed boardroom director when the director learned of the legendary managers wife being a Catholic, “When I signed for Rangers. One of the directors, he asked me about Cathy (Ferguson’s wife) and he saysI have to ask you a question about your wife. I believe she’s catholic‘.

I said, ‘Yeah. He saysWhere you married in a chapel?I says, ‘No we got married in a registry office‘. He says, Well that’s alright then.

“And I should have telt him to fuck off. I really should have. I had supported Rangers, as a boy and had an opportunity to play for Rangers. You’re prepared to take nonsense. I let myself down and I let wife down. That was the most important thing. She was a devout Catholic.”

The video was shared by prominent Celtic author Stephen O’Donnell who has written “Tangled Up in Blue: The Rise and Fall of Rangers F.C.” and “Fergus McCann Versus David Murray: How Celtic Turned the Tables on Their Glasgow Rivals: And the Decline of Scottish Football”.

Ferguson was filming a documentary on his life when he dropped this bombshell and to be honest, it’s nothing new to most Celtic fans. The Ibrox club had an open anti Catholic signing policy and although they have made steps to address this over the last 30 years, more work needs to be done to eradicate sectarianism from Scottish Football.