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In We Are Celtic Supporters Richard Purden examines what created the culture, ideas and beliefs around Celtic football club. In new and exclusive interviews with supporters, he explores the Celtic way of life and the rich traditions that give context to much of the support while deconstructing some myths along the way. As a travelling supporter he visits a variety of fans in locations such as New York, Spain, Germany, Italy and various parts of the UK. He talks to well-known Celtic supporters such as James MacMillan about the often misrepresented Catholic roots, to Pat Nevin about why he fell out of love with the club and to a number of well-known rock ‘n’ rollers such as Noel Gallagher, Bobby Gillespie and Johnny Marr. We Are Celtic Supporters gives the inside story of how major events in Celtic’s history have shaped the identity of the fans, and what it really means to follow this unique football club.


'We Are Celtic supporters hits you in a flourish of green and white...you don't need to be a Celtic supporter to find this book an absorbing read'
<i>Edinburgh Evening News</i>
'The book is an incisive, thoughtful and necessarily partisan look at one of the world's most recogniseable clubs'
'The book of the year... The book, like Celtic, is more than football'
Simon Dames, Catholic Times
'An excellent book which is part social history and part contemporary snapshot of the diverse nature of the Celtic support'
Not The View
'There is no excuse if you haven't read this book'
Nathan Amin, TalkCeltic.net
'The Celtic soul is all about the support & you'll feel & touch it here!'
Matt McGlone, Editor of the Alternative View magazine and author of EMOTIONALLY CELTIC
'Hoops fans are well represented in this heart-warming book... He seeks out the people, passion and humour and what it means to support the club'
John Murray, Leith F.M