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David Potter and Marie Rowan

Celtic's Goalkeepers

Celtic's Goalkeepers

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Celtic are a club who have been blessed with great goalkeepers over the years. This is the story of many of them over the whole life of the club.

The Canadian Joe Kennaway distinguished himself for many years in the 1930s, as did Willie Miller during the barren war years and the immediate aftermath. Both of these men were the epitome of reliability during years when everything else was changing.

Long ago there was a mighty threesome of Dan McArthur, Davie Adams and the legendary Charlie Shaw who had a song written about him by opposition supporters! In more recent times, Pat Bonner distinguished himself for Celtic and Eire in the World Cup.

Also the less happy goalkeepers as well. The one who was suspected of being drunk on New Year’s Day, the one who was suspected of taking bribes and the young reserve who was going to a game as a fan, given a lift by the team bus and ended up playing.

All these and a few more are detailed in this book written by David Potter and Marie Rowan, two passionate Celtic supporters who have already written a great deal on the history of the club.

About the Author

David Potter has supported Celtic all his life, a condition he inherited from his father. He is a retired teacher of Classics and Spanish, and first saw Celtic in 1958.

He has written about 20 books on Scottish football, mainly on great Celtic players like Jimmy Delaney, Jimmy Quinn, Patsy Gallacher, Jimmy McMenemy, Tommy McInally, Jim Young and Bobby Murdoch.

He is married to Rosemary, lives in Kirkcaldy, has three children and four grandchildren. His other interests are cricket, drama, the poetry of Robert Burns and walking his beloved dog.


See David Potter's 'Meet Our Authors' page for more information and other books he has written

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