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NEW JOCK STEIN DOCUMENTARY – Monday 9th June, BBC Alba, 9pm

NEW JOCK STEIN DOCUMENTARY - Monday 9th June, BBC Alba, 9pm

Looks like BBC Alba’s documentary about the life and times of Celtic’s greatest manager this coming Monday is going to be a tremendous watch. Alex O’Henley and the team travelled from Llanelli to Lisbon and many places in between following Jock’s trail from Burnbank to glory with Celtic and his ultimate death in the dug-out while Scotland manager.

The list of people interviewed is a virtual Who’s Who of Scottish football from the 60s and 70s: Danny McGrain, Gordon Strachan, John Clark, Graeme Souness, Pat Stanton, Alex Edwards, Jim Craig, Peter Cormack and Archie MacPherson among others

Extract from a great interview with Bertie Auld here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0206v17

Part of the emotional interview with Graeme Souness on Jock’s death here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0206tx2


This excellent documentary is currently on the BBC iPlayer – enjoy!  http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b045x3s8/jock-stein

Last chance to win a free Celtic book!

Last chance to win a free Celtic book!

This is the last chance to win a signed copy of Alex O’Henley’s excellent book ‘Forgotten Star’ about the legendary Celtic player Malky MacDonald. The book is beautifully laid out and tells Malky’s fascinating life-story – in both English and Gaelic.

One of the most skillful players in the club’s history, Malky’s familiy hailed from South Uist. The book contains a fantastic and fascinating collection of photographs of Malky’s career and private life and retails at £25.00. It featured in The Scotsman’s Top 20 Sports Books of 2013.

To read The Shamrock’s review of the book click here: https://theshamrockglasgow.wordpress.com/2013/12/03/book-review-forgotten-star-alex-ohenley/

To win a copy, answer this question:

Malky was briefly manager of the Scotland international team in the mid 1960s for two Home International matches. Which former Celt was the opposing manager in one of those games?

Email your answer with your name and address to: theshamrock@outlook.com.

Closing date is tomorrow, entries in before the Aberdeen cup game starts please. The winner will be drawn from a jaggy bobble-hat containing all the correct entries.

Good luck!