Posted on Friday, 25th June 2010 by lordofthewing
Celtic Media do something great?
It wouldn’t be an understatement to say that Celtic are a bit Wile E Coyote chasing Roadrunner when it comes to embracing new media. While Channel 67 has been on-line, with much mixed reviews, for years broadcasting games to overseas Hoops the demise of Setanta has seen the Media department up their game.
First we had the Huddle On-Line – which I haven’t seen- and now, The Celtic Viewer a free on-line archive, which possibly is the best thing since Red Hot Amateur gave you two free hours viewing from midnight.
When you click in your greeted with Jim Craig stoically informing us to register and open up the Pandora’s Box of goodies in front of a still of Celtic Park. Despite the hours of pleasure Jim is introducing us to he does it with all the grace of an ex-dentist fronting a root canal training video.
Once logged in you find so much long lost gold that you think your Indiana Jones on Viagra. Fancy seeing Billy Connelly talking about Celtic, wearing some garnish clothes and being interviewed by the beloved and much missed nodding cardboard cut out that is Margo? Well it’s here.
Fancy remembering that Zurawski wasn’t that bad a player and The Holy Goalie is not a bad keeper? Then to the dulcet tones of Chelsea Dagger you can do this and then, just for the hell of it, you can see Jackie score 4 against Partizan, listen to him talk about it with Black Boxs Ride On Time blaring in the back ground- as he seems to be waiting in hotel lobby for some reason – and finally see Shuggie talk about that goal against R*ngers.
Best of Nakamura to Big In Japan. Done. Billy McNeill winning numerous coin tosses and lifting trophies all to Bryan Ferry? Aye, it’s here. Danny McGrain in various states of bread and un-breadness? Knock yourself out. Go and remember how much you really did love Jan Vennegors daft Dutchman after a bag of grass grin when he scored numerous goals for us. Barry Robson nailing Christen Dailly?
Of course it wouldn’t be Celtic without the maudlin. Tommy and Jimmy get the works and with a section of match highlights to chose from then your pet dog should be getting fat as you will have no time to walk it.
This magical creation is grounds for divorce. Log in, tune in and cop out.