FOOTBALLOSOPHY - A BOY'S ODYSSEY FROM THE HIGHLANDS TO CELTIC PARK TO NEW ZEALAND

FOOTBALLOSOPHY - A BOY'S ODYSSEY FROM THE HIGHLANDS TO CELTIC PARK TO NEW ZEALAND

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Description:

Iain Gillies grew up in a fishing village called Mallaig in the Highlands of Scotland. As a child he'd play football with fishing net corks because no one owned a proper football. But his dream was to play for the mighty Glasgow Celtic.

As a teenager playing in the Highland League in the mid-1950s, he was spotted by a Celtic scout and soon he was at Parkhead, rubbing shoulders with football greats such as Jock Stein, Charlie Tully, Bobby Collins, Alec Boden and Bobby Evans and being coached by Celtic legends Jimmy McGrory and George Paterson. Iain Gillies was only to have one season in Paradise.

But he's dined out on it for the rest of his life... and he'd love to tell you all about it too.