Fanzines

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Background

Pictures - The Shamrock Fanzine no.1 issueFanzines have been an integral part of football culture since the 1980s when they became the media outlet of choice for supporters across Britain.

Many genuine fan groups, fed up with their image being tarnished by the then rampant hooligan minority, used the fanzine forum to fight back against attacks on the game and clubs they loved by the then out-of-touch Conservative Government as well as disintrested and freeloading club chairmen and owners.

On the other hand, there were many groups in the UK who also used the fanzine route for their own agendas (e.g. political groups etc).

At Celtic, the support was quick to take to the typewriters during this period, but the Hoops can boast a fanzine heritage which goes all the way back to the 1960s: The Shamrock (see below). Indeed The Shamrock could well be the first ever football fanzine.

To find out more about Celtic fanzines check out the links below and take a look at ‘The Shamrock – Birth Of The Fanzine’ from the ‘Soul Of Celtic’ series.

Online Collections

Most clubs would be lucky to have one half-decent website dedicated to programmes, fanzines and collectables. But Celtic have not one but two fantastic sites on this very subject –Celtic Programmes Online and the Celtic Collectors Club. These sites are among the very best Celtic sites on the web and both are well worth a very regular visit.

Current Fanzines

The fanzines below are those Celtic publications which are currently in existence. Just click the links below for more details abot each fanzine and where you can get hold of a copy.

Fanzine/Magazine
Title
celtissue The Celt
NTV
Not the View
Fanzines - Kerrydale Street The Alternative View
Fanzines - Kerrydale Street More Than 90 Minutes
The Thunder - Pic The Thunder
CQ Magazine - Pic CQN Magazine

Publications From The Past

Below are links to Celtic fanzines which are no longer in circulation. To find out a little about each publication just click on the link.

Fanzine/Magazine
Title
WTP Welcome To Paradise
Once a Tim Once a Tim
Bhoyzone Bhoyzone
The Shamrock The Shamrock
hail Hail-Hail
TheHuddle fanzine The Huddle
Over and over Over & Over
Jungle Drums Jungle Drums