Fan Interview: Danielle Boyle (Celtic)

Name: Danielle Boyle
Twitter: @DanielleBoyle4
Age: 19
Lives: Glasgow
Team supported: Celtic
How long have you supported them for? For as long as I can remember, so I’ll just say birth.
Do you support any other clubs? If so, why? Don’t faithfully support another team but I’m a fan of Liverpool.

What was the first game you went to?
It was when Celtic beat Aberdeen on the 16th of October 1999, I was 6, Larsson and Viduka both got hat tricks and Berkovic also got one! Not that I remember or anything….

What is the most memorable game you have attended?
Has to be Barcelona last season! Don’t see a game coming close to it for a while.

What game would you like to forget?
Probably my first Old Firm derby! We were beat 4-2!

What is the funniest thing you have ever heard/seen at a game?
I remember we were playing Dunfermline years ago, and the guys around about us always give the opposition goalkeeper a right hard time during the second half, anyway, Doris De Vries was in goals for Dunfermline and this guy just kept shouting for about 10 minutes “Doris, Doris yer a cow moooo” and De Vries eventually turned around and applauded the guy was hilarious! It was one of those you had to be there moments though after reading that back haha.

Favourite game from this season?
The Cup Final and beating Barca were pretty special but my favourite league game was the 4-3 game against Aberdeen, was so unexpected coming back from 3-1 down!

Worst game this season?
League Cup Semi Final easy!

Who is your all time favourite player for your club?
Alan Thompson, just played with so much passion played for the badge! loved a goal against the Rangers too!

Who is your all time worst player for your club?
Gosh that’s a tough one, in my life time for me it has to be Du Wei, my days he was bad!

Who is your favourite person to manage your club?
Martin O’Neill for me, would be Jock Stein but I actually lived through O’Neill’s era and got to experience the way he had Celtic playing football.

Who is your most disliked person to manage your club?
John Barnes, cared more about playing golf than managing Celtic!

Favourite player that is currently at the club?
James Forrest, a lot of people disagree with me on this but I just feel he adds a new dimension to Celtic when he’s actually on form, he has the pace that Celtic miss when he’s not playing.

What player would you like to see play for your club?
James McCarthy, loved McCarthy since I was 13 and he was at Hamilton he just gives his all in every game he plays, very Gerrard-esque in my opinion

Who would you hate to see play for your club?
El Hadji Diouf, don’t think this needs an explanation

Who is your favourite player on Twitter, if any?
Scott Brown, he’s just hilarious doesn’t take any crap from anyone haha

Are there any players you can’t stand on Twitter?
Barry Douglas, I don’t even know why, he’s a good player just really annoys the life out of me! Sorry Barry!

Are there opposition manager do you admire?
Pat Fenlon actually, two good Scottish cup runs in the past two seasons with a very mediocre team but it’s been met with heartache both times! I kinda feel for him in that sense! Also have to mention Danny Lennon in this question, he has done very well with very little at St Mirren.

Are there opposition manager do you not like?
Jim Jefferies, may be just be being paranoid but I always feel as if he wants to say negative things about Celtic rather than positive.

Favourite thing about supporting your club?
That there is a certain passion that comes with supporting Celtic that no one other than a Celtic supporter understands!

Worst thing about supporting your club?
Honestly, I can’t think of anything.

If you could make one change in your club what would it be?
I’d change some fans’ feelings, some of them think we have the god given right to win every game and every competition we enter just cause we are the best and biggest team in Scotland.

Favourite thing about your clubs fans?
‘Faithful through and through‘, and all that jazz.

Worst thing about your clubs fans?
Glory hunters, eww. I just can’t be doing with people who only want to “support” your team when they are playing well.

Most liked opposition fans?
Dundee United, just seem like a really friendly bunch! every time I have came into contact with them they haven’t been like disrespectful or anything like some football supporters can be!

What opposition fans do you dislike?
Don’t think I even need to answer that one.

Favourite ground you have been to?
Apart from Parkhead of course, Firhill.

Worst ground you have been to?
Fir Park or Hampden. Hampden is the worst national stadium in the world and has no atmosphere!

How many grounds out of the 42 have you been to?
Seven.

Which ground that you haven’t been to would you most like to visit?
Tannadice, again its all about the atmosphere created inside the park, everyone is always buzzing about a trip to Tannadice so it makes every other supporter up for the game.

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Fan Interview: Kim Paterson (Brechin City)

Name: Kim Paterson
Twitter: @xThe59Sound 
Age: 28 
Lives: Brechin 
Team supported: Brechin City 
Do you support any other clubs? If so, why? I only support Brechin, but there are players from other clubs I like for various reasons so I’ll keep an eye on how they’re doing rather than specific teams.

What was the first game you went to?
Our neighbours at the time had season tickets for Pittodrie, so my first game was actually an Aberdeen one. I can’t remember anything about it though (not sure if that reflects badly on Aberdeen or my memory). The next game I went to was a Brechin one and no other team got a look in after that.

What is the most memorable game you have attended?
Hamilton Accies v Brechin on the last day of the 02/03 season. We needed a point to be promoted to the 1st, but were 2 – 1 down after going into injury time. Templeman somehow managed to score the equaliser around the 93rd minute, I’ve not seen celebrations like that at a Brechin game before and maybe never will again, the whole day was unbelievable.

What game would you like to forget?
Brechin have given us a few howlers over the years, I can’t single one out!

Favourite game from the 2012/13 season?
The 7 – 2 win over Stenhousemuir was brilliant, it was only McKinnon’s second game in charge so to have went from being as bad as we were to winning by that margin in such a short space of time was a bit surreal. The two 4 – 1 wins over Forfar (sorry) and wins over Arbroath were up there too.

Worst game from the 2012/13 season?
Losing 3 – 0 away to a 10 man Ayr team was a poor result. It led to Weir being sacked though, so it done us a favour really.

Who is your all time favourite player for your club?
Charlie King, no contest. Brechin legend.

Who is your favourite person to manage your club?
I don’t have a favourite as such…Ray McKinnon has been brilliant since he took over in October, but we’ve not even seen a full season under him yet so I’ll go for Dick Campbell. Not the most likeable as an opposition manager and he’s never been great at being gracious in defeat, but he did give us some brilliant memories.

Who is your most disliked person to manage your club?
Jim Weir and Ian Campbell are both ranking highly in the bawbag stakes.

Favourite player that is currently at the club?
Again, I don’t have a favourite as such – Trouten, Carcary, Hay and Jackson were all brilliant last season, but Paul McLean has been here for a few years now and he’s been consistently good for us, so I’ll say him.

Name an opposition player that you rate? 
Although not technically an opposition player as of the coming season, I’m a fan Ryan McCord from Alloa.

Are there any players from other clubs you don’t like?
Paul Sheerin. I don’t necessarily mind him as a manager, but he loves a whinge to the ref when he’s playing.

Who is your favourite player on Twitter, if any?
He might be a bad egg, top heavy and have chicken legs, but I’m a fan of a Scot Buist tweet.

Are there any players you can’t stand on Twitter?
I hardly follow any, I don’t care for their #nandos chat.

Which opposition manager do you admire?
Allan Johnston obviously had a brilliant season with QoS. The game they beat us 6 – 0 at Station Park was one of the best performances from any team I’ve seen at this level.

Is there opposition manager do you not like?
Good manager, but not daft on Paul Hartley.

Favourite thing about supporting your club?
As much as Brechin nip my head at times, I can forget about what’s going on with anything else for the couple hours I’m at a game. We also have a pretty spectacular hedge.

Worst thing about supporting your club?
The pitch loves causing a postponement. There’s a lot of work being done on it over the summer though, so hopefully that sorts it out.

Favourite thing about your clubs fans?
They’re generally a decent bunch, you get to know people you probably wouldn’t have crossed paths with before – you might not talk to or like everyone, but you can at least respect the ones who are also turning up week in, week out.

Worst thing about your clubs fans?
There are a few who seem to just turn up to moan at absolutely everything.

Most liked opposition fans?
The Ayr fans are a decent bunch. Not everyone’s experience with them, but anytime I’ve been at Central Park the Cowdenbeath fans have been really friendly as well.

What opposition fans do you dislike?
For the most part the fans of every team we play regularly are ok, but there are some Arbroath fans who are biased to a ridiculous degree.

Favourite ground you have been to?
Buckie Thistle’s.

Worst ground you have been to?
There genuinely isn’t a ground I haven’t liked, I’m easily pleased. Dumbarton & Alloa both have stewards who look like they want to rip your head off and batter you with it if you dare to stand up though.

How many grounds out of the 42 have you been to?
Since I’ve been able to make away games regularly, we’ve not been out of the 2nd div so I’m frustratingly stuck at having visited just over half of them.

Of the grounds you haven’t been to, which would you most like to visit?
Tynecastle.

 

You can follow Kim on Twitter at https://twitter.com/xThe59Sound