I've been with the Herald for 30 years, though regular readers swear it seems longer. I've been chief sub-editor, literary editor and deputy sports editor. Opinion is divided on whether this is a testimony to my versatility or a judgment on my inability to hang on to a job.
If not, take a pew and listen to Andy Cameron. "Well, it was the 1970s and he was Archbishop Winning then. As part of an anti-sectarian television programme, myself and the archbishop had to go to Ibrox. He was to be photographed wearing a Rangers scarf and I would be wearing a Celtic scarf. There was a sign saying: 'Do not go on to the pitch.' Willie Waddell stomped down the tunnel and asked what we were doing. He then pushed away the sign, telling us to get on the park for the photies."
There is always an element of theatre about a packed Celtic Park and this was a scene that produced a noise that shook the rafters. It spoke, very loudly, to the bond that exists between manager and support.