Like all of the Celtic Family we are saddened at the loss of the Celtic Legend Tommy Gemmell.
Losing Tommy at anytime would have been difficult but in this the 50th Anniversary year of Lisbon makes it more poignant as the light shines ever brighter on the Lion’s achievements.
There wasn’t much doubt 21 years ago when it came to naming the newly formed CSC. Not many villages could count a European Cup Winner as resident and also one so popular.
Tommy was well known about the village, always had time for those who wanted to talk and always loved a story. There was many a time when you would arrive back from a game to spend an evening in Big Tam’s company.
Today, others remember Tommy the player but our members remember Tommy the man and mourn the loss of a character who brightened up his adopted village and brought smiles to those in his company.
Last year we celebrated our 20th anniversary with a dinner dance. We were all delighted that Tommy was well enough to celebrate with us.
Though he looked frail it soon became clear that he was still as sharp as that day in Lisbon. He had that glint in his eye, the one we are sure Jock saw all those times, was loving the fuss and was gregarious to the last.
He told his tales and was just Big Tam!
On Sunday our CSC we will park up, will walk round to the front of Celtic Park to lay flowers and pay our respects to a man that has played a massive part in our football club’s and supporters club history.
He’ll never walk alone.
The Committee – Tommy Gemmell CSC, Dunblane.