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GEMMELL’S FAVOURITES

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TOMMY GEMMELL was asked to compile a list of favourites for his last book, ‘All The Best’, which was published by CQN in 2014.

FAVOURITE PLAYER PLAYED WITH: Jimmy Johnstone

FAVOURITE PLAYER PLAYED AGAINST: Stanley Matthews

FAVOURITE OTHER TEAM: Motherwell

MOST DIFFICULT OPPONENT: George Best

MOST MEMORABLE MATCH: 1967 European Cup Final: Celtic 2, Inter Milan 1

BIGGEST THRILL: Signing for Celtic

BIGGEST DISAPPOINMENT: Losing 2-1 to Feyenoord in the 1970 European Cup Final

BEST COUNTRIES VISITED: Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada

FAVOURITE FOOD: Lamb chops and vegetables

MISCELLANEOUS LIKES: Cooking, theatre, reading

MISCELLANEOUS DISLIKES: Ignorant people

FAVOURITE TV SHOWS: Nature programmes, cooking, sport

FAVOURITE MOVIES: Dr Zhivago, The Quiet Man

FAVOURITE ACTOR: Richard Burton

FAVOURITE ACTRESS: Maureen O’Hara

FAVOURITE SINGER: Frank Sinatra

FAVOURITE BANDS: The Beatles, Rolling Stones

FAVOURITE COMEDIAN: Billy Connolly

BEST FRIEND: My wife Mary

BIGGEST INFLUENCE: My parents (in life) and Jock Stein (in football)

IF YOU HADN’T BEEN A FOOTBALLER, WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE BEEN: An electrician

FAVOURITE SPORTSMAN: Muhammad Ali

 
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