Australian media descend on Glasgow as Celtic title fever ramps up

By John McGinley

May 6, 2022

An obvious side effect of Ange Postecoglou’s appointment at Celtic and subsequent journey in Scotland has been an increased profile of the club in Australia.

Postecoglou is a big deal for ‘soccer’ fans in the country, make no mistake. That’s manifested itself in various ways.

Whether it’s Celtic selling live match audio rights to one of Australia’s largest radio networks or even ourselves at 67 Hail Hail seeing a whopping 20% of our audience now come from the country, they’re here and they’re not going away while the Bhoys boss is in charge!

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That’s even more true this week as a variety of Australian broadcasters arrive in Glasgow to follow a huge week and Celtic’s final push for the Scottish Premiership title.

Postecoglou did an interview on ABC last week, while beIN Sports Australia have also visited Lennoxtown and Celtic Park in recent days to conduct interviews with the Celtic manager and Joe Hart.

I also know of other outlets that have already arrived in the country, or are set to in the coming days.

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Big broadcasters are also in the planning stages of special podcasts and videos to commemorate the event, as they look likely to watch one of their own win a major honour in Europe.

Today, The Sydney Morning Herald’s Vince Rugari wrote an opinion piece for his paper suggesting that Postecoglou is the greatest ever coach to emerge from Australia, across any sport.

That’s the kind of heady talk surrounding the Celtic manager going into tomorrow’s fixture at home to Hearts.

Four more points is needed. Even a win tomorrow would kickstart the party. So let’s hope the Bhoys’ incredible consistency in the Scottish Premiership continues and everyone goes home happy, whether they live in Glasgow or across the world!

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