BACK IN STOCK! IN THE HEAT OF LISBON is actually two books in one. Back in 1992, 25 years after Celtic won the European Cup, two supporters published a fabulous little book called A Season In The Sun. It has become something of a collectors item over the years so we are delighted to incorporate its entire contents into CQN’s commemorative Lisbon book 50 years after Celtic became Champions of Europe.
And as mentioned there is a second book, written by another Celtic supporter who was in Lisbon, Mike Maher. Mike wanted to tell the story of the Celtic supporters who travelled in their thousands to Lisbon. Mike contributed to an earlier CQN’s book Seville - The Celtic Movement which concentrated on the supporters rather than the team or indeed the game itself, and Mike wanted to achieve the same thing for the Lisbon generation of Celtic fans.
Mike is pictured above as a young boy standing in front of a Holiday Enterprises bus. This was the company that was responsible for getting the Celtic support to Lisbon. Mike was going to call his book Off To Lisbon but given the Celtic song and light show on the 67th minutes of each Celtic match this season, he opted instead for The Fans Came In Their Thousands.