It is a pleasure to welcome talented writer Callum Tyler to gibfootballshow. Too often Glasgow is known as a two team town, as Callum describes that’s really not the case.

I’m sitting in the downstairs lounge of my local sports club. Having just finished watching Liverpool’s latest capitulation against Manchester United I dart over to the Sky box and discreetly change the channel to Leicester versus Manchester City (as a City fan this is what I’ve come to see).

Midway through the first half Partick Thistle manager Ian McCall wanders in with his young son. McCall is decked out in full red, yellow and black Thistle tracksuit gear having, I assume, just come from a training session. I’ve seen him around here a lot but I’ve never talked to him. He notices the City shirt I’m wearing and surprises me by starting up a conversation about City’s chances in the Premier League. We discuss football sporadically throughout the match. He’s clearly passionate about the game and knows his stuff.

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