Line of Duty’s Martin Compston reveals how Celtic love affair began under Tommy Burns and only one team can rival them

CELEB Celtic fan Martin Compston is reveling in the good times at Parkhead – because they’re a far cry from when he started following the Hoops.

The exercise of duty The star fell in love with the club while watching Tommy Burns’ Team of the mid-1990s.

The Tommy Burns era fascinated the young Compston


The Tommy Burns era fascinated the young CompstonPhoto credit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
The actor transitioned from football to movie stardom


The actor transitioned from football to movie stardomPhoto credit: Splash
But he has never hidden his love for the hoops


But he has never hidden his love for the hoopsPhoto credit: Instagram

Although the pace was high and the style delighted the fans, they failed to convert that into trophies in a span of time ranger dominance among WalterSmith.

Still Compston was an addict long before Sweet Sixteen and his faith was repaid when the good times returned to Glasgow’s East End.

And there’s a team that can rival his first love, Jorge Cadete. Paolo di Canio And Pierre van Hooijdonk.

This one here.

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He told that Celtic View Podcast: “I had the most memorable seasons of my life under Tommy Burns as a coach, where it was said: ‘You score three goals, but we score four’.”

“We’ve had some great teams since then, but this team is among them ange seems to be something special.

“He’s endeared himself to the fans and that’s partly because of the way he represents himself as a person. The players too seem to have embraced the club and the history and there is a real connection to the fan base.

“When you get used to success with our dominance, you have to play with some finesse to keep the players entertained.

He assumes that the current squad is a special squad


He assumes that the current squad is a special squadCredit: Kenny Ramsay

“It’s an amazing style of play that we’re seeing and teams are so deep against us that it can be quite inflated but that’s not the case with this team.”

“I’ll say it – we never stop.

“This philosophy was drummed into the players. You have the feeling that there will always be a goal.”

Almost a pro himself, Compston was once on Morton’s schedule, but he keeps up with all the Hoops news from his US base just outside Las Vegas.

And he’s determined to make the best of it while things go well.

He added: “People always say you’re a glory hunter, but you’re born into Celtic – you have no choice.”

“When I was my nephew’s age, it wasn’t a happy time to be one Celtic Fan growing up.

“I think that’s why we appreciate where we are as a club at the moment, because when I was eight the club was a mess – we really appreciate how far we’ve come.”

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Zack Zwiezen

Zack Zwiezen is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Zack Zwiezen joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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