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Jimmy Johnstone: Lord of the Wing (2004)

The documentary film charts the football career of Jimmy 'Jinky' Johnstone, a Celtic and Scotland hero of the '60s and '70s. In what he describes as "an immense honour", Billy Connolly ... See full summary »

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The documentary film charts the football career of Jimmy 'Jinky' Johnstone, a Celtic and Scotland hero of the '60s and '70s. In what he describes as "an immense honour", Billy Connolly narrates the true-life story of one of the sporting world's greatest icons: a man known as "the flea" in the East and "Jinky" in the West, this is a tale of exhilaration and desperation, of joy and immense sadness; of a man who had the world literally at his feet, until that world turned upside down. Written by Phil Carpenter

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25 April 2004 (UK)  »

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A tribute to Jinky!
14 October 2007 | by (Glasgow) – See all my reviews

An insightful and emotional documentary about a man from Glasgow who was small in stature but big in heart and blessed with wonderful football skills that graced the field of Celtic Park (thats Paradise to anyone that knows about these things) for well over a decade and was part of the Great Celtic team of the 60s and 70s that stormed to a momentous 9 consecutive Scottish League titles and became the first British side to lift the European Cup (the most prestigious of World club football trophies) with their victory, or was that 'lesson in attacking football' over the then World football power from Italy called Inter Milan. Billy Connolly narrates and there are contributions from some of Celtic's many world famous supporters such as actor/director Peter Mullen and Simple Minds front-man Jim Kerr. Sadly wee Jimmy or 'Jinky' as he will always be known is suffering from a debilitating muscle wasting disease which may threaten his life. Some will see this DVD presentation as a send off but I hope that is not the case and that the most skillful winger to ever grace the game will be able to triumph over adversity. My prayers are with him and his family at this tough time. But i'm sure 'Jinky' will know that with the ever grateful Celtic support from all over the world behind him 'You'll Never Walk Alone.'


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