Good news for all Celtic supporters who have an interest in football beyond the narrow confines of Scotland. Indeed good news for all fans of international club football, wherever they are based and whatever their club affiliation.

GreenGreenWorld is back, with bigger stories, better sources and greater resources, to bring news and views from around the globe of the best of the beautiful game. The much appreciated feature Letters from South America will return in a few days bringing up to date news of the two Brazilian Green teams, Palmeiras the 2016 Champions, currently top of their Libertadores Group, and Chapecoense the small club doing a South American impersonation of the miracle of Villarreal, until their progress was tragically interrupted by the fatal plane crash on the way to the    Copa  Sudamerica Final that took the lives of most of their players and coaching staff.

Another green team wins a major league

Another green team wins a major league

Chapecoense fighting back from tragedy with the help of other Brazilian clubs

Chapecoense fighting back from tragedy with the help of other Brazilian clubs

Future Letters from South America will feature news of the other main clubs identified BY the GGW survey as of particular interest to Celtic people, like Boca Juniors, Penarol and Atletico Nacional.

The results of the GGW survey showed that while playing in green does help generate identification particularly when it involves Green and White hoops eg Sporting Lisbon and  Real Betis, Celtic fans have demonstrated that their tastes and predilections for teams to support goes well beyond green but tends to involves values, as in the strong support for Villarreal and St Pauli, or being on the correct side of class and political divides , supporting Boca Juniors rather than ‘los Millionaros’ River Plate; Barcelona rather than the regime supported Real Madrid; and Fiorentina rather than Juventus or the two Milan teams. GGW will reflect these preferences but will bring news and view from across the whole international club football spectrum.

The next post will explain how Celtic supporters and others have been able to profit from the optimism of Rangers supporters to improve their own finances