IT is just over 20 years since Celtic stopped Rangers from winning a world record ten leagues in a row.

The city was gripped with football fever as both clubs geared up for a fraught few months.

Glasgow author Jim Orr has written a play all about it, based around the story of one Celtic-daft woman called Maggie and her equally footie-mad dad Tam and after a sell-out run last year, it’s back in the city.

Bend it like Brattbak follows Maggie and Tam over the course of the 1997/98 football season and, says Jim, it’s about “football, faith and family - but not necessarily in that order…”

Starring Keira Luccesi, Laurie Ventry and James McAnenery, it’s the second in a series of ‘Bend it like..’ football nostalgia plays Jim has come up with.

The first one was Bend it like Baxter, and starred Jimmy Chisholm, and the third – Bend it like Bobby – will be staged later in the year in Newcastle. It’s about the last time Newcastle United won a major trophy, 50 years ago in 1969, with the help of Bobby Moncur, the United captain who scored three times in the famous match.

“After coaching children’s football for 20 years, I started writing as a hobby six years ago,” says Jim.

“I spent a couple of years writing sitcoms then wrote Bend it like Baxter, about a famous Scotland victory over England in 1967, which I staged as a rehearsed reading in 2017 (the 50th anniversary year).”

He adds: “It was a really interesting and enjoyable experience - a DIY play. I’d love to stage it again as a full production next year as it’s Denis Law’s 80th birthday.”

After the success of his previous plays, Jim has set himself the target of writing a football comedy each year to celebrate a particular anniversary.

Bend it Like Brattbak is at Websters until March 10.