Leigh Griffiths: More than the sum of two freekicks

It’s amazing what scoring two incredible freekicks in the space of 4 minutes in the powder keg atmosphere of a Scotland vs. England match can do for your reputation.  Derided pre-match in certain quarters as not being International class or for only scoring goals in a ‘tin-pot league’, Leigh Griffiths has since been catapulted to … Continue reading Leigh Griffiths: More than the sum of two freekicks

The Lions of Lisbon

 “And the whistle is going, and Celtic have won the European Cup.” Kenneth Wolsthenhome, Lisbon, Thursday 25th May, 1967. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7ON3mMMFSs I’ve laboured and debated over writing a piece on the Lisbon Lions for the past few weeks now, going back and forth about how I was going to approach it, editing and deleting countless introductions … Continue reading The Lions of Lisbon

My Budapest Team

Instead of returning to Hungary the club embarked on a ‘World Tour’ playing fundraising matches in Italy, Spain and Portugal (organised by the iconic manager Bela Guttmann).  They were offered political asylum and the opportunity to play in the Mexican Championship, an offer they declined in order to compete in a tournament in Brazil.  The … Continue reading My Budapest Team

Old Firm Memories

Larsson and a young Mark Burchill had other ideas and my first Old Firm / Glasgow Derby finished in 5-1 route for Celtic.  “Fuck you Rangers we’re gonna win the League” I chanted deliriously as we left the ground. We didn’t.  Dr. Doom was right, we’d only gone and made them mad.  Rangers ran away … Continue reading Old Firm Memories

Celtic Vs. St. Johnstone: Match Preview

The Scottish Premiership resumes tomorrow night (Wednesday) with runaway League leaders Celtic hosting fifth placed St. Johnstone at Celtic Park.  The Hoops dominated League proceedings pre-winter break and little has happened so far during the January transfer window to suggest that things will change in the second period of the season. The Hoops have managed … Continue reading Celtic Vs. St. Johnstone: Match Preview

Moussa Dembele: Scottish Football’s First £20 million Man?

Over the years Celtic Park has played host to some of the most prolific goal scorers in Scottish football history; the likes of Larsson, Dalglish, McClair and McGrory having all etched their names into Celtic folklore thanks to their goal scoring exploits.  However, since Larsson’s departure in 2004 Celtic have struggled to fill the void … Continue reading Moussa Dembele: Scottish Football’s First £20 million Man?

Tom Rogic: Player Profile

On the  9th August 2015 and an almost forgotten about Tom Rogic made his first start in a Celtic jersey for nigh on two years in an away fixture at Firhill.  Within half an hour the Aussie had re-introduced himself to the Celtic faithful with a sweet right foot volley to open the scoring and … Continue reading Tom Rogic: Player Profile

Pre-January Transfer Window Squad Review Pt2: Midfield and Attack

Part 1 of this mid season squad review focussed on the performance of the Goalkeepers and Defenders so far this season and where, if anywhere, in the back line could do with freshening up.  The findings: to achieve expectations domestically there is no need to sign a new keeper or defender in January.  The backline … Continue reading Pre-January Transfer Window Squad Review Pt2: Midfield and Attack

Pre-January Transfer Window Squad Review Pt1

As 2016 draws to a close talk of the January transfer window will naturally start to increase; who will Celtic sign, who will they let leave the club?  It’s a fun time of year reading who the papers will have us linked to or which or our star players they look to unsettle with potential … Continue reading Pre-January Transfer Window Squad Review Pt1

Kilmarnock vs. Celtic: Narrow win for Bhoys in Pink

A first half strike from Stuart Armstrong was enough to secure a seventh straight league victory for Celtic in a hard fought encounter at Rugby Park and see the Champions open up a 13 point lead at the top of the table with just a third of the season gone. At the end of a … Continue reading Kilmarnock vs. Celtic: Narrow win for Bhoys in Pink