The Road to Madrid Starts Here for Celtic and Vidi

It seems barely conceivable that with the World Cup still in full swing Celtic are about to embark on the new season less than 8 weeks after their Scottish Cup triumph against Motherwell.  Yet, due to Scotland’s abysmal UEFA coefficient ranking and the restructuring of Champions League Qualifying, that is exactly what will happen on … Continue reading The Road to Madrid Starts Here for Celtic and Vidi

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Rogic Quiet as Australia Pile More Misery on Hungary

Yesterday evening Australia took on Hungary in Budapest, in their final warm-up match ahead of this summer’s World Cup Finals in Russia, running out 2-1 victors against their unlucky hosts.  Being a local of Budapest these days, I went along to cover the game for hungarianfootball.com – you can read my report on the game … Continue reading Rogic Quiet as Australia Pile More Misery on Hungary

Stefan Scepovic: Champion of Hungary

On Saturday evening the curtain finally fell on the Hungarian NB1 season and left one former Celt celebrating the second National Title of his much-traveled career. For the eighth time in the past ten season’s the NB1 was won by a club based outside of the capital, Budapest. On this occasion, Videoton, from the centrally … Continue reading Stefan Scepovic: Champion of Hungary

Groundhog Day: featuring Patrick Roberts

It was around about this time last season, with the dawning realisation that his 18-month loan contract was coming to an end, that the clamour began amongst the Celtic support to ‘Announce Roberts’ and secure the talented winger on a permanent deal.  As we are all aware, Celtic’s pursuit of Patrick Roberts lasted the entirety … Continue reading Groundhog Day: featuring Patrick Roberts

Announce Edouard

It’s the 31st of August 2017 and Celtic have just announced the loan signing of a young Frenchman by the name of Odsonne Edouard to a largely unimpressed support, 99% of whom – myself included – have never heard of the lad.  Fast forward to 29th April 2018 and the name of Odsonne Edouard is … Continue reading Announce Edouard

Oh When The Celts Go Marching On!

With a seventh consecutive League title all but sewn up, Celtic today romped into the Scottish Cup Final courtesy of a four-goal demolition of city rivals Rangers and, in the process, moved one step closer to completing a historic second successive domestic Treble. First-half strikes from Tom Rogic and Callum McGregor were added to in … Continue reading Oh When The Celts Go Marching On!

When Ten Men (Most Probably) Won The League Again

They came, they saw, and even with Dedryk Boyata’s best efforts to throw the game, Celtic once again conquered Rangers at Ibrox in what was easily the most thrilling Glasgow derby in years. Pre-match all the noises coming out of the home dressing room at Ibrox were full of positivity.  Graeme Murty had yet to … Continue reading When Ten Men (Most Probably) Won The League Again

Form is Temporary, Class is Permanent

It will have escaped few people’s attention that tomorrow is derby day in Glasgow as Celtic travel across the city to Ibrox to take on Rangers for the third time this season.  The Hoops have the upper hand going in to the game, currently holding a 6 point advantage with a game-in-hand, and are unbeaten … Continue reading Form is Temporary, Class is Permanent

The window doesn’t slam, it closes gently

On the eve of the January transfer window opening Brendan Rodgers set Celtic hearts a racing with his prediction of a revolving door a Celtic Park during the month ahead.  Fans and commentators alike began speculating on the potential ins and outs; the good, the bad, and the ugly were spotted at Glasgow Airport at … Continue reading The window doesn’t slam, it closes gently

January Transfers and Brendan’s Revolving Door

2017 saw Celtic achieve the unthinkable of an unbeaten domestic Treble, however, as the year drew to a close, standards and performances began to slip as fatigue and the efforts of the preceding 12 months began to take their toll on a number of the playing squad. While it would be remiss to say that … Continue reading January Transfers and Brendan’s Revolving Door