Celtic Vs. Rosenborg: First Leg Fall Out

While last night’s result and performance was far from ideal from a Celtic perspective, the tie is still alive and finely balanced at the halfway stage; all is not lost nor as bad as it could have been if Rosenborg had taken their chances. The build up to last night’s match was hardly ideal with … Continue reading Celtic Vs. Rosenborg: First Leg Fall Out

The Armstrong Dilemma

Stuart Armstrong is the latest in a long and ever increasing line of Celtic players to be linked with a big money move down south to the riches and glamour of the English Premiership; in his case the talented midfielder has been associated with a potential transfer to the likes of Southampton (which Celt hasn’t … Continue reading The Armstrong Dilemma

Honved vs Videoton: Busting my Magyar Foci Cherry

It’s been almost three months now since I moved out to Budapest and posed myself the question of which Budapest team I should follow now that I am here.  Choosing a football team to follow is not a decision to be taken lightly, especially for a foreigner living in a new city. Upon moving to … Continue reading Honved vs Videoton: Busting my Magyar Foci Cherry

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

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