Scotland: Two games from history or Oblivion

After a thoroughly disappointing start to the qualifying campaign, in which Scotland mustered only four points from their opening four games – including a sub-standard 1-1 draw at home to Lithuania, with the point salvaged in the dying embers of the game - Scotland find themselves in the surprising position of holding their destiny in … Continue reading Scotland: Two games from history or Oblivion


Celtic Summer Transfer Window 2017

Improving on last season’s Invincible Treble winning squad within the strict confines of the Celtic transfer budget was always going to prove to be a difficult task for Brendan Rodgers and his backroom team.  Faced with overcoming Celtic’s famously frugal board, it was highly unlikely that any high profile or high value transfers in to … Continue reading Celtic Summer Transfer Window 2017

Celtic 8 – Astana 4: It was Never in Doubt (honest)

Give me 8-4 before kick off last week and I would have bitten your hand off, now, somehow it seems like an anti-climactic qualification; one where from a position of great power we are now happy to have crawled over the finish line. For long spells tonight Celtic were simply not at the races in … Continue reading Celtic 8 – Astana 4: It was Never in Doubt (honest)

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