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
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?
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
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
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
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
Tonight Brendan Rodgers takes his Celtic side to Ayrshire for the time this season with the visitors looking to build on their terrific start to the start to the season which has seen the Hoops drop only 2 points in the league so far; two dropped points away to Inverness that still rankles with the … Continue reading Kilmarnock vs. Celtic: Preview
Apart from the six hour flight, the five hour time difference, the 35 degree heat, and the plastic pitch with no water, it should be alright. It’s what’s thrown at us and we just need to adjust and prepare ourselves as best we can. We have to find a way to get a performance and … Continue reading Astana Vs. Celtic: Green Shoots of Hope for Rodgers’ Celtic
This summer we will witness two International football events that highlight the polar opposites of the sport; Euro 2016 and the Homeless World Cup. Euro 2016, held in France, epitomised the modern game. It had a bold, brash, and flashy opening ceremony complete with David Guetta providing the soundtrack amidst an array of confetti and … Continue reading Euro 2016 & The Homeless World Cup: Two Sides of Football’s Coin
Euro2016 was bold, innovative, largely disappointing and possibly most memorable for the craze surrounding Hungarian goalkeeper Gabor Kiraly’s trackies; certainly in Hungary, where I watched a good part of the tournament, Kiraly’s trackies have become a must have fashion item. The 15th edition of UEFA’s flagship international tournament was also the biggest in its history, … Continue reading Euro2016: Bold, Innovative, Disappointing?