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Celtic sign Arsenal starlet Armstrong Okoflex

Celtic have completed the signing of Arsenal youngster Armstrong Okoflex this afternoon...

Anti-Racism charity playing a dangerous game over Rodgers comments

The Scottish wing of the Anti-Racism charity ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ are playing a dangerous game with their latest claims implying that Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers blamed Shay Logan for being on the end of alleged racist abuse.Earlier today, the charity released a statement which hit out at Brendan Rodgers – without having the balls to name him – and demanded an investigation into Shay Logan’s claims that he was racially abused during the final league game of the season between Celtic and Aberd...

Rangers blast SPFL after they reject MacLennan investigation calls

In an ironic twist Rangers have labelled SPFL chairman Murdoch MacLennan not fit and proper after the league’s governing body rejected the Ibrox side’s calls for an independent investigation into links with Celtic majority shareholder Dermot Desmond.Rangers also called for MacLennan to resign from the SPFL board due to the alleged conflict of interest.Club chairman Dave King, who is facing contempt of court charges, had previously called for an investigation into MacLennan’s role on the SPFL board as well...

Shay Logan waits nearly two months to highlight alleged racist abuse

Nearly two months after he was sent off following Aberdeen’s win over Scottish champions Celtic in Glasgow, controversial gobshite Shay Logan has claimed in a newspaper interview that he was racially abused by Celtic fans.Speaking to the Aberdeen Evening Express and asked if he received racist abuse, Logan claimed: “Listen there was, but at the end of the day I expect it now.

Kieran Tierney is destined for greater things

Celtic full back Kieran Tierney has recently been linked with a move away from the Scottish champions, with Everton reportedly agreeing a deal in principle worth £85,000 a week rising to £140,000.Nearly a week on from those claims made by ‘Premier League transfer consultant’ Ian McGarry in the Daily Record podcast, everything has went quiet...

Orange seems to be the hardest word

It’s sad, so sad. It’s a sad, sad situation. And it’s getting more and more absurd.

A second chance for Jon Flanagan?

Rangers signed Jon Flanagan this week after the defender was released from his contract at Liverpool, despite having a year remaining.Flanagan broke into the Liverpool first team in April 2011 playing in their 3-0 win over Manchester City.

Remembering Ronny Deila

With Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers leading the club into his third season and a potential treble-treble, our latest Photo Essay looks back at his predecessor Ronny Deila.Deila, the football equivalent of marmite, arrived in Glasgow to replace Neil Lennon in June 2014 and would go on to secure two league titles and a league cup during his two years with Celtic.He also led Celtic to the last 32 of the Europa League losing 4-3 on aggregate to Italian giants Inter Milan in his first season.Despite success do...

Celtic to face Alashkert of Armenia in Champions League

Celtic have been drawn to face Armenian champions Alashkert in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League following today’s draw in Nyon.The first leg of the tie will be played on the 10th/11th July in Armenia, with the return left a week later on Wednesday 18th July.Should Celtic beat Alashkert and progress to the second round of qualifiers – they will face either Rosenborg or Valur Reykjavik...

Celtic unveil new Away Kit

After New Balance gave Celtic fans a sneak peek of the new away kit for the new season coming, Celtic have now unveiled the kit and its looking top drawer!Only for the Bold, Only for the Scottish Champions.

New Balance give sneak peek of Celtic away kit

New Balance release video giving Celtic fans a sneak peek of what next season’s away kit will be like for the Scottish champions as they look towards an eighth title in a row.Images had been posted over the past few weeks, showing a white shirt with a Celtic cross instead of the usual Celtic badge, but New Balance have now confirmed the authenticity of the leaked images.The Celtic Cross – stitched with precision, worn with pride.The #NBFootball @CelticFC 18-19 Away Kit.

Celtic learn potential Champions League opponents

Scottish champions Celtic know their list of possible Champions League opponents after UEFA grouped sides ahead of Wednesday’s draw.A shake up in the UEFA format – to benefit the bigger leagues – will see Brendan Rodgers’ side having to negotiate four rounds of qualifiers to reach the group stages of the competition...

The day Brendan Rodgers arrived at Celtic Park

10,000 Celtic fans gave Brendan Rodgers a hero’s welcome when he succeeded Ronny Deila as manager of the Scottish Champions on the 23rd May 2016.Two seasons on and the Carnlough bhoy has broken records galore – none more so than winning an historic double treble.

Celtic announce signing of Odsonne Edouard from PSG

Celtic have officially announced the signing of Paris St Germain striker Odsonne Edouard on a four year deal.The 20-year-old impressed last season on loan at Celtic Park, scoring 11 goals in 29 appearances for Brendan Rodgers’ side and his signing is now a new club record fee paid out by the Scottish Champions in their history.Speaking exclusively to the official Celtic website, Odsonne said: “From the moment I walked into Celtic, the club has felt like home to me...

Liam Henderson wanted by a trio of Serie A clubs

Fiorentina are reportedly one of three Serie A clubs that are interested in signing Bari midfielder Liam Henderson just six months after he signed from Celtic.A product of Celtic’s youth academy, Henderson had successful loans spells with Rosenborg and Hibernian before he made the shock move to Italy in the January transfer window.And after a successful period with the Serie B side, where he scored two goals in 19 appearances, the 22-year-old is looking to extend his stay in Italy despite Bari looking to...

Rangers announce Murray Park’s new name

Rangers have officially announced that the club’s Murray Park training ground has been renamed The Hummel Training Centre...

Celtic agree fee with PSG for Odsonne Edouard

Celtic’s pursuit of Paris St Germain youngster Odsonne Edouard looks to be nearing its conclusion after both clubs agreed a fee for the French striker, according to STV Sport.The 20-year-old spent last season on loan with the Scottish champions and Brendan Rodgers has looked to snap up the striker for what would be a club record fee of around £10 million...

Rangers fans splash the cash on Agent of Pope t-shirt

Rangers fans have been going potty over a limited edition ‘Battle of the Boyne’ polo shirt from a Dutch clothing company, priced at €99.The King of Orange shop, named after William of Orange, is selling the shirt featuring a Netherlands flag and “1690” on the underside of its collar.

Anyone but England

Football is tribal and Scotland fans cheering on England at the World Cup is like Celtic fans cheering on Rangers in Europe.

Celtic are doomed! Doomed I tell you!

It’s amazing the amount of partisan posts within the mainstream media that are lauding every single piece of business that Rangers do in the transfer window, yet criticise Celtic for not rushing in and signing players before the transfer window opens.

Murdoch MacLennan’s conflict of interest isn’t the issue, he is!

Overnight there seemed to be quite a spat surrounding the perceived ‘conflict of interest’ of SPFL chairman Murdoch MacLennan after it was announced that he had been appointed as a non-executive chairman of Dublin-based Independent News and Media PLC – which is part owned by Celtic majority shareholder Dermot Desmond and his long term associate More...

TL;DR – Former Celtic kid heading to Serie A?

With the Scottish football season now finished and Celtic fans celebrating an historic double treble, all eyes will now be looking at next season and what players will be coming and going in the summer transfer window...

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Celtic Dreams Sunday with HBB 7/15/18

Listen to “Celtic Dreams Sunday with HBB 7/15/18” by Celtic Dreams.

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HHH #30 The Bhoys are back!

Peter and Stephen this week discuss Celtics first competitive game of the season in Armenia and a world cup round up...

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Bobby Petta with A Celtic State of Mind

A Celtic State of Mind was recently named as the UK’s Best Football Podcast at the prestigious 2018 Football Blogging Awards.Paul John Dykes and Kevin Graham are joined this week by an ex-Celt from the late nineties and early noughties – Bobby Petta...

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TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1 Aberdeen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Celtic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Dundee 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Hamilton Academical 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Hearts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Hibernian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Kilmarnock 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Livingston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Motherwell 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 “Rangers” 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 St Johnstone 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 St Mirren 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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