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Edouard Adored

Celtic have one foot in the Europa League Group Stage following a 2-0 home win over AIK Stockholm.

Is Signing Forster Necessary?

La Grand Muralla has returned to Celtic on a one-year loan deal – not official as I write but it looks like happening...

Familiar Failings As Celtic Crash Out

Elimination from the Champions League will cast a long shadow over Celtic’s season.

Cluj Culture Clash

Celtic face Romanian champions CFR Cluj in Glasgow with the Champions League Play off round at stake (sorry!).

Return of the Seven

The Magnificent Seven theme rang out at Celtic Park for the first time since 15th May 2016 in Deila’s last game in charge.

Elhamed’s Debut

“My kingdom for a right back!”. Celtic Park witnessed the debut of erstwhile centre back cum right back Elhamed in the romp over St Johnstone.

Jullien’s Debut

Lennon’s marquee Summer signing (so far!) finally made his debut in the away tie in Tallin versus Nomme Kalju.

Does Griffiths Set Edouard Free?

Wednesday against Nomme Kalju may have been a glimpse into the way Lennon’s Celtic will play.

Transfer Window Checkpoint

As a consistent critic of Celtic’s squad management over the last number of seasons, I wanted to take a check point on where we are now the 4th Summer signing, Abd Elhamed, is in the door...

Ralston Not Ready. But Don’t Say Never.

Celtic and the curse of the right back! As the Champions League qualifiers progress, Ralston remains the only recognised right back in the squad.

Sarajevo Satisfaction

Moments of quality ultimately saw Celtic home and (not very) dry after a sticky tie in Sarajevo...

Bolingoli’s Debut

The new £3m addition from Rapid Vienna, to be known as Bolingoli, made his debut against FK Sarajevo.

Exposed – The Rodger’s Injury Legacy

Yesterday I highlighted the chronic cumulative impact of injury on this Celtic squad – Celtic Count the Cost of Success.

Celtic Count the Cost of Success

Celtic prepare for their first European Qualifier as Wimbledon still progresses, and already there are injury doubts.

Boliwood Bhoy

Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo signing a four-year deal at Celtic days after his 24th birthday is a classic good news/bad news for supporters.

Finding Mister 20%

With the Champions League Qualifiers imminent, it was great to see Griffiths knocking the goals in preseason.

Measuring Creative Improvement

Completing the theme of assessing player performance between last season and this.

Someone Due A Doing?

To assess whether players have improved year on year, I compare their Expected Scoring Contributions (xSC) (Expected Goals (xG) and Expected Assists (xA)) over the last two seasons.

Assessing Luca Connell

Luca Connell is reported to be highly rated by the Republic of Ireland staff as reported here.

The Sharp End

Scoring Contribution gets to the heart of footballing productivity.

The Establishers

The following shows those most involved in deeper creativity – that is – the establishing play before the final assist.

Jullien: The Aerially-Dominant Eagle Has Landed

Christopher Jullien becomes Celtic’s second most expensive transfer, and another where the money heads to France.

Edouard Belies Fee Pressure

Edouard’s first season as a regular starter in his career ended with a Cup Final and Treble Treble winning double against Heart of Midlothian.

Glimpses Of Gold In The Gloom For Griffiths

A season where football was not at the forefront of his mind ended with Griffiths completing a mere four 90-minute matches but still scoring a Griffiths-esque 6 goals.

Johnston: Academy Breakout of the Year

This season’s academy breakout was Johnston. Mainly a wide attacker, he was asked to lead the line at Ibrox at New Year and some remember that rather than the string of performances that saw him establish himself in the first team squad...

Christie, Christie Burning Bright

It seemed like Christie had no Celtic career. Then a freakish run of injuries forced Rodgers to play him in central midfield.

Forrest Maintains An Impressive Body Of Work

A trio of personal awards supplemented the team Treble Treble as Forrest completed the most successful season of his career.

Brown: Growing Old Gracefully

Scott Brown is already Celtic’s second most successful captain in the year we lost their first.

McGregor: The Marathon Man

McGregor’s marathon season finally ended in Brussels on Tuesday 11th June.

Simunovic Comes Of Age

Simunovic was a big money signing by Celtic’s standards but four seasons in, he has never really been a nailed-on first choice.

The Curious Case of Scott Sinclair

Sinclair has a goal scoring record comparable to any striker to play for Celtic in the 21st century.

The Lustig Conundrum

Following a tearful Hampden celebration and with reports in today’s papers and hints on social media of likely exit, could it really be the end of Lustig’s seven-and-a-half-year Celtic career?

Eight In A Row: League Goals Compared

How do the eight in a row champions compare season by season as far as goals for and against are concerned? This season’s tally of 77 saw the second lowest of the last eight years.

Eight In A Row: League Points Compared

The 2018/19 data is in the can. Let’s take a look at Celtic’s 8 in a row as far as league points history is concerned.

£9 Million Man Seals 9 In A Row

Celtic’s history making generation of domination continued as the Scottish Cup was secured for a club record third time in a row.

Celtic vs Hearts: Scottish Cup Final Preview

Celtic play Heart of Midlothian in the Scottish Cup Final and for the sixth time this season.

Forrest: A Model of Consistency

Forrest is near to completing a stellar season and has just collected the Ladbrokes Premiership Player of the Year...

The Undisputed Number One

It has been quite the transformation for Bain from unwanted at now relegated Dundee to number one for the eight-time champions and on the verge of another Treble.

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View fixtures League table

1 Celtic 3 3 0 0 15 3 12 9
2 “Rangers” 3 3 0 0 9 2 7 9
3 Livingston 3 1 2 0 6 3 3 5
4 Ross County 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
5 Aberdeen 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
6 Motherwell 3 1 1 1 5 6 -1 4
7 Hibernian 3 1 1 1 4 8 -4 4
8 St Mirren 3 1 0 2 1 2 -1 3
9 Hamilton Academical 3 1 0 2 3 6 -3 3
10 St Johnstone 3 0 2 1 4 11 -7 2
11 Hearts 3 0 1 2 3 6 -3 1
12 Kilmarnock 3 0 1 2 1 4 -3 1

Last match

Celtic 3-1 Hearts Celtic FC Celtic 3-1 Hearts at Celtic Park in Glasgow in the Scottish Premiership. 2019-08-25T15:00:00+01:00 2019-08-25T16:45:00+01:00
Celtic3-1Heart of Midlothian

Scottish Premiership
15:00 25 August 2019

Next match

AIK v Celtic Celtic FC AIK v Celtic at Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden in the UEFA Europa League. 2019-08-29T18:00:00+00:00 2019-08-29T19:45:00+00:00
AIK StockholmvCeltic

UEFA Europa League
18:00 29 August 2019