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Celtic’s corner kicks? ‘Give the lads a chance to go and actually attack the ball,’ Lenny

WE’VE all been moaning about it for ages. For all that he brought to Celtic over the time he was here, Brendan Rodgers never seemed to have been too concerned about just how hopeless we appear to be at it and only now does it look like it is going to be addressed.

‘With supporters like these how can you fail to become Champions,’ Jim McLean on the Celtic support

CELTIC had done the hard bit at the weekend when a Charlie Nicholas goal in front of 15,000 Hoops Supporters at Ibrox gave Celtic a 1-0...

The day Nakamura won the league at Rugby Park!

IT was tense, very tense as Shunsuke Nakamura prepared to take the free kick for Celtic down at Rugby Park on this day in 2007.

‘We go into every game like a final,’ Undefeated Boxer Bain

BOXER BAIN doesn’t care how it’s done, just as long as we cross the line and are then able to celebrate being 8IAR Champions...

‘ I am not yet beginning to experience the heebie-jeebies,’ David Potter

A slightly disappointing day at the office yesterday, it would have to be said, but some lovely weather and a reasonable game of football at Easter Road...

The Celtic Star · Apr 22

Sandman’s Definitive Ratings – Celtic at Easter Road, Easter Sunday

“Jesus was accompanied by five Apostles: Peter, John, James, Brendan and Maurice, whom he asked to stay awake and pray...

The Celtic Star · Apr 22
The Celtic Star · Apr 21

Celtic need two up top – Time for Lenny to partner Odsonne and Timo

WELL we’d better discuss it. Celtic could and probably should have beaten a highly motivated Hibs side at Easter Road but instead had to settle for a point after a late push for a winner proved fruitless.

The Celtic Star · Apr 21
The Celtic Star · Apr 21

Stalemate in Leith Sunshine, now it looks like Ibrox for our title party

CELTIC dropped two points at Easter Road after failing to find a way past a Hibs goalkeeper in outstanding form.

The Celtic Star · Apr 21
The Celtic Star · Apr 21

‘He may require surgery,’ Lenny’s worrying news on KT

KIERAN TIERNEY has not made the Celtic squad today and Neil Lennon has told Sky Sports in his pre-match interview that the 21 year old fans favourite may now need to have an operation on his on-going pelvic problem.

The Celtic Star · Apr 21
The Celtic Star · Apr 21

‘The team news is in’ – Lenny shuts down leaks, Ntcham and Izaguirre start

JOZO SIMUNOVIC has made it and starts against Hibs but there’s no place in the side for Kieran Tierney, presumably as Lenny manages his injury condition – we know it’s NOT your hip KT!

The Celtic Star · Apr 21
The Celtic Star · Apr 21

‘If we continue to win, it’s inevitable,’ Jozo eyes Easter Road win to set up title party

JOZO SIMUNOVIC, other that Ryan Christie of course, is the only injury concern that Neil Lennon has from the team that played so well last Sunday in the Scottish Cup semi-final win over Aberdeen...

The Celtic Star · Apr 21
The Celtic Star · Apr 21

‘He always hit the target, he always wanted to score goals,’ Lenny tells Griffiths ‘to come back and join the party’

WHOEVER is in charge of the Scotland national side for the Euro Qualifiers against Cyprus at Hampden and the hide behind the sofa, away to Belgium match, they have had at least, one piece of positive news, from the Celtic manager...

The Celtic Star · Apr 21
The Celtic Star · Apr 20

Neil Francis Lennon, why the Celtic job is yours

“It takes a strong man to accept somebody else’s children and step up to the plate another man left on the table.” It’s Lenny.

The Celtic Star · Apr 20
The Celtic Star · Apr 20

Daniel Arzani’s video shows he’s on his way back to full fitness

DANIEL ARZANI posted this video on his Instagram account and the Australian winger, who looked so promising on his ill-fated debut for Celtic at Dens Park last October, is looking like he is gearing up for a return to action next season...

The Celtic Star · Apr 20
The Celtic Star · Apr 20

Hearts 1 – 3 the Rangers – so no repeat of Celtic’s Easter Road 8IAR Title Party

THERE will be no repeat of Celtic’s Easter Road 8IAR party tomorrow after our Scottish Cup Final opponents failed miserably to lay a glove on the Rangers – again.

The Celtic Star · Apr 20
The Celtic Star · Apr 20

Lenny on ‘a cracking game of football,’ no need for leaks, team picks itself

NEIL LENNON, if results go his way in Edinburgh over the weekend could be celebrating 8IAR at Easter Road tomorrow afternoon...

The Celtic Star · Apr 20
The Celtic Star · Apr 20

‘Game’s a bogey if true,’ Rangers reaction to ‘Celtic’s great historical importance to football’

THE news earlier in the week that UEFA are to create a pathway into the Champions League for teams who have “great historical importance to football” caused a bit of excitement some sections of the Celtic support – those happy to ignore how rigged these competitions have become...

The Celtic Star · Apr 20
The Celtic Star · Apr 19

Dundee 5 -1 Celtic – ‘Dipped’ then saved by a young lady’s tights

WE have had an interesting day looking back on a Celtic DEFEAT rather than the usual victories that tend to get covered...

The Celtic Star · Apr 19
The Celtic Star · Apr 19

Dundee 5 – 1 Celtic – ‘Twelve memories from that awful day at Dens Park,’ David Potter

THE CELTIC STAR asked for memories of this awful game when title favourites Celtic lost by an incredible scoreline of 5-1 against Dundee at Dens Park on this day in 1980.

The Celtic Star · Apr 19
The Celtic Star · Apr 19

Decline and Fall, Football’s role in the circulation crisis in the Scottish print media

CELTIC supporters are among the most media savvy in the UK, probably because we’ve had to be tuned in to the various agendas that the press will deploy to portray an anti-Celtic narrative.

The Celtic Star · Apr 19
The Celtic Star · Apr 19

‘8 in a row for Celtic – and this is how it feels,’ Boxer Bain’s up for the Battle

BOXER Bain expects another tough challenge away to Hibs on Sunday but reckons that Celtic can deliver a knock-out blow to the Rangers who will be hoping the Champions Elect slip up if they win tomorrow at Tynecastle...

The Celtic Star · Apr 19
The Celtic Star · Apr 19

‘Good to hit landmarks,’ Celtic’s ‘Starman’ Forrest’s 34 goals and 30 assists Haul

JAMES FORREST is currently in the lead in voting for The Celtic Star’s Player of the Year – you can add your vote now if you haven’t already done so or if you have, check how the voting is going remarkably since the start of the last season he has scored 34 goals and had 30...

The Celtic Star · Apr 19
The Celtic Star · Apr 19

Celtic’s ‘Unbelievable Flop’ at Dens Park throws away the 1980 Title

ON this day 5 years earlier Jock Stein took off Paul Wilson and with the league gone, brought on a youngster to make his debut for Celtic.

The Celtic Star · Apr 19
The Celtic Star · Apr 19

We lost Faither – Ronnie Simpson, Celtic’s greatest ever goalkeeper, 15 years ago today

Mike Maher recalls watching Ronnie Simpson, Celtic’s greatest ever goalkeeper, who passed away 15 years ago today 15 years ago today Celtic’s No.1 Ronald ‘Ronnie’ Simpson passed away 💚 xxxx pic.twitter.com/JBLFFRmLai — Babs McMahon 💞💚💕💚 (@BarbaraMcMahon8) April 18, 2019 I first saw Ronnie Simpson in February 1961 – playing for Hibs at Celtic Park...

The Celtic Star · Apr 19
The Celtic Star · Apr 18

No Fake Five Stars – Footy Headlines release first look at new Celtic kit for next season

LEADING kit website Footy Headlines have today released a ‘leaked’ image of what Celtic’s shirt will look like next season, just a week or so ago after the five star faked image was supposedly released by the same source...

The Celtic Star · Apr 18
The Celtic Star · Apr 18

Should Neil Lennon get the Celtic manager job Permanently?

With Celtic’s eighth title in succession just about in the bag, and a third consecutive Scottish Cup win still in sight, Celtic are on course for a treble treble...

The Celtic Star · Apr 18
The Celtic Star · Apr 18

Ryan Christie out of Scottish Cup Final, Lenny confirms

RYAN CHRISTIE’S season is officially over. The midfield was the subject of a horrific challenge by Aberdeen’s Dominic Ball at Hampden on Sunday that resulted in multiple facial fractures...

The Celtic Star · Apr 18
The Celtic Star · Apr 18

Cast your Vote for The Celtic Star’s Player of the Year 2019

There is no doubt Celtic’s success over the last 3 years in particular has been due to a team ethic.

The Celtic Star · Apr 18
The Celtic Star · Apr 18

Celtic’s Scotland Stars and the SFA getting the right man for the job

Reports are once again rife this morning in various newspapers including the Daily Record (who said he’d be sacked last month) and on the BBC that Alex McLeish’s second tenure as Scotland manager will come to an end after a disappointing start to the Euro 2020 qualifiers...

The Celtic Star · Apr 18
The Celtic Star · Apr 18

Timo’s Hampden sweat, teenager unsure of where he’ll be playing next season

TIMO WEAH is open to remaining at Celtic for next season but will discuss his future with his family – he is son of former Ballon d’Or winner and AC Milan star George – before decided on what to do next as he starts to make his way in the game...

The Celtic Star · Apr 18
The Celtic Star · Apr 18

‘Let’s talk about Napoleon!’ David Potter

ON 18 April 1908, in a very one-sided Scottish Cup final, Celtic beat St.Mirren 5-1 before 58,000 at Hampden to lift the trophy for the sixth time...

The Celtic Star · Apr 18
The Celtic Star · Apr 17

A title is won but our founder is gone – a bittersweet day for Celtic

On Saturday 15 August, 1914, Celtic played their first League fixture of the season at Tynecastle, the defence of their title starting badly with a 2-0 defeat, the Hearts goals coming from Henry Wattie and Tom Gracie...

The Celtic Star · Apr 17
The Celtic Star · Apr 17

Celtic Star eyes Treble Treble for Scottish football’s ‘Dominant Force’

CALLUM McGREGOR is in a hurry to get 8IAR sorted then will look forward to the Scottish Cup Final against Hearts on 25 May...

The Celtic Star · Apr 17
The Celtic Star · Apr 17

SC Pinkafeld v Celtic, Season 2019/20 opens on 26 June at Sportplatz, Pinkafeld, Austria

CELTIC today confirmed the club’s pre-season schedule for the end of June and into July when the squad will travel to Austria and Switzerland.

The Celtic Star · Apr 17
The Celtic Star · Apr 17

‘Why Celtic should sign Meling, Gumny, McKenna, Souttar and Lewis Ferguson,’ Niall J

‘Excellence is not a destination it is a continuous journey that never ends’ Brian Tracy In a recent article for The Celtic Star I looked at a few of the possible outgoings from the squad with a view to making us more competitive for a European push next season and hopefully beyond...

The Celtic Star · Apr 17
The Celtic Star · Apr 17

Celtic v Rangers, 110 years ago today, the Scottish Cup Final Riot

ON MONDAY 19 APRIL 1909 the SFA made the decision that the Scottish Cup would be withheld that year following Saturday’s riot at the Scottish Cup final replay at Hampden between Celtic and Rangers...

The Celtic Star · Apr 17
The Celtic Star · Apr 17

‘The triumph of non-stop Celtic,’ 1954 League title won at Easter Road

HIBS 0 – 3 CELTIC SATURDAY 17 APRIL 1954 For the first time in sixteen years since before the Second World War, Celtic are the League Champions!

The Celtic Star · Apr 17
The Celtic Star · Apr 16

Scottish FA Judicial Panel uphold ‘unduly harsh’ points deduction for fielding one ineligible player

Clyde’s anger at “unduly harsh” punishment as their four-point deduction for fielding an ineligible player is upheld by SFA judicial panel.

The Celtic Star · Apr 16
The Celtic Star · Apr 16

Surgery confirmed for Thursday, Christie suffered multiple facial fractures

CELTIC have confirmed the Ryan Christie suffered multiple facial fractures following the disgraceful assault he endured at Hampden on Sunday in the Scottish Cup semi-final.

The Celtic Star · Apr 16
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S8E41 Easter Ecksit

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TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1 Celtic 34 24 6 4 71 17 54 78
2 “Rangers” 34 20 9 5 76 25 51 69
3 Aberdeen 34 18 7 9 53 37 16 61
4 Kilmarnock 34 16 10 8 46 29 17 58
5 Hibernian 34 14 11 9 49 34 15 53
6 Hearts 34 15 5 14 39 44 -5 50
7 St Johnstone 34 14 5 15 34 44 -10 47
8 Motherwell 34 13 5 16 38 48 -10 44
9 Livingston 34 11 9 14 36 36 0 42
10 Hamilton Academical 34 7 5 22 22 70 -48 26
11 St Mirren 34 6 6 22 27 62 -35 24
12 Dundee 34 4 6 24 25 70 -45 18

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