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A Celtic heart

The ragged, old woman knocked on the Head Master’s door in a quiet, respectful way as if she didn’t expect an answer.

Without fear or favour

More years ago than I care to remember I stood on the old cinder steps of the Celtic end at Hampden on a freezing December night watching Celtic play Rangers in a league cup semi-final.

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Dec 30, 2018

The Hunger

Celtic supporters have grown used to success in the Glasgow derby and yesterday’s loss was the first in almost 7 years in the league.

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Dec 30, 2018
Don't Let it Be Forgot · Dec 23, 2018

Kingston Town

Tony McGuire glanced though the glass partition at the young woman who found making eye contact with him difficult.

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Dec 23, 2018
Don't Let it Be Forgot · Dec 15, 2018

Take me to your Paradise

A damp mist hung in the chill December air as the noisy crowd exited the Broomloan Stand at Ibrox Stadium.

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Dec 15, 2018
Don't Let it Be Forgot · Dec 11, 2018

Stripes like a zebra

Aberdeen Manager Derek McInnes was commendably clear in his condemnation of one of his own club’s supporters this week after a video surfaced online of Scott Sinclair taking a penalty during the League Cup Final.

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Dec 11, 2018
Don't Let it Be Forgot · Dec 8, 2018

The changing of the guard

Paul Curran loved nothing more than the traditional family gatherings that took place every New Year for as long as he could remember.

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Dec 8, 2018
Don't Let it Be Forgot · Dec 1, 2018

Dreams and songs to sing

Watching Celtic playing so well in that first half in Trondheim against Rosenborg gave us a glimpse of what Brendan Rodgers is trying to achieve at Celtic Park.

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Dec 1, 2018
Don't Let it Be Forgot · Nov 24, 2018

The sweetest thing

Desmond Daly stood beside his son Charlie in the huge bowl of Celtic Park as the sound of U2 echoed in the dark November sky.

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Nov 24, 2018
Don't Let it Be Forgot · Nov 17, 2018

The Brothers

Michael grinned at his older brother with that infectious smile of his, ‘You mean Saturday? I’m going on Saturday?’ he asked excitedly in that nasally tone of his.

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Nov 17, 2018
Don't Let it Be Forgot · Nov 10, 2018

The Witches Cauldron

There was a moment midway through the second half of Thursday’s epic encounter between Celtic and RB Leipzig when the German side were starting to push Celtic back and looking more menacing.

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Nov 10, 2018
Don't Let it Be Forgot · Nov 3, 2018

Calling it out

In an episode of Line of Duty, the BBC’s excellent police drama, Superintendent Ted Hastings played by Adrian Dunbar is asked if he could be letting race play a part in his motivation as he pursues corrupt black cop Tony Gates.

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Nov 3, 2018
Don't Let it Be Forgot · Oct 30, 2018

A time and a place

Like over 30,000 other Celtic supporters, I travelled through to Murrayfied in Edinburgh for the League Cup Semi-Final with Hearts.

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Oct 30, 2018
Don't Let it Be Forgot · Oct 26, 2018

Ordinary Angel

One of my earliest memories as a child concerns a time when I was about 7 years old.

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Oct 26, 2018
Don't Let it Be Forgot · Oct 19, 2018

The Know-Nothings

The nature of prejudice and its role in the subjugation of groups in just about every human society has long been discussed by social scientists.

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Oct 19, 2018
Don't Let it Be Forgot · Oct 13, 2018

Days like these

Tony McIver looked at the battered old Ford Fiesta, ‘Ye think that’ll get us tae Dundee? Looks like a feckin antique.’ His good friend Johnny Mullin shook his head, ‘Oh Ye of little faith!

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Oct 13, 2018
Don't Let it Be Forgot · Oct 6, 2018

The Gap

Disappointment is often found in that gap which exists between our expectations and reality.

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Oct 6, 2018
Don't Let it Be Forgot · Sep 29, 2018

Jumping the Dyke

I got talking to a chap from Fife in the Chadwick stand at Rugby Park last week and he was telling me that he’d been following Celtic for over 40 years despite his old man dragging him to Ibrox as a boy.

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Sep 29, 2018
Don't Let it Be Forgot · Sep 21, 2018

For Peat’s Sake

Much has been written this past week about the crass and rather cryptic comments of George Peat the former President of the SFA.

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Sep 21, 2018
Don't Let it Be Forgot · Sep 14, 2018

Truth to Power

Few films I’ve watched in my life have moved me quite as much as Callum McCrea’s ‘The Ballymurphy Precedent.’ McCrea wisely lets those who were there and suffered grievously to tell the story of the massacre of ordinary working class people by out of control elements of the British Army in the summer of 1971.

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Sep 14, 2018
Don't Let it Be Forgot · Sep 8, 2018

This is how it feels to be Celtic

I had one of those moments you get now and then at last week’s Celtic v Rangers game.

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Sep 8, 2018
Don't Let it Be Forgot · Sep 1, 2018

Fight for every ball

Big Archie wasn’t happy when I met him this week, ‘Talk about fcking up a transfer window!’ he began as he supped his pint, ‘what is it with Celtic, we get into a position to leave the other teams streets behind and we feck it up!’His feeling that Celtic haven’t built on a position of strength is shared by many.

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Sep 1, 2018
Don't Let it Be Forgot · Sep 1, 2018

Fight for every ball

Big Archie wasn’t happy when I met him this week, ‘Talk about fcking up a transfer window!’ he began as he supped his pint, ‘what is it with Celtic, we get into a position to leave the other teams streets behind and we feck it up!’His feeling that Celtic haven’t built on a position of strength is shared by many.

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Sep 1, 2018
Don't Let it Be Forgot · Aug 25, 2018

Riding the rollercoaster

When was it for you? You know, that moment when you thought ‘Wow! This is my team and it always will be!’ Sometimes you feel it as a boy when your old man or older brothers drag you along and you go just to see what the fuss is all about.

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Aug 25, 2018
Don't Let it Be Forgot · Aug 18, 2018

A toss of the coin

In memories view I can still see Chris Sutton control the ball under pressure and play it to his ever ready striking partner Henrik Larsson.

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Aug 18, 2018
Don't Let it Be Forgot · Aug 10, 2018

Rocket Man

Joe McLaughlin stomped moodily down the Celtic Way with his brother Peter in the chill of a November afternoon, ‘Fifty years he supported Celtic, Peter...

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Aug 10, 2018
Don't Let it Be Forgot · Aug 4, 2018

One of the best

Flag Day is upon us once more and it’s always a time to reflect on the achievements of last season and focus on the challenges ahead in the new campaign.

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Aug 4, 2018
Don't Let it Be Forgot · Jul 28, 2018

Welcome to Paradise

One of the pleasing aspects of being a Celtic supporter of a certain vintage has been watching our fan base become more diverse.

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Jul 28, 2018
Don't Let it Be Forgot · Jul 20, 2018

Joker

Jim ‘’ McCann’s coffin stood a little forlornly at the front of the small church.

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Jul 20, 2018
Don't Let it Be Forgot · Jul 16, 2018

Pride

The fine city of Glasgow was host to two very different demonstrations this past couple of weeks.

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Jul 16, 2018
Don't Let it Be Forgot · Jul 10, 2018

Bygone Days of Yore

I was fortunate enough to enjoy a break in the sunshine of Cyprus this past week and not being one to laze about in the sun managed to see a bit of the island.

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Jul 10, 2018
Don't Let it Be Forgot · Jun 29, 2018

The Smashing of the van

I strolled down Castle Street in Glasgow’s east end this week and got to thinking about the history which had been played out in this, the oldest part of the city.

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Jun 29, 2018
Don't Let it Be Forgot · Jun 16, 2018

The Real Deal

Henrik Larsson lay prostrate on the emerald turf of Celtic Park as a hush descended around the packed Stadium.

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Jun 16, 2018
Don't Let it Be Forgot · Jun 8, 2018

Hasta La Victoria...

Watching news filter through that the Argentinian football side had decided not to play a game in Israel this week reminded me yet again of the impossibility of totally separating sport from politics.

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Jun 8, 2018
Don't Let it Be Forgot · Jun 2, 2018

When boyhood’s fire was in my blood

It’s a feature of life that the older generation are often unhappy with the behaviour of the young.

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Jun 2, 2018
Don't Let it Be Forgot · May 14, 2018

The Star that Burns the Brightest

Just a corner kick from Celtic ParkA flame haired boy would playAnd in his heart was born a dreamTo wear the hoops one dayHe saw the people pass him byOn those gritty Calton streetsAll on their way to ParadiseAnd his heart did skip a beatTill the day his Da said, ‘Tommy!

Don't Let it Be Forgot · May 14, 2018
Don't Let it Be Forgot · May 12, 2018

A Piece of Paradise

Mikey Walsh took the stairs two at a time feeling an excitement in the pit of his stomach which ebbed a little as he reached the second floor and he remembered why he was here...

Don't Let it Be Forgot · May 12, 2018
Don't Let it Be Forgot · May 5, 2018

A matter of respect

A few years ago I took a group of children on a tour of Ibrox Stadium as part of an anti-sectarian initiative...

Don't Let it Be Forgot · May 5, 2018
Don't Let it Be Forgot · Apr 30, 2018

It has to be earned

Football can be a remarkable game once you fully invest your emotions in a team like Celtic...

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Apr 30, 2018
Don't Let it Be Forgot · Apr 28, 2018

If you know the history

Billy McNeil once said that there was a fairy tale quality about Celtic and sometimes you could be forgiven for believing it’s true...

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Apr 28, 2018
Don't Let it Be Forgot · Apr 20, 2018

A Harsh Reality

Celtic’s stroll to victory over Rangers in the Scottish Cup Semi-Final at Hampden Park on Sunday was just about the most one sided and stress free derby I’ve ever watched...

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Apr 20, 2018
Don't Let it Be Forgot · Apr 13, 2018

The History of the Poor

One of the more incongruous images to emerge on social media in recent weeks was taken at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium a few years ago...

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Apr 13, 2018
Don't Let it Be Forgot · Apr 7, 2018

The Mickey Mouse League

Grim faced Merseyside Policemen watched the tightly packed fans press towards the turnstiles...

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Apr 7, 2018
Don't Let it Be Forgot · Mar 30, 2018

Passion for Celtic

In May 2007, Hibs combative midfielder Scott Brown was one of the hottest properties in Scottish football...

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Mar 30, 2018
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TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1 Celtic 20 13 3 4 46 14 32 42
2 “Rangers” 21 12 6 3 43 16 27 42
3 Kilmarnock 21 12 5 4 32 20 12 41
4 Aberdeen 21 12 3 6 34 24 10 39
5 Hearts 21 11 3 7 26 26 0 36
6 St Johnstone 20 10 4 6 25 24 1 34
7 Livingston 21 8 6 7 26 19 7 30
8 Hibernian 21 7 8 6 30 22 8 29
9 Motherwell 21 6 3 12 20 33 -13 21
10 Hamilton Academical 21 4 2 15 14 43 -29 14
11 St Mirren 21 3 3 15 15 39 -24 12
12 Dundee 21 2 4 15 15 46 -31 10

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