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The H Word

Many years I go I lived and worked in England and being a keen Celtic fan it was hard not getting my weekly chance to see my team in action.

The History Bhoys

Following Celtic for many years has taught me that there will be frustrating days, there will also be days when you don’t get the result your team’s play merits.

A different level

This week has been a good one for Scottish football with the two Glasgow teams continuing to do well in Europe.

The Ten

One of life’s ironies is that it often makes sense when you look back at it but it has to be lived going forward.

What is truth?

It is recorded in the New Testament that around two thousand years ago the Roman Governor of Judaea, Pontius Pilate, during his questioning of Jesus asked him if he was a King.

A labour of love

Celtic’s victory of SS Lazio in the Stadio Olympico on Thursday night was one of those occasions which will live long in the memory.

The Green Thread

There were some interesting online debates this week about the place of politics in football.

Suits and Soldiers

Celtic’s tumultuous late win over Lazio on Thursday night demonstrated why there are few places in Europe which can match Celtic Park on those European occasions.

Have you no honour?

There is a scene in the epic historical drama ‘Troy’ when old King Priam of Troy watches in horror as the Greek warriors swarm into his holiest temple and begin smashing the statues and killing anyone who crosses their path.

Boys Keep Swinging

John Doolin looked around the walls of the suite at Celtic Park where he was meeting a few friends for lunch before the league deciding game with Rangers; Brendan Rodgers’ side had swept all before them again and looked on course for a second straight treble.

The Ghosts of Cable Street

Max Levitas was a child of Jewish refugees who had fled from the dreadful anti-Semitic pogroms in imperial Russia to begin a new life in Ireland.

The Jewel in the crown

September 30th 1944 was a time of great upheaval in Europe as the war dragged on but in the working class district of Viewpark near Glasgow there was some cheer as a baby boy was born to Matt and Sarah Johnstone.

Numpties

Following disturbances at two Irish unity marches in Glasgow there was a somewhat hysterical reaction from some in the media who spoke of the scourge of sectarianism being back again and the usual nonsense was talked about the ‘divisive’ nature of Catholic schools.

Breathing Space

There has been much talk about Glasgow City Council’s decision to call a halt to four planned Loyalist Parades in the city this weekend and one Republican march.

Football, Fascism and a young girl’s diary

Celtic’s Europa League win at AIK Stockholm saw then safely through to the group stages where they will face old foes Cluj, Stade Rennes and SS Lazio.

Lancing the boil

Some years ago I was in the Broomloan stand at Ibrox for a Rangers v Celtic match.

The Road to God knows where

The supporters’ bus rattled along the A80 towards Falkirk and a trip to the quaint little stadium the Bairns called home.

A bridge too far

Celtic’s loss against Cluj was a severe blow to supporters who were keen for another crack at the Champions League.

Quid Pro Quo

The emotional investment the average football supporter puts into his club often leads to some exaggerated reactions.

The strange case of the Carfin Emeralds

Jack Gillen was born in May 1916 in Moville, Donegal but like many folk from that fine county life was to bring him over the Irish Sea to Scotland.

Arguing for our limitations

There’s an old saying which goes; ‘Argue for you own limitations are sure enough they’re yours.’ We who inhabit the clannish and internecine world of Scottish football should heed well those words.

The Right Spirit

One of the features of modern football which exasperates me is the culture of diving which has become endemic.

The Sword which heals

I took a break and drove down to south to visit relatives this past week and was of course aware that Celtic’s first competitive match of the season was due to be played while I was there.

A Turnstile Click Away

From a mile off you could see the floodlights Illuminating the dark and brooding Glasgow skyA lighthouse, guiding the people safely home,From every street in Glasgow they came,Each soul, a raindrop adding to the riverFlowing inexorably towards Celtic Park.A small hand seeks the comfort of his father’sSenses sharpened by his first night match,The Gallowgate finds its voice as songsEcho off tenement walls which have seen it all,From strike, strife and Luftwaffe bombs,’What the hell do we care?

We won’t forget the tears

When the bones of three children were washed up on the shore of eastern Canada in 2011 there was of course an investigation into who they were and where they had come from.

The Cellist of Sarajevo

Celtic supporters know more than most that the character of some football clubs is inextricably linked to their history.

On the far side of revenge

I used to sit beside a quiet spoken man from Belfast in the Jock Stein Stand at Celtic Park.

The Death Match

Watching the excellent TV series ‘Chernobyl’ reminded me of a European tie Celtic took part in just a few months after the catastrophe at the nuclear plant in the Ukraine.

My Brother’s Keeper

Journalist Graham Spiers is a man I have a lot time for as he has had the courage to write with honesty about the sectarianism which scars the darker corners of Scottish society...

The laughter and the songs

After yesterday’s cup final I stood on the Gallowgate waiting with thousands of others for the Celtic bus to make an appearance.

Calling it out

The decision of Glasgow City Council to allow an Orange Parade to pass St Mary’s church in Glasgow’s east end last weekend caused much debate online.

The laughter and the tears

St Mungo’s parish Hall was packed with Celtic supporters from the local supporters club who had gathered for their players of the year celebration.

A Hero Going Home

The outpouring of genuine emotion over the passing of Billy McNeill reminds us of how closely we Celtic supporters are bonded to our stars of the past.

Farewell to the King

What can you say about Billy McNeill that hasn’t already been written? He was a leader, the alpha male of a pride of magnificent Lions who mauled all comers in Scottish football for a decade and led Celtic to a place among the most feared teams in European football.

The day the music died

The first concert I ever attended took place at the old Apollo theatre in Glasgow.

Mind the gap

Mind the GapThere was a feeling of déjà vu among Celtic supporters after last weekend’s win in the derby match against Rangers.

Bosnia with a ball

When I was a boy it’s fair to say that like most of my pals I was a bit obsessed by football.

Jump the final hurdles

The bar was crowded and the noise and laughter was seemingly getting louder at the night wore on and alcohol took its effect.

A little perspective

When I was a boy I queued outside Celtic Park on a bright August day for a Celtic match against Rangers.

The Fog

Ian slipped off his Celtic scarf and tossed it into the back seat of the car.

A different song

Celtic’s dramatic late winner at Tynecastle went down very well with the support, offering a much needed boost to morale following Brendan Rodgers abrupt departure.

Long live the King

There is no perfect time for a manager to leave a football club but Brendan Rodgers’ decision to walk out on Celtic at such a vital time of the season leaves a sour taste.

The Dark Ages

This has not been a good week for Scottish football nor indeed Scottish society.

The Screamer

Have you ever had a screamer behind you at the match? You know what I mean; someone who spends 90 minutes screaming out utterly inane drivel in the general direction of the playing field in a high pitched, screeching voice? Sometimes it’s a man and sometimes it’s a lady but always it’s annoying.

The Echo Chamber

Objectivity is often conspicuous by its absence in the clannish and suspicious world of Scottish football.

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Welcome to the latest episode of 20 Minute Tims We’re in celebratory mood this week, as we’re talking; *Celtic making it 10-in-a-row for domestic trophies after somehow snatching a victory over Rangers at Hampden *Fraser Forster *Jeremie Frimpong *Christopher Jullien *Alfredo Morelos lol *A look back on the important last-gasp victory over Hamilton Accies All this and more on TMT#200 You can help support the production of these podcasts, as well as gaining access to over 170 extra episodes at patreon.com/...

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TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1 Celtic 15 13 1 1 46 9 37 40
2 “Rangers” 15 12 2 1 45 10 35 38
3 Aberdeen 18 9 5 4 26 22 4 32
4 Motherwell 17 10 1 6 29 22 7 31
5 Kilmarnock 18 6 5 7 17 21 -4 23
6 Hibernian 17 5 7 5 27 29 -2 22
7 Ross County 17 5 5 7 20 35 -15 20
8 Livingston 18 4 7 7 23 27 -4 19
9 St Mirren 18 4 3 11 15 27 -12 15
10 St Johnstone 16 3 6 7 14 33 -19 15
11 Hearts 17 2 6 9 16 28 -12 12
12 Hamilton Academical 18 2 6 10 16 31 -15 12

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Cluj 2-0 Celtic Celtic FC Cluj 2-0 Celtic at Dr. Constantin Rădulescu Stadium in Cluj-Napoca, Romania in the UEFA Europa League. 2019-12-12T17:55:00+00:00 2019-12-12T19:40:00+00:00
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UEFA Europa League
17:55 12 December 2019

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Scottish Premiership
15:00 15 December 2019