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Hit The Byline · Aug 25, 2017

Champions League Seeding System – A Force For The Status Quo

So Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic side have beaten the odds, jumped the hurdles, and dodged every pitfall trap on the way to the Champions League group stage...

Hit The Byline · Dec 30, 2015

5 Men Who Could Replace Ronny Deila

By Johnny Connelly – @hitthebyline An uninspiring 2-2 draw for Celtic at Tynecastle has kept Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership title race...

Hit The Byline · Jun 30, 2015

Why Ciftci is the wrong bhoy for Deila

While the likes of Asda and Tesco are big on customer loyalty, I’m not sure Celtic should continue to collect their Dundee United Club Card points by securing the services of Nadir Ciftci...

Hit The Byline · May 29, 2014

Why Celts Shouldn’t Be So Keane on Roy

By Johnny Connelly So Neil Lennon’s reign at Celtic is already a distant memory, and with the Champions League qualifiers just weeks away, the Parkhead faithful nervously await the announcement to unveil his successor...

Hit The Byline · Jan 25, 2014

Extending An Olive Branch to Jorge Cadete

Is it time to kick-start a support network for ex-Celts?

Hit The Byline · Jan 6, 2014

Celts in Europe – Was it really so awful?

by Johnny Connelly As a dejected Celtic side trudged off after a 6-1 skelping against the majestic Barcelona, Hoops fans voiced their anger and frustration at what many of them judged to be an inferior and lacklustre performance by their Continue...

Hit The Byline · Dec 3, 2013

A matter of faith for Neil Lennon

Do Pukki and Balde just need games?

Hit The Byline · Nov 28, 2013

The Rise and Rise of David Marshall

Did an early exit from the O** F*** goldfish bowl help his development?

Hit The Byline · Nov 3, 2013

Catch Up With The Football Show – SPFL Live Commentary – 02/11/13

Missed the football yesterday? Catch up with all the action on Peter & Roughie’s Football Show.

Hit The Byline · Oct 5, 2013

Scott Brown: A Worthy Celtic Captain?

by Johnny Connelly Back in 2007, then Scotland Under-21 coach Rainer Bonhof warned that Scott Brown, despite his obvious talent, “needs to be calmed to avoid disciplinary problems”...

Hit The Byline · Aug 11, 2013

Firepower lacking as Celts scrape through

The emotion of relief was etched across Neil Lennon’s face as the full time whistle resonated around the Borås Arena, sealing Celtic’s safe arrival in the Champions League playoff round...

Hit The Byline · Jun 16, 2013

SPL/SFL Merger: Progress at last or a gamble we can’t afford?

By Johnny Connelly At long, long last, a majority of SPL and SFL clubs have come to an agreement on the future structure of our domestic leagues...

Hit The Byline · Jun 10, 2013

Why Celtic must take the money for Wanyama…

By Johnny Connelly It’s that time of year again when the transfer rumour mill goes into over-drive...

Hit The Byline · Jun 4, 2013

Is the penny finally dropping for Ally?

McCoist looks as though he’s learned lessons from last year’s flops The long suffering Rangers fans of the modern era will no doubt continue to have their club dragged through the dirt in the coming season as more and more details of the Craig Whyte &...

Hit The Byline · May 27, 2013

McInnes Means Business as Dons Release 11 Players

By Johnny Connelly(As seen on PLZ Soccer – 18/05/2013) Right at home – McInnes has settled in at Aberdeen As the world begins to come to terms with the imminent departure of Sir Alex Ferguson from our game, his successful and adventurous spell at Aber...

Hit The Byline · May 12, 2013

Lay off Allan Johnston

The Queen of the South Gaffer is a Worthy Winner By Johnny Connelly Isn’t it funny how every armchair supporter becomes an expert when it comes to the awards season in football?

Hit The Byline · May 7, 2013

Ban the Bigots; Not the Booze

By Johnny Connelly O** F*** Fans - The rivalry lives on Just as the green or blue (depending on which side of the city you’re from) tinted glasses of nostalgia began to focus on that most famous of Glasgow derbies from yesteryear, out came the morons in...

Hit The Byline · May 2, 2013

We Fade to Gray

How the powers that be are strangling the life from Scottish Football By guest blogger, ‘Kes Duvaal’ What’s the problem? Ok at rugby; but not at football España 82’.

Hit The Byline · Apr 23, 2013

The ‘Out of Contract’ SPL Select

By Johnny Connelly 09/04/13 It’s no big secret that the game in Scotland has seen better days financially.

Hit The Byline · Mar 16, 2013

McCall Proves That The Steelmen Are Well Worth 2nd Place

By Johnny Connelly Hats off to Stuart McCall. Friday night’s 4-1 demolition of Hibs at Fir Park surely proves that his Motherwell side are worthy of a top 6 finish in the SPL, and could be a springboard for the Lanarkshire club to go on and secure the ru...

Hit The Byline · Feb 20, 2013

Why Sacking Barry Smith was Ludicrous

by Johnny Connelly Out of a job – Barry Smith was axed by the Dundee board The phrase, “It’s a funny old game”, has been synonymous with football since long before I was born, but we’ve been given a reminder that it still rings true today when the n...

Hit The Byline · Jan 30, 2013

Why McNamara is the right man for United

by Johnny Connelly Trading Up – McNamara jumps ship and heads for Tannadice Just as the ever-echoing knell of Scottish Football’s funeral bell seemed to be resonating louder than ever, up pops Stephen Thomson with a timely shot in the arm that could, an...

Hit The Byline · Jan 22, 2013

Samaras is Head & Shoulders above the rest…

Sections of the Celtic support have long been divided in their opinion of Greek striker Georgios Samaras.

Hit The Byline · Nov 24, 2012

How Not to Run a Football Club – Lessons Scottish Football can learn from Chelsea, Man City & QPR

By Johnny Connelly These days it seems to be something of a rare occasion when the farcical nature of the beautiful game supersedes that of our own football north of the border...

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