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Celtic agree deal to sign Israeli defender Hatem Abd Elhamed

Celtic have agreed a deal to sign Hapoel Be’er Sheva defender Hatem Abd Elhamed for a fee of around €2 million, according to reports in Israel.According to SportsWalla, Celtic will pay €2 million initially with a further €300,000 for the versatile defender should Celtic reach the group stages of the Champions League.We told you last week how Celtic pushed forward to sign the 28-year-old after missing out on their initial targets of Jack Stacey and Tommy Smith...

Danny Simpson should be in jail not offered a Celtic trial

Following Celtic’s 5-2 aggregate win over FK Sarajevo in the Champions League last night, it was announced that former Leicester City defender Danny Simpson is to join the Scottish champions on trial with a view to signing a permanent deal.It is common knowledge that Celtic are on the hunt for a number of right backs, but their pursuit and offer of a trial to Simpson that leaves a bad taste in my mouth as well as many Celtic fans mouths.Convicted Domestic AbuserIn May 2015, Simpson was found guilty of ass...

Mikael Lustig reportedly warned Celtic off signing Rangers new boy

Just days after Rangers unveiled new signing Filip Helander as Steven Gerrard’s most expensive signing during his time at the Ibrox club, it appears that Celtic had their eye on the Swedish defender first, but were warned off him by Mikael Lustig.Helander joined Rangers last week in a deal worth up to £3.5 million and was quickly labelled as the bargain of the summer by Gerrard and that he is a carbon copy of former Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk.But it appears fellow Swedish team mate Mikael Lustig doe...

Where are the ‘denunciations’ from the Police and Politicians over the crimes at TRNSMT?

Back in April, Scottish Police Federation Vice Chairman David Hamilton claimed that Scottish football was in ‘crisis’ and that ‘it will turn people away from the game amid a rise in fan trouble’.His comments came after Celtic’s 2-1 win over Rangers – which saw two red cards, a number of flash points and post-match handbags.Speaking to BBC Sportsound, Hamilton, said: “That winds the crowd up.

Lying McGarry strikes again over Kieran Tierney claims

Just a few weeks ago self-styled football transfer consultant Ian McGarry claimed that Scotland captain Andy Robertson had told Kieran Tierney to quit Celtic...

Embarrassing climb down from Scottish Sun over rankings

David Fowler of the Scottish Sun must have been grinning like a cheshire cat yesterday, after seeing that Rangers were ranked above Celtic in the Global Club Soccer rankings by analytics website FiveThirtyEight.The analytics model is based on the number of projected goals for and against, transfer markets and the strength of the league that they play in.The Rangers fan boy couldn’t wait to hit the keys on his computer to bang out another article to highlight how Steven Gerrard’s mighty Rangers had now not...

It’s the hope that kills them

Congratulations to Rangers 2012 on winning the 2019-20 Premiership title after their 4-0 win over French side Marseille at Ibrox.

Is Arsenal’s pursuit of Tierney nearing its end?

It looks like Arsenal’s pursuit of Kieran Tierney will end after launching a third bid, with the North London club issuing a take it or leave it offer for the Celtic full back.Celtic have already knocked back two offers – including one which was potentially worth up to £25 million, with the Scottish champions unhappy over the structure of the deal which included a number of add-ons to get to the £25 million mark.No deal will be sanctioned by Neil Lennon’s side unless the bulk of the £25 million is pa...

Salty tears from Rapid Vienna as boss bemoans Boli sale

After Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo impressed on his debut during Celtic’s first leg clash against FK Sarajevo in the first qualifying round of the Champions League, Rapid Vienna boss Dietmar Kuhbauer has claimed the left back’s departure has ruined his plans for the season.Signed from Rapid for a fee of £3 million earlier this month, the Belgian played 57 minutes in Celtic’s 3-1 win over Sarajevo before going off injured.However, Kuhbauer has claimed that Boli is ‘proving to be difficult to replace’, he said: “...

Celtic set to push forward with Hatem Abd Elhamed signing

After missing out on their first choice right backs Jack Stacey and Tommy Smith, it looks like Celtic have turned their attentions to Hapoel Be’er Sheva defender Hatem Abd Elhamed to solve their right back headache.With Anthony Ralston Celtic being the only right back to call upon by Neil Lennon, following the departure of Mikael Lustig and Cristian Gamboa at the end of last season, Kristoffer Ajer was called on to provide cover down the flank in their 3-1 win over FK Sarajevo in midweek.Already thew club...

30 years on from signing Mo Johnston nothing has changed at Ibrox

I held off writing about the 30th anniversary of Mo Johnston signing for Rangers yesterday as the succulent infatuation and fairytales from the mainstream media reminiscing was more than enough.

New balls please as Hurting Zombie Andrew Dickson oozes pain

In what can only be described as pain oozing out of his pores, freelance Sky Sports reporter Andrew Dickson took to twitter last night to condemn a member of the crowd at Wimbledon who decided to wear a Celtic top rather than being suited and booted.Dickson, who has been working at Sky since May 2015, was enjoying the festivities at the All England Tennis club as a fan...

Celtic are a ‘punishing team’ claims FK Sarajevo manager

Sarajevo manager Husref Musemic has praised Celtic after they ran out 3-1 winners in the first leg of their Champions League qualifier.Midfielder Mirko Oremus gave the hosts a shock lead on the half-hour mark, before Celtic hit back.Mikey Johnston equalised before half time and second half goals from Odsonne Edouard and Scott Sinclair gave Celtic what was in the end a comfortable win ahead of next week’s return leg.Musemic believes that if his side had held onto their lead going into half time, the game c...

Sarajevo keeper claims Celtic didn’t deserve to win

FK Sarajevo keeper Vladan Kovacevic has made the outlandish claim that Celtic didn’t deserve to win the first leg of the first round Champions League qualifier in Bosnia, despite winning 3-1 on the night.Neil Lennon’s side fought from a goal down to comfortably win 3-1 with Celtic almost certainly into the next round of the competition.But keeper Kovacevic reckoned that Celtic were fortunate.He said: “In my opinion, Celtic did not deserve to win because they didn’t create that many chances...

Lennon lauds ‘big-game player’ Odsonne Edouard

A half-time change of boots was instrumental in Odsonne Edouard stepping up to the plate to fire Celtic ahead in their first qualifying round tie against FK Sarajevo last night.Manager Neil Lennon admitted that the striker struggled in first half due to the conditions at a rain soaked Asim Ferhatovic Hase stadium, but a half time change of boots helped to improve not only his footing but his game also, which included a 51st minute strike to make it 2-1 on the night – before Celtic won the tie 3-1.Lennon...

Early Sarajevo goal kick started Celtic into action

Celtic captain Scott Brown has admitted that the early goal they conceded to Sarajevo on Tuesday night, gave them the kick start they needed to go on and win the tie.The Scottish champions went a goal behind on the half hour mark when Mirko Oremus latched onto some poor defending from a corner, and while Sarajevo took a boost from going one up, the goal sparked Celtic into life and just six minutes later they were level through 20-year-old Mikey Johnstone scoring his first European goal from all of 25 yar...

Lennon hails Celtic’s ‘great performance’

Celtic manager Neil Lennon hailed the manner in which his side came back from a goal down to secure a 3-1 win over FK Sarajevo in their first qualifying round Champions League tie.The Scottish champions went a goal down after some poor defending at the back, but goals from Mikey Johnston, Odsonne Edouard and Scott Sinclair turned the tie on its head and secured what was in the end a dominant performance, one that effectively kills off the tie as a whole.Speaking to the official Celtic website after the ma...

Celtic secure dominant 3-1 away win in Sarajevo

Celtic kicked off their Champions League qualification campaign with a dominant 3-1 win over FK Sarajevo in Bosnia.Despite going a goal down, Celtic’s class shone through as they fought back to equalise and then dominated the remainder of the match to effectively put the tie to bed in the first leg.Mirko Oremus gave Sarajevo the lead on the half hour mark, before a wonder goal from Mikey Johnston pulled Celtic level.Into the second half, Odsonne Edouard gave Celtic the lead with a cool finish and substitu...

FK Sarajevo v Celtic: Match Preview & Predicted Starting Line-up

Celtic will kick off their season tonight against FK Sarajevo in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League, as they look to put last season’s failure to qualify for the group stages behind them.With Brendan Rodgers’ departure half way through last season, Neil Lennon has once again taken the reins at Parkhead and will use all the experience he picked up during his first stint in the Celtic hot seat to help guide the club to the promised land of Europe’s elite club competition.With Celtic sta...

Celtic in talks to sign Sergio Quintero

Ecuador World Cup Under-20 star Sergio Quintero is in advanced talks with Celtic with a potential move set to be sealed later this week.The 20-year-old defensive midfielder starred for Ecuador as they reached the Semi Finals of the competition this summer, defeating Timo Weah’s USA side 2-1 on the way to the last four.Neil Lennon’s side are just one of several clubs in Europe interested in signing the player from imbabura SC in Ecuador, but Quintero – who is keen on a switch to Europe – has admitted t...

Rangers fans vendetta infects Boys Club abuse victim’s mum

The increase in disgusting bile emanating from the Rangers support on the terracing to social media and onto the streets of our country is growing...

Is it time for Celtic to sell stadium naming rights?

Bayern Munich have the Allianz Arena, Juventus have the Juventus Allianz Stadium and Manchester City have the Etihad Stadium...

Join the Celtic Pools from £1 a week with Janefield Street

With the new season fast approaching, Janefield Street has signed up to help raise funds for Celtic’s Youth Development via the Celtic Pools.Launched in 1967, the Celtic Pools was the very first supporters lottery and over the years many millions of pounds have been donated to Celtic Football Club with Celtic’s Youth Development receiving significant slice since 2000.As well as the club’s youth development system benefiting from the Celtic Pools, the ordinary fans have also won millions over the years.So...

Former Celtic keeper announces retirement

Former Celtic goalkeeper Dorus de Vries has announced his retirement from the game after leaving the Scottish champions at the end of last season.The 38-year-old will now focus on working towards his studies at university and his coaching badges after spending the last three years at Celtic Park under Brendan Rodgers and latterly Neil Lennon.Taking to his official instagram page, De Vries said: “After 20+ years as a professional footballer it is time for me to hang up my boots and gloves...

Has Arsenal’s reported move for Marcelo called time on their pursuit of Kieran Tierney?

According to reports in Spain, Arsenal are looking to sign Real Madrid left back Marcelo, after the Brazilian asked to leave the club and that could see the Gunners’ interest in Tierney come to an end.The 31 year old has been at Madrid for 13 seasons, winning four league titles and four Champions Leagues, but with Ferland Mendy signing for Madrid in a £47 million deal from Lyon, his time at the Bernabeu now looks over.According to Sport, Marcelo wants to leave Madrid this summer with several offers on th...

Former Rangers midfielder a big fan of Celtic’s Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo

Former Rangers midfielder Thomas Buffel has tipped Celtic new bhoy Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo to go down a storm in the Scottish Premiership, following his £3 million signing from Rapid Vienna.Buffel, who spent three years with the Ibrox side, waxed lyrical about his fellow countryman to the Daily Record claiming that Mbombo will ‘excite the Celtic fans’.He said: “Boli did very well at Club Brugge...

Celtic sign the Holy Boli from Rapid Vienna

Celtic have announced their third signing of the summer transfer window with the £3 million capture of Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo from Rapid Vienna, on a four year deal.The Belgian left back moves to the Scottish Champions after two years with the Austrian outfit, coincidentally his first game for Vienna was a pre-season friendly against Celtic in the summer of 2017.Speaking to the official Celtic website, after signing, Mbombo said: “It feels great to have signed for Celtic...

We’ve heard it all before as Rangers title talk surfaces once more

Another day and another article rolled out by the loyal lapdogs in the Scottish mainstream media telling us how Rangers are going to challenge Celtic for the title this season, that this is their year.Last week, we had Steven Davis rolled out to peddle the myth that Rangers are ‘on the verge of something special’ and this week we’ve got Aston Villa assistant John Terry claim that the balance of power has shifted in Scottish Football due to Gerrard taking over at Rangers.But as Celtic skipper Scott Brown c...

One of our own: In defence of Kieran Tierney

Celtic fans celebrate the good and the great that don the Celtic jersey, but when they are homegrown there is a special place reserved for these Celtic players in the hearts of the Celtic support – be it Billy McNeill, Jimmy Johnstone, Tommy Burns, Paul McStay.

Man United’s Wan-Bassaka £50m signing proves Arsenal are insulting Celtic & Tierney

With the news that Manchester United are set to announce the signing of Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka in a £50 million deal, it puts into perspective how insulting Arsenal’s two bids for Celtic’s Kieran Tierney have been.The Premier League side lodged a £15 million bid for the Celtic left back, which was promptly rejected before an improved £17.5 million with £7.5 million in add-ons was placed and again rejected by Celtic – who reportedly want around £25 million for the Scotland interna...

Bayo wants to repay Neil Lennon for keeping the faith in striker

After suffering a season ending injury not long after signing for Celtic during the January transfer window, Vakoun Bayo is looking to bounce back and repay the faith that manager Neil Lennon has shown him since the Northern Irishman took over at the club.Speaking to the official Celtic website from the club’s training camp in Austria, Bayo said: “I’m really happy to be here on my first pre-season tour with Celtic.

Celtic sign 18-year-old Irish defender Luca Connell on a four year deal

Celtic have announced the signing of Republic of Ireland defender Luca Connell from Bolton Wanderers on a four year deal.Connell, who can also play in midfield, becomes Neil Lennon’s second signing of the summer transfer window after the £7 million capture of French defender Christopher Jullien from Toulouse yesterday.Coming through the youth ranks at Bolton, he broke into the first team during the second half of last season making nine starts out of 12 appearances for the financially stricken English si...

Odsonne Edouard looking forward to Christopher Jullien réunion

Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard can’t wait to be reunited with his former Toulouse teammate Christopher Jullien, after the central defender signed a four-year-deal with the Scottish champions.The French pair played together at the French Ligue One side during the 2016-17 season, when Edouard was on loan from French champions Paris Saint Germain, before the striker moved on loan to Celtic and then moved to Glasgow on a permanent basis for a Celtic record fee of £9 million.Speaking about his new Celtic team...

Celtic sign Christopher Jullien for £7 million on a four year deal

Celtic laid down a marker to the other Premiership clubs with the £7 million signing of French defender Christopher Jullien from Toulouse on a four-year deal.The 26-year-old defender, a product of Auxerre’s youth system, moves to Celtic Park after three years with the French Ligue One side after making 105 appearances, scoring seven goals...

Celtic pull the plug on Turnbull deal for a second time

Celtic have cancelled their proposed transfer deal for Motherwell midfielder David Turnbull after the youngster failed to a medical and would have to undergo ‘immediate preventative surgery and subsequent rehabilitation’.The Scottish champions long pursuit of the 19-year-old has finally came to an end, after they tried to revise the transfer terms with Celtic picking up the tab for Turnbull’s surgery and rehabilitation.But Motherwell this afternoon have announced that Turnbull will be staying with the Fir...

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton values Arsenal target Kieran Tierney at £50 million

Known for his controversial opinions and defence of Scottish Football as much as his playing career, former Celtic striker Chris Sutton has provided another belter with his valuation of Arsenal target Kieran Tierney.Tierney, who is currently at Celtic’s pre-season training camp in Austria and Switzerland as he recovers from a double hernia operation, has been subject to at least one transfer bid from English Premier league side Arsenal – worth around £15 million, which was rejected by the Scottish Cham...

David Turnbull transfer to Celtic still on despite reports to the contrary

Despite claims to the contrary circulating gleefully among certain media outlets and Rangers fans, David Turnbull’s transfer to Celtic will still go ahead, despite the player failing a medical over a knee injury.According to BBC pundit, Tam McManus, the 19-year-old’s £3 million transfer will still go ahead ‘100%’ but issues arose when his medical flagged up a knee injury that will require a minor operation and sideline the Motherwell midfielder for 10 to 12 weeks.According to McManus: “David Turnbull has...

More tall tales down Govania Way than an episode of Balamory

The latest goings on at Rangers would give the writers of Balamory a run for their money...

French defender set to become Celtic’s second most expensive signing

Celtic are set to splash the cash with the £7 million signing of Toulouse defender Christopher Jullien, making him the Scottish champions’ second most expensive signing in the club’s history.French newspaper L’Equipe have reported that the two clubs have ironed out a deal for the player and with personal terms agreed, the 26-year-old will undergo a medical before the weekend.The signing of Jullien is a real statement of intent for Celtic and manager Neil Lennon as the club aim to win their ninth-title-in...

Dave King & The Del Boys of Scottish Football strike again

Not content with snapping up English League Two world beating defenders or Aberdeen loan duds to become a title winning force in Scottish Football, chairman Dave King has now claimed that Rangers are the ‘premier club’ in Scotland after selling 300 extra season tickets than last season.The Ibrox side announced that 45,757 season tickets had been snapped up for the new season, with a further 14,000 on the waiting list – a rise of just over 300 season tickets sold last season.Addressing the Rangers fans l...

COMPETITION: Win a Year’s Subscription to More than 90 Minutes Celtic Fanzine

With the new football season kicking off in just two weeks, Janefield Street have linked up with More than 90 Minutes to offer three lucky fans the chance to win subscriptions to the Celtic fanzine.Created by Andrew Milne, the Irish-based Celtic fanzine was launched back in September 2001 and is billed as being ‘For Celtic Fans, By Celtic Fans’.It boasts a wide variety of contributors – including Lisbon Lion John Fallon – as they cover all aspects of Celtic Football Club on and off the park.Janefield...

FK Sarajevo: The Lowdown with Saša Ibrulj

Celtic’s season kicks off in two weeks with a trip to Bosnia to play FK Sarajevo in their first qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League.

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