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Mike Ashley the Rangers tankbuster wins again

If you don’t have social media you wouldn’t have the heard the news over the weekend that Mike Ashley has won another legal battle against Rangers and Dave King...

The self-entitlement of David Turnbull

Celtic’s statement on twitter on Friday night surrounding the David Turnbull transfer affair was a surprise to many, but after the failure to land John McGinn last summer they had to make sure the fans knew that they were not resting on their laurels.For those of us who have covered Scottish Football over the years, we know there are all sorts of players and agents out there...

Celtic sack cleaner and suspend security guard son at centre of leaked dossier

Just under a month after a dossier of potential transfer signings and notes on existing players was leaked online, a cleaner and a security guard at Lennoxtown have been sacked and suspended-pending-dismissal respectively...

Questions must be demanded of Scottish FA over bigot referee

A Scottish referee has quit following the revelation that he posted sectarian and offensive comments about Celtic manager Neil Lennon on Facebook.Stephen Brown, a Grade One referee, posted a number of offensive and bigoted messages on social media in 2010 about the Celtic boss.Despite the 35-year-old also homophobic comments in posts now deleted, Scottish FA bosses only censured the whistler following a disciplinary hearing in 2014, and allowed to continue to referee.This summer, when he attained the leve...

Celtic call Turnbull agent’s bluff over wage demands

Celtic have released a surprise statement stating that Motherwell’s David Turnball has rejected a ‘magnificent’ contract offer as his agent hawks his client to clubs in England.The Fir Park side, earlier in the week, accepted a club record fee in the region of £3 million from Celtic and personal terms were to be finalised.But now it appears that Turnbull’s agent is trying to start a bidding war between Celtic and clubs down in England, despite Celtic offering the player a three year deal with the option...

Lyon enter race to sign Celtic’s Olivier Ntcham

Lyon in the latest club to join the race to sign Celtic midfielder £15 million-rated Olivier Ntcham, who is looking increasingly likely to leave the Scottish champions this summer.Ntcham had been linked with a move to Portuguese giants Porto in the last two transfer windows, before Marseille threw their name into the hat at the tale of last season.But now, Lyon are looking to raid Celtic again a year after their £20 million signing of former teammate Moussa Dembele – who has been linked with moves to...

Celtic close in on Bolton’s Luca Connell

Celtic are closing in on their second signing of the summer window with an official approach for Bolton defender Luca Connell, according to reports in England.After breaking into the Bolton first team back in January, Connell made 12 appearances attracting interest from clubs north and south of the border.Rangers had initially been linked with a move for the Irish defender, but Celtic now look to be the front runners to the 18 year old’s signature – who is now out of contract with Bolton who are current...

Man City’s Arzani focused on proving himself at Celtic

After a season ending injury last season, Celtic’s Daniel Arzani is looking to put his 8 month hell behind him and get ready for the new season with the Scottish champions.Signed from Manchester City on a two-season loan deal, Arzani tore his ACL on his debut for Celtic last November against Dundee.But with the Aussie World Cup star now fighting fit he knows this season will be a big one for him.Speaking to Fox Football Podcast, the 20-year-old said: “I’ve set my eyes on next season being a big one for me...

Celtic agree £3 million fee for Motherwell’s David Turnbull

Celtic have agreed a fee of £3 million plus add-ons for Motherwell’s David Turnbull, with the player now set to discuss personal terms with the Scottish champions.The Fir Park side had rejected two previous offers from Celtic and Barnsley earlier this week for the 19-year-old, citing that any deal would have to be significantly higher than their previous club record sale of £1.7 million for Phil O’Donnell to Celtic in 1994.In a statement published on the official club website, a Motherwell spokesperson...

A deal must be done for David Turnbull

The summer transfer window is now upon us and once again Celtic fans are looking towards the club’s board to pull their finger out to strengthen the team ahead of the new season kicking off.One player whose name has came up time and time again is Motherwell’s David Turnbull...

Benkovic could be set for return to Celtic

Croatian defender Filip Benkovic could be set to return to Celtic this summer, if reports of Leicester City trying to sign Lewis Dunk from Brighton are accurate.Benkovic was an integral part of the Celtic side that won the treble treble last season, playing 27 games scoring twice, but with his loan deal expiring at the end of last season it looked like there would be no chance of the 21-year-old returning to Glasgow.But with Leicester City, under Brendan Rodgers, now looking to strengthen their central de...

Agent offers player to Celtic as Rangers talks continue

It looks like Joe Aribo’s agent isn’t happy with the terms that Rangers are offering his client, as he now looks to start a bidding war by offering the player to the Scottish champions, Celtic.Newspaper reports had previously linked Celtic and Rangers with signing the player, but whether this was merely manufactured by the newspapers or by the agent, it has been clear that Aribo was not a player that Celtic were actively pursuing to sign.But with his client set to decide his future this week, after leavin...

AC Milan legend tips Marian Shved for glory

He has already got the Celtic fans talking over his performances in Ukraine, but now Celtic’s Marian Shved has been backed for greatness by AC Milan and Ukraine legend Andriy Shevchenko.Shevchenko said: “I’ve been watching him closely for the past two weeks in our training camp.

Celtic cannot afford to lose Tierney and McGregor

As the summer transfer window opens today, reports across the UK are linking Leicester City with Celtic duo Kieran Tierney and Callum McGregor.It’s not a great surprise really, given that Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers used to manage the Scottish champions and has always been impressed with the two Celtic Academy graduates...

Celtic skipper Scott Brown enjoying every minute as retirement beckons

He may have just signed a new two year deal with Celtic, but captain Scott Brown already has one eye on his future after he hangs up his boots for good.The former Scotland skipper is currently working towards his coaching badges and knows that he is now on borrowed time as a professional footballer – and wants to eventually move into management.Brown said: “Football is all I know how to do.

Councillor slams poorly organised treble treble bus parade

A Glasgow councillor has slammed the poor organisation surrounding Celtic’s treble treble bus parade and demanded that police, the council and football bosses meet so that there will be no repeat of the chaos.

Time for the board to repay the Celtic fans unwavering support

Despite criticism of the board and the appointment of Neil Lennon at the end of last season, Celtic fans have kept the faith and shown unwavering support by snapping up more than 52,000 season tickets in record time.That will have given the treble treble Scottish champions a nice tidy boost in revenue ahead of the summer transfer window opening and with Celtic fans now looking for Neil Lennon and the team to equal Jock Stein’s nine-in-a-row record, it is now time that the board repay the fans for their su...

Re-development will see Celtic become a class apart

Celtic have announced a huge re-development plan which would give the club a second ‘first-class’ training facility, this time at their Barrowfield training ground in the east end of Glasgow.The Scottish champions are seeking planning permission, with proposals now with Glasgow City Council to approve.Barrowfield’s re-development will compliment the club’s current training facility in Lennoxtown, with all the youth teams and Celtic’s women’s side set to benefit from the plans...

Shameless Rangers fans target Celtic’s sponsors

Just when you thought Rangers fans couldn’t sink any lower in the gutter with their shameless use of child abuse victims in their pursuit to exact revenge on Celtic, they have sunk even lower by targeting their rivals’ commercial partners in the hope that they pull the plug on multi-million pound sponsorship deals.A number of threads on the Rangers fan forum Follow Follow show Rangers fans posting emails they have sent to Celtic kit suppliers New Balance and sponsors Dafabet.The enraged Rangers fans are t...

Celtic have reportedly opened talks with Right Back

Celtic have reportedly been in talks with Sheffield United right back George Baldock, with an initial approach made on Tuesday.Despite having one year left on his contract and the Blades securing promotion to the English Premier League, the defender is interested in hearing what the Scottish champions have to say.The 26-year-old made 27 appearances last season for Chris Wilder;s side as they finished second in the English Championship.With Swedish defender Mikael Lustig set to leave this summer after the...

Keeper on Celtic’s radar triggers transfer clause

Livingston have announced that goalkeeper Liam Kelly has triggered a transfer release clause, with a number of clubs interested in signing the 23-year-old including Celtic.Kelly, a Celtic fan, has been with the Almondvale side for two seasons playing 132 games between the sticks, starring for the newly promoted club this season.A statement on the official Livingston club website, read: “Livingston regretfully announce that Goalkeeper Liam Kelly has asked for a transfer release clause in his contract to be...

Scots venue cancels Gazza event over Cocaine shame

Former Rangers midfielder Paul Gascoigne has criticised a Scottish venue for cancelling a meet and greet event after video emerged of him online begging to buy cocaine from a fan.Gascoigne somewhat laughably hit out at the Clickimin Leisure Centre, in Lerwick, Shetland, for cancelling the event which was to be held on the 2nd August.He tweeted: “Thanks for the support @ClickiminLC...

Leaked transfer dossier proves Congerton was the Mr Magoo of Player Recruitment

Celtic was facing another leak in the ranks after a transfer dossier was leaked online with a list of potential signings from a meeting in April.Despite a mixture of claims that the document was real or fake, Daily Mail journalist Stephen McGowan has confirmed that the dossier was real.

Farewell Craig Gordon. Thank you for your service.

It looks like Craig Gordon could be on his way out of Celtic after reports claimed that the shotstopper is weighing up his options after seeing Scott Bain usurp him in the team.The 36-year-old lost his place in the team after Celtic’s defeat to Rangers in December, despite making a few good saves, and has not played since...

Not so die-hard Hearts fan radio host loves Rangers a bit too much

I know times must be tough to be a Hearts fan with the club being managed by serial loser and bitter Craig Levein, but one so-called die hard Hearts fan has finally shown his true colours by nailing his flag firmly to the mast down Govania way.Radio Clyde’s Ewan Cameron – who used to present the Real Radio Football Phone-in* along with Derek Johnstone – claimed that Rangers would win the title this coming season stopping Celtic from winning nine-in-a-row...

Keith Jackson – Judge, Jury & Executioner

You wouldn’t think that Keith Jackson was still writing for the Daily Record has the number of columns he writes for the paper has dropped dramatically over the past couple of seasons, but now he is looking to use the child abuse scandal at Celtic Boys Club to kickstart his downward spiral of a career.It wasn’t that long ago, Jackson was boasting about being the Sports Columnist of the Year and that he had exclusives every other week...

Neil Lennon doomed to fail if you believe the media & masochistic Celtic supporters

Newly appointed manager Neil Lennon is doomed to fail if you are to believe the headlines emanating from the Scottish mainstream media and masochists among the Celtic support.We haven’t seen this level of negativity towards a Celtic appointment, since Ronny Deila was the shock successor to Neil Lennon when the Northern Irishman left Celtic Park in 2014 – and we all saw how that ended.This same level of negativity was predictably missing when Rangers appointed rookie manager Steven Gerrard last season, w...

Celtic chief speaks out after bandwagon jumping politicians criticise club

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell has hit out at bandwagon jumping politicians and others who believe that the Scottish champions are ‘doing nothing’ following the historic child abuse scandal at Celtic Boys Club.Lawwell confirmed that for the past two years, the club have been conducting its own investigation – with a ‘wholly independent and experienced lawyer’ in charge.Glasgow MSPs James Dornan affair the better, one would think...

Injury-hit midfielder looking to win more trophies with Celtic

Israeli midfielder Nir Bitton believes that he can make an impact at Celtic next season despite an injury-hit season last year.With one year remaining on his contract, Bitton played only ten times last season for Celtic, but is looking to stay at the club to win more silverware with the club under Neil Lennon.Bitton said: “I still have a contract at Celtic so I am staying.

Celtic great to inspire world class defender to Champions League glory

Liverpool face Tottenham in the Champions League Final on Saturday night, with both teams having a link or two back to Celtic, Celtic fans will be looking on with some interest.Just under four years ago, Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk quit Celtic for Southampton for a reported £13 million transfer fee...

Neil Lennon confirmed as new Celtic manager

Celtic have announced that Neil Lennon has been officially confirmed as the new manager of the club on a 12-month rolling contract.The Northern Irishman had been offered the position under an hour after helping Celtic to an historic treble treble – following his appointment as interim manager in February following the departure of Brendan Rodgers to Leicester City.A statement on the official Celtic website, read: “Neil has been connected to Celtic for a number of years, having excelled as both a player...

Could Olivier Ntcham start a bidding war?

Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham could be at the centre of a bidding war with Porto and Marseille interested in signing the French midfielder.New Marseille boss Andre Villas-Boas is shaking things up with the Ligue One side following the sacking of Rudi Garcia and he has earmarked Ntcham as one player to target in what is expected to be a major recruitment drive by the French club.Despite signing a new long-term deal with Celtic in November, Ntcham has struggled through injuries and a loss of form which h...

Motherwell want record fee for youngster David Turnbull

Motherwell have stated that a fee of £1.2 million does not meet their valuation of youngster David Turnbull and that they will be looking for a fee above their record transfer sale..The 19-year-old, who has starred for the Fir Park side this season, has been linked over the past few days with a move to the Scottish champions while Brighton are also interested in the player.However, Motherwell chief executive Alan Burrows is looking for a fee that is significantly higher than the £1.7 million the club re...

Knox: Nine in a row would be phenomenal achievement for Celtic

Former Rangers assistant manager Archie Knox has claimed that Celtic winning nine-in-a-row would be a ‘phenomenal achievement’ and ‘that it will live for them forevermore’.Knox admitted he never imagined that another nine-in-a-row would be won, when Rangers were funded by David Murray and his dodgy pals within the Bank of Scotland.The Ibrox side won nine titles in a row during the 1990s, but were halted by Celtic under Wim Jansen as they looked to beat the record first set by Jock Stein’s Celtic side in t...

Griffiths can’t wait to start working with Neil Lennon

After spending the second half of last season taking time to sort out his personal issues, Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths is raring to get back to action and to work with Neil Lennon, after the Northern Irishman was appointed the permanent manager of the Scottish champions at the weekend.Lennon signed Leigh Griffiths in January 2014, and with the treble treble winners returning for pre-season training next month, the Scotland international is raring to get going.Speaking to the official Celtic website, Gr...

Scott Brown is an evil big bastard

Celtic skipper Scott Brown has been branded one of the most evil footballers in the world by a Brazilian website.Boa Informacao listed the treble treble winning midfielder among a list of players who use the ‘art of darkness’ to win games – no relation to Voldemort or that wee Ginger twat mate of Harry Potter though.Describing Brown, via pigeon English google translation, the website said: “Born of the coals of blood, sweat and tears, his story is that of the Scot who could do some dangerous things in t...

Rangers fans to boycott Glasgow hotel over congratulatory treble treble tweet

If you want a definition of pathetic and bitter individuals, look no further than the Rangers support...

Flanagan elbow wasn’t brutal enough to warrant a ban

With the season now behind us and everyone looking ahead to what their club will do in the summer transfer window, the Scottish FA once again showed us why their organisation is not fit for purpose.Two weeks after Rangers full back Jon Flanagan won his hearing, after being charged for elbowing Celtic skipper Scott Brown in the 2-0 win over the Scottish champions at Ibrox, the Scottish FA finally published their ruling.Whether it was a ploy to wait until everyone moved on from the decision, which Celtic la...

No Celtic return for Patrick Roberts

There will be no Celtic return for fan favourite Patrick Roberts after the Manchester City forward reportedly signed a season-long loan deal with newly promoted Norwich City.Roberts, who was on loan at Celtic between 2016-18, was heavily linked with a return to Celtic Park this summer but he has decided to stay in England after a disappointing spell with City’s Spanish partner club Girona.The 22-year-old is set to undertake a medical at Carrow Road, according to The Sun, before becoming Daniel Farke’s fir...

Is Celtic’s rebuild as big as some claim?

Celtic have finished the 2018-19 season as domestic treble champions once again and yet if you are to believe elements of the Celtic support, the media and Rangers fans – next season the Parkhead side are ripe for the taking as they need to overhaul the squad...

Steve Clarke names FIVE Celts for squad against Cyprus & Belgium

New Scotland manager Steve Clarke has named five Celtic players in his first squad for June’s EURO 2020 double header qualifiers against Cyprus and Belgium.Scott Bain, Callum McGregor and James Forrest retain their places in the squad, but there were shock call-ups for Oliver Burke and Lewis Morgan – the latter missing out on promotion to the English Championship with Sunderland, while Burke dropped out of the Celtic squad for the Scottish Cup Final in favour of youngster Karamoko Dembele.Former Celts S...

Ex-Rangers manager gives Neil Lennon his support over fan ‘moans’

Former Rangers manager Ally McCoist has given his support to former dugout sparring partner Neil Lennon, after sections of the Celtic support complained and criticised the permanent appointment of the Northern Irishman to the manager’s job.Following Celtic securing a historic treble treble with Saturday’s 2-1 win over Hearts in the Scottish Cup Final, it was announced an hour after full time that Neil Lennon was offered the Celtic job on a permanent basis.The news was greeted by anger, despondency and out...

Steven Thompson slams Scott Brown cup final behaviour

BBC Scotland pundit Steven Thompson has slammed Celtic skipper Scott Brown’s behaviour following the full time whistle at Hampden Park on Saturday.Brown was booked after the full time whistle after getting in the face of Hearts substitute Uche Ikpeazu as Celtic secured an historic treble treble.But while Ikpeazu brushed off the incident after the match, Thompson was itching to criticise Brown for showing a ‘lack of class’ – despite the former Hibernian player being on the end of abuse throughout the gam...

Neil Lennon deserves our support whether you wanted him in or not

You wouldn’t think that Celtic just won n historic treble treble the way some Celtic fans have been behaving since Saturday evening...

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TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1 Celtic 38 27 6 5 77 20 57 87
2 “Rangers” 38 23 9 6 82 27 55 78
3 Kilmarnock 38 19 10 9 50 31 19 67
4 Aberdeen 38 20 7 11 57 44 13 67
5 Hibernian 38 14 12 12 51 39 12 54
6 Hearts 38 15 6 17 42 50 -8 51
7 St Johnstone 38 15 7 16 38 48 -10 52
8 Motherwell 38 15 6 17 46 56 -10 51
9 Livingston 38 11 11 16 42 44 -2 44
10 Hamilton Academical 38 9 6 23 28 75 -47 33
11 St Mirren 38 8 8 22 34 66 -32 32
12 Dundee 38 5 6 27 31 78 -47 21

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