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Kevin McCluskie · Mar 28

Coronavirus and Hungarian Football

As a Celt living abroad, I’ve had the interesting experience of watching how the Scottish and Hungarian football/sports press have reacted to the current Coronavirus pandemic and its impact on sports in both countries...

Scotty Sinclair: Beautiful, Magical

He arrived with a bang in August 2016, scoring a late winner on his debut away to Hearts at Tynecastle...

Kevin McCluskie · Dec 29, 2019

Derby Day Disappointment

For the second time in the space of a month, Celtic produced an insipid and uninspiring Derby Day performance, only on this occasion, the Hoops had nothing left in the tank as they watched Steven Gerrard and Rangers taste victory at Celtic Park for the first time...

Kevin McCluskie · Dec 28, 2019

The Decemberists

Tomorrow’s Glasgow Derby will be Celtic’s 9th and final fixture of a punishing December schedule that has seen the Hoops extend their lead at the Scottish Premiership summit, qualify from Europa League Group E as winners, and emerge victorious from the BetFred Cup Final against Rangers...

Kevin McCluskie · Dec 11, 2019

Cluj vs. Celtic: Lennon Set to Rotate

Hot on the heels of Sunday’s League Cup Final success, Celtic will return to action in the Europa League tomorrow evening as they take on Cluj in the Transylvanian capital...

Kevin McCluskie · Oct 24, 2019

Ton-Up for French Eddy: The Age of Edouard

At the tender age of 21, French striker Odsonne Edouard is set to make his 100th appearance for Celtic in tonight’s (Thursday) Europa League encounter against S.S.

Kevin McCluskie · Aug 8, 2019

Kieran Tierney: From Bhoy to Gunner

The transfer that no Celtic fan wanted to see was finally announced earlier this evening; Kieran Tierney, the Bhoy from the Isle of Man who lived the dream, is now a Gunner...

Kevin McCluskie · Jul 21, 2019

Nõmme Kalju: The Lowdown on Celtic’s European Opponents with Pierre-Julien Pera

Celtic’s Champions League campaign continues on Wednesday evening with the visit of relatively unknown Estonian side Nõmme Kalju to Parkhead for the 1st leg of the Second Qualifying Round tie.

Kevin McCluskie · Jul 8, 2019

FK Sarajevo: Champions League Qualifying Starts Here

A little over 6 weeks ago Odsonne Edouard sent the Celtic support into raptures as he latched on to a headed clearance from Mikael Lustig before dispatching a shot past Zdenek Zlamal in the Hearts goal to seal a historic Treble Treble...

Kevin McCluskie · May 24, 2019

Ten Years Before I Saw The Light of Morning

It’s the morning of Sunday 27th November 1994. I’m 10 years old and extremely excited, bordering on the downright annoying.

Kevin McCluskie · Apr 24, 2019

Should Celtic Take a Walk on the Wild(er) Side?

Chris Wilder is currently plotting a promotion push for high flying English Champion outfit Sheffield United, but could Celtic tempt the Blades boss North of the Border to Paradise and a tilt at immortality at Celtic Park?

Kevin McCluskie · Apr 23, 2019

Farewell to a Lion

Today, the Celtic family has lost a giant who can never be replaced as Billy McNeill, captain of the Lisbon Lions and first non-Latin to lift the European Cup, has sadly lost his brave fight against dementia...

Kevin McCluskie · Mar 31, 2019

Fireworks and a Title Won: Just Another Glasgow Derby

Glasgow Derbies are very rarely a dull affair and this afternoon’s encounter at Celtic Park added another exciting and pulsating chapter to the story of one of the biggest games in world football...

Kevin McCluskie · Mar 16, 2019

Dundee – Celtic: Celts to Visit Happy Hunting Ground

Dens Park has been a happy hunting ground for Celtic in recent seasons, victory tomorrow would see the Hoops take another small step towards 8-in-a-row...

Kevin McCluskie · Mar 4, 2019

Who is Next in Line for the Parkhead Throne

The events of the last week will no doubt go down as some of the most dramatic and character defining moments in the recent history of Celtic Football Club...

Kevin McCluskie · Feb 26, 2019

Brendan says Goodbye, Neil says Hello

As pop pixie Nelly Furtado ominously foretold back in 2006 ‘All Good Things (Come to an End), and so today, 26th February 2019, Brendan Rodgers 21/2 reign as manager of Celtic Football Club has come to an abrupt halt...

Kevin McCluskie · Feb 4, 2019

MTK v Paksi: Remili Makes the Difference

After a break of what seemed like forever, although in actual fact it was one of the shortest winter breaks in NB1 history, the Hungarian top division kicked back into action over the weekend...

Kevin McCluskie · Feb 1, 2019

A Very Celtic Transfer Window

January is traditionally the month where football fans test their already stretched sanity to the full, hoping against hope their club can pull off a masterstroke, or two, in the transfer window.

Kevin McCluskie · Jan 20, 2019

Hungarian Digital Football Benchmark Report

Over the past decade or so, the way in which we consume football has changed thanks, in part, to a rise in social media use that has helped to feed our ever growing appetite for the latest football news and gossip...

Kevin McCluskie · Jan 1, 2019

2018 Hungarian Football Review

Hungarian football may no longer be at the pinnacle of the world game as it once was in the era of Puskas, Kocsis, and the Aranycsapat (Golden Team) however 2018 has seen a mini-resurgence in the national game, and the restoration of some much-needed pride...

Kevin McCluskie · Nov 29, 2018

Rosenborg Vs. Celtic: Win or Bust?

Trondheim; host city of newly crowned Norwegian Eliteserien champions Rosenborg, and fast becoming a home away from home for Celtic in European competition due to the frequency of visits in recent seasons, will tonight stage the third meeting of the two sides on Norwegian soil in less than 18-months...

Kevin McCluskie · Oct 11, 2018

Time To Cut The Dead Wood

Following Brendan Rodgers recent concession that the first-team squad at Celtic Park has become too bloated for his liking, it has become apparent that several squad members may be coming towards the end of their days in Paradise...

Kevin McCluskie · Sep 1, 2018

The Big Bad Transfer Window Review

In keeping with Celtic’s delayed announcement of the loan signing of Filip Benkovic from Leicester City, I have finally gotten round to writing up my annual Summer Transfer Window review...

Kevin McCluskie · Aug 27, 2018

Celtic & the Fear of Investing from a Position of Strength

The old saying goes that there are only two things in life that are certain; death and taxes.

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