Kevin McCluskie

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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...

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 · Nov 29, 2018
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 · Oct 11, 2018
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 · Sep 1, 2018
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.

Kevin McCluskie · Aug 27, 2018
Kevin McCluskie · Aug 23, 2018

Suduva and the Start of European Redemption

Following the disappointment of being dumped out of the Champions League by a distinctly average AEK Athens last week, Celtic will now turn their attention towards the Europa League and FK Suduva of Lithuania, as they attempt to salvage some pride and extend their European hopes for another few months at least...

Kevin McCluskie · Aug 23, 2018
Kevin McCluskie · Aug 21, 2018

MOL Vidi – Champions League Play-Off Preview

Being a Scot living in Hungary I thought it would make for an interesting, albeit probably short-lived project to chart the progress of both nations’ representatives in their respective European competitions this season and compare their overall performances...

Kevin McCluskie · Aug 21, 2018
Kevin McCluskie · Aug 13, 2018

AEK Athens Vs. Celtic: Is it to be Greek Tragedy or Triumph for Celts?

It’s fair to say that the last week will not go down as one of the finest in Celtic’s long, unbroken 130-year history.

Kevin McCluskie · Aug 13, 2018
Kevin McCluskie · Aug 8, 2018

Europa League QR3 – It’s all about the Scots and Hungary’ bows out

Being a Scot living in Hungary I thought it would make for an interesting, albeit probably short-lived, project to chart the progress of both nations’ representatives in their respective European competitions this season and compare their overall performances...

Kevin McCluskie · Aug 8, 2018
Kevin McCluskie · Aug 7, 2018

Champions League Qualifying Round 3 – Celtic and MOL Vidi

Being a Scot living in Hungary I thought it would make for an interesting, albeit probably short-lived project to chart the progress of both nations’ representatives in their respective European competitions this season and compare their overall performances...

Kevin McCluskie · Aug 7, 2018
Kevin McCluskie · Aug 6, 2018

Eddie Wolecki Black – A Lesson in Determination

The following article was originally published in runningwithscolios.wordpress on 4th August and republished here with full consent.

Kevin McCluskie · Aug 6, 2018
Kevin McCluskie · Jul 24, 2018

Europa League Preview: Scottish and Hungarian Hopes

On Thursday evening Scotland and Hungary’s remaining Europa League clubs will commence their Second Qualifying Round ties.

Kevin McCluskie · Jul 24, 2018
Kevin McCluskie · Jul 23, 2018

Champions League Second Qualifying Round Preview – Celtic and MOL Vidi

The long and winding road to Madrid will take another twist for both Celtic and MOL Vidi this week as they look forward to their Champions League Second Qualifying Round ties against Rosenborg and Ludogorets respectively...

Kevin McCluskie · Jul 23, 2018
Kevin McCluskie · Jul 8, 2018

The Road to Madrid Starts Here for Celtic and Vidi

It seems barely conceivable that with the World Cup still in full swing Celtic are about to embark on the new season less than 8 weeks after their Scottish Cup triumph against Motherwell...

Kevin McCluskie · Jul 8, 2018
Kevin McCluskie · Jun 10, 2018

Rogic Quiet as Australia Pile More Misery on Hungary

Yesterday evening Australia took on Hungary in Budapest, in their final warm-up match ahead of this summer’s World Cup Finals in Russia...

Kevin McCluskie · Jun 10, 2018
Kevin McCluskie · Jun 4, 2018

Stefan Scepovic: Champion of Hungary

On Saturday evening the curtain finally fell on the Hungarian NB1 season and left one former Celt celebrating the second National Title of his much-traveled career.

Kevin McCluskie · Jun 4, 2018
Kevin McCluskie · May 1, 2018

Groundhog Day: featuring Patrick Roberts

It was around about this time last season, with the dawning realisation that his 18-month loan contract was coming to an end, that the clamour began amongst the Celtic support to ‘Announce Roberts’ and secure the talented winger on a permanent deal...

Kevin McCluskie · May 1, 2018
Kevin McCluskie · Apr 30, 2018

Announce Edouard

It’s the 31st of August 2017 and Celtic have just announced the loan signing of a young Frenchman by the name of Odsonne Edouard to a largely unimpressed support, 99% of whom – myself included – have never heard of the lad...

Kevin McCluskie · Apr 30, 2018
Kevin McCluskie · Apr 15, 2018

Oh When The Celts Go Marching On!

With a seventh consecutive League title all but sewn up, Celtic today romped into the Scottish Cup Final courtesy of a four-goal demolition of city rivals Rangers and, in the process, moved one step closer to completing a historic second successive domestic Treble...

Kevin McCluskie · Apr 15, 2018
Kevin McCluskie · Mar 11, 2018

When Ten Men (Most Probably) Won The League Again

They came, they saw, and even with Dedryk Boyata’s best efforts to throw the game, Celtic once again conquered Rangers at Ibrox in what was easily the most thrilling Glasgow derby in years...

Kevin McCluskie · Mar 11, 2018
Kevin McCluskie · Mar 10, 2018

Form is Temporary, Class is Permanent

It will have escaped few people’s attention that tomorrow is derby day in Glasgow as Celtic travel across the city to Ibrox to take on Rangers for the third time this season...

Kevin McCluskie · Mar 10, 2018
Kevin McCluskie · Feb 1, 2018

The window doesn’t slam, it closes gently

On the eve of the January transfer window opening Brendan Rodgers set Celtic hearts a racing with his prediction of a revolving door a Celtic Park during the month ahead...

Kevin McCluskie · Feb 1, 2018
Kevin McCluskie · Jan 3, 2018

January Transfers and Brendan’s Revolving Door

2017 saw Celtic achieve the unthinkable of an unbeaten domestic Treble, however, as the year drew to a close, standards and performances began to slip as fatigue and the efforts of the preceding 12 months began to take their toll on a number of the playing squad...

Kevin McCluskie · Jan 3, 2018
Kevin McCluskie · Dec 17, 2017

Hello Darkness, My Old Friend

Hello darkness, my old friend I’ve come to talk with you again...

Kevin McCluskie · Dec 17, 2017
Kevin McCluskie · Dec 5, 2017

Celtic versus Anderlecht: European Progression in Our Hands

Tonight’s the night and the script, should Celtic chose to follow it, could not be simpler; avoid defeat by more than 3 goals and European football post-Christmas is secured for the first time since the 2014/15 season when the Hoops narrowly lost out to Inter Milan in the last 32 of the Europa League...

Kevin McCluskie · Dec 5, 2017
Kevin McCluskie · Nov 26, 2017

4 out of 4 for Brendan and the Bhoys

Celtic, thanks to goals from James Forrest and Moussa Dembele, claimed their 4th successive domestic honour today with a victory over Motherwell in the BetFred Cup Final at Hampden Park...

Kevin McCluskie · Nov 26, 2017
Kevin McCluskie · Nov 25, 2017

Celtic v Motherwell: League Cup Final Preview

On Sunday afternoon Hampden Park will be awash with the green and white of Celtic and claret and amber of Motherwell as both sides go head to head for the season’s first piece of silverware...

Kevin McCluskie · Nov 25, 2017
Kevin McCluskie · Nov 4, 2017

The Bhoys They Couldn’t Beat

On Sunday, May 15th, 2016, Ronnie Deila led his Celtic team out for the final time before his two-year tenure at Celtic Park came to an end...

Kevin McCluskie · Nov 4, 2017
Kevin McCluskie · Oct 31, 2017

Going Toe-to-Toe with Bayern Munich: A Tale of Progress and Hard Luck

In my pre-game post I spoke of tonight’s clash with Bayern Munich as representing something of an Acid Test for Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic; another opportunity to test themselves against one of Europe’s top clubs, albeit this time one slightly weakened by injuries...

Kevin McCluskie · Oct 31, 2017
Kevin McCluskie · Oct 31, 2017

The Acid Test: Celtic vs. Bayern Munich

So far Celtic’s Champions League campaign has gone pretty much according to script and expectation...

Kevin McCluskie · Oct 31, 2017
Kevin McCluskie · Oct 26, 2017

Life Expectancy of a Scottish Football Manager

There is an old saying in football that you have got to be mad to be a goalkeeper...

Kevin McCluskie · Oct 26, 2017
Kevin McCluskie · Sep 1, 2017

Celtic Summer Transfer Window 2017

Improving on last season’s Invincible Treble winning squad within the strict confines of the Celtic transfer budget was always going to prove to be a difficult task for Brendan Rodgers and his backroom team...

Kevin McCluskie · Sep 1, 2017
Kevin McCluskie · Aug 22, 2017

Celtic 8 – Astana 4: It was Never in Doubt (honest)

Give me 8-4 before kick off last week and I would have bitten your hand off, now, somehow it seems like an anti-climactic qualification; one where from a position of great power we are now happy to have crawled over the finish line...

Kevin McCluskie · Aug 22, 2017
Kevin McCluskie · Jul 27, 2017

Celtic Vs. Rosenborg: First Leg Fall Out

While last night’s result and performance was far from ideal from a Celtic perspective, the tie is still alive and finely balanced at the halfway stage; all is not lost nor as bad as it could have been if Rosenborg had taken their chances...

Kevin McCluskie · Jul 27, 2017
Kevin McCluskie · Jul 20, 2017

The Armstrong Dilemma

Stuart Armstrong is the latest in a long and ever increasing line of Celtic players to be linked with a big money move down south to the riches and glamour of the English Premiership; in his case the talented midfielder has been associated with a potential transfer to the likes of Southampton (which Celt hasn’t...

Kevin McCluskie · Jul 20, 2017
Kevin McCluskie · Jun 13, 2017

Leigh Griffiths: More than the sum of two freekicks

It’s amazing what scoring two incredible freekicks in the space of 4 minutes in the powder keg atmosphere of a Scotland vs...

Kevin McCluskie · Jun 13, 2017
Kevin McCluskie · May 30, 2017

Honved vs Videoton: Busting my Magyar Foci Cherry

It’s been almost three months now since I moved out to Budapest and posed myself the question of which Budapest team I should follow now that I am here...

Kevin McCluskie · May 30, 2017
Kevin McCluskie · May 25, 2017

The Lions of Lisbon

“And the whistle is going, and Celtic have won the European Cup...

Kevin McCluskie · May 25, 2017
Kevin McCluskie · Apr 21, 2017

My Budapest Team

Instead of returning to Hungary the club embarked on a ‘World Tour’ playing fundraising matches in Italy, Spain and Portugal (organised by the iconic manager Bela Guttmann)...

Kevin McCluskie · Apr 21, 2017
Kevin McCluskie · Mar 10, 2017

O** F*** Memories

Larsson and a young Mark Burchill had other ideas and my first O** F*** / Glasgow Derby finished in 5-1 route for Celtic...

Kevin McCluskie · Mar 10, 2017
Kevin McCluskie · Jan 24, 2017

Celtic Vs. St. Johnstone: Match Preview

The Scottish Premiership resumes tomorrow night (Wednesday) with runaway League leaders Celtic hosting fifth placed St...

Kevin McCluskie · Jan 24, 2017
Kevin McCluskie · Dec 20, 2016

Moussa Dembele: Scottish Football’s First £20 million Man?

Over the years Celtic Park has played host to some of the most prolific goal scorers in Scottish football history; the likes of Larsson, Dalglish, McClair and McGrory having all etched their names into Celtic folklore thanks to their goal scoring exploits...

Kevin McCluskie · Dec 20, 2016
Kevin McCluskie · Dec 18, 2016

Tom Rogic: Player Profile

On the 9th August 2015 and an almost forgotten about Tom Rogic made his first start in a Celtic jersey for nigh on two years in an away fixture at Firhill...

Kevin McCluskie · Dec 18, 2016
Kevin McCluskie · Dec 15, 2016

Pre-January Transfer Window Squad Review Pt2: Midfield and Attack

Part 1 of this mid season squad review focussed on the performance of the Goalkeepers and Defenders so far this season and where, if anywhere, in the back line could do with freshening up...

Kevin McCluskie · Dec 15, 2016
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ByTheMinCeltic Podcast #126

A special mid-season podcast. Remy McSwain and Lawrence Donegan joined by Paul Thomson to answer listeners’ questions.

90 Minute Cynic · Jan 15

The One With The Transfer Committee

Welcome to the 90 Minute Cynic Podcast (@90minutecynic) with host Chris Gallagher joined by a panel of Chris Boud, Louis McCaffrey and Christian Wulff. We chat about a lot of different things in this episode and touch on: ✍️Stephen McManus 🇫🇷 Ntcham 🐏 McKenna 🗒️Transfer Committee Experience The Transfer Committee Paperwork link is available via Twitter and on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter: @90MinuteCynic Facebook.com/90minutecynic...

90 Minute Cynic · Jan 15
Half Hour Hoops · Jan 15

HHH #55 Half Term Report Part 2

Peter and Stephen are back with a bumper episode. We go thru the players and ask who deserves pass marks or who needs to leave as we rebuild the squad.

Half Hour Hoops · Jan 15

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TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1 Celtic 20 13 3 4 46 14 32 42
2 “Rangers” 21 12 6 3 43 16 27 42
3 Kilmarnock 21 12 5 4 32 20 12 41
4 Aberdeen 21 12 3 6 34 24 10 39
5 Hearts 21 11 3 7 26 26 0 36
6 St Johnstone 20 10 4 6 25 24 1 34
7 Livingston 21 8 6 7 26 19 7 30
8 Hibernian 21 7 8 6 30 22 8 29
9 Motherwell 21 6 3 12 20 33 -13 21
10 Hamilton Academical 21 4 2 15 14 43 -29 14
11 St Mirren 21 3 3 15 15 39 -24 12
12 Dundee 21 2 4 15 15 46 -31 10

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