Mark Nicholas

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Mark Nicholas · Aug 27

Major European clubs that Celtic has not played

Celtic has a long and illustrious history of playing in European club competitions.

Mark Nicholas · Aug 27
Mark Nicholas · Aug 16

Celtic’s Best Academy XI Since 2000

From the 1950s until the mid-80s, Celtic had a conveyor belt of outstanding young talents that graduated to its first team.

Mark Nicholas · Aug 16
Mark Nicholas · Aug 14

Celtic bounced back after Artmedia! It will bounce back after Cluj! It’s what we do!

After one of the worst results in Celtic’s recent history, it is hard to find any cause for optimism following our Champions League elimination to Romanian champions, CFR Cluj...

Mark Nicholas · Aug 14
Mark Nicholas · Aug 10

Kristoffer Ajer: How Celtic can get the best out of him in midfield

As fans mourn the loss of Kieran Tierney’s departure to Arsenal, Kristoffer Ajer is emerging as the new star at Celtic.

Mark Nicholas · Aug 10
Mark Nicholas · Aug 8

From Dalglish to Tierney: Celtic departures that hurt fans the most

Fans are in a state of mourning as boyhood Celtic fan, Kieran Tierney finally completed his long speculated move to Arsenal.

Mark Nicholas · Aug 8
Mark Nicholas · Aug 5

An Alternate History of Celtic: Series Finale

About the Series Over the past few weeks, some of the key events in Celtic’s history have been analysed.

Mark Nicholas · Aug 5
Mark Nicholas · Aug 3

An Alternate History of Celtic (Part 13): What if Celtic had won the 2016 Scottish Cup Semi-Final?

A Catalyst for Change In Part 10 of An Alternate History of Celtic series, the humiliating defeat to Inverness Caledonian Thistle in February 2000, was highlighted as an important catalyst for change...

Mark Nicholas · Aug 3
Mark Nicholas · Jul 31

An Alternate History of Celtic (Part 11): What if John Hartson had passed his Ibrox medical?

As Celtic’s fourth highest all-time leading goal scorer that has built an incredible bond with the fans, John Hartson is one of the most iconic players to represent the club since the turn of the millennium...

Mark Nicholas · Jul 31
Mark Nicholas · Jul 21

An Alternate History of Celtic (Part 10): What if Larsson hadn’t got injured against Lyon in 1999?

The Dream Team The summer of 1999 was a very exciting time for Celtic as club legend, Kenny Dalglish made his long awaited return to the club as Director of Football Operations...

Mark Nicholas · Jul 21
Mark Nicholas · Jul 16

An Alternate History of Celtic (Part 8): What if Mo Johnston had actually signed for Celtic in 1989?

On 10th July 1989, life long Celtic fan and former player, Mo Johnstone stunned the footballing world when he signed for bitter rivals, Rangers.

Mark Nicholas · Jul 16
Mark Nicholas · Jul 15

An Alternate History of Celtic (Part 7): What if ‘Bottle-gate’ had been avoided?

Celtic v Rapid Vienna (1984) The most infamous event in Celtic’s European history occurred on October 24th 1984 against Austrians, Rapid Vienna...

Mark Nicholas · Jul 15
Mark Nicholas · Jul 14

An Alternate History of Celtic (Part 6): What if the Quality Street Gang had stayed together?

In the late 1960s/early 70s, Celtic had some of the best young footballers in Europe, including Kenny Dalglish, Lou Macari, Brian McLaughlin, Danny McGrain, George Connelly, Paul Wilson, Davie Hay, Vic Davidson and George Connelly...

Mark Nicholas · Jul 14
Mark Nicholas · Jul 12

An Alternate History of Celtic (Part 3): How great would John Thompson have gone on to become?

The saddest day in the history of Celtic Football Club was the death of young goalkeeper, John Thompson on September 5th 1931.

Mark Nicholas · Jul 12
Mark Nicholas · Jun 30

If Tierney goes to Arsenal: Don’t sell him! Loan him!

In recent years, a number of Celtic’s star players have left the club to join the star-studded mega rich English Premier League (EPL), including Victor Wanyama, Fraser Forster, Virgil Van Dijk and Stuart Armstrong...

Mark Nicholas · Jun 30
Mark Nicholas · May 6

‘Era-Fying’ the Greatest of All Time Debate

Preface This article explores the differences between previous eras with the modern game.

Mark Nicholas · May 6
Mark Nicholas · Apr 16

Five years to become ‘The World’s most successful club’ (according to Govan Theory)

Ever since Rangers Football Club was liquidated in 2012, Celtic fans have been singing about winning ten-in-a-row.

Mark Nicholas · Apr 16
Mark Nicholas · Mar 30

How to Make European Football Great Again!

This week, Celtic’s Chief Executive, Peter Lawwell met with his European Club Association (ECA) counterparts to discuss the future of European football...

Mark Nicholas · Mar 30
Mark Nicholas · Mar 4

A letter to Brendan Rodgers

Dear Brendan, First of all I would like to thank you for all of the success that you brought to the club since your appointment in the summer of 2016...

Mark Nicholas · Mar 4
Mark Nicholas · Feb 22

What is Celtic’s best XI since Seville?

In 2003, Celtic reached the UEFA Cup Final, losing narrowly to Jose Mourinho’s FC Porto 3-2 in extra-time.

Mark Nicholas · Feb 22
Mark Nicholas · Dec 22, 2018

Challenge: Select your greatest ever-Celtic team (with time period criteria)

Every Celtic fan will have their own opinion as to what the club’s greatest XI should be.

Mark Nicholas · Dec 22, 2018
Mark Nicholas · Dec 18, 2018

The biggest ‘What if?’ events in Celtic’s history

Celtic is one of the most iconic, traditional and historic clubs in world football...

Mark Nicholas · Dec 18, 2018
Mark Nicholas · Nov 30, 2018

Celtic’s 1990s Dream Team

November 30th 2018 A Decade of Turbulence The 1990s was a highly turbulent time for the club both on and off the park...

Mark Nicholas · Nov 30, 2018
Mark Nicholas · Oct 26, 2018

SPFL/English Football League merger: a solution to an old conundrum

Preface This article focuses on an idea to merge the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) with English Football League 1 (EFL 1)...

Mark Nicholas · Oct 26, 2018
Mark Nicholas · Aug 12, 2018

The Celtic Board – a history of resting on its Lawwells

Preface: This article focuses on the current Celtic Board’s inability to build on periods of success since the club reached the UEFA Cup Final in 2003...

Mark Nicholas · Aug 12, 2018
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TMT#200 – Len’s Ten

Welcome to the latest episode of 20 Minute Tims We’re in celebratory mood this week, as we’re talking; *Celtic making it 10-in-a-row for domestic trophies after somehow snatching a victory over Rangers at Hampden *Fraser Forster *Jeremie Frimpong *Christopher Jullien *Alfredo Morelos lol *A look back on the important last-gasp victory over Hamilton Accies All this and more on TMT#200 You can help support the production of these podcasts, as well as gaining access to over 170 extra episodes at patreon.com/...

14 Dec 19 James Grady & Michael Grant

Scottish Football & The Election, Oh My Days, The Vampire XI, What Has A Celebrity Given you?

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TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1 Celtic 15 13 1 1 46 9 37 40
2 “Rangers” 15 12 2 1 45 10 35 38
3 Aberdeen 18 9 5 4 26 22 4 32
4 Motherwell 17 10 1 6 29 22 7 31
5 Kilmarnock 18 6 5 7 17 21 -4 23
6 Hibernian 17 5 7 5 27 29 -2 22
7 Ross County 17 5 5 7 20 35 -15 20
8 Livingston 18 4 7 7 23 27 -4 19
9 St Mirren 18 4 3 11 15 27 -12 15
10 St Johnstone 16 3 6 7 14 33 -19 15
11 Hearts 17 2 6 9 16 28 -12 12
12 Hamilton Academical 18 2 6 10 16 31 -15 12

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Cluj 2-0 Celtic Celtic FC Cluj 2-0 Celtic at Dr. Constantin Rădulescu Stadium in Cluj-Napoca, Romania in the UEFA Europa League. 2019-12-12T17:55:00+00:00 2019-12-12T19:40:00+00:00
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Cluj
 
Celtic

UEFA Europa League
17:55 12 December 2019

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Celtic v Hibs Celtic FC Celtic v Hibs at Celtic Park in Glasgow in the Scottish Premiership. 2019-12-15T15:00:00+00:00 2019-12-15T16:45:00+00:00
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Hibs

Scottish Premiership
15:00 15 December 2019