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Close season success garunteed for Sevco

This is a tough time of year for Celtic. Moreover, it probably won’t get better anytime soon.

A bittersweet anniversary

Twenty-Five years ago for the second time in my life, Ray Houghton made me a very happy Irishman.

Big Mike and the Ten Million Pound Man

Apparently, Sevco has been “inundated” with interest for their captain James Tavernier.

Stephen Brown and the SFA’s historic baggage

In 2010 I had several sources who assisted me to break the story about Hugh Dallas and the email that cost him his job.

Herrenvolk fantasies and being bested by Gillingham

For those among the Ibrox Klanbase who remember the David Murray cheating years these are very different days.

The persistent ones haven’t gone away you know

That persistence thing really is quite something. Regular readers will not have been surprised by the recent statement by SFA Chief Ian Maxwell on this important matter of governance.

Michael Gove

I generally find it conducive to my well-being to avoid any thoughts of whatsoever.

Real reasons to smile

For a group football fans who think that the Tina Turner song “simply the best” is somehow apposite to their match day experience these are strange days for the Ibrox klanbase...

On Her Majesty’s Sycophantic Service

Why someone called Declan Patrick MacManus would be thrilled to be formally associated with the British Empire rather escapes me.

A strange summer

Twitter told me this morning that is only two weeks since Celtic secured the Treble Treble.

D-Day 75

On this day 75 years ago the island of Britain was globally important.

Celtic Boys’ Club

I think regular readers will attest to the fact that I do not expect much of the Stenography Corps.

A good day for the good guys of Glasgow

Yesterday at the Glasgow Sheriff Court a better version of Glasgow’s future won an important victory.

Will Neil Lennon have to cope with austerity at Celtic?

It is rather remarkable that some in the green corner of Glasgow have greeted the appointment of Neil Lennon with something close to dismay.

An evidence based response to good news

Consider this. A football manager returns to a club that he once played for, captained and managed.

The history makers

So this is what history feels like. As soon as the final whistle sounded my reaction on Twitter was visceral.

Sevco investing in roof development

Imagine your football club had set up an operation to raise funds and had the term “Youth Development” in the title.

Why Call It Out are on the march

Small victories can be highly significant. Not because of their observable scale, but because they can be the harbinger of much larger ones in the future.

The history man

So it is the 25th of May again Of course, if you’re of the Hoops persuasion then you won’t need any reminder of what that date means in the Celtic calendar.

Telling the truth about Alfredo

One of the many things that a rookie football manager has to come to terms with is PR.

Celebration and commemoration

It is trophy day at Celtic Park today. It is fitting that Paul McStay, a genuine one club guy, will bring the trophy into Paradise.

Defending decency outside St Alphonsus

This would not be a good day for anyone in the tourism promotion business in Glasgow to be out and about in the city.

Why Celtic need to fly high next season

I have no idea what Peter Lawwell’s final destination was yesterday when he flew from Glasgow to London Heathrow.

Mikey Stewart calls out the Ibrox klan

The deaths recently of Billy McNeill and Stevie Chalmers made it clear what the whole football world thought of the immortals who triumphed at Lisbon on May 25th 1967.

Meaningless match of wakeup call?

It is perhaps ironic that over the past two days I have been delving into “The Phoney Victory” by Peter Hitchens.

The Call It Out generation takes a stand

Today in Glasgow at 4.45pm an anti-Catholic march will pass by St Mary’s Church in Abercromby Street.

A short-lived squirrel

It will soon be the time of year that the Ibrox klanbsase enjoys most of all.

Punishment meeting for Sevco?

I understand that there will be a hastily arranged meeting of the Sevco High Command tomorrow.

Why honour has no place at Ibrox

When I think of the Ibrox match day experience I have to admit that the word “honour” doesn’t immediately spring to mind.

Appointing the next special one

For the Celtic family, José Mourinho will always be associated with what might have been at Seville in 2003.

A rather strange information exchange

I’m told that there was a rather tense conference call last week between Elite Sports and a couple of senior Sevco functionaries.

Just champion

Celtic are champions again despite doing their level best to give Sevco hope that the football gods were smiling on the seven-year-old club.

World Press Freedom Day 2019

Today is UNESCO . It is especially poignant for journalist on this island as we mourn the death of our sister Lyra McKee.

Bobby Madden and the scrutiny free zone

Apparently, Mr Bobby Madden doesn’t like the prospect of “ increased scrutiny .” of match officials.

Miami Showband

There are several atrocities in the Northern War that stand out and one them is the massacre of the on July 31st 1975.

This man Craig

The comments by Jim Craig about his fellow Lisbon Lion Stevie Chalmers stated an awkward truth for Planet Fitba.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1 Aberdeen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
12 St Mirren 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Celtic 2-1 Hearts Celtic FC Celtic 2-1 Hearts at Hampden Park in Glasgow in the Scottish Cup. 2019-05-25T15:00:00+00:00 2019-05-25T16:45:00+00:00
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15:00 25 May 2019

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SC Pinkafeld v Celtic Celtic FC SC Pinkafeld v Celtic at Adeg-Meisterfrost Arena in Pinkafeld, Austria in the Friendly. 2019-06-26T17:30:00+00:00 2019-06-26T19:15:00+00:00
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17:30 26 June 2019