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The Guardian · Mar 23

Future of Scottish season needs clear plan to counter squabbling | Ewan Murray

League should provide agreed percentages of prize money to help cashflow problems and issue amended rules for 2020-21Scottish football doesn’t need fixtures to trigger warfare...

The Guardian · Mar 7

Leigh Griffiths scores hat-trick as Celtic thrash Buddies

Leigh Griffiths hat-trick helped Celtic to a thumping 5-0 win over St Mirren at Celtic Park and confirmed his return to form ahead of Scotland’s crunch Euro 2020 semi-final play-off.The Celtic striker is keen to get back into Steve Clarke’s set-up for the game against Israel at Hampden Park later in the month...

The Guardian · Feb 27

Copenhagen deliver late Europa League knockout blows to sorry Celtic

This proved a harrowing and unforeseen occasion for Celtic.

The Guardian · Feb 27

Espanyol v Wolves, Porto v Leverkusen and more: Europa League – live!

Live scores! Follow all of the night’s goals and gamesAnd feel free to email 4.44pm GMT Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Europa League last 32, phase B, part deux, second leg ties.

The Guardian · Feb 23

Rangers slip up again as Celtic surge further clear at the top

St Johnstone grab point in 2-2 draw with RangersCeltic come from behind to beat Kilmarnock 3-1Rangers dropped another two Premiership points after the St Johnstone striker Stevie May scored a late equaliser in Perth.

The Guardian · Feb 20

Glasgow City: a unique club championing girls and women

In the women’s game in Scotland, Celtic and Rangers have been put in the shade by neighbours who have won the last 13 titlesIf Scott Booth is consumed by fear regarding what an apparently bright new era in Scottish women’s football means for Glasgow City, he masks it well...

The Guardian · Feb 20

Fraser Forster rescues Celtic with penalty save against Copenhagen

Celtic were thankful for Fraser Forster saving a late penalty from Jens Stage to secure a draw in the first leg of their Europa League last 32 tie...

The Guardian · Feb 20

Copenhagen v Celtic, Getafe v Ajax and more: Europa League – live!

The goals as they go in during Thursday’s last-32 matchesClub Brugge v Manchester United: Europa League – live!Any comments? Email John | tweet @johnbrewin 2.12pm GMT It’s back, the competition worth winning but often not worth over-exerting yourself over.

The Guardian · Feb 16

Late Kristoffer Ajer winner sends Celtic 13 points clear

Goals from Callum McGregor and Kristoffer Ajer saw leader Celtic battle their way to a 2-1 victory over a resilient Aberdeen side at Pittodrie.

The Guardian · Feb 16

Aberdeen v Celtic: Scottish Premiership – live!

Live updates from Pittodrie, kick-off 12pm (GMT)Celtic refusing to cooperate with Sky Sports after Morelos mistranslationFeel free to email Rob with your thoughts 9.16am GMT Hello and welcome to live coverage of Aberdeen v Celtic from Pittodrie.

The Guardian · Feb 12

Celtic beat Hearts and go 10 points clear as Rangers lose at Kilmarnock

Celtic thrash Hearts 5-0 at ParkheadLate Brophy goal sees Kilmarnock beat Rangers 2-1Celtic took a massive step towards a ninth league title in a row with a thumping 5-0 Premiership win over Hearts as Rangers crashed to defeat at Kilmarnock.

The Guardian · Feb 11

Celtic refusing to co-operate with Sky Sports after Morelos mistranslation

Sky not welcome at Celtic press conferenceInterview with Rangers striker was mistranslatedCeltic are refusing to co-operate with Sky Sports as the Scottish champions pursue a full explanation for a mistranslated interview with the Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos.

The Guardian · Feb 10

Jackie McNamara, former Celtic captain, seriously ill after collapse

John Hartson says former teammate has ‘bleed on the brain’• McNamara reported to have collapsed in York on SaturdayFormer clubs and teammates of Jackie McNamara have sent their best wishes after the former Scotland international fell seriously ill.

The Guardian · Feb 9

Scottish Cup roundup: Celtic cruise past Clyde and Hibs hammer BSC Glasgow

Hoops continue campaign for fourth successive Scottish Cup• McNulty hat-trick helps Hibs past BSC GlasgowA much-changed Celtic side overcame the elements to secure a William Hill Scottish Cup quarter-final place with a 3-0 win over Clyde at Broadwood.The Hoops famously lost in the tournament to the Bully Wee at the same venue in 2006 but, after French midfielder Olivier Ntcham opened the scoring in the 16th minute, there was little chance of lightning striking a second time, despite Storm Ciara making...

The Guardian · Feb 5

Celtic maintain seven-point gap over Rangers after both win again

Hoops win 4-0 at Motherwell, Gers see off Hibs 2-1• Hearts hit the bottom with 3-2 loss at home to KilmarnockA comprehensive 4-0 win for Celtic at Motherwell kept the champions on a steady course for their ninth successive Premiership title despite Ianis Hagi’s winning goal on his Rangers debut.The in-form striker Odsonne Edouard scored for the Hoops after nine minutes of a first half in which the battling home side had missed several chances...

The Guardian · Feb 3

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths deserved red card, says Hamilton manager Rice

Griffiths escaped with yellow after altercation with Sam WoodsCeltic’s 4-1 win opened up a seven-point gap at the topHamilton manager Brian Rice insists Leigh Griffiths should have been sent off in Celtic’s 4-1 Scottish Premiership win on Sunday.

The Guardian · Jan 29

Celtic thrash St Johnstone, Defoe injured in Rangers win over Ross County

Celtic’s 3-0 win maintains five-point lead at the top• Jermain Defoe taken off on stretcher in Rangers 2-0 victoryCeltic made it 30 goals without reply against St Johnstone after sweeping their hosts away in the opening half hour to win 3-0.Olivier Ntcham, James Forrest and Leigh Griffiths struck inside 27 minutes as Celtic overran the Perth side to maintain their five-point lead in the Premiership...

The Guardian · Jan 26

Scottish Premiership roundup: Boyce’s debut goal dents Rangers’ title bid

Defeat leaves Steven Gerrard’s side five points off top• Odsonne Edouard helps extend Celtic’s leadLiam Boyce wrecked Steven Gerrard’s Rangers milestone as the new Hearts striker’s debut goal sealed a 2-1 win at Tynecastle.Ryan Kent thought he had got the party started for Gerrard on his 100th game in charge of the club with an opener just after half-time...

The Guardian · Jan 22

Scottish Premiership round-up: Celtic maintain lead with Kilmarnock win

Odsonne Edouard opens scoring in away victory for leaders• Jermain Defoe’s goal keeps Rangers within two pointsCeltic maintained their two-point advantage over Premiership title challengers Rangers with a 3-1 win over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park.

The Guardian · Jan 18

Callum McGregor eases Hoops past Partick and into fifth round

Leigh Griffiths scores first goal for Celtic since August• Sam Cosgrove spares Aberdeen replay with DumbartonGoals from Leigh Griffiths and Calllum McGregor earned Celtic a narrow 2-1 win against Partick Thistle and a safe passage into the Scottish Cup fifth round despite a late scare when Jeremie Frimpong conceded a penalty converted by Stuart Brannigan.

The Guardian · Jan 9

VAR seems as far away as ever in Scotland despite Rangers weighing in

There’s another O** F*** divide, this time over technology, as the SPFL seeks to avoid a system with significant financial implications for smaller clubs – and which Celtic opposeThe Scottish Professional Football League does an impressive job in creating a perception of wanting discussion over VAR to disappear.

The Guardian · Dec 31, 2019

Celtic’s Ryan Christie facing ban for allegedly grabbing at Morelos’ groin

Incident occurred on the hour mark in Sunday’s O** F*** derby • Celtic ‘absolutely astonished’ by violent conduct chargeRyan Christie has been charged with violent conduct after allegedly grabbing Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos’ groin area during Celtic’s O** F*** derby defeat on Sunday.The Celtic and Scotland midfielder has been served with a notice of complaint from the Scottish FA, with a hearing set for 6 January.

The Guardian · Dec 30, 2019

Victory at Celtic shows the progress made by Steven Gerrard’s Rangers

Rangers two points behind rivals with a game in hand• Club claim Alfredo Morelos was racially abused at CelticThe nature of Rangers’ success over Celtic continues to resonate more than the fact it transpired at all...

The Guardian · Dec 29, 2019

Rangers edge O** F*** derby to cut Celtic’s lead at top of table to two points

A first Rangers win at Celtic Park since 2010 was notable only because it was so fully deserved.

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