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The Guardian · May 28

Xylitol is not such a sweet treat for dogs | Brief letters

Change UK | Xylitol | School sports | Glasgow Celtic | Michael GoveIt took the SDP some six years and two general elections to accept that the game was up for remaining the central party...

The Guardian · May 28
The Guardian · May 26

Harry Hood, former Celtic striker with ‘the X factor’, dies aged 74

Hood scored 123 goals in 310 games for Celtic from 1969-76• Honours included six league titles and four Scottish CupsThe former Celtic striker Harry Hood has died at the age of 74, the club have confirmed.Hood scored 123 goals in 310 games for Celtic from 1969 to 1976 after moving from Clyde, where he played either side of a spell at Sunderland...

The Guardian · May 26
The Guardian · May 25

Celtic win the treble treble as Édouard’s double beats Hearts

An unprecedented treble treble for Celtic did not arrive without its anxious moments, but two goals in the final half hour from striker Odsonne Édouard gave the Glasgow side the result which ensured a new entry in the history books.An uneventful, and uninspiring, first half was quickly forgotten when Hearts took the lead through Ryan Edwards seven minutes into the second period...

The Guardian · May 25
The Guardian · May 25

Hearts v Celtic: Scottish Cup final – live!

Scottish Cup final updates from Hampden, 3pm BST kick-offLive scoreboard: the latest from Saturday’s other gamesAnd you can email Scott here with your thoughts 1.10pm BST Heart of Midlothian and Celtic last met each other in the Scottish Cup final 63 years ago.

The Guardian · May 25
The Guardian · May 24

Scottish Cup win could help boost job security of either Lennon or Levein | Ewan Murray

Celtic and Hearts meet in the final for the first time since 1956 and victory for either manager could help quieten the doubtersIt is a Scottish football quirk that two of its most high-profile clubs, Hearts and Celtic, will on Saturday be brought together in a Scottish Cup final for the first time since 1956...

The Guardian · May 24
The Guardian · May 17

Celtic and Rangers both interested in signing Charlton’s Joe Aribo

Aribo also wanted by Bournemouth and Eintracht Frankfurt• Southampton and RB Leipzig want Everton’s Ademola LookmanCeltic and Rangers are among the clubs looking to sign midfielder Joe Aribo from Charlton this summer when the 22-year-old’s contract expires.Aribo, who scored 10 goals in League One this season as Charlton reached the play-offs, was linked with a potential move to Manchester City this week and has also attracted from Southampton, Bournemouth and Eintracht Frankfurt...

The Guardian · May 17
The Guardian · May 12

Rangers v Celtic: Scottish Premiership – live!

O** F*** derby updates from 12pm BSTMatch turns spotlight on Gerrard’s first Rangers seasonFeel free to email Tom or to tweet: @TomBry 11.14am BST Rangers: Foderingham; Tavernier, Goldson, Katic, Flanagan; Davis, Jack, Kamara; Kent, Arfield, Defoe.Subs: Firth, Worrall, Halliday, McCrorie, Morelos, Candeias, Barisic.

The Guardian · May 12
The Guardian · May 4

Neil Lennon has steadied the ship to keep Celtic on top – but what happens next?

Celtic’s interim manager has secured an eighth straight title and looks the right man to target 10 in a row – but there are recruitment questions once the celebrations are overCeltic’s retention of Scotland’s Premiership, with two games to spare, makes a mockery of the notion – prevalent after Rangers won an O** F*** game on 29 December – that their domestic dominance might end any time soon...

The Guardian · May 4
The Guardian · May 4

Celtic see off Aberdeen to seal eighth Scottish Premiership title in a row

Celtic have won the Scottish Premiership for the eighth season in a row after beating Aberdeen at Pittodrie.Neil Lennon’s team needed a point to secure the title, and headers from Mikael Lustig and Jozo Simunovic either side of half-time out them on course before Odsonne Édouard made certain with a late goal...

The Guardian · May 4
The Guardian · May 4

Aberdeen v Celtic: Scottish Premiership – live!

Celtic need point to seal title in 12.30pm BST kick-offJoin Scott Murray for Bournemouth v Tottenham – live!Get in touch: email Michael or tweet @michaelbutler18 12.15pm BST It’s worth revisiting these slightly older pictures of McNeill.

The Guardian · May 4
The Guardian · Apr 29

Stevie Chalmers, scorer of Celtic’s 1967 European Cup final winner, dies at 83

Chalmers was one of Celtic’s greatest goalscorers• Glaswegian survived meningitis to enjoy stellar careerStevie Chalmers, scorer of Celtic’s winning goal in the 1967 European Cup final, has died at the age of 83, the club have announced.The death of Chalmers, who had dementia in recent years, comes a week after Billy McNeill, captain of the Lisbon Lions, died...

The Guardian · Apr 29
The Guardian · Apr 27

Celtic move closer to title as tributes paid to Billy McNeill

Celtic centre-half Jozo Simunovic paid his own fitting tribute to Billy McNeill by heading in the winner against Kilmarnock at Parkhead.

The Guardian · Apr 27
The Guardian · Apr 23

‘His career was incredible’ … Billy McNeill was a winner as player and manager

Billy McNeill’s career was defined as part of the all-conquering 1967 Celtic side but he also won four titles as the club’s managerTributes have been pouring in to Billy McNeill, the first British player to lift the European Cup as captain of Celtic’s all-conquering 1967 side, who has died at the age of 79 after a battle with dementia in his later years.In addition to making a record 822 appearances for Celtic as a player McNeill was twice manager of the club, either side of a brief spell in England, amas...

The Guardian · Apr 23
The Guardian · Apr 23

Billy McNeill obituary

Footballer associated with Celtic for more than 60 years – as a player, manager and club ambassador – who won 29 caps for ScotlandAs captain of Celtic, Billy McNeill, who has died aged 79, was the first British footballer to hold aloft the European Cup...

The Guardian · Apr 23
The Guardian · Apr 23

Billy McNeill, captain of Celtic’s European Cup-winning team, dies aged 79

‘Lisbon Lion’ was first British player to lift European Cup in 1967Managed Celtic in two spells and played 29 times for Scotland Billy McNeill, the first British player to lift the European Cup as captain of the Celtic side that won the trophy in 1967, has died aged 79.McNeill’s association with Celtic spanned more than 60 years and he managed the club in two spells...

The Guardian · Apr 23
The Guardian · Apr 21

Neil Lennon questions Celtic’s attitude after stalemate at Hibernian

Neil Lennon told his Celtic players that they are not on holiday yet after they drew a blank in the 0-0 draw against Hibernian at Easter Road.The Scottish Premiership leaders moved nine points ahead of Rangers with four games remaining, the first of which is at home to Kilmarnock next week...

The Guardian · Apr 21
The Guardian · Apr 14

Celtic waltz past nine-man Aberdeen in furious Scottish Cup semi-final

Celtic kept their triple treble quest firmly on course as they swept aside nine-man Aberdeen to book a place in next month’s Scottish Cup final.The Dons had been holding their own at Hampden until they lost Dominic Ball to a second yellow card after a gruesome clash of heads with Ryan Christie.

The Guardian · Apr 14
The Guardian · Apr 6

Celtic made to wait for title as Hibernian win lively derby

Livi keeper Liam Kelly keeps Celtic waiting to be champions• Hibs win at Tynecastle for the first time since 2013Celtic will have to wait at least two weeks to clinch the Scottish Premiership title after being held to a goalless draw by Livingston.The leaders were denied by a string of first-half saves from Livingston goalkeeper Liam Kelly and the home fans endured a frustrating second half as Gary Holt’s side sat in and restricted Celtic’s chances...

The Guardian · Apr 6
The Guardian · Mar 31

Celtic v Rangers: Scottish Premiership – live!

Live updates from Celtic Park, kick-off 12pm (BST)Gerrard hopes to avoid another O** F*** ‘slap in the face’ at CelticFeel free to email Niall or tweet @NiallMcVeigh with your thoughts 11.04am BST Celtic: Bain, Lustig, Boyata, Ajer, Tierney, Ntcham, Brown, McGregor, Forrest, Edouard, Hayes.

The Guardian · Mar 31
The Guardian · Mar 30

Steven Gerrard hopes to avoid another O** F*** ‘slap in the face’ at Celtic

Rangers buoyed by December’s Ibrox victory• Neil Lennon resumes O** F*** rivalry on SundaySteven Gerrard expects his Rangers players to have more self-belief at Celtic Park on Sunday than when they lost there in September...

The Guardian · Mar 30
The Guardian · Mar 29

New Lennon plays it cool before his first O** F*** renewal | Ewan Murray

Celtic manager insists his future will not be defined by Sunday’s Rangers game as he prepares to face ‘modern great’ GerrardIf Neil Lennon’s pre-match demeanour is anything to go by, his return to the O** F*** fixture will not further intensify an already manic scene.

The Guardian · Mar 29
The Guardian · Mar 17

Odsonne Edouard’s 96th-minute goal gives Celtic victory over Dundee

Odsonne Edouard’s dramatic stoppage-time winner at Dundee took Celtic 10 points clear of Rangers at the top of the Premiership.The visitors had much the better of the goalless first half and continued to swarm around the Taysiders’ goal after the break but the second-bottom side were holding them at bay.

The Guardian · Mar 17
The Guardian · Mar 13

Football transfer rumours: Celtic’s Kieran Tierney to Dortmund?

Today’s fluff believes the answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind, the answer is blowin’ in the windAt least when it comes to football, Britain is not a complete shambles in the eyes of Europe.

The Guardian · Mar 13
The Guardian · Mar 10

Brendan Rodgers looks like a natural fit at Leicester City

Jamie Vardy is only one player who seems a lot happier at the new manager’s arrival.

The Guardian · Mar 10
The Guardian · Mar 9

Celtic miss chance to extend lead as Aberdeen’s rearguard ho** f***

Interim Celtic manager Neil Lennon endured an afternoon of frustration on his return to Parkhead as his side were held to a 0-0 draw by Aberdeen...

The Guardian · Mar 9
The Guardian · Mar 8

Brendan Rodgers: I won’t let home break-in cloud my time at Celtic – video

The Leicester manager, Brendan Rodgers, has spoken for the first time about the ‘horrendous’ break-in at his family’s home in Glasgow, insisting it will not dampen his memories of managing Celtic.

The Guardian · Mar 8
The Guardian · Mar 7

Brendan Rodgers describes burglary at family home as ‘horrendous’

Rodgers’ wife and step-daughter inside property at the time• Leicester manager had several medals stolen in the incidentBrendan Rodgers has spoken of his family’s “horrendous” ordeal after their home in Scotland was broken into while they were sleeping.Police Scotland were called to the property in Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire, at around 1.55am on Wednesday...

The Guardian · Mar 7
The Guardian · Mar 3

Before Celtic fans damn Brendan Rodgers they should look at their club’s behaviour | Kevin McKenna

His departure is just a symptom of the free market it has happily exploited for decadesIn Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the father of Gonzo journalism, Hunter S Thompson, chronicled his drug-addled, two-day road trip.

The Guardian · Mar 3
The Guardian · Mar 2

Grateful players, angry fans: the Brendan Rodgers legacy at Watford

The new Leicester City manager is likely to get a hostile reception at Vicarage Road after an abrupt departure in 2009 but his players remember him warmlyWhen Brendan Rodgers takes Leicester to Vicarage Road on Sunday, it will be the third successive home game in which Watford have welcomed back a former manager.

The Guardian · Mar 2
The Guardian · Feb 27

Scottish roundup: Celtic give Neil Lennon fright with late winner

Celtic maintained their eight-point lead over Rangers in the Scottish Premiership with a 91st winner at Hearts, while their Glasgow rivals ran out easy 4-0 winners over DundeeNeil Lennon’s second spell at Celtic began with a last-gasp 2-1 win at Hearts in a fiery encounter which saw Jamie Brandon sent off.The interim manager, who replaced Leicester-bound Brendan Rodgers on Tuesday and is in charge until the end of the season, found Hearts a tough nut to crack before the opener...

The Guardian · Feb 27
The Guardian · Feb 27

Brendan Rodgers rebuilt his reputation at Celtic but still has plenty to prove | Ewan Murray

Celtic’s domestic dominance under Rodgers cannot be disputed but a lack of progress in Europe is just one reason they should not feel bereft without himAt least Brendan Rodgers is consistent.

The Guardian · Feb 27
The Guardian · Feb 27

Brendan Rodgers reveals why he left Celtic for Leicester City – video

Brendan Rodgers has said he is ‘absolutely delighted’ to be Leicester City’s new manager, but has admitted he was in no rush to leave Celtic after achieving the Scottish treble in two consecutive seasons.Speaking to LCFC TV, he said: ‘When the opportunity came to talk to Leicester and I was able to analyse, it allowed me to probably think I’d maybe probably achieved and taken the club at Celtic maybe as far as I could at this moment.’Leicester impress Brendan Rodgers with determined win over Brighton...

The Guardian · Feb 27
The Guardian · Feb 26

Leicester City to announce No 1 target Brendan Rodgers as new manager

Coach persuaded to quit Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic Midlands team sacked Claude Puel after string of poor resultsBrendan Rodgers will be named the new Leicester City manager.

The Guardian · Feb 26
The Guardian · Feb 24

Claude Puel appeared out of sync with players and supporters at Leicester | Paul Doyle

Manager’s departure always seemed likely while he failed to embrace mission to diversify from 2016 title-winning methodsThe notion that Brendan Rodgers would be a refreshing change from Claude Puel at Leicester City is laughable on at least one level...

The Guardian · Feb 24
The Guardian · Feb 21

Valencia v Celtic: Europa League last 32, second leg – live!

Live updates from the 5.55pm GMT kick-offYou can email Paul here or tweet him hereLive scoreboard: all the latest from Thursday’s matches 4.59pm GMT Hello.

The Guardian · Feb 21
The Guardian · Feb 17

Scott Brown sees red for celebration after scoring late winner for Celtic

Skipper Scott Brown scored a dramatic last-minute winner and was sent off as Celtic extended their lead at the top of the Premiership to eight points with a 1-0 win over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park...

The Guardian · Feb 17
The Guardian · Feb 16

Golden Goal: Steve McManaman for Liverpool v Celtic (1997)

The midfielder was the Merseyside club’s most consistent attacking threat for a decade and dazzled in GlasgowIf there is a phrase that sums up Steve McManaman’s time at Real Madrid, a four-year spell in which the Spanish club won La Liga and the Champions League twice apiece, it was perhaps the one delivered by an unlikely source...

The Guardian · Feb 16
The Guardian · Feb 14

Celtic 0-2 Valencia: Europa League last 32, first leg – as it happened

Valencia completely outclassed Celtic and should probably have won by a greater margin than 2-0, goals coming from Denis Cheryshev and Ruben SobrinoCeltic face uphill struggle after home defeat 9.57pm GMT And with that, I will bid you goodnight.

The Guardian · Feb 14
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Half Hour Hoops · Jun 13

HHH #74 A New Face

Peter, Ryan and 2nd half Stephen go over the Scotland game and the latest news at Celtic...

Half Hour Hoops · Jun 13

This Bhoys Life – Kevin Graham

In what will hopefully be a series of podcasts over the summer Harper is joined by Kevin Graham for the latest This Bhoys Life.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1 Celtic 38 27 6 5 77 20 57 87
2 “Rangers” 38 23 9 6 82 27 55 78
3 Kilmarnock 38 19 10 9 50 31 19 67
4 Aberdeen 38 20 7 11 57 44 13 67
5 Hibernian 38 14 12 12 51 39 12 54
6 Hearts 38 15 6 17 42 50 -8 51
7 St Johnstone 38 15 7 16 38 48 -10 52
8 Motherwell 38 15 6 17 46 56 -10 51
9 Livingston 38 11 11 16 42 44 -2 44
10 Hamilton Academical 38 9 6 23 28 75 -47 33
11 St Mirren 38 8 8 22 34 66 -32 32
12 Dundee 38 5 6 27 31 78 -47 21

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