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The Guardian · Aug 18

Celtic seal deal for promising Republic of Ireland striker Jonathan Afolabi

Forward joins on three-year deal after leaving SouthamptonAfolabi in attendance for League Cup win over DunfermlineCeltic have successfully deflected interest from clubs from England to secure the highly regarded Republic of Ireland junior international Jonathan Afolabi, with the striker putting pen to paper on a three-year contract.Afolabi left Southampton at the end of last season having featured for their under-23 team, and the likes of Wolves, Crystal Palace and Stoke City all expressed an interest in...

The Guardian · Aug 18
The Guardian · Aug 17

James Forrest the goal hero as Celtic toil to Dunfermline victory

James Forrest’s 114th-minute strike edged Celtic past Dunfermline after the Fifers threatened to end the champions’ stranglehold on domestic silverware.With a penalty shoot-out looming, the substitute worked space to steer a deflected effort into the far corner from 14 yards and send Celtic into the Scottish League Cup quarter-finals with a 2-1 home win over the Championship side...

The Guardian · Aug 17
The Guardian · Aug 15

Rangers to face Legia Warsaw for place in Europa League group stage

Steven Gerrard’s side complete win over FC Midtjylland• Aberdeen knocked out; Celtic to meet AIK of StockholmSteven Gerrard’s warning to his Rangers side not to take Europa League opponents FC Midtjylland lightly was heeded, with the Light Blues cruising to a 3-1 win at Ibrox.Leading 4-2 from the first leg, Rangers effectively killed the tie in the 14th minute when Alfredo Morelos opened the scoring from Sheyi Ojo’s cross...

The Guardian · Aug 15
The Guardian · Aug 14

Celtic’s Champions League exit a warning to Rangers, says Steven Gerrard

Celtic eliminated after 4-3 defeat to Cluj at Parkhead• Rangers face FC Midtjylland in Europa League on ThursdaySteven Gerrard has said that Celtic’s Champions League exit should be a warning to his Rangers squad...

The Guardian · Aug 14
The Guardian · Aug 13

Celtic crash out of Champions League as Romanians Cluj silence Parkhead

Celtic crashed out of the Champions League after twice letting a lead slip in a 4-3 home defeat by CFR Cluj.The Scottish champions made a storming start to the second half to go 2-1 ahead through goals from James Forrest and Odsonne Edouard but Scott Brown’s handball allowed Billel Omrani to score from the spot and make it 3-3 on aggregate and put the Romanians ahead on away goals...

The Guardian · Aug 13
The Guardian · Aug 12

Neil Lennon wary of Romanians’ threat in Champions League qualifier

Champions make free-scoring start to season• Cluj manager claims referees favour CelticCeltic’s manager, Neil Lennon, feels there are plenty of areas his team can exploit in theTuesday’s Champions League second leg against Cluj after they drew 1-1 in the first leg in Romania...

The Guardian · Aug 12
The Guardian · Aug 10

Leigh Griffiths strikes as Celtic surge clear to beat Motherwell

Leigh Griffiths scored from a free-kick as Celtic recovered from an early setback to win 5-2 at Motherwell.Motherwell were rewarded for a positive start with Liam Donnelly’s strike but Kristoffer Ajer netted his first goal in Scottish football two minutes later...

The Guardian · Aug 10
The Guardian · Aug 7

Neil Lennon hopes to reinvest Kieran Tierney cash in Celtic squad

Left-back Tierney set for Scottish record £25m switch to Arsenal• Celtic draw with Cluj in Romania in Champions League qualifierNeil Lennon hopes he will be given Kieran Tierney’s record £25m transfer fee to reinvest in his Celtic squad.The Hoops boss was busy overseeing his team’s 1-1 Champions League draw with Cluj as reports broke that a deal had been struck with Arsenal to make Tierney Scotland’s most expensive ever footballer...

The Guardian · Aug 7
The Guardian · Aug 3

Ryan Christie’s hat-trick inspires Celtic to demolition of Saints

Ryan Christie struck a long-range hat-trick as Celtic began their latest Scottish Premiership title defence with a 7-0 demolition of St Johnstone.The Scotland international took his tally for the season to six goals in five matches with a brilliant performance as the champions ensured they topped the table on the opening day...

The Guardian · Aug 3
The Guardian · Aug 2

Scottish Premiership preview: Celtic flex muscles in hunt for nine in a row | Ewan Murray

Neil Lennon has the resources to maintain club’s dominance while Rangers face a key season in bid to end trophy droughtThat it seems almost offensive to compare Celtic’s class of 2019 to the side who delivered a European Cup amid domestic dominance, a run of nine consecutive Scottish league titles will not divert this season’s narrative.A more controversial standpoint is that this Celtic team are not as formidable as the Rangers sides who won nine titles in a row from 1989...

The Guardian · Aug 2
The Guardian · Jul 30

Celtic to face Romanian side Cluj after seeing off Nomme Kalju

Nomme Kalju 0-2 Celtic (Celtic win 7-0 on agg)• Romanian side Cluj next up in Champions LeagueCeltic completed their Tallinn job by easing past Nomme Kalju to move a step closer to the group stages of the Champions League.A first-half own goal after 10 minutes and a stunning debut strike from Marian Shved in stoppage time ensured Celtic avoided any trouble in the Baltics, running out 2-0 second-leg winners over the Estonian champions and completing a 7-0 aggregate victory...

The Guardian · Jul 30
The Guardian · Jul 24

Leigh Griffiths helps give Celtic commanding lead against Nomme Kalju

Champions League qualifier: Celtic 5-0 Nomme Kalju• Scottish champions face Cluj or Maccabi Tel Aviv nextCeltic took command of their second Champions League qualifier with a crushing 5-0 first-leg win over Nomme Kalju...

The Guardian · Jul 24
The Guardian · Jul 18

Neil Lennon tips Leigh Griffiths to make major Celtic impact after personal issues

Griffiths makes competitive return in 2-1 win over Sarajevo• Celtic next face Estonia’s Nomme Kalju in Champions LeagueNeil Lennon senses Leigh Griffiths will make a major contribution for Celtic after the striker completed his comeback against Sarajevo.The Scotland international came on for the last 12 minutes as Celtic won 2-1 to secure a 5-2 aggregate victory in the first qualifying round of the Champions League...

The Guardian · Jul 18
The Guardian · Jul 17

What Berwick Rangers going viral tells football clubs about social media

Bayern Munich and Roma are not the only clubs gaining fans online – as Berwick, Motherwell and Celtic showed last seasonBy Simon Meehan for Nutmeg magazineIt’s 4.50pm on a cold, blustery Saturday in March and I am at the in-laws’ house on the south coast of England.

The Guardian · Jul 17
The Guardian · Jul 9

Celtic battle back to beat Sarajevo in Champions League qualifier

Sarajevo 1-3 Celtic• Oremus 29 | Johnston 35, Edouard 51, Sinclair 85Celtic came from behind to convincingly beat Sarajevo 3-1 in the first leg of their Champions League first qualifying round tie at the Asim Ferhatovic Hase Stadium.The Scottish champions were stunned in Bosnia and Herzegovina when Mirko Oremus opened the scoring for the home side in the 29th minute following a corner...

The Guardian · Jul 9
The Guardian · Jul 9

From the war to Vincent Tan: the history that shaped FK Sarajevo

Club face Celtic in a Champions League qualifier on Tuesday aiming to, for one night, put smiles back on their fans’ facesFor the majority of Celtic fans travelling to the Champions League qualifier in Sarajevo on Tuesday, this will be just another fun trip away.

The Guardian · Jul 9
The Guardian · Jun 25

Arsenal hope to secure Kieran Tierney from Celtic for £18m

London club already had bid of £15m turned down• Celtic value 22-year-old left-back closer to £25mArsenal are preparing to make a second offer to Celtic for Kieran Tierney, and they are hopeful that a figure of around £18m will get the deal done – even though the Scottish champions value the left-back at £25m.The London club are in daily talks over Tierney and they believe that the 22-year-old wants to join them...

The Guardian · Jun 25
The Guardian · Jun 18

Celtic’s Champions League campaign to kick off against Sarajevo

Scottish champions at home in first leg; Linfield draw Rosenborg• Dundalk v Riga; the New Saints face preliminary round winnersCeltic will face the Bosnian side Sarajevo in the first qualifying round of the Champions League, with the first leg scheduled to be played at home on 9 or 10 July.Linfield, the champions of Northern Ireland, will face the Norwegian side Rosenborg, while the Republic Ireland’s Dundalk will take on Riga of the Latvian Virsliga...

The Guardian · Jun 18
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
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TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1 Celtic 2 2 0 0 12 2 10 6
2 “Rangers” 2 2 0 0 8 2 6 6
3 Ross County 2 1 1 0 3 0 3 4
4 Aberdeen 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 3
5 St Mirren 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 3
6 Hamilton Academical 2 1 0 1 2 3 -1 3
7 Hibernian 2 1 0 1 2 6 -4 3
8 Livingston 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2
9 Hearts 2 0 1 1 2 3 -1 1
10 Motherwell 2 0 1 1 2 5 -3 1
11 St Johnstone 2 0 1 1 2 9 -7 1
12 Kilmarnock 2 0 0 2 1 4 -3 0

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