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Despite its relative success, it’s fair to say that Celtic fans don’t look back as fondly on Gordon Strachan’s stint as manager as they do on Martin O’Neill’s five-year tenure.
Football in Scotland is the product of a particular history, and the ideologies formed from that past both shape and control some of the major clubs that play there...
Helenio Herrera glanced out of the window across the pitches at Internazionale’s training ground in Appiano Gentile, the picturesque venue located 40km north-west of Milan in Como.
Celtic Football Club made history in Scottish football last season, winning the double-treble in an unprecedented display of dominance that shows few signs of subsiding.
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SOME MIDFIELDERS USE THEIR POSITION to involve themselves in every aspect of a game, immersing themselves in the centre of the park the way a spider nestles at the heart of a meticulously constructed web...
WE LIVE IN A FOOTBALL WORLD WHERE MONEY IS KING, an age in which a vastly wealthy owner can bypass the traditional avenues to success...
You could never accuse the League of Ireland of being world-class, but over the years it has undoubtedly produced some excellent players – most of whom, admittedly, went elsewhere...
For most Scots and fans of poetry around the world, the surname Burns is associated with the famous 18th Century poet, Robert...
Two weeks after Celtic had become the first British team to lift the European Cup in 1967, the Bhoys travelled to Spain to play Real Madrid in a testimonial for the legendary Alfredo Di Stéfano...
Mista wheeled away in celebration, leaving Rab Douglas disconsolate on the goal line...
Kenny Dalglish wasn’t the most skilful player, nor was he blessed with blinding pace or immense strength, but scenes of a stealthy and intelligent Scot with straw-like hair and ice-blue eyes cutting defences apart, scoring goals seemingly at will, and lifting trophy after trophy paint the picture of one of football’s true greats...
“I did a pirouette” – Paul McStay on the turn that preceded his pass to Chris Morris, January 2, 1988...
AT THE 1958 CONGRESS OF THE SOUTH AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFEDERATION (CONMEBOL) in Rio de Janeiro the president of UEFA, Henry Delaunay, put forward a proposal for a competition between the top clubs in Europe and South America...
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