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How the devilishly talented Shunsuke Nakamura became a Celtic legend

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.

Political Football: The culture and politics that shaped Scottish football and what Brexit means

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...

The miner and the migrant: how Jock Stein and Helenio Herrera created a rivalry fit for the ages

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.

The evolving world of Celtic FC: a club making history for all the right reasons

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.

The Battle of Montevideo: Celtic, Racing and the brutal 1967 Intercontinental Cup

Continue reading “The Battle of Montevideo: Celtic, Racing and the brutal 1967 Intercontinental Cup” on These Football Times.

In celebration of Stiliyan Petrov: the tiger in the grass

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...

These Football Times · Oct 13, 2017

What happened to Tony Watt, the Celtic teen who downed Barcelona?

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...

These Football Times · Oct 13, 2017
These Football Times · Sep 13, 2017

Neil Lennon and the art of survival

FOOTBALL DOESN’T CARE WHERE YOU’VE COME FROM. It doesn’t care how hard you’ve worked, or how much you deserve a break...

These Football Times · Sep 13, 2017
These Football Times · Sep 13, 2017

Neil Lennon and the art of survival

FOOTBALL DOESN’T CARE WHERE YOU’VE COME FROM. It doesn’t care how hard you’ve worked, or how much you deserve a break...

These Football Times · Sep 13, 2017
These Football Times · Aug 25, 2017

Kenny Dalglish: a reluctant hero of contrasting qualities

Illustration by Federico Manasse Kenny Dalglish is a man of contrasting qualities...

These Football Times · Aug 25, 2017
These Football Times · Aug 25, 2017

The colossal impact of Mark Viduka

Illustration by Federico Manasse The abiding memory of Mark Viduka in the Premier League is that of a brooding bulldog forward, lazily monikered with the ‘good touch for a big man’ tag...

These Football Times · Aug 25, 2017
These Football Times · Jun 1, 2017

The game that spelled the end of John Barnes’ managerial career at the top

On a cold and wet day in February 2000, Celtic lost 3-2 at Parkhead to Hearts, meaning the Scottish giants had gone three league games without victory...

These Football Times · Jun 1, 2017
These Football Times · Feb 13, 2017

Paddy McCourt: the Derry Pelé who could’ve become a legend

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...

These Football Times · Feb 13, 2017
These Football Times · Nov 23, 2016

A man of decency and talent: remembering Celtic hero Tommy Burns

For most Scots and fans of poetry around the world, the surname Burns is associated with the famous 18th Century poet, Robert...

These Football Times · Nov 23, 2016
These Football Times · Oct 24, 2016

The Big Analysis: Rangers vs Celtic

In the lead up to an O** F*** game there is an adage that suggests form is no longer a factor and the outcome of the game is based solely upon who shows themselves to be most dominant...

These Football Times · Oct 24, 2016
These Football Times · Sep 12, 2016

The Big Analysis: Celtic vs Rangers

The anticipation and fanfare that surrounds the O** F*** game creates an allure that football fans around the world find infectious...

These Football Times · Sep 12, 2016
These Football Times · Jul 2, 2016

Jimmy Johnstone: celebrating the greatest Celtic player of them all

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...

These Football Times · Jul 2, 2016
These Football Times · Jun 11, 2016

The polarisation of Craig Bellamy

Few players have split opinion amongst football fans as much as Craig Bellamy...

These Football Times · Jun 11, 2016
These Football Times · Feb 26, 2016

Henrik Larsson and the cult of a king

In the 1994 World Cup quarter-final, Sweden have 13 minutes to find an equaliser as they trail Romania 2-1...

These Football Times · Feb 26, 2016
These Football Times · Feb 18, 2016

Jock Stein: the ordinary man who was anything but

This feature is part of The Masterminds series “Every manager dies a little during a game...

These Football Times · Feb 18, 2016
These Football Times · Jan 24, 2016

The relentless, restless mind of Paolo Di Canio

They are there for all to see; the burning intensity of the glare, the endless cavern of passion, and the relentless desire that seems to give advantage in any confrontation...

These Football Times · Jan 24, 2016
These Football Times · Jan 20, 2016

In celebration of Ľubomír Moravčík, Celtic’s Slovak sensation

ARRIVING AT A BIG CLUB TO LOW EXPECTATIONS can set the stage for a wonderful surprise and this was certainly true of Ľubomír Moravčík’s Celtic career...

These Football Times · Jan 20, 2016
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Steve Armstrong & David Alexander of Fansbet with A Celtic State of Mind

A Celtic State of Mind was recently named as the UK’s Best Football Podcast at the prestigious 2018 Football Blogging Awards.

90 Minute Cynic · Nov 13

Cel Tic-N-Our Pod Cast

Welcome to the 90 Minute Cynic Podcast (@90minutecynic) with host Chris Gallagher joined by a panel of Chris Boud and Christian Wulff.

90 Minute Cynic · Nov 13

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TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1 Celtic 12 8 2 2 27 6 21 26
2 Hearts 13 8 2 3 19 13 6 26
3 “Rangers” 12 7 3 2 32 11 21 24
4 Kilmarnock 13 7 3 3 19 12 7 24
5 St Johnstone 13 7 2 4 16 18 -2 23
6 Aberdeen 12 6 3 3 16 10 6 21
7 Livingston 12 5 4 3 12 7 5 19
8 Hibernian 12 5 3 4 21 12 9 18
9 Motherwell 12 3 2 7 12 22 -10 11
10 Hamilton Academical 13 3 1 9 9 28 -19 10
11 St Mirren 13 1 2 10 6 26 -20 5
12 Dundee 13 1 1 11 6 30 -24 4

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