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Eddy Grady with A Celtic State of Mind – Reflections of Seville: 17 years on

Celtic qualifying for the UEFA Cup final created a scramble not only for match tickets but also flights and hotels because everyone wanted to descend on Seville to say, “I was there!” After all Celtic had not qualified for a European final in 33 years. Up until

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Tom Campbell with A Celtic State of Mind – 1967: My Favourite Year

When I was young, I used to devour the Saturday-night papers, ‘the Times, News and Citizen’. My grandmother spent her Saturdays shopping in Glasgow and visiting her niece, returning about eight o’clock. She always had two things for me: a Mars Bar and the final edition of

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Colin Watt with A Celtic State of Mind – 5 games that secured the 9th successive league title

Now that the dust has settled and Celtic have, absolutely correctly, been declared the Ladbrokes Premiership champions for season 2019/20, it’s time to look back at those pivotal games which secured the title for Neil Lennon’s side. Season 2019/20 will go down in the annals as one

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Tom Campbell with A Celtic State of Mind – Tales From The Jungle

Old farts wander a bit in their dotage, and old writers recall past anecdotes; so, bear with me as I indulge myself with anecdotage. My dad, a very quiet man, used to take me to Celtic Park every other Saturday and, almost invariably, we were accompanied by

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What’s on ACSOM’s Stereo? The Rifles’ No Love Lost

As part of live music experiment with my brother back in 2007 I picked up a couple of tickets to see The Rifles at the Queen Margaret Union in Glasgow’s west end. At the time I hadn’t listened to their debut album; I had heard the single

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Tom Campbell with A Celtic State of Mind – Tales From The Jungle

Over the years I’ve heard many things about football that have made me smile, even laugh out loud, made me ponder and reflect. I’d like to share a few with you in this article. Do you remember the 6-2 game? A beautiful sunny day at Celtic Park,

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What’s on ACSOM’s Stereo – Rage Against The Machine

On the 3rd November 1992, Rage Against the Machine released their self-titled debut album. The 4-piece band from Los Angeles, led by vocalist Zack de la Rocha, unleashed a 10-track, 52-minute masterpiece of rap rock / funk metal. Zack along with the other “Guilty Parties” Brad Wilk,

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Kevin McCluskie with A Celtic State of Mind – Whatever Happened to… Marc Rieper?

Season 1996/97 was one of the most disappointing in Celtic history. Not only did the Hoops end the season trophyless, but they also had to suffer through the ignominy of losing all four Glasgow Derbies in the League and watched as city rivals Rangers equalled their long-held

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Martin Donaldson with Celtic’s 500 Club – Jimmy Johnstone: Greatest Ever Celt

In 2002, the title of Greatest Ever Celt was bestowed on one James Connelly Johnstone. It may have been over a quarter of a century since Jinky had last pulled on the famous hooped jersey in a competitive match for his beloved Celtic, however, the lasting legacy

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Martin Donaldson with A Celtic State of Mind – Christy Moore: A master performer at his very best

On a rainy Saturday night in Glasgow, I made my way through the streets of the east end towards the Barras. The streets that had welcomed 60,000 football fans only two hours earlier were now quiet with only the sound of a few passing cars and the

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