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NEW PODCAST – A Celtic State of Mind’s Goal of the Decade

Since 2010, Celtic have won 8 league trophies, 5 Scottish Cups and 5 League Cups in what will be referred back to in history as the ‘Decade of Dominance’. With lots of glorious memories over the last 10 years, at A Celtic State of Mind we have

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Martin Donaldson recommends Mickey 9s for ACSOM’s Stereo

A number of years ago, my brother and I challenged each other to find a local gig every couple of months in Glasgow. An opportunity to pay less than a tenner for live music, nothing that was going to break the bank, but the chance to see

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A Celtic State of Mind’s Decade of Dominance – League Match of the Decade (Round 2)

Since 2010, Celtic have won 8 league trophies, 5 Scottish Cups and 5 League Cups in what will be referred back to in history as the ‘Decade of Dominance’. With lots of glorious memories over the last 10 years, A Celtic State of Mind have decided to

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Colin Watt with A Celtic State of Mind – Paddy McCourt: Celtic’s Quintessential Cult Player

Conditioned, analysed, preened, molded, academy-trained athletes with hair weaves and tattooed sleeves: The archetypal modern day footballer… It’s a sign of the times – players are corporate commodity – and this fairly recent development more than likely sounds the death knell of the alluring cult footballer. Fans

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Professor Phil Scraton on Boris Johnson – “My concern is that despite their catastrophic failures they will get away with it…”

Professor Phil Scraton recently appeared on A Celtic State of Mind to discuss the 31-year fight for justice of the Hillsborough victims’ families. Many will have read Professor Scraton’s criticisms of Boris Johnson in the pages of his seminal book, Hillsborough: The Truth. He also wrote a

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Scott Alcroft with A Celtic State of Mind – It’s Me or Celtic…

It’s been a very strange time for us all recently and, with a lot of thinking time, what are the things at the moment that are crossing all of our minds? Our family? Our friends? Our job? Finding a job? Our current partner? Our ex-partners? Money? Our

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Martin Donaldson with A Celtic State of Mind – My extra-innings affection for the Boston Red Sox

In the Autumn of 1986 I received a gift of two baseball caps from my cousin. One was for the New York Mets, the other was the Boston Red Sox. The two caps represented the teams appearing in the 1986 Fall Classic, the two best teams in

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Tom Campbell with A Celtic State of Mind – The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

It was pointed out to me recently that none of my friends are Rangers’ supporters, and I sat up all night pondering… until it dawned on me that I had had only one close friend who could be described as ‘a Hun’. All my other friends are

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Martin Donaldson with A Celtic State of Mind – How Grace became a symbol of remembrance to the uprising

This week commemorated the anniversary of the beautiful, but heart-breaking story of the wedding between Joseph Mary Plunkett and Grace Gifford. The events of the Easter Rising in 1916 thrust Irish independence and freedom from British hands back in to the world’s focus. Even with the great

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Tom Campbell with A Celtic State of Mind – When Celtic won The Victory-in-Europe Cup

World War II ended in May, 1945 – at last in Europe with the unconditional surrender of Germany, and the automatic reaction in Scotland was to celebrate with ‘a special football game’. It was arranged at short notice: Rangers and Celtic were invited to participate, the prize

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