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Kevin Graham with A Celtic State of Mind – The night Viduka refused to wear the hoops

On the cold winter’s evening of the 8th February 2000, Referee Dougie McDonald blew for half-time, signalling for the boos to swirl around Glasgow’s east end. Eric Black bounced to his feet and flew down the tunnel. He was furious with what he had just witnessed. Celtic

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Livingston post-match with A Celtic State of Mind – Frimpong is the discovery of the summer

PAUL JOHN DYKES: The arrival of Jeremie Frimpong on transfer deadline day less than three months ago was understandably viewed as being a signing for the future. Within a month, however, the 18-year-old Dutchman had made his debut in Neil Lennon’s side, and the attacking right-back has

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Livingston Pre-match with A Celtic State of Mind

ALAN MORRISON: Celtic’s only SPFL apocalypse thus far was in the Tony Macaroni arena where the champions were bullied and belittled by a well-drilled home side marshalled by Sergeant Major Willard, I mean Holt. It was a chastening experience on the plastic. And frustratingly only Livingston’s second

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Colin Watt with A Celtic State of Mind – October Loan Watch

For Celtic fans, there is nothing better than seeing a young, talented player develop through the youth sides and then establish themselves within the first team at Celtic Park. In recent years, we have been spoiled with the likes of Kieran Tierney, Callum McGregor, James Forrest, Liam

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A Celtic State of Mind – The man they called “the second worst thing to hit Hiroshima”

Wim Jansen was unveiled to the media as Celtic’s eleventh permanent manager in 109 years on Thursday, 3 July 1997. It was a time of upheaval for the club, and their failure to win a league title in the preceding nine years was exacerbated by the fact

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Andy Lynch with A Celtic State of Mind – The man who swapped me to left-back and resurrected my career…

While I played in the reserves, John Clark completely understood my situation and was very sympathetic towards me. He was a calm, sometimes quiet, unassuming guy, and he had helped me immensely by allowing me to move around the pitch to discover a new lease of life

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A Celtic State of Mind – Celtic loanees who came back brighter

Dwindling finances and the lack of a reserve league to bridge the gap between youth and first-team football has meant that the loan system has gradually become an integral player recruitment function of Scottish football in recent years. The figures are startling, and with over 150 loanee

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Gerry Crawley with A Celtic State of Mind – Four boys stole the jerseys, and Ten Men Won the League’

The ground-staff boys had been working on the day of the 4-2 game. We were all going to the match that night, and had a plan to make it even more special… We had a habit of hanging around Neilly Mochan’s boot-room all the time. Guys from

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A Celtic State of Mind’s Team of the Decade – The Greatest Celtic XI of the 1950s Announced

A Celtic State of Mind have been running polls to establish our greatest team of the 1950s. This decade saw many of Celtic’s greatest ever players don the famous green and white hoops with distinction, and the polls have sparked some healthy Twitter debate around who should

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Team of the Decade – The Greatest XI of the 1950s

A Celtic State of Mind are currently running polls to establish our greatest teams of the decades from the 1950s right up to the 2010s. These seven sides will then be considered alongside the controversial ACSOM Cult XI that was established earlier this year. The 1950s saw

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