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Margot McCuaig with A Celtic State of Mind – The life and times of Jimmy Johnstone

His flame-red curls like a fire in the glen, grace and poise juxtaposed with underdog victories, the self-destructive nature of a classic rogue, and the ability to play football like it was an art form… Perhaps the life and times of Jimmy Johnstone was always destined to

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Gerry Crawley with A Celtic State of Mind – Memories of Johnny Doyle

I grew up in Knightswood in the west of Glasgow, and had been training with Celtic once or twice a week from the age of about 14. I didn’t come up from the Boys’ Club, I was playing with Drumchapel Hibs at the time. Initially I got

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Martin Donaldson with A Celtic State of Mind – A walk down memory lane, the Celtic Graves Society way

Glasgow Doors Open Day has become an annual event where business and buildings across the city let the public in for a behind-the-scenes look at some of the city’s most famous venues. You can tread the boards at the Tron, pop your head into the Panopticon or

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Kevin Graham with A Celtic State of Mind – Is Twenty Plenty to Watch Scottish Football?

The reaction to The Bhoys’ ‘Twenty’s Plenty’ banners at recent away games was predictable. It was the only outcome after years of divide and conquer tactics employed by club owners and governing bodies.   We are conditioned to be selfish and default to ‘whitabootery’, while those who

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A Celtic State of Mind – No Pyro, No Party?

PAUL JOHN DYKES: All over Scotland, police intelligence officers are scrolling and trolling social media and football fan forums to identify associations and to capture images. The Police National Computer is being checked to identify ‘risk supporters’ before further agencies are tapped into in order to confirm

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Declan McConville with A Celtic State of Mind – Jim Craig debuts to a backdrop of boos

Celtic were booed off the field on this day 54 years ago. Nine players who would become Lisbon Lions a couple of years later were the subject of their own supporters’ wrath for only being able to overcome Go Ahead Eagles by a solitary Joe McBride headed

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Livingston post-match reaction with A Celtic State of Mind – Strap yourself into the Celter-Skelter for nine-in-a-row

PAUL JOHN DYKES: The reassuring sight of Fraser Forster’s long-reaching arms, held aloft in preparation as Cluj squared-up to launch their corners into the Celtic box on Thursday night, seemed like a distant memory this afternoon at the Tony Macaroni Arena. The 6’ 7” stopper, along with

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Livingston pre-match with A Celtic State of Mind

ALAN MORRISON: Despite losing stalwarts such as Kelly, Gallagher, Halkett and Menga, manager Holt has seemingly pulled together another awkward squad. Although attendances average under 3,000, Livingston sit mid-table on eight points from seven games. Livingston are one of only four clubs on double figures SPFL goals

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Colin Watt with A Celtic State of Mind – Loan Watch: September 2019

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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Europa League reaction with A Celtic State of Mind: Cluj at home

COLIN WATT: The Bhoys climbed to the top of Group E with a very convincing victory over old foes CFR Cluj on a windy, wet night under the lights at Paradise. Celtic started the brightest and Boli Bolingoli seemed to find a lot of space down the

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