Football

Europa League Aftermath with A Celtic State of Mind – Copenhagen Catastrophe

KEVIN GRAHAM: Is it ok to have doubts? I think it is. When those missed chances start popping up in your mind when you’re sitting at traffic lights or making lunch. When you see other results and see managers bemoaning missed chances and not being ruthless. Not

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Bertie Auld with A Celtic State of Mind – Memories of Neilly Mochan

Bertie Auld was speaking to Paul John Dykes: I was fortunate to sign for Jimmy McGrory in 1955. The reserve-team coach at that time was a guy called George Paterson, and either Willie or Jimmy McStay used to come up and help us with training. Don’t ask

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‘Sliding in like McGrain’ – A Celtic song lost to the depths of time

Scotty Sinclair was so wonderful, Stuart Armstrong’s hair was so fine, and apparently Mikael Lustig used to turn us all on. Well that was according to the Celtic songbook a couple of seasons ago, as composed and performed by The Green Brigade with a backing choir of

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A Celtic State of Mind – Your Managers will be Celtic Fans

The following is an extract from Andy Lynch’s 2016 autobiography ‘Hoops, Stars & Stripes’ Have you ever wondered what it entails to purchase an English Premier League football club? Back in 2010, I was at the centre of an astonishing bid to buy one of English football’s

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Post-Match Reaction with A Celtic State of Mind – McGregor The Orchestrator

KEVIN GRAHAM: When your game is about shape, and that shape gets put under so much pressure that it bends and falters when you are still in the game, then you know that your game has gone. When we equalised, Kilmarnock lost what makes them good. We

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A Celtic State of Mind – Exclusive interview with ‘Bhoys’ fan group

Over the last few weeks, you may have read some articles on A Celtic State of Mind focusing on the ‘Twenty’s Plenty’ campaign. These pieces aimed to highlight some of the ways that this initiative can be positive for Scottish football, and how it can help fans

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Pre-match with A Celtic State of Mind – Back to the 9IAR Bread and Butter

ANDREW RAFFERTY: Celtic return to league duty this weekend, following a performance of two halves in the Danish capital. There were multiple clips on social media over the last few days of fans enjoying everything Copenhagen had to offer. One video which caught my eye in particular

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A Celtic State of Mind – From Barrowfield to Paradise with Davie Provan

The following is an excerpt from Paul John Dykes’ interview with Davie Provan: I don’t know if the referee is still alive from our away tie against Real Madrid in 1980, and maybe I better watch what I’m saying here, but the referee’s performance that night was,

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Davie Provan with A Celtic State of Mind – When ten men won the league

The following is an excerpt from Paul John Dykes’ interview with Davie Provan: Billy McNeill did really well to take over from Jock Stein at Celtic Park. You needed someone with real stature, and Billy was the one manager in Scotland who had that in abundance. Billy

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A Celtic State of Mind – Davie Provan’s baptism of fire from Neilly Mochan

The following is an excerpt from Paul John Dykes’ interview with Davie Provan: Billy McNeill and John Clark were manager and assistant manager when I signed for Celtic in 1978. Neilly Mochan was the trainer, and I suppose you would call him an old-fashioned trainer. He was

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