Football

Martin Donaldson with A Celtic State of Mind – Another Champions League exit. Will we ever learn?

The dust has settled on another Champions League qualifying campaign. The annual inquest of our failure to qualify for the world’s premier club competition can be as easily predicted as a leaked team sheet from the Celtic Park dressing room. As with Cluj last season, big money

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Kevin McCluskie with A Celtic State of Mind – Where do Celtic go next if 10-in-a-row is achieved?

Throughout the lockdown, A Celtic State of Mind has continued to produce daily podcasts of the highest quality with some of Celtic and Scottish football’s most interesting characters invited to take part. One such podcast that has resonated a lot with me, and one that I’ve listened

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Tom Campbell with A Celtic State of Mind – Tierney has joined Delaney, Dalglish & McClair in an exclusive players club

Kieran Tierney is not the only one! There always was a glory attached to winning the Cup that the satisfaction of finishing first in the league simply could not match. Today, the league championship is a club’s chief ambition; apart from the prestige it is the gateway

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Declan McConville with A Celtic State of Mind – The flying of the nine

With Celtic kicking off their 2020/21 season last Sunday with a scintillating 5-1 victory over Hamilton Academical, it is time to take a look back at the previous opening day encounters during the winning run of 9-in-a-row… Sunday 24 July 2011 Hibernian 0-2 Celtic After missing out

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Tom Campbell with A Celtic State of Mind – Rugby Park: The great plastic leveller

Plastic? Nobody, it appears, likes to play on artificial surfaces, and that can be measured by the apprehension voiced by Celtic supporters particularly when a visit to Hamilton or Kilmarnock is imminent. And already Celtic fans are expressing anxiety about this afternoon’s engagement at Rugby Park. Rangers

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Colin Watt with A Celtic State of Mind – Allan MacDonald wanted Damien Duff, but we signed Eyal Berkovic instead.

What if? It’s the most repeated argument among football fans: “What if the referee hadn’t given England that crucial third goal in the 1966 World Cup final?” … ”What if the handball against Inverness Caley Thistle had been seen by one of the three officials within touching

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Tom Campbell with A Celtic State of Mind – Tales from the Jungle

Celtic have an enviable record in winning unique tournaments. Many older supporters such as Pat Woods can still rhyme off the names of the players who won the 1938 Empire Exhibition Trophy; Pat once had a vested interest in that feat of memory as, when he was

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Colin Watt with A Celtic State of Mind – Peter Lawwell’s phased return plea can’t fall on deaf ears

The last few days have been great to see the Bhoys return to action; the Adidas kits look great, some of the players have come back looking sharp and some that we didn’t anticipate playing a role in the side, like Patryk Klimala, have come back totally

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Kevin Graham with A Celtic State of Mind – James McCarthy & Andrew Robertson were the ones that got away… Or were they?

I still get asked a question: what do I want to do with my life? And I still give the same answer that you would have got if you had asked the six or seven-year-old me. I want to play for Celtic. Maybe that just shows a

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Tom Campbell with A Celtic State of Mind – Frantic flag-waving at Ibrox

Early in 2018, Celtic won an exciting match at Ibrox by 3-2, a commendable win considering that Celtic’s central defender Simunovic had been ordered off with almost thirty minutes left. The general feeling among the members of the Ottawa Celtic Supporters’ Club in the James Street Pub

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