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TRANSFER ROUND-UP with A CELTIC STATE OF MIND – Who do we need in and out to secure 9-in-a-row?

Celtic have just entered their most important transfer window of the last decade. The business we do over the next 29 days will go a huge way to deciding whether nine-in-a-row is achieved. There can be no complacency shown by the board, as the deficiencies in Neil

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A Celtic State of Mind – The VHS Years: When Celtic entered the Video Age

Celtic announced the release of their first video – The Celtic Story – in the match programme for the league encounter against Morton on 27 December 1982. Lisbon Lions Billy McNeill, Stevie Chalmers, John Clark and Bobby Lennox attended the photo-shoot for the launch of a film

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A Celtic State of Mind – How can we respect our dearly departed without it descending into farce?

Every year, a Christmas hamper arrives at the residence of Celtic Ambassador, Davie Hay. Part of the fabled Quality Street Gang in the late sixties and early seventies, Davie went on to manage the Hoops to league and Scottish Cup victories in the eighties. But the festive

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Post-match reaction with A Celtic State of Mind – It’s time to send for reinforcements

“There’s nothing to panic about.” Those were the words delivered by a composed Neil Lennon following his side’s second domestic loss of the campaign. A year ago to the day, Steven Gerrard’s Rangers inflicted defeat on Brendan Rodgers for the first time in a Glasgow Derby. That

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Alan Morrison with A Celtic State of Mind – The Celtic by Numbers Glasgow Derby pre-match

As we head into the last game of 2019, both sides should be given credit for their domestic consistency given that they have probably played more matches than any other side in Europe this season. Celtic have been on this treadmill for some time, of course, with

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A Celtic State of Mind – How Celtic should line up for the visiting Rangers

The obscure world of Scottish football would have the casual onlooker believing that Celtic are somehow favoured by officialdom; that Neil Lennon’s players are arrogant, smiling, winking cheats. It’s all background noise as far as Lennon is concerned. This is a world where fellow professionals (if Hearts’

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Alan Morrison with A Celtic State of Mind – The Celtic by Numbers pre-match

The game Celtic can’t forget about, at their peril. Before a potentially league-defining Derby comes a tricky Boxing Day trip to see some Buddies. You wouldn’t think there would be anything to worry about. St Mirren are 9th, 33 points behind the champions. In any case, in

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Kevin Graham with A Celtic State of Mind – The Irishmen

Martin O’Neill sat at the large round table, alone. The DJ was playing ‘I Believe in Miracles’ by Hot Chocolate, which had filled the dance floor with celebrating players, wives, board members and assorted hangers-on. Leicester City had just won the Worthington Cup for the second time

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The Loan Bhoys with A Celtic State of Mind – Whatever happened to Anthony Ralston?

For Celtic fans, there is nothing better than seeing a young, talented player developing through the youth sides and then establishing 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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The 500 Club with A Celtic State of Mind – Martin Donaldson’s Tribute to Bobby Evans

In the years and decades that followed the end of the Second World War, it’s fair to say Celtic had lost the winning mentality that had delivered so much success in the initial half century of our club’s existence. The grand gala which marked our jubilee celebrations

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