Football

A Celtic State of Mind’s Team of the Decade – The 1960s: Goalkeeper  

With the assistance of the voting public, ACSOM were able to select Celtic’s Team of the Decade from the 1950s recently. Now it’s time to jump back in that time machine and land in one of the most successful eras of Celtic’s history – the 1960s. From

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Europa League Pre-match with A Celtic State of Mind

KEVIN O’ROURKE Having already qualified for the next stage of the competition, it could be easy to go through the motions tomorrow night against a Rennes side that are bottom of the group and can’t progress to the next stage. But there is an opportunity to do

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A Celtic State of Mind’s 500 Club – Number 8: Scott Brown

There will be no changing of the guard any time soon. No removal of Scottish football’s lynchpin from his hundred mile-high pedestal. Pretenders to his throne haven’t even earned the position of clown prince – they will have to earn the right to lace his boots before

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Eoin O’Callaghan with A Celtic State of Mind – The Celtic Soul Brother

1. What is your first memory of Celtic, and what was the Celtic team of your childhood? I’m from Cork in Ireland and in July, 1994, Celtic came to play Cork City in a pre-season friendly. The game was played out at City’s former stadium in Bishopstown

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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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