Declan McConville with A Celtic State of Mind – Remembering Jimmy Johnstone: Born on this Day

After a fantastic tribute at the weekend for Hibernian legend Pat Stanton, it is also key to note that today would have been the 75th birthday of the late Jimmy Johnstone. Both men were outstanding players for their respective teams and went up against each other in

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Paul John Dykes with A Celtic State of Mind – The night George Connelly became the King of Keepie-Uppies

The first signs that Jock Stein had a mélange of youthful prospects brimming under the surface at Barrowfield perhaps came to light before the European Cup-Winners’ Cup third round first-leg tie against Soviet Union side Dynamo Kyiv on 12 January 1966. AGF Aarhus goalkeeper, Bent Martin, had

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Hibs post-match reactions with A Celtic State of Mind

PAUL JOHN DYKES: The outpouring of frustration on social media will subside, whilst the disappointment of dropping our first points of this season will be temporary. Meanwhile, delusional news ramblings of our south side rivals’ brilliance… their resurgence… their irreproachable Anfield apprentice manager… will perpetually reign supreme

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Pre-match with A Celtic State of Mind – Hibs at Easter Road

KEVIN GRAHAM: It’s fair to say that Easter Road hasn’t been a happy hunting ground for us in the last few years. Brendan Rodgers never managed a victory there. Leith has been a graveyard of dropped points in forgettable away kits. Both clubs are now in completely

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Kevin Graham with A Celtic State of Mind – Sliding Doors: Lennon & Christie or Rodgers & McGinn?

It’s strange to say that the first time an opposition player left an impression on you was during a 5-0 defeat. The date was 24 May 2015, and Celtic were playing Inverness Caley Thistle on the last day of the 2014/15 season.   The Inverness number 22

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Martin Donaldson with A Celtic State of Mind – Happy Birthday, St Roch’s

St Roch’s Football Club were founded in 1920 when Canon Lawton, a local priest at St Roch’s Roman Catholic Church, assembled a team to play in an inter-parish football tournament. The hastily pulled-together squad of players not only entered the competition, they won the tournament outright. That

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Partick Thistle Post-Match Reaction with A Celtic State of Mind

Wednesday, 25 September 2019 Betfred League Cup Quarter Final Celtic 5 (Bayo 15, Rogic 46, Ntcham 56 & 63, Sinclair 76) Partick Thistle 0 A very professional performance from the Hoops as they progress into the semi-final of the Betfred Cup. First-half was a case of trying

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Kevin Graham with A Celtic State of Mind – Kris Ajer has all the attributes to emulate Virgil van Dijk

It took only two minutes for Erling Braut Haaland to become Norway’s hottest property. The 19-year-old Red Bull Salzburg striker opened the scoring in this season’s Champions League and then plundered himself a hat-trick.   He follows Martin Odegaard, who moved from Stromsgodset to Real Madrid. The

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Prematch with A Celtic State of Mind – Partick at Home

With both teams at opposite ends of the form scale and separated by the length of two divisions, Celtic will be heavy favourites to ease their way through to the next round of the cup at the expense of Partick Thistle. There should be a number of

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Green Tinted Specs – Celtic hero Fergus McCann’s timely return as Ibrox courtroom drama looms

Celtic hero Fergus McCann’s timely return as Ibrox courtroom drama looms. Fergus McCann’s welcome appearance at Celtic’s match against Kilmarnock yesterday came 25 years after he seized control of an ailing club. A seemingly closed shop of ruling families that had taken Celtic to the brink had

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