How will Ronny Deila react to the ‘David Moyes to Celtic’ links?
Nov13

How will Ronny Deila react to the ‘David Moyes to Celtic’ links?

An interesting rumour has appeared in regards to the Celtic managers’ role this past week with The Daily Record noticing that bookmakers have slashed the odds in favour of David Moyes becoming the next Celtic manager. While the likelihood of Moyes becoming manager anytime soon is minimal, it is interesting to see how Ronny Deila will respond to the pressure and criticism from some former Celtic players and pundits. Of course there are...

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Celtic’s franchise idea would steal a march on Premier League clubs
Oct30

Celtic’s franchise idea would steal a march on Premier League clubs

One story that has gone largely under the radar this past week is that Celtic have been linked with setting up a franchise club in either the USA or India. According to multiple sources, Celtic have already engaged in preliminary discussions with the North American Soccer League (NASL) about setting up a franchise in the United States. While the NASL is not Major League Soccer, it would still be a bold and exciting move if the club...

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A bad start, but Celtic will still win the title
Sep18

A bad start, but Celtic will still win the title

That was not the start Celtic fans had in mind. Exiting the Champions League qualifiers unceremoniously to Malmo, before losing 2-1 to Aberdeen, falling five points behind their conquerors in the Scottish Premiership table. Moreover, they lost their best player, Virgil van Dijk, to Southampton (albeit for a lovely sum of £11m). This just was not the start that was expected of the club. Just when it looked like we were about to...

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Celtic must focus on defence in Europe
Aug21

Celtic must focus on defence in Europe

In my last blog I proclaimed that Celtic have already built their fortress and now they must use their cannons. Following their 3-2 victory over Malmo last Wednesday, the opposite now must take place in order for the Bhoys to progress to the group stages of the Champions League. We got off to a blistering start with two goals in the first ten minutes and, with full-time approaching, a two-goal lead heading into Sweden next Tuesday....

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Celtic rediscover their resilient side
Aug09

Celtic rediscover their resilient side

Celtic’s goalless draw against FC Qarabag was one of the finest displays of resiliency the club has put on in a long time. Their 1-0 aggregate victory was not the prettiest but it was pragmatic by approach. Quite simply it was a masterclass in getting the job done. Their win over the champions of Azerbaijan is probably the most difficult challenge that the Glaswegian club will have to face in order for them to advance in to the...

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Celtic buy quality over quantity
Jul25

Celtic buy quality over quantity

Ronny Deila has not wasted any time this transfer window in getting some big deals done. The Celtic manager recognised that certain key players were not going to return to the club and he has gone to every effort to find the replacements that the champions not just wanted, but needed. And in comparison to the transactions last summer, this is looking like a superior squad heading into 2015/16. The two major losses that Celtic have had...

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