Tag Archives: Celtic

Future of Scottish season needs clear plan to counter squabbling | Ewan Murray | Football

Scottish football doesn’t need fixtures to trigger warfare. Circumstances around Rangers’ financial implosion in 2012 were such that the security of legislators was a live issue and the row over where precisely the club should find itself for the next season so intense that many would now struggle to recall …

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Leigh Griffiths scores hat-trick as Celtic thrash St Mirren | Football

Leigh Griffiths hat-trick helped Celtic to a thumping 5-0 win over St Mirren at Celtic Park and confirmed his return to form ahead of Scotland’s crunch Euro 2020 semi-final play-off. The Celtic striker is keen to get back into Steve Clarke’s set-up for the game against Israel at Hampden Park …

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Copenhagen deliver late Europa League knockout blows to sorry Celtic | Football

Dame N’Doye makes off with the ball after settling the tie

This proved a harrowing and unforeseen occasion for Celtic. Copenhagen weren’t wonderful – wonderful – but in truth they didn’t have to be. Neil Lennon watched his Scottish champions unpicked by a performance notable for its organisation. After Celtic had clawed their way back into proceedings with a penalty, as …

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Rangers slip up again as Celtic surge further clear at the top | Football

St Johnstone v Rangers

Rangers dropped another two Premiership points after the St Johnstone striker Stevie May scored a late equaliser in Perth. Celtic’s 3-1 win at home to Kilmarnock later extended their lead at the top to 12 points. Callum Hendry had given Saints an early lead but – after coming from two …

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Fraser Forster rescues Celtic with penalty save against Copenhagen | Football

Odsonne Édouard gave the Celtic the lead with a composed finish.

Celtic were thankful for Fraser Forster saving a late penalty from Jens Stage to secure a draw in the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie. Neil Lennon was full of praise for the Southampton loanee. “He’s brilliant. He’s made a magnificent save. I felt it would’ve been really …

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Glasgow City: a unique club championing girls and women | Football

Scott Booth took over the manager’s job in 2015

If Scott Booth is consumed by fear regarding what an apparently bright new era in Scottish women’s football means for Glasgow City, he masks it well. Rangers and Celtic moving towards professional setups for their women’s teams, amid a raft of publicity and investment, in theory represents bad news for …

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Late Kristoffer Ajer winner forces Celtic past plucky Aberdeen | Football

Goals from Callum McGregor and Kristoffer Ajer saw leader Celtic battle their way to a 2-1 victory over a resilient Aberdeen side at Pittodrie. Ash Taylor had levelled for Aberdeen on an afternoon which tested Celtic’s mettle, but eventually the champions’ class prevailed. The home side had forced much of …

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Celtic beat Hearts and go 10 points clear as Rangers lose at Kilmarnock | Football

Steven Gerrard watched his Rangers side throw away a half-time lead at Kilmarnock.

Celtic took a massive step towards a ninth league title in a row with a thumping 5-0 Premiership win over Hearts as Rangers crashed to defeat at Kilmarnock. Olivier Ntcham opened the scoring for Celtic on the half-hour mark before second-half goals from Christopher Jullien, Callum McGregor, substitute Ryan Christie …

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Celtic refusing to co-operate with Sky Sports after Morelos mistranslation | Football

Celtic are refusing to co-operate with Sky Sports as the Scottish champions pursue a full explanation for a mistranslated interview with the Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos. In a major embarrassment for Sky, subtitles attached to Morelos, who spoke in Spanish, wrongly accused Celtic supporters of racially abusing the Colombian at …

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