Football

Into Football: When the Star Sixes came to Glasgow

Into Creative reporter, Declan McConville, attended the first day of the Fansbet Star Sixes at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro last month, and here’s what he thought: With the SPFL taking a few weeks off for the winter break, there was an array of legendary footballing talent on display

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Through The Transfer Window

I must admit to nerves against St Johnstone the other night. Whether we like it or not every point is a prisoner. Every point is required to be worked for, cherished and won. No time for hubris or arrogance just hard work with hopefully a bit of

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Into Football: Football must learn from tennis if it seriously wants to tackle match fixing

Tennis provides a “fertile breeding ground” for breaches of integrity and is engulfed in a “tsunami” of betting-related corruption at some lower levels, due to online gambling. That is the primary lesson to be taken from an independent review of the sport published last year. And it

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A Celtic State of Mind: George Connelly’s return to Paradise

It had been eight years since I last spoke to George Connelly. Referred to as “Scotland’s answer to Beckenbauer” in his prime, George was the elegant figure who astounded onlookers at a packed Celtic Park as a 16-year-old by performing his keepie-uppie routine right around the vast

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A Celtic State of Mind: The McCann Takeover – Rebellion in Paradise

The McCann Takeover Part 1: How photocopied fanzines and fan power led to rebellion in Paradise It took just ten minutes to sell 500 copies of the photocopied first edition of Celtic fanzine, Not The View, before the first Old Firm game of Celtic’s centenary season. Just

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Into Football: The Quality Street Gang – The Greatest Celtic Team That Never Was

As the ink dried on his Anfield contract in August 1977 and another record-breaking cheque was inevitably cashed by the Parkhead powerbrokers, the departure of Kenny Dalglish signalled the end of a golden era at Celtic Park. Only ten years earlier, his green and white hooped predecessors

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Celtic Are In A Successful Spell In Europe

I was lucky enough to spend some time with Celtic author, Tom Campbell, when he was over from Canada. Tom had kindly agreed to appear on A Celtic State of Mind Podcast to discuss, well, his Celtic State of Mind, and share the stories of his Celtic

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Willie Wallace With A Celtic State Of Mind

In this latest episode, Paul John Dykes catches up with Lisbon Lion, Willie Wallace, who discusses: * Not playing for Scotland; * Signing for Celtic on a six-month deal; * Scoring the two goals that won the 1967 Scottish Cup; * Sharing a room with Bertie Auld;

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A Celtic State Of Mind On Talksport 2

  The podcast was invited onto Saturday Sportsday on Talksport 2 to discuss the season so far and this weekends semi-final against Hearts. Listen below.    

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Dedryck Boyata Made In Glasgow

You would have been a brave man to predict that a recall (only due to suspension), to play in a Scottish Cup tie against Albion Rovers at Airdrie’s Excelsior Stadium would lead to six trophies and a third place finish at a World Cup. It did for

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