Football

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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The Glasgow Echo with Chris McQueer, Edgar Summertyme & Brian McClair

When A Celtic State of Mind decided to strike out on our own, it was hardly akin to Paul Weller leaving The Jam. We knew what we wanted to do, the content we wanted to create, and we realised that, in order to reach the standard we

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The Charly Musonda Conundrum

When a club like Chelsea can unashamedly boast 38 players sent out on loan, as they did in 2016, and another 33 out on loan this season then the alarm bells should be sounding. Update: This feature was originally published before Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers confirmed that

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Ronny Deila with A Celtic State of Mind

A Celtic State of Mind was recently named as the UK’s Best Football Podcast at the prestigious 2018 Football Blogging Awards. In this latest episode, Paul John Dykes catches up with former Celtic boss, Ronny Deila, who discusses: * First impressions of Virgil van Dijk; * The

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The Dogma Of Tradition

In a previous life I fancied myself as a bit of a fan activist and decided to dip my toe into those murky waters of ideals and reality. I decided that TV was the enemy and it was my goal to bring them down. We would all

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Why football remains the most unpredictable game, even for the experts

Whether in the stands, as a scout or in a previous life working for newspapers, I’ve regularly been asked the question: ‘How come TV football pundits, even good football pundits, regularly get their pre match analysis of a game totally wrong?’ It is a great and difficult

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