Football

A Celtic State Of Mind – Tribute to Billy McNeill

Hail Caesar Your iconic pose is head-turning as you drive past. You stand, welcoming all, forever young. A reminder to the most important moment in the club’s history. A tribute in bronze and glory. It’s not how I remember you. Crouched down in 80’s dug outs, barking

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Kevin Graham with A Celtic State Of Mind – It’s Time To Appoint Neil Lennon

The moment of clarity came to me in injury time at Easter Road, as Tom Rogic placed the ball on the edge of the box. Even if that moment had brought another fully deserved late winner, a trait that some feel is against the law of the

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Kevin Graham with A Celtic State of Mind – Why We Are Not Ajax

As the final whistle went on our European hopes and dreams for another season, the Celtic support based high in the steep stands of the Mestalla and dotted all around the ground, stood, to a man, to applaud the players’ effort. Not one had left anything in

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Kevin Graham with A Celtic State of Mind – Fan Culture Is Strictly Not Criminal

On the 21st May 2017, Celtic were completing a domestic league season unbeaten with a two nil victory over Hearts. Before the game an impressive crowdfunded display organised by the Green Brigade was shown to the worldwide tv audience. It was a fitting tribute. On the 67th

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Colin Watt with A Celtic State of Mind – The Celtic Conveyor Belt

Celtic has long been known in Scottish Football for its youth development system. Players like Dalglish, McGrain, McStay, Macari, Burns, the list goes on and to this day the club is still developing great talent who will either star for Celtic or showcase their talents in other

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Kevin Graham with A Celtic State of Mind – Brendan Rodgers Is Living Rent Free In My Mind

  It happened well before Ryan Kent equalised in the 63rd minute. Scott Sinclair had missed a chance to put us two-nil ahead and that might have changed the feel of the game. The feeling was similar to our last home game against Aberdeen. A highly charged

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Martin Donaldson with A Celtic State of Mind – Scott Brown & The Art of Gamesmanship

Sporting greats throughout the years have made the most of this very unique talent. It’s not taught on the training ground nor is it learned by running a drill over and over again. Only by understanding your opponents’ strengths and weaknesses can this art-form produce the desired

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Colin Watt with A Celtic State of Mind – Lennon, Deila, Rodgers, Lennon… Who’s Next?

As of writing this (26 March 2019) it has been exactly one month since the lure of the silver dragged a man from his “dream job” to mid-table mediocrity in the so-called ‘Greatest League in the World’. Reliable Neil Lennon stepped into the Parkhead hotseat and, though

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Declan McConville with A Celtic State of Mind – The Celt who’s made the biggest impact since Lenny’s return

The quest for the Holy Grail of Scottish football is still well in sight for Celtic, and the man who has been the constant leader and true hero throughout this run is our iconic, invincible, irreplaceable captain – Scott Brown. As I have grown up and gone

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Paul John Dykes with A Celtic State of Mind – Scott Brown: Still Scottish football’s lynchpin

There will be no changing of the guard any time soon. No removal of Scottish football’s lynchpin from his hundred mile-high pedestal. Pretenders to his throne haven’t even earned the position of clown prince – they will have to earn the right to lace his boots before

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