Football

Kevin Graham with A Celtic State of Mind – The Importance Of Legacy

When Brendan Rodgers was unveiled that sunny Friday, it was a pivotal moment for the club. It was on par with when Martin O’Neill had addressed the crowds from the front step. The club had managed to employ a top-end manager, one that was on the top

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Martin Donaldson with A Celtic State of Mind – John Hughes memories at Cathkin Park

When Celtic made the short journey across the city to play Third Lanark on the afternoon of Saturday, 28 November 1964, it would be their last league visit at the home of their hosts. The second Hampden Park or, as it was known then, Cathkin Park was

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Declan McConville with A Celtic State of Mind: Happy Birthday, Cesar!

I would like to take the opportunity today to wish Celtic’s greatest ever captain, and my hero, a very happy 79th birthday. Billy McNeill made his Celtic debut on 23 August 1958 in a 2-0 victory over Clyde, with Sammy Wilson and Bertie Auld scoring on the

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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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