Football

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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Are Red Bulls Really Only Elephants?

We need to deal with the elephant in the room. Uefa have dealt with it. Though, they dealt with it in their own nefarious way. Last year, the Red Bull Cousins, Leipzig and Salzburg, were on course to both compete in the Champions League (sic). This would

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Celtic Launch New Tartan

Regeneration isn’t the sole preserve of Time Lords. You could be forgiven if that sentence means absolutely nothing to you. However, the launch of a new manifestation of the Celtic FC tartan always generates plenty of heat. And like the new Dr Who big reveal, if you

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Theatre Review: Brattbakk Scores The Winner (Again)

Bend It Like Brattbakk || Websters Theatre Jim Orr’s second comedy play ‘Bend It Like Brattbakk’ is the story of Tam Lyons, Maggie Lyons and her boyfriend Nat during the 1997/98 season where Celtic were attempting to stop ‘The Ten’. Football and Celtic are the subjects that

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Hugh Keevins 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 and we are now hosted on www.intocreative.co.uk. In this latest episode, Paul John Dykes and Kevin Graham are joined by Scottish broadcaster and author, Hugh Keevins.

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Scouts Honour: When Scottish Scouts Ruled England

The years when every top English side had a nucleus of world-class Scottish players is due in no small part to two ‘super scouts’. At Leeds and Man United, John Barr and Jimmy Dickie were rivals competing for talent north of the border but their friendship and

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Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall

There can’t be many things more uncomfortable than holding a mirror up to yourself and to countenance the possibility that all the certainties of your world are starting to evaporate before your eyes. Is this what is happening to Brendan Rodgers, and the fans alike, in his

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Margot McCuaig with A Celtic State of Mind

Tonight marks the first broadcast of Purple TV’s much-anticipated documentary on the late Tommy Burns, ten years after the Celtic icon passed away. Director Margot McCuaig has an award-winning resume, with biopics of Jimmy Johnstone, Jock Stein and Jim Baxter already in her impressive canon of work.

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