Football

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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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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