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Scottish football is traditionally a working class game, followed by thousands and debated in pubs from Dingwall to Dumfries.
However in the ‘prawn sandwich’ era of inflated ticket prices and egos, football has moved on from the days when thousands would cram into creaking stands, gripped as the tackles and shots flew in on the muddy battle ground below.
Some would argue we all the better for it, and they are probably right, nevertheless one can’t help but indulge in the great Scottish pastime of nostalgia.
Working class heroes are knitted into the …

Over the past few weeks there as been a lot of talk over a wee Scottish wonderkid called James Forrest. Harry Redknapp is reportedly interest in the Celtic winger. But who exactly is this Scottish wonderkid.
James Forrest was born on the 7 July 1991 in Prestwick in Scotland. Forrest played for South Ayr Boys Club when he was younger, and consistently shone at every level. He was scouted by Celtic’s talent spotter for Aryshire, Jim Began, at the age of 11. Other clubs interested at the time were Kilmarnock, Ayr …

Does Paddy McCourt still have a role to play at Celtic?
It is a question very much open to debate, and with the arrival of new bhoy Rabiu Ibrahim, McCourt’s days in a Celtic jersey could be numbered.
The enigmatic winger has often been eclipsed by James Forrest, who has had a terrific season so far, and with Lennon reluctant to play with two wingers; McCourt’s game time has been restricted to brief cameos.
It seems Lennon is reluctant to play with two out and out wide men in midfield, opting for Joe …

Could Celtic be about to cash in  on Garry Hooper ?

Celtic went into the New Year on top of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League and on a nine win streak, and their first game of 2012 was away to bottom side Dunfermline. The Celtic fans travelled in good numbers to East End Park and there was good news on the injury front as Emilio Izzaguire was back in the squad after being out with a dislocated ankle since the second game of the season
Samaras once again started and it has to be said that he played well, since the Europa League games …

Anthony Stokes was born in Dublin in 1988. He always had a love for football and he dreamed of playing for Celtic. As a young boy in Dublin he played for Shelbourne and Cherry Orchard youth teams. He was then signed by Arsenal and broke into the reserves at the age of fifteen.  He made his first team debut for Arsenal on 25 October 2005, coming on in the 88th minute in a 3-0 league cup win. He then trained with Sunderland and wanted to go on loan to the …

At the beginning of November Celtic were fifteen points behind fierce rivals Rangers and now as the Bhoys enter the New year they find themselves on top of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League. It is Celtic’s nine wins in a row that have brought them to the top of the table.  Celtic won the second Old Firm of the season after a Joe Ledley headed goal in the second half. Neil Lennon praised his team after the game and said he was “so proud of them”, he also praised the …

Celtics nervy start to the campaign seems a distant memory. Much of the credit must go to youngsters such as Victor Wanyma and James Forrest, the pair have shown maturity beyond their years, managing to consistently perform when more experience players languished.

With the ship seemingly steadied and the squad reenergised (even Majstorovic is begging to resembles a centre half) the key to building on our vital win against Hearts and maintaining our winning run will be the ‘steel’ in the centre of the park. It seems the dam which was …

It’s a statement we Celtic fans regularly look to for solidarity with our team, a declaration of loyalty to the Bhoys on the field and the men in the dugout.
Our recent league victory over Motherwell and impressive Europa display against Rennes has hopefully brought an end to a less than convincing couple of months which has seen us slip further behind in the title race. Lennon and the squad looked to have weathered the storm and appeared refreshed and confident, with players such as victor Wanyama and James Forest coming …

In 2007, Scott Brown was signed from Hibernian for £4.4million by Gordon Strachan, but now Celtic fear they could lose their talisman for nothing next summer. Current boss Neil Lennon has conceded that there is a real possibility that Brown may walk away from the club that he now captain’s. Despite months of negotiations over an extension, an agreement does not look forthcoming. The Scotland international’s current contract is due to expire in June, meaning that come January, Brown will be free to discuss terms with other clubs over …