The end justifies the means

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Well done Alex Schalk, you might just have secured Ross County a crucial point that could be the difference between survival in the Premiership or a possible play-off. In Dingwall, there will be no public flogging or shame attached to the County player …

Gordon is still the man

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I’ve never been so happy for an International manager than I was on Wednesday night for Gordon Strachan and the Scotland players after their 1-0 win over Slovenia. A moment to celebrate in the same old movie where we all know the ending. The end is ind …

John McGinn for Celtic

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There’s a fair bit of pressure on Celtic’s new head of recruitment Lee Congerton after the success rate of the departed John Park. The remit for the job is fairly simple, find young talent that can be sold on for five to ten times their initial value i …

Thanks for the memories Tommy

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I hosted Tommy Gemmell’s tribute dinner, I was honoured to be asked and it was also a great excuse for me to sit next to someone who had scored a great goal in a European cup final. Every Celtic fan seems to have a story about a special moment with a L …

Billy McNeill, a star that shines brightly

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There are no words I could add to the tributes paid to Billy McNeill and his family that would enhance a reputation, a life full of achievement and memories that have passed across countless generations of Celtic families. The Greatest ever Celtic capt …

What price for potential?

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Moussa Dembele £40m? Barrie McKay £6m? We are living in strange times with untruths and fake news aplenty. Spin seems to be the order of the day, regardless of how far-fetched it seems, football fans and Americans can’t get enough of it! Chelsea’s repo …

The gap is getting bigger

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At the end of the day there is a gap, it is nineteen points and will probably be more at the end of the season on the evidence of Celtic’s old firm derby win at Ibrox on Saturday. Mark Warburton described missed opportunities in his post-match analysis …

Over and out

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Outplayed, out-thought, out-sung and out of European football at the end of the year. That is the sad truth from tonight’s reality check for Celtic against Borussia Mönchengladbach. Maybe there was a false sense of hope and expectation after the incred …

Winners and losers in the Champions League

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The Champions League takes centre stage this evening across Europe, with Group C on match-day three offering two very interesting games involving British clubs. Pep Guardiola heads to back to the scene of former glories, when he takes his Manchester Ci …

Gordon’s head? not yet

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There are already people calling for Gordon Strachan’s head after the draw with Lithuania, but you won’t hear it from me, yet. Nothing has been decided in our group, but I’m not going to hide from the fact that Saturday’s 1-1 with Lithuania was not goo …

The 12th man made the point

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There is something special about Celtic park on a Champions League night. The ground was bouncing and the noise was incredible. The Celtic support were there to fulfil their role as the 12th man to try and help their team upset the odds and add Manches …

England expects

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There’s nothing like a last minute winner to keep the critics at bay and Sam Allardyce’s winning start for England in Slovakia has afforded him that rare luxury. As a neutral observing an England team that has to deal with expectation that far outstrip …