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Bruno Alves reveals why he joined Rangers and backs Caixinha to deliver

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Rangers centre back Bruno Alves claims that he moved to Ibrox to win trophies and insists that manager Pedro Caixinha is the right man for the job.

Alves arrived in Glasgow from Serie A side Cagliari as Caixinha’s first signing. The highly experienced Portuguese defender has added much needed stability to the Rangers backline and is determined to add a Scottish Premiership medal to his already stellar collection.

On This Day in Football: Celtic humiliate Rangers while Norwich stun Bayern

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On this day in 1957, Celtic beat Rangers 7-1 in the Scottish League Cup final. The score line still remains as the biggest margin of victory in an Old Firm derby.

This humiliating defeat at the hands of their greatest rival is also Rangers’ record defeat in a game and the biggest score line in a major British cup final.

Former Rangers star urges Celtic to move to England citing lack of competition in Scotland

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Celtic have been Scottish Premiership champions for six years running. Lack of competition coupled with rivals Rangers’ faltering fortunes has made the Hoops undisputed challengers for Scotland’s premier competition.

Former Rangers midfielder Jorg Albertz has the opinion that Brendan Rodgers’ side should move to the English Premier League to suit their ‘high profile’.

Former Liverpool star backs unlikely candidate for Arsenal job, fans of current club can rest easy

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Jamie Redknapp believes Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers will be in the frame to be Arsenal manager once Arsene Wenger leaves the club or retires.

Wenger has been under pressure at the Emirates Stadium in recent years, with many fans wanting him to quit the club.

The Frenchman has failed to guide the club to the Premier League title in a decade, although Arsenal have won the FA Cup three times in the past four seasons.

4-2-3-1 v Bayern: Rodgers without this first team star for Celtic's tough away clash; Team News, Stats & Predictions

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Bayern Munich face Celtic in the Champions League this week and the German outfit will look to pick up a comfortable win here.

Former Celtic star wide of the mark over Sinclair's England claims; Ox isn't the answer either

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Chris Sutton accusation that Gareth Southgate’s approach towards Scott Sinclair’s England claims “smacks of arrogance” is significantly wide of the mark.

Sutton claimed that Sinclair should be in the England squad ahead of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and while the Liverpool midfielder’s inclusion is questionable Sinclair certainly isn’t the answer.

Rangers legend gives his vote of confidence to Pedro Caixinha

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Former Rangers striker and manager Ally McCoist has given his backing to Pedro Caixinha, insisting that it is ‘too early’ to say whether the Portuguese coach’s job is on the line or not.

Caixinha has been under considerable pressure following Rangers’ 2-0 loss against Celtic in the Old Firm derby.

Celtic given green light to build hotel and museum next to stadium

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The Glasgow City Council has approved plans to build an £18 million hotel and a museum next to Celtic Park which is set to create 120 jobs.

Celtic had streamlined plans to renovate the area around their iconic stadium last year. The new development would include a brand new ticket office and a retail store as well.

Leigh Griffiths must ‘grow up’, says Celtic legend

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Celtic beat Rangers 2-0 at Ibrox on Saturday thanks to goals from Tom Rogic and Leigh Griffiths.

Griffiths who scored the second goal of the game was involved in a number of incidents throughout the game. The former Wolves striker was apparently trying to tie a Celtic scarf on the Ibrox goalposts.

Celtic captain's row with Rangers' boss shows complete lack of class, a legend in his own mind

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For a player whose limitations were brutally exposed by Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, Celtic captain Scott Brown has a lot to say for himself. Too much in fact.

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha accused the midfielder of elbowing Alfredo Morelos during Saturday’s Old Firm meeting at Ibrox and Brown’s behaviour afterwards showed a complete lack of class.

Odds update: Former Rangers star tips Celtic to dominate title race

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Former Rangers defender Arthur Numan has dismissed the idea that the club could mount a serious challenge to Celtic’s dominance of the Scottish Premiership.

Rangers host Celtic on Saturday in the first Old Firm game of the season and the visitors are 4/6 to pick up all three points.

Numan believes a title bid will be beyond Rangers this term and says it could take at least three years for his old club to catch up with their big rivals.

Celtic and Rangers would thrive in the Premier League, says Ferguson

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Whether Scottish giants Celtic and Rangers would be successful in the English Premier League is a topic that has been debated since the beginning of time.

The two clubs have dominated Scottish football since the inception of league football in the country. Rangers have won the league on 54 occasions while the Hoops have 48 league titles to their name.

Rangers legend urges his old team to stand up to Celtic, says Gers victory would be good for the league

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Graeme Souness believes a Rangers victory over Celtic this weekend would be good news for the Scottish Premiership.

The Gers take on Celtic in the first Old Firm derby of the season on Saturday aiming to close the gap on their big rivals to just two points.

Celtic will be hoping to repeat their 5-1 win from their last trip to Ibrox back in April, but Souness says a Rangers victory would benefit the league as a whole.

Celtic announce improved profits following Champions League run

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Scottish champions Celtic have released their annual financial report which confirms that the club has seen an improved pre-tax profit of £6.9 million.

Club chairman Ian Bankier attributes the surge in revenue to Celtic’s involvement in the UEFA Champions League. The figure released is a massive improvement on the £500,000 pre-tax revenue of 2016.

Major worry for Rangers fans, Caixinha reveals that these 3 stars could miss the Celtic game

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Rangers take on Celtic in the Old Firm Derby this weekend and manager Pedro Caixinha has revealed that the Scottish outfit could be without some of their key players for this one.

The last time these two sides met at Ibrox, Celtic managed to win 5-1 and the home fans will be expecting revenge this time.

Celtic taunts won’t affect me, says Dundee boss

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Dundee manager Neil McCann says taunts from Celtic fans will not affect him at all because he has grown accustomed to them.

McCann grew up as a Celtic fan but joined rivals Rangers in 1998 in a £1.9m deal from Heart of Midlothian. The 43-year-old is bracing himself to receive some jabs from the Hoops’ faithful as his side prepare to host Celtic in the Scottish League Cup quarter final on Wednesday.

Rangers summer signing comments on facing Celtic ace

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Rangers summer signing Declan John could make his Old Firm debut on Saturday.

The 22-year-old joined the Gers on a season-long loan on the final day of the transfer window, and could face Celtic in the Old Firm clash.

Rangers skipper Lee Wallace limped out of the 2-2 draw against Patrick Thistle with a groin injury, and John replaced him in the first half.

Rangers held to a draw against 10 men; Celtic fans amused, Blues mocked on social media

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Scottish giants Rangers dropped two points against Partick Thistle last night and the Celtic fans seemed rather happy about it.

Pedro Caixinha’s men managed to control the game but they were poor defensively and that cost them an easy win. Despite being down to 10 men, Partick Thistle managed to score twice and get a draw.

Ferguson warns Rangers not to gloat about Celtic's drubbing in Europe, 8/11 for both to win this weekend

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Ex-Rangers midfielder Barry Ferguson says the club’s fans could regret gloating about Celtic’s 5-0 Champions League drubbing by Paris-Saint-Germain.

Celtic were completely outclassed by PSG, but Ferguson insists it’s dangerous to read too much into the result.

“Hands up, I enjoyed watching it myself because it really was a phenomenal display of football from the French side,” he told the Daily Record.

Celtic star frustrated, sends message to the club fans on social media after PSG defeat

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Celtic forward Moussa Dembele has been out of action for a while now and the injured Frenchman was left frustrated after not being able to help his side against PSG last night.

In CL you face the best team in the world… Frustrated I couldn’t help the Bhoys but I’ll B back soon.

Delighted Rangers fans react to Celtic's Champions League defeat on social media

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Celtic crashed to a humiliating defeat against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last night and it seems that the Rangers fans are rather happy about it.

It is no surprise that the 5-0 loss was a reason to celebrate for their bitter rivals. Celtic’s outstanding run in the Scottish Premiership coupled with Rangers’ failure to qualify for the Champions League group stages has worsened the rivalry between the two sets of fans.

Can Scottish football ever rise above the Rangers and Celtic rivalry? Time to move on?

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The ongoing row in Scottish football surrounding the 2012 liquidation of Rangers and the club’s use of Employee Benefit Trusts refuses to die down, but it must do if the game is to ever move on from what has been an unglorified mess from start to finish.

The Scottish Professional Football League and Celtic’s chief executive, Peter Lawwell, want a fully independent review carried out to investigate the Scottish Football Association’s role in the saga.

Michael Owen makes surprise prediction for Celtic vs PSG game, the Hoops fans will love it

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Former England striker Michael Owen seems rather optimistic about Celtic’s chances against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

In his column with BetVictor, the BT Sport expert Owen predicts that Celtic will either win or draw against the French outfit. Considering PSG’s form and squad strength, Michael Owen’s claim is quite surprising.

4-2-3-1 v PSG: Celtic without these three first team players for vital CL game tomorrow; Injury Update and Predicted Lineup

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Celtic host Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League tomorrow and Brendan Rodgers will be hoping to get something out of the game especially in front of their own fans.

The Scottish champions have been handed a very tough group and even a point against PSG could prove to be crucial for them.

Club legend warns top class Celtic star: He must not do this against PSG

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Scottish footballing legend Kenny Dalglish has urged Celtic captain Scott Brown to stay calm during the Champions League game against PSG this week.

The former Liverpool player believes that Unai Emery’s side will try to wind him up but Brown will have to ensure that he stays on the pitch.

Bruno Alves issues warning to Celtic ahead of Old Firm derby

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Rangers centre-back Bruno Alves has had his fair share of derby day experiences in his long and illustrious career.

The Portuguese veteran has played in some of the fiercest matches in world football including the Istanbul derby between Fenerbahce and Galatasaray.

“In Portugal we had great derbies, Russia too.

On This Day in Football: Death of a Scottish legend

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On this day in 1985, former Celtic and Scotland legend Jock Stein passed away at the end of Scotland’s 1-1 draw against Wales in a World Cup qualifier at Ninian Park in Cardiff.

Played in front of nearly 40,000 fans, this was the two countries 101st meeting at the international stage – a run of games that stretched back to 1876.

Celtic receive massive double injury boost ahead of PSG clash

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Celtic have received a massive boost ahead of their Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night in form of Moussa Dembele’s return to full training.

The 21-year-old has been suffering a hamstring injury since July, but he has returned to full fitness. The French striker has resumed training and he is in contention to be in the playing squad ahead of the crucial game.

Major worry for Brendan Rodgers, top class Celtic star limped off with an injury last night

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Celtic star Leigh Griffiths limped off with a calf injury against Malta last night.

The 27-year-old Scotland international was seen clutching his calf midway through the second half and he was replaced by Chris Martin.

Apart from scoring a crucial goal himself, Griffiths managed to set up his side’s opening goal in Scotland’s 2-0 win over Malta and Brendan Rodgers will be hoping to get his star striker back from injury when the Hoops take on PSG in the Champions League.

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Kolo Toure: Ex-Arsenal, Man City, Liverpool And Celtic Hero Appointed Assistant Manager Of Ivory Coast National Team

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Sincerest congratumalations are most definitely due to Kolo Toure, who has been appointed as the new assistant manager of the Ivory Coast national team.

Toure is the second-most capped player (120) to have ever represented the Elephants, just three caps behind ex-Tottenham midfielder Didier Zokora.

The Pure, Unbridled Crapness Of Scottish Football Encapsulated In Space Of Two Minutes (Video)

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If anybody ever tells you that Scottish football is anything less than pure unbridled sporting excellence, then you rise up to your full height, you fill your lungs, you look them square in the eye and you show them this video.

Encapsulated in less than two minutes, here is a succinct distillation of all the complex, scarcely believable madness that clearly makes football north of the wall the superior British offering.

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Former Celtic boss tipped as perfect candidate for Everton job

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says Neil Lennon would have been the ideal choice to replace David Moyes when he left Everton for Manchester United.

Rodgers in charge of Liverpool at the time, but the Toffees appointed Roberto Martinez despite Lennon being heavily tipped to leave Celtic for Goodison Park.

Rogic stars as Celtic sink Rangers

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Glasgow (AFP) – Tom Rogic put Scottish champions Celtic on course for a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Rangers in the Old Firm derby at Ibrox on Saturday.

An open first half saw both sides spurn chances before the Hoops took a 50th minute lead thanks to a fierce strike from Socceroos star Rogic.

Rogic stars as Celtic sink Rangers

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Glasgow (AFP) – Tom Rogic put Scottish champions Celtic on course for a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Rangers in the Old Firm derby at Ibrox on Saturday.

An open first half saw both sides spurn chances before the Hoops took a 50th minute lead thanks to a fierce strike from Socceroos star Rogic.

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Turns Out Neymar Refused To Swap Shirts With Celtic Youngster Anthony Ralston For A Very Good Reason

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Neymar got himself in a bit of pickle after PSG walloped Celtic in the Champions League on Tuesday when the Brazilian super-duper-star appeared to snub a handshake request from his man-marker on the night, young defender Anthony Ralston.

The pair had gone tit for tat all match, and the perceived acrimony intensified when Neymar also refused to swap shirts with the 18-year-old, who was making only the sixth senior appearance of his professional career.

‘I Won’t Lose Any Sleep Over It’ – Celtic Youngster Anthony Ralston Not Really Arsed About Neymar Handshake Snub

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He may only be 18-years old, but Celtic defender Anthony Ralston has proved his isn't remotely phased at having to deal with the uppity antics of the world's most expensive player.

Something of a surprise selection ahead of Celtic's Champions League opener against PSG, Ralston on only his sixth full professional start was then also given the unenviable job of man-marking Neymar.

‘MCN’ lead five-star PSG past hapless Celtic

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Glasgow (AFP) – Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani all scored as Paris Saint-Germain began their Champions League campaign with a 5-0 thrashing of Celtic in Glasgow on Tuesday.

Brazilian Neymar continued to pay back his 222 million-euro ($264 million) world record transfer fee with his fifth goal in five games to put PSG in front before he set up Mbappe to make it 2-0.

Brendan Rodgers confident Celtic can handle Neymar and PSG

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Glasgow (AFP) – The world’s most expensive player Neymar and his side Paris Saint Germain hold no fear for Scottish champions Celtic says the latter’s manager Brendan Rodgers.

Neymar, French starlet Kylian Mbappe - signed on loan from Monaco with a view to a huge transfer fee next year - and Uruguayan veteran Edinson Cavani are due in Glasgow for Tuesday’s Champions League opener.

Brendan Rodgers confident Celtic can handle Neymar and PSG

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Glasgow (AFP) – The world’s most expensive player Neymar and his side Paris Saint Germain hold no fear for Scottish champions Celtic says the latter’s manager Brendan Rodgers.

Neymar, French starlet Kylian Mbappe - signed on loan from Monaco with a view to a huge transfer fee next year - and Uruguayan veteran Edinson Cavani are due in Glasgow for Tuesday’s Champions League opener.

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‘It Wasn’t Pretty, But It Worked’ – Valerenga Coach Ronny Delia Stripped Naked To Help Inspire Team To Victory In Vital Derby Match

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In a very literal sense, it's been revealed that Valerenga coach Ronny Delia resorted to a drastic state of undress in order to motivate his players ahead of a recent crucial Norwegian top-flight clash.

Delia's side were teetering just above the Eliteserien relegation zone going into the Bergen-Oslo derby against SK Brann, so the former Celtic boss decided that stripping down to the cobblers during his pre-match team meeting was the only sensible course of action.