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Scottish Premier League

Celtic will respond to Aberdeen challenge, says Deila

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Celtic manager Ronny Deila is confident his players will respond in the right fashion as they face up to a tough Scottish Premiership title challenge from Aberdeen.

The Hoops only top the table on goal difference, albeit with a game in hand, after slipping to a 2-1 defeat by the Dons at Pittodrie on their last league outing.

Celtic will respond to Aberdeen challenge, says Deila

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Celtic manager Ronny Deila is confident his players will respond in the right fashion as they face up to a tough Scottish Premiership title challenge from Aberdeen.

The Hoops only top the table on goal difference, albeit with a game in hand, after slipping to a 2-1 defeat by the Dons at Pittodrie on their last league outing.

Scottish Premiership Week 23 Round-up

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Scottish Premiership Week 23 Round-up - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Dundee United 1-4 Celtic

Champions Celtic had the chance to extend their lead at the top of the table to 6 points in Friday's clash at Tannadice. Meanwhile, Dundee United with just two wins all season were desperately trying to stay in touch with next closest relegation rivals Kilmarnock.

Scotland’s return to Cup roots could be a model for MLS

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A couple of weeks ago it was reported that Celtic, Dundee and the Scottish Premiership Football League (SPFL) were close to committing to playing a competitive league game in the US. To describe the idea as a bad one would be a massive understatement.

The proposal is borne from a misreading of the sophistication of US soccer market.

Scotland’s return to Cup roots could be a model for MLS

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A couple of weeks ago it was reported that Celtic, Dundee and the Scottish Premiership Football League (SPFL) were close to committing to playing a competitive league game in the US. To describe the idea as a bad one would be a massive understatement.

The proposal is borne from a misreading of the sophistication of US soccer market.

Report: Celtic and Dundee consider playing Scottish Premiership match in the United States

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Dundee are considering the possibility of playing a Scottish Premiership match against Celtic in the United States, according to reports on Monday. It is believed Dundee and Scottish champions Celtic have held talks about the prospect of playing a top-flight fixture in the USA, with Boston and Philadelphia mentioned as possible venues.

Report: Celtic and Dundee consider playing Scottish Premiership match in the United States

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Dundee are considering the possibility of playing a Scottish Premiership match against Celtic in the United States, according to reports on Monday. It is believed Dundee and Scottish champions Celtic have held talks about the prospect of playing a top-flight fixture in the USA, with Boston and Philadelphia mentioned as possible venues.

Manchester United closing in on January transfer for English striker

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Manchester United closing in on January transfer for English striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

James Wilson is set to join Celtic on loan in January

Manchester United are hoping to finalise the loan move of James Wilson during the January transfer window.

The Manchester United striker has had limited opportunities at Old Trafford so far and is keen to go out on loan in search of regular football.

Southampton add Dutch defender van Dijk from Celtic

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Southampton have completed the signing of defender Virgil van Dijk from Celtic. The 24-year-old former Holland Under-21 international has signed a five-year contract with Saints after a successful two years in Scotland.

A long-term target of Southampton, van Dijk will now compete with the likes of Jose Fonte, Maya Yoshida and fellow summer recruit Steven Caulker for a place in Ronald Koeman's defense.

Southampton add Dutch defender van Dijk from Celtic

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Southampton have completed the signing of defender Virgil van Dijk from Celtic. The 24-year-old former Holland Under-21 international has signed a five-year contract with Saints after a successful two years in Scotland.

A long-term target of Southampton, van Dijk will now compete with the likes of Jose Fonte, Maya Yoshida and fellow summer recruit Steven Caulker for a place in Ronald Koeman's defense.

GolTV acquires Scottish Cup TV rights through 2015-16 season

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USTVnetwork GolTV has acquired rights to air Scottish Cup matches effective immediately. The bilingual soccer network will start by broadcasting the upcoming semi-finals of the prestigious Scottish competition on April 18 when Hibernian faces off against Falkirk, and one day later with Inverness CT playing Scottish giants Celtic.

English Premier League

Beaten Celtic still good enough to keep title, says manager Deila

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Celtic manager Ronny Deila is adamant his side are good enough to retain their Scottish Premiership title despite Aberdeen cutting their lead at the top of the table to three points following a 2-1 defeat at Pittodrie on Wednesday.

A wonder strike from Jonny Hayes, who was playing with 18 stitches in his hand after being attacked by a dog, and a debut goal from Simon Church gave Aberdeen hope of a first top flight title in 31 years.

Beaten Celtic still good enough to keep title, says manager Deila

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Celtic manager Ronny Deila is adamant his side are good enough to retain their Scottish Premiership title despite Aberdeen cutting their lead at the top of the table to three points following a 2-1 defeat at Pittodrie on Wednesday.

A wonder strike from Jonny Hayes, who was playing with 18 stitches in his hand after being attacked by a dog, and a debut goal from Simon Church gave Aberdeen hope of a first top flight title in 31 years.

Report: Dundee FC Interested In Scottish League Game vs. Celtic in Boston, Philadelphia

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With NFL games being played in London, it only makes sense for other leagues to play regular season games in the USA, right?

There have always been rumors in the last few years that the English Premier League have wanted to play a regular season fixture in the United States. Now neighboring Scotland wants in on that idea as well.

Louis van Gaal sanctions defender transfer

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Louis van Gaal sanctions defender transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have allowed their defender Saidy Janko to leave Old Trafford and join Celtic on Wednesday.

The teenager joined the Red Devils from FC Zurich in 2013 and spent most part of his time away from the Red Devils' first team.

Glasgow Rangers

On This Day In 1941: Alex Chapman Ferguson Is Born

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The first of many records

On New Year's Eve 1941, in a house in the Glasgow shipbuilding district of Govan, a wee nipper called Alexander Chapman Ferguson was born. He went on to make a fair oldimpression on the world of football by the time he eventually called it quits.

Alex Ferguson was quite a useful player in his day, making his debut as a striker for Queen's Park aged 16.

Book Review: Scotball

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Scotballby Stephen O'Donnell
Published by Ringwood Publishing
2014, £9.99

Following on from his impressive debut Paradise Road, reviewed in these pages earlier this month, Stephen O'Donnell's Scotball has been a much anticipated book, promising as it does to lift the lid on the thorny issues facing the sport north of the border.

Book Review: The Old Firm: Sectarianism, Sport and Society in Scotland

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The Old FirmbyBill Murray
Published byJohn Donald
1984

On being asked once about the musical tastes of the Glasgow Rangers squad, Ally McCoist remarked that while he favoured the beat combos of the 1960s, most of his team mates favoured songs from the 1690s. Therein lies the rub of the bitterest rivalry British and possibly world football has ever known an endless cause .

Book Review: Paradise Road

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Paradise Road by Stephen O'Donnell
Published by Ringwood Publishing
2012, £9.99

In the recently released Issue 16 of The Blizzard, Stephen O'Donnell and Lee McGowan team up to ponder the somewhat unimpressive history of football fiction. It's a subject dear to O'Donnell's heart as the author of two novels on the topic while the discussion once again emphasizes soccer's inability to match sports such as baseball and cricket .

Scottish football

Carlton Cole Scores Absolute Scorcher Of An Overhead Kick On His Celtic Debut (Video)

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Flying through the air with the grace of an old septic tank...

And when we say "absolute scorcher", of course what we actually mean is the complete polar opposite...

Carlton Cole scoring the most Carlton Cole goal ever.

Charlie Mulgrew Writes Extended ‘Apology’ To Fans After Celtic Go Whimpering Out Of Europa League

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A 2-1 home defeat against Ajax last night saw Celtic tumble out ofthe Europa League at the group stage having amassed just two measly points in the space of five games.

Indeed, the Ajax loss marked the first time in history that Celtic have failed to win a single group match at home in a European campaign their final fixture being a forlorn trip toFenerbahce.

Official: The Crowd Goes Mild As Celtic Sign Carlton Cole On Freebie Deal

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You might want to position yourself over yourVictorian fainting couch before you read this because Celtic have only gone and signed Carlton Cole!

The 32-year-old former West Ham man has signed on a freebie after spending the past few months training with the Bhoys.

It's reported thatcontract, which runs until the end of next season, is worth £15,000-a-week.

Retro Football: Celtic’s Johnny Doyle Shown Softest Red Card In History Of Scottish Football, 1977 (Video)

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Johnny Doyle of Celtic tussles with Rangers legend Sandy Jardine, 1977

Soft red cards are ten-a-penny in the modern game, butback inthe 1970's it usually took a special kind of swivel-eyed hatchet job to wind up inan early bath.

However,that didn't stop Celtic winger Johnny Doyle finding himself on the wrong end of what must surely rank as one of the flimsiest dismissals in British football history, even by current namby-pamby standards.

Celtic Politely Remind Fans Of ‘Need To Wash’ After Complaints Made About Dodgy Personal Hygiene At Parkhead

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Perhaps as a direct result of thepungent green gas they are known to emit, it would appear that Celtic fans have been warned by the club about maintaining their personal hygiene levels after several complaints were lodged about pernicious odours clouding the stands at Parkhead.

Celtic have written to their fans to remind them of the "need to wash" before attending matches, asper an official-looking letter that has been circulating on social media.

Official: Southampton Complete £11.5m Deal For Virgil Van Dijk (Photo)

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Having already brought inSteven Caulker from QPR earlier in the window, Southampton have further bolstered their defensive ranks today with the signing of Virgil van Dijk from Celtic.

The Dutch centre-back, 24, has agreed a five-year contract at St Mary's after lengthy negotiations and moves for a fee reported to be somewhere in the region of £11.

Europa League: Celtic Fans Post Hilarious Responses To Threats From Knife-Wielding Fenerbahce Ultras (Photos)

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After the two teams were drawn together in the Europa League group stage yesterday afternoon, Fenerbahce fans wasted no time in attempting to intimidate their Celtic-supporting counterparts as is their ridiculous wont.

As soon as the balls were out of the bag, so to speak, Celtic fans were inundated with this kind of knife-toting nonsense.

UEFA Cup

Europa League Group Stages Draw 2015-2016- Ajax v Celtic and Rubin vs Liverpool

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Liverpool have been drawn against Rubin Kazan, FC Sion and Bordeaux in their draw for the group stages of the Europa League released today (August 28, 2015) Celtic, who were knocked out of the Champions League by Malmo, face a tricky group that features Ajax Amsterdam, Fenerbahce and Molde. Spurs have Anderlecht and Monaco in [.

Video- Freddy Guarin goal vs Celtic Europa League 2015- Inter v Celtic Highlights 1-0

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Celtic vs Inter Milan 3-3 Europa League Highlights 2015 Palacio Goals Shaqiri Armstrong Guidetti Video

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Malmo

Malmo vs Celtic 2-0 Highlights 2015 Champions League Rosenberg Goal Video

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Malmo vs Celtic 2015 (MFF-Celtic VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Malmo vs Celtic 2-0 (Rosenberg, Boyata OG) 25 August, 2015- 25/8/15- Champions League Second Leg- Tuesday Celtic are out of the CL after Malmo beat them 2-0 to set up a 4-3 victory on aggregate Goals + other chances, 4:36 duration Only goals Malmo [.

Malmo goalkeeper brands Celtic players as ‘pigs’ following Champions League playoff

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Malmo goalkeeper Johan Wiland branded Celtic players "pigs" following the first leg of their Champions League qualifier.

The Swede hit out after his side fell to a 3-2 defeat in the play-off opener at Celtic Park, and reserved special vitriol for Hoops striker Leigh Griffiths.

Quoted on the Kvallsposten newspaper's website, the 34-year-old keeper said: " They are pigs, everybody, that's it.

Malmo goalkeeper brands Celtic players as ‘pigs’ following Champions League playoff

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Malmo goalkeeper Johan Wiland branded Celtic players "pigs" following the first leg of their Champions League qualifier.

The Swede hit out after his side fell to a 3-2 defeat in the play-off opener at Celtic Park, and reserved special vitriol for Hoops striker Leigh Griffiths.

Quoted on the Kvallsposten newspaper's website, the 34-year-old keeper said: " They are pigs, everybody, that's it.

Celtic vs Malmo 3-2 Highlights 2015 Griffiths Goals Berget Video Champions League Playoff

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Celtic vs Malmo 2015 (Celtic-Malmo FF VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Celtic vs Malmo 3-2 (Griffiths*2, Biton/Berget*2) Celtic Park, Glasgow- 19 August, 2015 Leigh Griffiths' double gives Celtic a 3-2 win over Malmo in the first leg, but Swedish giants Malmo are still in the tie thanks to two crucial away goals from Jo [.

Champions League Playoff Round Draw Result 7 August 2015- Man Utd vs Brugge & Celtic vs Malmo

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Manchester United have been drawn against Belgian side Club Brugge in the playoff round draw for the Champions League done today (August 7, 2015). Celtic will play Swedish side Malmo, while other tasty clashes include Lazio vs Bayer Leverkusen and Valencia vs AS Monaco

Arsenal

Should Arsenal go for ‘best centre-half in Europe’?

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There have been thousands of calls from Arsenal fans to secure a top holding midfielder and a marquee style super-striker this summer, but after the interest in Benedikt Howedes it seems probable that Wenger is also looking for a top class centre-back. If so, then surely he should be looking at a player described as [.

Arsenal interest in Dutch defender CONFIRMED

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No Gooner believes EVERY Arsenal transfer rumour that appears in the papers so it is welcome when someone connected to the selling club tells us that the Gunners really are interested in one of our rumoured targets. I just wish it was a much stronger player, but then who knows how anyone will perform until [.

The Rest

Union fan's perfect response to Celtic-Fenerbahçe Twitter row

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#thatsnotaknife

Like most Philadelphia Union fans, my friend Scott also has a European team he roots for. In his case (and the case of many other Union fans as well), it's Scotland's best known club Celtic. Scott lives and breathes Celtic, who are set to play in the Europa League Group Stage in December.

PICTURE: Blackett with Celtic scarf after loan deal confirmed

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Celtic have confirmed that Tyler Blackett is joining them on a season-long loan.




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Il Monaco vince ma non basta, Valencia ai gironi. Fuori Celtic e Basilea

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New Balance 15-16 Celtic official Kit supplier

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New Balance 15-16 Celtic official Kit supplier - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

New Balance and Celtic FC signed a five-year kit deal worth up to £29m over five seasons (£5.8m / season).

New Balance today announces that it will be the 2015-16 official kit supplier for Celtic, after signing a long term deal with the Club,in potentially the biggest kit deal ever for the Club.