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Scottish Premier League

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.

Europa League Round of 32 leg 1 match report: Celtic 3 Inter Milan 3

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Parkhead played host to a thrilling first leg Europa League tie between Celtic and Inter Milan. John Guidetti was the hero, with the substitute's late goal earning Celtic a more than deserved draw in a match where defending certainly didn't come out on top.

Like many of the fixtures in this season's Europa league the draw stirs up a historical narrative.

Europa League Round of 32 leg 1 match report: Celtic 3 Inter Milan 3

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Parkhead played host to a thrilling first leg Europa League tie between Celtic and Inter Milan. John Guidetti was the hero, with the substitute's late goal earning Celtic a more than deserved draw in a match where defending certainly didn't come out on top.

Like many of the fixtures in this season's Europa league the draw stirs up a historical narrative.

Celtic’s Aleksandar Tonev Banned Seven Games For Racist Abuse

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Celtic winger Aleksandar Tonev has been banned for seven games for racially abusing Aberdeen's Shay Logan during a Scottish Premiership match on September 13th.

The Bulgarian international, who is on-loan from Aston Villa, denied the charges but officials from the Scottish league have confirmed that the complaint had been upheld after a disciplinary tribunal.

Legia Warsaw Suggest Meeting With Celtic; Scottish Champs Decline

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On Friday, UEFA handed Celtic FC a Champions League reprieve when the governing body ruled that Legia Warsaw had fielded an ineligible player during its 6-1 aggregate victory over the champions of Scotland in the third qualifying round.

The player in question, Bartosz Bereszynski, came on in the final minutes of the second leg victory over Celtic.

Southampton To Sign Celtic Goalkeeper For £10 Million

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Southampton To Sign Celtic Goalkeeper For £10 Million - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After a summer full of high-profile departures, there is some good news at last for Southampton Football Club. Almost every one of last season's superstars including Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Luke Shaw and Dejan Lovren have left the Saints.

UEFA Cup

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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Dinamo Zagreb vs Celtic 4-3 Goals Europa League 2014 Highlights Pjaca Hat trick Commons Specovic Video

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Celtic v Salzburg 2014 Goals 1-3 Highlights 2014 Europa League Alan Johansen Keita Video

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Celtic v Salzburg 2014 Goals 1-3 Highlights 2014 Europa League Alan Johansen Keita Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Celtic vs Salzburg 2014 (Glasgow Celtic Red Bull Salzburg VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Celtic vs Salzburg 1-3 (Johansen/ Alan*2, Keita) Celtic Park, Glasgow- 27 November, 2014- 27/11/14- Europa [.

Astra vs Celtic 1-1 Highlights 2014 Europa League Johansen William Goals Video

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Video Celtic vs Astra Giurgiu 2-1 Highlights 2014 Europa League Goals Scepovic Johansen Enache

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Celtic vs Dinamo Zagreb 2014 Highlights 1-0 Kris Commons Goal Video Europa League

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Red Bull Salzburg vs Celtic 2-2 Highlights 2014 Alan Soriano Mubarak Brown Goals Video Europa League

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Scottish football

New York Priest Left Confused After Being Repeatedly Congratulated On His Move To Celtic

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By Chris Wright

A small but crucial missing underscore left a priest in New York completely baffled a few days ago when he was suddenly bombarded with Tweets congratulating him on his move to Celtic.

Father Michael Duffy received scores of messages wishing him well at Celtic Park after successfully tying up his deadline day move from Derry City.

Partick Thistle Donate All Matchday Pies To Homeless Charity After Celtic Game Postponed

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By Chris Wright

In a story that is very close to our hearts for obvious reasons, Partick Thistle donated their entire stock of matchday pies to a homeless charity on New Year's Day after their SPL game against Celtic was postponed.

With a water-logged pitch causing the fixture to be scuttled, Thistle'scatering staff were left with a "bumper stock" of pies on their hands after buying in extra for the big game.

Celtic To Give Free Match Tickets To Unemployed Fans As Christmas Gesture Of Goodwill

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By Chris Wright

Perhaps inspired by Steven Naismith's similar charitable gesture several months ago, Celtic have announced that they are planning to give free tickets to out-of-work fans this Christmastime.

Coming via the club's official website, Celtic made the following announcement earlier today:

"[We]are pleased to announce that we are giving away a free ticket to supporters who are unemployed this Christmas for our next home match against Ross County on Saturday December 27.

Arsenal

Celtic Defender Virgil van Dijk Would be an Ideal Signing for Arsenal

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Although the Gunners are coming off a massive victory against Manchester City at the weekend, a match that the team's much scrutinized defense was impeccable, the north London club is still in need of an additional defender to add to the squad.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has made it perfectly clear that he wishes to sign a defender (specifically a center-back) during this month's transfer window.

Celtic Defender Virgil van Dijk Would be an Ideal Signing for Arsenal

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Although the Gunners are coming off a massive victory against Manchester City at the weekend, a match that the team's much scrutinized defense was impeccable, the north London club is still in need of an additional defender to add to the squad.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has made it perfectly clear that he wishes to sign a defender (specifically a center-back) during this month's transfer window.

Dutchman trying HARD to help Wenger’s Arsenal transfer problems

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Arsenal fans are used to seeing the club linked with lots of different players in different positions, especially in the run up to and during a transfer window. But Arsene Wenger;s words this week suggested that all these Arsenal transfer rumours are not just guesswork, at least not all of them. As our Just Arsenal [.

Van Dijk admits desire to play for Arsenal

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Arsenal have been linked with the Celtic defender Virgil Van Dijk since the end of the summer transfer window and it looked odds on that he would be moving to the Emirates in January, but it seems that Arsene Wenger is playing it cool so far. It has been rumoured that Celtic are holding out [...]

Should Arsenal just pay the £8million for Celtic’s Van Dijk?

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Last summer it was variously reported that Arsenal had made a last-minute bid to sign Celtic's talented Dutch defender Virgil Van Dijk only to be rejected by the Scottish Champions because they had no time to bring in an adequate replacement. I must admit I was of the opinion that the Gunners would be going [.

Arsenal told to FORGET about defender transfer target!

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There have already been many centre backs linked with a potential move to the Emirates in the January transfer window. One of the players that seems to be one of the favourites, at least according to a growing number of Arsenal transfer rumours, is the young Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk. But the Celtic star's [.

Arsenal warned transfer target will cost BIG money

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I really hope that Arsene Wenger's comments the other day about how hard it was to find good quality players available in the January transfer window, at the same time as praising the Arsenal left back Nacho Monreal on his ability to cover at the centre of defence does not mean that us fans are [...]

From Holland: Arsenal plot €17m move for dutch duo

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From Holland: Arsenal plot €17m move for dutch duo - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This summer many expected Arsenal to buy at least one world class central defender. Having lost Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona, it wasnecessary for the Gunners to buy a top class replacement. Of course, Wenger had other ideas.

Is this Dutchman Arsenal’s new defender in January

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Every Arsenal fan was left bamboozled this summer when Arsene Wenger allowed Thomas Vermaelen to leave (and Carl Jenkinson to go out on loan) but failed to bring in adequate replacements. The Frenchman admitted that he had made a mistake when he told fans at the annual AGM: ‘I agree we could have bought one [.

Dutch defender says Arsenal are an amazing club, doesn’t rule out move

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Dutch defender says Arsenal are an amazing club, doesn't rule out move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Despite spending heavily on a world class winger, Alexis Sanchez, many Arsenal fans believe Arsene Wenger has made a big mistake by not signing one top central defender in the summer.

Will Virgil transfer be F.A.B for Arsenal?

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It was good for Arsenal fans to hear Arsene Wenger state this week that he knew that the Gunners are short on the defensive side of the squad and declare that he expects to be able to solve the situation in the January transfer window. Hopefully the defensive crisis will not be as bad by [...]

Wenger identifies player to solve defensive crisis, plans January move

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Wenger identifies player to solve defensive crisis, plans January move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will sign a defender when the transfer window re-opens in January as the Frenchman would be hoping to solve his side's defensive crisis.

According to The Telegraph, the Gunners are looking to bring Celtic star Virgil van Dijk to the Emirates in the mid-season transfer window.

A Short History of Football and Music: the 1970s

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[O]ver the space of four posts this week, I am going to attempt to pen abrief history of how football and music have interacted over the past four and a half decades. Firstly though, you're probably asking why football and music? Why not football and gardening or football and the re-enactment of civil war battles?

A Short History of Football and Music: the 1970s

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[O]ver the space of four posts this week, I am going to attempt to pen abrief history of how football and music have interacted over the past four and a half decades. Firstly though, you're probably asking why football and music? Why not football and gardening or football and the re-enactment of civil war battles?

Arsenal to go back for deadline day defender

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Everyone knows that Arsenal desperately needed another central defender during the transfer window, and according to the Mail, Arsene Wenger tried to make a last minute move for the Celtic star Virgil van Dijk. The 23 year-old has only been with Celtic for one season, but was named Player's Player of the season so he [.

book review

Book Review: The A to Z of Football Hates

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The A to Z of Football Hatesby Richard C. Foster
Published byAmberley Publishing
2014, £11.69

A list will always get people talking and it's not just online that Tops 10s and A to Zs are endlessly regurgitated and refashioned. There is a healthy appetite for such exercises in book form – from the offensive/amusing likes of Crap Towns, through the mildly diverting Is it me or is .

Book Review: Roy Keane: The Second Half

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Roy Keane: the Second Half by Roy Keane with Roddy Doyle
Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson
2014, £8.99

I haven't read the first Roy Keane autobiography co-authored to much fanfare with Eamon Dunphy in 2001, but it's clear that the publishers of this follow up effort will have been scratching their heads over how to spice up a tome in order for it to match the success of that earlier .

SPFL Premiership

SPFL Premiership: Celtic's stumbles give Deila food for thought

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SPFL Premiership: Spinning me around

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Champions League

Celtic Defeat Could Allow Newcastle To Sign Target

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Celtic were thrashed 6-1 in the last qualifying round of the Champions League, but got through because their opposition Polish club Legia Warsaw fielded an ineligible player in the last few minutes of the second leg how stupid can you get? Virgil van Dijk Newcastle target Celtic got through to the next round [.

Maribor vs Celtic, UEFA Champions League Playoff 1st Leg: Open Thread

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Glasgow Celtic gets a second chance at qualifying for the UEFA Champions League after Legia Warsaw were kicked out of the tournament for fielding an illegible player. Next up for the green and white hoops is Slovenian side Maribor. Kick-off time is 2:45pm ET. Viewers in the United States can watch the game live on FOX Sports 2.

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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.

Celtic and Villareal Make Good of International Break by Making a 13 Year Old Cancer Sufferer’s Dream Come True!

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I wouldn't be a big fan of International breaks by any stretch of the means but if friendlies like this one between Villareal and Celtic were to be arranged to correspond with the break it would make it much more worthwhile and more entertaining if England's friendly with Norway was anything to go by.