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Simon Donnelly reacts to Celtic win vs Rangers in three words on Twitter

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Celtic took a massive leap towards securing their seventh consecutive Scottish Premiership title after beating Glasgow Rangers 3-2 at the Ibrox Stadium on Sunday.

Former Celtic player Simon Donnelly took to social networking site Twitter to express his reaction. He wrote “natural order restored” after Celtic’s victory.

Old Firm: Celtic Defender Jozo Simunic Puts In Absolutely Thunderous Sliding Tackle On Rangers Striker Kenny Miller (Video)

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Celtic well and truly evisceratedRangers in the Old Firm derby earlier today, racking up their biggest ever win at Ibrox in the process.

Goals from Scott Sinclair, Lee Griffiths,Callum McGregor, Dedryck Boyata and Mikael Lustig saw the Bhoys storm to an emphatic 5-1 victory, with Kenny Miller scoring a forlorn consolation goal in reply.

Rangers suffer major injury blow ahead of Celtic clash; fans react on Twitter

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Glasgow Rangers will take on arch-rivals Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-final this weekend.

Ahead of the match, Pedro Caixinha’s side have experienced​ a major injury blow. Rangers will be reportedly without goalkeeper Wes Foderingham for the Old Firm derby clash.

Foderingham, the Rangers first choice goalkeeper, suffered an injury in training on Friday, and although nothing has been confirmed as yet, it is most likely he will not feature against Celtic in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup at Hampden Park in Glasgow on Sunday afternoon.

Celtic star trolls Rangers on Twitter after Old Firm draw

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Clint Hill scored a late equaliser to earn Rangers a point in a dramatic and pulsating derby against Glasgow Celtic on Sunday.

The veteran defender struck with just a minute left on the clock, and cancelled out Stuart Armstrong’s opener for Celtic.

Although Celtic still remain unbeaten, the result puts an end to their astonishing winning run.

Reports: Celtic And Rangers Mull Prospect Of Joining ‘Atlantic League’ With Top Teams From Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Norway And Sweden

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As you may recall, any talk of Scottish giants Celtic and Rangers making their long-mooted move south ofthe border was comprehensively ended recently when theFootball League issued a ruling against theincorporationof any further non-English sides joining the Englishfootball system.

Desperate to free themselves from the restrictive financial shackles of competing in the Scottish league, it would appear that the Old Firm teams are now looking to their North European brethren for the answer.

Dembele scores hat-trick as Celtic rout Rangers

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Glasgow (AFP) Celtic striker Moussa Dembele described his Old Firm debut hat-trick as a dream come true as he helped the Hoops hammer rivals Rangers 5-1 at Parkhead on Saturday.

The 20-year-old became the first player to score a hat-trick in the fixture since Ally McCoist's treble in the 1984 League Cup final and the first Celtic player to achieve the feat in an Old Firm league match in 50 years.

Rangers banished to the dungeons of Scotland

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Some weeks back, I had written a post about how well I thought the management of my birthplace club Blackpool had handled the club's financial affairs despite some scathing criticisms from local supporters. On Friday last week, we saw the other end of the spectrum as iconic Scottish Old Firm club Rangers was demoted to the Scottish Division Three for next season as punishment for their shambolic financial state.

Rangers Edge Celtic In Heated Old Firm Clash

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As usual, it was a fierce and heated battle in the Old Firm derby.

While the Scottish Premier League title race is over (Celtic have a commanding 18 point lead), there was much at stake. It was a match which saw three red cards and drastic momentum swings.

Rangers would start off strong as Sone Aluko made it 1-0 in the 11th minute.

Top Soccer Stories of the day – 23 March 2012

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The Old Firm derby, more news on Fabrice Muamba, Sir Alex hits back at Man City, and Kenny Dalgish talks about Liverpool's goal scoring troubles lead today's top stories. Links for all stories below will open in a new window.

Sir Alex Ferguson hits back at rivals Man City (ESPNSoccernet)

Updates on Fabrice Muamba and his road to recovery (The Guardian)

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish needs to be more clinical in front of goal (Liverpool Official Website)

A preview of the weekend's upcoming EPL fixtures (Sky Sports)

A preview of the Old Firm derby, Rangers v Celtic in the SPLÂ (Sky Sports)

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Neil Lennon to play himself up front for the rest of the season

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Celtic manager Neil Lennon has taken the bold move of publicly revealing his tactical plans for the remainder of the 2011-12 season:Â Â playing himself, up front, on his own.

With Celtic in contention for both domestic cups, while also enjoying a 21 point lead in the Scottish Premier League, Lennon denies that the timing of his new tactics have anything to do with the current difficulties at Rangers now reportedly in danger of not completing the season.

Ledley Goal v Rangers

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Joe Ledley gives Celtic the lead with a bullet header in their Old Firm clash with Rangers, a Celtic win could see them replace their opponents at the top of the SPL by two points.

Old Firm: In Suffolk nobody can hear you scream

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"An afternoon when the Old Firm fixture reclaimed some credibility as a footballing occasion to savour."

That's The Scotsman's verdict on yesterday's humdinger of an Old Firm game.

Rangers outdid Celtic. Football outdid the myriad levels of crap that pockmarked this fixture last season.

Hearts Fan Charged After Neil Lennon Attack

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A Hearts fan has been charged with assault aggravated by religious prejudice after a touchline attack on Celtic coach Neil Lennon during the Hoops' 3-0 win at Hearts.

Trailing 2-0 at the time, the angry Hearts fan evaded crowd police and raced his way towards the away dugout where he launched himself at the Celtic boss.

A history of the Old Firm

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Celtic Thump Rangers in Old Firm

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Celtic had a rather comfortable 3-0 home win over rivals Rangers in the SPL today with Gary Hooper grabbing a brace and Kris Commons making his home debut finishing the rout.

These games are usually tight and feisty but today it was rather a stroll for the Celts, the win puts them 8 points clear of Rangers at the top of the SPL, however Rangers have two games less played than their rivals.

Old Firm Preview: The Neutral View

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I like custard. When I know I'm going to be having custard I am happy. I look forward to my custard experience.

And then the custard arrives. And it's lumpy. This disappoints me.

Too often in the past Old Firm games have been like lumpy custard. You look forward to the big event and then you are treated to a dish about as appetising as cat vomit.

Old Firm Preview: The Rangers View

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Old Firm match day four and the stakes are high for Rangers. Time, then, for a Rangers eye view of tomorrow's events.

And it's a pleasure to welcome Scott Johnson of The Footy Blog - recently voted Scotland's top football blog (ahem!) - to give us his blue take on how the match might develop.

Rangers Striker Diouf Ready to Face Cauldron of Hate

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Rangers new on-loan striker El-Hadji Diouf  is ready to face a cauldron of hate in Sunday's Scottish Cup 5th round tie with bitter Glasgow rivals Celtic.

Diouf who in 2003 spat at a Celtic fan in a UEFA Cup match when playing for Liverpool is set to make his debut in the Old Firm on Sunday having arrived from Blackburn on Monday on loan at Ibrox.

Languagecaster’s Predictions: Week 26

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This week we have games from Germany, England, Scotland and Italy perhaps the biggest of which sees recently sold Torres playing his first game for Chelsea against his former club Liverpool.

Languagecaster’s Predictions: Week 26

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This week we have games from Germany, England, Scotland and Italy perhaps the biggest of which sees recently sold Torres playing his first game for Chelsea against his former club Liverpool.

Daily round-up: Guzan breaches Hull and more news

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The big news is that Chile announced it's squad for the January 22nd friendly against the USA in Los Angeles. The Chilean football federation has elections January 7th, so this could be the last squad coach Marcelo Bielsa announces (before he becomes Liverpool's manager).

ESPN's Outside The Lines tackles serious topics that can't be captured in soundbytes or solved through the pseudophilosophical meanderings of group punditry.

Soccer for Union Scabs

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It's rare to see highlights from a Barcelona match in which the Catalan club's players don't hog the spotlight. But when Levante's Christian Stuani was subbed on for Levante, he decided to give Barca a taste of its own medicine. Despite Stuani's heroics, Barcelona held on for a 2-1 victory. New year, same old story.

Rangers v Celtic Preview

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Given the brickbats being flung his way it is easy to forget that Neil Lennon has taken his Celtic side to the top of the table.

If the number of call offs this wintery winter have given the SPL a slightly artificial look this New Year, Celtic can still move themselves into the driving seat with an away win today.

Referee Crisis: Nothing New

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Interesting chat on Twitter tonight about bringing in foreign referees for Old Firm games. I say "no". Although I can see the benefit of a formal exchange programme covering all SPL games a few times a season.*

Anyway, seems this is nothing new. Expecting a "passionate" Old Firm encounter the SFA shipped in an Englishman to officiate a game in 1905.

Celtic 1 v 3 Rangers: Testing Times For Neil Lennon

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Did Willie Collum do Celtic a favour when he took his off the action and awarded Rangers a phantom penalty at Celtic Park today?

Don't be stupid. Of course he didn't.

But, by allowing Celtic to ask questions of his performance, the referee might just have let them dodge a few bullets of their own.

Celtic v Rangers Preview

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Eight games each, eight wins each. Nobody else is coming between Celtic and Rangers so it's left to them to sort out the little local matter that is the Scottish championship. Us mere mortals can only watch with wonder as the Glasgow Premier League title is decided over the course of four Old Firm games.

The Daily Rant….Rangers and Celtic

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I think it's time the FA and The Scottish FA (SFA) got together to discuss the future of Rangers and Celtic. Currently they both sit joint top of the League, 11 points ahead of third place and with the maximum 24 points from 8 games. Essentially the season will be won depending on the outcome of the four Old Firm Games.

Tennent’s ad pushes Old Firm sponsorship

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Tennent's Lager tomorrow launches the latest advert since it took over the sponsorship of the Rangers and Celtic football teams - the so-called Old Firm.

English Premier League

Saturday European Rewind: Dortmund crushes Gladbach, Atletico beats Sevilla, and more

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In the first Rivierderby of the season, Borussia Dortmund rolled their way to a 6-1 win over rivals Borussia Monchengladbach. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted a hat trick with Maximilian Philipp scored twice for the winners. Philipp opened the scoring in the 28th-minute from a close-range finish. The German doubled the lead in the 38th-minute from a left-footed missile to the top left corner.

Saturday European Rewind: Sunderland relegated, Bayern wins fifth straight Bundesliga title, and more

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After several recent years of last-minute survivals, Sunderland suffered relegation for the first time since 2005-06, losing, 1-0, against Bournemouth on Saturday.

David Moyes' side knew a positive result could see them outlast relegation for at least another day, but ultimately fell at the end.

Cardiff City vs Swansea: How The South Wales Derby Takes the Premier League’s Center Stage

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There's a first time for everything. The Football League in England was founded in 1888, and since its inception there has never been a matchup in the top flight between two clubs from Wales. There are nine Welsh clubs competing in the English football league system and only two have ever won a major honor in England: Cardiff City (1927 FA Cup) and Swansea City (2013 League Cup).

The world is watching. Huge weekend for…

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From Elland Road to Celtic Park Crawley Town It is extremely unusual for Manchester United to go into a game where they are not the focal point, but the FA Cup is not a usual competition. Crawley Town, with Torres and all, travel to Old Trafford, and it would be folly to even dwell on [...]

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The Strange Case of Scotland’s Glasgow Rangers Football Club

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Scottish author, Robert Louis Stevenson of Treasure Island fame, penned a novella that many consider to be a foundation stone of modern fiction's addiction to substances, transformation and death – The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Dr. Jekyll liked to swallow chemicals turning himself into something unpredictable, Mr.

Rangers v Celtic: Destiny Calls

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Old Firm matchday number seven. Rangers v Celtic. Old friends never get tired of meeting up.

By any footballing standards today's Easter clash provides drama enough. To the winner, it looks, goes the league title and a tilt at the Champions League.

Sadly Scotland in 2011 relies not on footballing drama alone.

Old Firm: El Hadji Diouf, Pele and 123 Other Great Footballers

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Mention on Twitter yesterday of Pele's view of his fellow Braziliant Brazilian Ronaldo. Seems Edson doesn't rate him as highly as others do.

Someone then mentioned Pele's FIFA 100 list.

You might remember that, back in 2004, the governing cartel asked Pele to list the 100 greatest living players to mark their centenary celebrations.

Old Firm Preview: The Celtic View

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The fourth Old Firm game of the season is almost upon us. And what a season defining game it could be.

In the first of the Scottish Football Blog's three part preview I'm pleased to welcome Michael Gunn from TicTacTic - described by The Guardian as "an excellent tactical analysis overview site of Celtic" - to give us the hooped view.

SPL Takes Spain By Storm

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Finally the SPL enjoys some time in the European spotlight.

The picture above is apparently of a banner unveiled by the Deportivo La Coruna fans on Saturday night as their team lost 4-0 at home to Barcelona.

A protest against the unfair distribution of TV revenues and the dominance of two clubs, the message is simple:

"We do not want another Scottish league.

The Rest

Fights, football, tragedy: Celtic vs Rangers – 10 defining moments in Old Firm derby history

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Let's All Celebrate and Have a Good Time

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He said, he said, but he said, no he said, what he meant, he said.

Yawn and yawn again.

It seems that the laws of bloody mindedness mean that when we have an interesting Old Firm game the post mortem is so unbelievably dull and without merit it sours the whole experience for everyone.

The Old Firm Preview

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Is an Old Firm match ever meaningless. I'd dare say that fans of both teams would say this is a game that always matters. And I'm sure Rupert Murdoch's Sky Sports will be doing their best to press every last drop of drama out of their build up tonight. The rest of us might being left shrugging our shoulders and asking a weary "so what?