Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon is on a shortlist of possible candidates for the Ipswich Town job. The much maligned Lennon’s career has hit a low-point after his disastrous overseeing of Celtic’s catastrophic ten-in-a-row season.
Celtic’s former Head of Recruitment Nick Hammond is in contention to be Newcastle United’s new Director of Football, according to the Daily Mail. The former Celtic recruitment cog came in for some hefty criticism after a summer that promised so much but delivered so little last year.
Sky Sports News’ Anthony Joseph has said that Celtic will need to pay £6m to sign Cameron Carter-Vickers from Tottenham Hotspur. Much like Jota, Celtic signed the USA Internationalist on a season-long loan with an option to make the deal permanent.
Calum Butcher has accepted a three-match ban after his shocking tackle on David Turnbull was cited by the SFA. The tackle on Sunday came as Celtic dominated the game, winning 3-0 thanks to goals from Tom Rogic, Turnbull and Liam Scales but the controversy came from the decisions of officials during the game.
Ange Postecoglou faced the media ahead of Celtic’s game against Real Betis at Celtic Park. Despite the game having no significance in terms of points for Celtic, there is still pride at stake for the side with football after Christmas already confirmed.
Greg Taylor has admitted he is hoping that Celtic can repeat the trick with their Japanese Star Kyogo Furuhashi. The January transfer window is a matter of weeks away from opening and the club have been busy compiling transfer targets with manager Ange Postecoglou.
Celtic is a club under attack from our enemies who seem to want Celtic victories overturned, matches replayed, our players brought to account for cheating and referees to sort all this out by giving absolutely nothing to Celtic at all.
Jota looks set to be out until after the winter break meaning of course he is going to miss out on both the League Cup Final on 19 December against Hibs and also the Glasgow Derby at Celtic Park on 2 January 2022, although obviously there is the slimmest of chance that he’ll be available for that one.
One of the Premier Leagues greatest ever goalkeepers Shay Given reckons former Manchester City team-mate Joe Hart is repaying Celtic for putting their trust in him and will want to prove that he is still capable of performing at the top level.
Back in 2007 Celtic started to compete in women’s football. Elaine C Smith was the ‘patron’ and Tommy Burns a great supporter. Things developed very well indeed and from a starting start Celtic won the League Cup in 2010.
After the sublime skill for his goal on Sunday at Tannadice, Tom Rogic’s former Futsal teammate Greg Giovenali has come out and revealed that Tommy has always had the ability to play football that way and that he knew he was destined for greatness.
SCOTTISH LEAGUE CUP TRIUMPHS No.8… The 1970s were reasonably successful for Celtic generally, but not as far as the Scottish League Cup was concerned. We have never suffered relegation or bankruptcy which, I presume, are far worse, but certainly the pain of losing a Cup final must rank high in the agony stakes.
Celtic last tonight come out and dismissed former Hearts chairman Leslie Deans ‘innacurate’ claims regarding their handling of the Barrie McKay flashpoint at Celtic Park last Thursday night during an SPFL match.
Calum Butcher has been charged by the SFA after a shocking challenge in Celtic’s win over Dundee United on Sunday. Turnbull was on the end of a second half lunge from the English midfielder but survived, despite the potential leg breaker.
Tom Rogic has been included in the SPFL Team of the Week after his impressive performance at Tannadice on Sunday. Despite an impressive win with performances from Kyogo, McGregor and Turnbull all earning plaudits, Rogic was the only Celtic player included.
I asked Kyogo after his first game what he thought of the Halliday ‘red card all day’challenge on Callum McGregor and Celtic PR were right down my throat, they then edited it out of the media conference.
Since branding Ange Postecoglou ‘the new Ronny Delia’ at the start of the season after just a few games, Charlie Nicholas has recently backtracked and is now a fully fledged member of the Greek-Australian’s fan club.
CELTIC MAKES £10,000 CHRISTMAS GIFT TO GLASGOW CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL CHARITY… Celtic FC Foundation, the charitable arm of Celtic Football Club, today announced that it has made a £10,000 donation to Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity (GCHC), as part of its annual Christmas campaign.
Craig Levein was on BBC Scotland’s Sportsound programme to talk about recent refereeing events in Scotland and had the panel flustered as he let the cat out of the bag regarding officials in this country.
Another ‘transfer specialist’ has posted on social media that Daizen Maeda to Celtic is happening this January. Ekrem Konur is a journalist with an ear in the ether when it comes to football transfers from all over the world.
Fran Alonso has selected his Celtic side that will take on Glasgow City this afternoon at Firhill. With over 3000 spectators making their way into Partick Thistle’s ground there should be a great atmosphere and hopefully Celtic can win the cup for the first time since 2010 and only the second time in the club’s history.