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CELTIC legend Paul McStay has joined forces with Tom Rogic in Sydney, Australia as both men offered their support to a number of players on the club’s International Partnership Programme.

The Hoops' Wizard of Aus, who has been back home on international duty, took time out of his busy schedule to meet The Maestro and a group of staff and lucky young players from partner club, Coogie White Tigers.



Celtic’s International Partnership programme, one of the biggest in world football, is designed to help clubs maximise their potential through coach and player education. Football development is a detailed and lengthy process and Celtic’s commitment is a long-term one to these clubs, which will see the benefit of in years to come.

Celtic legend, Paul McStay, who has lived in Australia for number of years, is...
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July 1975 was a time to shake up the Celtic squad with the demise of the Lions and transition to the Quality Street kids but not all was seamless. As every great side in history has indicated, you don’t replace like for like and get the same results. It was the Sly old fox Sean Fallon who held the reigns of the Parkhead hot seat as Big Jock recovered from his near death car accident. McNeill, Jimmy Johnstone and Jim Brogan had also parted ways with the club. There certainly was some rejigging required.
Sean looked toward Denmark and to a strapping giant of a man in the shape of Icelandic footballer Johannes Edvaldsson. The big man was plying his trade with Holbaek after a brief spell with Metz in France and good enough to be picked for the Iceland national team. At 25 years old he came on a trial basis to see if he could settle to life in Glasgow and British football and was seen as a versatile player who could fill a few positions. On a sunny August afternoon Johannes would make...
The impact of Celtic in the local Scottish economy has been calculated by the prestigious Fraser of Allander Institute, and the results are astonishing!!!

The club and it's supporters contribute an astonishing £165m annually to the economy, which is the equivalent of 2,820 full time jobs, and according to the authors of the report, eclipses the income generated by golf tourism or even the impact from the Commonwealth Games.

Amongst the highlights of the report is a note that the club is ranked as the 25th strongest brand in world football. When you consider the restrictions on broadcast reach of the SPFL, in comparison to other bigger leagues, then that statistic is truly remarkable.

The full report can be read on the link to the club website below, but Congratulations to everyone involved with the club, players, staff and fans for making such a positive income to the cultural and economic benefit of this country....
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Celtic FC, along with it's disabled supporters, this week received with a special collaboration award by CAFE (Centre for Access to Football in Europe) for their efforts in making football more inclusive for individuals with disabilities.

Peter Ritchie and Kevin Mackin from the Celtic Disabled Supporters Association, along with Celtic's Disability Access Officer, Alex Dobbin, were presented with the award in Bilbao (Spain) by former Netherlands and Juventus star Edgar Davids.

Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell said: “We are delighted to accept this prestigious award from CAFE which demonstrates our real commitment to promoting access for all in football. Celtic is for everyone and we have worked hard to ensure that we understand the different needs of our supporters who face various forms of disability.

“We dedicate this award to all our...
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Celtic were ecstatic to announce yesterday that midfielder Ryan Christie happily put pen to paper on a three year extension to prolong his stay at the club.


The Celtic-daft 23 year old from Inverness - in his last year of his current contract with the Hoops - couldn't hold back the joy when describing his extension, which was rumoured to have been in the pipeline for the last week:

“I’m delighted,” he said. “Ever since I started to play a bit more in the team, I’ve been happy to make an impact. Celtic is the club I want to continue playing for. It’s such a big club in Scottish football and it’s a delight for me to sign and keep playing for Celtic.

“I’ve enjoyed my football ever since I’ve come to the club. The manager’s been brilliant with me and I’ve really enjoyed playing under him and working with...