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After a fantastic 2-1 victory over RB Leipzig in the last Europa League game week, Celtic faced a somewhat familiar opposition in Rosenborg BK, 6 times in the last 16 months the two sides have met with the last match ending in a 0-0 draw at Rosenborg earlier this year. Rosenborg who last weekend collected their record 26th league title (Congrats too them) had scored in every home game since the 0-0 draw vs Celtic, so Celtic shouldn’t of been expecting an easy game despite the Norwegian side having lost all 4 Europa league matches so far, many reports suggested Rosenborg would potentially be starting a weaker team in preparation for the Norwegian cup final this weekend, but those reports were wrong as the Norwegians started a full strength side which included the 17 time Ballon Dor winner and recently convicted Niklas Bentner, who had managed to produce Norway’s version of prison break and escape the law to line up against the might of Dedrick Boy… I mean Filip Benkovic. Celtic...
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It was that time of the year again folks where Celtic F.C shareholders were invited to come and and ask the questions that all Celtic supporters wanted to ask of the board and management staff, but alas it was an event that most could have imagined - pointless questions, board oozing at the mouth to mention the club's finances, and general quips one could only expect from a Conservative Party member sitting in the club's Chairman seat...

Again, majority shareholder Dermott Desmond was nowhere to be seen, although Mr. Bankier later remarked that Mr. Desmond was "available on Skype" - great retort...

The first comment of the day came from Bankier, who kicked things off with a quip about James Forrest's goal glut the night previously for Scotland - one I'm told that was met with both claps and a few boos in equal measure.

As expected, the heirarchy then began discussing...
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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....