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It was back to league action for the hoops as they travelled to 8th place Motherwell, the hosts who had won their last two home games including an impressive 3-0 win over Aberdeen. December is always a hectic month for Celtic, the hoops have just sealed there 7th straight trophy in a row defeating Aberdeen in the league cup final on Sunday, they also defeated Rosenborg in Norway last Thursday, with the busy schedule ahead it was rumoured that Brendan Rodgers would rotate his team for evening, players such as James Forrest, Ryan Christie and Odsonne Edouard have played a lot of games lately and it was time for Celtic to use there squad depth. Rodgers did indeed rotate the squad, with rare starts for Christian Gamboa and Jonny ‘The Bully Slayer’ Hayes while Oli Ntcham, Scott Brown, Craig Gordon and Leigh Teacakes all returned for Celtic. Motherwell also benched a number of notable players, Ryan Bowman and Curtis Main started on the bench while Connor Salmon returned to the...
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On-form midfielder Ryan Christie was the single goal scoring hero for the Hoops as Celtic secured their 18th League Cup title, and 7th trophy in a row against Aberdeen on a rain-soaked Hampden pitch.

Having previously spent 15 months on loan at the Reds, Christie's pivotal goal for Celtic against his former team to secure the title was a dream come true for the young Scotland midfielder - and one described by manager Brendan Rodgers as being made by "the footballing Gods".

Scott Bain started between the sticks for Celtic, with Rodgers sticking by the current no.2 who has started in every game up until now in the League Cup this season, Craig Gordon taking a seat on the bench. This was the only change from the previous game versus Rosenborg, with one major name being deemed fit enough to make the bench - influential leader and captain - Scott Brown.

Odds-on favourites Celtic were stifled somewhat as Aberdeen attempted to play not so much a game of football, but a game of chess...
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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...