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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...

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...

Why Should Celtic Keep Hold of Ryan Christie?

The future of Celtic’s Ryan Christie has been up for discussion over recent weeks, with the 23-year-old having reminded Hoops fans of his undoubted potential with a standout showing in their recent Betfred Cup semi-final victory over Hearts. The midfielder added to his goal against Dundee the previous week, earning consecutive starts for the Hoops in the absence of the injured Olivier Ntcham.

Christie capped off an excellent performance by confidently scoring a last-minute penalty for the home side against Hearts, taking the scoreline to 5-0, as well as moving the Hoops to within just a point of their rivals at the top of the standings. Having moved to Celtic Park back in 2015 from Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Christie has struggled to secure a regular place in the starting line-up under Rodgers, however the Scottish international is now believed to be closing in on signing a new long-term deal with the club.

The recent form...
On a day when all suspecting eyes were on the Celtic support to see how many would "ruin" the Remembrance Day minute silence, Celtic aimed to carry on their renaissance of form into this game at the Tony Macaroni stadium.

From all reports Celtic supporters observed the minute's silence impeccably, despite personal opinion, therefore giving the shower of * that usually crawl out from under their rocks this time of the year sitting in their livingrooms watching our game with their ears superglued to their telly speakers like some sort of pretend sonar technician on a submarine listening out for organised farts ruining the silence, the travelling support gave not an inch that could lead to any criticism. Fair play to them indeed...

Now, onto more important matters, the game itself.

The biggest change for this game today was that Craig Gordon was unfit - having sustained a heroic injury v Leipzig the Thursday prior to this game, therefore giving...
For me and many a Celtic fan we have been some what frustrating to watch over the last year or so, sluggish performances with many players not playing to anywhere near their potential, and as a team we were at times a chore to watch, however, this last month or so has seen us rekindle some of that magic we showed in the 2016/17 season where we blew away anyone and everyone domestically and put in some excellent performances in Europe against top opposition.

Speaking of top opposition, Celtic faced an RB Leipzig side which are just that, a team currently sitting 4th in the Bundesliga and having only lost once in the league all season, scoring 19 goals and conceding just 9. In the Europa league we all saw a few weeks ago how good they can be, albeit we were poor that night, and before Thursdays game they sat second behind Salzburg having played 3, won 2 and lost 1, scoring 7 and conceding 4.

It was a night where many Celtic fans sat and in anticipation to see whether we would come...