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Hamilton 0-3 Celtic

Scorers: Edouard (Pen 49). Griffiths (54). Turnbull (74)

Saturday 26th December 2020

K.O. 3pm

New Douglas Park

It was into darkest Lanarkshire in the worst of weather conditions for a game against Hamilton which is usually anything but academical for Celtic. On a plastic surface that is usually lambasted by players and fans alike, it may have been the difference in making this a game that was played at a very high tempo. The downpour of rain and the gusty wind, which made visibility fairly poor, would have made for difficult conditions on a grass pitch. Hamilton took to the field in their home strip of red and white hoops while Celtic opted for their smart all black third kit and they looked ready for business.


Hamilton were suffering from an injury crisis with seven first team players out and would be hoping for damage limitation. Lennon made two changes from...
The old guard in the Celtic squad were rested for this game, giving the sparkling and exciting youth players in our ranks another chance to shine. Soro, Turnbull and Hazard all begin the game in the starting eleven after strong performances in recent weeks. Ross County had put us out of the League Cup less than a month previously, and Neil Lennon will be looking for a much improved performance from that day.

Personally I'm delighted to see Griffiths playing up front with Edouard. The best of last season was when the two of them linked so beautifully up front, and it is exciting to see what they can conjure together.

The game came to life early, and Christie was unlucky not top open the scoring early when his shot on the turn took a deflection away for a corner, when it could easily have gone anywhere.

The champions were camped in the Ross County half with a succession of corners, but on a breakaway County came close with a glancing...
There have been many comments made about this year, but this will be a Scottish Cup Final like no other. There will be no fans, and it is being held 5 days before Christmas instead of it's usual time of the year when it is the end of season glamour showpiece.

The Scottish Cup is a tournament that has been running since 1873, and during that time not one club has ever won it 4 times in a row. Celtic have the chance to be the first team in 147 years to achieve that accolade. We have won the trophy 39 times so far - more than any other club, and will hopefully become the first to reach 40 wins.

Along with the cup history, this victory would see Celtic become the first team globally to win 4 domestic trebles in a row. That is potentially, quite an achievement, as cup competitions are notoriously uncompromising. One off day and the record is gone, as was proven recently when we lost in the League Cup to Ross County.

The big question pre-match was how many of the youngsters who had...
Scottish Professional Football League

Sunday 13th December

Celtic Park. K.O. 3pm


A return to League duty after an impressive win and performance against Lille on Thursday night in the Europa League. Today’s opponents Kilmarnock had already claimed points against us with a draw back in August and also a chance for the Bhoys to win two games back to back since the first week in October. Neil Lennon kept faith with the fringe players he brought in for a tremendous job against the French. Conor Hazard in goals and Soro and Turnbull taking the field was a welcome sight for the support who have endured so much turmoil in the recent past. Greg Taylor also made a start ahead of Laxalt on the left and Shane Duffy the preferred partner with Jullien in centre defence with Ajer moved to right back.

The Celts started the game with their intentions firm with an immediate attack that...
All Our Celtic Yesterdays - 1971, Part Two

The summer of 1971 was long, hot, and very pleasant. As the summer trundled on, our attention was diverted by other sporting events; at Wimbledon in June and July, Australia’s John Newcombe won his third Men’s Singles title, beating American Stan Smith in five sets. The happy-go-lucky young Aussie Evonne Goolagong emerged from nowhere to beat her compatriot, the defending Ladies’ champion Margaret Court in straight sets in the Ladies final, and later in July Lee “Supermex” Trevino won the first of his two Open Championships at Birkdale, beating popular “Mr Lu”, Lu Liang Huan of Taiwan into second place, and England’s Tony Jacklin into third. Lu was tied for the lead and playing well until his drive at the 17th struck a woman spectator on the head and injured her; the gentlemanly Lu, who wore a straw trilby hat, was distraught and bogeyed the hole. Trevino, never slow to exploit an opponent’s misfortune, safely parred the last two...