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Easter Rising in Cup Derby Showdown
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Non Stop: Daizen Maeda has been action man over the past few weeks

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Hampden Park, Glasgow
Sunday, 17 April 2022
14.00 GMT

The Bhoys head to Hampden Park on Sunday, as they seek out a third victory over Sevco since the turn of the year and the second in a matter of a fortnight, aware that the prize on offer is a date with Hearts in the Scottish Cup Final next month.

Celtic have been in high flying form under the direction of manager Ange Postecoglou, and last weekend's scintillating performance which resulted in a 7-0 win over St Johnstone was the ideal tune up ahead of Sunday's Hampden Park showdown.

Successive victories in the League over the...​
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Saturday 9th April 2022. K.O. 3pm

Celtic Park. Glasgow.

CELTIC 7-0 ST. JOHNSTONE

Scorers: Hatate (8)
Giakoumakis (22)
Maeda (36)
Juranović (52 pen)
O’Riley (70,73)
Abada (78)

What a day, what a day. Seven up and a performance that was scintillating and an absolute joy to watch. To say The Hoops dismantled St Johnstone would be doing a disservice to this side Ange has built from scratch.

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There was a carnival atmosphere outside and inside the stadium with the fans still buzzing with electricity after last week's win over rangers at Ibrox. Ange decided to stick with the starting 11 that had done a clinical job in pulling further away in the title race and it worked to a tee.

Celtic started at blistering pace and were 1-0 up in 7 minutes with a well worked goal. Rogic took a pass inside the box and laid it on to Greg Taylor, he looked up and fed it to Hatate also...
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Paradise Awaits Celts and Saints
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The Bhoys celebrate Tom Rogic's equilizer on Sunday

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Celtic Park, Glasgow
Sunday, 9 April 2022
15.00 GMT

Celtic host St Johnstone this weekend in the final fixture before the split, and with a total of just 6 games remaining, the Bhoys looking to take another step closer to clinching the Premiership.

The Bhoys are potentially just two wins away from regaining the title, after the victory at Ipox last weekend, which has extended the lead to 6 points at the top of the table.

However, the job is not done yet, and no doubt this will be the message that Ange Postecoglou will be drilling into his side, to safeguard against any complacency and ensure there are...​
Last summer we were in a dark place after the season from *, no manager in place and a squad in need of an overhaul of monumental proportions.

We were so bad last term, even though we essentially had a team that walked the Premier league the year before. Why was that?

Contract situations have a huge bearing on the playing staff of a football club. If a player is after a new contract then often you see them trying much harder to impress in order to get that security of a bumper new long term contract. Similarly a player with a long contract feels settled and is able to perform.

The contract situation becomes problematic when players run their contracts down, or are inclined to want a move. The perfect storm is when those two scenarios come together at once.

We had a plethora of players whose contracts were running down and who all wanted away at the same time. Edouard, Ajer, Ntcham and Christie to name a few, along with an aging captain and under performing new additions led...
Last year was an utter disaster. We had a team with players who were desperate to leave, a manager who had allowed the team to deteriorate over the course of his tenure, and no fans to help cheer the team on to better performances.

We rightly lost the league to a team at Ibrox that looked the best it had been since the old club died. They had undoubtedly improved where we had declined and the point gap at the end of the season was enormous. When Neil Lennon was eventually sacked the damage was done. Had the decision been taken earlier in the season it may have been salvageable, but the board delayed and the rest is history.

It looked like Eddie Howe would become the new manager, only to turn the position down after dithering for months and not being able to get his backroom appointments together. With the new season looming it was a left-field appointment of Ange Postecoglou that the board pulled out of the hat.

I have to admit that initially I thought this was utterly insane,...