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~ "The Rebels Have Won!" ~
A 30th Anniversary Retrospective

It was the news that every Celtic fan had been so desperate to hear. From the steps of Celtic Park, Brian Dempsey looked out over the anxious faces of all those who had assembled, he made that emotive announcement that changed the club forever.

"The game is over. The Rebels have won!"

It is no exaggeration to say that the very continuance of Celtic had been very much under threat until that final hour, late on that wet Friday night, 30 years ago.

It was a moment that changed everything.

In honour of the 30th Anniversary of that momentous occasion, perhaps second only to November 6, 1887 in importance to the very existence of the Club, will attempt to take a look back on the reasons why it was needed and the reasons why, beginning with...


I - 'The Biscuit Tin'

The 'Old Board', deeply rooted and firmly entrenched,...​
Celts Seek to be Heart Breakers
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Luis Palma in action against Tony Sibbick when Celtic beat Hearts, 4-1, back in October

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Tynecastle Stadium, Edinburgh
Sunday, 3 March 2024
12.00 GMT

The Hoops will be looking for some payback, in addition to keeping their Premiership campaign on track, when they travel through to Edinburgh to take on 3rd placed Hearts at Ttnecastle on Sunday.

The Bhoys served a reminder of just how potent and dangerous they can be when everything clicks as it did in midweek, when they hammered Dundee, 7-1.

Despite the emphatic performance, it is important to not get too carried away at this stage though, despite closing the gap in goal difference, the Bhoys still trail...​
Hoops Have to Down Dees
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Paolo Bernardo scored his first Celtic goal in the 3-0 win over Dundee on Boxing Day

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Celtic Park, Glasgow
Wednesday, 28 February 2024
19.45 GMT

Celtic return home tomorrow evening, for the visit of 6th placed Dundee tomorrow, knowing that they beed another win, as they look to keep the pressure in the Premiership title race.

The Celts have struggled to find consistency since November, and this was again evident against Motherwell at the weekend. A flat first half display left them trailing 1-0 at the break, before coming to life after the interval and putting together one of the most convincing second half performances in months to claim a late...​
Celts Must Do Well Better
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Men in the middle to be watched: Matt O'Riley in action against Motherwell's Blair Spittal

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Fir Park, Motherwell
Sunday, 25 February 2024
12.00 GMT

The business end of the Premiership season is truly upon us now, as Celtic travel across Lanarkshire to take on 9th placed Motherwell, this weekend.

As a venue, Fir Park is one that the Bhoys have enjoyed consistent success over the past few seasons, having won on each of the last 8 visits since 2019, and they will be looking forward to the opportunity of getting back on track, while being aware they cannot afford any more slip ups.

Last week's 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock saw more points dropped, which means for the first...​
Hoops Crucial Killie Challenge
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Matt O'Riley scores against Killie when these sides last met, back in December

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Celtic Park, Glasgow
Saturday, 17 February 2024
15.00 GMT

The Hoops return to League duty this weekend, when they face the tough task of hosting 4th placed Kilmarnock on Saturday.

As the Premiership race tightens even more - Celtic's lead at the top is now razor thin - ahead by virtue of more goals scored at this point, leaving precious little wriggle room for anything less than a win in every game from here on in.

To add to that pressure, they are hosting a team that has already twice defeated Brenda Rodgers side this season and have consistently proved this season to be one...​