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Willie Wallace - The Lesser Lauded Lion!

William Semple Brown Wallace - “Wispy”- signed for Celtic from Hearts on December 6th, 1966, for a fee in the region of £30,000. The move came right out of the blue; Willie had been unhappy at Hearts for some time, unable to see eye to eye with manager Tommy Walker, and it was widely expected that Rangers would make a move for him. Willie was known to have been a Rangers fan in his youth, so Ibrox would seem to be his preferred destination. However, Jock Stein had other ideas. He saw Wispy as the perfect strike partner for Joe McBride, and he would provide competition for Stevie Chalmers in that role. Rangers were out of town, playing Borussia Dortmund in the European Cup Winners Cup in Germany when Jock struck. He met Willie, and it did not take him long to persuade the astute Wallace that his prospects would be much brighter in the east end of Glasgow than the west. A deal was swiftly concluded, and Wispy was a Celt!...
The outbreak of a pandemic has caused panic across the planet, and this is very serious stuff. People are dying and will continue to die. It has led to panic buying of sanitisers, face masks, pasta and toilet roll in supermarkets up and down the country. It is a dire situation, and will likely get a lot worse before it gets better.

The governments of Europe have taken to cancelling large gatherings, in order to socially distance us from each other. This has resulted in the cancelling of football matches across the continent and it will likely go on for several months.

As a consequence, leagues have come to a halt in countries all over, including our own. The question now is what do we do to bring the leagues to a conclusion? There are only 4 possible scenarios that could come in to play for this unforeseen circumstance.

“Null and Void”. The league table is thrown out and we start again in August with no-one declared as champions. This is the preferred option of the Zombie...
15TH MARCH 2009

Today could have been a day of glory. A day where a 9th consecutive title was all but won. However, with bigger things taking priority, today has turned into the biggest anti-climax in the history of the Glasgow derby

Therefore, with all football suspended for the foreseeable future and the third Rangers game of the season postponed for the next few months at least, we’ve decided to take a look back to another derby victory on this day 11 years ago to try and fill the void - Gordon Strachan’s last trophy as...
The Run-In…

By Tgriff67

Over the years, there have been several instances when Celtic have been faced with a hazardous minefield of fixtures on the run-in to victory in the League Championship. One of the most famous was that of season 1967-68. We began the season as Champions of Europe, but although we prevailed over Rangers in a tricky League Cup section which also included Aberdeen and Dundee United, and eventually won the trophy in a highly-entertaining 5-3 win over Dundee at Hampden in October, our form in the early months of the season was patchy. We lost 1-0 to Rangers in a hard-fought league match at Ibrox, which gave the Ibrox men the early lead in the title race - a lead they would not give up lightly. To compound the loss, Celtic produced their worst European display since Jock Stein’s arrival when they went down 1-2 to the Russian Champions Dynamo Kiev in the first round, first leg European Cup tie at Celtic Park. Celtic were woefully out of touch, and...
SUNDAY 23/02/20.

ATT: 58,883.


Celtic took to the field for a 3pm kick off with no television coverage. The opposition came in the form of Kilmarnock who were bearing a striking resemblance to the Brasil National team, decked out in yellow jersey and blue shorts. For the first ten minutes it seemed to be to their advantage as they set off in a pressing manner with a few early attacks. This paid off in 6 mins after Jozo Simunovic had a nibble at Kilmarnock striker Eamon Brophy just outside the box. The Killie player done well to keep his composure and that was more than could be said of Jozo as the defender tried to recover from the first tackle but only managed to use his forearm to lean all his weight on the striker who went to ground. A Clear penalty that was struck cleanly to the right side of Fraser Forester to give the visitors a lead in just 6 minutes.


This seemed to rattle Celtic...