Henrik Larsson’s winner in the first leg against Celta Vigo provided Celtic with the platform to reach the last 16 of the UEFA Cup. Ninety minutes was all that remained between Celtic and European football after Christmas, which would’ve been the first time that this had happened since 1980. That year Billy McNeill’s Celtic had reached the […]
Having swept aside Blackburn Rovers in the second round of the UEFA Cup, Celtic’s team and support were on a high that hadn’t been seen in the East End of Glasgow since the halcyon days of Jock Stein. Dominant domestically and competitive on the continent, Celtic had proven themselves to be one of Europe’s most […]
Having narrowly eked out a win against Blackburn Rovers in the first leg of the UEFA Cup second round at Celtic Park, Celtic went into round two of the ‘Battle of Britain’ with a massive point to prove. Not only was their performance not up to scratch, but even their opponents were aware of that […]
In the opening article of The Road To Seville series, it was explained that coming off the back of a disappointing exit from the UEFA Champions League, Martin O’Neill’s Celtic side had rebounded by slashing nine goals into the FK Suduva net over two legs in the UEFA Cup first round. While it was an […]
To say things were a lot different in 2007 would be an understatement. Tony Blair was winding down his reign as Prime Minister of the UK as Gordon Brown waited in the wings, unaware of the financial credit crunch the following year that ensured Labour’s doom.
There was something about the way Georgios Samaras received the ball on the right touchline at Rugby Park in February 2008, jinked past a hapless Simon Ford and slotted the ball coolly past Alan Combe that jolted something primal in every Celtic supporter.
Celtic are very much a worldwide club. According to The Celtic Wiki, over 51 different nationalities have played for Celtic. From Aussies to Venezuelans and Swedes to Bulgarians. That’s always been underpinned by the home nations; Scottish, Irish and English players have made up the bulk of Celtic teams throughout the years.