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Archives: celtic

Celtic’s Aleksandar Tonev Banned Seven Games For Racist Abuse

Posted on by Peter Quinn
Aleksandar Tonev

Celtic winger Aleksandar Tonev has been banned for seven games for racially abusing Aberdeen’s Shay Logan during a Scottish Premiership match on September 13th. The Bulgarian international, who is on-loan from Aston Villa, denied the charges but officials from the … Continue reading

Maribor vs Celtic, UEFA Champions League Playoff 1st Leg: Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Glasgow Celtic gets a second chance at qualifying for the UEFA Champions League after Legia Warsaw were kicked out of the tournament for fielding an illegible player. Next up for the green and white hoops is Slovenian side Maribor. Kick-off … Continue reading

Celtic Take Giant Leap Forward With Appointment of Ronny Deila As Manager

Posted on by Grant Miller
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Celtic is a club at a crossroads. Having just clinched their third title in a row, the Scottish club’s plans for the summer were shaken up when manager Neil Lennon resigned on May 22. The popular manager had followed up his … Continue reading

Celtic Manager Neil Lennon Leaves Club; Tipped For WBA or Norwich Jobs

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Celtic manager Neil Lennon has left the Glasgow club. A source to The Daily Record newspaper said that: “It’s a sad day, but Neil has been talking to the club for some time about his situation, he feels he needs a fresh … Continue reading

Feeling the Loss of One of Soccer’s Greatest Rivalries: The Old Firm

Posted on by The Scottish Soccer Show
The Old Firm Loss

There are many great soccer rivalries: El Clasico, the shared home of Milan, the highly anticipated Manchester derby, and Argentina’s biggest rivalry between Boca Juniors and River Plate. But there is one feud in world soccer that just seems to … Continue reading

Celtic Park Is Set To Rock For One More European Night

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Celtic are facing a win-or-go-home scenario when they host AC Milan in Tuesday evening’s Champions League group stage match. A win could see Celtic catapulted into second place; a loss would effectively eliminate the Hoops from this season’s European competition. … Continue reading

The Top 20 Greatest Soccer Club Teams Of All Time, Complete With Video Evidence

Posted on by Josh Harris
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Four Four Two magazine just released their list of the top 20 greatest club sides ever. To help take a walk down memory lane, or to revisit these wonderful teams, we’ve incorporated video footage of each club. Here’s our guide … Continue reading

Celtic Away Shirt for 2013-14 Season: Leaked [PHOTOS]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Photograph of Celtic’s away shirt for the 2013-14 season have been leaked on the Internet. The Scottish Premier League side will be wearing yellow and green as their away colors next season. Celtic’s away kit, designed and manufactured by Nike, … Continue reading

Soccer Thoughts on Jackie Robinson Day

Posted on by Brian Zygo

In the world of the Beautiful Game April 15th is most known for Hillsborough, but in the United States, April 15th is best know for one of the most significant sporting and cultural moments of the 20th Century. It was … Continue reading

Thomas Gravesen Hangs ‘Em Up Early

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

At just 32, former Danish international Thomas Gravesen has called time on his career. The combative central midfielder started his career with hometown club Vejle Boldklub (VB). He was soon on the move and  played for Hamburg, Everton and Real Madrid. … Continue reading

Book Review: Jinky

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Champions League Talk was recently sent a copy of “Jinky: The Jimmy Johnstone Story” written by Jim Black and I was given the honour of reviewing it. Jinky, born James Connolly Johnstone, was a dynamic winger that played for the … Continue reading

UEFA Cup Final: Zenit v Rangers Preview

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Today’s the big day out for FC Zenit St Petersburg and Rangers FC as they will contest the UEFA Cup final in the City of Manchester Stadium. Rangers, whose European campaign began back on 31 July in the Champions League … Continue reading

Sensational Shootouts and Surprise Scorelines

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

In many ways it was a wild finish to the Round of 16 and it’s not done yet! We still have the second leg of the Liverpool – Internazionale tie on Tuesday, March 11th. FC Schalke 04 overcame some poor … Continue reading

Round of 16 Predictions

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Here are my picks to go through to the quarter-finals. Liverpool v InternazionaleOlmypiacos v ChelseaRoma v Real MadridSchalke v PortoArsenal v MilanLyon v Manchester UnitedFenerbahce v SevillaCeltic v Barcelona I could see Roma or Fenerbache advancing from their matches, those … Continue reading

The smoke clears

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

…and we are left with 16 teams. The knockout phase pairings will be drawn on December 21 at UEFA headquarters in Nyon. The complete list of teams heading into the draw is posted below: 2007/08 UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16 … Continue reading

Benfica’s Bounceback and Inzaghi’s Golden Strike

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The stories of legendary proportions continued to be written on Tuesday night as Group D was decided. In a stunning reversal of fortunes, former Group D leaders Shakhtar Donetsk were knocked out of all European competitions last night. Oscar Cardozo … Continue reading