August 31, 2009
Celtic came away from Easter Road yesterday with all three points after a Georgios Samaras header sealed the 1-0 victory for the Hoops but the main talking points were the sending off of winger Aiden McGeady and the superb form of keeper Artur Boruc that made sure the Hoops kept up the early pace with Rangers at the top of the league.
August 30, 2009
After the disappointment of missing out on the Champions League,Celtic have been drawn in Group C along with Hamburg,Hapoel Tel-Aviv and old enemies Rapid Vienna!
Many Celtic fans still believe that Rapid conned their way into the Cup Winners Cup Final back in 1985 and they have been waiting for the chance of revenge as they feel it should have been them not Rapid that faced Everton in the Cup Winners Cup Final in 1985.
Indeed the Everton fans vented their anger on that night with many banners saying it should have been Celtic! The Toffee's also showed their class on the night by beating Rapid 3-1 but many of the players also felt that it should have been Celtic in the final.
It may be a different Rapid side but the bitterness than comes around when that name is mentioned to anyone who remembers those fateful nights at Celtic Park and then the replayed match at Old Trafford will never go away!
August 27, 2009
Celtic's Champions League dream died at the Emirates tonight and although over the two legs the English side deserved their win,Celtic will feel that it was their failure to win the SPL that has cost them a place in the Champions League proper!
Losing 2-0 at Celtic Park then 3-1 at the Emirates tonight has shown the gulf in class between the two sides and after cheating their way to the first goal,the Gunners actually scored two great goals from Eboue and Arshavin before Donati grabbed a late goal for Celtic.
August 22, 2009
Shaun Maloney gave Tony Mowbray something to smile about as he produced one of his best performances in a Celtic shirt since his return from Aston Villa as he helped his team to a great 5-2 win over St.Johnstone at Celtic Park.
The Hoops would have been delighted with the five goals today but none more so than the opening goal from Marc Antoine Fortune to open his Celtic account and get the people who have been knocking the Celtic striker in recent matches,now hopefully off his back!
After the disappointment of losing to Arsenal,Tony Mowbray now has to fend off the admiring eyes of Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Rednapp as he prepares to make a bid for the Hoops man on form at the moment,Aiden McGeady.
Aiden was in great form on the opening Saturday of the season with two goals in a 3-1 win at Pittodrie over Aberdeen and was the one Celtic player who did catch the eye of the Spurs boss even though he had actually come to watch mid-fielder Scott Brown but left with thoughts of landing the Irish winger,even though Arsene Wenger thought he was Scottish,that was the only mistake the Arsenal manager made on the night!
August 19, 2009
On a night when Irish rockers U2 rocked the national stadium at Hampden Park, Celtic's hopes of qualification for the Champions League took a severe dent as Arsenal left Celtic Park with a two goal advantage after this first leg win.
Celtic Manager Tony Mowbray had a battle plan that was meant to surprise Arsene Wenger and his Arsenal side but if they had read the morning papers then they would have had no need to guess the Celtic manager's team as it was announced then!
The Arsenal manager and the Celtic support must have been surprised with the selection of Samaras instead of top scorer Scott McDonald or new signing Fortune but the manager had a plan and the Hoops fans would back him.
August 4, 2009
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