July 18, 2011
July 16, 2011
Over the past eleven years Neil Lennon's life has revolved in and around Celtic Football Club. And in all those years the Northern Irishman has received a level of hatred and abuse that no man in British Football has endured. From Parcel Bombs to bullets to being assaulted on the streets of Glasgow and the sideline at Tynecastle, Lennon has had to endure so much in those 11 years that it would make lesser men run for the hills. A campaign of attrition so hate-filled that it would have had a lesser man throw in the towel long ago.
So why has it gotten so bad? In my opinion, elements within the Scottish mainstream media.
July 11, 2011
Celtic descended on Perth for their second game of their pre-season tour of Australia, with thousands of fans showing their true colours, that of green and white. They wanted a performance and Celtic duly delivered, defeating Perth Glory 2-0.
Melbourne is the last destination for Celtic in their final pre-season game in Australia, as they face Melbourne Victory on Wednesday, before they fly back to the UK to finish off their pre-season campaign.
July 4, 2011
Celtic are reportedly hoping to bring in Manchester City striker Craig Bellamy for a second stint at Parkhead. Bellamy played on loan at Celtic Park in 2005, winning a Scottish Cup winners medal and scoring nine goals in 15 games.
However six years on, Bellamy is not the player that he once was and Celtic should give him a wide berth, and rather focus their attentions on England international Jay Bothroyd, who despite his wage demands, would have a greater impact for Celtic than a 31-year-old striker that is injury prone.
Celtic kicked off their pre-season preperations with a 1-0 defeat to A-League side Central Coast Mariners, thanks to a late goal from Troy Hearfield.
Despite the defeat, Neil Lennon said that he was pleased with the workout his players received in their first friendly of the summer.
Celtic Legend Willie Fernie sadly passed away at the age of 82 after fighting Alzheimer's for more than 10 years.
The word Legend is banded about the game of football far too easily nowadays, however the generation at Celtic Park in the 1950s, 60s and 70s were true Legends, none more so than those Celtic players who beat Rangers 7-1 at Hampden Park to win the League Cup. A victory that coined the song, 'Oh Hampden in the Sun'.