February 28, 2012
In Tuesday morning's Daily Record, Jim Traynor and Keith Jackson claim that Celtic's failure to hand over a £300,000 advance on ticket sales for the Old Firm derby could force the Ibrox club into more job cuts. Are the duo really trying to pin the blame on Celtic for issues that are down to Rangers' own financial mismanagement?
February 14, 2012
It is a question that has been asked over and over again in recent weeks and months, even more so given the announcement that Rangers have gone into administration.
Do Celtic really need Rangers? Yes. But more importantly Scottish football needs them.
February 5, 2012
The transfer window closed at 11pm on the 31st January and in all honesty not many Celtic fans were complaining about the club's failure to do any business in the final day, as Celtic's wheeling and dealing had been done over the previous few weeks.
Okay there was a late bid to bring Leon Best from Newcastle on loan, but ultimately Celtic have ended the transfer window stronger than when the window opened.
Celtic are in fine form of late, while rivals Rangers are looking a shadow of their former selves with Steven Naismith out for the rest of the season and top scorer Nikica Jelavic sold to Everton, really only one club can go from strength to strength, only one club is still in the hunt for the treble – Celtic.
Even the Celtic fans are in the mood to party, unlike their rivals who seem to be lethargic throughout.
February 3, 2012
FINALLY! Celtic have now a presence on both Facebook and Twitter, and it's been a long time coming. Celtic have had their facebook page for a while now and they are sitting pretty on 144,249 likes, however this pales in comparison to the likes of Manchester City who sit at 1,733,219, Liverpool at 8,052,963 and Manchester United on 22,047,580.
Celtic finally launched their twitter account, in my opinion at least a year behind when they should have really delved into the social network site. With 12532 twitter followers currently, they sit far behind the likes of Barcelona who have 3,013,583 for example.
Now it is fully understandable that Celtic will be far behind given the start the other clubs have on such social network sites, coupled with the worldwide appeal that such clubs have given the leagues that they play in and the marketing they employ.
But they should at least equal if not surpass that of rivals Rangers, who sit at 28,638 followers on twitter and 229,355 likes on Facebook.
In this afternoon's press conference, Celtic manager Neil Lennon has hit out at The Scottish Sun, following what Lennon deemed as trying to 'stir up some sort of controversy that isn't really there'.
The Scottish Sun reported on its front page that Celtic first team coach Alan Thompson and Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor went for drinks at a pub in the West end of Glasgow on Wednesday night.
But Lennon labelled the article a 'nothing story' and that the paper's attempts to stir up controversy was 'disgusting'.