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August 15, 2011
Posted by Andy Muirhead on 08/15/2011

Celtic secured all three points with a 5-1 win over Dundee United to make it three wins out of three. Irishman Anthony Stokes opened the scoring for Celtic on four minutes, before Johnny Russell equalised for Peter Houston’s side on the half hour mark. But almost immediately Gary Hooper scored to put Celtic in the lead again. And the points were wrapped up in the second half through goals from Ki Sung Yueng, Joe Ledley and James Forrest.

August 10, 2011
Posted by Andy Muirhead on 08/10/2011

Celtic secured a vital three points and secured two wins out of two in the SPL, but it proved a costly victory as Emilio Izaguirre was stretchered off injured.

Anthony Stokes scored the only goal of the game in the 1-0 win at Pittodrie, in what was a dominant performance from Celtic.

July 11, 2011
Posted by Andy Muirhead on 07/11/2011

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
Posted by Andy Muirhead on 07/04/2011

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.

May 4, 2011
Posted by Andy Muirhead on 05/04/2011

Celtic blew the chance to go top of the SPL and have handed the title back into the hands of their rivals Rangers, with three games remaining. Despite all their hard work in the past few months, Celtic undone it all against Inverness Caley.

Celtic knew that if they had won tonight’s game against Inverness, that they would regain top spot in the SPL. However they did not start as many had predicted, when an Adam Rooney flick deflected off Charlie Mulgrew for the opening goal after just seven minutes.

Just over a minute later and Celtic equalised through Kris Commons with a superb swerving shot. But Grant Munro, who was told this week that he was surplus to requirements at Inverness, restored Caley’s lead in the 53rd minute. Shane Sutherland extended Caley’s lead nine minutes later before Commons pulled one back from the penalty spot in injury time, after Shaun Maloney had been brought down in the box by Ross Tokely. And with seconds remaining Paddy McCourt went down in the box, claiming for a penalty, however referee Iain Brines turned down the claims as Inverness held on for a well deserved victory that now hands the fate of the SPL title in Rangers’ favour.

April 30, 2011
Posted by Andy Muirhead on 04/30/2011

Celtic secured the League and Cup double with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Rangers at Hampden Park, which went into Extra Time. Greig Spence opened the scoring for Celtic after 70 minutes, before an equaliser three minutes from time by Rhys McCabe gave Rangers hope as the game went into extra time. And when it looked like the match would be destined for penalties, substitute Liam Gormley struck from 25 yards out with 10 minutes remaining to ensure that Stevie Frail’s side secured back to back Youth Cup Final wins.

February 21, 2011
Posted by Andy Muirhead on 02/21/2011

"I think we have better players than Celtic and, with lots of confidence, we can win this championship,they play good football. But still, I think we are the better team."

Those were the words that came back to haunt Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic on the morning of the Glasgow Derby. A few hours later his side were getting booed off the field by their own supporters as Celtic celebrated a 3-0 demolition of their arch rivals. Thanks to two goals from Gary Hooper and another goal from Kris Commons.

The result leaves Rangers eight points behind Celtic, and even with their two games in hand Celtic are still top of the table. It was also Celtic's 14th league win in a row and their 17th in all competitions.

The better side, as Jelavic called them, were posted missing throughout. There was no guts, no battling, no heart in the Rangers side. Oh how the blue hordes were hurting.

Celtic, though, made Jelavic eat his own words and showed who was the better side. There were no HONEST mistakes, there was no controversial decisions, it was a pure game conducted by a Celtic side resurgent under manager Neil Lennon in his first full season as Celtic manager.

February 8, 2011

With the fifth round action in the Scottish Cup obviously the game of the round came at Ibrox, if you’re counting on your Old Firm bingo cards, this was game number three, with three or possibly four to go. This game had it all, a superb long range effort from Jamie Ness after only three minutes. It should have been two when Steven Davis crashed Nikica Jelavic’s cross against the underside of the bar.

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.