While trying to get into the Old Firm game at Celtic Park on Sunday, five people got injured. One person was hospitalized as he was taken to the hospital looking at his injuries, after falling from a wall while others were given the primary treatment at the scene before moving into the match.
The fans of Celtic few supporters of the team were pushed to climb over the high fence in-order to escape the crush and the reason for the incident is that, the entry point of the stadium was changed. Celtic FC and Police after the incident have said that the team would review the entire process.
Celtic would have to battle Premier League side Leicester City for the rights to Craig Dawson, as per reports. Manager Brendan Rodgers is taking no chance in his team especially regarding defensive lapses. The Marvin Compper injury situation is forcing the top Scottish side look towards reinforcements.
Dawson is versatile so he appeals a lot to Celtic. The 28-year old player has reportedly handed in a transfer request so he could exit West Brom. Rodgers would be hoping to use the opportunity to seal the deal with the experienced defender.
Rangers, who are second place in the Premiership table, recently defeated Derek McInnes’ men midweek. The performance left Coach Graeme Murty pleased after the clash at Ibrox. He is hoping his players replicate such performances when they face Ross County this weekend.
The Gers are expected to overcome the Staggies, who are bottom on the log. County have garnered just 17 points so far after playing 23 games. They would be facing a difficult fixture against Murty’s men in Dingwall. Continue reading
Celtic skipper Scott Brown says the club would bounce back from their 4-0 loss at Tynecastle. The loss ended their 69-game unbeaten run in domestic football and the first domestic loss under Coach Brendan Rodgers.
Brown insists that the players will not suffer a negative reaction to the loss even though he admitted that they were affected by the halt of the record run.
On September 12 of 2017, Celtic FC locked horns with Paris Saint-Germain as they faced off to play for a UEFA Champions League Group Stages match which resulted with PSG claiming a comfortable 5-0 triumph over the champions of Scotland.
Neymar, KylianMbappe, EdinsonCavani and Celtic’s own Mikael Lustig all found the back of the net as they scored goals.
Even though PSG won the match by a clear margin, in terms of shots fired it was not such a big difference as Celtic managed to launch 7 shots in the entire match and PSG mustered 10, it’s not a huge distinction.
However, in terms of possession, PSG had the obvious upper hand as they had 64% of possession while Celtic had to settle with the remaining 34% as the team of Brendan Rodgers struggled trying to keep hold of the ball for a significantly long period of time.
When the match was over, Brendan Rodgers made his voice be heard in relation to this defeat against PSG as the Northern Irish manager said: Continue reading
Scottish Premiership champs Celtic are clear to feature in the UEFA Champions League playoff after seeing off Rosenborg in the third round of the qualifiers.
James Forrest’s 69th minute strike was enough to hand Brendan Rodgers men the advantage.
The first half of the second leg at Rosenborg was rather slow but the visitors created more chances. After the break, Rosenborg pressurized their guests. Celtic managed the pressure, getting the goal from the right in the 69th minute. Their rivals made last minute push but they could not get the equalizer.
Celtic would square up against Astana, Rijeka, Qarabag and either of Hapoel Beer Sheva or Slavia Prague in the next round. The Scottish side is expected to qualify from the playoff. They defeated the Israeli side Hapoel and Kazakh club Astana last year. Rijeka and Qarabag should be defeated as well. Continue reading
Five Celtic stars have been included in the Under-20 Scottish team to participate in the forthcoming Toulon Tournament this month with Brazil, Indonesia and Czech Republic set to participate.
Coach Scot Gemmill is the man to lead the youngsters to the summer event.
Aidan Nesbitt, Jamie McCart, Ross Doohan, Anthony Ralston and Joe Thompson are the Hoops stars named in the squad. Mikey Johnston missed the list as he is out injured. Scotland and Ireland are in a battle for the Scottish Premier League winner.
Kilmarnock players Greg Taylor, Adam Frizzell, Iain Wilson and Greg Kiltie were also named for the tournament. Rangers’ players Ross McCrorie and Ryan Hardie are also in. Continue reading
Roberto Mancini has not managed any club since August of 2016 as the Italian tactician left Inter Milan during that period of time and he has not signed any other team since then.
The 52 year old manager has experienced success at the highest level as Mancini has won the Serie A and the Premier League title as well as many other prestigious pieces of silverware.
The UEFA Champions League is one of the more significant trophies that is absent from his collection but it appears like he’s interested in adding it to his trophy room as the Italian manager stated that he might attempt to apply for the head coach position of Celtic but only if they are able to compete and qualify in the UEFA Champions League on a regular basis.
‘’In one way, it would be nice to see Celtic and Rangers in the Premier League, but I don’t think it will ever happen because it would also be the end of Scottish football.If Celtic were to build a team strong enough to regularly compete in the Champions League, I might decide to manage them one day’’ Continue reading
New Celtic signing EboueKouassi said that he is glad to have signed for Celtic and believes he has made the right decision.
He stated that Celtic is the best club for a young player to developed and that he is determined to succeed in Scotland.
The player joined Celtic from Russian side Krasnodar for a fee of around 3 million pounds.
EboueKouassi said that he is highly focus on his career and he wants to take the chance to progress. He believes that playing in Scotland and at a big club such as Celtic will give him the opportunity to become better.
He said that he is not worried by the competition at Celtic as he is more focused on his development at the moment. Indeed there is no shortage of midfielders in the current Celtic squad, and EboueKouassi may have a hard time in getting playing time initially. Continue reading
Jozo Simunovic insists he is fully concentrated on his future with Celtic after his deadline-day transfer to Italian side Torino fell through.
Prevalent reports claimed that the Croatia international that has been plagued by injury since he arrived at Celtic last summer failed a medical with the Italian Serie A club.
The 22-year-old has however taken to social media to shed light on the rumour and put the record straight, claiming lack of agreement between the two clubs over transfer terms scuttled the move.
Celtic was keen to have Simunovic offloaded to Italy on a permanent contract, but it is believed Torino was looking for an initial loan switch with the option of signing him on a permanent basis if he impresses.
Posting on his Twitter account, the former Dinamo Zagreb central defender said:
“A lot has been said in the last few days. I prefer to talk on the field but this time I want to say something to the Celtic fans that have always supported me, and as a player that means a lot to me. Continue reading