Celtic fans were thrown in wild jubilations in the city after being declared the winners of the 2019/20 season. Since the suspension of the current term in March when the Corona Virus pandemic hit the nation hard, there were arguments for and against the resumption of the season. However, with no plans in place to restart the league by mid-May, the Scottish Professional Football League agreed to curtail the season and declare Celtic winners.
As at when the season was suspended, Celtic has garnered 80 points from 30 games, 13 points ahead of closest rival Rangers who had a game in hand. Motherwell was in distant third with 46 games after 30 matches. At the bottom of the log, Hamilton earned 27 points from 30 games, four points ahead of Hearts after the same number of games played.
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Cesc Fabregas has taken a light-hearted dig at the Premier League for not introducing a mid-season winter break when he was still playing in England.
The spaniard joined Arsenal in 2003 as a youngster from Barcelona. He spent 8 years in North London before moving back home to boyhood club Barcelona. He spent the last three years with Arsenal as the captain of the club. He will have another go at the Premier league. After three years with Barcelona he left to join Chelsea in 2014. At Chelsea he won the Premier league titles. He won the first one under Jose Mourinho and the other with Anotonio Conte. He left Chelsea in 2019 to join Monaco. All through his stay in England, the football season never had a winter break.
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After making 167 appearances for Celtic since joining the Scottish side from Swansea, former England international Scott Sinclair is finding opportunities hard to come by.
Since being sidelined by the coach for much younger bloods, the winger has faced a tough time all season trying to convince his coach to trust him again.
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Celtic manager Neil Lennon has revealed that star forward OdsonneEdouard is not leaving in January. There have been speculations that the 21-year-old is a transfer target of the likes of Lazio, Roma, Lyon, and Napoli.
When quizzed about the player, Lennon revealed that the star forward would not be sold in January despite if the club are in Europe or not. Edouard has been a revelation in Scotland since joining from French side PSG.
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Mark Schwarzer is the former goalkeeper for Australia. He is considered to be a legend for the Australian football team. He admitted that Daniel Arzani took a wrong decision. He fears that he made a big mistake by moving to Celtic at that moment. Daniel, the 20-year-old footballer, played for Manchester City, as he was signed right after the World Cup held in the year 2018. After that, he was sent to Celtic Park. He suffered from a cruciate ligament injury at his debut match. He has been able to play only one match for the club since he joined it.
In fact, Daniel Arzani has not been able to play in the last ten months for Celtic Park which is managed by Neil Lennon. The loan between him and Celtic is for two years that comes to an end this season. According to Mark, he is considered to be the next big thing for Australian football and he has hope that Daniel will be able to accomplish his potential amidst all the injury blows that he is going through currently. On the other hand, the former Australian goalkeeper still believes that it was not the best option for him to move to Celtic Park. He said that Daniel can be considered as one of those players who have given much excitement, particularly in the 2018 World Cup.
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Celtic have ended their transfer interest on Motherwell youngster David Turnbull according to reports in England. Motherwellhad earlier accepted a record fee of £3 million for the player last week from the Scottish Champions. However, it seems like the transfer had unraveled with accusations of sabotaging by both parties.
From all indications it appears that the move is dead as both sides have exited negotiations. There have been speculations that newly promoted side Norwich City have made a bid for the player.
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Brendan Rodgers has said that the quality of players at Leicester City played a key role in him taking over the managerial vacancy at the club. The Northern Irishman had been with Celtic for the past two-and-a-half seasons but he made a rather surprise departure on Tuesday despite previously declining to comment on the same speculation.
Speaking to the Foxes’ website, Rodgers levied praise on the Hoops and said that he managed to take the Glasgow giants as far as he could. He added that he was impressed with the ambition of the Foxes while the major attraction came from the calibre of players within the current squad, he said: “We [Celtic] were on a journey of great success over these last years but when the opportunity came to talk to Leicester and I was able to analyse it, it allowed me to think that I’d probably achieved and taken the club maybe at Celtic as far as I could at this moment. The opportunity to speak with Leicester and find out their ambitions and where we can grow the Club and the training facility. Of course, the big attraction for me is working with the players.”
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With an average of having a point reading of 2.58 for every game, the Celtic club is at the first position in the Scottish Premiership with 57 points. And apart from all the matches that took place immediately following the matches of Europe, the team has a good winning ratio of 82%.But in the first match against Kilmarnock in the fifth round of the Scottish league, Rodger’s wants the team to maintain the six-point gap against rangers.
Under Steve Clarke, Celtic has only once beaten Kilmarnock. Also, as the match is in succession with a European match, the winning ratio of the team decreases to 64%. The team has shown vulnerability at the matches held after European matches. A lot of things can affect the outcome of the upcoming match including the best-attacking player Eamonn Brophy of the opponent team or the drop of 11 points in 11 matches by the Celtics.
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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he expects his Celtic squad to be in a really strong position by the time Valencia will be visiting Celtic Park in the UEFA Europa League on February 14.
The Hoopers were drawn against the Spanish club on Monday in the last 32 of the Europa League. The first leg is scheduled to be played in Glasgow with the return fixture to be held at the Mestalla a week later on February 21.
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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers insists his Celtic players are focused on a swift return to Scottish Premiership action, despite their latest cup triumph.
Rodgers claimed a seventh trophy win out of seven since he took over at the Parkhead club in 2016, and the first installment of a possible domestic triple treble as he watched his side see off Aberdeen 1-0 in Sunday’s Betfred Cup showdown.
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