SIMUNOVIC STILL COMMITTED TO CELTIC

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

Celtic struggle to get a draw against Ross County

Celtic, who are currently 9 points clear of Aberdeen, need only one win to secure the title, but they could not find a way to score a second goal against Ross County.

Leigh Griffiths opened the score for Celtic in the 23rd minute from long range. The striker was allowed to run at the defence as the Ross County defenders back off. He tried his luck from long range and gave the lead the Celtic.


Celtic will get an occasion to score another goal when Tom Rogic received an excellent pass from Patrick Roberts. But Rogic managed to miss the target with only the goalkeeper to beat.

After that, it was the turn of Ross County to miss a glorious opportunity, but Boyce could not beat Gordon.

The match was played in a subdued atmosphere where the fans were more interested in campaigning against the board and the players. As such the game struggle to reach any sort of heights and Ross County gradually grew in confidence.

The visitors will get their reward in the 64th minute when Murdoch managed to score an excellent goal to put them level. Continue reading

Celtic fans unhappy with Carlton Cole

Carlton Cole faced some harsh critics by his own fans following his performance in a Mark Noble’s testimonial. Although the game was meant to be a friendly one, fans did not really appreciate the way Carlton Cole played in the match.

This reaction can be explained by the fact that Cole has yet to show any sort of brilliance for the Celtic team and that fans have become quite fed up with his performance. This can signify the end of the relationship between Carlton Cole and Celtic and he might even be tempted to move away during the summer.

His last game for Celtic came on 19th January when the Scottish side beat Hamilton 8-1. Celtic fans took to Twitter where they criticized Cole for his poor form as well as his lack of ability on the pitch.

Cole joined Celtic in 2015 and has so far made five appearances for the Scottish club. He stated that he joined Celtic in order to have more playing time and also because he wanted to win trophies. He belies that Celtic are in an excellent position to be successful and that he wanted to contribute to this success. He was previously at West Ham where he managed more than 290 appearances for the London team. He scored 68 goals in the process where he was quite a favorite player.

With the kind of criticism that the English player has received on Twitter, the chances are that he will not stay for long at Celtic. Continue reading

Celtic vs Inter Milan

A few days ago the UEFA Europa League as well as the Champions League draw was completed and Celtic was pitted to play against the Italian side Inter Milan in a match that Ronny Deila believes to be the biggest name and biggest club that Celtic could have faced in a competition.

The UEFA Europa League matches are scheduled to take place on February of 2015 with the first leg taking place at Celtic Park on February 19 meanwhile the 2nd leg kicks off on February 26 in San Siro.

“Two big teams will be coming together and hopefully there will be a full stadium at Celtic Park that can push the team forward”, Deila said at a press conference.

The last time that Celtic and Inter Milan faced each other in a European competition was way back in 1972 when both teams locked horns in a European Cup semi-final.

Celtic’s Ronny Deila praised Inter Milan as he told the media: “They are a very good team. They have brought Mancini in and they will improve like hopefully we are at the moment.Italian football is very tactical and they are very good at defending and you can see that in Mancini’s teams.”

Celtic is currently located at the top of the Scottish Premiership League as the team is going through a fine form in their domestic league meanwhile Inter Milan is struggling as they are sitting in the middle section of Serie A and it would be impressive for the Italian side to just secure a European League spot that can allow them to compete in the Europa League of the next season even if they are not able on winning it in the current campaign.

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RT @rangersnews Sporting tie just as critical as Celtic sport, insists Walter Smith http://bit.ly/ez40YN – by 1981toplad (kris thompson)