26th January 2017. By Danni Biggs.
With another win under their belt, Celtic continues their impressive unbeaten run. Last night The Hoops made their 25th win of this season, of course meaning they are comfortably at the top of the table leaving the other team's way behind.
Brendan Rodgers, the new manager of Glasgow Celtic since May 2016 and has now matched John 'Jock' Steins legendary unbeaten record from season 1966/67. With a total of 26 domestic games unbeaten after defeating St Johnstone last night, Rodgers and his squad will need just one more game to beat this staggering record. With a 22 point lead Celtic prepare for their upcoming away fixture against Hearts on Sunday.
Celtic's victory against St Johnstone on the 25th Jan 2017 was a huge historical result for The Bhoys. A goal from defender Dedryck Boyata after 72 minutes ensured their 26th undefeated Scottish Premiership game of the 2016/17
ByÂ Ameen Rabbani.
Celtic's deadline day signing of young Manchester City midfielder Patrick Roberts was one of the transfer window's more intriguing acquisitions. The 18-year-old, who cost the Sky Blues a whopping £12 million from Fulham last summer, joins the Scottish champions on an 18-month loan deal arriving with a big reputation and a price-tag that is obscene north of the border.
It's a move that makes sense for all parties though, the England Under-19 international will gain valuable first team experience having only made a handful of appearances at the Etihad while City are well aware that playing in Scotland's top flight is a good environment for Roberts to grow just as Jason Denayer did last term.
Importantly, the Hoops have got their hands on the type of player they've been crying out for years; a gifted individual whose entertainment value can bring b
By Edward Stratmann.
It was never going to be easy for Celta Vigo to replace the towering Joaquin Larrivey, who jetted off to the riches of the UAE Pro League to play for Baniyas. For any incumbent, matching the Argentine hitman's 11 La Liga goals last season was always going to be a tall order. But in John Guidetti, the Galician outfit appear to have found the perfect replacement.
While Celta's enigmatic manager, Eduardo Berizzo, a Marcelo Bielsa disciple, has preferred to use the Swedish international off the bench this season, 16 times he's come on as a substitute, 2016 has seen him already hand Guidetti three starts. And the man who scored his debut goal for the club against Barcelona in Celta's astonishing 4-1 win back in August, when coming off the bench, certainly hasn't let his manager down.
Guidetti's repaid Berizzo's faith in the best possible way, for in those three starts the former Manchester City prospect has scored a remarkable five goals to take his
Posted: January 21, 2016
On December 10th, Celtic FC fans caused an uproar in the media when they set off flares in the middle of a UEFA Europa League match in Turkey, against Fenerbahce. The Celts ultimately drew that match 1-1, sealing their fate as the bottom finisher in Group A and exiting the 2015/16 Europa League without a victory. But while that ending was a disappointment for the exuberant fans who were present at the match, the aftermath of the game is still putting Celtic in a tough spot.
UEFA Ban on the Way?
A mixture of on-field misconduct and unruly fans has resulted in Celtic facing seven infractions with UEFA since 2011. In the past, those infractions have merely led to fines-some of them quite hefty-but never to a more serious form of discipline.
Now, however, soccer pundits are speculating that the Celts could face a UEFA lockout if they can't present a better-behaved front-both in the stands and on the pitch.
Posted: November 22, 2015
Just like Juventus have enjoyed four years of dominance in the Italian Serie A (until this fall, at least), Celtic FC have been the team in the Scottish Premiership over the past four years. Benefitting from the absence of the Glasgow Rangers, who were relegated from Scotland's top flight at the end of the 2011 2012 due to a new corporate identity. But, is their dominance affecting the clubs European performances? Are Celtic in need of a domestic challenge?
The Rangers remain the most successful team in Scottish football history, with 54 titles under their belts. The Celts are getting closer to that count, though, with 46 titles of their own. In addition, Celtic will likely snag a fifth consecutive Scottish Premiership victory in 2016. The Rangers, meanwhile, are still toiling in the second tier, looking for the last promotion back up into the top league that they used to dominate.
A Long-Awaited Return
Posted: October 13, 2015
Following their decisive victory in the 2014 2015 Scottish Premiership, the Celts earned a spot in the second qualifying round for Europe's most prestigious club football tournament. The team did quite well in the qualifiers, too, crushing Iceland's Stjarnan F.C. on a 6-1 aggregate in the second qualifying round and beating Azerbaijan's Qaraba? Futbol Klubu 1-0 in the third round.
But while things started off well in the playoff round, with Celtic winning 3-2 in a home game against Sweden's Malmo FF, they lost the second leg 2-0 to miss out on a group stage slot. Thus, the Celts were transferred over to the Europa League, where they've been drawn in Group A alongside Molde FK, AFC Ajax, and Fenerbahce.
A Slow Start in the Europa League
Whatever momentum Celtic seemed to have going for them in the earlier Champions League qualifiers seems to have evaporated since the Scottish soccer club arrived in the UEL. So
Posted: August 15, 2015
Thanks to their win in the Scottish League Championship last season, Glasgow Celtic will have an opportunity to qualify for the 2015 2016 UEFA Champions League via the playoffs. The Scottish soccer club have been drawn against Sweden's Malmo FF in the "Champions Route," which consists of league winners from countries where football isn't quite as popular or competitive as it is in England, Spain, etc. Last year, Celtic at the UEFA Champions League, suffered disappointment in the playoff, Slovenia's NK Maribor in a two-leg battle defeated them, but they did qualify for the UCL group stage in 2013 2014.
Could this year see the Celts returning to the prestigious European football tournament? Pick up a Glasgow Celtic shirt 2015 2016 from Soccer Box to root for the club, and then read on for a brief history of their appearances and performances in the Champions League.
Glasgow Celtic at the Champions League
Posted: July 02, 2015
Next season's fixture lists are beginning to be announced, meaning football fever for fans. Lets take a look at the Scottish Premiership 2015 - 2016 opening day and what the fixtures mean for the clubs involved. Firstly the big news is that Glasgow Rangers have been stalled in their campaign to return to the Scottish Premiership. They reached the finals of the relegation playoffs, beating out Championship rivals Queen of the South and Hibernian for a shot at promotion. But Motherwell-the second-to-the-bottom football club from the 2014 2015 Premiership-successfully held the Glasgow side off to maintain their position in the top-flight.
Now, with Scotland's most successful football
Instead, Celtic fell to a 0-1 defeat in the friendly match, while PSV added another feather to the cap of what has been an extremely successful season for the team. Luckily for the Celts, the game won't impact their standings in the Scottish Premiership. However, a pair of injuries-to midfielder Scott Brown and forward John Guidetti-could make it more difficult for the team to defend their title. You can show your support for both players, and for the football team as a whole, with a brand new home kit or Celtic away jersey 2014 2015 from Soccer Box.
Celtic versus Eindhoven
While the battle with PSV might have been billed as a friendly fixture, it was also Celtic's first "big" match-up of 2015. The club was supposed to face their main Premiership rivals, Partick Thistle, on New Year's Day, but the away match had to be postponed due to a flooded soccer pitch.
For that reason, when the Hoops donned the Celtic
Celebrate Celtic FC's 45th Scottish football title-along with other recent successes-by stopping by Soccer Box and purchasing a brand new Celtic home shirt 2014 2015. The Celts will be wearing this green and white soccer strip until spring. The same goes for their current away strip, a visually striking, dark green shirt designed by Nike. Grab both and help support this fantastic football club to a 46th national title!
A Disappointing End to the Year
With all of their recent successes, it was a bit disappointing how 2014 ended for the Celts. Between late October and mid-December, the squad strung together an eight-game winning streak. It looked for sure like they were heading straight for their fourth consecutive trophy in the Scottish League Championship.
But the last weeks of 2014 were less kind to the squad. After beating virtually every team in the division during