Posts Tagged "Celtic"

Which Way Now For Celtic & Rangers?

By on Oct 9, 2009 in Latest, Scottish Football | 3 comments

The fact that Rangers and Celtic believe themselves to be too big for Scottish football is one of the oldest stories around but, as Gavin Saxton writes, their biggest problem is that the English don’t really want them and “The Atlantic League” remains a non-starter. It hadn’t been a great week for the Old Firm, starting with results that put...

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Rangers & Celtic: The Decline Of The Northern Empire?

By on Oct 5, 2009 in Latest, Scottish Football | 6 comments

Arsene Wenger might think the Scots are still influential in Europe, but he’s about the only person left who does. It being October, it must be just about time for Scottish football pundits to do their usual soul-searching, surveying the wreckage of another failed qualification campaign for the national team, while both the Old Firm sit bottom of the European...

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John Hartson

By on Jul 13, 2009 in Latest | 111 comments

That retirement comes at such a young age is one of the curious contradictions of football. No sooner has a professional player reached his prime than he is sliding down the other side of his career arc. The overwhelming majority vanish quietly into the distance to retrain as sports scientists, run pubs, or do any one of a myriad of other jobs out of necessity after...

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Five Great European Cup Finals

By on May 27, 2009 in European Club Football, Latest | 2 comments

If you open this morning’s newspapers, you’ll see that, in the opinion of the hacks, it’s already a foregone conclusion that this year’s European Cup final will be the greatest football match of all time. This may or may not come to pass, but it has some stiff opposition to overcome if it is to join as much as the greatest European Cup finals...

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Phil Gartside, The Old Firm & The Premier League

By on Apr 20, 2009 in English League Football | 8 comments

Summer is coming, the evenings are getting longer and some football chairmen are giving every impression of having too much time on their hands already. This week’s insane plan comes from a repeat offender – the Bolton Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside. Gartside, you may remember, was shot down in flames last year over his brilliant idea to introduce a...

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