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The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: A Champions League Stat Check-In

Celtic have faced each one of their Champions League group opponents once, so it seems like a good time to check on the numbers behind Celtic’s latest foray onto Europe’s biggest stage. Celtic currently sit 3rd in Champions League Group B, ahead of Anderlecht who have no points, and behind Bayern Munich with 6 points…

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The Lisbon Lions: A Celebration of the European Cup Campaign 1967

Throughout 2017 we will publish exclusive extracts from the book ‘The Lisbon Lions: A Celebration of the European Cup Campaign 1967’ by Andy Dougan, published by Virgin. The extracts are adapted exclusively by the author for The Supplement. In this edition Celtic have progressed to the quarterfinals against Serbian champions Vojvodina.   There was good news and bad news…

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From desperation came celebration, Glasgow Celtic was the name – The Politics of the Celtic Terraces

Saturday 27 May 2017, 4.45pm. Celtic 2-Aberdeen 1. Treble, invincible. Probably the best day I’ll ever experience as a Celtic supporter. We all know the story, the success and the overwhelming feel good factor charging through the club in the anniversary season of the single greatest Scottish sporting triumph ever. The stands, the players and…

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UEFA’s Independent Thought Alarm

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” – George Orwell It’s an inherently Scottish trait to tend towards pessimism; to look for the depraved in an otherwise gleaming ocean of positivity. Thus, after the Invincible Treble and credible Champions League performance from…

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The Villarreal Connection: How Celtic fans inspired a heartbroken man and created a fantastic friendship

When the La Liga fixtures for the 2015/16 season were released the entirety of my school football team were praying that our trip to Valencia would fall on the weekend that Barcelona or Real Madrid paid their annual visit to the Mestalla. So, I think it would be fair to say that when we discovered…

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Stories From A Reserve Team Left-Back: In Lisbon with the Lions

The small village of Copmanthorpe – affectionately known as Cop – is located just outside York and consists of two pubs, a Co-op and some of the finest manicured lawns in all of England. At the centre of it all you’ll find Patrick Solich, a resident since birth and holder of the most important position…

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Summer 2004: The pre-season of our discontent

In a regular column, our resident historian Graeme McKay delves into Celtic’s rich history and take a closer look at the players, coaches and teams that makes up the tapestry of the club. In this edition, he explores the a summer that was anything but sunny. It felt fairly underwhelming. The real goodbye had happened at…

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