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Football under National Socialism

Physical exercise and competition played a major role in Nazi Germany in the efforts to spread its hateful propaganda and racial ideologies.  Football was a willing participant in the enforcement of discrimination and anti-Semitism, but as Ryan Clarke explores, Hitler would find out personally that this was one sport where the outcome could not be…

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The Lisbon Lions: A Celebration of the European Cup Campaign

Ever since our first edition we’ve published exclusive extracts from the book ‘The Lisbon Lions: A Celebration of the European Cup Campaign 1967’ by Andy Dougan, published by Virgin. The extracts have been adapted exclusively by the author for The Cynical. After a long campaign, Jock Stein’s team is set to take on Inter Milan on a balmy May…

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The Lisbon Lions: A Celebration of the European Cup Campaign

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 is only one round away from the dream of Lisbon. After the nail-biting win against Vojvodina in…

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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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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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What Ever Happened To….Rapid Vienna

In a regular column, Tony McHugh will look at some of Celtic’s more unknown European opponents throughout its history and what the future held for the teams that once visited Celtic Park. In this issue he examines a fateful meeting in 1984 that would bring the club of Rapid Vienna into Celtic folklore.   It was on…

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