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Pierre van Hooijdonk: ‘I told Ron Atkinson he was a pub manager’

The Dutch striker on his time at Nottingham Forest, Celtic and returning to Glasgow to pay tribute to Fernando RicksenPierre van Hooijdonk does a very good Ron Atkinson impression. It is genuinely funny as, in the lobby of an Amsterdam hotel, he tries …

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What if my child does not want to support my football team?

There are more serious things to worry about as I await the birth of my first daughter but, right now, this one looms largeBy Andy Harrow for Nutmeg magazineWhen I was young and single I always assumed that, when I had a son or daughter, they would fol…

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What if my child does not want to support my football team?

There are more serious things to worry about as I await the birth of my first daughter but, right now, this one looms largeBy Andy Harrow for Nutmeg magazineWhen I was young and single I always assumed that, when I had a son or daughter, they would fol…

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Livingston capitalise on Ryan Christie red card to shock Celtic

Ryan Christie was sent off as Celtic lost a Premiership game for the first time this season, going down 2-0 at Livingston. The midfielder was shown a red card by Willie Collum in the 26th minute for a reckless challenge on Scott Robinson. Robinson fire…

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Impressive Celtic sweep aside CFR Cluj to make headway in Europa League

Celtic exacted the perfect revenge on CFR Cluj, architects of their Champions League downfall, with a victory every bit as comprehensive as the scoreline suggests.Neil Lennon and his players retain legitimate aspirations of progression from Group E, wh…

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AZ Alkmaar v Manchester United, Besiktas v Wolves: Europa League – live!

Arsenal, Celtic and Rangers also in group actionLive scoreboard! Follow all of the latest goals and gamesAnd you can email Rob with all your thoughts 5.03pm BST There’s one early game in Group L, which is Manchester United’s group. The half-time score …

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Celtic held by Hibs as manager Paul Heckingbottom sent to the stand

Celtic suffered their first Ladbrokes Premiership setback of the season when they were held 1-1 by Hibernian at Easter Road.Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer put through an own goal from a Christian Doidge cross in the seventh minute but that was cancell…

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Scottish Premiership roundup: Celtic overpower Kilmarnock as Rangers cruise

• Odsonne Édouard scores twice as Celtic come from behind• Jermain Defoe also at the double in Rangers’ 4-0 victoryOdsonne Édouard helped himself to a double as Celtic came from behind to overpower Kilmarnock 3-1 at Parkhead.Killie striker Eamonn Broph…

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Ryan Christie penalty secures draw for Celtic at Rennes despite late red card

Ryan Christie’s second-half penalty earned Celtic a 1-1 draw with Rennes in their opening Europa League group game in France after they held on with 10 men in a frantic finale.The Scottish champions fell behind to a spot-kick from M’Baye Niang in the 3…

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Eintracht Frankfurt v Arsenal, Rennes v Celtic: Europa League – live!

Europa League clockwatch updates from the opening gamesLive scoreboard: all the latest from tonight’s gamesAnd you can email Simon here or tweet him here 5.17pm BST Here are the starting line-ups from the Philips Stadion: PSV: Zoet, Dumfries, Baumgartl…

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Football transfer rumours: Celtic’s Edouard to join Napoli for £30m?

Today’s whispers are wearing Italian sunniesAfter the scintillating start to the season, Manchester United are flying high. Well, high-ish, in fourth, with the indignity of a sixth-place finish last season fading as quickly as Bobby Charlton’s hairline…

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Celtic’s James Forrest sinks Hamilton thanks to Elyounoussi’s instant impact

• Mohamed Elyounoussi sets up winner four minutes into debut • Celtic survive late scare to beat Hamilton 1-0Mohamed Elyounoussi set up the only goal less than four minutes into his Celtic career as the champions consolidated their lead in the Premiers…

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Édouard and Hayes give Celtic victory over Rangers in Old Firm derby

Tales of Celtic’s demise may have been greatly exaggerated. So, too, perhaps, suggestions Rangers are capable of ending the domestic dominance of their oldest foes.One piece of quality was sufficient to send Celtic ahead in this scrappy encounter. A la…

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Rangers v Celtic: Scottish Premiership – live!

All the action from the first Old Firm derby of the seasonEwan Murray: Derby offers Lennon chance to turn page on Cluj backlashEmail alex.hess@theguardian.com or tweet @A_Hess 11.33am BST Some pre-match reading courtesy of our man in Scotland: Related:…

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Old Firm derby offers Neil Lennon chance to turn page on Cluj backlash

Despite Celtic’s Europa League progress only beating Rangers will put lid on discontent over Champions League eliminationThat Celtic had already begun their journey home from Stockholm by the time Steven Gerrard cavorted along the Ibrox touchline in ce…

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Celtic’s Neil Lennon shrugs off talk of title battle before Old Firm derby

• Celtic manager says both teams have improved since last season• ‘Is this game a defining moment? Ask me in February or March’Neil Lennon insists improvement at Celtic should not be ignored as they head into the first Old Firm derby of the season.Lenn…

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Europa League draw: Manchester United given gruelling group

• Celtic face Lazio, Wolves play Besiktas, Rangers will meet Porto• Arsenal draw Eintracht Frankfurt, Standard Liège and VitoriaWolverhampton Wanderers were handed an encouraging draw on their first return to European competition proper for 38 years, w…

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Europa League roundup: Celtic and Linfield win; Rangers draw in Poland

• Celtic beat AIK 2-0; Rangers draw 0-0 away at Legia Warsaw• Linfield record stunning 3-2 victory over QarabagOdsonne Edouard’s free-kick gave Celtic a two-goal cushion to take to Sweden in their Europa League play-off against AIK. The Frenchman curle…

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Torino v Wolves, Celtic v AIK and more: Europa League clockwatch – live

All the latest from the evening kick-offsTraoré justifies Nuno’s faith but more hurdles await Why not send Nick an email | or tweet @NickAmes82 4.11pm BST In here please. Continue reading…

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James Forrest the goal hero as Celtic toil to win over Dunfermline

James Forrest’s 114th-minute goal edged Celtic past Dunfermline after the Fifers threatened to end the champions’ stranglehold on domestic silverware.With a penalty shoot-out looming, the substitute worked space to steer a deflected effort into the far…