Sat, 31 August 2019
Friday evening (30th Aug) Celtic confirmed the signing of Mohamed Elyounoussi on a 1 year loan from Southampton. Signed in June 2018 by Southampton for £16m from Basel, he plays mainly as a winger or number 10.
He has 22 caps for Norway and has played 216 games as a professional scoring 67 goals (2 against Celtic!).
Whether he features in the Glasgow Derby we shall see however my guess is that he’ll make the bench.
Anyway, here’s another articulate foreign player joining the hoops - here’s hoping he’s part of the famous names who took us to 9, 10 and beyond.
Fri, 30 August 2019
Celtic wiped away the tears of disappointment from Cluj by crushing Swedish champions AIK 4-1 in their own backyard therefore ensuring progression to the group stages of the Europa League.
The hoops progressed 6-1 on aggregate and have now scored 22 goals in European football this season and 48 goals in all competitions so far this season. Whilst the Europa League isn't UCL, there are still some challenging potential sides with the Europa League Group stages looking like the UCL from 20 years ago both in terms of teams and in terms of the possibility of getting a group we could conceivably win or a group where 3rd or 4th looks possible.
With all this European chat we decided to get in a man well versed in Europe chat - Editor of Politics Home, Mr Kevin Schofield. In that chat we review the AIK game and preview the Glasgow Derby.
Thu, 22 August 2019
The last podcast was recorded two domestic league games ago. Since then we have;
Scored 12 league goals
got knocked out of UCL
Required extra time to get past Dunfermline
It’s been quite a couple of weeks so we get Antony Murray onto the podcast to review these events and preview AIK Stockholm
Sat, 3 August 2019
Yo ho ho it’s magic you know, it’s gonna be 9 in a row…
1 game down, 37 to go on our way to securing the record equalling 9 in a row and what a way to start. Direct, free flowing attacking football. Midfielders given instruction to shoot on site, forwards with dancing feet and an opposition who were woeful. This on a day when cloudy Glasgow was hot and humid as America’s deep south and you had the perfect afternoon of football.
Thunder and lightning rages all around as I pull this post game podcast together and the whole of Scottish football trembles at the sound of Celtic Park and the thunderous raptures of the gathered faithful as the 8th title flag in a row is unfurled and the players put in a first class display of attacking football.
Season 2019/20 couldn’t have got off to a better start and we hear from Ryan Christie and Neil Lennon as they reflect on a perfect afternoon’s work.