Yogi Hughes on Jock Stein

Our enormous thanks to John Hughes for spending time on the blog this morning.  He was at Celtic throughout a very special time, making his anecdotes and stories all the more valuable. Here’s an extract from his book, Yogi Bare, which is due out soon: “Jock Stein and I didn’t always see eye-to-eye. I recall [...]



Relief and despair at Hearts CVA success

There is a degree of relief (in some quarters) mixed with surprise that Hearts creditors have agreed to a CVA, allowing the club to exit administration.  Although administration seems to be a natural state for many in Scottish football, remarkably few have subsequently gone to the wall in the last 100 years. Third Lanark perished [...]


This is a dead multi-club football franchise

Thoroughly enjoying yesterday’s coordinated effort by Newco fans who have rushed to the coattails of Dave King.  To be fair to the fans, the time for them to act was years ago, before Sir David Murray set Oldco on a path to destruction, there is little positive that can be done now.  Still, that’s no [...]


QUICK NEWS 6am Update April 15, 2014

Eoghan O’Connell Says Patience Is The Key For Celtic Youth Players. Interview with up- and- coming young centre back. (STV)

Andrea Pirlo: The Night Pep Guardiolo Tried To Sign Me For Barcelona. Excerpt from autobiography of one of the best midfielders in the game. (Guardian)

Manchester City To Be Made To Pay High Price For Spending Spree Under UEFA Financial Fair Play Rules. Sugar Daddy EPL club could be fined or hit with transfer embargo. (Telegraph)