Fans of Scottish Premiership side Celtic were caught on camera singing chants about slain soldier Lee Rigby.
Rigby was beheaded by two Daesh supporters back in 2013 so the pro-Irish fans sang in support of the IRA.
Many condemned the sick songs when the clips made the rounds online ahead of the pre-season game against Sunderland. Celtic won the friendly 5-0 but the game was marred by fighting among the fans. The fans who are believed to have been drunk sang the song, alluding to his military job.
Rigby was a corporal, drumming and handling the machine gun in the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. The 25-year old was murdered by Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale in the streets of south east London. The killers claimed they were avenging Muslims. Subsequent report shows that M15 and M16 could have done better in handling the potential danger. Continue reading CELTIC CONDEMN RIGBY CHANTS
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is determined to improve the Celtic team and said that he is prepared to break the club’s transfer records if ever the right opportunity presents himself.
He believes that the club already has some good players but that they need to add quality over quantity this season.
Rodgers believes that Celtic has nothing to prove in the Scottish league and that they must now turn their objectives to Europe. He said that he wants to build a team that will allow them to compete with the best teams in Europe and for that, he will need to add quality players.
It is reported that the club might be interested in Manchester United player Adnan Januzaj. Rodgers has refused to comment on these rumors, but he might be the kind of player that Celtic needs in order to progress. Continue reading Rodgers to break transfer records
Celtic are looking to equal a 50-year old record for the longest unbeaten run.
To achieve this, they will need to avoid defeat for another match. This is why their next game against St Johnstone might prove to be crucial for them.
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers said that he had not paid any particular attention to this record and that he is more focused on winning games. He admitted that it would be a great joy for him to help the current Celtic team emulate a team that has brought so much pride in the past.
He said that St Johnstone will be a tough game and that they will need to be at their best if they want to get a result from the game. He said that St Johnstone has some good players and that they have had some great results in the league so far. Continue reading Celtic wants to make record
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has stated that the club has improved under him and that they will become better.
He said that this was shown in the manner they beat Rangers and believe that the club is going from strength to strength.
Brendan Rodgers said that the performance against Rangers showed that the club is progressing well and that fans should expect a good season.
He stated that even if the score was less than the emphatic 5-1 he believes that Celtic played better in the match. He said that they have better control of the game and that they created more occasions than in the first match.
Brendan Rodgers stated that he has seen his side progressed well since his arrival and believed that Celtic is on the rise. He stated that fans are already seeing the difference and he believes that there is still more to come.
He believes that the progression is also seen in the way Celtic is performing in the Champions League and believes that the club has a chance of going to the next round. He said that his players are following his instructions well and that they are making good progress in the training grounds. Continue reading Celtic has improved
Former Liverpool coach seems not to be over the club as he is set to raid Anfield for Andre Wisdom, reports say. Coach Brendan Rodgers wants to make another addition to Celtic side before the end of the summer transfer window.
Rodgers granted Wisdom his first debut immediately he took over back in 2012. In his debut campaign, Wisdom made 19 appearances, but his fortunes has quickly changed since then. He has been at Derby County, West Brom, and Norwich City so far. Rodgers wants to come to his rescue before the transfer deadline closes on Wednesday
Rodgers signed Kolo Toure back in July after he was released by coach Jurgen Klopp who felt he was excess to his requirements for the season. Liverpool Echo reports that Rodgers is keen on making Wisdom the second person he’s poached from Anfield by Wednesday. The report hints that Klopp would be willing to let the player go outrightly for the right price as he is not believed to be in his plans this season.
Continue reading RODGERS WANTS REDS’ ANDRE WISDOM
The Principality Stadium is set to show the game between Wales and Portugal in the semi final of the Euro 2016 ongoing in France.
In 2011, the stadium opened its doors to fans when the Welsh rugby team played France in the semi final of the World Cup.
The Cardiff Euro 2016 fanzone has also been moved to the stadium for the semi final clash with the Portuguese side on Wednesday. Welsh fans will be able to see the game for free at the stadium as the Welsh Rugby Union joined with the Football Association of Wales (FAW) and Cardiff Council. The game will take over from Cooper’s field as the location for the fanzone for increased capacity so fans can watch the biggest game in the history of the country’s football.
A 100ft screen will be installed alongside the already existing two screens at the venue. The game comes five years after the one in which Wales played France. The game is set to be played in Lyon in France. The Swansea Council also announced that they would host fans in a 20,000 capacity fanzone at Singleton Park.
Continue reading PRINCIPALITY STADIUM TO HOST WALES SEMI FINAL MATCH
Scottish football outfit, Celtic, announced the biggest shirt deal in the history of Scotland when they announced the further strengthening of their existing partnership with leading company Dafabet, a leading global betting brand, as the company was named a new Main Club Sponsor.
Both parties agreed to a new four-year agreement where the company will be featured on the front of the club’s shirts from the beginning of season 2016/2017. Dafabet already has a great relationship with the Club, having entered into a five-year partnership last season by becoming Celtic’s International Betting Partner but according to the Head of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship at the company, they are advancing.
John Cruces said:
“A year ago I said that no matter where in the world you are, you see Celtic shirts such is their tremendous support and fan following. We’re talking about one of the most iconic and recognised shirts in football.
“Now to have Dafabet at the heart of Celtic sponsorship is a milestone event and a very proud moment for us. Having already formed a strong partnership with the club we can only go from strength to strength over the next four years.
The club’s Chief Executive Peter Lawwell commented on the deal. He said:
“We are delighted to make this announcement, which is fantastic news for the Club and our supporters and ensures a positive, long-term and high-value partnership for the future. Continue reading CELTIC GET BIGGEST EVER JERSEY DEAL IN SCOTTISH HISTORY
Record crowd turns out for the Cardiff game against Derby as the club reaps the benefits of their latest promotion to bring back their fans to the stadium. This crowd overtakes even the one that was present at Cardiff for the visit of Liverpool in the Premier Leauge in 2014. And the best news is that this is almost 13000 fans more than the last game against Ipswich.
Recently, Cardiff has been offering free tickets to fans that would sign up for a season ticket, and these promotion tactics has brought its reward with a staggering crowd present for the game. The atmosphere inside the stadium was electric and indeed with Cardiff pushing to get a place in the play-off, the fans are beginning to feel that this season could end in style.
This was different from the past home games where the atmosphere was dull and the fans really passive. This has prompted the club to conduct various community events as well as giving out free tickets to boost the attendance at the matches and also improve the atmosphere within the stadium. Continue reading Cardiff City experience records crowd for game against Derby
From being positioned in the bottom relegation zone to pushing them into the 10th spot of the Premier League, it has been a truly amazing season for Alan Pardew as he took control of Crystal Palace in January of the ongoing year and guided the team from the last spots to the middle section of the league.
Snatching the 10th spot in the Premier League is the highest spot that Crystal Palace has managed to seal in the history of the club and Pardew has made his mark in the club that was struggling so much a few months ago.
Alan Pardew admitted in saying that he was surprised in seeing how much the club has evolved and progressed in this season as the 53 year old manager said: “When I arrived here the club was in a difficult position, but there was no shortage of quality or character and my goodness we have proved that. Over the last 18 games our record has been phenomenal and none of the top teams’ record is better.
“It’s remarkable really to finish 10th, I’d never have dreamt that when I arrived. I wouldn’t have believed it if you had you told me at my first game in Dover this is where we would finish. My memories of that afternoon was the team bus being parked 300 yards away from the dressing rooms and we had to walk uphill to get there. I wasn’t used to that being manager of Newcastle! Continue reading Alan Pardew has marked his name in the history books of Crystal Palace
Celtic managed to win the Scottish Premier league title without kicking the ball after Dundee United managed a win over Aberdeen, who have been one of their main competitors.
The title helped relieve a lot of pressure off manager Ronny Deila, whose appointment was viewed with a lot of scepticism by critics and pundits ahead of the new season. This is largely due to the relative inexperience of the Norwegian not with just Scottish football but as a manager. The club’s chief executive, Peter Lawwell, has admitted that Celtic did take a gamble in replacing an experienced manager like Neil Lennon with Deila.
Yet, the gamble appears to have been paid off with this impressive performance in the domestic competition yet again. Apart from having won the league title, Celtic have secured a double for the season. They were in the race to win three major titles, but an extra time defeat against Inverness in the Scottish cup final has blown away those hopes. The next major target for Deila will be to get the club become more competitive in European competitions. Qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League will be considered as a major achievement and it will also help the club immensely in terms of finances. Continue reading Celtic managed to win the Scottish Premier league title