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Celtic FC’s Transatlantic Triumph

Introduction:
The summer of 2024 is set to sizzle as the Bhoys embark on a whirlwind tour of the United States, igniting passions and uniting fans from coast to coast. With three high-octane pre-season matches lined up against formidable opponents, the stage is set for an unforgettable celebration of football, pints and “The Rebs.”

Washington DC: The Kick-off
On Saturday, July 20th, the football begins at Audi Field in Washington DC, where Celtic play MLS team DC United. Among the throngs of supporters who will fill the stadium, the Ploughboys of Philadelphia CSC will lead the charge, accompanied by the Lonestar CSC from Texas and the New York Fenian Bhoys.  Based only 2 minutes’ walk from Audi Field, at the nearby Cambria Hotel, the Celtic faithful will be enjoying pre-match revelry in the hotel’s balcony bar which has already been reserved for the occasion. The afternoon hours before the 7:30pm kick off will be fuelled by live Irish music, cold beer and some mighty craic.

Chapel Hill: A Showdown with Manchester City
Three days later, on July 23rd, the Celtic caravan rolls into Chapel Hill, North Carolina, for a showdown with English giants Manchester City. For supporters making the pilgrimage, the journey is a testament to their unwavering devotion to the Hoops. As kick off approaches, fans will be hoping to glimpse first sight of some new signings, and manager Brendan Rodgers laying the groundwork for a triumphant season ahead.  No doubt the Bhoys will show City how “to play football the Glasgow Celtic way.”

South Bend: Notre Dame Stadium Hosts Celtic vs. Chelsea
The tour culminates perfectly on July 27th at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana, where Celtic squares off against another Premier League opponent, Chelsea. Against the backdrop of this iconic venue, steeped in sporting history and traditions, the Bhoys will aim to demonstrate their excellent end of season form to their English adversaries. No doubt “the rebs” will be reverberating through the stands, and the Celtic fans will push the team to another victory against their overrated, overpriced and overpaid English opponents.

If You Know Your History:

During this pre-season tour the Irish Diaspora in America will stand together in solidarity and pride with their brothers and sisters from the Irish Diaspora in Scotland, cheering on the Hoops.  The final game in South Bend brings together a storied history as the two greatest Irish Diaspora institutions finally meet. Glasgow Celtic FC will play at the home of college football’s Notre Dame, the renowned ‘Fighting Irish.”  A warm welcome awaits.

As Celtic FC’s USA tour captivates audiences and unites supporters from across North America, the summer will be filled with spectacle and excitement.  I for one am looking forward to getting my first glimpse of some new signings, and hoping that by some miracle we can keep Matt O’Riley during the summer window.  The American summer will be hot & it will be Green & White.

Charlie Lord.  “The Belfast Yank” – Philadelphia USA. 

 

TRIP TO THAI UPDATE

The fixtures for CELTIC are out a few weeks now and we have been busy putting the TRIP TO THAI 3 LINE UP together for Bangkok & Hua Hin.

The Bangkok Weekend is being built around the CELTIC v the rangers game and once again we will be hosted by BANGKOK CSC at O’Shea’s Bar. Jason has added a Roof Top Bar since our last visit which will host the screening of the game over looking the Bangkok Skyline with 7:30PM kick off time.

Full list of Bangkok weekend activity will be finalised after the support’s clubs AGM this weekend.

Our venue in Hua Hin will be finalised early next week along with our entertainment schedule. The entertainment schedule in Hua Hin will include Nightly entertainment, Players Evening,  Gala Dinner, Boat Trip, Pool Party (Private Club) and the St. Patricks Day celebrations.

If you have already booked could you PM us on any of our socials or email info@celticfanzine.com We would like to know where you’re travelling from, how many are in your group, your CSC and if you are attending Bangkok or Hua Hin or both.

Celtic FC Foundation to host Charity Dinner at Notre Dame Stadium

Celtic FC Foundation are delighted to announce that Brendan Rodgers and members of the first-team squad will be joined at our charity dinner at Notre Dame Stadium on Friday, July 26 by Celtic legends, Roy Aitken and Stiliyan Petrov.

The Bear started a 15-year career at Celtic as a 16-year-old in 1975 and first captained the side in 1977. He made 672 appearances, scored 52 goals and won six league titles, five Scottish Cups and one League Cup.

During his seven-year spell with Celtic, Stiliyan made 309 appearances, scored 65 goals and won the SPL four times and both the Scottish Cup and League Cup three times each.

The Foundation event at Notre Dame will take place the evening before the first team take on Chelsea at the same venue as part of this summer’s USA pre-season tour.

As well as a Q&A featuring Stiliyan and Roy, the evening will include:

  • Q&A sessions with Brendan Rodgers and three members of the first-team squad
  • A spotlight on the work of Celtic FC Foundation
  • Live charity auction
  • Live music from Liam McGrandles
  • Three-course meal and complimentary drinks

The event will take place in the Downes Ballroom and kick off at around 6.30pm with a drinks reception, followed by the main elements from 7.30pm. The dress code is smart casual.

Tickets are priced at $2,500 for a table of 10 or, on an individual basis at $250.

They are available, on a first come, first served basis by calling or emailing Celtic FC Foundation on +44 141 551 4234 or hwilson@celticfc.co.uk

Celtic FC Foundation upholds and promotes the charitable principles and heritage of Celtic Football Club. As a registered charity in Scotland and with 501(c)(3) status in the US, the Foundation’s ethos is typified by a determination to create opportunities for society’s most vulnerable and marginalised groups – principally, we address root causes of poverty by equipping individuals with the tools and means to reverse inequality.

Celtic FC Foundation look forward to making this a night to remember in the best of company, at an iconic venue.

An Evening With Celtic Legend John Hartson

An Evening With Celtic Legend John Hartson

North Kildare CSC celebrate their 5th Anniversary with an Evening with Celtic Legend, John Hartson in the Newtown Inn, Maynooth on Saturday 27th of July.

Big John will be interviewed by More than 90 Minutes Editor, Andrew Milne before opening up to the floor for questions. Followed by Catalpa Live on Stage.

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Quality over Quantity Needed

Celtic are very good at doing their business in house and only leaking what they want to the press to know. I trust that Brendan is working hard on getting new players in. Many Celtic  fans are frustrated at the lack of signing especially as we have not replaced Joe Hart.

Celtic knew that Joe Hart was leaving but yet no one has emerged to fill the role with the season only weeks away. Matt O’Riley has been linked with a move away to Leicester City and rumours continue to circulate around Bernardo and if his future lies in Portugal or Scotland.

As a fan base we are always hungry for news and you know its quiet on the Celtic news front when the only speculation today is about another jersey release and what it may look or not look like.

Is no news good news? Over the last few seasons as an independent fan media outlet we have been invited to press conferences when players have signed. Some of those players became first team regulars but many have been bench warmers or been put out on loan and been forgotten about.

Hopefully Brendan is looking for quality players who are better than what we have and can improve the first team rather than sign another player on the hope he can make an impact before punting him on for a profit.

Ange brought in players like Kyogo and Jota now it is time for the club to deliver the same quality to Brendan.

As fans we have played our part in buying our season books and we will be digging deep again for the 4 match Champions League package now we need the club to dig deep into their over flowing pockets and play their part in Celtic dominating domestically and showing the ambition to improve in Europe. Quality over Quantity Needed

Andrew Milne is Editor of More than 90 Minutes Celtic Fanzine 

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Latest Celtic News

With many of Celtic’s senior players still on holidays it was a youthful Celtic team that took to the field last night to take on Scott Brown’s Ayr United. The Celtic team also featured a number of fringe first team players and fans favourite, Kyogo who scored Celtic’s only goal from the penalty spot in a 1-1 draw.

9,000 fans turned up at Somerset Park for the opening of the new stand on the night that the cream of World Football were turning out in the Euros for Spain, Germany, France and Portugal and available to watch on TV. Friendly games such as last nights are a great chance for younger Celtic fans to enjoy an away day with their parents.

Brendan Rodgers used all 25 players named in the matchday squad including 3 goalkeepers. It was noticeable that Siegrist was not one of them and Celtic fans were wondering where he was with still 2 years left on his contract.

Oh who played 45 minutes last night could be on his way out if Celtic can get the Adam Idah deal over the line with interest coming from Belgian Club, Gent offering somewhere in the region of £4m. The South Korean fell down the first team selection pecking order when Idah came to Glasgow on a short term deal.

Idah’s contribution was outstanding, scoring some very important goals away to Motherwell, Hibs and the rangers to help secure the SPFL trophy and he made our summer with that late winner at Hampden to wrap up the double.

Irish underage international, Bosan Lawell was the stand out Celtic player on the night and the manager spoke of him and the qualities he has after the game. Stephen Welsh captained the team and spoke about the importance of the game for getting the fitness levels up ahead of the stat of the season.

Next up Wednesday night Celtic take a short journey from the East End of Glasgow to the Southside to play Queens Park. Tickets were only made available for this one to the home teams season ticket holders but it will be streamed on Celtic TV.

Rocco Vata has moved on to Watford, as Celtic fans wait for news of who will come into strengthen Celtic’s first team. The club is awash with money and selling clubs will know this. Celtic have plenty of money in the bank and the share price is now at its highest value in 23 years.

Celtic are expected to bank another £30m from the upcoming Champions League but will need to add quality to the team to compete at European Elite level and that has to start with a goalkeeper who is on top of Brendan’s shopping list.

One Celtic player still involved in competitive football is Alister Johnston who will now line up against Messi’s Argentina in the midweek semi-final of the Copa America after a penalty shoot out victory over Venezuela.

Andrew Milne is Editor of More than 90 Minutes Celtic Fanzine