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Celtic took all three points against Hearts in a hard fought battle at Celtic Park tonight to remain four points off the top in the Scottish Premiership title race. Celtic had the better of the chances overall but a one goal lead is always precarious and it could’ve ended level had it not been for some brave defending, particularly from man of the match, Carl Starfelt. credit to the side overall for showing their resilience after losing Tony Ralston, Jota and Stephen Welsh on the night. we kick on now to Dundee utd on Sunday and the 2nd of our 9 fixtures in December.

Dec 2

22 min 42 sec

Lionel Messi picked up a record 7th Ballon d'Or at a glitzy ceremony in Paris this week - once again pipping a famous Portuguese to the title - but the "World's Best Player" can count himself lucky that Jota only made the move to Celtic late in this summer's transfer window, else things might have been very different! We're at it here of course (mostly!) but there's no doubting the talent the young Portuguese winger has and on the future he may go on to have in the game.  Whether that's at Celtic or elsewhere remains to be seen but his importance to the team at this moment in time is unquestionable and he's at the very heart of all good things we do. With 5 goals in his last 5 games he's thriving under Ange Postecoglou and all we can do is enjoy him while he's here and hope that he and his new team mates can lead us back to the title this season. After that, it's over to the money men. It's been a week of mixed results for the club with a narrow (but creditworthy) defeat by Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League before we took all three points against Aberdeen on league duty. Needless to say, Jota scored in both games and played a pivotal role across both fixtures. We now face a demanding December with no less than 9 fixtures before the turn of the year which will go a long way to determining how successful we are this season. The first of those fixtures is on Thursday of this week against Hearts at Celtic Park, before a trip to Tannadice to face Dundee United on Sunday. It's a relentless fixture list with little room for error. The Ange Train rolls on! Tino, Mif & Paddy cover all this and more in this latest episode of The Celtic Exchange Weekly. If you're enjoying The Celtic Exchange please support us by sharing this episode far and wide with fellow Celtic supporters - it really makes a big difference to what we do. Thanks, Team TCE. All podcasts, blog articles & more @ www.thecelticexchange.com SPONSORED by ParadisePods | TEN10 Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3kAEZuU Connect With TCE: Instagram @thecelticexchangepodcast | Twitter @CeltExchange | Facebook & YouTube

Nov 30

52 min 45 sec

A deserved, hard fought 3 points for the Hoops as Celtic run out 2-1 winners at Celtic Park. Jota opened the scoring with Callum McGregor making sure of the points with a fortunate effort in the second half. We’ve seen the Bhoys play better than they done today but were worthy of the points on the day given what they brought to the game. Next up are Hearts on Thursday night as a busy run of December fixtures get underway.

Nov 28

22 min 33 sec

Comeback man Jamesie Forrest was the star of the show on Saturday night, slamming home the winner at Hampden to take us into next month's League Cup Final.  He has a knack of coming up with big goals in big moments and as a player with just short of 500 appearances for the club his stats are truly remarkable. He's a player who could prove vital to Ange across the remainder of the season! We also pay tribute to Bertie Auld this week as we remember one of Celtic's greatest sons. A true Celtic hero who lit up the park in the same way as he lit up any room he entered. He'll be sadly missed around Celtic Park and the fans expressed their love of him as only they know how with an incredible tribute at Hampden on the 67th minute, as well as with their pre-match display.  For a man who lifted the biggest prize in European football he was also just one of our own. Someone who was as comfortable competing against top European opposition as he was sharing a joke and a story with fans in the street. His legend will live on. In footballing matters its another important week as we face Bayer Leverkusen in Germany before returning to play Scott Brown's Aberdeen on Sunday afternoon. The German's were the last side to inflict defeat on Ange's side 10 games ago, can the Bhoys go one better this time around in matchday 5 of the Europa League? Tino, Mif & james cover all this and more in this latest episode of The Celtic Exchange Weekly. If you're enjoying The Celtic Exchange please support us by sharing this episode far and wide with fellow Celtic supporters - it really makes a big difference to what we do. Thanks, Team TCE. All podcasts, blog articles & more @ www.thecelticexchange.com SPONSORED by ParadisePods | TEN10 Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3kAEZuU Connect With TCE: Instagram @thecelticexchangepodcast | Twitter @CeltExchange | Facebook & YouTube

Nov 22

45 min 2 sec

Celtic booked their place in next month's League Cup Final as a James Forrest strike was enough to see us over the line in a stuffy semi final against St Johnstone.  Celtic were the dominant force overall but semi finals are rarely pretty affairs and it wasn't until that late goal that we could begin thinking about a return to Hampden. St Johnstone - as expected - set up in a very defensive shape, with the onus on us to break that down. Frustratingly any clear chances were few and far between until James Forrest, as he often does, stepped up on the big occasion.  Defensively we were rarely troubled throughout the 90 minutes with Carter-Vickers and Welsh holding firm. James McCarthy also played his part in the latter stages to see us over the line as the clock ticked down on the 97 minutes (97!). Ange who's been with us for less than 6 months can now look forward to his first cup final with Celtic and what could be a hugely important occasion as he looks to get the club back to winning ways!

Nov 21

25 min 33 sec

Felipe Jota and Kyogo Furuhashi have a phenomenal 28 “goal contributions” in all competitions for Celtic so far this season. Twenty-eight!  We've only just put the clocks back! With 6 goals between them this week alone, the dynamic frontmen continue to steal the headlines, and rightly so. The two have become increasingly influential since their arrival at the club and alongside captain Callum McGregor have very quickly made themselves indispensable in this Celtic side. However there’s another story playing out at Celtic Park just now that the fans are enjoying in equal measure – step up Anthony Ralston version 2.0! The Celtic Academy graduate signed an extended deal this week that will keep him at the club until 2025 in a move that not even the most optimistic supporters would have predicted just a few short months ago. Full credit must go to Ralston himself for the mental fortitude he’s shown this season so far, though Ange Postecoglou must also be credited for getting more out of the young fullback than perhaps even he thought possible. Tino, Mif & Sinky took to the mics this week to discuss all of the above, as well as an 8 game unbeaten run which has now seen Celtic return 7 wins and 1 draw in all competitions. If you're enjoying The Celtic Exchange please support us by sharing this episode far and wide with fellow Celtic supporters - it really makes a big difference to what we do. Thanks, Team TCE. All podcasts, blog articles & more @ www.thecelticexchange.com SPONSORED by ParadisePods | TEN10 Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3kAEZuU Connect With TCE: Instagram @thecelticexchangepodcast | Twitter @CeltExchange | Facebook & YouTube

Nov 9

49 min 39 sec

Keeganball meets Angeball in a thrilling six goal encounter at Dens Park as Celtic run out 4-2 winners! Doubles from Jota and Kyogo were enough to secure the points and to record our 4th straight away win in the league. The goalscorers stole the show but Tony Ralston also continued his recent strong form and was involved in 3 of the 4 goals in an excellent display overall. We now head into the latest international break but Ange and the players will be feeling good about themselves after recent performances. The goals and the wins keep coming and we'll be looking to pick that back up when we face St Johnstone at Hampden in the League Cup semi-final on 20th November.

Nov 7

20 min 47 sec

Over a 7 year spell with the club between 1969 - 1976, Harry Hood has a phenomenal record with Celtic, appearing over 300 times and scoring 125 goals - one of only 29 players to ever score more than 100 goals for the club. During this time he also picked up no less than 6 Scottish League Championships, 3 Scottish Cups and 2 League Cups during one of the most successful periods in the club's history. Now Matt Corr - who previously authored "Invincible" and "The Bould Bhoys" - has taken up the story and is delighted this week to have released "Harry Hood - Twice As Good" - the official biography. We spent some time with Matt this week uncovering the story of how the book first came to be, hearing some of the many stories that are included, and discussing his hopes for this latest publication. Appearing in that post Lisbon Lions/pre Quality Street Gang period, Harry found himself surrounded by Celtic legends such as Jimmy Johnstone, Bobby Lennox, Kenny Dalglish and Danny McGrain and he was more than comfortable in this company as the records show. Describe as a "masterstroke" when Jock Stein signed him from Clyde for £40,000 in March 1969, Matt covers the tale of a figure who should rightfully take his place amongst the pantheon of Celtic greats of that era. "Harry Hood - Twice As Good" is available now at Celtic stores (online and in person), Amazon, and at www.thecelticstar.com *At the request of Matt and the The Hood Family, a percentage from all sales will go towards Marie Curie UK to support the amazing work they do.

Nov 5

45 min 39 sec

A big away win in Europe for Celtic as the hoops pick up a crucial 3 points in Hungary!  The front 3 of Kyogo, Jota and Abada were on exceptional form and now have an impressive 22 goals between them already this season!  All three goals were well worked but the third was a thing of beauty, clinically slotted him by Abada after more great work by Kyogo and his beautiful wee feet!

Nov 4

26 min 35 sec

More dropped points against the hammer throwers that are Livingston in a frustrating afternoon at Celtic Park cost us the chance to go top of the table this weekend. Despite our opponents industrial approach however it’s up to us to break them down and Celtic couldn’t find a way through on Saturday – despite being handed a golden opportunity with a penalty in the dying stages. As with any dropped points at Celtic Park the debate rages on and this week it’s all about whether Kyogo should have been “rested”, should Bitton have played, and why didn’t Josip Juranovic take THAT penalty? It’s all covered and more in this week’s episode as Tino, Mif and Paddy debate the weekend’s action as well as the more uplifting midweek trip along the M8 to face Hibs, where a 3-1 win returned us all three points. We also look ahead to another big week as we get set to face Ferencvaros in matchday 4 of the Europa League on Thursday, followed by a trip to Dens Park for the lunchtime kick off against Dundee on Sunday. If you're enjoying The Celtic Exchange please support us by sharing this episode far and wide with anyone you think will enjoy it - it really makes a big difference to what we do. Thanks, Team TCE. All links, blogs and more info @ www.thecelticexchange.com SPONSORED by ParadisePods | TEN10 Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3kAEZuU ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Follow us on Instagram @thecelticexchangepodcast | Twitter @CeltExchange | Facebook & YouTube

Nov 2

54 min 1 sec

A frustrating draw at Celtic Park today saw us miss the opportunity to hit the top of the table. Did Ange get it wrong by dropping Kyogo? By opting for Abada over Johnston? By restoring Bitton to the midfield. Hindsight’s 20/20 but some big calls and we’ve fallen short once again against an organised, but limited, Livingston.

Oct 30

26 min 50 sec

Celtic are now just 2 points off the top of the table after a thrilling win over Hibs at Easter Road. Celtic blew their opponents well in a scintillating first half performance with goals by Ralston, Carter-Vickers and Kyogo - and in truth it could have been more than 3! An important 3 points and potentially a very important night in the title race as we now look towards Livingston on Saturday and a chance to top the table for the first time in a long time!

Oct 28

28 min 49 sec

Gorgios Giakoumakis stole the headlines this weekend, riffling home an impressive volley on his first start for the club to open the scoring against St Johnstone. We’ve waited a while for our new No.7 to make his mark but hopefully this is the first of many goals the Greek striker bags for the club. Fellow summer signing Josip Juranovic was also on target from the spot to seal a 2-0 win (a scoreline that we’ve now produced across three consecutive fixtures) and the Bhoys should now be full of confidence as they head down the M8 to face Hibs on Wednesday night. With four wins on the spin Ange’s system seems to have us heading in the right direction, and though we know that improvement is still required in certain areas he has us full of confidence, scoring goals, and winning games. That can only be a good thing. This week we also pay tribute to Wim Jansen - “The Man Who Stopped The 10” - following the sad news that he’s living with dementia. Although he was only with Celtic for that one season in 1997/98, what a memorable season it was as we finally reclaimed the Scottish league title on a dramatic final day. Mif, Paddy and Tino all share their stories of that great afternoon against St Johnstone back in May ’98, and offer up their memories of Wim’s greatest day with Celtic. If you're enjoying The Celtic Exchange please support us by sharing this episode with any friends you think will enjoy it - it really makes a big difference to what we do. Thanks, Team TCE. All links, blogs and more info @ www.thecelticexchange.com SPONSORED by ParadisePods | TEN10 Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3kAEZuU ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Follow us on Instagram @thecelticexchangepodcast | Twitter @CeltExchange | Facebook & YouTube

Oct 25

57 min 34 sec

Celtic continue their winning form with a professional 2-0 win over the Saints - goals coming from new Bhoys Giorgos Giakoumakis and Joisp Juranovic. Meanwhile Jota (who else?) helped himself to another Man of the Match bottle of champagne! A third 2-0 win on the bounce and confidence continues to increase throughout the squad. Next up, another tough away fixture against Hibs at Easter Road on Wednesday night.

Oct 23

23 min 47 sec

Celtic picked up their first 3 points of this season's Europa League group stages as they took care of fellow Group G opponents Ferencvaros in an enjoyable afternoon at Celtic Park. Jota was star of the show (again) with a brilliant assist and an all round solid performance but notable mention to McGregor, Starfelt and the ever influential Joe Hart who led by example from the back. Momentum is the word of the day and we can now look forward to the return fixture in Hungary in two weeks which gives us a real opportunity to make progress in the group.

Oct 19

28 min 2 sec

Celtic recorded back to back away league wins for the first time since who knows when with a comfortable 2-0 win over Motherwell at Fir Park. Jota was the main man once again and opened the scoring, but ex-Motherwell man David Turnbull stole the headlines with a stunning long range strike to seal the three points. Ange now feels the team is in a more settled place than at any other time in his reign so far and that's been reflected by a couple of important results in recent weeks. After an indifferent start we've now reached the dizzy heights of 4th place in the Premiership table but it's clear to see that this side still have so much more to offer and hopefully we'll see that play out in the coming weeks. It's another week to look forward to at Celtic Park with the visits of Ferencvaros in the Europa League first up, followed by St Johnstone on league duty on Saturday.  We're also seeing some of our injured players such as Mikey Johnston return, with suggestions that Juranovic, Julien and Forrest aren't far behind. All in all things seem to be on the up - long may that continue! All links, blogs and more info @ www.thecelticexchange.com SPONSORED by ParadisePods | TEN10 Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3kAEZuU ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Follow us on Instagram @thecelticexchangepodcast | Twitter @CeltExchange | Facebook & YouTube

Oct 19

51 min 27 sec

Celtic win on the road once more, running out 2-0 winners over The Steelmen. That’s back to back away wins for us for the first time since (*checks notes….) nae idea! A tough place to go and an important 3 points for Ange and the Bhoys.

Oct 16

25 min 56 sec

Ange Postecoglou officially marked 4 months as Celtic Manager this week and we took the time during the international break to speak with acclaimed sports journalist Vince Rugari of the Sydney Morning Herald on Ange’s journey so far. Vince provides detailed insight into Ange’s various successes at club level in Australia, particularly at Brisbane Roar, as well as the impact he had on the Australian national team before then heading on to Yokohama F Marinos in Japan where he picked up another league title. He was officially appointed Celtic Manager on June 10th and we discuss the various stages of the Ange success cycle at his other clubs and on where he currently is on that cycle here at Celtic after 16 competitive games in charge. Like most of us, Vince and his compatriots are fascinated by the Ange story and have shown a real passion in following his journey here so far. He’s suggested that with a little bit of patience and a little bit of faith in Ange and his methods, that we’ll see serious success in the months and years ahead – if he’s given that time to do so!  We also cover: - Ange’s Obsession With Football - His, at times, bizarre enjoyment of the pressure of football management - “The Velvet Hammer” - Winning the Champions League with Southend United! (on Football Manager) As always please continue to support us by sharing this episode far and wide, and if you're enjoying what we do please follow and review The Celtic Exchange wherever you get your podcasts. All links, blogs and more info @ www.thecelticexchange.com SPONSORED by ParadisePods | TEN10 Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3kAEZuU ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Follow us on Instagram @thecelticexchangepodcast | Twitter @CeltExchange | Facebook & YouTube

Oct 12

1 hr 7 min

Our on-loan Portuguese winger stole the headlines at Pittodrie on Sunday with a late winner which relieves the recent pressure on both his team-mates and on manager Ange Postecoglou. Since signing on a season long loan deal on deadline day Jota has been one of our most consistent performers during what's been a fairly turbulent time and he could have picked no better time than the dying stages of a nervy game with Aberdeen to grab his first league goal for the club. It's reported that the club have an option to buy from Benfica for a fee in the region of £6M and from what we've seen so far this would be money well spent. Great technique, a trick or two, and fantastic hair - what more do you want from your winger?! The 2-1 win over the Dons was absolutely crucial (our first away league victory since a 2-1 win over St Johnstone back on 14th February) given the stuttering league form we've seen in recent weeks and all the more important that it now allows us to reset and refocus with a bit more confidence during this latest international break. Ange will be desperate to see his internationalists return safe and will following the horrendous run of injuries we've seen recently and will be waiting anxiously on the return of Kyogo and co. towards the end of next week. Ange himself has shown considerable resilience by persevering with a system that he evidently has complete faith in, and though it may have been easier to take a more pragmatic approach against the likes of Bayer Leverkusen and Aberdeen given the pressure he's been under it's clear that he's determined to do things his way. If the Celtic board show the patience that he needs and that he deserves then we'll see notable success under the charismatic Australian. Let's not forget the mess he inherited, and on that basis there's no quick fix here. Give him the time, give him the tools and we'll see the rewards. All links, blogs and more info @ www.thecelticexchange.com SPONSORED by ParadisePods | TEN10 Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3kAEZuU ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Follow us on Instagram @thecelticexchangepodcast | Twitter @CeltExchange | Facebook & YouTube

Oct 5

51 min 30 sec

Celtic pick up their first away win of the season with a crucial 3 points at Pittodrie!

Oct 3

25 min 50 sec

Celtic fall shirt to a very decent Bayer Leverkusen side on match day 2 of the Europa League. The game saw the return of captain Callum McGregor and Kyogo Furuhashi to give Ange and the team a much needed boost but ot wasn’t enough to see us pick up anything from tonight’s game. Next up, and far more important, is a trip to Pittodrie to play Aberdeen in Sunday’s lunchtime kick off.

Sep 30

28 min 28 sec

Celtic's form for September makes for grim reading and with Bayer Leverkusen visiting this week in the Europa League there's a likelihood that things may get worse before they start to get better. This poor form coincides with a horrendous injury list, with James McCarthy and Josip Juranovic the latest to join Callum McGregor, Kyogo Furuhashi, James Forrest, Giorgios Giakoumakis and Chris Julien amongst others on the treatment table, and it's little wonder that Ange and his players have struggled during this time. There's a bigger picture currently at play at Celtic just now with ongoing confusion regarding our CEO position as well as other backroom fundamentals such as sports science, a head of football, and player recruitment. The latter is the biggest concern and despite a number of new arrivals in the summer window it's now evident that we've fallen way short in terms of depth, and possibly in terms of quality too with some of our new recruits. In better news captain Callum McGregor has signed an extended 5 year deal that will keep him at the club until summer 2026. He's been a big loss to Ange recently and here's hoping he's back leading the way before too long. All links, blogs and more info @ www.thecelticexchange.com SPONSORED by ParadisePods | TEN10 Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3kAEZuU ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Follow us on Instagram @thecelticexchangepodcast | Twitter @CeltExchange | Facebook & YouTube

Sep 28

49 min 53 sec

Celtic couldn’t find a way past Dundee Utd and drop points in the league yet again - the 4th time in 7 league games that we’ve now done so. Ange doesn’t have his troubles to seek in terms of injuries with both James McCarthy and Josip Juranovic failing to see out the 90mins but the pressure is mounting and it won’t get any easier with the visit of Bauer Leverkusen next up on Thursday!

Sep 26

24 min 14 sec

Celtic comfortably see off Raith Rovers in the Premier Sports League Cup to set up a semi final at Hampden v cup holders St Johnstone.  Goals from Jota, Abada and Turnbull were enough to see us through and Ange can now look forward to his first visit to the national stadium.  Special mention to Liam Scales who made his first appearance for the Hoops in an assured performance.

Sep 23

22 min 47 sec

Despite still being in the very early stages of Ange Postecoglou's time at Celtic it seems clear that our away form has already become something of a cause for concern under the new man.  Whilst fully accepting that we were missing key players such as Callum McGregor, Kyogo Furuhashi and James Forrest against Livingston, our 1-0 defeat at the Toni Macaroni Arena was the 6th time across all competitions that we've lost on the road this season.  Possession stats were strongly in our favour once again (at 79% v 21%) but the only stat that really matters in football is the scoreline and we've fallen short there once again.  Paddy, Mif & James took to the mics this week to discuss the weekend result, where we now are with Ange, and the need for this team to find consistency, and quickly!  *There's also a chance to win yourself the Celtic home shirt by answering a very simple trivia question at the end of this week's show. Entries close at midnight on Friday 24th September. All links, blogs and more info @ www.thecelticexchange.com  SPONSORED by ParadisePods | TEN10 Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3kAEZuU Follow us on Instagram @thecelticexchangepodcast | Twitter @CeltExchange | Facebook & YouTube

Sep 21

46 min 35 sec

Despite scoring 3 goals in Spain Celtic came out the wrong side of a 7 goal contest v Real Betis tonight at the Estadio Benito Villamarin. An Albian Ajeti strike followed by a Josip Juranovic penalty put us in control early in the game but defensive errors and perhaps a lack of belief led to the hosts scoring 4 goals without reply early into the second half to take charge. Despite this Celtic still found some openings and Ralston gave us late hope with a determined header in the final few minutes but it wasn't to be. To score 3 goals away from home in Europe and come away with nothing is disappointing but looking at the bigger picture this Ange Postecoglou side is very much a work in progress and with key players such as captain Callum McGregor, Kyogo Furuhashi and Liel Abada missing tonight then it was always going to be a tall order. Once these players return and other new signings such as McCarthy, Scales and Giakoumakis find their feet then Celtic will be a very different proposition. The home tie v Betis on 9th December will be one to look forward to and perhaps a more accurate gauge of how far the side has developed by then.

Sep 16

27 min 25 sec

In a move that no one seen coming Celtic announced on Friday that CEO Dominic McKay would be stepping down from his position due to "personal reasons" after just 72 days in the role. In light of the announcement the club's current Director of Legal & Football Affairs, Michael Nicholson has been appointed to the Board of Celtic plc as acting CEO. The real reasons for the sudden departure remain a mystery with many suggesting that McKay wasn't given the autonomy to carry out his role effectively, whilst others suggest he didn't have the required skillset in the first place. What seems clear is that there's much more to run on this story and like everyone with a Celtic persuasion we'll be keeping a close eye on developments. On the park Ange Postecoglou's men got back to winning ways with a 3-0 win over Ross County thanks to a goal and a Man of the Match contribution from Cameron Carter-Vickers and a double from forgotten striker Albian Ajeti. The focus now turns to Europa League action with our Group G opener against Real Betis in Seville on Thursday. Tino, Mif and Paddy took to the mics this week to discuss another topsy turvy week in Celtic-land! All links, blogs and more info @ www.thecelticexchange.com SPONSORED by ParadisePods | TEN10 Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3kAEZuU ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Follow us on Instagram @thecelticexchangepodcast | Twitter @CeltExchange | Facebook & YouTube

Sep 13

1 hr 1 min

Celtic get back to winning ways with a comprehensive victory over Ross County at Celtic Park. The match saw Celtic debuts for Cameron Carter-Vickers and Jota with the former opening the scoring (kinda) with a deflected effort. Forgotten frontman Albia Ajeti picked up a double to seal the game which will do his confidence the world of good as we know look to Thursday’s Europa League game with Real Betis.

Sep 11

26 min 51 sec

Now that the summer transfer is finally over following a frantic few months for Celtic, we go Behind The Transfer Window with Anthony Joseph of Sky Sports News. Anthony gives us his take on all the major transfer dealings at Celtic Park this summer and on the impact he thinks this will have on Ange Postecoglou's new team this season. We look at the 10 first team signings that have been made as well as some of the high profile exits of the last few weeks. For the most part it seems that these key figures have now been replaced, with a new group of players who'll be eager to hit the ground running in the weeks ahead. Some, such as Kyogo Furuhashi and Liel Abada have already done so and the fans will be eager to get their first glimpse of the likes of Felipe Jota, Giorgos Giakomakis & Cameron Carton-Vickers as we get back on the park following the international break. Our thanks to Anthony who was a great guest as always and was once again generous with his time as we covered all the major talking points of the window. All links, blogs and more info @ www.thecelticexchange.com SPONSORED by ParadisePods | TEN10 Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3kAEZuU ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Follow us on Instagram @thecelticexchangepodcast | Twitter @CeltExchange | Facebook & YouTube

Sep 6

1 hr 16 min

It’s just 6 weeks since Ange Postecoglou took his first competitive game in charge of Celtic in our 1-1 home draw with FC Midtjylland. In the weeks since then we’ve seen the arrival of some extremely talented players, the exits of some who no longer fit at Celtic, and the implementation of a style of play that we haven’t seen at Celtic Park for some time. As Ange himself said, there will be bumps on the road along the way, and we’ve seen that already, but the turnaround we’ve seen in such a short space of time has been remarkable to date and it bodes very well for our future under his leadership. He’s shown he has the character, integrity and experience to succeed at a club like ours and there’s no one we’d rather have leading the way.  We now enter the international break and with the transfer window closing this week we’ll know who’s fully committed to the season ahead by the time we return against Ross County on 11th September. At that stage we’ll then have a chance to truly see the team that Ange has built. (Version 1.0) With some exciting games coming up in our Europa League group and a title to be won back it’s shaping up to be a rollercoaster of a season. With Ange in the driving seat however I  think there'll be more ups than downs! All links, blogs and more info @ www.thecelticexchange.com SPONSORED by ParadisePods | TEN10 Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3kAEZuU ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Follow us on Instagram @thecelticexchangepodcast | Twitter @CeltExchange | Facebook & YouTube

Aug 31

43 min 39 sec

Ange takes his new look Celtic to Ibrox for the opening Glasgow Derby of the season this Sunday and will be looking for a big result as we head in to the international break. Celtic have shown their quality in an attacking sense recently and we’ll be hoping for more of the same for Kyogo and co. This weekend. Tino, James and Paddy give their thoughts on everything we can expect from the fixture.

Aug 27

59 min 51 sec

Celtic go through to the Europa League group stages after overcoming a tough test v AZ Alkmaar in The Netherlands.  Defensive errors were nearly our downfall on the night but ultimately Kyogo’s earlier strike was enough in the end and we can now look forward to European football until Christmas at least.

Aug 26

31 min 21 sec

Ange Postecoglou’s Celtic are on a 6 game winning streak and with 24 goals scored and just 4 conceded in that time momentum is well and truly with the Hoops going into another important week. First up is AZ Alkmaar in The Netherlands on Thursday night before a midday trip across the city to face rangers in the Glasgow Derby. As Ange himself said "We Don't Stop" and knows the time for him and the Bhoys to step up to this latest challenge. Both games will provide a strong indication of just how far this Celtic side have come in such a short space of time and players and fans alike will have a quiet confidence about them given what we’ve witnessed in recent weeks. Paddy, Mif and James discuss all of the above and more in this week’s episode of The Celtic Exchange. All links, blogs and more info @ www.thecelticexchange.com SPONSORED by ParadisePods | TEN10 Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3kAEZuU ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Follow us on Instagram @thecelticexchangepodcast | Twitter @CeltExchange | Facebook & YouTube

Aug 23

48 min 38 sec

Celtic were in flying form as they hammered 6 past The Buddies without reply!  David Turnbull was the hat-trick hero with Liel Abada (x2) and Odsonne Edouard also on the scoresheet.  That’s now 20 goals in the last 5 games (with only 2 conceded) as Ange Postecoglou’s system continues to take shape.

Aug 21

21 min 41 sec

Celtic claimed a 2-0 win tonight in the first league of the Europa League Play-Off with goals from Kyogo Furuhashi (who else!) and James Forrest (kinda!).  Yes we rode our luck at times but there’s no doubt Ange is getting a tune out of this squad with the players clearly responding to his system.  Special credit to Tony Ralston who was excellent tonight - again!

Aug 18

25 min 2 sec

In an attacking sense Ange Postecoglou’s Celtic are a joy to watch and 16 goals in 4 games tells you that’s the case. Free flowing, attacking football is the order of the day under our new man. However, cheap goals and lapses in defence have also been a factor in his early reign so far – most recently the 2 goals conceded to Hearts – and this must be addressed if Celtic are to have a reasonable chance of success this season. The quote that is the title of this episode is attributed to Alex Ferguson, who knows all there is to know about winning titles. Celtic – and more specifically the board – would do well to pay attention to this and to ensure that Ange’s defence is strengthened significantly in the 2 weeks that remain of this transfer window. If they do deliver for Ange, then we fully expect Ange to deliver for us! All links, blogs and more info @ www.thecelticexchange.com SPONSORED by ParadisePods | TEN10 Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3kAEZuU ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Follow us on Instagram @thecelticexchangepodcast | Twitter @CeltExchange | Facebook & YouTube

Aug 17

53 min 16 sec

Celtic seen off Hearts 3-2 in the Premier Sports League Cup this afternoon with goals from Edouard, Welsh and Kyogo.  The scoreline probably isn’t a fair reflection on Celtic’s dominance on the day but ultimately the game’s about scoring goals and it ended up a bit neater in the end than it should have been.  However cup football’s all about going through and that’s what’s been accomplished this afternoon.  Celtic now face Raith Rovers at home in the quarter finals as Ange seeks out his first trophy as Celtic manager.

Aug 15

21 min 46 sec

Celtic put in a commanding performance at a packed Celtic Park to turn over Jablonec 3-0 on the night and 7-2 on aggregate.  David Turnbull was Man of the Match with two goals but Tom Rogic also gave us a reminder of his qualities with a classy performance.

Aug 12

25 min 10 sec

Ange Postecoglou is less than two months in the door but this weekend's hammering of Dundee finally saw us witness the kind of swashbuckling football we've been promised under him, and if this is a sign of things to come then we could be in for a big season under our new man. Star of the show was hat-trick hero Kyogo Furuhashi who set Celtic Park alight with his movement, his pace, and his finishing but closely behind was Ryan Christie who showed exactly what he can offer when he's at the top of his game. We'll face tougher opponents than Dundee in the week's ahead but the indications are there that the players are now responding to Ange's coaching in a system that should only get better with time. Joe Hart and James McCarthy put pen to paper this week adding some much needed leadership and experience to the dressing room and if Ange can get the two or three other signings he's after then the pieces of the puzzle could all start to fall in to place very quickly for him. We really shouldn't be getting carried away, but where's the fun in that?! If you're looking for us we'll be some place up near the disco lights! All links, blogs and more info @ www.thecelticexchange.com SPONSORED by ParadisePods | TEN10 Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3kAEZuU ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Follow us on Instagram @thecelticexchangepodcast | Twitter @CeltExchange | Facebook & YouTube

Aug 10

50 min 25 sec

Ange Postecoglou records his first league win for Celtic in emphatic style.  Six goals, new striker home debut hat trick, Tony Ralston volleys, the lot!  The Celtic Exchange’s James and Sinky were at the match to give you their reaction to all the action.

Aug 8

24 min 47 sec

Ange Postecoglue chalked up his first win as Celtic Manager as a relatively mixed performance resulted in a 4-2 win against FK Jablonec at the Stadion Strelnice.  Kyogo Furuhashi made his first start for the club and also got his first goal with a classy finish and the Japanese international can be pleased with his night’s work.  Joe Hart also made his debut between the sticks and he’ll be frustrated at the nature of the goals we conceded, even though I think he can be absolved of blame for both.  We now face the Czech’s at a full Celtic Park next Thursday and it should (should!) be a comfortable win back in Glasgow to set up a Europa League play off with AZ Alkmaar.

Aug 5

25 min 21 sec

It's been a week to forget for Celtic as Ange Postecoglou still searches for his first win after three competitive fixtures. Hearts inflicted a 2-1 defeat on Saturday night following an identical scoreline against FC Midtjylland during the week, and this team must learn quickly to capitalise on the notable possession they've held in each of their fixtures so far. We're now in August yet only three senior additions have been made to the squad in the shape of Liel Abada, Carl Starfelt & Kyogo Furohashi, with the latter two featuring against Hearts having barely met their new team-mates.  All should go on to have an impact at the club, but they can't do it alone and they'll be hoping to be joined by several new colleagues in the Lennoxtown cafeteria ASAFP if we're to give ourselves a fighting chance of any success this year. Frustratingly Starfelt and Furohashi only appeared following our Champions League exit and the time for action is now in terms of the board supplying Ange with the additional signings he clearly needs. The last few days of August could already be too late as far as our aspirations for the season are concerned! Next up, a Europa League qualifier away to Jablonec of the Czech Republic on Thursday followed by the visit of newly promoted Dundee at Celtic Park on Sunday where 24,000 fans will be hoping for a quick turnaround in our early season fortunes. All links, blogs and more info @ www.thecelticexchange.com SPONSORED by ParadisePods | TEN10 Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3kAEZuU ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Follow us on Instagram @thecelticexchangepodcast | Twitter @CeltExchange | Facebook & YouTube

Aug 2

48 min 36 sec

Ange Postecoglou's first league game ended in defeat as Celtic went down 2-1 at Tynecastle in a game that, like against FC Midtjylland, looked there for the taking.  If we continue with the personnel we have, this is what we’ll get and it’s over to Dom McKay and co. to provide re-enforcements immediately – otherwise, Ange will be unable to carry out his role effectively. It’s as simple as that.  An early goal for ex-Celt Gary Mackay-Steven had us up against it but an impressive equaliser from Ralston early in the second half saw us take control.  Then when it looked like we were the more likely to score, it was Hearts who stole the points with a late John Souttar header. It’s still unclear where Scott Bain was at that moment in time.  We look very much a work in progress at this early stage, but the progress must come quicker than we’ve seen so far.  Next up, another key game as we face FK Jablonec in a Europa League qualifier on Thursday.

Jul 31

24 min 19 sec

Celtic limped out of the Champions League at an early stage yet again with a weak performance against a limited Danish side tonight at the MCH Arena.  Despite taking the lead with a brilliant Callum McGregor volley that was about as good as it got for us on the night and it gradually went from bad to worse as we gave up a couple of cheap goals to ultimately lose out after Extra Time.  If truth be told it's hard to think of a single chance we created in the extra time and that in itself has to be a big concern for the manager.   Ange is absolved from blame given what he's inherited and to have to go into such an important game with such an inexperienced back four, and with such poor goalkeeping options is criminal.  However there's now a job to be done ahead of our league opener this weekend and no time to feel sorry for ourselves.   If it's a silver lining of sorts the board must see the deficiencies of our squad and must act NOW to give Ange a fighting chance.

Jul 28

25 min 21 sec

Celtic snatched a draw from the jaws of victory in Ange Postecoglou’s first competitive game as a moment of madness from Nir Bitton reduced us to 10-men late in the first half against FC Midtjylland. Unfortunately it’s not the first time we’ve seen this from the experienced international and it was all the more frustrating with his sending off coming at a spell in the game when we were in the ascendency having taking the lead through debutant Liel Abada. In many ways it felt like a lost opportunity, however there were plenty of positives to take from the game including the debut from Abada, the return of the real Ryan Christie, and the emergence of young Dane Murray, and it’s all to play for as we head to Denmark for the return leg this week. We can also look forward to the long awaited arrival of Carl Starfelt and Kyogo Furohashi in the coming days whilst we also bid farewell to Quadruple Treble winner Kris Ajer and a wee guy called Marian Shved as the revolving door at Celtic Park continues to spin. If you were ever in any doubt about our defensive frailties (and if so where have you been?!) then this was highlighted further in the heavy friendly defeat by West Ham, and Ange must be given re-enforcements in these areas if he’s to have any chance of success. Even this early in the season it’s a hugely important week ahead for him and his squad as they try to navigate the second leg against the Danes as well as a tricky opening league fixture against Hearts at Tynecastle. In his own words Ange has said that this is a massive challenge but one he’s come into with his eyes wide open and he says it’s exactly why he does what he does! He continues to impress and we’ll be backing him all the way, this week and beyond. All links, blogs and more info @ www.thecelticexchange.com SPONSORED by ParadisePods | TEN10 Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3kAEZuU ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Follow us on Instagram @thecelticexchangepodcast | Twitter @CeltExchange | Facebook & YouTube

Jul 27

51 min 50 sec

Match Reaction live from Celtic Park as Celtic draw 1-1 with FC Midtjylland in Ange Postecoglou's first competitive game as manager.  A goal by Liel Abada on his competitive debut put the Hoops ahead in the tie but a couple of moments of madness by Nir Bitton reduced Celtic to 10 men going into the break.  Midyjytlland then had a man of their own sent off before grabbing an equaliser which was generally against the run of play, with Barkas looking particularly suspect for this one.  Top men on the night were Ryan Christie, Ismaela Soro and Callum McGregor, with the latter picking up the official Man of the Match award. Great to be back at Celtic Park and all to play for now in next week's trip to Denmark.

Jul 20

19 min 25 sec

After an incredible delay of 501 days, fans will finally be allowed to return to Celtic Park for competitive action in this week’s Champions League qualifier against FC Midtjylland. It’ll be an emotional and exciting night for the 9,000 fans in attendance who’ll be roaring the Bhoys on for the first time since a 5-0 victory v St Mirren way back on 7th March 2020. Yes Ange would have liked more time to work with the squad, and yes he would have liked more new signings on board, but don’t underestimate how focused and determined he and new captain Callum McGregor will be as they look to steer the team through a difficult opening fixture. New Bhoys Kyogo Furuhashi and Liel Abada haven’t made the squad for this one but we look at the impact they can have on the team as Ange strives to add some quality for the challenges that await him this season. This week we also spoke with David Turnbull, Liel Abada and B Team Manager Tommy McIntyre, who each provided some insight into how the season is shaping up from their point of view. It’s a busy show with plenty of talking points but everything else aside we're now fully behind Ange and the Bhoys as the competitive action finally gets underway back at Celtic Park! All links, blogs and more info @ www.thecelticexchange.com  SPONSORED by ParadisePods | TEN10 Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3kAEZuU ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Follow us on Instagram @thecelticexchangepodcast | Twitter @CeltExchange | Facebook & YouTube

Jul 20

43 min 43 sec

Despite appearances from recognised senior players such as Callum McGregor, Odsonne Edouard and Albian Ajeti across the last couple of games, our first two pre-season fixtures have been top-heavy with talented young players from the club’s development squad. The likes of Karamoko Dembele, Adam Montgomery and Ewan Henderson are well known to many, whilst others such as Owan Moffat, Leo Hjelde and Dane Murray have yet to come to prominence. However for all of these youngsters, there will never be a better opportunity to make the grade at Celtic. Many are at the cross-roads of their Celtic careers and now is their time to shine.  The senior players will return in numbers of course for the next couple of friendlies and they should (I repeat should!) be joined by several new signings in the coming weeks, but such is the state of flux at the club at this time then the door is open for any youngster who impresses Ange in the coming weeks. As fans we know that first team ready signings are an absolute must as we look to re-build, and this should be the club’s priority at this time. The manager must be supported with new signings imminently. However, as a fan base we also love nothing more than seeing one of our own make the grade and this could be the opportunity for several of our youngsters to stake their claim for a place in Ange’s new look Celtic.   In this week’s episode we also review the pre-season games so far, the instant changes that Ange has implemented, and look ahead at what we can expect in the coming games as we prepare for our forthcoming UCL qualifier with FC Midjytlland. #TheCelticExchANGE SPONSORED by ParadisePods | TEN10 Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3kAEZuU ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Instagram @thecelticexchangepodcast | Twitter @CeltExchange | Facebook & YouTube All Links @ https://linktr.ee/thecelticexchange 

Jul 13

46 min 52 sec

Ange took to the mic at Lennoxtown last week and gave us a small insight into his training ground methods and the demands he’ll be putting on his players. The mic’d up footage was impressive to see and with each passing day Ange continues to win over the doubters as he gets down to the hard work of preparing for the season ahead. Ultimately he’ll be judged by results on the park but so far, so good.  Described by his former assistant Arthur Papas as someone who is “obsessed by his work” it seems clear that Ange knows what he wants and with the right backing then he’ll be confident of achieving it. The players will now be based in their pre-season training camp in Wales for the next 10 days or so and with two friendly games due to take place there (v Sheffield Wednesday & Charlton Athletic) we’ll get a first glimpse of what an Ange Postecoglou Celtic team looks like. New Bhoys Liam Shaw & Osaze Uroghide will be looking to make an impression as well as the much debated Leigh Griffiths as we continue our preparation for the competitive kick off which is now just two weeks away! #TheCelticExchANGE SPONSORED by ParadisePods | TEN10 Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3kAEZuU ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Instagram @thecelticexchangepodcast | Twitter @CeltExchange | Facebook & YouTube All Links @ https://linktr.ee/thecelticexchange 

Jul 6

49 min 56 sec

We were delighted to be joined in the studio recently by Michael Burns and Davie Carswell who are bringing The Tommy Burns Story to Celtic Park in November of this year. As you can imagine this has very much been a labour of love for everyone involved in the project and it was a privilege to learn more of Tommy through the lens of his family via Michael. Davie also provided some tales of his own admiration for Tommy as well as some background of the play and on how it first came to be. As you’ll hear this is about so much more than Tommy Burns the footballer, and instead is centred on Tommy Burns the man, and the legacy he leaves behind. It’s now been over 13 years since Tommy’s sad passing in May 2008 but his memory continues to burn as brightly as ever. More information on the play, which runs at the Kerrydale Suite, Celtic Park from 9th– 13th November, can be found at https://www.thetommyburnsstory.co.uk/ A percentage of proceeds from the play will be donated to Celtic FC Foundation

Jul 2

31 min 47 sec