39 Days Till Celtic Begin The Defence Of The Title And Go For 7 In A Row!!

39 days till celtic begin their defence of the title and go for 7 in a row , of course theirs the small matter of champions league qualifiers and the possibility of playing linfeild in Belfast in a few weeks if they get through the preliminary round…

Who ever we play we have to learn from previous encounters that it won’t be easy , Lincoln red imps last season gave us a scare and all teams are capable on the day of winning,the bhoys flew out tonight to start the pre season tour in preparation for the challenge ahead ….Austria welcomes the Hoops…

I’m glad it’s all starting again , I’m excited to see how johnny Hayes fits in Celtics only signing of the summer so far , Brendan Rodgers has went on record as saying he wants to let last seasons squad get us through the qualifiers then more signings will follow , he’s showing great faith in the group of lads who won the treble a month ago …..

Pre-season and friendlies
28 June 2017


Blau-Weiß Linz


Rohrbach, Austria

Stadium: Sportanlage Rohrbach-Berg

1 July 2017


Rapid Wien


Amstetten, Austria

Stadium: Ertl Glas Stadion

4 July 2017


Slavia Prague


Prague, Czech Republic

Stadium: Eden Arena

8 July 2017


Shamrock Rovers


Tallaght, Ireland

Stadium: Tallaght Stadium

15 July 2017




Glasgow, Scotland

Stadium: Celtic Park

Scottish Premiership

2017–18 Scottish Premiership

5 August 2017

Matchday 1



Glasgow, Scotland

Stadium: Celtic Park

2017–18 UEFA Champions League

Second Qualifying Round

11/12 July 2017

1st Leg

Linfield or La Fiorita


19 July 2017

2nd Leg


Linfield or La Fiorita

Glasgow, Scotland

Stadium: Celtic Park

As you can see from the games above celtic will play in Austria , Czechoslovakia,And Ireland before returning to Glasgow to play a glamour friendly against Lyon …..

Then it’s down to league Buisness with the season opener with Hearts ,before those crucial championships league qualifiers…

As far as the season ahead goes I’d expect Aberdeen to be our main challengers and hearts and the wee team from govan making up the numbers , a lot of noises have been coming out of ibrox the last few weeks and Dave king has been making a fool of himself on social media ….

The govan mob have made a number of close season signings and it will be interesting to see how the tribute act fair in the opening exchanges of the new season …..

Last season was amazing and I’d like to think the only thing that could better that would be a good run in the champions league , the title is always the priority the cups are a bonus , I hope the fans expectations are the focus on the title and a decent run in the champions league …

It’s also good to see that most of last seasons squad are ready to go again and hopefully not distracted by transfer talk …only Johnny Hayes has arrived at the club so far this window ….

Also I’d like to give a special mention to Patrick Roberts who gave us 18 months of pure skill and devotion during his loan spell , I wish the kid well and I’m sure he will become a top footballer moving on in his career , he will be fondly remember by the celtic faithful….

6 titles down 4 to go can anyone stop the celtic juggernaut,please just don’t give Dave King anymore Buckfast it’s melting his brain , yes Dave we’re going for number 7 catch us if you can HH…


About Maclad1888

THE CELTIC FOOTSOLDIERS MACLAD1888 The blog was setup over 6 years ago its mainly about celtic football club and the great fans ,but olso the wider footballing issues in scotland like Rangers fc deceased 1873-2012-and there piriah club Sevco .... its always developing and its not the finished article theres pages at the top which are works in progress..the core off the blog is fully operational and theres more than enough for people to get through,im always adding stuff.so enjoy it and share...this club off ours is very special its like no other and the celtic family is worldwide hh and god bless YNWA
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