Celtic boss Neil Lennon has confirmed that Ryan Christie will not play again this season, ruling him out of the SFA cup final. The midfielder suffered facial injuries in a clash with Dominic Ball during an ill-tempered semi-final tie with Aberdeen. There were hopes that he may be fit enough to feature in the showpiece […]
Category: Scottish Premier League
The Scottish Premier League (SPL) was the top level league competition for professional football clubs in Scotland. The league was founded in 1998, when it broke away from the Scottish Football League (SFL). It was abolished in 2013, when the SPL and SFL merged to form the new Scottish Professional Football League, with its top division being known as the Scottish Premiership. A total of 19 clubs competed in the SPL, but only the Old Firm clubs, Celtic and Rangers won the league championship.
For most of its history, the Scottish Football League had a two divisional structure (Divisions One and Two) between which clubs were promoted and relegated at the end of each season. However, by the mid-1970s, this organisation was perceived to be stagnant, and it was decided to split into a three divisional structure: Premier Division (formerly Division One), First Division (formerly Division Two) and a newly added Second Division. This system came into force for the 1975–76 season. This setup continued until the 1994–95 season, when a four divisional structure was introduced. This involved the creation of a Third Division, with all four divisions consisting of ten clubs.
On 8 September 1997, the clubs in the Premier Division decided to split from the Scottish Football League and form a Scottish Premier League. This followed an earlier example in England, which came into force during the 1992–93 season. This decision was fuelled by a desire by the top clubs in Scotland to retain more of the revenue generated by the game. Originally, league sponsorship money was divided proportionally between clubs in all four divisions. After the SPL was formed, its clubs retained all of its commercial revenues except for an annual payment to the SFL and a parachute payment to relegated clubs.
League info were according to Wikipedia
Arsenal boss Unai Emery has reportedly identified Celtic’s Kieran Tierney as a potential summer transfer target, according to a report from the Mirror. Tierney is a real fan favourite at Parkhead, and Hoops fans would hate to see him leave in the summer. Celtic could find it hard to keep hold of the 21-year-old, however, […]
Hoops fans can be happy with the latest Celtic news about Marvin Compper and Karamoko Dembele who in the reserves game against Hearts reports The Sun. The German defender Compper has managed to make it to the Hoops’ main team only once since his arrival in 2018. The 33-year-old has made 150 appearances for Hoffenheim, […]
Glasgow Rangers are looking to sign Bristol City defender Tomas Kalas and could face competition from reigning Scottish champions Celtic. According to a reports from the Scottish Sun, Steven Gerrad’s side are interested in the 25-year-old. While the report also mentions Celtic to be keeping a close tab on the defender who is playing on […]
With the season gradually running to a close, each club now have a clear picture of what their mission for the rest of the season should be. Some are chasing after League glory, some are in the race for a champions league qualifying spot while another set of clubs are struggling to avoid being relegated […]
Premier League giants Fulham F.C are expected to resume interest in Celtic star Dedryck Boyata. The London base club had an initial bid of around £8m rejected in the summer ahead of the Celtic’s Champions League qualifiers with AEK Athens but are believed to be preparing a new offer despite a change of manager with […]
Celtic are on the brink of making their first signing of the January transfer window, with forward Timothy Weah expected to return to Glasgow this week and finalise a loan move from Paris Saint-Germain, according to The Daily Record. The paper reckon that Weah has already agreed to the switch, having had a tour of […]
According to The Sunday Post, West Ham United striker Andy Carroll could be an “option” for Scottish champions Celtic in regards to January signings. The 29-year-old played alongside Rangers boss Steven Gerrard at Liverpool, and has only just returned from a lengthy injury for the Hammers. The chances of the former Liverpool man joining Celtic […]
Celtic must make an audacious move to sign Swansea forward Wilfried Bony in the January transfer window to add an extra layer of depth to their striker options. According to Wales Online, the 29-year-old is on huge wages of at least £100,000-a-week and the Swans want to get him off their wagebill as soon as […]
A report from the Daily Star claims Chelsea wing-back/winger Victor Moses will leave the club and likely to join Crystal Palace in January for a reported £12m after the Nigerian is now far down the pecking order at the Stamford Bridge. The Blues new gaffer has changed the team’s style of play, meaning a change […]