SAMARAS GOING?

Georgios Samaras might be leaving Celtic FC soon. The Spanish club Atletico Madrid and the Turkish club Trabzonspor are in race to secure his services and he is believed to be making his way to either of these two clubs in a few days’ time.

Atletico had been in touch with Samaras’ agent since a long time and the two parties had almost reached an agreement, but, just a couple of days back, Trabzonspor has come with a luring offer which has forced the Greek player to think a bit.

AMBITIOUS PLANS

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has laid an ambitious plan of getting the club into the second place of the group in the Champions league. Celtic have been drawn along with some of the biggest names in world football like Barcelona and Milan for the Champions league group stages for this season.

Ajax are the other team in the group and between these three teams, there is more than 15 Champions league titles. This means that Celtic are the underdogs going into the campaign and they lived up to the billing by suffering a 2-0 defeat in the opening match of the season against AC Milan.

HOOPER MOVING ON

Celtic are in danger of losing striker Gary Hooper before the end of the transfer window due to persistent links with the likes of Norwich city and QPR over the last few months. Hooper has been one of the best players for Celtic over the last three years.

He has been the top scorer for the club in all the seasons, but he has been a traveller throughout his career. Hence, it is extremely likely that he may join a Premier league club before the end of the transfer window. Lennon, though, is still holding hope that he will be able to persuade Hooper to stay at the Scottish club.

LENNON SHOULD STAY

Former Scottish player Bertie Auld has said that manager Neil Lennon should not be looking at leaving Celtic in the summer. Neil Lennon recently managed to guide Celtic to yet another league title, while they also made it into the knockout stages of the Champions League as well.

The crowning achievement of the former player will undoubtedly be the back-to-back titles in the Scottish first division and also the Scottish cup this season. As a result of the three trophies won in the last two years, Celtic will now be looking to consolidate their position in European competitions.

ONE OF THE WORST

The Celtic manager Neil Lennon said after the 3-2 defeat at the hands of St Mirren that he had just seen one of the worst displaced by the Celtic team under his regime. Celtic were recently knocked out of the League Cup in the semi-final stage by St Mirren.

NO BIG NAMES

Celtic are unlikely to have any big names during the January transfer window according to the manager Neil Lennon. The club will be maintaining a prudent transfer policy throughout the 2013 season according to the manager. Celtic have already seen their arch rivals Rangers suffered a lot of problems as result of spending beyond their means.

BEST OF THE SEASON

The Celtic manager Neil Lennon has said that the 4-0 win over Hearts was one of the best performances of the season, while they should strive to maintain this over the rest of the season. Celtic have been struggling in the last few weeks in all competitions, which has even led to rumours that the manager Neil Lennon will resign from his position as the Celtic manager.

Watch out Celtic

Football in Scotland is just simply not as big in England and it’s easy to understand why, for a start Scottish teams are from Scotland and so why would English people support them. Secondly and probably most importantly the teams are not up to the same standards as the English Premier League and teams like Chelsea and Man Utd. This however does not stop Scottish people from enjoying their local teams battle it out each week in order to take victory and move up the table.

LENNON CONCERNED

The Celtic manager Neil Lennon has said that he is extremely concerned about the international break because it more often than not results in the fitness regime of the players being broken, while many players also return injured from international duty.

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