“China flexes her football muscles” – in 1979 – against Celtic, Chelsea, WBA and Middlesbrough

“China flexes her football muscles” and “Chinese aim for place in the World Cup”: two headlines that could’ve been written in 2017 but were in fact in a Celtic match programme from 8th August 1979. That summer a squad of 17 Chinese players travelled to Europe for a long forgotten two month tour of France, […]

Du on his Wei to Celtic?

The chances of Shanghai Shenhua FC‘s Du Wei moving to Celtic FC took a big boost today when the Scottish club’s established defender Bobo Balde went AWOL by jetting off to France. The Guinean international met officials with Olympique Marseilles FC — 1993 European Champions — without telling his club and now looks set to […]