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Alternative league table places Celtic fourth in the league.

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Current league winner, Celtic, maybe the best team in the country, but they only have the 4th best website in our fine nation – behind Hearts, Motherwell and Rangers!

As published by, web design and development company, mtc. to view, the full rankings click here.

Top of the overall league is current league leaders Heart of Midlothian with a score of 83. This is a good year for the ‘Jam Tarts’ having just won promotion back to the top flight and they are also enjoying current gaffer Craig Levein’s first full year at the Jambos. Their site is fast, fully mobile responsive, integrated on social media platforms, and is search engine friendly.

Runner-up in the league is Motherwell. The Steelmen, who are currently 10th in the Ladbrokes Premiership with five points, will be delighted with this result as they haven’t been second in the football league since the 2013/14 season. Motherwell is also an mtc. client.

Ibrox side Rangers, come in at third with a score of 82 – on this rare occasion, the Gers managed to triumph over Celtic.

With the Celts, only managing to finish in fourth place with 78 points.

The winner of the Championship is Dundee United, who has had a rather turbulent time in football as of late, but, in mtc’s digital league, they’d get the automatic promotion spot they’ve wanted with a score of 77.

The lowest ranked of the 42 clubs, across all four divisions, are Forfar and St. Johnstone both receiving a score of 46, nearly half that of the leaders.

Benkovic and Simunovic struggle in hilarious challenge.

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Filip Benkovic and Jozo Simunovic arguably had to face their hardest challenge to date.

The Celtic centre-half pairing took on the hilarious Celtic TV challenge to pronounce and explain the meaning of famous Glasgow phrases like “taps aff”, “bolt ya rocket” and “buzzin”.

The pair struggled with the meaning of “bolt ya rocket” with Simunovic suggesting it could have something to do with buying a rocket for a friend.

Meanwhile “Gonny geeza swatch” was translated to “I’m going to buy you a watch!”.

Committed defender Simunovic, who has been in Glasgow since 2015, surprisingly translated the longest of the phrases perfectly.

Have a watch:

https://twitter.com/CelticTV/status/1055085113707585536

Commper ready to leave over lack of game time.

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The German has only played 83 minutes of football since joining Celtic in January.

And isn’t even in the Europa League team to face off against his old team RB Leipzig, he is ‘mystified’ about not getting a chance to play.

Compper said: “I’m fit and I train very well.

“Even my team-mates do not understand why I do not play.

“In the summer I had a calf injury. I got an athletic trainer and a physio at my own expense and made myself fit.

“Now it is up to the coach Brendan Rodgers to finally give me the trust.

“I still have a contract until 2020, but of course I do not want to sit on the bench.

“In August, Celtic suggested to me about a change of club. But I do not want to move on so easily.

“I hope for my chance and want to play.”

Celtic showed a poor defensive display against RB Salzburg as they got beat 3-1.

Compper warned that the Bundesliga outfit will pose an even greater threat and Celtic simply won’t be able to cope.

Speaking to German newspaper Bild-Zeitung, he said: “Some think Salzburg will be stronger than Leipzig, but I do not believe that.

“I hope we take something from the game but it will be very difficult for us.

“We do not defend well, the gaps are not right. If we play against Leipzig like the last time we played in the Europa League, then we’ll lose.

“We won against Hibernian in the last league game. For the league, our individual quality suffices.

“But it will be difficult in Europe. Leigh Griffiths is injured, so we have only one striker in Odsonne Edouard.

“He is a talent but he needs stability.”

Celtic star McGregor regularly watches different teams in order to understand Rodgers’ tactics.

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Every day is a literally a school day for Callum McGregor.

He doesn’t only listen to what the gaffer is saying and telling him to do but will also take on board the advice he gives the other players – so he can understand Rodgers’ tactics.

He said: “There was a lot of chopping and changing throughout and for me, that’s a good thing.

“The more positions you play and the more angles you see the game from, the better your knowledge of tactics. I’ve had a few conversations with the gaffer in terms of the tactics side.

“I’m always learning, but I think he’s happy with my progress.

“When you learn from the likes of the gaffer and Broony, you’re learning from the best.

“Ideally, I like playing as a No8, because it lets you come short and be involved in the build-up, but you can get into the box and go for goals as well.

“But I’m always interested in knowing about other roles.

“Games can be so complex at times, with different systems as they go along.

“This has been especially the case under this manager.

“He has worked at a real high level and his tactics are a different class, so if you don’t try and listen and learn, it’s a wasted opportunity.

“I’ve always had that inkling to try and learn as much as I can.

“At home, I watch any game that’s on — Champions League games, big internationals.

“I watched France v Germany during the week, a great chance to learn off the best players, see what they do, see what the systems are.

“When the gaffer speaks to us about a certain system, I try to watch for it in a game, because once you see it being implemented you understand better what he’s telling you and it’s easier to make it work in our own games. He always wants us to be flexible and you see that here.

“Hibs changed it, we changed it, they change it again, so do we and we go on and win the game because of the shape of the team. I really enjoy that side of it.”

 

CELTIC SQUAD SELECTOR – WHO WILL YOU PICK?

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With Brown injured who will you pick ahead of the Leipzig clash?

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Celtic Squad Selector

Brown set to miss RB Leipzig clash.

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The Celtic captain is set to get a scan after he lasted only 20 minutes on his return after suffering a hamstring injury.

It’s very likely the Celtic star will be sitting out of Thursdays Europa League clash against RB Leipzig in Germany,

He also missed out on the 3-1 defeat to Salzburg earlier this month but hopes to be fit for the Betfred Cup semi-final against Hearts.

Speaking after the win against Hibs at Parkhead Rodger’s wasn’t full of hope of Brown making the clash against the Bundesliga outfit.

Rodgers said: “We won’t know for a couple of days, but he looked like he was struggling.

“Callum was brilliant though, absolutely tactically brilliant.

“There’s only one problem when you move Callum McGregor, you want Callum McGregor to be in the other position.

“He’s played three positions against Hibs, but he has the brain of a top-level performer.

“Tactically, he’s such a special player to work with and he’s got this unique quality for up here in Scotland.

“He keeps the ball, which at the top level you have to be able to do. He keeps the speed of the game going for us.”

Gabby Agbonlahor rules out move to Scotland… unless it’s to Celtic.

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The ex-England international has refused offers from clubs in England and Scotland as he looks to sign for a new club after leaving Aston Villa in the summer.

Agbonlahor hasn’t been short of offers turning down offers from the English Championship and the Scottish Premiership.

However, he insists he won’t go north unless it’s to either Celtic or Rangers.

He said: “It’s been a difficult decision. Having been at Villa all my career, I did not want to play for another Championship club

“I appreciate the offers, it just didn’t feel right.

“As for the SPL, unless it’s one of the big couple of clubs, to be honest, that doesn’t excite me.

“I don’t need to chase a deal and will only sign for a club that genuinely excites me.

“I have no interest playing below Championship level so abroad realistically is the likely destination if I decide to make that decision.

“I don’t want to retire yet. I admit I have made some mistakes, I do have some regrets but that’s life, who hasn’t made mistakes?

“Hopefully I will be remembered by the [Aston Villa] fans for the good times.”

The ex-Aston Villa player offered to play for them for free, had issued a come and get me plea to Celtic, after scoring in a charity match at Celtic Park.

The free agent said: “I’ve always thought what a great stadium this is and that it produces a magnificent atmosphere, especially during Old Firm games.

“When the Celtic fans start singing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ it has always given me goosebumps just watching it on TV — so it would be something else to actually play in it.

“I think every player if they had the chance to play for Celtic, would take it.

“Can you imagine playing in front of 60,000 people inside this place? I told one of the lads I’d get sent off in the first minute due to the Adrenalin and sheer excitement!

“From growing up watching Old Firm games I would have followed Celtic — I was at Aston Villa with Stiliyan Petrov, Martin O’Neill and Chris Sutton and they’re all massive Celtic supporters.

“It’s a massive club and even just to come here and play in a charity match is an honour.

“I’ll try and speak to Brendan Rodgers and we’ll see what happens!”

Deila dreams of Celtic Park return for 10-in-a-row.

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Ronny Delia wishes to return and celebrate when the inevitable 10-in-a-row comes along.

The previous Hoops boss led the side to two leagues before leaving Parkhead in 2016.

The Norwegian, who now manages Valerenga, speaking to A Celtic State of Mind, said: “I think so. I really hope so, you understand after being so dominant for so many years, Rangers have started to have a better platform to get better and the other clubs will chase you all the time and then you need to have a very good discipline and culture that is about improvement all the time.

“Brendan is the best manager that Celtic can have so I think if he stays until ten then I will really want to come and celebrate ten-in-a-row.”

Deila was full of praise for Tierney and revealed why he switched his position to left back during his term at Celtic.

He added: “In the beginning, he had troubles with his calves, he was always getting cramps. He was a winger in the beginning so I was very clear that for me he was a full back.

“He has to play there because he is so good defensively and so hard to play against but the most important was that he gets his body right and play every week at fullback and then he took steps very quickly.

“He’s one of those players you see is going to reach very far because of his hunger, it was unbelievable.

“On the first day of training with the first team the wingers didn’t want to play against him it was that tough.

“He’s a full back that is very good defensively and has the offensive side as well, that’s why he is much better that a lot of other full backs because he can defend and attack at the same time.

“I’m very happy to see a player like him because he puts so much effort into being the best he can and he’ll get it as well.”

Celtic handed Europa League boost with Leipzig star ruled out of Thursday’s clash.

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Rodgers and his men have been handed a massive boost as Emil Forsberg will miss out on the showdown at the Red Bull Arena.

He is excepted to be out for roughly three weeks, and has missed today’s match against Augsburg with a groin injury.

Leipzig Gaffer, Ralph Rangnick, said: “Emil will be missing for a few games and that’s a disappointment.

“It’s not a muscle tear, just a strain, but as a precaution he won’t play against Celtic and Schalke after that.

“Forsberg provided more assists than any other player in the Bundesliga last term and it’s one less problem the Hoops will have to deal with.”