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David Marshall celebrates after his heroic performance against Barcelona on this day in 2004

*WAKES UP FROM SLUMBER* Ah, are Celtic back yet? Another eight days!? Anyway, here's the news *GOES BACK TO SLEEP*

  • Of course, the big story from yesterday is that the very in-demand Moussa Dembele has allegedly turned down the chance to join Chelsea this summer. At the time of writing, there have been no comments from either Chelsea or Celtic on this story so we'll just need to wait and see what happens...but unfortunately I would imagine that Dembele will be sold in the summer. At least we'll get a ludicrously large transfer fee.
  • Scott Brown has, despite all logic, backed Gordon Strachan to remain as Scotland manager for the foreseeable future. Does this mean that Brown will continue on to play for Scotland for another couple of years? Quite probably.
  • Kieran Tierney has talked about how Scotland can flourish with a core of Celtic players. Very laudable stuff, but what about the inevitable injury one of them will get on Sunday night?
  • ON THIS DAY: In 2004, Celtic drew 0-0 with Barcelona to progress into the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup. The star of this game of course was 19 year old Celtic goalkeeper David Marshall, who in for the suspended Rab Douglas thwarted a Barca team containing the likes of Ronaldinho, Luis Enrique and Xavi with a series of stunning saves. Undeniably one of the glory nights for Celtic in Europe. You can watch the entire game below.