Celtic Diary Sunday February 2: Turning The Screw

As the second half of the season takes shape, there comes the first opportunity to strike a blow at the dark hearts of the opposition.

Aberdeen’s players responded to the abuse their manager received from their support by putting in a dogged performance at Ibrox yesterday, frustrating “rangers ” who had star men Alfredo Morelos and Andrew Dallas available, but they both turned in below par performances and the dons earned a point.

That means that Celtic, now four clear with 23 games played can up their game today at Hamilton to put a bit of daylight between the two glasgow clubs…and daylight, of course, is the natural enemy of those who adore Ibrox.

They would still have a game in hand, but having now dropped five points in two games, confidence will be seeping from their pores, and now is the time to set down a marker.

Of course, all of that depends on which Celtic turns up in Lanarkshire today.

Do we get the free flowing football of the first half against St Johnstone, or the confused clowing around  of the second ?

The better and more emphatic the performance and result, the deeper the dagger of despair goes into our city neighbours. It’s that simple.

Steven Gerrard, the current Ibrox manager , sounded defiant, but you could tell he was feeling the strain…

“We’re missing a spark right now in the final third.

“Not just today, but in the four games since we came back in January.

“It’s vital that we find that quickly because as it stands we’re four points off, two draws away from Celtic. We need to try and get back to the level we were at before the break.

“That’s key, that’s the most important thing.” 

The fans are revolting…

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Which leads to all sorts of stories…

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To be fair, if he has lost the dressing room, he could try looking under the bus for it, as thats where he usually chucks his players.

That spark in the final third, the lively and entertaining alfredo morelos may well be distracted these days.

The police have been looking into the incident where his car was allegedly tampered with, which the media turned into yet another example of how the poor soul has been on the end of racial, sectarian and all kinds of other abuse…

 

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The Fat controller in overdrive there, and then, mysteriously, it all stopped….

 

Well, not that much of a mystery as it seems that there may be more to the strikers behaviour than meets the eye, and one can only hope it all ends happily.

 

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One should never take any pleasure  from another’s personal circumstances, but there seems to be an element about morelos that makes it impossible to like him, and also, it seems, impossible to sell him…

 

Gerrard continued…

“We need to keep going because there will be more twists and turns in the title race.

“So we keep going, we keep pushing.

“But I need the players to find that spark again. They’re capable of it.

“Can we afford any more slip ups? If you look at Celtic’s form, probably not.

“But I’ve been around the game long enough to know there will be more twists and turns – and remember, there are still six points to play for in Old Firm games.” 

 

Seems to me he’s trying to convince himself that it isn’t all over until the fat lady sings, and to an extent he’s right.

Although eye witnesses claim she is already approaching the stage, and will burst into voice at around 2.30 today.

 

Is there a chance that we may be counting our chickens before they have hatched ?

 

Of course there is, but the implosion at Ibrox can only be rendered insignifcant if similar events happen at Celtic, and with the exception of a fear that we can expect an injury crisis t some point that leaves our seriously undermanned central defence vulnerable, there is enough middle to front to at least score goals, even if we can;t be one hundred per cent sure of stopping them going in at our end.

 

There was talk yesterday that with Victor Wanyama about to be mutually terminated from Tottenham he would be available as a free agent to return to Glasgow, a move which would delight Neil Lennon and quite a few fans, but as the contract would be terminated outwith the window, I’m not entirely certain that such a move could be sanctioned, although there might be a way.

Wanyama can play centre back as well as midifield, and maybe that was the plan all along, and that obssession with the former Celt may well have distracted us from actually bringing in a real centre half, which as far as i can see , may yet be costly in the second half of the season.

Maybe not in the league, but in the Cup, or in Europe, where the prospect of a defence of Bauer, Biton Ajer and Hayes gives me a fear not heard of since an optimistic Brendan Rodgers tried to play Barcelona and PSG at their own game…

 

Elsewhere on the site is Yokerbhoy’s match preview, and a central part of it is the plastic pitch at New Douglas Park.

Celtic haven’t adapted to these artifical playing surfaces as well as perhaps we should hope, and considering the players train on them all the time, thats a bit of a worry.

Today might not be the time for a blood and thunder approach, which could lead to more injuries, and with planning permission for a bigger treatment room still in the early stages, the hoops cannot afford any more problems, so they need to take it easy.

Hamilton are the perennial strugglers, but it’s never easy to get a result down there, and so a start like the one in Perth would be much appreciated.

Someone who needs to be on form for that to happen is forward James Forrest, who has come in for a bit of stick from supporters , presumably because it’s his turn. His manager agrees that this is out of order..

“I’m sorry but it’s really unfair on a player who’s been unbelievably good for this club for such a long time. 

“People have short memories. James is entitled to a bad couple of days now and again but I don’t think he gets cut the same slack sometimes as others do. 

“Look at his record in games against Rangers – it’s pretty good, the amount of wins, the number of goals and assists he’s had.

“James is a big-game player and, alright, he didn’t have one of his better games in the 2-1 defeat by Rangers after Christmas but we make too big an issue of it at times, we really do.

“I always think home-grown players get criticised a little bit harder for some reason.

“Maybe it has something to do with the fact he’s such a quiet kid.

“There’s been no controversy surrounding him, no social media – he just comes in, does his training, plays his football and goes home again.

“He’s a manager’s dream. 

And I thought he was great against Saints on Wednesday. He was dynamic, his work rate was great, he scored a great goal and his assist for the first goal was magic.

“And I thought he played with real freedom – that’s the James Forrest I love.

“He’s such an important player for us. That’s 15 goals he’s got for the season, which is a great return, and I want him to get at least to 20 between now and the end of the season.

“He’s been outstanding.

“If he doesn’t play as well as that, people moan, but he sets such a high standard.

“And when he doesn’t hit that high standard? He’s played a lot of games, remember, and that has to take a toll.” 

It’s also worth mentioning that playing against some of the smaller clubs so many times over so many years will have an effect on a players attitude, it’s impossible to motivate yourself for some of the games against some of the cloggers on some of the pitches that Forrest and Celtic have had to endure, and the fact that he’s still here after all these years must say something about his afection for the club and the support, but he doesn;t seem to get the credit for that he deserves.

Lennon continued…

“I did enquire about James when I was at Bolton – but I had no chance. The club weren’t interested in letting him go. And he’s been here 10-11 years as well and hasn’t left.

“Can he be that one-club man for his whole career? I don’t know – but I do know I’m not going to sell him.

“I have no intention of letting him go – that would be James’ decision.

“I just think he’s a magnificent footballer and a magnificent kid. I’ve a great relationship with him and long may it continue.” 

 

Forrest could well become the most decorated Celtic player of all time, he should also become only the third player to notch up one hundred goals and one hundred assists after Henrik Larsson and Jimmy Johnstone, which is good company to be in.

His contribution also includes several important match winning goals at the highest level, and perhaps Lennon is right when he hints that we kind of take him for granted…

 

Wingers always seem to get the most abuse, but it simply isn’t possible to beat five men and dance inside for a spectacular goal every week, so perhaps it might be an idea to cheer instead of jeer every once in awhile…

 

As for today, if the real Celtic turn up, it could be another seven goal thriller…

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Neil Lennon may be an old school manager, and perhaps there are times when we feel that we could have done better. However, there was an indication that controversy courted whilst he was in charge of hibernian, controversy that ultimately cost him his job there, may well have not been quite so controversial, and more straightforward.

As some Hibernian fans explain…

 

@Freddiewhite23
Dear Neil Lennon, we apologise for what led to you leaving Hibs. We now know what a prick Kamberi is. If you want to join us in punching fuck out him at Murry Park we’ll see you there in 15. All Hibs Fans. #FuckKamberi 
@Dawny1875
Replying to

I can deal with him leaving cause lets face it, he’s a huffy wee laddie who throws hissy fits, but what a kick in the teeth with that comment, especially when the club stood by him over Lenny. 
The comment referred to was by Florian Kamberi, who recently joined “rangers 2 on loan, and did the usual “I’ve always dreamed of playing for “rangers ” ” nonsense.
He’s only on loan , mind…
@Ddddddd31272
Replying to

Brexit and floxit in one day, the little rat forgets something, we are still his parent club, let the rat see out his contract with us in the reserves when back ruin him

 

Maybe we all ought to let the manager just get on with it…. the Kamberi incident illuminates that we don’t see or hear everything that goes on behind closed doors…and that players can have a very selective turn of phrase when they move on…

 

I mention this because we have had a more depressing than not trnasfer window, where the manager went from this…

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to his later statement about being happy with what he has.

 

Perhaps he is, and he is entitled to change his mind.

 

The time for moaning has stopped now, and we are where we are.

The players we have are the one’s who will be used to try to secure tow more..and maybe even three…trophies.

On the first weekend of February, the facts are there is one trophy in the bag, one place secured in knockout European football and a clear lead at the top of the table at home.

We’d all have taken that at the start of the season if it was offered.

Sure, some of us feel a little bit uncomfortable about something we can’t quite figure out, but thing’s aren’t that bad really, are they ?

 

On Friday , we had this…

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The Bahia Emerald

Sevco Wags point out to Seethin’ Gerrard that, unlike their husbands, they have plenty of bottle. 

 

 

Today.. a picture taken from a story in the Sun, about a Celtic player getting a parking ticket. I know, with all thats going on in the game at the highest levels, this apparently passes for news…

 Celtic star Olivier Ntcham was hit with a £60 parking fine

 

 

 

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Paddybhoy67
1 year ago

“How eez eet, you get nuevo car, an me gets, Tav’s ol banger? Eez no fair!” Alfreedo

Paddy Mo
1 year ago

” How much you want for car, hombre? Is no fitted with tracker, eh? Asking for amigo. Alfredo”

Salad queen
1 year ago

French olly receives his ticket to STARdom.,

Cartvale88
1 year ago

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Pardon monsieur, I do not own a Lamborgini.

The hatred in the media, denying the truth that the knuckle draggers are the true blight of Scotia.
Any story, the Rankers bus,
De Marcus Beasley laid at the door of Celtic fans.
At no time do the board make any attempt to defend the support.
Stevi G will soon be getting his jotters, following in the footsteps of Magic Hat and Pedro

IRISHGUY
1 year ago

So there I was taking a photo of this really cool car when I dropped my camera. I hadn’t planned on going for a run but that Colombian nutjob came at me out of nowhere!

portpower
1 year ago

Caption:
Straight Outta Greggs.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  portpower

Port,
You trolling me? 🙂

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

🙂

Puggy67
1 year ago

Caption: Mr Tumble brings out a drill album.

Mike
1 year ago

It must be the first time ever that I hoped it would rain and so it is. Anything that helps the team and to take the fire from that plastic monstrosity of a pitch.
VAR- your having a laugh, when there are three grounds in Scotland that are laid with a plastic carpet, three grounds that professional players has a greater chance of being injured. SPFL. Led by donkey Doncaster, SFA. led by Max-Wall, a comedian, that isn’t funny.
Great Diary again by our two cheeky chappies. Keep up your great work behind the scene giving Auldheid the support he deserves, David Low at the Celtic Trust, perhaps another cog in the wheel, in trying to get to the truth, the truth that our support deserves. COYBIG.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Mike,
You are talking a lot of sense these days my friend…..has Stratheden a new catering company? 😉

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

The pehs are mince, mince pehs.
Werthers have brought out a new flavour, suck one and get one free, all courtesy of the Stratheden catering pipe band. 😉

tony carlin
1 year ago

Programme to train retired SFA referees as traffic wardens revealed as the only ticket issued in Glasgow that day is revealed

1 year ago

Ollie off for the £3 meal special at the legendary Star Bar.

1 year ago

Nice to laugh at the huns yesterday as always but let’s not get carried away. It’s what we do that’s important from now on. We let go a 6 pointer when we lost to them it’s now time to show our true colours.
Glasgow is green and white.
This is our City these are our colours this is our title.
COYBiG 4_0 the bhoys. HH from London.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Jimmybee,
Yes it was nice to see the filth drop points yesterday, let us just get the points in the bag today, then we can let the wine floweth & bread breaketh!

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Hope you’re well mate. Thanks for having my back. 4-1 close enough. Champions again. Can’t see any other implosions that would warrant anything else. Mother wall a potential banana skin

Puggy67
1 year ago

Caption: Morelos’ charity work takes a new turn as his full wardrobe is ‘donated’ by his wife.

Bognorbhoy
1 year ago

Caption
Peter lawwell trying to get a return ,after transfer deal fell through ?

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Bognorbhoy

Caption: ” Yo Dre i got summin ta say….FUCK THE POLICE “

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Bognorbhoy

Watched the Billy McNeill funeral service last night & then the Tommy Burns service afterwards.
I find it important to keep our legends memory very much alive.
Plenty tears flowed as i heard the Priests & greats of our club past, talk of these great men.
What these men stood for & how they conducted themselves is a lesson for all of us.
I’m so grateful to these great men who graced our shirt & our club, they are the template for any young aspiring Celt, the young players should be made to study these two men & understand what you can become, learn from Cesar & Tommy & you won’t go far wrong in life.
Thank you Mr McNeill & Mr Burns, your memory & your passion for Celtic are carried in my heart.

Thanks for all you gave us!

Hail Hail!

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Here Here! and lets pay homage to the greatest football manager that ever lived,
The Immortal Jock Stein, the man who delivered all our dreams.

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Jock a hard but decent man a teetotaller
Who had the clarity to put together a football team that would take the world on. Glasgow boys winning the worlds greatest trophy. He brought light to miserable impoverished days. A miner who had vision.

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Absolutely Monti let’s not forget our free ireland cause. We will see it in our lifetimes.

Puggy67
1 year ago

Caption: Si vous étiez resté à l’école, vous auriez un bon travail.

Mike
1 year ago

Never before has a player been aptly named as Morelos.
A Fatuous Ugly Dick. FUD.

Rob O'Keeffe
1 year ago

I wonder what could possibly attract burdz to webuyanycar.com Morelos? Looks,nah,lovely gentle nature?nah….must be something ….mind you,if he is splitting their dressing room,that sounds excellent.Gerraarrrd will begin to find out that he’s just another dirty fe.ian bassa.More good news,Salary hasn’t turned up on BT,probably checking under his car…..certainly not his son’s….c’mon Celtic,three before half time then take it nice and easy.KTF.

Rob O'Keeffe
1 year ago

Good luck today Stephen Welsh,brilliant moment

Mike
1 year ago

Look efter yer car mister, only a fiver mister?
guffaw guffaw guffaw, snigger snigger.
A lamb bore gini.

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Sales in hand held mirrors on a stick have soared throughout Europe as fitba players inspect under their cars for any kind of tracking devices. “Better safe than sorry” is the new sales slogan, protect your income from divorce. Cheats on the park and off it!

Uralius
1 year ago

Caption: Broony called in my illegal parking. He said it’s because I’m dressed too warm.

1 year ago

Any streams for the match

Uralius
1 year ago
Reply to  Weered

Celtic TV is the only legal stream I know of. I’d rather be in the first row or front row, but I’m in Lisbon.

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Weered

Try he’s goal on your computer Weered, its on that, a bit fluttery but.. punch in He’s goal Celtic.

1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Mike. I got it live on YouTube cheers mo chara

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Or you could subscribe to BT ya pair of tight fks.

1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti..Would you pay into BT if you didn’t really need to?

1 year ago
Reply to  Weered

Monti.. I hate having to pay into anything british. That might be defined as economic terrorism…

Uralius
1 year ago

Welsh,Julien,Ayer,Taylor
Forrest,Ntcham,Broony,Wee Mac
Griff, Edouard

So far it looks like a standard 442 right now.

Uralius
1 year ago

Oh look CS the Scott Brown at CB training exercise in Perth is um….. Paying off!

highseastim
1 year ago
Reply to  Uralius

great result after a poor performance and an awful pitch, never play well on these pitches, thankfully finished with there this season, unless we draw them in the next round of the cup after they knock out Sevco!!

1 year ago

Fab result… Good game well pleased I found a stream 🙂

highseastim
1 year ago
Reply to  Weered

He’s goal is usually pretty good for away games!!

TicToc
1 year ago

Make no mistake, that was a BIG 3 points today and when we raise the League flag for 9-in-a-row we’ll reflect on how important that was today. Good subs by Neil Lennon but a poor performance until big Jullien’s goal. FC not PLC.
HH

rebus67
1 year ago

A final result that flatters Celtic. Until Christie came on we had little creativity to break down the resolute Ham defence. In the end, I almost felt sorry for Hamilton. They gave everything to keep Celtic out but two things conspired against them. Firstly, the arrival of Christie and Hayes boosted the Celtic attack. Secondly, they started to run out of puff.

Nobody played badly in the team but somehow we never clicked until the arrival of Christie.

Griff has changed his game, either by design or through a loss of confidence. He dummies the ball a lot and also tries to act as provider more often. We need to spell him on corner duties..some of his efforts do not pass the first man.

The two best consequences of today were a) we did not pick up any injuries, and b) we accrued three points.

PS the manager seemed particularly animated today as we finally went ahead!

BroxburnBhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  rebus67

We can always find the worst in every game can’t we? We win 4-1 and it’s flattering, we have an astonishingly good half of football in Perth and we worry about the second half ( already 3-0 up. We came through a test of Champions today and passed. Cloggers on a plastic pitch and a poor referee. We win 4-1. Seven points clear and nine goals to the good. Roll on roll on

Rebus67
1 year ago
Reply to  BroxburnBhoy

Brox,

Am I wrong in saying Christie changed the game? Am I wrong in not being impressed with our performance up to the second goal against ten men? Am I wrong in not being impressed with our second half in Perth.

For the record, I want Celtic to win and I would prefer them to win the Celtic way. Being critical does not mean I do not appreciate the efforts of the team.
Sometimes Ham’s attack exposed some weaknesses in the Celtic defence. Often the Ham defence exposed our lack of creativity. What is wrong with flagging that?
But may be I should throw in some more positives directly rather than assuming that people would notice I was complimenting Christie and Hayes. I did say nobody played badly.

Let’s see your review of the game. Variety is the spice of life!

Rebus

tex
1 year ago
Reply to  Rebus67

Agree with everything you say Rebus think we would have really struggled if they did not have their man sent off.Their defence seemed to be coping with everthing up until the sending off.Personally I would have Rogic starting ever game.

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  Rebus67

Your forgetting rogic lovely pass for odsonnes second goal, agreed with everything about christie he drives the team

Uralius
1 year ago
Reply to  Rebus67

Rebus, don’t worry, you are the face of the debbie Downers and panty wetters today.

BJF
1 year ago
Reply to  BroxburnBhoy

Ralph you did well today, back on form.Agree with Brox, lots of positives, Eddy supreme ( apart from the sitter) Jamsie on a good run( agree with Lenny in him), Christie coming back, even Rogic showed more than his usual this season, what a player if he returns to form. Welsh had a great debut looks a real prospect. Griff might face
retrospective sanction after his left foot came down on the guy‘s arm although equally the guy could have been holding him. Good result on a rotten pitch and a stuffy team, even the ref was adequate apart from getting in our players way Hamilton might be on a good cup run.

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  BJF

Griff. I don’t think can face retrospective action because he was yellow carded.

henkesdreadlocks
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Depends if the referee saw what they are calling a stamp when it was more of a step, or he was booked for the afters with the Bond henchman Gogic.

Uralius
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Not true, if the stamp is not in the referee’s report he can receive retrospective action.

Uralius
1 year ago
Reply to  Uralius

Yeah, I believe that’s the most likely result. Sad though it is.

TicToc
1 year ago
Reply to  Uralius

FFS, the guy grabbed Leigh’s ankle and then pretended to be hurt. That incited Gogic to shove Griff and he retaliated. If anyone gets done retrospectively it’s the cunt who grabbed Leigh’s ankle and caused all of it; fucking handbags anyway!
FC not PLC
HH

rebus67
1 year ago
Reply to  BroxburnBhoy

Brox,

I have thought over your critique of my match summary. I think you are correct. It is not balanced enough. I shall try to do better in future.

But, I think I should not get off scot free. I am banning myself from posting for a week. The compliance officer may think that a longer term is more appropriate.

Have a good day,

Rebus

BJF
1 year ago
Reply to  rebus67

Rebus 72 hours ban is enough.

rebus67
1 year ago
Reply to  BJF

Thanks but I’ll do the week. Oops!

Rebus

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  rebus67

I think critique can be put on hold on Hamilton’s pitch nobody else has been barcelonaesque there. Always a war of attrition. Eduoard is a fucking talent and could probably excel on an ice rink

Uralius
1 year ago
Reply to  rebus67

Griff was great, he was involved in so much and nobody can accuse him of being greedy.

portpower
1 year ago

Well played Bhoys.

Good,strong game from Stephen Walsh and congratulations to Scott Brown on his 700th game.

This is how it feels.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  portpower

Welsh!
I blame the schools.

portpower
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

10/10.
Woop-woop! It’s the sound of da gramma police!

Yoker Bhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  portpower

Walsh was the ref. 😉

Puggy67
1 year ago

Best goal difference in Europe (and out).

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Puggy67

Out of Ralphs arse?

1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti… Thats cheeky…

Owen Mullions
1 year ago

Caption:
Thick Sevco fan tries to avenge Alfredo by smashing Ntcham’s windscreen with a sweetie wrapper.

matthew mckim
1 year ago

15 corners and not one an attempt at goal from one of our players?

Monti
1 year ago

Caption: “..and you will know that my name is the lord, when i lay my vengeance upon thee “

Mike
1 year ago

Saint Johnstone. Tick.
Hamilton. Tick.
Motherwell. away.
Clyde. away.
Hearts. home.
Aberdeen. away.
Kobenham. away.
Kilmarnock. home.
Kobenham. home.

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Mind the gap!

Man in Denial
1 year ago

Caption

Scene = a typical Glasgow street

The P.I. of Mrs Alfredo:

“Allo Ollie can you tell me where ze Glasgow hotspots are. I need to find Alfee. I av another red card for heem.

Ollie: A retrospective (his command of English is impressive) red card from the SFA ?

PI: No from heez wife

BJF
1 year ago
Reply to  Man in Denial

Cruel, but funny. Thought Gerard might be a good coach, shaping up well and then woof, gone! Meanwhile Lenny for all his imperfections holds his squad together through a difficult period and is probably playing a dozen cup finals, have to admire that man.

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  BJF

Can’t buy experience. Gerard is bluffing it and becoming an ok coach. They could do better with an experienced Scottish coach. Accusing players publicly about having no bottle means the end.

Puggy67
1 year ago

You have to feel sorry for Mrs Morelos, while her man’s out fillandering (allegedly) the wean is kicking, diving, raking it’s foot down her spinal column, stamping on her bladder and grabbing her by the fanny.

Iancelt67
1 year ago

Caption
Detective disguised as rapper finds Morelos wife may be surprised that Morelos has been spending his time away from her in toys r us

Iancelt67
1 year ago

I can imagine pique and Messi booting the ball out for a throw in high up the park. Maybe that’s a stretch

1 year ago

Our frailties are there to be seen especially first half.
Poor defending from set play is a major concern. The accies were the better side and we looked out of sorts. If we keep giving teams so much space even those from bottom half of the table we are going to get punished.
So yes it was pleasing to win on a tricky surface but we shouldn’t be gloating at this point of the season. One defeat turns it on its head so let’s wait till we are out of sight before the celebrations begin.
Helicopter Sunday is still a scar that doesn’t heal.

1 year ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Its only what I see Charlie.
If its negative it’s what the team is showing me a good team would destroy us playing like that I only want what’s best for Celtic. But we are getting exposed by weaker teams that is my main concern.
I thought we would win 4_0 so nothing half empty there.
But the team isn’t showing me the confidence that you are getting. Maybe I’m just getting crabbit living in London lol H H Bud keep the faith. 🙂

Uralius
1 year ago

It was a back 4 until Rogic came on.

Uralius
1 year ago
Reply to  Uralius

I agree with the ball it looked like that on occasion, but without it it seemed to become a flat bank of 4. I’ll watch it again as I’ve little to do in the evenings this week.

Uralius
1 year ago

For most of the first half we played a flat 442 with Taylor overlapping, but Welsh playin more defensive, why? Well it’s anyone’s guess. Then we introduced Christie 62nd minute, yes there was an added energy…. Still a 442 with Taylor overlapping, but Welsh playing more defensive. The main difference was that Ntcham had drifted wide helping James and Welsh, but Christie was everywhere and not protecting the right in the way Ntcham had done. Then we introduced Hayes, a wing-back for a full-back, but still a 442 (I couldn’t give a flying pluck the team sheet said). Finally Rogic came on for the impressive debutant Welsh, Broony moved to RCB, Wee Mac moved into CDM playing as a Regista, with Hayes and Forrest as Wing-backs and Rogic and Christie playing more advanced almost roaming Playmaker roles behing Griff and Edouard badda-bing, badda-boom, 3 goals in 18 minutes. Tactical change against a tired Hamilton and it was all over.

Uralius
1 year ago
Reply to  Uralius

As stated I’ll have another look.

You mad about ETims or just plain mad? Why not buy the t-shirt at http://etims.spreadshirt.co.uk/