Monthly Archives: January 2011

Aberdeen 1 – 4 Celtic: Dons half-hour collapse settles tie

It was a highly anticipated Co-operative Insurance Cup semi-final with Craig Brown’s resurgent Aberdeen taking on Celtic in Glasgow for the second time in 7 days. But the resilient and quietly threatening Dons from last week were nowhere to be seen … Continue reading

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Celtic 4 – 0 Hearts: Reality check for hammered Hearts

Celtic coasted to victory against high-flying Hearts with a scoreline that underlines just how difficult a prolonged title challenge really is. Having defeated Champions Rangers at Tynecastle at the weekend, the buoyant Edinburgh side hoped for a similar smash and grab against … Continue reading

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Celtic 1 – 0 Aberdeen: Creaky comfort as Celtic take 3 points

Celtic couldn’t quite kill off a rejuvenated Aberdeen side, inspired by veteran new manager Craig Brown in Saturday’s SPL encounter. With the hosts mainly comfortable and leading by a sole goal for much of the match, the threat of an equaliser loomed ominously over … Continue reading

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Player Profile: Where does Scott Brown fit in?

Scott Brown arrived at Celtic in 2007 at the age of 21, another in the long line of Hibernian hot prospects plucked by a Glasgow giant. With rivals Rangers vying for his signature, he eventually chose Gordon Strachan’s Celtic and … Continue reading

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Hamilton 1-1 Celtic: Celtic aggravated by organised Accies and awful officiating

In a match that will be remembered mainly for yet more crucial decisions going against Celtic, Hamilton’s efforts should not be underestimated. Neil Lennon’s injury ravaged side were quite easily stifled by Hamilton, who led right up until the 90th … Continue reading

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Berwick Rangers 0 – 2 Celtic: No shock from Borderers

Hard-working and stubborn Berwick eventually succumbed to Celtic’s superior quality. After an early goal from Daniel Majstorovic there was little hope of a repeat of Berwick’s  1967 giant-slaying of Glasgow Rangers and Scott Brown killed off the cold and prickly … Continue reading

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Rangers 0-2 Celtic: Smith Out-Smithed

With Celtic recently losing the initiative in the SPL title race, the most undermining criticism of Neil Lennon’s reign as Celtic manager has been: he doesn’t win the big games. But head to head against Walter Smith’s Rangers, the record … Continue reading

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