Monthly Archives: July 2011

Airtricity XI 0 – 5 Celtic: Celtic matched in lazy amble, until sloppy end for Airtricity

In Celtic’s final game of the 2011 Dublin Cup, Neil Lennon took the opportunity to field some fringe players making for an experimental looking formation. The Lineups Damien Richardson made wholesale changes to the side that was beaten easily by Manchester City … Continue reading

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Pre-season Friendly – Cardiff 0 – 1 Celtic: Little revealed in tame friendly

Celtic travelled to Cardiff for their final friendly prior to the SPL kick-off this coming weekend. With the Scottish season starting 2 weeks earlier than the English second tier, the hosts were understandably rusty; using the occasion perhaps as a fitness and … Continue reading

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Player Profile: Emilio Izaguirre – Ancient left-back problem solved

The ‘left-back’ problem – a brief history It’s difficult to pin-point exactly where the infamously familiar ‘left-back problem’ first reared it’s ugly head. The end of the 90’s saw the reasonable Stephane Mahe operate to some success, and before him … Continue reading

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Classic TicTacTic – Champions League 3rd Qualifying Round 2001: Ajax 1-3 Celtic

Context The 8th of August 2001 marked a very special day for modern Celtic. Having endured two decades of European exile, this was the call to arms that set the tone for the coming 5 years. A bold declaration to … Continue reading

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