Monthly Archives: August 2011

Player Profile: Shaun Maloney – Forever chasing glory

After the turn of the Millenium the Martin O’Neill juggernaught was picking up momentum and the experienced, powerful side looked like it could steamroll anybody. Apart from the obvious joy of watching Henrik Larsson, Chris Sutton and (later) John Hartson … Continue reading

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St Mirren 0 – 2 Celtic: Hooper double flatters Celtic

The first question on everybody’s lips following Celtic’s lacklustre exit (as it stands) from the Europa League, is who will keep a place after such a universally poor showing? Celtic Lineup The answer, is that only Joe Ledley and Georgios … Continue reading

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Sion 3 – 1 Celtic: 10 man Celtic slump out of Europe

At such a disappointing time I’d like to take the opportunity to underline something that nobody in Scottish media will be right now: If you’re reduced to 10 men in the first minute, and put a goal down as a … Continue reading

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Celtic 0 – 1 St Johnstone: Celtic out-of-sorts as Saints sneak goal

Is Neil Lennon’s preferred lop-sided 4-4-2 losing it’s charm? Much of it’s roaring success last season relied on the outstanding form of Kris Commons, and indeed it’s very shape maximises Commons’ effect. He signed from Derby County at the end … Continue reading

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Celtic 5 – 1 Dundee Utd: Midfield powers to victory against Arabs

Celtic made it 3 SPL wins out of 3 after thumping Dundee Utd in their first home game of the 2011/12 season. Motherwell are top of the table having played one game more albeit only being 1 point ahead. The … Continue reading

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Aberdeen 0 – 1 Celtic: Lennon forced to reject tactical tinker

In the forthcoming edition of 67Fanzine I ask the question: does Neil Lennon have an alternate formation? Before the magazine has gone to print, the manager has already answered the question. In the fairly dominant 1-0 victory over Aberdeen at … Continue reading

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