Monthly Archives: September 2011

Celtic 1 – 1 Udinese: Result reflects performance but questions still remain

Celtic grabbed a draw from the jaws of victory against Udinese in the Europa League last night, after leading the game for all of 80+ minutes. Gary Hooper’s clumsy chest-barge was enough to topple Neuton in the box, and Almen … Continue reading

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Celtic Vs Udinese – Tactical Scout Report

Udinese travel to Glasgow to face Celtic on Thursday with only one recognised striker in the squad. Club legend Di Natale was left behind in Udine, along with cup-tied €7m summer signing Gabriel Torje, and influential defender Mauricio Domizzi.  This paves … Continue reading

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Celtic 2 – 0 Inverness: Slow coaches driven on by Ledley

Celtic cut the 7 point advantage that Rangers had acquired down to 4, with a hard fought win over Inverness CT. It was an important step towards recovery with last Sunday’s defeat still rankling, along with the upcoming Europa League … Continue reading

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Ross County 0 – 2 Celtic: Celtic shrug off difficult first half

Neil Lennon demanded a positive response to Sunday’s poor effort at Ibrox before watching his eliminate Ross County from the Scottish League Cup. But the tenacious hosts along with the demanding weather made it a difficult ask, at least in … Continue reading

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Rangers 4 – 2 Celtic: Lennon’s gamble exposed by consistent opposition

Celtic lost at Ibrox for the first time since Tony Mowbray’s reign, with Neil Lennon’s tactical tinkering trumped by Ally McCoist’s more predictable approach. The reaction to Charlie Mulgrew’s deserved red-card put an end to hopes of clawing back into … Continue reading

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Rangers Vs Celtic – Match Preview

Celtic travel to Ibrox  to face Rangers in the first Old Firm fixture of the season. As is customary in the buildup to these occasions, the red-tops are busy stirring up as much off-field drama as possible (with this despicable … Continue reading

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Atletico Madrid 2 – 0 Celtic: Gulf underlined in Spanish class

Neil Lennon opted for what is increasingly becoming regarded as the ‘Plan B’, as Atletico Madrid outclassed Celtic in the Europa League last night. Celtic Selection With Anthony Stokes and Scott Brown added to the injury list already featuring Emilio … Continue reading

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Atletico Madrid Vs Celtic – Preview & Scout Report

Edit – it appears that Sion have lost their appeal, so fears of the relevance of this article have been allayed! Celtic’s unexpected return to Europa League football sees them clamber into an extremely testing group, at the expense of … Continue reading

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Celtic 4 – 0 Motherwell: Perfect performance and preparation for Europa

Celtic geared up for two massive away fixtures by comfortably thrashing Stuart McCall’s poor Motherwell side. Celtic Lineup Neil Lennon’s quandary hadn’t changed: his favoured lop-sided 4-4-2 formation is designed with Kris Commons as the attacking focal point, only after a number … Continue reading

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