Monthly Archives: October 2011

Celtic 0 – 0 Hibernian – Clinging on to hope

So unsatisfied with the showings of most of his team of late, Neil Lennon has taken the rare step of threatening to publicly name and shame his guiltiest underperformers. It’s an empty threat: there’s not a person associated with the … Continue reading

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Hibernian 1 – 4 Celtic: Another poor first-half precedes comeback

Celtic had to come back from 1-0 down after a dreadful first half at Easter Road, in the Scottish League Cup Quarter-final against Hibs. The alarm bells were ringing when Neil Lennon’s side looked at sixes and sevens during the … Continue reading

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Celtic 2 – 1 Aberdeen: Celtic their own worst enemy

Celtic made hard work of beating a stubborn Aberdeen, meekly allowing the Dons to come back into the game before Charlie Mulgrew’s 72nd minute winner. Neil Lennon had spoke at length before the match about his sides poor record returning … Continue reading

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Rennes 1 – 1 Celtic: Silly blunder sullies solid performance

Celtic put in an improved away European performance at Stade Rennais, only for the night to be sullied by yet another defensive blunder. This time Cha Du Ri and Frazer Forster conspired to concede a comical goal, but Neil Lennon … Continue reading

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Rennes Vs Celtic – Tactical preview

Under-fire Celtic manager Neil Lennon leads his side to the North-West of France on Thursday, to take on Stade Rennais in the Europa League. While Sion refuse to give up their battle with UEFA for reinstatement, the Swiss are the … Continue reading

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Kilmarnock 3 – 3 Celtic: Stokes hauls sorry Celtic from the brink

John Reid stuttered a little on Friday at Celtic’s Annual General Meeting. A kind of suppressed surprise – the Celtic shareholders in attendance weren’t the kind of placid and ruly crowd that the Chairman has been used to in his colourful career. … Continue reading

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Georgios Samaras scores for Greece: What went right?

Greece leapfrogged Croatia in Group F of the Euro 2012 qualifiers, after last nights tumultuous 2-0 win. The match began in unsettling circumstances with a section of the home support instigating a confrontation with the travelling fans. English referee Howard … Continue reading

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Neil Lennon: Reasons for optimism

“This is the beginning, not the end” was the defiant declaration by Neil Lennon after a 4-0 thumping of Motherwell in the final game of last season. The impressive, normally title-winning points haul of 92 points, wasn’t enough to pip … Continue reading

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Hearts 2 – 0 Celtic: Poor changes fail to remedy poor performance

Celtic couldn’t reduce the 10 point advantage enjoyed by Rangers after a disappointing performance in Edinburgh against Hearts. Though a single game in hand waits, the gap only days into October is too big for comfort. Celtic lineup Going into … Continue reading

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Europe is all and nothing for Neil Lennon

As Neil Lennon trudged off, head bowed from the St. Jakob-Park back on the 28th of August 2002, little did he know that the disappointing 2-0 defeat to FC Basel would turn out to be one of the most pivotal defeats … Continue reading

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