Category Archives: Match Analysis

St Johnstone 2 – 1 Celtic: Saints’ hard-work is wake-up call for lazy Celtic

While Benfica had a weekend off to prepare for Wednesday’s crunch Champions League group opener, Celtic fell to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of St Johnstone in Perth. Kris Commons’ early opener appeared to set Celtic on their way, … Continue reading

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Celtic 2 – 2 Hibs: Not quite enough in reserves for depleted Celtic

Going into the match lacking 8 first-team starters while off the back of Wednesday’s tough Champions League qualifier against Helsingborg, it was always going to be an uphill struggle for Celtic. And with the exception of Kris Commons (still shaking … Continue reading

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Inverness CT 2 – 4 Celtic: Attack is best form of defence

It was a familiar scene for Celtic fans as another precocious young striker dashed beyond his marker to face the opposition¬†keeper one-on-one. Making his full debut against Inverness Caley Thistle, Tony Watt had only made fleeting substitute appearances for the … Continue reading

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Commons rise poses questions for Helsinki

It would be imprecise to write-off Celtic’s 1-0 win over Aberdeen, as some newspapers have, as a mere result of Jamie Langfield’s 79th minute howler. While the ‘keeper had pathetically failed to keep out Kris Common’s shot worked from a … Continue reading

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Celtic 3-0 Rangers: Lennon champions 3-5-2 in comfortable derby victory

As far as the ‘meaningless’ type of Glasgow derby goes, the latest had reasonable worth attached for both clubs. Rangers, defiant on the brink of liquidation, are clinging on to competitive¬†significance¬†in Scotland. Celtic meanwhile, still have a number of demons … Continue reading

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Motherwell 0 – 3 Celtic: Champions get experimental with 3-4-2-1

With all competitions decided, it was only natural for Neil Lennon to try out new ideas; new systems and players on the fringes. In Sunday’s 3-0 victory at Motherwell, he found success on both fronts – a brand new formation, … Continue reading

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Celtic 1 – 2 Hearts: Hearts frustrate dominant Celtic, with referee blunder deciding match

Hearts struck lucky after being dominated for the majority of the Scottish FA Cup semi-final against Celtic. In a brief attacking spell, Rudi Skacel took the lead for Hearts. Celtic rallied to equalise, but Euan Norris handed Hearts victory, making … Continue reading

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