Category Archives: Player Profile

New dimensions: Miku and Nouioui

The end of August saw a particularly satisfying conclusion to this summer’s transfer window, with Neil Lennon able to address key problem areas within his squad. A 3rd goalkeeper in Slovakian Lubos Kamenar, another centre-back, as Lennon describes “in the Wanyama … Continue reading

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Ki Sung-Yeung’s journey isn’t over

Back in 2009, Tony Mowbray wanted to sign Ki Sung-Yeung before his inaugural campaign in charge had begun. But by the time the £2.1m January transfer finally went through, Celtic Park already coursed with frustration. 7 points behind in the … Continue reading

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January transfer window provides attacking options

January has been an eventful month for the two main football clubs of Glasgow – in vastly different ways. Aside from crashing out of the Scottish Cup to Dundee Utd, Rangers lurch ominously from one off-field bombshell to the next … Continue reading

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Scott Brown – Another brief appraisal

The prospect of Scott Brown leaving Celtic on a free was eliminated at the weekend, when the captain signed a new 3-year contract, complete with possibility of a 1-year extension. Having signed in 2007 from Hibernian for a hefty £4.4m … 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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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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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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