Tag Archives: 3-5-2

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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Rangers 3 – 2 Celtic: Rangers benefit from poor Celtic & early red card

With the league title all but wrapped up, Neil Lennon hadn’t experienced a more “meaningless” Glasgow derby since his very first attempt as manager back in 2010. These encounters are so often decided by (the old cliché) – who ‘wants … Continue reading

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Celtic 2 – 1 Dunfermline: Tactical experiment (largely) pays off

After 70 minutes of fluid and blistering attacking football, Celtic somehow managed to lose their grasp of the game, if not the three points. With every match a must-win in the pursuit of Rangers at the top of the SPL, having … 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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Classic TicTacTic – Champions League 3rd Qualifying Round 2001: Ajax 1-3 Celtic

Context The 8th of August 2001 marked a very special day for modern Celtic. Having endured two decades of European exile, this was the call to arms that set the tone for the coming 5 years. A bold declaration to … Continue reading

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Aberdeen 1 – 4 Celtic: Dons half-hour collapse settles tie

It was a highly anticipated Co-operative Insurance Cup semi-final with Craig Brown’s resurgent Aberdeen taking on Celtic in Glasgow for the second time in 7 days. But the resilient and quietly threatening Dons from last week were nowhere to be seen … Continue reading

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Celtic 2-2 Inverness CT: More defensive woes for Lennon as 3-5-2 experiment falls flat

Inverness maintained their impressive away record by coming from 2 behind to hold Celtic to a draw at Parkhead. The match was at risk of postponement due to the continuing refereeing crisis and the unseasonally heavy snowfall, but Alain Hamer … Continue reading

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