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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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Scotland 1 – 1 Macedonia: Scotland given a lesson in transition

Scotland’s World Cup qualifying campaign lies in tatters and Craig Levein teeters on the brink after a drab 1-1 draw with Macedonia.¬†Nikolce Noveski struck an early lead for the visitors before Kenny Miller tapped in a barely deserved equaliser just … Continue reading

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HJK 0 – 2 Celtic: Patience rewarded with big away win

Celtic are through to the Champions League play-off round after a dogged victory over HJK in Finland. Neil Lennon’s side set out to calmly control possession, and save for a few shaky moments in the second half with the score … Continue reading

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Aberdeen 1 – 1 Celtic: Dons halt Celtic’s winning run in perfect storm

Aberdeen ended Celtic’s 17 match winning streak in the SPL, after claiming a draw at Pittodre. With Neil Lennon concerned with fatigue within his squad following the midweek internationals, the Dons took advantage of an unfamiliar and jaded Celtic. Though … Continue reading

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Dunfermline 0 – 3 Celtic: Mulgrew helps deliver ten wins in ten

Celtic made it 10 SPL wins from 10 after picking apart a rugged, if overly negative Dunfermline side. In the furious January weather that currently batters Scotland, the home side followed a frequent ‘anti-Celtic’ model of sitting deep, packing the … 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 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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