Tag Archives: 4-3-3

Helsingborg 0 – 2 Celtic: Possession key but goals win matches

A glance at the scoreline might suggest an uncharacteristically comfortable away European performance from Celtic though it was anything but. Despite Neil Lennon’s pledge to keep possession and starting with a numerical advantage in midfield, his side never looked comfortable … 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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St Mirren 0 – 2 Celtic: Lennon throws caution to the wind to find breakthrough

On a horrendous January afternoon, Celtic eventually broke down a resolute and prickly St Mirren. It took numerous tinkerings until Neil Lennon found a system that worked – the introduction of Kris Commons and Anthony Stokes on the hour swinging … Continue reading

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Udinese 1-1 Celtic: Good performance can’t alleviate past failings

To think that Celtic – who were mauled this season by the unimpressive (albeit fraudulent) FC Sion –  could go on to match a team at the peak of Serie A would once have required some wishful thinking. But with both fixtures against … Continue reading

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Celtic 0 – 1 Atletico Madrid: Respectable show spoiled by unlucky goal

Celtic now must travel to Udine and win after succumbing to a slim defeat to group winners Atletico Madrid. Arda Turan’s ever-so-fortunate first-half strike flew over Beram Kayal’s head, and the unsighted Fraser Forster’s hands weren’t strong enough. Though 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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