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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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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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Celtic 2 – 0 Helsingborg: Direct approach to Champions League group stages

Celtic are back in the biggest football competition in the world, after seeing off Helsingborg in Glasgow. Already 2-0 up on aggregate from the previous leg, the priority on paper was keeping a clean sheet. In reality, Neil Lennon set … 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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Tactical preview: Celtic Vs HJK – Champions League Qualifying

At the helm of the SPL Champions, Neil Lennon has gone a long way to ward off his critics. While domestic trophies are the lifeblood – almost expected even – of a Celtic manager, it’s performances in Europe that really¬†elevate … Continue reading

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Friendly findings – back to square one?

Given the shambles surrounding domestic competition in Scotland, Europe has become more significant than ever for Celtic. Not just for Neil Lennon, who after two disappointing continental campaigns needs to prove his managerial credentials outwith the SPL, but for the … Continue reading

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