Tag Archives: 4-5-1

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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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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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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Inverness CT 0 – 2 Celtic: Lennon demonstrates flexibility and depth

Celtic overpowered a difficult Inverness CT side in the Highlands, to become the first name through to the quarter finals of the William Hill Scottish Cup. While the hosts were tough to break down throughout, they proved to be their … Continue reading

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