Tag Archives: Commons

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 2 – 1 HJK: Second half improvement enough to take advantage

Celtic made a customary sloppy start to the first competitive match of the season, before improving enough to take advantage in what’s turning out to be a tougher tie than expected. Celtic Lineup The lineup was always going to be … Continue reading

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Hearts 2 – 0 Celtic: Poor changes fail to remedy poor performance

Celtic couldn’t reduce the 10 point advantage enjoyed by Rangers after a disappointing performance in Edinburgh against Hearts. Though a single game in hand waits, the gap only days into October is too big for comfort. Celtic lineup Going into … Continue reading

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Celtic 0 – 1 St Johnstone: Celtic out-of-sorts as Saints sneak goal

Is Neil Lennon’s preferred lop-sided 4-4-2 losing it’s charm? Much of it’s roaring success last season relied on the outstanding form of Kris Commons, and indeed it’s very shape maximises Commons’ effect. He signed from Derby County at the end … Continue reading

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Pre-season Friendly – Cardiff 0 – 1 Celtic: Little revealed in tame friendly

Celtic┬átravelled┬áto Cardiff for their final friendly prior to the SPL kick-off this coming weekend. With the Scottish season starting 2 weeks earlier than the English second tier, the hosts were understandably rusty; using the occasion perhaps as a fitness and … Continue reading

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Hearts 0 – 3 Celtic: Superb win marred by nonsense

Celtic took the race for the SPL title to the final day after a comprehensive victory over Hearts at Tynecastle last night. But once again for Celtic and Neil Lennon in particular, the superb performance was overshadowed by typical anti-Celtic … Continue reading

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