Category Archives: Match Summary


Dee Undone

The video of Hibernian’s recent 2-2 draw at Celtic Park must be well worn at Den’s Park, as the visitors imposed a very similar system on the Champions. Both goalkeepers were called into significant action in a stretched game with little controlled possession. Nevertheless, if Celtic avoid defeat against Hibernian on Saturday, that will be … Read More


Celtic On The Brink, Lennon Blinks

A bold performance from Hibernian came with 10 minutes of ending Celtic’s long unbeaten domestic run. A rare pair of double goal performances from McGregor and McGinn ensured a share of the points. Celtic’s 18th match of the season, and on the back of a Champions League success in Belgium, with injuries sustained to Brown … Read More


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The Margins of Error

A rare and precious away win, and clean sheet, in Champions League football for Celtic. Anderlecht handed Celtic the initiative, and the Scottish Champions crafted a mature and decisive performance. A reminder to consult the Glossary if any terms are causing befuddlement. Dour Belgians There is a place called Dour in the Walloon area of … Read More


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The Bhoy of the Match vs The Rangers is……

…… dealt with in due course! The final piece analysing Celtic’s 2-0 win at Ibrox considers the attacking performances. An overall tactical and team performance assessment can be found here-> Derby Delight for Dominant Celtic An assessment of defensive performances can be found here-> Boyata and Simunovic Reunited: Derby Defensive Analysis Green Bhoy Packers The … Read More


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Boyata and Simunovic Reunited: Derby Defensive Analysis

Considering player defensive performances in the 2-0 Derby win over The Rangers. (Relatively) Easy Money Firstly, Gordon had little to do to earn his win bonus. He caught 2 crosses and made one save, but it was a key defensive action. The Expected Goal model I use calculates the goalkeeper’s xG separately. From Gordon’s perspective, … Read More


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Derby Delight for Dominant Celtic

A win of the 57th consecutive unbeaten variety means Celtic head to Belgium in good spirits. The ring rusty centre back pairing of Boyata and Simunovic were given a 90-minute workout and a first outing together of the season. Elsewhere, Rodgers deployed an attacking line up with Rogic preferred to a more orthodox central midfielder, and … Read More