Celtic’s 2-1 victory over Inter Milan on 25th May 1967 was celebrated not just for the fact it was the first time any British club had won the European Cup (indeed, any Northern European club) but because it was seen as a victory for attacking football over the “catenaccio” style of defensive (predominantly) Italian football. … Read More
Celtic played 3 games in one match in beating Aberdeen 3-1 on Friday night football in the harr of Pittodrie. For the first 10 minutes, Celtic blew the Dons away to streak into a clinical 3-0 lead. The Dons responded immediately after the 3rd goal, and in the next 60 minutes attempted their version of … Read More
On a beautiful evening upon a perfect and voluminous playing surface, Celtic edged closer to the invincible domestic season with a 5-0 demolition of a Partick Thistle side who have done wonders to make the top 6, but appeared to have the sun screen on. Celtic started well, creating 6 shooting opportunities before Roberts lured … Read More
Celtic found their way past St Johnstone with four second half goals. An entertaining display saw several early openings as Rogic found space between the defensive and midfield lines. Once St Johnstone adapted their shape to a 4-5-1, closing off this area, chances dried up as the first half wore on. Celtic attempted 11 shots … Read More
Despite Celtic winning four and drawing one, dominating all meetings with The Rangers since their arrival in the Premier Division, there remained a feeling of unfinished business. Even after the Scottish Cup semi-final, there was chatter of Celtic being an average team. But as I pointed out on Twitter and illustrated on Celtic By Numbers … Read More
The treble awaits as Celtic made it 41 domestic matches unbeaten this season. After many horror shows at Hampden recently, an early goal from McGregor allied to opposition seemingly reliant on long throws whilst otherwise defensively passive, made for a comfortable 1st half. In the 2nd a break from another long throw saw a clear penalty … Read More
A run of the mill game, where Celtic hit their lowest domestic change creation rate of the season (13%) was meandering to an away win. Credit to Ross County for restricting both Dembele and Sinclair to 0 shots. On 88 mins an obvious dive by Schalk is inexplicably missed by the refereeing team and Ross … Read More
A refreshed and dominant Celtic side racked up over 800 passes, including 4 players passing the 100 mark. Despite an own goal, from Lustig, Celtic played aggressive attacking football to create chances and ultimately win with comfort.
A rather flat display with a much-changed team featuring 7 defensive players. Gamboa and Izaguirre provided the attacking width. Partick Thistle were well organised with 5 strung across the back. Once they scored, they looked like scoring again as confidence increased in the 2nd half. But a missed penalty from Sinclair on 64 mins could … Read More
The Champions stilled the beating Hearts to the tune of 5-0 as 6 in a row was achieved for the 3rd time in our history. Despite some early scares, the pace of Sinclair and Roberts opened the maroon back line in the first half, and the party began in the second.