Ronny, this is your starting point

Ronny Deila seems to be more upset at the poor performance yesterday than I was. My expectation on hearing the team matched what we saw. We have taken big steps to turn things around in recent weeks but, Ronny, this is your starting point, and it’s not as high as you might have thought.

Hopefully we’ll be back to something more recognisable as a full squad on Wedenesday, including Wakasooooooo.

Blog on the go this week, email delays too.



Celtic 1-1 Motherwell

1 - 1
  • Commons, penalty (68)
 
 
  • Sutton (19)
 

It had a feel of the morning after the night before, for Celtic, this afternoon.  Ronny Deila rested six of the players who returned from Austria with a draw during the week, and saw Motherwell take a point on merit. Chris Sutton’s less-effective brother, John, opened the scoring after 19 notably un-notable minutes, which convinced [...]



Textbook away performance, Brand Britain

I was a bit annoyed at BT’s halftime analysis which suggested Celtic were more than fortunate to be level at that stage.  Salzburg had just enjoyed their best 15 minute period of the game, but, from beginning to end, Celtic’s performance was a textbook lesson on how to play away from home in Europe.  We took [...]


Salzburg 2-2 Celtic

2 - 2
  • Alan (36), Soriano (78)
 
 
  • Mubarak (14), Brown (60)
 

It took a wonder free kick from Salzburg to deny Celtic a victory away from home against the top seeds. Celtic were ahead twice in the game, after an excellent strike from debutant Wakaso Mubarak and a volley outside the box by Scott Brown, which deflected past the keeper. Celtic opened confidently as the game [...]