5 games in December, 5 poor results to avenge


Celtic have five games still to play this month against teams they have recorded two draws, three defeats and no wins against this season.  Hearts and Rangers conformably recorded home wins against Celtic while St Johnstone won at Celtic Park.  Udinese were fortunate to escape Glasgow with a point thanks to a late penalty, while Kilmarnock demonstrated their unpredictability by taking, then losing, a three goal lead.

There was a bit of optimistic chat over the weekend that three of our next four league games are at home but these are the teams we need to beat to win the league.  If Celtic come through this month unscathed in domestic football they will win the league, but despite current good form, this will be a huge challenge, starting against Hearts at 15:00 on Saturday.

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  1. RalphWaldoEllison-is Neil Lennon Season 2011-12 on

    Dontbrattbakkinanger says:



    5 December, 2011 at 13:54



    Victor’s middle name is ‘Mugabe’.





    Not to be held against him, although he might wish it was something else altogether.



    The names parents give their weans. River Phoenix,



    Billy Connolly’s gags about this still makes me smile.



    Omar McGuiness


    Elvis McGonagle





    Any others please? I mean real ones …



    Roger Buoys has got to be in the lead so far..






  2. While I agree with those singing the praises of James Forest, I would be quite content if our manager rested him for a couple of weeks. He has been hacked by the likes of Motherwell and ICT. Given his form, you can rest assured Hearts and them will mark him out for special treatment. These are games we need our club captain playing (not that I’m trying to suggest he is anywhere near the class of Forest). It’s the ole horses for courses.

  3. Vic Wanyama’s Keenyan Army


    Vic Wanyama’s Keenyan Army


    Vic Wanyama’s Keenyan Army


    Vic Wanyama’s Keenyan Army




  4. Sooner or later, Neil Lennon is going to face up to the reality that two up front is an anachronism in football.



    One up is the method of choice for the top teams.



    Five in midfield, split into defending or attacking, depending on opposition, will give us the scope to employ all our midfield players.



    Whether he goes with Stokes, Hooper, Sammi or A.N. Other up front,will be his choice.



    Stokes yesterday was like a speed bump. He slowed everything down. Twice he was through on his own, but lacked the pace to finish.



    We only really got back on the front foot yesterday when Brown and Ki joined the fray.



    Victor was out of the game by that stage, but recovered sufficient puff to play out the game at the back.



    Clever use of subs, in my view.

  5. Vmhan – Supporting Lenny & the Green Brigada! –



    There’s only Wan yama.



    Anyway, thinking about the prevalence of the “football age” in Africa, whatever happened to Freddy Adu?



    Hmmm…. (thumbsup)

  6. THE EXILED TIM says:


    5 December, 2011 at 14:13



    I do not believe that it will happen until next summer.



    I believe that all will hold hands before letting them down gently. CPS, SFA, SPL, SNP, CFC 1888 PLC



    Dont forget that the tax appeal can be reappealed and go to it´s final arbitration which would be about 11 months from now.



    If Whyte can survive until January and then by selling say Mc Gregor and Davis can hang on until the summer … do you think that losing those two or any other two will make a blind bit of difference to their chances. I dont as their games are stage managed .. pure theatre.






    Hail Hail

  7. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo says:


    5 December, 2011 at 14:38



    It’s worth remembering that their ability to appeal the decision of the FTT is not a given, it may not be allowed if it’s considered that they are only doing so as a delaying tactic. They may also have to make a substantial payment even if they were granted leave to appeal

  8. thomthethim



    Yeah, agreed, I think for all that Stokes is a decent player a speedier forward would have been in


    on goal a couple of times at least with the good passes he was getting……..



    I guess Bangura though might not be that man – drat that H. Larsson and his wacky recommendations :0)




  9. Steinreignedsupreme on

    Paul67 –



    The old one-game-at-a-time mantra is where we are at.



    I agree if we win all our matches this month we will be champions this season – but even if we don’t we will still be champions in my opinion.



    Still over half the season remaining and Celtic will go into the New Year in a much stronger position.

  10. bsr



    “at times in the first half, Rangers were irresistable”



    Rob McLean, BBC Radio Scotland, 03/12/2011




  11. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo says”..”……………..






    What utter pants”………………………












    The good guys alway win……………..




  12. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on

    the Idiot 13.15



    Ive got the same concerns abt Brown. We won the SPL the last time without him. Stupid fouls, mouthin off, He owes Celtic a lot!!!

  13. voguepunter says 5 December, 2011 at 13:50 Gaylord “Duffield” Focker says 5 December, 2011 at 13:48 Very catchy moniker,wish my mammy had called me that


    Thats actually very close to the name we call you in the Vogue when youre no there….

  14. BlantyreKev - Hail Hail to the Kano Foundation on

    Stokes suffers badly from a lack of pace but if we were playing Top Trumps on SPL players he’d be a great card to hold based on any other aspects. Link up play, goals, assists, skill, chasing back. Yesterday was the first time his lack of pace was particularly evident, Hooper or Forrest are usually up there as an outball before he gets caught. On one of the two occasions Hooper was off getting treatment.



    Not previously a favourite of mine but he’s hit his richest seem of form since joining us and we’d be in a far darker place this season if it were not for Tony, Tony Stokes.

  15. The Lizard King on

    TopCorner says:


    5 December, 2011 at 14:49




    “at times in the first half, Rangers were irresistable”


    Rob McLean, BBC Radio Scotland, 03/12/2011






    The erudite Mr Mclean is, of course, bang on (apart from the spelling) Ra Rangers are irresistible to:



    Paying their taxes;


    Being refereed fairly;


    Taking responsibility for the abject behaviour of their fans;


    Putting any principle before that of winning at all costs.



    Etc etc







  16. coorslad is Neil Lennon on

    Consultant in Derry(London) called Dickie Dickie,and you have guess it,he deals with problems down below..Ps..I seen him about size reduction..

  17. !!Bada Bing!! says:


    5 December, 2011 at 14:53



    I always say ” if your no man enough to say it to my face……………….


    …………………………………….where am I going with this?

  18. Ceaser67 says:


    5 December, 2011 at 14:58



    Just imagine if you had married her,the polis wid be up at your door every week.

  19. weeminger says:


    5 December, 2011 at 14:44



    I expect them to be given the right to appeal if they ask for it. A stay of execution. Nobody wants to be the judge that puts on the black cap for the huns. If they didn´t ask for it I would be surprised if Paul Mc Bride QC was not on the phone pronto informing them of their legal rights like a good QC should.



    Quite simply we will know by the end of January whether they slit their throats or apply a band aid. I go for the band aid and a title winning cash boosting possible European entry legal aid package.



    Roll on the 1st Feb …. pure mince rank bogging minging time to have a garden party btw



    Hail Hail

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