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Celtic get what their inconsistency deserved

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Was anyone surprised at yesterday’s result?  You shouldn’t have been.  I don’t think I’ve ever before written two articles against taking a result for granted.  Celtic are ridiculously inconsistent as Kilmarnock, Hibs, St Johnstone, Inverness and now St Mirren will testify, even Arbroath left Celtic Park with a draw.  The intensity which has been self-evident on Champions League duty has been posted missing far too often.

Defeat yesterday was entirely possible as is defeat away to Raith Rovers in the Scottish Cup on Sunday.  There will be entirely different tactics and attitude when Juventus call next month but right now you’re feeling sore because, against all odds, we’ve conceded a League Cup final place and we’ll find an equally brave opponent at some point in the Scottish Cup unless a solution is found.

Speaking at the funeral of Sean Fallon last week, Sir Alex Ferguson referred to need for a manager to be a hard taskmaster, generating a corresponding need for the assistant manager to be plugged into the dressing room.  I’m sure this is not the only way of managing a football team but it was how Jock Stein and Sean worked, and it’s how Sir Alex has worked for the last three decades.

Millionaire players need an edge in their lives to deliver on a lesser stage.

I had to be in Paisley all morning, which did not help my mood.
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  1. oldtim67

     

    10:01 on

     

    28 January, 2013

     

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    As much as I don’t like the “new look” hampen park, I 100% agree with you that it’s not the reason for the poor performance.

     

     

    Perhaps you have the reason for Lennys anger as well, he should have been with the team leading up to a “big” match.

     

     

    I think with Lenny, he’s learning as he goes along and that’s certainly in the right direction.

     

     

    HH oldtim67

  2. gene’s a bhoys name

     

     

    13:35 on

     

    28 January, 2013

     

    Getting players psyched up for the juve game will not be a problem -getting prepared for st mirren etc – that’s the real challenge

     

     

    *************

     

     

    Did you read my post @ 13.02 on the last thread?

     

     

    Did anybody?

  3. MadraRua

     

    13:44 on

     

    28 January, 2013

     

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    Not that at all Madra, personally speaking I just finished lunch and had to tuck ma belly back in, it takes a while nowadays

     

    :¬)

     

     

    V

  4. Paul67

     

     

    It is worrying when the players total lack of application does not come as a surprise.

     

     

    A Treble with the CL in it, is far more satisfying anyway. :0)

  5. Paul,

     

     

    Agree with Neil yesterday, the team didn’t show up.

     

     

    If a few of the players didn’t show up, then look to deal with those same players and deal accordingly.

     

     

    But the whole team didn’t turn up, Neil needs to look closer to home to identify why, and I’m sure he will.

     

     

    Hail! Hail!

  6. a manager and team still learning, it seems. an experienced bunch of players would have seen it coming and would never have let the game drift away from them after we missed penalty, you’ve seen it recently many times in the cup competitions in england.

     

     

    likewise lenny doesnt seem to be learning from his mistakes in these sort of games. he needs to smarten up quickly or he’ll not get the trophy haul his hard work and dedication deserves. yesterday was largely a failing on his part tactically and in terms of motivation.

  7. Regarding the game, I think Neil also has to take a good look at his tactics.

     

    As was stated on CQN yesterday, we played a 3 man midfield against their 5.

     

    Although a fan of Izaguirre, I believe that Mathews and Lustig have earned the right to the fullback positions.

     

    Our build up play is far too slow, coupled with a certain lack of urgency led to our defeat.

     

    In my opinion we have now let to trebles slip from us.

     

    We do not have a divine right to win every game, none the less, with the talent and depth of our squad, we should be able to rise up on these important occasions.

     

    Whats done is done.

     

    Lets do the double and reach the last eight of the Champions league.

  8. Wise words, Paul.

     

     

    Like every Tim, I find it hard watching Celtic losing ANY game.

     

    While there is still time left to turn things around, I am vainly trying to connect with every ball into the opposition goal area. Apart from in dreamtime I have never yet managed get that vital touch.

     

    Then the final whistle blows.

     

    Only at that point do I count the cost.

     

    If it was an important result for the club, then the hurt will stay with me for a while.

     

    If not, then I dismiss it immediately as just another bad day at the office.

     

    Yesterday’s reverse was easily dismissed. Unless there was a chance of the League Cup going to our ancient antagonists, I don’t really care WHO wins it.

     

    I never have done. Never will.

     

    So we now have no treble to anticipate. That will only matter to those who see a Celtic defeat as a personal affront to their fragile egos.

     

    My life has never been THAT empty.

     

    St. Mirren deserved their win & I hope they go on to lift the trophy.

     

    If this is the Armageddon that the Zombie Resurrection Society were threatening us with, then it looks pretty good to me.

     

    Now let’s learn whatever lessons it has taught us about our squad & move on to far more important events.

     

     

    Thank God, we can’t win ’em all.

  9. first of the gang to die on

    i think its all down to chuck mulgrews haircut.

     

    laugh everytime i see it especially from the back.

  10. The Moon Bhoys on

    “Sir Alex Ferguson referred to need for a manager to be a hard taskmaster, generating a corresponding need for the assistant manager to be plugged into the dressing room. I’m sure this is not the only way of managing a football team but it was how Jock Stein and Sean worked, and it’s how Sir Alex has worked for the last three decades.”

     

     

    I suspect you don’t think we have that at Celtic Park right now Paul, I think you may be right, what we have is Neil and two of his old mates. Doesn’t look like its working and may explain the inconsistency.

  11. gillian i scream on

    Banda bing

     

    Not being sarcy, but have you tried plugging it in , laptop doesn’t need a battery in it to work if plugged into mains

  12. Anyone else notice The GB split into two different stands to thwart the police operation yesterday.

  13. tamstered=SC003487

     

     

    Going to Hampden turning into an act of pilgrimige lately, Fed-up saying the same things after a game there.

     

     

    You could write the script before each game.

  14. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    Moon

     

    “I suspect you don’t think we have that at Celtic Park right now Paul, I think you may be right, what we have is Neil and two of his old mates. Doesn’t look like its working and may explain the inconsistency.”

     

    Utter drivel, last 16 is not working, I’ll take failure like that every season

  15. I suspect that the LNS will find, as it must, RFC did indeed field many players who were not properly registered.

     

    I then fear that it will be handed over to the SFA to decide what to do.

     

     

     

    That’s where the real trouble begins.

     

     

    I sincerely hope that LNS specifically names CO and states that he must resign from the SFA due to his conflicting position.

     

    But, even then, I suspect the SFA will try to absolve RFC (they’ve been punished enough or perhaps, the club has been liquidated and therefore cannot be touched etc…).

     

     

    As I said, that’s where the real trouble begins.

  16. 5 defeats in 9 under Lenny’s management is a record bordering on embarrassing. There is a mental problem with our team and management team when we play there.

  17. South Of Tunis on

    ASonOfDan

     

     

    Quagliarella and Matri .

     

     

    Napoli paid Udinese 18 milion euros for Quagliarella . Juve bought him for 16 million euros from Napoli . Seems to be a scorer of great goals rather than a great goal scorer .

     

     

    Juve paid 15.5 million euros for Matri—–he looked like a player at Cagliari but at Juve has often looked like a rabbit caught in headlights.

     

     

    Media rumors have Juve hoping to sell Quagliarella and wanting to keep Matri.

  18. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    Len B…,

     

    Sorry bud, can’t agree, from all sources the boy is quality, holding a regular place in the national side, American football can no longer be dismissed as a backwater.

     

    The price (£3M) quoted seemed a bit steep for him, but then again maybe not.

  19. The Moon Bhoys on

    Canamalar – keep your hair on mate, its only an opinion, that’s what this place is for remember.

  20. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    mea culpa,

     

    The investigating is concentrating solely on SPL irregularities, punishment will be decided on by the inquiery not the SFA.

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