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  1. After seeing Saturday’s game and listening to the Celtic underground podcast I looked at the spfl website wondering about fouls, yellow cards and referees.


    -Saturday’s game had the most free kicks in any league game we’ve played this season (35).


    -St Johnstone committed the most free kicks against Celtic (24)


    -This follows the Kilmarnock game last week that had the most yellow cards (7)


    -Kilmarnock and St Johnstone collected the joint 2nd most yellow cards against Celtic(4)


    -This is joint 2nd with Aberdeen (23/12), Motherwell(29/11) and Aberdeen again (25/10)


    -These games are 2nd only to the Partick Thistle game on 20/12 who collected 6 yellows against Celtic. ( Thistle need to commit fewer fouls than any other team to receive a yellow card, barring St Johnstone. Thistle opposition also need to commit more fouls before receiving a yellow-source; footstats.co.uk)


    -In both games lost this season (Kilmarnock and Hearts away) the fouls by opposition to fouls by celtic ratio has been 3 to 1 (15 free kicks by opposition to 5 by celtic)


    -These are the highest ratios of any league games Celtic have played.


    -Of the 7 draws, the opposition have committed more fouls in 5 of the games


    -In all 27 games the opposition have committed more fouls in 22 of the games. Celtic have commited more fouls in 2 of the hibs games and against Dundee (26/12), Kilmarnock(28/10) and Ross County (16/9)


    -There have been no red cards


    -Celtics next 3 league games are Aberdeen away, Dundee home and Rangers away.


    Celtic are vulnerable , at the moment, particularly away from home to an opposition that commits a high ratio of fouls against Celtic. This is the next challenge in the league.


    A final point; in 2017/18, Willie Collum has been the referee in 4 league games involving celtic. Celtic have drawn 3 and lost 1. Lets hope we don’t see Willie in the next 2 weeks.

  2. KC Vic excellent analysis. Do you know what the average no of fouls per yellow card is for each team?