Back in the 80s, when Billy McNeill was in charge, you could relay in Celtic responding after a defeat by giving the next poor team to face them a pasting. They played with urgency from the start, which they often only deployed in the closing minutes of games when they were chasing a winner.
Football then got a whole lot more methodical, especially since Martin O’Neill arrived and instilled a discipline unseen in my time watching Celtic. Under O’Neill and Gordon Strachan, Celtic would open the next game on-plan, without giving the impression they had something to prove. It might be different tonight. Neil Lennon has made it clear that the 11 who take the field against St Johnstone have something to prove to him, as well as to the support. I’m expecting a big result.
Blogging on the go today so not really got time to deal with Our Pal Charlie but I’ll catch up tomorrow.