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Celtic’s difficulty retaining possession

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Celtic played well to a point yesterday. We dominated the opening period but Hearts steadied and worked their way into the game. The old adage proved true; when you’re on top, you need to score. Unfortunately we couldn’t make the early pressure count.

I think it was coincidental that our period of domination ended around the time Stuart Armstrong was taken off injured. Stuart was not having such an overarching impact on the game, and James Forrest was an able replacement.

The goals eventually came from midfield, leaving us to defend a lead for the last 20 minutes. There’s not much you can do about Hearts added-time equaliser, which soared into the top corner, but our play in the final 10 minutes of the game was inviting the sucker punch. We couldn’t retain possession, often clearing the ball long, which allowed Hearts to launch forward again.

I wasn’t too concerned about the equaliser but we we’re going to lose late goals if we cannot retain possession.

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  1. Hibs looking very deflated Stubbs got a job on his hands to pick them if not Huns will score a few more

  2. CultsBhoy can not relate to Celtic Board ambitions on or off the park on

    Not keeping possession is a coaching issue or we have players incapable of carrying out instruction.

     

     

    Paul67….. Heard you on the radio post European exit and you said that the next few games were critical for Ronnie’s survival. Has he done enough?

  3. Huns commentating, huns in the snyde studio !!!

     

     

    I wouldn’t live back in that hun shytehole with someone else’s money -))))

  4. Nye Bevans' rebel soldier on

    Paul67…..we have a young loanee playing

     

    today,thought you might have tuned in to

     

    see how he is progressing.

  5. CultsBhoy can not relate to Celtic Board ambitions on or off the park on

    My immediate feeling was that Hibs should have had a penalty but replay shows it was outside the box. Madden didn’t give anything and Rangers score from the resultant break…

  6. TIMJIM on 28TH DECEMBER 2015 3:56 PM

     

    Watching the game on BT Sport 1. The huns deserve their lead.

     

     

    How do you work that out? McGinn clearly fouled just outside the box ………….Madden……………….play on FFS

  7. Cultbhoy,

     

     

    I have seen you advocating Alan Stubbs a few times on here.

     

     

    As this is his first managerial job in a lower standard league, what are his crediantials to manage Celtic, apart from the fact he is an ex player?

     

     

    Not a dig by the way, just curious.

     

     

    HH.

  8. When Louis van Gaal arrived at Barcelona in 1997, having managed Holland’s biggest team Ajax for the previous six years, it was supposed to be as the club’s youth coordinator. But he was soon asked to take over as manager as Bobby Robson was shuffled into an ambassadorial role because of poor league form.

     

     

    Hmmm as someone on here would say.

  9. 67Heaven .. CHALLENGING THE LIE ..I am wee Oscar...... Ipox belongs to the creditors on

    Is madone the referee …… Only in Schotland … Comical ….. And some Celtic Supporters want them in the SPFL…… sheeeessssee

  10. Nye Bevans' rebel soldier on

    67Heaven…….they will be in the SPFL next

     

    season,wanting’s got nothing to do with it.

  11. CultsBhoy can not relate to Celtic Board ambitions on or off the park on

    Green Piñata

     

     

    No dig taken amigo…

     

     

    Yes he is an ex player and more than that a good ex player who I believe always comments favourably on the Celtic . He resists opportunities to sell out like many ex players.

     

     

    His win ratio at Hibs is 65% – much better than Deila in in his previous club.

     

     

    However despite Stubbs only being a no1 since 2014 – he has been a no2 at Everton and a successful coach at reserve level since 2008.he was pipped by Martinex when Moyes left.

     

    I also think he is a WINNER.

     

    He holds no fear of Rangers and has even been bullish enough to wind up Warburton Houston etc. he’s not easily intimidated.

     

     

    I think he and Henke would be a golden ticket. Not sure what Henke would offer in the dugout but I think he is so adored by the fans he would fill seats.

     

     

    One thing is for certain he’d be better than Deila.

  12. CultsBhoy can not relate to Celtic Board ambitions on or off the park on

    Kenny Miller…

     

     

    What came first his blistering pace or his bad touch?

  13. Nye Bevans' rebel soldier on

    McCall tells the viewers that it’s the hour mark

     

    and Mark likes to make changes…….hun boss’s

     

    and second name’s don’t go.

  14. Very entertaining game yesterday and great atmosphere. Celts played quite well especially in first half hour. Four well taken goals and some crunching tackles and Craig Gordon had to make more crucial saves. Celts did well to get a point here and looking like the race for the title will be tight. Another good game on BT at the moment. Huge crowd at Ibrox.

  15. 67Heaven .. CHALLENGING THE LIE ..I am wee Oscar...... Ipox belongs to the creditors on

    NYE BEVANS’ REBEL SOLDIER on 28TH DECEMBER 2015 4:13 PM

     

     

    Thank goodness they will fold before next August

  16. CultsBhoy can not relate to Celtic Board ambitions on or off the park on

    Mcgeoch gets pushed to the ground Madden ignores it . McCall comments ‘that’s what you get from Eaghirn – team player’

     

    Hibs imploding

  17. Cultsbhoy

     

     

    Thanks for that and I can see some merit in it. It is refreshing to see realistic names being put in the frame.

     

     

    I fear though that his relative lack of experience, especially in the European sphere would be used against him by the ” instant success” gang.

     

     

    I still think that RD Et al should be given a bit more time, just the same as I would give Alan Stubbs a bit more time: but would others ?

     

     

    Re Henrik: I would hate to see a real legend’s memory get tarnished if it went pear shaped. Maybe in the future, but imo it’s too soon.

     

     

    Hail, Hail.

     

     

    Ps : Huns well on top at Greyskull.

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