Football in Glasgow is a zero-sum game


They come and go, some kiss the badge, they all talk about how great the fans are.  Of all those who played with Celtic in recent years, it was Christopher Jullien, in a private moment, who asked, “Why would anyone want to leave Celtic?”  At the age of 26, he found his paradise.

We rated him not for what he said in private, but for his performances on the field.  He was the most dominant central defender Celtic had since Virgil van Dijk departed four years earlier.  It was his head, chest, leg, on the ball, when we were under pressure.  He could then pass the ball out of defence with both feet.

Of all the glories during our second nine-in-a-row years and the Quadruple Treble, the 2019 League Cup Final holds a special place.  Celtic were on the rack throughout; with an inspired keeper, Christopher holding the defensive line and scoring the winning goal, the win felt so much sweeter.

His 89th minute winner against Lazio was a perfect example of his aerial dominance.  Celtic were a shambles a year later, when he collided with a post at an empty Celtic Park, but they were not yet out of touch.  Had he remained fit, who knows?  As it was, the shambles continued.

Chirstopher’s exclusion from action on return from injury was down to team tactics.  Ange wants his central defenders wide, leaving them plenty of ground to cover, in the event of a breakaway attack.  This is not Chris’ forte, it wouldn’t work.

Best of luck, Chris, don’t be a stranger.

Ignore it all you like, but the most important game of the season in Scottish football takes place tonight.  It will determine the competitive balance, perhaps beyond even this season.  Football in Glasgow is a zero-sum game.

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  1. glendalystonsils on

    PSV passing has been dreadful for the last 10 minutes You could see that goal coming . Van Nistlerooy must be tearing his hair out .

  2. Not gifting goals takes a team a helluva way towards a result. PSV have gifted the huns 2 goals in this tie.

  3. PSV are dross. Absolute joke. The keeper is a disgrace. Barkas would be better than this shit.

  4. glendalystonsils on

    Thought PSV looked decent last week and I was expecting them to be even better at home but they are poor .


    Still , there is time .

  5. Absolutely no heart or belief in the Dutch mob. Really garbage. Huns were there for the beating.

  6. Absolutely no heart or belief in the Dutch mob. Really garbage. Huns were there for the beating.



    Dire effort from Max. Really shit