The James Forrest Feedback Club were quiet last night. I’ve no idea if James will rediscover his form on a sustained basis, or if his limbs will allow him to attain his potential, but it was good to see him running at defenders with confidence again.
He got the measure of John Rankin early on. Thereafter the United marker could do little more than block James whenever they faced-off.
I’ve been impressed with Dundee United during this series of games. Fojut held things together remarkably well at Hampden, you can see why we signed him subject to a medical, while Ryan McGowan was clearly their best player at Celtic Park, notwithstanding his late lunge at Liam Henderson. Well done to McGowan for coming onto Twitter to share apologies and congratulations.
Nadir Ciftci’s swagger reminded me of Jackie Dziekanowski in his latter days as a Celtic player. He’s probably found his level at United, where he can turn it on at will, but the modern game is looking for something different.
Loved the moment when a fouled Nir Bitton ruffled the hair of his assailant, Aiden Connolly. Nir is growing by the week, I’m working hard to avoid comparisons. We’ve not seen much of an edge from him since that, mistimed, tackle against Ajax, but he could do with some of that in-your-face attitude others in the midfield have.
Not been online much since the game, what suspension have the SFA offered Paul Paton after his altercation with Anthony Stokes?
Keep your eyes peeled for a nomad. They can hide in bins and outhouses. Check your shed. Any will do.