Fostering partnerships


Last week we discussed the benefits consistency of selection to allow partnerships in defence to form.  Injuries have made this impossible since.  I am far from sure pairing Odsonne Edouard and Leigh Griffiths will be our turnaround tactic, but establishing partnerships in advanced positions is almost as important as defence.

We scored eight goals against Hearts, Ross County and Hamilton in the three games we paired Griffiths and Edouard, this is not a return we should base any conclusions on, but this Celtic team needs consistency of selection more than any I can remember.  Neil Lennon will have to balance the need to foster a working partnership with concerns about Leigh, in particular, playing two games a week.  Giving him 60 minutes tomorrow might be the call.

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    I’m glad that is not our team, far too many players who would kiss the badge but want away at the first opportunity.


    We need young, hungry,motivated players who WANT to play for us.



    Incidentally I really hope young Conor has another clean sheet today. Nothing builds a goalkeepers confidence more.



    Cheers and HH. COYBIG.

  2. The Blogger Formerly Known As GM on

    Why have they staggered kick off times across the day when none of the games are being shown by Sky?

  3. Come on the Celts


    Unconditional support to Celtic


    No ifs,buts or maybes


    Just simple support with a probability of 1


    Total certainty.


    Mon the Celts




  4. DOWNFORSAM on 30TH DECEMBER 2020 11:44 AM



    McKenzie not happening it seems.


    Ryan Porteous anyone?



    Lol Source please.? ? Or were you heard it?



    The amount of transfer chat at my local shops is reaching new heights lol





  5. GREENPINATA – I hear you; but the days of one/two club pros (like Broony, Jamesy, CalMac etc) are dying out.


    Fair few of our current crop were agitating for a move to France, Italy or Engerlund – don’t blame them from a money, lifestyle and fitba quality perspective.



    Just struck me as a playful wee comparison against who we will put out today and Sunday.


    Clearly, I’m backing whoever gets a Celtic jersey all the way. HH




    How we coulda lined up on Saturday…







    Fraser Forster- opts to sit on a bench as is his bosman right



    Moritz Bauer- would he have been our settled back



    Omar Colley- who?



    Mark McKenzie- who?



    Alfie Doughty- still at charlton





    John McGinn- chose villa.discussion ends



    James McCarthy- in 2008 maybe not today



    James McLean- good for the rebs not for Celtic tho



    Christian Atsu- ? Only heard of at transfer time



    Niclas Eliasson? Celticnooznow punt?



    Ivan Toney- it didnt happen.gone.no use lamenting



    Feeling better? HH





    Its now entering transfer window time.i would not be suprised if you or i are mentioned in despatches…well it would make more sense than some of the guff farted oot :-)


    Hooe all good down under




  7. AN TEARMANN – my boots are polished and ready. Shinnies; tape, jockstrap and linament – check!


    Shame Oz has this COVID no-fly thang or I coulda been a contender.


    First day of 3 locally acquired cases after 61 days clear of any COVID.


    Still and all, we’re blessed – lets hope the celts are today! HH

  8. MAJHART- me too!


    Can’t understand why some are so keen on Paddy back on loan but are cold on Frazer who was the absolute lynchpin of prev season’s successes home and abroad. HH

  9. David 66 12.08.


    It’s their second, St Johnstone away, 10 days or so was also PPV, the squeals were loud.


    G.M. 11.49.


    I put up a Herald report to Hot Smoked, a few days ago, about this.


    It was the clubs who brought the K.O. forward, original Celtic and St Mirren k.o. Times were 19.45.

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