We’ve had a few free kick experts in modern times. Lubo was first. He could hit them, and score with them, with either foot. The man was a menace to opponents on many levels. He also taught us that hitting the ball as hard as possible into an opponent’s body, standard fare for Celtic in the 80s and early 90s, was a poor return from a dead ball situation.
Lubo clearly influenced Shaun but it wasn’t until Naka arrived that Shaun really found his grove. With right footed Maloney and left footed Nakamura lining up behind the ball keepers were forced to leave a vulnerable space at any centrally-located free kick.
I don’t remember any player scoring with three consecutive free kicks, an absolutely exceptional feat. John Guidetti is proving to be an exceptional player. From what I hear he’s also enjoying being a Celtic player, there’s been a meeting of minds on what is expected and what’s on offer.
This is a young player who has already learned a few lessons on football clubs and career management. He has the makings of a Celtic legend.
Those of you who weren’t there last night, make sure you see the goals. Four of them were exceptional.
Many thanks to everyone who has big on our auction for two debenture seats for the Inverness game on Saturday, courtesy of Celtic sponsor, Magners. Funds raised go towards building our forth kitchen for Mary’s Meals in Malawi, specifically for the 909 children who attend Chibwata Primary School in Dowa, which currently doesn’t have a kitchen.
Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world, but……… things are improving. 93% of your money raised is getting to the projects on the ground, Mary’s Meals are now feeding hundreds of thousands of kids there each day, over 2000 of them in kitchens CQN readers have already built.
Kids who are fed at school there are able to attend instead of having to work for food – primary school attendance is up 30% after Mary’s Meals build a kitchen. As a result they all get a basic education, some of them are set on a road to a higher education and all have better chances in life.
The auction closes tomorrow. You will do nothing better today than get involved with this one, which you can do here.
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