Midfield protection


While Neil Lennon’s mind will be more engaged with preparations for next season than SPL results between now and then he will be a bit alarmed at how porous his midfield has been recently. Celtic have been leaking goals at the back in an alarming manner but the cover from midfield has contributed most to the problem.

Injuries have been disruptive but it’s surprising that the team shape has not been maintained, irrespective of who is playing.
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  1. excathedra44 on



    19:05 on


    2 April, 2013





    “Style over substance.Youth before prima-donnas who face no consequence


    from a lazy performance. An opportunity missed this season.


    I hope NF.Lennon addresses this malaise next season.HH”





    A very good summary of the situation which has lost us 30 points and the opportunity of a treble.



    Dont know why you think NL will address next Season,it is he who is the root cause this Season, with fixations over Forrest,Hooper and the baffling Ambrose +Forrest inclusion in the Juve game.at home.



    Then we have recent instances of 3 minutes injury time for Watt,after tolerating Hooper for the entire game going thru the motions………………I could go on.



    NL needs someone with him who has the gumption to debate tactics etc and where required contradicting stupid headstrong decisions and sorting,before the day of the game.

  2. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    PSG are employing the very good tactic of taking Barca players on…. Interesting

  3. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on




    19:52 on 2 April, 2013


    Neil Murray has left Rangers FC




    Will be interesting to know why……if he was (alledgedly) taking bungs, I will need a sedative…….LOL

  4. Barcelona look like they’re on fire……but not in a good way!



    Ye gods wit a strip……

  5. The Barca away strip looks like something that Salvador Dali would have come up with.




  6. Back to Basics – Glass Half Full



    Agree wholeheartedly with your analysis.



    I would add that of late we have stopped holding a high line at the back which more often than not means the midfield can get caught betwixed and between. The knock on effect is that the forwards find it a waste of time / dispiriting pressing as the midfield are too far back to assist.



    Defensively we have been poor since Christmas and the CL exit seems to have knocked the confidence out of Effe (plus African Nations) ……… disrupting a good partnership with Kelvin …….



    I would strengthen at the back next year ……… Lustig’s hamstrings cannot cope with RB position, so a swap to centre half is on the cards with Effe switched to RB, to make better use of resources.




  7. Mini BT in an orange strip, and the original holy goalie shakes his head for what seems an eternity…:-)

  8. ex cathedra



    “NL needs someone with him who has the gumption to debate tactics etc and where required contradicting stupid headstrong decisions and sorting,before the day of the game.”



    I have no idea if Johann, Gary and Danny McGrain are as quiescent a trio of characters as you make them out to be but, if they are, it is surprising they ever made a career out of this game.



    Even if you get the manager you desire, you will soon be falling out with him because he is never ever ever going to pick your favoured selection two games running.



    Your best bet is to get your own SFA badges and save us from Neil’s idiocy :-)



    I’m away to watch the CL and their eejit managers.

  9. to be fair I bought it after a few hours on the bevvy in Barca last year.. o))



    Che he doesn’t know..

  10. 67Heaven … I am Neil Lennon..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors



    It seems Tommy the taxi driver has stirred up a hornets nest

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  12. HT, cost will be £60 or £90, it’s £30 per meter, if Phil the printer can fit it into 2 he will, he thought it more likely to be 3, better impact too. I’ll see on Saturday, Cowiebhoy and Moonbeams also contributing, as well as myself, thanks for the contribution.

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