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More worrying than the result

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I know we had nothing up front, but Odsonne Edouard has looked more of a passenger in some games this season than Patryk Klimala and Moi Elyounoussi this afternoon.  The game was lost elsewhere.

Newco’s shape allowed them to dominate space whenever we had possession.  They were able to swiftly double up on Jeremie Frimpong and Diego Laxalt when the ball went wide, while they were compact enough in the middle of the field to keep Celtic from penetrating their final third.

Games are won and lost on mistakes and yet again we are talking about the defensive line at set pieces.  Connor Goldson’s ploy of standing offsite in the hope that a defender would break the line and play him on, was not subtle, but it was effective.  It was an excellent cross from the free kick (which wasn’t a free kick, but no excuses), Duffy was an enabler and Valarie Barkas could have done better.  Questions remain for both.

Culpability was less clear at the second goal, which was well worked.  With so many Celtic players in the box, you would expect one to get in the way of the drilled cross, but it fell to Goldson; teams who create chances get these breaks.  It was a deserved goal (again, no excuses, but the handball!).

The last time we dominated Newco was two years ago in a 1-0 win at Celtic Park when Olivier Ntcham controlled the game and scored the winner.  Stephen Gerrard learned from that day as Olivier has not had a sniff against them since.

Being ineffective up front and shaky at the back are worries enough, but the biggest concern is that we were unable to do anything to change the flow of the game.  An inability to control the any part of the game is more worrying than poor defending or not attacking.  It is more worrying than the result.

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  1. FAIRHILL BHOY

     

     

    She’s away for a socially distanced walk with her boyfriend.

     

     

    So better today!

  2. PHILBHOY on 18TH OCTOBER 2020 6:36 PM

     

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    Ironically known as Peters Principle.

  3. Philbhoy 6.36pm

     

     

    Who was your post aimed at about the dugout

     

     

    “Especially if yer wee an fat”

     

     

    Is that not “ill feeling”

  4. lets all do the huddle on

    Definitely…. turn on him ? That’s just hunlike

     

     

     

    ahh

     

     

    i was wondering how long it would take before the shitey ‘hun like’ patter came out

     

     

    what does it even mean?

     

     

    do you have stats to compare the relative ‘turn on the manager’ tendency between our fans and the huns?

     

     

    i take it they are miles ahead of us in that front?

     

     

    or do you actually have no idea but just fancy abusing some celtic fans by associating the hun word wiith them?

     

     

    yip, that will be it

  5. Yesterday was that bad, that we cannot just move on with nothing done.

     

    The players need rest and recuperation.

     

    For the CEO, manager and staff however Sunday should be cancelled a meeting held and questions asked and answers given.

     

    That’s the least you would expect from a top level football club.

     

    Does anybody know or have heard if a meeting has been held?

  6. Rock Tree Bhoy on

    BIG WAVY on 18TH OCTOBER 2020 3:52 PM

     

     

     

    Whenever we play competent teams this season we run out of road for the ‘only the result matters’ brigade, quick to turn on any criticism of the result and what it foretells. I also have a list as long as yours full of “In lenny we trust” and other sentimental tropes.

     

     

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    Newsflash. This is a football blog. Opinions expressed by posters will greatly differ. Some heaven forbid may even be in support of the Team and/or Manager. Best not to get bent out of shape when this happens, or maintain lists of ‘sentimental tropes’ you don’t agree with.

  7. GFTB

     

     

    Neil Lennon is wee and fat.

     

     

    Not like me who is tall and slim(mish)

     

     

    Your point is?

  8. lets all do the huddle on

    moyes didnt make a sub til 77 minutes even though they were 3-0 down

     

     

    and thinks they played all right in the first have even though they lost 3 goals in the first 16 minutes

     

     

    ohh, and he has just said he used to be a defender, i watched him often enough and may dispute that assertion!

  9. I saw someone earlier suggesting DD’s support for Celtic is emotional rather than financial.

     

    I suspect his initial motivation was primarily the return he would get if we joined EPL, and as that becomes iincreasingly remote, other secondary motivations such as the emotional pull rise to the fore.

     

     

    But let’s not forget, he does walk away every year with a nice dividend cheque on his preference shares. Which, I should add he is fully entitled to as he put up his cash when we needed it

  10. Let’s all …

     

     

    you could be correct, maybe there isn’t much difference these days

     

     

    one domestic defeat

  11. ROCK TREE BHOY on 18TH OCTOBER 2020 6:56 PM

     

    BIG WAVY on 18TH OCTOBER 2020 3:52 PM

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Whenever we play competent teams this season we run out of road for the ‘only the result matters’ brigade, quick to turn on any criticism of the result and what it foretells. I also have a list as long as yours full of “In lenny we trust” and other sentimental tropes.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Newsflash. This is a football blog. Opinions expressed by posters will greatly differ. Some heaven forbid may even be in support of the Team and/or Manager. Best not to get bent out of shape when this happens, or maintain lists of ‘sentimental tropes’ you don’t agree with.

     

     

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    WTAF does this even mean?

  12. I’m sure GFTB is related to someone in that wee band on the titanic who keep playing waltzing matilda as the ship keels over….

     

     

    :)

  13. GFTB

     

     

    Hope you are all well and safe!

     

     

    Some things in life are far more important than fitba’

     

     

     

     

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  14. FAIRHILL BHOY

     

     

    Taller looking if I hold my tummy in an push my shoulders back…………..but tht gets harder by the day!!!

     

     

    Haha!

  15. Away to watch the Greatest Showman.

     

     

    Don’t think Lenny will be in it but the music is good!

  16. GFTB

     

    Why wait until it’s too late. Action needs to be taken now.

     

    We have been dire all season and yesterdays result was not a surprise. Just relieved that it wasn’t 5 or 6

  17. Rock Tree Bhoy on

    ONENIGHTINLISBON on 18TH OCTOBER 2020 4:51 PM

     

     

    I would like to state that I will give the players and manager 100% support as i have done since around about 1969 when I first entered the gates of Paradise.

     

     

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    Quite a turnaround from “we can only win this league with a new manager ” but welcome none the less.

  18. onenightinlisbon on

    Lennon thought we were good in the first half. Aye he’s really got a handle on it….

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    ROCK TREE BHOY on 18TH OCTOBER 2020 7:17 PM

     

     

    Not at all. As long as he is manager I will support him as I have done in the past.

     

     

    Does not change my opinion that we will not get ten with him in the job.

  20. Rock Tree Bhoy on

    BIG WAVY on 18TH OCTOBER 2020 7:00 PM

     

     

    WTAF does this even mean?

     

     

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    Quite happy to help you out here, what part dont you understand?

  21. I think we underestimate the pressure Neil Lennon is under and it’s beginning to show in his erratic decisions and body language. He looks as if he’s had enough and so do the players.

     

     

    Worrying times.

  22. Big Wavy 7.02pm

     

     

    I try and enjoy being a Celtic fan, you posted earlier you “survived” the 90s I thought the 90s would have given you a better grounding …. you play on the fact your being cautious whereas I think you drip drip your negativity … which is in the blog rules … plenty do it

     

     

    Philbhoy

     

     

    Spot on mate far more important things … although that shoite yesterday was a hard watch … you, C & O take care

     

     

    Aff our as the the jungle welly used to say …

     

     

    As for the Titanic … I never want Celtic to lose any league title but might be a laugh reading the perma-raging on here if we do …. sometimes “some” fans might not be that different from the Rangers fans … probably not as “loyal”

     

     

    CQN gngb….

     

     

    One domestic defeat (so far)

     

     

    4 wins for Rangers in our last 21 old firm fixtures … just imagine if it was the other way about …

  23. Rock Tree Bhoy on

    ANDRENA on 18TH OCTOBER 2020 7:22 PM

     

     

    I think we underestimate the pressure Neil Lennon is under and it’s beginning to show in his erratic decisions and body language. He looks as if he’s had enough and so do the players.

     

     

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    Bang on with that comment unfortunately 🙁

  24. Glad to see that the emails have steadily been flowing in. Always good to get it off your chest! 3 platers names before 10pm please to me at CQNPOTY@GMAIL.COM . Even when we perform poorly SOMEONE has to be voted our best player! ;-)

  25. Most of my working life was asa sales representative ,targets were set,to fail was a yellow card,to fail repeatedly was a red card ,harsh but that was the position you accepted .

     

    Fail to prepare ,prepare to fail .

     

    Sorry Lenny your times up .

  26. Do I like Neil Lennon ? I do.

     

    Do i think we can win the 10 in a row with him as Manager? I do.

     

    Do I think we will win the 10 in a row with him as Manager? I’d say 50/50.

     

    Would a new Manager improve our chance of winning 10 in a row ? I don’t know. Sometimes it works sometimes it can be a disaster. I’d see it as a gamble.

     

    Would I like to see Neil continue on after this year even if we win the 10 in a row ? No, I think we need a change.

     

    Am I concerned that all may not be well with Neil ? Yes I am.

     

    Do I understand why many are calling for a change in Manager ? Yes, I do.

     

     

    That folks in a nutshell are my views on the Manager issue.