Organisational indiscipline remains a concern


Yesterday’s win at Fir Park was huge for Celtic’s season but we should caution against talk of a corner being turned.  The team possessed the resilience (and Irish magician) to come from behind and beat the team who were second in the league, but we have been here before.

The Motherwell goal will cause Neil Lennon particular concern.  After losing a goal to an early corner kick against Rennes on Thursday, it seems impossible to believe that the team switched off at another corner kick, but only Beram Kayal was alert to the threat of Motherwell taking a short corner, and he was already covering a threat.

Organisational discipline is as important as having better players to the outcome of many football games.

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  1. I was a Captain Hurricane man myself . Hornet and Victor . Now that was for real boys . Couldn’t be doing with all that Enid Blyton nonsense . Lassies stuff the lot of it.

  2. BlantyreKev says:


    7 November, 2011 at 13:46


    Interesting blog






    Barca zonal mark but leave the posts uncovered.



    I listened to Guilleme Balague talking about Barca in general. Utterly fascinating. He says they are taught from young that there are 8 zones on the pitch and depending on your position only some of them will apply to your own play. He says you have to imagine the pitch divided into 8 squares/zones. You must never leave a team mate in one of the squares on his own and you generally should never find yourself in a zone that is not one of your own. I’d love to be able to find the reference, amazing reading, as significant as Cruyff and the Dutch’s total football.






    I teach the Under 8’s I coach this system and it works very well. They find it easy to understand and makes the midfield work harder to help defence and attack.



    Needs fit, agile and focused kids though which, in this day and age, is increasingly harder to find!

  3. The Token Tim says:


    7 November, 2011 at 15:59


    Heard on Talksport that Hibs have appointed Billy Brown as caretaker manager????



    Jambo Jim’s whingin, greeting faced sidekick????






    Hibess will be deeeeeelighted about that, will they not?



    TTT –



    I know that you have been away for a wee while, but apparently he is a Hibee.




  4. The Token Tim – Next time on Bagpuss:



    The mice occupy Emily’s shop in protest at her profiteering.



    Professor Yaffle goes on strike over tuition fees.



    Gabriel the Toad laments his unrequited love for Ed Miliband. (thumbsup)

  5. Bhoyinengland 15.08



    seen that, Lennon is odds on to be gone before crimbo – bookies are very rarely wrong



    dont like the favourite for the job Roy Keane

  6. TTT,



    Billy Brown was already the assistant manager at Hibs, albeit not a popular choice. He would be the most likely candidate for the caretaker role despite his Jambo connections. Strange to think that Colin Calderwood was so sought after at the start of the season and Hibs fought off interest only to sack him a couple of months later.

  7. The Spirit of Arthur Lee on

    Neil Lennon is (and always will be) a Celtforlife (*O*) says



    How many of the under 8’s header the ball?



    My bhoy plays 2003 and i find that they are not quite ready to get their hairstyles messed up.

  8. Caldwerwood has been sacked prior to the clubs AGM which is tomorrow.


    John Hughes was sacked the morning of last years AGM. Rod Petrie appears to be protecting himself from a barrage of abuse for the 2nd year running.




  9. Just noticed young Mr Adam is listed in the Scotland Under-21 squad and is the current first choice keeper.


    Wonder if he will get picked in their game next Wednesday.

  10. guys is anyone able to post the highlights or goals from rennes & also motherwell



    missed both due to work so would be much appreciated

  11. Greenwells Glory on

    Hi Ghuys, Salve salve;- Richmond? not even good sausages though I’d bet Philvis would stuff his swan with them. :))


    Anyhoo, after reading some posts yesterday attributed to Geoff? Brown regarding his preference for allowing our cash strapped cousins to remain in the SPL, I find myself to be very surprised at that as I seem to remember him being voiciveous against other teams who malpracticed fiscally and his side suffered relegation and struggled but kept the club within their means. I do not understand how he can be so forgiving of thems.




    Liberate Vos Ex Inferis

  12. Neil Lennon is (and always will be) a Celtforlife (*O*) says:


    7 November, 2011 at 16:14




    No disrespect, but the idea of teaching tactics like this to under 8s strikes me as a form of madness.

  13. Philbhoy - It's just the beginning! on

    Have Capita managed to ring fence any hun funds today?



    Any news on the high spirited goalie who blew his cover outside the good old Corinthian.

  14. Greenwells Glory – I once went to see “Swan Lake”.



    What a waste of time and money that was.



    I was the only one in the audience wearing a napkin around his neck. (thumbsup)

  15. McFadden on rejecting Celtic


    07/11/2011 | 0 Comments: First | Last


    “There wasn’t really a reason why I didn’t go back to Scotland, it really wasn’t down to me.


    “The way it was done wasn’t proper — and that is it.”



    Asked whether any proposed deal with Celtic collapsed on financial grounds or personal terms, James McFadden replied: “No, it wasn’t right and it wasn’t necessarily any of those things.



    “It was just the way things were approached.



    “I could expand on that, but I’m not going to.



    “It’s just one of those things. I don’t know how concrete the interest was.



    “Obviously I was in talks with Celtic, but I don’t know what their intentions were. I knew what the intentions were of Davie Moyes and I’m absolutely delighted to be back at Everton.”

  16. The Moon Bhoys on

    Bhoyin England @ 15.08



    “If names are being thrown into the hat, would anyone mind if I made a suggestion?”



    As Neil probably hasn’t logged on today I’ll object on his behalf.

  17. Philbhoy - It's just the beginning! on




    ….I’m delighted Mcfadden is back at Everton too!



    Who needs McFadden when we might be getting Bola Zenden, or whatever he’s called.



    No worries then.

  18. I'm Neil Lennon (tamrabam) on

    lion roars 67



    im not sure who rejected who, but im just glad we didnt spend our dwindling pile of pennies on mcfadden

  19. Philbhoy – It’s just the beginning! says:


    7 November, 2011 at 16:24


    Have Capita managed to ring fence any hun funds today?



    Suggestion from RTC – its being settled out of court.



    Another groundhog day!

  20. Wheres Jobo with the weather report ?



    The fog is very thick in the Capital… Is the game tonight still on ? Hows the weather in sunny glesga ?




  21. I’m sure Celtic welcome the International break as a blessing at present and the chance to help get some of our injured players on the road to recovery. Like a lot of CQNrs it’s disappointing to see the problems of defending set pieces. This has been a long term problem for the team going back to the Caldwell McManus days. We seemed to get to grips with the problem last season but unfortunately it’s back with us again, possibly due so much changes inm a defence plagued by injuries.

  22. McFadden would not have added anything new to our game.


    Not needed so whatever he has to say is irrelevant.

  23. Classic quote from a HMRC spokesperson in response to a question from STV regarding the First Tier Tribunal for the huns:



    Although HMRC advised it could not comment on individual cases, below is part of the generic reply provided.



    “There is little HMRC can do for a business whose viability is dependent on not paying the UK taxes to which they are liable.”



    The spokesperson didn’t miss and hit the wall.



    Árd Macha

  24. Concerning the goal we lost on Sunday,Kayal was going out to cover the corner as he should do ie,.leaving the front post,it seems to me that Forster called him back because he was not confident of covering the front post himself,that in it self is another story.Slan

  25. The Battered Bunnet on

    Had a wee chuckle to myself last night listening to Owen Coyle’s post match interview, following the 5-0 thumping of Stoke City.



    Words to the effect: “I went to mass last night, and the closing hymn was ‘Pray for the Wanderers’. I knew it was going to be our day”.

  26. rangerstaxcase says:


    07/11/2011 at 4:19 pm


    edgie says:


    07/11/2011 at 4:17 pm (Edit)


    been deferred to allow a out of court settlement according to radio clyde





    Par for the course. If you want Whyte to pay you, it would appear that you need to drag him by the hair up the court steps before you will see your money.

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