Result achieved for Celtic but Danny Lennon will see promise for Saturday


It’s difficult to analyse Celtic’s performance last night.  For much of the game the players were clearly enjoying themselves and should have been rewarded with more goals, but Dunfermline were incredibly porous in central midfield.  Ki and Commons were able to stage a passing master-class which was pleasing on the eye.

The fact that the deluge of goals didn’t come is not particularly concerning.  Celtic don’t make a habit of profligacy in front of goals, making chances is more of a problem, so it would be a mistake to read too much into one game.

While Dunfermline were out of the contest for most of the evening they also retained two strikers, something we seldom see from SPL visitors at Celtic Park, so that fact that they were able to construct an attempt at goal five minutes from time was not surprising.

Celtic got what they needed from the game but Danny Lennon, who brings St Mirren to Celtic Park on Saturday, will also have seen enough to let him form a decent game-plan, especially if Celtic play a 4-4-2 with two wingers, as they finished the game yesterday.

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  1. Paul67.



    Celtic are like the Scottish weather,we got four seasons in one day,they were excellent,they were good,they were bad,and then they were dreadful.

  2. Highlights of last nights game on BBC.


    They managed to show the DUFC appeal


    for penalty,that I cannot remember


    even happening.



    Bloody Biased C’s

  3. I am in the camp that thinks that last night’s wee fright is the best thing that could have happened to us. We have been given the wee bite in the bum that our complacency deserved,..without paying the price for our lapse.


    To the Walter Mittys who come on here before such games as last night to predict 6-0 scorelines, I offer this advice.





    To Bada Bing, Congratulations & thanks for your long public service.



    Last point. The last time that I significantly backed Celtic to win a title ( at 13/2 & twice at 5/1 ) was in Wim’s never to be forgotten season.


    I backed them 3 or 4 weeks ago 5/2 ( 3.75) on Betfair.


    Today they are 2.88.



  4. googybhoy ♥ Celtic says:



    24 November, 2011 at 14:56




    Neil Lennon has spoken of his admiration for the youngster but Rangers are now pushing to steal a march on their rivals.




    Is this lad any good?




    Does it matter? If he were to decide to join a club that could be battling for promotion from Division 3 or offering half what we can, he is either insane or a Naismith clone of hunnish hue.

  5. Stefferano del Bhoyo (but you can call me Neil Lennon)



    I was not one of the people booing or shouting abuse at the manager, but tell me that you are happy when we are reduced to running the clock down against Dunfermline at Celtic Park. The buck stops with the manager.

  6. I suggested yesterday that the young players should have been given a crack last night. Dylan in particular would have changed things a bit. Paddy McCourt was not his ebullient self–no driving at the defence and very few killer balls. Wanyama was a standout. I think we’ll be doing well to hold on to him and James Forrest. It’s hard to understand the complacency. I called it as hubris in a post last night–an arrogance and super-self esteem that certainly wasn’t visible in the second half performance. There needs to be a steely resolve now–No Pasaran.

  7. Seven Fishes Four Steaks on

    Auldheid, very good. Gonna watch final 2 episodes of season4 tonight! Season 4 is an absolute masterclass of acting and writing.




  8. Kilbowie Kelt says:


    24 November, 2011 at 15:20



    I am with you man and hope that little scare will do us some good!



    Anything less than 3 points would have been a disaster. Same goes to Saturday.



    Keep winning Celtic! Get within striking distance by the 28th Dec.

  9. The Honest Mistake (Sickened) on

    ryanleftback 24 November, 2011 at 15:24:


    Running the clock down?


    Are you talking about when we kept posession in their half after 93 minutes when we were 2-1 up?


    I’m over the moon with 3 points. Over the moon with clawing 5 points back in a week.


    What’s your problem?

  10. Stefferano del Bhoyo (but you can call me Neil Lennon) says:


    24 November, 2011 at 15:30



    Well said that man!



    3 points and win

  11. It shows how far we have fallen, when (sorry I am not allowed to use the word we) a Celtic Team is hanging on against the mighty Dunfermline. The manager got us 3 points last night? Well he also has left us trailing Rangers by 7 points and continually lost games that really matter.

  12. playfusbal4dguilders on

    Raymac says:


    24 November, 2011 at 15:26



    well said fully concur. thought performance dipped when after 15mins of the 2nd half Paddy moved out to the LHS of midfield/ wing.



    The problem was not so much his play out wide but the hole he left in the middle – that was not filled. this allowed Dunf to break out easily




  13. coorslad is Neil Lennon says:


    24 November, 2011 at 14:49


    I was walking through the town(Derry) yesterday,and a fella stopped me..said to me ‘I know your a big Celtic man’,just seen a great book for you..It was in a local age concern charity shop..The book is called ‘lisbon Lions’.So up I went for juke,got the book,priced @ 10 pence,perfect condition,by Andy Dougan..dont know if its any good,has anyone read it?


    Of course I gave the charity a few quid extra for it!



    great price coors, think i paid about 11£ a few yrs back (2007/8)

  14. The Honest Mistake (Sickened) on

    ryanleftback 24 November, 2011 at 15:38:


    How far we have fallen?


    How many cups are we still in contention for?


    Give you a clue it is 2 more than rangers.

  15. ryanleftback says:


    24 November, 2011 at 15:38



    Were you happy we won? Did you enjoy the 60 odd mins when we played some right good stuff?



    I take it you are not a fan of Neil Lennon.

  16. Steinreignedsupreme says:


    24 November, 2011 at 15:40



    ryanleftback: 24 November, 2011 at 15:10



    You are kidding no one.



    Whereas you are kidding yourself.

  17. Afternoon all.



    I hope to watch the game on Celtic TV, which hasn’t given me the best of pictures so far (anybody know why this might be?) this evening. Judging by the comments so far, we have run the gamut from brilliance to dreadful. I posted on here months ago, that to me it feels like the era of the Kelly Kids all over again. Well, that ended way beyond any our wildest dreams. Who’s to say the same won’t happen again, with the bonus that they go out of business. If and when that day dawns, Thomas Aquinas’ proofs won’t be needed any more: there is indeed a Ghod.

  18. Guys ..time for a wee quiz…. who is the least convincing celtic fan from the list of Hun posters these past few weeks?

  19. Steinreignedsupreme on

    ryanleftback: 24 November, 2011 at 15:43



    “Whereas you are kidding yourself.”



    At least I’m honest about the team I support.



    Do you have any other clichés from the Daily Record for us?

  20. pheersy says:


    24 November, 2011 at 15:46



    Yikes! I would stay well clear of hun posters! The have a bad habit of sending nasty parcels.

  21. Afternoon bhoys, damp, warmish, still hun free, unlike the blog.



    They are begining to hear the thunder are the hun, and they are scared of the thunder are the hun.



    There will be more onslaughts against the club, the manager, the players, the GB.



    The death throws of a dying beast, a cheating, lying, tax evading undignified beast which can’t come soon enough.

  22. Ryanleftback 14.34



    I happen to agree with some of your points. Despite a lot of very good play there are however some poor professional decisions.



    We seem to lack any from of coaching when it comes to defending cross balls whether from free kicks , corners or general play.


    We pose little threat or imagination from our own corners …..and even worse,


    We pose little threat from penalty kicks.



    On the subject of penaties did Lenny really say in his after-match comments that the next penalty would go to Stokes ?


    Jeez he’s the last guy I would give them to take. He invariably hits them to the Keeper’s right ;


    I know that so you can bet your boots the keeper will have done his homework therefore if ball is at right height there is a more


    than even chance the penalty will be saved.I would much prefer someone who hits the ball in either corner with pace.


    To that end I would still give them to Kris Commons who unfortunately slipped when failing against St. Johnstone.


    if the keeper has already guessed that

  23. ryanleftback says:


    24 November, 2011 at 15:43



    As heard on Radio Clyde superscoreboring.

  24. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on

    I see jabba was giving anything conected with Celtic pelters every which way he could the other day. The G B the Celtic Trust and the C S A all got it big time. But lets not be to hard on him. He comes from Airdrie and its over 500 feet above sea level so there aint much oxygen getting to the brain.

  25. Parkheadcumsalford at 15:45



    Do you have the basic or premium package as the premium package delivers much higher quality images.



    However, unless you have a reasonably fast connection, it can be a bit jumpy. I have found for some very strange reason that the live games are less jumpy than replayed games for me.




  26. So there’s this fella who is unhappy that we bagged the three points last night.



    May his misery continue all the way to the end of the season.




  27. Mort says:


    24 November, 2011 at 15:59



    Hi Mate, can you get the premium package in Belfast? Do you get all the games home/away?

  28. The next penalty should be taken by Ki.He has scored for Celtic and South Korea from the spot,in high pressure games,you must be allowed to miss one,or every player in the squad is going to be given a chance,Slan

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