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. Aluko has spoken of how well his operation on Naismith’s knee turned out.



    He said it was the first time he had been in a theatre, apart from the Kings, but, Mr. Whyte assured him that he was up to the job.



    A small fee was charged, but Sone felt that it was worth it.

  2. ryanleftback says:



    24 November, 2011 at 16:20



    Do you think I would be bothered to go along to every home game if I didn’t support Celtic?



    Is that just a poor attempt to imply that you are a Celtic supporter, and I do not infer that you are.



    You don’t have to support a team to go to their home games.



    Do you go to every Celtic home game? More important do you support Celtic?

  3. Gordon_J at 17:42



    Perhaps he thinks that when they go bust a last ever Rangers shirt will go well on E-bay



    As if he’ll be given one to keep. Wonder is it his turn this week to do the washing of kits?




  4. Aluko made the payment to Rangers who are yet to pay it to Aberdeen with their part……….



    It’s probably true.

  5. Mort says:



    24 November, 2011 at 17:40



    Absolute disgrace






    This letter was written by a 16 year old burglar as part of an attempt at restoritive justice. The content is bad enough, but the spelling and grammar are atrocious. What do they teach our young people at school nowadays?











    They didn’t teach restor….. justice or are you taking the piss? lol


    standardizedspelling for leedsandspecialbranch CSC

  6. Never surprised by the press releases that go straight out the door of Scottish newspapers pretending to be original stories.



    Unfortunately the demise of the printed press in Scotland is imminent, and we won’t be amused by their antics for much longer. I only hope they survive long enough for us to see:



    “KPMG appointed Rangers’ administrators”






    “BIG-4 CRACKS ARRIVE TO SAVE GERS – A crack team of financial experts have arrived at Ibrox from top accountancy firm KPMG to boost the Gers on AND off the pitch…”

  7. The Honest Mistake (Sickened) on

    Hear Naeluko has replaced Carter Ruck to defend Craig Whyte in court against allegations in the recent BBC documentary. Naeluko is adamant that he wants to do this and has paid a contribution towards the legal fees.

  8. Mort says:


    24 November, 2011 at 17:40


    What do they teach our young people at school nowadays?



    -> Clearly not very much… the UK education standards are utterly laughable compared to other countries. This kid is obviously from the semi-literate feral underclass, but what is (probably) worse is the state of some people who are actually enrolled in universities. I was watching a program about english girls trying to get into a US-style sorority at Leeds University…. one of them asked “Is Canada in America too, or is that a separate place?…..”



    We used to sneer at americans for being ignorant, but clearly the shoe is now on the other foot.

  9. Margaret McGill on

    I may have missed the details but does anyone know why the Lennon backed Strachan plan fell through?

  10. i think celtic playing 4 4 2 with two wingers is a disaster waiting to happen. we need to start games with three solid midfielders and one winger then change it if needed,


    especialy away from home. we always look a much better team with three ball winning midfielders..

  11. Margaret McGill says:


    24 November, 2011 at 17:58


    I may have missed the details but does anyone know why the Lennon backed Strachan plan fell through?




    money i think

  12. stream i posted half hour ago for Barca Celtic u19 match is now up and running






    (btw we have 3 players out…Jackson, Marcus and Dylan – gonna be tough !!)

  13. LuxCelt at 17:50



    I work in a university and I know exactly what you mean. It’s got to a stage for some who just want to be spoon fed everything.




  14. Margaret McGill on

    jockcfc says:


    24 November, 2011 at 18:00



    you mean he wanted some as opposed to doing charity work or was asking for too much?

  15. I am not sure that Sone Aluko is a worthy target for the Celtic support.


    We don’t demean this young guy who is trying to do the best he can for himself, however misguided he is.


    We only demean ourselves.


    Sone Aluko is not MY enemy.

  16. Margaret McGill..you are early! happy thanksgiving..re Strachan nothing concrete that I can see but a rumour and just a rumour that salary expectations not met.

  17. Margaret McGill on

    johann murdoch says:


    24 November, 2011 at 18:04



    Quelle surprise! Too bad! probably would have affected someone’s bonus:)



    Yes.. Thanksgiving..celebrating the day we decided to avoid starvation and traded the indigenous types warm typhoid blankets for corn tomatoes potatoes and general gorging aplenty

  18. Can’t unnerstan’ all the negativity towards whassisname. – Aluko.



    After all The ET states he “wowe”d manager Ally McCoist in a closed doors game on Tuesday.



    So there.

  19. Kilbowie Kelt says:



    24 November, 2011 at 18:03


    I am not sure that Sone Aluko is a worthy target for the Celtic support.



    I am not sure he is the Target of the jokes.


    It is Rangers and the despicable way they do business.


    It is the media expecting us to swallow their line of praise to the lad rather than criticism of Rangers “buying” policy.