Rose will cure what ails Leipzig soon


I watched Leipzig lose 3-0 to Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday evening.  It was not the reassuringly bad performance by our Champions League opponents the score line suggests.  Leipzig showed plenty of effort throughout, even when the outcome was beyond doubt.

They were frustrating in attack and porous in defence; a bit like Celtic the following day, but in the Bundesliga, punishment is more acute than anything we are likely to see in Paisley.  Leipzig are a team lesser than its constituent parts.  In time, that will change.  Celtic’s concern with this issue will be over three weeks today, when the second of our doubleheader against them takes place.

We return to action at home to Motherwell, four days before our game in Germany.  Another chance for Ange Postecoglou to rotate the squad?  That’s significantly less likely now than pre-Paisley.  At the same time, Leipzig are home to bottom of the gable, Bochum, who have one point from seven outings.  They could not have handpicked an easier warmup for our meeting.

What is less reassuring for Marco Rose, who took over as Leizig manager two weeks ago, is that like Celtic, the bulk of his squad departed for international duty since the weekend.  He will not get an opportunity to work with them as a group until a couple of days before the Bochum game.  Even that game is unlikely to provide a useful test of progress.

Whatever ails Leipzig, Rose will cure their vulnerable soon.  Celtic have to exploit a team in flux and find two performances in the next three weeks that can define their season.

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  1. AT


    Think that was another funeral – maybe Duke



    This funeral will be off the scale as far as costs are concerned.



    I’ve heard that chick won’t be living in buck house – there’s 700 rooms for the homeless

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  3. bournesouprecipe on




    Eyes on the prize , we only have one team and proved on Sunday a ‘B’ looking team regardless of the squad depth, won’t win us the leagues that lead to the Leipzigs.



    One game at a time CSC

  4. BBC now saying CQN is a magazine.



    “French top-flight club Marseille are keeping tabs on Oscar Gloukh, who is reported to be a target for Celtic, according to CQN Magazine.”




    Early morning news I’m sure i heard he was moving into Buck house after the refurb is finished at a cost of £370 million to the taxpayer.




    It was early doors so may have got things muddled up.

  6. bournesouprecipe on

    Just the three things questionable with the St Mirren killer goal,



    Throw in should have been ours , foul on Stephen Welsh and offside to boot.



    Ho Hum CSC

  7. bournesouprecipe on

    Ole Rutherglen Royal Burgh returns to normal with its town hall butchers apron at full mast over the food banks.

  8. Quiet man



    I think your a troll here,part of a troll team only seeking negatives bout Celtic,their fans,and what their views are,interact with whoever you wish,not give me the Karen Dunbars.




    Or I could get off my backside and laptop and head to work where I should be right now! 8:21am and still just “sitting here thinking.”

  10. ‘Leipzig showed plenty of effort throughout, even when the outcome was beyond doubt.’




    Is this a joke?


    Surely that is the least that every player in every club, especially those earning a fortune, should contribute.


    It’s certainly not praiseworthy.

  11. RB Leipzig also a had long night in Madrid in their legs and only made a couple of changes from Wednesday.



    It might be that other teams chose to do what we did at the weekend and rotate key players, but a lot of teams who played in the CL drew or lost against teams they’d normally expect to beat.



    It looks like back to back midweek CL in a week had an effect. I’m glad for the break this week :)

  12. What is the starz


    Re., the other day.


    The lights were on or near the Samuel Beckett bridge,as well as all flags at half mast HH

  13. Celtic40me


    As I posted earlier unfortunately for many of our Bhoys that won’t be the case



    Off to the dentist

  14. LAMBERT14 on 20TH SEPTEMBER 2022 1:43 PM



    Paul67 wasn’t praising it. Having watched the game, unlike the rest of us he was trying to give context to the result that we might have thought showed a poor performance or problems with motivation from the new manager.

  15. THE QUIET MAN on 20TH SEPTEMBER 2022 1:56 PM



    It highlights the problems that all CL teams face – either run your best players into the ground or risk dropping points by resting them.

  16. Fanad Patriot



    I hope alls well at this time,and may your relative rip.God bless them



    God bless the patriots,




  17. An Tearmann


    Thanks for your thoughts.


    This lady put many a man to shame,I have never met a braver person anywhere.


    The Patriots live on .HH

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