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Last week we discussed how Celtic’s attacking set-piece strategy was to aim for Christopher Jullien, while others attempt to block defenders impeding his run, and what the arrival of Shane Duffy would do for options.  An hour into Saturday’s game in Dingwall provided the answer.  While Jullien made his customary run to meet a corner kick, Duffy picked his moment to rise and head his opening goal for Celtic.

Before the arrival of Jullien last year, Celtic’s corner kick effectiveness was awful.  We are not quite back to the Martin O’Neill era-level, but Chris and Shane have changed our threat level significantly.

Again, Albian Ajeti puts the ball in the net(i), his third goal since arriving last month.  We have seen so little of Ajeti that it is difficult to make a proper assessment of him, which makes his goal tally all the more impressive.

It seems incongruous that Vasilis Barkas had his best performance in the purple of Celtic in a game we won by five goals.  He made five saves, three of them particularly impressive, and County hit the woodwork twice.

As happy as Neil Lennon will be at the goals and manner of Celtic’s attacking play, he will be concerned we offered up so many chances to a weak Ross County team.  The years when Celtic could afford to simply out score the opposition passed long ago, we cannot continue to offer up the chances County and Hamilton have enjoyed this season.  You know how this ends if not arrested.

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  1. lets all do the huddle on

    The Kellys & Whites gave us the most successful time ever at our club, strange eh? por cierto

     

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    and we would have had a shiney new stadium in cambuslang with no poles or restricted view seats if it wasnt for those pesky rebels

  2. LETS ALL DO THE HUDDLE on 15TH SEPTEMBER 2020 12:34 PM

     

    The Kellys & Whites gave us the most successful time ever at our club, strange eh? por cierto

     

     

    and we would have had a shiney new stadium in cambuslang with no poles or restricted view seats if it wasnt for those pesky rebels

     

     

    That’s what I meant with the ? at the end of my post, both those statements are true, weird eh? por cierto

  3. KINGLUBO,

     

    I met Paddy Crerand when he presented our league medals In 1961. Harry Haddock of Clyde was with him.

     

    HH

  4. DELANEYS DUNKY on 15TH SEPTEMBER 2020 12:19 PM

     

    AKBW

     

    It was 6-1 in 1972.

     

    Dixie hat trick.

     

    He also scored a hat trick in a 6-3 League cup win over Hibs the following year. Harper’s a barrel of shite scored 3 and picked up a losers medal.

     

     

    All I remember was, that we scored six that day, the end I was in, the air was full of dust, & I was ratarse

     

    drunk. Yeah, a funny all round day indeed, which I recall with fond memories. & Joe Harper scored a

     

    hat-trick against us, he seamed to have a good record of scoring goals against us. Because he also

     

    scored goals against us when he played for the Sheep. Yeah when Ally Big Mouth McLeod was there

     

    Manager. Less we forget, about the World Cup shambles of 1978, with the McLeod Clown as Manager.

  5. POR CIERTO on 15TH SEPTEMBER 2020 12:36 PM

     

    LETS ALL DO THE HUDDLE on 15TH SEPTEMBER 2020 12:34 PM

     

    The Kellys & Whites gave us the most successful time ever at our club, strange eh? por cierto

     

    Yeah, when football was a Sport, & not a money runned business as it is nowadays, & it changed

     

    into a money business, back in the 1980’s which effected all Clubs, including our own Club as well.

     

    Players would go to the highest bidder now, & even back then, in other words full of Mercenaries.

     

    Hardly any loyalty, long term service to one Club nowadays, nor even back in the 1980’s onwards.

     

    Just full of Tax Dodgers, & People who wanted to get rich quick.

     

    Also, it was Jock Stein who brought success to our Club, not the Kelly’s & the Whites. Before Jock

     

    Stein became our Manager back in 1965 our Club’s Trophy success the years previous to 1965

     

    was poor so before we won the Scottish Cup back in 1965 we have to go back to 1957 League

     

    Cup Final against Old Co, & before then 1952/53, & before then 1938. In fact we nearly got

     

    Relegated back in 1948 or there abouts, having to win the last match of the Season to stay up.

     

    The Kelly’s & The Whites, did not exactly bring a lot of success to our Club, under their watch.

     

    Also Jock Stein said when he first took over the Management Post @ CP he informed that he

     

    would have full control of the Team that was put on the Park, not the Kellys & the Whites.

     

    As they did, when the previous Manager Jimmy McGrory was the Manager with hardly any

     

    success. It’s Jock Stein who we should be thanking for our past Club’s success, not the Kellys

     

    & the Whites.

     

    & We would have had a shiney new stadium in cambuslang with no poles or restricted view seats if it wasnt for those pesky rebels. As for Cambuslang, what a load of coblers, the Kellys & the Whites did not have the

     

    Capital nor the Business Accumen to move our Club forward into the 21st Century. It was Fergus

     

    McCann with his five year Business Plan, which took our Club forward into the 21st Century, not the

     

    Kelly’s Nor The Whites. So that is a brief overview, of what has gone down @ our Club, over the

     

    past eight decades plus, which is a fact, end of question marks. ????’s LOL.

     

    That’s what I meant with the ? at the end of my post, both those statements are true, weird eh? por cierto

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