Textbook in Trondheim, hope in our hearts


Celtic delivered a textbook performance in securing the win in Trondheim last night.  Rosenborg are bottom of the group and were effectively out of the competition before kick-off, but only a year ago Anderlecht came to Glasgow after five Champions League defeats and wiped the floor with Celtic (Anderlecht remain a poor side, accruing only two points in a weak Europa League group this season).

This was Celtic’s third away win in European group stages, but the second in two seasons.  If we have genuine ambition to progress in Europe, we needed to win games like last night’s.

The contrast between this performance and the one in the same stadium in Augusts’ qualifiers was stark.  In the earlier game Celtic were poor in possession, unable to impose themselves on a Rosenborg team who needed a goal to draw the tie level.  Instead we ground out a 0-0.  Last night, the passing, pace and control from Celtic was vastly better.  Rosenborg didn’t get a sniff.

James Forrest ended a spectacular month by creating the winning goal for Scott Sinclair.  Scott still had plenty to do to guide his header into the top corner of the net.

Defensively Celtic were imperious.  Any anxieties were limited to what potentially could happen when the home side were able to lob a set piece into the box, but chances were limited, giving Craig Gordon one of his easiest games on the road this season.

By full time, the players looked exhausted.  My mind immediately turned to Aberdeen players, who will have watched from the comfort of their homes.  It is easy to say, “Go again”, but players are not machines.  Sunday will be the seventh time they have climbed the domestic mountain in succession.

Legs and minds will be tired.  If Celtic lift the trophy at Hampden, heroics will be required.  But this is Celtic, so we have hope in our hearts.

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  1. TonyRome,



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  5. Gordon64 on 30th November 2018 11:07 pm



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    Celtic WIN

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  7. Been meaning to say (since I returned from Lanzarote), a HUGE thank you to EMERALD BEE for some fantastic advice on improving access to CQN on my phone, tablet and computer.


    For anyone on a windows laptop that’s still having issues with slow loading pages, etc then what I learned was how to switch off Javascript solely on the CQN page. The only downside is that with certain links that are posted you sometimes need to turn Javascript back on before the link will open. Although, right clicking on the link and choosing the ‘open link in new tab’ option often works fine.


    So, to turn off Javascript on CQN (if using Chrome as your browser) then it’s –


    > Click on the 3 wee vertical dots at the top right corner of the screen


    > Click on Settings


    > Scroll down and click on Advanced


    > From the list that then appears select ‘content settings’


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  8. Kev my friend, hope you and Patrica are good, GFTB, don’t always agree with you , but one thing a know bro you are a cracking fellow, Having had a beer with you, hope we can do do it again sometime, ps dez said you’re sister is a good lass , till the next time bhud ???????????

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    Hopefully will have another beer one day but surely you must realise oor Kev doesn’t like Celtic …. must be a New Stevenson thing .,…

  10. Gerryfaethebrig on 1st December 2018 12:19 am



    Petec 10.21



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  14. GFTB , we will have a beer together hopefully sooner than later , however As I said to quite a few C q n amigos Kev is a definitely a Tim maybe shows it different from you and me , but still a Tim , ps think Kev is a easy target on here as he very rarely reply’s !! Good to meet you and each and every C Q Ner on the hoot, till the next time HH 3-0 sun Rogic ?ps hope this post disnay upset anybody from laighestone hall ???????

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    Petec :-)



    It’s been a very difficult day …. displacing a young family doesn’t sit too good



    Hail & Hail

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