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What did Juve learn from Celtic on Tuesday?

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On watching Celtic on Tuesday I wondered, ‘What will Juventus learn from this performance?’  Their scout will have left with a few notes.

Celtic can break quickly and effectively.  Both Hooper goals came as a result of moving the ball the length of the field, mostly on the deck, at pace.

Their threat from corner kicks was re-emphasised.  Charlie Mulgrew delivers the ball with sufficient pace to benefit from unpredictable movement, beyond the anticipated swerve.  This will be difficult for defenders, keeper and attackers to meet, but Celtic players clearly put a lot of work into practicing getting onto the end of these crosses.

Hopefully the scout will have learned nothing about how we will defend against Juventus as we were somewhat erratic early on against United and were not pressed thereafter.

Juventus are rightly favourites but this this is a thankless tie for them, especially when the first message delivered is ‘Don’t concede corners or free kicks in wide positions’.

They will also be alert to the dangers of being caught forward when Celtic can break effectively.  Celtic conceded through this mistake against Spartak last month but I wouldn’t expect us to leave as much empty space in defence at any point against Juventus.

My main worry about Celtic is over how much practice they are putting into penalty kicks….
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  1. Steinreignedsupreme on

    SSN – BREAKING NEWS –

     

     

    Celtic skipper Billy McNeill has agreed to a five-year contract extension.

  2. The boy jinky

     

     

    Explain why I should look out for hazards if I report your verbal abuse towards me to Paul?

  3. As soon as we saw the team sheet on Tuesday, a couple of us thought there had to have been a Juve spy at the game.

     

     

    Neil Lennon is getting rather good at this management malarkey…

  4. The Spirit of Arthur Lee on

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday born I was

     

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday born I was

     

    Thursday’s child

  5. Steinreignedsupreme on

    Meanwhile, Juventus confirm Llorente deal.

     

     

    Should be in SSN on Friday afternoon.

  6. United have already sold more than 200 tickets directly to Sevco fans with the Whyte mask upsetting Ibrox fans chief John McMillan.

     

     

    He told the Record: “I was anticipating the United supporters doing something but I didn’t think they would stoop to this.

     

     

    “It’s out of order and Dundee United as a club should do all they can to prevent their fans from carrying this threat through.

     

     

    “The majority of Rangers fans will not be at the game and observe the boycott but unfortunately I’m certain some of them will go to Tannadice so this is a recipe for trouble.

     

     

    “It’s inflammatory to wear these masks and it’s disgraceful to even be thinking about it.

     

     

    “This game is already raised tensions and I fear any move to mock our support could have serious consequences.”

     

     

    What kind of supporters chief predicts a riot over a paper mask?

  7. izzy

     

     

    13:00 on

     

    24 January, 2013

     

    The only actions Hazard is guilty of is kicking a ball from underneath a ball boy. There was no assault.

     

     

    Izzy, maybe you didn’t see all the replays from various angles (to be kind) but you are being too definitive about where, exactly, Hazard’s boot landed.

  8. Vmhan

     

     

    Have you been rising an hour early .. Or has the pooch been your alarm clock ;)

  9. Lewis Hamilton

     

    13:17 on

     

    24 January, 2013

     

    ************

     

    Ye must be using the wrang fuel mate try rocket fuel, I have the formula (but not the ingredients) if required :¬)

     

     

    V

  10. Juventus can confirm that Spanish international striker Fernando Llorente will join the club on 1 July 2013.

     

     

    Delighted he will not face us.

  11. ASonOfDan

     

     

    If there were any Dundee United fans who weren’t planning on wearing a mask they will now!

     

     

    LB

  12. Anybody else think the swansea ballboy was a disgrace last night. He was obviously deliberately wasting time by lying on top of the ball.Hazards kick mainly made contact with the ball and either made no contact or limited contact with the boy. He then proceeded to quite obviously feign injury to get hazard in trouble. He needs to be censured severely also or else teams will be getting their ballboys to behave in the same way in order to provoke a situation where they can get a man advantage.

  13. http://www.celticfc.net/newsstory?item=3599

     

     

    A wee extra to this story. . . . .

     

     

    Three of my sons pals are over in Keyna with the Celtic Charity Group, Victors mum and dad were at one of the events and had brought a mountain of food for everyone to enjoy. The young fellas then showed Victors folks a video shot when he’d recently arrived at Celtic and was playing in one of his earliest matches and the GB, maybe around 200 of them were singing the VW song to the tune of the Marseillaise, all good stuff. Then they played them the video of their son scoring against Barca at CP and the aftermath of his goal when the whole stadium erupted in unison singing the very same song………

     

    The tears of pride and joy were streaming down his fathers face as he said ” my bhoy, my bhoy”

     

    I liked this story

     

     

    HH

  14. Juventus hope to complete the signing of Lisandro Lopez on loan from Olympique Lyon today, having agreed terms with the French club and the striker last night.

     

     

    Herald Sport understands that it is more likely that only Lisandro will be signed by Juventus this month, with the loan fee likely to be in the region of £1.7m, with a £7.5m signing clause for the summer. Antonio Conte, the Juventus manager, is an admirer of Lisandro and has been keen to sign the striker – who has scored 54 goals in 102 appearances for Lyon – for some time. Either Fabio Quagliarella or Alessandro Matri are likely to make way by departing this month.

  15. They can sing billy boys = no punishment but if you wear a CW mask it’s not on.

     

     

    Only happens in sevconia world.

  16. Big Wee Oscar Thumbs up to

     

     

    MurdochAuldandHay

     

    leftclicktic

     

    Mhark67

     

    Cowiebhoy

     

    FourGreenFields

     

    Murdochbhoy

     

    Philbhoy

     

    Richie

     

    The Token Tim

     

    Bradbhoy

     

    Davy Bhoy

     

     

     

     

    for donations to WeeOscarLife Cycle’s to Belfast St Patricks weekend March 2013

     

     

    On 15th/16th of March 100 cyclist will set off from 5 locations in the UK & Ireland for Belfast to raise funds that will go towards helping Wee Oscar Knox fund the Immunotherapy treatment he so desperately requires. We will be leaving from:

     

     

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  17. screen73

     

     

    13:22 on

     

    24 January, 2013

     

    Anybody else think the swansea ballboy was a disgrace last night. He was obviously deliberately wasting time by lying on top of the ball.Hazards kick mainly made contact with the ball and either made no contact or limited contact with the boy. He then proceeded to quite obviously feign injury to get hazard in trouble. He needs to be censured severely also or else teams will be getting their ballboys to behave in the same way in order to provoke a situation where they can get a man advantage.

     

     

    Will you call for similar sanctions against players who perform like dying swans when tackled?

  18. Gordon-J

     

     

    Can you imagine the ridicule that we’d be subjected to from every media hun pop up if anyone vaguely connected to the club alluded to anything like the sentiment expressed by the knuckle-draggers?

     

     

    One Scoddland – Mono Kultyur…………..

  19. When are the SFA going to step into this nonesence over the Dundee Utd V The Rangers?

     

     

    When are the SFA going to sack Campbell Ogilvie and regain at least a modicum of credability?

  20. Why are the entries all one hour fast, I thought I’d missed my lunch, and that would never do.

  21. Nuclear Bovril and a Half Munched Pie on

    Ball boy was a cheeky wee erse

     

     

    Hazard was an erse

     

     

    John McMillan is an erse.

     

     

    ErseWatch CSC

  22. LiviBhoy

     

     

    Can you imagine the headlines if the Celtic Supporters had came out with that statement.

     

     

    Welcome to Zombieland…

  23. Magnus

     

     

    From what I saw , and many others apparently, there was no contact made with the boy. It should be pointed out when so many see what they want to see when they hear a ball boy was kicked by Hazard.

     

     

    I’m sure the player had no intention of hurting him and rather tried to make him look silly by retrieving the ball despite the boys best efforts to smother it beneath him.

     

     

    It worked and that’s why the boy began to feign injury imo

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