In recent weeks Brendan Rodgers has repeatedly made known his desire to add up to four players of high quality to his first team options. With a current squad of 32 players bulging at the seams, quantity is most definitely not the issue at Lennoxtown. Whether on loan or on a permanent basis a number of players are likely to
In recent weeks Brendan Rodgers has repeatedly made known his desire to add up to four players of high quality to his first team options. With a current squad of 32 players bulging at the seams, quantity is most definitely not the issue at Lennoxtown. Whether on loan or on a permanent basis a number of players are likely to exit in the forthcoming January window – a window which opens in less than 4 weeks’ time. Leading the exodus
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Six nil scorelines are like busses. You wait on one for ages and then you take another tanking in Europe! That’s how the saying goes, right? Enjoyable as winning by the same margin on Sunday against Aberdeen was, such disparity in Celtic’s domestic and European results have become all too common in recent times. Since
Nearly three full days later I’m still reeling from that result. Why, I don’t know? It’s not as if we haven’t been there before. Tino and James, in their Final Whistle Podcast, rightly called our performance grim and embarrassing. There’s a plethora of adjectives we could apply but let’s throw in amateurish and clueless and move
Wednesday felt like a pivotal night for Celtic. Though we fell just short of that elusive Champions League win the signs are there that we’re making steady progress under Brendan Rodgers and that we’ll continue to see further progress both at home and in Europe. The players involved against Atletico Madrid will have thrived from the experience of going toe to toe with the Spaniards and all will be better for it as they each continue their own development under
It’s only Matchday Three, but Wednesday’s clash with Atletico Madrid could already be make or break for Celtic’s European ambitions. Despite performing well in large spells against both Feyenoord and Lazio, the Hoops find themselves propping up Group E on zero points as we approach the halfway point of the group stages. So what will Brendan Rodgers’ side have learned from their opening two encounters? LESSONS LEARNED? Firstly they’ll have learned that you simply cannot switch off at any point
In the coming days no less than fourteen of Celtic’s first team stars will return to Lennoxtown. Each has been off representing their respective nations on the international stage, and though there’s been mixed fortunes for some, the main thing will be getting the players back fit and healthy ahead of a tough run of fixtures. The first of those is a trip to Tynecastle where we’ll play fourth placed Hearts on Sunday afternoon. Whilst always a difficult place to
It was never going to be easy. And maybe we’ve yet to find the solution. But on recent showing Luis Palma looks as close as Celtic have come to replacing the mercurial talents of Portuguese star Jota following his summer departure to Saudi Arabia. In two memorable years at Celtic Park the winger lit up the stage on numerous occasion with his passion, his energy and his array of skills. He was also very notably a scorer of ‘big goals’.