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The Real Return of Lennyball

Article by James Dailey Is Neil Lennon the ultimate decision maker when it comes to the system and formations Celtic are deploying on the pitch?

Lennon and Rodgers In Europe – An Expected Goals Adventure

Article by James Dailey As I consume mainstream and fan-based Celtic-related media, I am constantly bombarded by “conventional wisdom” and provided with topics to analyze.

Donnelly Is The Brown We Think We Have

Article by James Dailey I started a deep dive into analyzing Scott Brown’s age-based performance decline this past summer, which was catalyzed by an exchange with Alan in the comments section of Celticbynumbers prior to the first Cluj qualifier...

Celtic Strikes Back

Article by James Dailey The signing of Patryk Klimala has generated the typical frenetic response from Celtic support, as some immediately think he and the Slovakian league are rubbish, some watch his video highlights on Youtube and extol on Twitter that he is the “next Lewandowski,” while still others take a wait and see approach...

Midfield Red Flags

The mid term reports focus now on the midfield and wingers.

Brown: A Never Ending Story

It feels like I have been writing about the decline of Brown for some time now.

Rare Centre Back Continuity Brings Reward

The Mid-term report series turns its beady attention to the centre back position.

Patient Taylor Deserves His Chance

The right back review was a delicious stew of contradiction and intrigue, or as they probably still say in Somerset, a bugger’s muddle.

Oh My Days! It’s Right Up For Grabs

Had someone suggested teenage Dutchman Frimpong would be Celtic’s primary right back this season you’d be right to have looked askance...

The Wall Justified

The Big Wall is back at Celtic Park and has very quickly reminded us all what we were missing, especially in the crunch games.

Narrow Margins Loom for Lennon’s Legacy

A disappointing result, not to mention performance, is what lingers in the minds of Celtic supporters over the winter shut down.

Integral Jullien Leads The Way

Despite defeat to The Rangers, Jullien again stepped up in a big game.

Shape And Recoveries Key To Celtic Loss

Nine in a row is on a knife edge for Celtic as their winning streak was bent out of shape after a tense home encounter with nearest challengers The Rangers...

The Edouard Dependency

Plotting Expected Goals and Expected Assists for midfielders and forwards gives us a view on not just goal threat but creativity too.

Celtic By Numbers · Dec 13, 2019

Forster the X Factor

There has rarely been such a clear cut Bhoy of the Match as that performed by Forster to help win X in a row for Celtic at Hampden in the League Cup Final...

Celtic By Numbers · Nov 21, 2019

Elyounoussi Evaluated

The stock of Elyounoussi continues to rise within the Celtic support on the back of a run of 6 goals in 5 matches, and a sparky centre forward performance in the famous Lazio triumph.

Celtic By Numbers · Nov 15, 2019

The Right Back?

The Celtic right back problem was addressed after Lustig’s leaving with the purchases of Elhamed and Frimpong, and the loan acquisition of Bauer.

Celtic By Numbers · Nov 11, 2019

A Roman Tale

Celtic completed a double over Lazio with a second come from behind win, this time in Rome.

Celtic By Numbers · Nov 6, 2019

Taylor’s Debut: Defensive Options Improved

Amidst the flurry of key games – European triumphs, Cup Sem Finals and so forth – the debut of Taylor slipped largely unnoticed.

Celtic By Numbers · Nov 1, 2019

Lazio Bitton By Tiny Margins

Another dramatic European night under the lights saw Celtic record a rare Italian win from behind – a resonant scenario.

Celtic By Numbers · Oct 17, 2019

Lessons Learned From Livingston

Celtic have the rare luxury of a home 3pm start to get the SPFL campaign back on track again facing promoted Ross County.

Celtic By Numbers · Oct 8, 2019

Europe and Plastic Excuses

Defeat to Livingston was as abject as any in recent memory.

Celtic By Numbers · Oct 5, 2019

Edouard’s Improvement

Edouard’s recent star introduction for the French Under 21 international side (4 goals in 2 games) has further raised the profile of Celtic’s record signing.

Celtic By Numbers · Oct 2, 2019

Bolingoli and Jullien Vital Against Cluj

Much was made of Bolingoli and Julliens’ absences in the season low defeat to CFR Cluj.

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