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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.

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.

Bolingoli and Jullien Vital Against Cluj

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

Ball Carries

By tracking a new metric (Progressive Runs) and adding this to Pack Dribbles, we can assess those most effective at carrying the ball forward...

The Lennon Press

Under Rodgers, Celtic’s pressing effectiveness deteriorated season by season.

Bolingoli Assessed – Is Tierney Impossible to Follow?

With a Twitter handle renaming movement amongst the Celtic support, it is fair to say Bolingoli is becoming something of a cult figure for the Champions...

Do Lennon’s Demands Suit Brown?

A strangely economical performance against Hearts on Sunday was the latest in the new season for captain Brown.

Edouard Adored

Celtic have one foot in the Europa League Group Stage following a 2-0 home win over AIK Stockholm.

Is Signing Forster Necessary?

La Grand Muralla has returned to Celtic on a one-year loan deal – not official as I write but it looks like happening...

Familiar Failings As Celtic Crash Out

Elimination from the Champions League will cast a long shadow over Celtic’s season.

Cluj Culture Clash

Celtic face Romanian champions CFR Cluj in Glasgow with the Champions League Play off round at stake (sorry!).

Return of the Seven

The Magnificent Seven theme rang out at Celtic Park for the first time since 15th May 2016 in Deila’s last game in charge.

Elhamed’s Debut

“My kingdom for a right back!”. Celtic Park witnessed the debut of erstwhile centre back cum right back Elhamed in the romp over St Johnstone.

Jullien’s Debut

Lennon’s marquee Summer signing (so far!) finally made his debut in the away tie in Tallin versus Nomme Kalju.

Does Griffiths Set Edouard Free?

Wednesday against Nomme Kalju may have been a glimpse into the way Lennon’s Celtic will play.

Transfer Window Checkpoint

As a consistent critic of Celtic’s squad management over the last number of seasons, I wanted to take a check point on where we are now the 4th Summer signing, Abd Elhamed, is in the door...

Ralston Not Ready. But Don’t Say Never.

Celtic and the curse of the right back! As the Champions League qualifiers progress, Ralston remains the only recognised right back in the squad.

Sarajevo Satisfaction

Moments of quality ultimately saw Celtic home and (not very) dry after a sticky tie in Sarajevo...

Bolingoli’s Debut

The new £3m addition from Rapid Vienna, to be known as Bolingoli, made his debut against FK Sarajevo.

Exposed – The Rodger’s Injury Legacy

Yesterday I highlighted the chronic cumulative impact of injury on this Celtic squad – Celtic Count the Cost of Success.

Celtic Count the Cost of Success

Celtic prepare for their first European Qualifier as Wimbledon still progresses, and already there are injury doubts.

Boliwood Bhoy

Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo signing a four-year deal at Celtic days after his 24th birthday is a classic good news/bad news for supporters.

Finding Mister 20%

With the Champions League Qualifiers imminent, it was great to see Griffiths knocking the goals in preseason.

Measuring Creative Improvement

Completing the theme of assessing player performance between last season and this.

Someone Due A Doing?

To assess whether players have improved year on year, I compare their Expected Scoring Contributions (xSC) (Expected Goals (xG) and Expected Assists (xA)) over the last two seasons.

Assessing Luca Connell

Luca Connell is reported to be highly rated by the Republic of Ireland staff as reported here.

The Sharp End

Scoring Contribution gets to the heart of footballing productivity.

The Establishers

The following shows those most involved in deeper creativity – that is – the establishing play before the final assist.

Jullien: The Aerially-Dominant Eagle Has Landed

Christopher Jullien becomes Celtic’s second most expensive transfer, and another where the money heads to France.

Edouard Belies Fee Pressure

Edouard’s first season as a regular starter in his career ended with a Cup Final and Treble Treble winning double against Heart of Midlothian.

Glimpses Of Gold In The Gloom For Griffiths

A season where football was not at the forefront of his mind ended with Griffiths completing a mere four 90-minute matches but still scoring a Griffiths-esque 6 goals.

Johnston: Academy Breakout of the Year

This season’s academy breakout was Johnston. Mainly a wide attacker, he was asked to lead the line at Ibrox at New Year and some remember that rather than the string of performances that saw him establish himself in the first team squad...

Christie, Christie Burning Bright

It seemed like Christie had no Celtic career. Then a freakish run of injuries forced Rodgers to play him in central midfield.

Forrest Maintains An Impressive Body Of Work

A trio of personal awards supplemented the team Treble Treble as Forrest completed the most successful season of his career.

Brown: Growing Old Gracefully

Scott Brown is already Celtic’s second most successful captain in the year we lost their first.

McGregor: The Marathon Man

McGregor’s marathon season finally ended in Brussels on Tuesday 11th June.

Simunovic Comes Of Age

Simunovic was a big money signing by Celtic’s standards but four seasons in, he has never really been a nailed-on first choice.

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Suzie McCabe with A Celtic State of Mind

A Celtic State of Mind was named as the UK’s Best Football Podcast at the prestigious Football Blogging Awards...

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Focus On – Director of Football

Focus On is a feature Podcast that discusses and dissects a specific subject within the football world with expert analysis and insight.In our first episode a panel of Chris Gallagher, Christian Wulff and Allan Edgar break down and debate the Director of Football role...

90 Minute Cynic · Oct 15

View fixtures League table

1 “Rangers” 8 7 0 1 26 5 21 21
2 Celtic 8 6 1 1 22 7 15 19
3 Motherwell 8 5 1 2 15 10 5 16
4 Aberdeen 8 3 3 2 10 10 0 12
5 Ross County 8 3 3 2 10 11 -1 12
6 Livingston 8 3 2 3 12 11 1 11
7 Kilmarnock 8 3 2 3 6 7 -1 11
8 Hamilton Academical 8 2 2 4 7 15 -8 8
9 Hearts 8 1 3 4 9 13 -4 6
10 Hibernian 8 1 3 4 7 17 -10 6
11 St Mirren 8 1 2 5 3 8 -5 5
12 St Johnstone 8 0 4 4 7 20 -13 4

Last match

Livingston 2-0 Celtic Celtic FC Livingston 2-0 Celtic at Almondvale Stadium in Livingston in the Scottish Premiership. 2019-10-06T12:00:00+00:00 2019-10-06T13:45:00+00:00

Scottish Premiership
12:00 6 October 2019

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Scottish Premiership
15:00 19 October 2019