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The Larsson Benchmark

We all know Larsson was a world class talent and the greatest forward Celtic has seen since Dalglish.

Comparing Strikers Since Strachan

Celtic have a history of great strikers. How does the current crop compare to recent incumbents? Data on goals and assists is available from 2005, the start of the Strachan era.

Life In The Old Gord Yet

Celtic are conceding less goals than last season, averaging 0.74 per game versus 0.89 last season.

Assessing Vakoun Issouf Bayo

Ivorian international Vakoun Issouf Bayo became Celtic’s third attacking recruit of the January window.

Assessing Oliver Burke

To say Oliver Burke is the embodiment of nonlinear football development is an understatement.

Welcome Timothy Weah

The Tim with the big small name (son of Liberian President and former Ballon D’Or winner George Weah) has signed for 6 months.

Defensive Checkpoint

Combing Defensive Effectiveness measures is very useful for assessing the defensive strengths of various areas of the squad.

Can Edouard and Forrest Maintain Scoring Momentum?

With only one striker for much of the season, it is the blossoming Forrest that has led the Scoring Contribution chart so far.

Rodgers No Better Than Deila (If You Don’t Count The Trophies)

At the macro level the key performance requirements have been met: But looking purely at match results, the team is not improving.

Celtic Fail To Adapt When Pressed

A performance of limitless energy saw The Rangers harry and press Celtic into meek submission.

Celtic By Numbers · Dec 28, 2018

Tough Selection Choices. How The Numbers Help.

Rodger’s has a number of prickly decisions to make as regards the line up for the end of year Glasgow Derby.

Celtic By Numbers · Dec 28, 2018
Celtic By Numbers · Dec 28, 2018

The Rangers Battle Constant Change and Reverting to the Mean

Celtic enter the last game of 2018 with a three-point lead and a game in hand in the SPFL...

Celtic By Numbers · Dec 28, 2018
Celtic By Numbers · Dec 27, 2018

The European Gulf

Celtic qualified for the knockout stages of European competition for the second season in a row, finishing 2 points above RB Leipzig.

Celtic By Numbers · Dec 27, 2018
Celtic By Numbers · Dec 23, 2018

New Year, New Sinclair?

Sinclair was excellent yesterday against Dundee. Here’s hoping this is a long-term return to form.

Celtic By Numbers · Dec 23, 2018
Celtic By Numbers · Dec 22, 2018

In Defence of Edouard

BT Sport analyst and former Celt centre forward Chris Sutton was coruscating in his constant criticism of Edouard against FC Salzburg.

Celtic By Numbers · Dec 22, 2018
Celtic By Numbers · Dec 21, 2018

Ajer Appreciation

Ajer returned to the side after a bad facial injury and was pitched into right back against the hugely talented FC Salzburg.

Celtic By Numbers · Dec 21, 2018
Celtic By Numbers · Dec 20, 2018

The Broony 500

Captain Scott Brown reached 500 appearances for Celtic on 19th December 2018 versus Motherwell.

Celtic By Numbers · Dec 20, 2018
Celtic By Numbers · Dec 12, 2018

Celtic’s Virtues On Point To Drown The Kilmarnock Party

The recent win over Kilmarnock show cased some of the reasons this current Celtic team are so effective.

Celtic By Numbers · Dec 12, 2018
Celtic By Numbers · Dec 12, 2018

More Christie Stat Porn

The emergence of Christie as a vital and thrilling part of the first team has been a season highlight.

Celtic By Numbers · Dec 12, 2018
Celtic By Numbers · Dec 11, 2018

When 100% Completion Tells You Nothing

Good to see Neil Cameron in the Herald today using passing stats in an article on Gordon.

Celtic By Numbers · Dec 11, 2018
Celtic By Numbers · Dec 11, 2018

Celtic Speed Towards A Future Without Brown

The emergence of McGregor and Christie at the heart of midfield has undoubtedly reenergised Celtic.

Celtic By Numbers · Dec 11, 2018
Celtic By Numbers · Dec 9, 2018

Brown and McGregor: The Great Debate

There was an excellent article in The Herald using data (crumbs!) to compare McGregor and Brown in the defensive midfielder position.

Celtic By Numbers · Dec 9, 2018
Celtic By Numbers · Dec 2, 2018

The Benkovic Bind

Having nearly completed 900 minutes, it’s time to evaluate Benkovic.

Celtic By Numbers · Dec 2, 2018
Celtic By Numbers · Nov 26, 2018

Why Ntcham Matters

An article for the undervalued. But mainly Ntcham. Assists, chances and expected goals have all seeped into the mainstream on occasions and regular visitors to this site will be very familiar with those terms.

Celtic By Numbers · Nov 26, 2018
Celtic By Numbers · Nov 24, 2018

Forrest Given Time To Improve

Forrest’s form is fantastic. Hitting the heights at International football as well, the winger’s stock has never been higher.

Celtic By Numbers · Nov 24, 2018
Celtic By Numbers · Nov 23, 2018

Passing Into The Danger Zone

Danger Zone (DZ) Passes are those completed into the area most likely to yield a goal.

Celtic By Numbers · Nov 23, 2018
Celtic By Numbers · Nov 20, 2018

Hardcore Defenders

An assessment of the squad’s defensive performances so far this season.

Celtic By Numbers · Nov 20, 2018
Celtic By Numbers · Nov 19, 2018

Scoring Contribution – November 2018

Over the last day I’ve shown you actual goals and assists charts as well as Expected Goals and Assists.

Celtic By Numbers · Nov 19, 2018
Celtic By Numbers · Nov 18, 2018

Crock Watch

Celtic currently have a full line up (11 players) out injured with Tierney withdrawing from international duty...

Celtic By Numbers · Nov 18, 2018
Celtic By Numbers · Nov 17, 2018

Why Packing Matters

Packing measures teams and players ability to take out opponents with forward passes and dribbles.

Celtic By Numbers · Nov 17, 2018
Celtic By Numbers · Nov 16, 2018

All Action Man

The opinion passed that a returning player is “like a new signing” is worn to the point of parody.

Celtic By Numbers · Nov 16, 2018
Celtic By Numbers · Nov 13, 2018

Mosh Pit At The Disco

Nothing prepares Celtic for the style of football match RB Leipzig brought to the party on Thursday.

Celtic By Numbers · Nov 13, 2018
Celtic By Numbers · Nov 10, 2018

Is Christie the new Armstrong?

There was no greater advocate of the well coiffured Packing King Armstrong than this site.

Celtic By Numbers · Nov 10, 2018
Celtic By Numbers · Nov 6, 2018

5 Star Celtic

Celtic have scored 23 goals in their last 5 domestic matches (4.6 goals per game).

Celtic By Numbers · Nov 6, 2018
Celtic By Numbers · Nov 3, 2018

Leadership Challenge

A week on from Murrayfield, Hearts must take on the Champions again in the wide open and manicured acres of Celtic Park.

Celtic By Numbers · Nov 3, 2018
Celtic By Numbers · Oct 31, 2018

Deejected

Celtic head to Dens to face a Dundee side hitherto having a horrible season.

Celtic By Numbers · Oct 31, 2018
Celtic By Numbers · Oct 21, 2018

Corner Count

Saturday 20th October marked the 9-month anniversary (a whole football season in elapsed time) since Celtic last scored a goal direct from a corner kick pass...

Celtic By Numbers · Oct 21, 2018
Celtic By Numbers · Oct 20, 2018

Green and White All Over

Celtic stare longingly up at Hibs, 1 point ahead of them in the league table.

Celtic By Numbers · Oct 20, 2018
Celtic By Numbers · Oct 17, 2018

The Enablers

Goals, assists and Defensive Action Success Rate allows identification of key performance at the sharp ends of the pitch.

Celtic By Numbers · Oct 17, 2018
Celtic By Numbers · Oct 17, 2018

New Bromantics

Not only did Rogic assist 3 Forrest goals against St Johnstone, all 3 goals were “one-twos” between the players meaning Forrest racked up 3 secondary assists!

Celtic By Numbers · Oct 17, 2018
Celtic By Numbers · Oct 13, 2018

Defeat by European Elite

Celtic were out classed and well beaten by RB Salzburg in the Europa League group stage.

Celtic By Numbers · Oct 13, 2018
Celtic By Numbers · Sep 26, 2018

Ringing The Changes

6 personnel changes at Kilmarnock and another disappointing display.

Celtic By Numbers · Sep 26, 2018
Celtic By Numbers · Sep 25, 2018

Delivery Failure

There can be no denying Celtic’s current form is poor compared to previous trophy-laden seasons.

Celtic By Numbers · Sep 25, 2018
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ByTheMinCeltic Podcast #126

A special mid-season podcast. Remy McSwain and Lawrence Donegan joined by Paul Thomson to answer listeners’ questions.

90 Minute Cynic · Jan 15

The One With The Transfer Committee

Welcome to the 90 Minute Cynic Podcast (@90minutecynic) with host Chris Gallagher joined by a panel of Chris Boud, Louis McCaffrey and Christian Wulff. We chat about a lot of different things in this episode and touch on: ✍️Stephen McManus 🇫🇷 Ntcham 🐏 McKenna 🗒️Transfer Committee Experience The Transfer Committee Paperwork link is available via Twitter and on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter: @90MinuteCynic Facebook.com/90minutecynic...

90 Minute Cynic · Jan 15
Half Hour Hoops · Jan 15

HHH #55 Half Term Report Part 2

Peter and Stephen are back with a bumper episode. We go thru the players and ask who deserves pass marks or who needs to leave as we rebuild the squad.

Half Hour Hoops · Jan 15

View fixtures League table

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1 Celtic 20 13 3 4 46 14 32 42
2 “Rangers” 21 12 6 3 43 16 27 42
3 Kilmarnock 21 12 5 4 32 20 12 41
4 Aberdeen 21 12 3 6 34 24 10 39
5 Hearts 21 11 3 7 26 26 0 36
6 St Johnstone 20 10 4 6 25 24 1 34
7 Livingston 21 8 6 7 26 19 7 30
8 Hibernian 21 7 8 6 30 22 8 29
9 Motherwell 21 6 3 12 20 33 -13 21
10 Hamilton Academical 21 4 2 15 14 43 -29 14
11 St Mirren 21 3 3 15 15 39 -24 12
12 Dundee 21 2 4 15 15 46 -31 10

Last match

“Rangers” 1-0 Celtic Celtic FC “Rangers” 1-0 Celtic at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow in the Scottish Premiership. 2018-12-29T12:30:00+00:00 2018-12-29T14:15:00+00:00
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12:30 29 December 2018

Next match

Celtic v Airdrie Celtic FC Celtic v Airdrie at Celtic Park in Glasgow in the Scottish Cup. 2019-01-19T17:15:00+00:00 2019-01-19T19:00:00+00:00
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Airdrie

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17:15 19 January 2019