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TicTacTic · Jan 29, 2017

Scout report – Eboue Kouassi, a potential powerhouse

Regular followers of this infrequently updated blog will know the script with Celtic signings of late...

TicTacTic · Nov 11, 2016

Scotland and Griffiths – the height of the issue

Celtic may be flying high in the Scottish Premiership, but Leigh Griffiths has had to make do with fleeting substitute appearances for both club and country...

TicTacTic · Oct 11, 2016

End of the road for indignant Strachan

After scraping a draw with Lithuania on Saturday, tonight was meant to be an opportunity not just to make amends, but to justify Gordon Strachan’s obstinacy...

TicTacTic · Jul 11, 2016

Tactical preview ahead of Lincoln Red Imps

With Brendan Rodgers widely being hailed as Scottish football’s most ambitious managerial appointment since Martin O’Neill, pre-season has given us an opportunity to see how his plans are coming together ahead of their Champions League 2nd round qualifier against Lincoln Red Imps...

TicTacTic · Jun 30, 2016

Moussa Dembele – long-awaited target-man?

Celtic sign Moussa Dembele for a nominal development fee, a major coup for Brendan Rodgers in a historically difficult position...

TicTacTic · May 26, 2016

Striking the right note

A recurring theme on this blog is that signing strikers is a perilous endeavour, impossible even, for various reasons...

TicTacTic · May 22, 2016

Brendan Rodgers: Hold your head up high

David Moyes was favourite, and some bookies stopped taking bets on Roy Keane, but replacing the disappointing Ronny Deila is Brendan Rodgers...

TicTacTic · Apr 21, 2016

Deila, David and Directors

Ronny Deila The great Hungarian coach Bela Guttmann once compared football management to being a lion-tamer: as soon as you show fear you are lost...

TicTacTic · Dec 24, 2015

Ronny Deila – gonna have to be a different man

An online petition setup to oust Ronny Deila, has irked those at Celtic and tickled the Scottish media...

TicTacTic · Oct 22, 2015

Ronny’s Celtic lose with a whimper

Kris Commons’ reaction to being withdrawn with Celtic trailing 3-1 embodied the crisis facing Ronny Deila...

TicTacTic · Sep 2, 2015

Looking for Goldilocks – 2014/15 and 2015/16

Given the failing of the original, for the sake of tradition here’s another bunch of goalscorers (this time covering the world instead of Europe)...

TicTacTic · Sep 2, 2015

Searching for strikers – revisited

You may remember reading on this blog: looking for goldilocks, concerning Celtic’s travails in finding a striker...

TicTacTic · Aug 7, 2015

Ciftci, Scepovic and why Celtic should cease and desist from their never-ending search for a targetman

In a one-off special, and due to a lack of updates, Celtic fan and excellent football writer Scott Fleming (@sfcalcio) has stepped in to the breach to consider Celtic’s unremitting hunt for the next Chris Sutton...

TicTacTic · Feb 23, 2015

Gary Mackay-Steven and James Forrest – tales from the wing

Celtic’s 2-1 victory over Hearts on May 15th 2010 marked not only the final match of the 2009-10 season, but also Aiden McGeady’s final match for his boyhood club...

TicTacTic · Feb 20, 2015

Celtic 3-3 Inter Milan – Faith in Deila’s system eventually rewarded

As Christian Wulff neatly observed on twitter: Celtic’s issue was casting away the shackles of self-doubt, with the opening fifteen minutes reminiscent of certain 90’s/00’s Celtic-in-Europe sides – overawed and panicky in the face of more illustrious opposition...

TicTacTic · Feb 17, 2015

Celtic vs Inter Milan – tictactic preview

Nothing quite sums up Ronny Deila’s vision for Celtic than the opening goal at St Johnstone at the weekend.

TicTacTic · Aug 12, 2014

Has Peter Lawell’s moneyball lost it’s lustre?

Before I get into this post, just a quick update. I am taking a hiatus from regular blogging due to work commitments...

TicTacTic · Mar 5, 2014

Cause for optimism after 4th win in 5 for Scotland

Scotland are on their best form since 2007 after landing a tough 1-0 victory in Warsaw...

TicTacTic · Feb 26, 2014

Aberdeen 2-1 Celtic: Lennon defiant on and off the park after defeat

Fraser Forster’s clean-sheet record came to an end after 1256 minutes of football.

TicTacTic · Feb 16, 2014

Celtic 3-0 St Johnstone: Fresh faces hint at next campaign but Stokes decides match

Anthony Stokes scored 3 and Celtic’s forward play looked much more confident after a disappointing defeat to Aberdeen last week.

TicTacTic · Jan 31, 2014

Leigh Griffiths is the new 999

For all the wrong reasons, Leigh Griffiths reputation precedes him after being unveiled as Celtic’s second and final signing of the January transfer window...

TicTacTic · Jan 26, 2014

Hibernian 0-4 Celtic: Visitors weather storm to rout Hibs

Kris Commons provided the obligatory opener, but it took 75 minutes for Celtic to truly become comfortable thanks to a sensational Virgil Van Dijk free-kick...

TicTacTic · Jan 21, 2014

An uncommon problem

In January 2011, just hours after signing Kris Commons had already provided his first surprise: a delicate, floated chip over Jamie Langfield’s head of the nuanced type that Shunsuke Nakamura or Lubomir Moravcik might once have produced – but...

TicTacTic · Jan 12, 2014

Is Stefan Johansen the next Joe Ledley?

As it stands, this possible transfer is still at the earliest of stages, but there is at least concrete interest and activity from Celtic...

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