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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 · Jan 29, 2017
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 · Nov 11, 2016
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 · Oct 11, 2016
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 · Jul 11, 2016
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 · Jun 30, 2016
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 26, 2016
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 · May 22, 2016
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 · Apr 21, 2016
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 · Dec 24, 2015
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Kris Commons’ reaction to being withdrawn with Celtic trailing 3-1 embodied the crisis facing Ronny Deila...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 · Oct 22, 2015
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
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 · Sep 2, 2015
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 · Aug 7, 2015
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 23, 2015
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 20, 2015
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 · Feb 17, 2015
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 · Aug 12, 2014
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 · Mar 5, 2014
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 26, 2014
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 · Feb 16, 2014
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 31, 2014
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 26, 2014
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 21, 2014
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...

TicTacTic · Jan 12, 2014
TicTacTic · Dec 26, 2013

St Johnstone 0 – 1 Celtic: Deep and narrow Saints make life difficult for Celtic

Tommy Wright successfully set out St Johnstone in the archetypal way to play against Celtic: deep, narrow and fully physical.

TicTacTic · Dec 26, 2013
TicTacTic · Dec 12, 2013

Looking for Goldilocks

It’s almost a year to the day that Peter Lawwell’s moneyball was posted on this blog...

TicTacTic · Dec 12, 2013
TicTacTic · Dec 12, 2013

Barcelona 6-1 Celtic: Classy Catalans pick apart Celtic

Celtic suffered their biggest European defeat since Artmedia in 2005, as Barcelona floated to a 6-1 victory at Camp Nou ending a disappointing Champions League run.

TicTacTic · Dec 12, 2013
TicTacTic · Nov 30, 2013

Milan expose flaws in Celtic’s zonal defending

As reported by Brian Marjoribanks in the Daily Mail, Urby Emanuelson found it “especially surprising to face a British team which lets you score from corner-kicks not once, but twice...

TicTacTic · Nov 30, 2013
TicTacTic · Nov 19, 2013

Norway 0-1 Scotland – Fortunate Scots eke out win against perfect benchmark

The World-Cup play-offs gave Scotland a good opportunity to measure up against relatively similar-strength sides...

TicTacTic · Nov 19, 2013
TicTacTic · Nov 9, 2013

Ross County 1-4 Celtic: Lennon uses head to freshen things up

After a slow start in Dingwall, Celtic scored 4 headers to extend a 7-point lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership...

TicTacTic · Nov 9, 2013
TicTacTic · Oct 27, 2013

Partick 1-2 Celtic: Baldé’s winner a boosts striker problem

Celtic turned away a fightback from Partick Thistle to record a just-about deserved 2-1 victory at Firhill...

TicTacTic · Oct 27, 2013
TicTacTic · Oct 22, 2013

Celtic 2-1 Ajax – Possession counts for nothing as solid Celtic take win

Celtic’s fabulous performance survived a late scare to record a close 2-1 win over Ajax.

TicTacTic · Oct 22, 2013
TicTacTic · Oct 22, 2013

Celtic vs Ajax – Tactical preview

Celtic have had a run of bad luck with regards to injuries, with influential forward Kris Commons joining Adam Matthews, Derk Boerrigter and Steven Mouyokolo on the injury list...

TicTacTic · Oct 22, 2013
TicTacTic · Oct 21, 2013

Hibs 1-1 Celtic: Poetic justice for equaliser but Celtic can’t overcome ‘ghost goal’

While it wasn’t as blatant as Bayern Leverkusen’s winner against Hoffenheim in Germany last night, Paul Heffernan’s opener for Hibs was every bit as bogus...

TicTacTic · Oct 21, 2013
TicTacTic · Oct 16, 2013

Scotland: Where are you now?

Despite an impressive 2-0 win over Croatia last night, it’s another year another envious farewell as Scotland wave away those fortunate ones en route to Brazil 2014...

TicTacTic · Oct 16, 2013
TicTacTic · Oct 2, 2013

Celtic 0-1 Barcelona: Brown culpable as Celtic edged out

In the STV Google+ chat previewing last night’s tie, my closing “in a nutshell” statement was that Celtic would primarily need the rub of the green, and for lone striker Georgios Samaras to bring others into play in the final Con...

TicTacTic · Oct 2, 2013
TicTacTic · Sep 28, 2013

Kilmarnock 2-5 Celtic: Strange game yields 7 goals

Casual Celtic almost threw away a 3-0 lead after Sammy Clingan and Sean Clohessy hauled two soft goals back for the hosts...

TicTacTic · Sep 28, 2013
TicTacTic · Sep 19, 2013

Milan 2-0 Celtic: Impressive performance outdone by poor final ball

Celtic suffered yet more heartbreak in Italy after an energy-sapping disappointment against Milan...

TicTacTic · Sep 19, 2013
TicTacTic · Sep 17, 2013

AC Milan vs Celtic: Pukki to start, or Stokes to get lucky?

Celtic are in Milan on Wednesday to face their third Italian side in as many seasons...

TicTacTic · Sep 17, 2013
TicTacTic · Sep 16, 2013

AC Milan: Tactical report

Having thought long and hard about the direction of this blog, I thought I’d take a different approach and produce a super-compact “scout report” in the format you might imagine a genuine example might contain...

TicTacTic · Sep 16, 2013
TicTacTic · Sep 14, 2013

Hearts 1-3 Celtic: Commons and Stokes the difference

The news that Steven Mouyokolo will be out for 6 months has made for some knock-on rammifications...

TicTacTic · Sep 14, 2013
TicTacTic · Sep 11, 2013

Macedonia 1-2 Scotland: Critics confounded with hard-fought away win

Last weekend Gordon Strachan’s honeymoon period seemed over after a sobering skelping from up and coming European powers Belgium...

TicTacTic · Sep 11, 2013
TicTacTic · Sep 9, 2013

2 heads are better than 1 – in defence of Gordon Strachan

Following Scotland’s fairly predictable thumping by an awesome looking Belgium in (another) doomed World Cup qualifying campaign, already the knives are being sharpened for the man clutching the poisoned chalice, Gordon Strachan...

TicTacTic · Sep 9, 2013
TicTacTic · Sep 2, 2013

Scout report: Teemu Pukki – a shot at glory

He may wear number 10 for Finland, but 23 year-old Teemu Pukki isn’t what one would call a traditional playmaker...

TicTacTic · Sep 2, 2013
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Sportsound Podcast : 21 Apr 19. Reaction to Celtic’s goalless draw at Easter Road.

Richard Gordon, Scott McDonald & Pat Bonner discuss Hibs & Celtic sharing the spoils at Easter Road, the hurdles Neil Lennon’s facing, plus Paul Heckingbottom’s impressive impact...

Half Hour Hoops · Apr 16

HHH #68 Sheep Shagged

The team go over the Aberdeen game and the usual chat @halfhourhoops...

Half Hour Hoops · Apr 16
90 Minute Cynic · Apr 16

Siamese Dream

Welcome to the 90 Minute Cynic Podcast (@90minutecynic) with host Chris Gallagher joined by a panel of Louis McCaffrey, Chris Sermanni and Christian Wulff. Semi Final Win Jozo & Hayes Neil Lennon Manager Search Media Outrage We finish with a Versus Neil Lennon vs Brendan Rodgers European Record Follow us on Twitter: Twitter.com/90minutecynic Follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/90minutecynic Follow us on Instagram: Instagram.com/90minutecynic...

90 Minute Cynic · Apr 16

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TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1 Celtic 34 24 6 4 71 17 54 78
2 “Rangers” 34 20 9 5 76 25 51 69
3 Aberdeen 34 18 7 9 53 37 16 61
4 Kilmarnock 34 16 10 8 46 29 17 58
5 Hibernian 34 14 11 9 49 34 15 53
6 Hearts 34 15 5 14 39 44 -5 50
7 St Johnstone 34 14 5 15 34 44 -10 47
8 Motherwell 34 13 5 16 38 48 -10 44
9 Livingston 34 11 9 14 36 36 0 42
10 Hamilton Academical 34 7 5 22 22 70 -48 26
11 St Mirren 34 6 6 22 27 62 -35 24
12 Dundee 34 4 6 24 25 70 -45 18

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