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CELTIC 5-0 HEARTS
12th February 2020



Celtic moved closer to a ninth title in a row last night after a commanding 5-0 win over Hearts at Celtic Park sent the Hoops 10 points clear at the summit of the Scottish Premiership.

Olivier Ntcham opened the scoring in the first half with a volleyed finish before four goals after the break secured a comfortable victory against a Hearts side that had proved difficult to break down in the early stages of the match

Hearts set out to make things difficult for Neil Lennon’s men as manager Daniel Stendel instructed the Edinburgh side to adopt a high press from the off. It was a bold move from the German and despite Hearts appearing to keep Celtic at bay in the early stages of the game, the hoops midfield were still managing to break through Hearts’ high defensive line with relative ease on the...
SCOTTISH CUP 5th Round.

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Sunday 09/01/2020

K.O. 2pm. Broadwood Stadium.

CLYDE 0-3 CELTIC

SCORERS: Ntcham (16) Brown (40) Bayo (90)

All the hype and build up before the game predictably focused on a Scottish Cup tie in 2006 at the same stadium. Every Clyde fan can rhyme of the team that literally took Celtic apart that bright January day where two disallowed Clyde goals and a saved penalty by Boruc before the hosts went 2-0 up. Clyde were superior in every department that day and a late goal by Celtic done nothing to help the cause. As for the Celtic lineup, we boasted players like the Boss himself, Lennon, Hartson, McManus, Nakamura and debutants Du Wei and Roy Keane. Yesterday the Clyde legends from that day took to the field before kickoff to fire some spirit and inspiration to the current bunch. It was to be expected.

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As Lennon was present at...
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MOTHERWELL 0-4 CELTIC
5th February 2020



Celtic continued their 100% start to the new year last night after a magnificent second-half performance carried the hoops to a resounding 4-0 win over Motherwell at Fir Park.

The champions didn’t have everything their own way though as the steelmen more than a matched the bhoys in the first half before Neil Lennon’s side turned on the style after the break to come away with a comfortable four-goal victory by the end of the game.

The Celtic manager, sticking with the same 3-5-2 formation deployed successfully in the previous two games, made only one change from Sunday’s victory at Hamilton with Jozo Simunovic taking the place of Stephen Welsh at the back and it didn’t take long for the hoops to spring into action.

Only 9 minutes were on the clock when Odsonne Edouard slotted...
What a difference a couple of weeks can make. After the disappointment of a lacklustre display in the Glasgow derby in December - the outlook for January looked bleak. We were still 2 points ahead in the championship but The The Rangers had a game in hand and looked to be in good form and, dare I say, a genuine threat to our 9 in a row aspirations. We were coming in to a period of lots of hard away fixtures at grounds where we have struggled in recent times, whilst our opponents seemed to have a run of easier fixtures at home or against lower half opposition.

This was going to be a tricky run, and we would need to be in good form to maintain a run at this all important time in the title run in. Last weeks defeat of der hun by lowly Hearts was a boost, but what wasn't expected was a further bonus with them dropping points against an Aberdeen side lacking in its usual competitive edge. Drop points they did giving us a 4 point advantage with the same number of games played.

So on to...
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Coming toward the end of January it could be argued that we sit just like we were this time last season. We were sitting level on points with rangers albeit a goal difference of 5 goals and a match in hand. Fast forward 12 months and we are sitting 5 points better off, 6 goals better off and an extra game played over our rivals.

I have been sitting perplexed this season as to why so many of our own support are fretting and sweating on a blue title win that will halt Celtic’s quest of winning 9 in a Row for the second time in our history. Also with that a continuation of domestic bliss, another step closer to 10 in a Row and diminishing the rangers nine straight titles of the 90s.

Yes, Gerrard has rangers playing at a much higher level and with consistency. He has managed to tame Morelos a bit better and curtail his bad temper, although it...