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Why Should Celtic Keep Hold of Ryan Christie?


The future of Celtic’s Ryan Christie has been up for discussion over recent weeks, with the 23-year-old having reminded Hoops fans of his undoubted potential with a standout showing in their recent Betfred Cup semi-final victory over Hearts. The midfielder added to his goal against Dundee the previous week, earning consecutive starts for the Hoops in the absence of the injured Olivier Ntcham.

Christie capped off an excellent performance by confidently scoring a last-minute penalty for the home side against Hearts, taking the scoreline to 5-0, as well as moving the Hoops to within just a point of their rivals at the top of the standings. Having moved to Celtic Park back in 2015 from Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Christie has struggled to secure a regular place in the starting line-up under Rodgers, however the Scottish international is now believed to be closing in on signing a new long-term deal with the club.

The recent form...
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On a day when all suspecting eyes were on the Celtic support to see how many would "ruin" the Remembrance Day minute silence, Celtic aimed to carry on their renaissance of form into this game at the Tony Macaroni stadium.

From all reports Celtic supporters observed the minute's silence impeccably, despite personal opinion, therefore giving the shower of * that usually crawl out from under their rocks this time of the year sitting in their livingrooms watching our game with their ears superglued to their telly speakers like some sort of pretend sonar technician on a submarine listening out for organised farts ruining the silence, the travelling support gave not an inch that could lead to any criticism. Fair play to them indeed...

Now, onto more important matters, the game itself.

The biggest change for this game today was that Craig Gordon was unfit - having sustained a heroic injury v Leipzig the Thursday prior to this game, therefore giving...
For me and many a Celtic fan we have been some what frustrating to watch over the last year or so, sluggish performances with many players not playing to anywhere near their potential, and as a team we were at times a chore to watch, however, this last month or so has seen us rekindle some of that magic we showed in the 2016/17 season where we blew away anyone and everyone domestically and put in some excellent performances in Europe against top opposition.

Speaking of top opposition, Celtic faced an RB Leipzig side which are just that, a team currently sitting 4th in the Bundesliga and having only lost once in the league all season, scoring 19 goals and conceding just 9. In the Europa league we all saw a few weeks ago how good they can be, albeit we were poor that night, and before Thursdays game they sat second behind Salzburg having played 3, won 2 and lost 1, scoring 7 and conceding 4.

It was a night where many Celtic fans sat and in anticipation to see whether we would come...
I always love a trip to Parkhead , but this game couldn't come quick enough for me, as I had memories of the hammer throwing escapades of Craig Levein's men, when I visited Tynecastle early on in the season. How his team kept 11 men on the park that day is beyond me, as at least 2 should have been red carded for fouls that bordered on the criminal. It was sufficient for Hearts to claim victory on the day, but revenge for that performance was what I sought, and our recent form, including a 3 nil thrashing of the Jambos in the cup semi last Sunday, left me gripped with anticipation for the game.

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A strong line up took the plaudits from a near sell out crowd at Parkhead on a dismal day that was mild but wet. It didn't take long in the poor conditions for Celtic to threaten. 2 minutes in saw Edouard lay a pass to Christie who unleashed a dangerous shot. Celtic...
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31.October.2018
Dundee 0-5 Celtic

Halloween night was a screamer all round for the Bhoys in Hoops and a bit of a Nightmare for the Dundee faithful. Five goals by five different scorers on what was Brendan Rodgers 100th win as boss of Celtic. The manager made four changes from Sunday’s semi with Sinclair keeping his place, Gordon back in goals, Boyata in defence and the inform Dynamic midfield high flyer Ryan Christie (Cricky) being rewarded with a start after his brilliant second half performance against Hearts. With confidence high at the minute dare I say we could have a new ‘Maestro’ on our hands and his auld bhoy Charlie will be as happy as the fans with what feels like a new signing.
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