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Dundee Dumped with style

Celtic went into their second home game in a row, looking for another three points before the two away games before the Christmas break, and boy did they get what they wanted. This was possibly the best performance of the season so far, with wave after wave of attack, from a largely homegrown pool of talent. Brendan Rodgers was bold in his selection and kept faith with the youthful players who had played so well in midweek.

Ralston Simunovic Benkovic Izaguire

McGregor (C) Nitcham

Forrest Rogic Sinclair


Bench : Gordon, Brown, Gamboa, Hayes, Morgan, Christie, Ajer

It all started so brightly, with Rogic pulling the strings early doors. Great passing from the Aussie talisman giving opportunities for Mikey Johnston and then setting up a great pass for Anthony Ralston, who’s cross was met by Sinclair at the back post, but narrowly missed.

Johnston had a great strike at goal...
With the news coming out today that Celtic star Leigh Griffiths would be taking some time away from football for personal reasons, I think it's time we show our appreciation and support to a man who has truly become one of our own.

Leigh Griffiths signed for Celtic from Wolves on the 31st of January 2014 for a fee around 1 million pounds, it had followed a few weeks of speculation that he was due to sign for the Bhoys. Before signing for Celtic the Leith man had turned out for Livingston, Dundee, his beloved Hibernian and of course Wolves. I remember personally being absolutely delighted with the signing, Griffiths had shown during his time at Hibs that he was a prolific goal scorer and someone with an eye for the spectacular, he had also done very well the first half of the season at Wolves in league 1. Celtic had sold the very popular Gary Hooper the previous summer and replaced him with Temmu Pukki, Pukki while being a technically gifted player lacked the predatory goal...
Saturday 8th December.
3pm Celtic Park.
Premier League.

Rampant, ruthless, scintillating and thrilling. Just some of the words that could be used to describe Celtic’s first half performance that blew title challengers Kilmarnock away and wrapped up a game that was considered a banana skin. In the last four games between the two sides the Ayrshire men held the upper hand with two wins and two draws. Stevie Clarke has this Kilmarnock side playing with belief and a flair that could have caused all sorts of problems on a day where top spot in the league was the prize at the end. It feels like an age since we have been back home on domestic duty and the fans were up for this on a dark, dank, typical Glasgow day.

Killie have been Nobody’s mugs this season with having only shipped 12 goals in 16 outings and were deserving of their top spot when they rolled up at Celtic Park. But by the end of a first...
It was back to league action for the hoops as they travelled to 8th place Motherwell, the hosts who had won their last two home games including an impressive 3-0 win over Aberdeen. December is always a hectic month for Celtic, the hoops have just sealed there 7th straight trophy in a row defeating Aberdeen in the league cup final on Sunday, they also defeated Rosenborg in Norway last Thursday, with the busy schedule ahead it was rumoured that Brendan Rodgers would rotate his team for evening, players such as James Forrest, Ryan Christie and Odsonne Edouard have played a lot of games lately and it was time for Celtic to use there squad depth. Rodgers did indeed rotate the squad, with rare starts for Christian Gamboa and Jonny ‘The Bully Slayer’ Hayes while Oli Ntcham, Scott Brown, Craig Gordon and Leigh Teacakes all returned for Celtic. Motherwell also benched a number of notable players, Ryan Bowman and Curtis Main started on the bench while Connor Salmon returned to the...
On-form midfielder Ryan Christie was the single goal scoring hero for the Hoops as Celtic secured their 18th League Cup title, and 7th trophy in a row against Aberdeen on a rain-soaked Hampden pitch.

Having previously spent 15 months on loan at the Reds, Christie's pivotal goal for Celtic against his former team to secure the title was a dream come true for the young Scotland midfielder - and one described by manager Brendan Rodgers as being made by "the footballing Gods".

Scott Bain started between the sticks for Celtic, with Rodgers sticking by the current no.2 who has started in every game up until now in the League Cup this season, Craig Gordon taking a seat on the bench. This was the only change from the previous game versus Rosenborg, with one major name being deemed fit enough to make the bench - influential leader and captain - Scott Brown.

Odds-on favourites Celtic were stifled somewhat as Aberdeen attempted to play not so much a game of football, but a game of chess...