Posted on Tuesday, 4th January 2011 by Sean
He showed how a sometimes enigmatic character can destroy two ‘highly’ rated ‘gers central defenders when he plays how he can. (Highly rated? well hardly rated or whatever your choice, a geriatric and an animal do a murder job every match they play together)
He is a player that promised so much at Man City, but due to managerial changes and those people in charge not putting their faith in the big Greek yin, his form declined and he was eventually sent to us initially on loan.
Since then on his record for us up to present day speaks for itself: -
Celtic appearances = 71 plus 52 as sub
Celtic goals = 42
He is a player that has been labelled lazy by his haters but I believe he offers so much more than your typical ‘Big man with a good touch’.
His nonchalant style of play can look un-easy and difficult on the eye, but because hes different from the ‘vanilla’ players out there it doesn’t mean different can be great.
Look at the positives his style brings – He retains possession, he holds up the ball extremely well, he can finish great on both his feet, he can dribble the ball into space and bring others into play.
He offers us a different option to his striking team mates. He is not a box hanger like Hoopy, nor has he got unbelievable ‘tekkers’ like Stokesy, he doesn’t bring youthful raw exuberance like young Towell but he gives us his all when it seems needed.
Like Lenny said he was ‘unplayable’ at times against the ‘gers and touches ‘world class level’ when hes on his game. Lenny is showing faith, we are showing faith and even Fonejacker is: -
We need to act fast to secure Sammi’s services as in the wake of the news ‘Dunc’ Rasmussen wants to stay in Germany at Mainz, we need to hold down a contract discussion with Sammi now before he is stolen by another club that can throw an offer at him. Get him signed!
One of the present reasons why we should sign him is his performance against the ‘gers. We beat them square and fairly. We did not do ourselves any damage as a team with the performance we put in against the current ‘champions’. They tried to cut us down and use dark tactics against us but it made us play even better.
What ever they tried to do we did it back to them but in challenges and the likes. Beram Kayal was as ferocious as a Rottweiler thirsting for blood and he was the dogged character that we had been missing for a long while. Inspired personally with performances by one of his heroes, Eyal Berkovic, Beram put in a display any Israeli great would be proud of.
Browny could only watch on from the stands as Mr Ledley and Kayal played out a great midfield battle which they won. I can only hope they get a run together now as our midfield pairing as I would like to see Scott Brown having to force his way back in to the side and reach his top level of play again, possibly when he is fully ban and injury free.
As a whole – defensively, offensively and tactically we looked great and played like a unit, this side might be clicking but I am sure we will see over our next few league games when it matters most will we continue this vein of form? It could be a great possibility.
The celebrations commenced when the final whistle blew, I personally sat back with relief knowing that my team had done the job and proud of the players that made an over-hyped team look how they should look – shoddy, shaky and beatable even if the critics and fans say different.
It was a great occasion and to win at Ibrox it made the victory all the better.
I have sat through many matches and even sat a few times at Ibrox myself in the 90′s when we have been tonked by the ‘gers and it hurt me badly. It is always brilliant to get that good feeling and I get this feeling this could be the start of many wins to come.
In the aftermath of the result I noticed that Lenny ignoring Laughing-stock Lafferty’s handshake post match was eaten up by the press and media wolf packs. I think this was rightly done and what a way for Lenny to make his point about the lanky streaks twitter yarn about him and Celtic. I will not repeat what the useless lamppost said but Lenny got his two-pence worth in light of our result and Lafferty was not amused.
Not forgetting poor Kirk Broadfoot who I noticed was sat looking all depressive and glum on the bench, or as I put it this is how he usually looks. The decrepit horse face was sat with a face like a pair of saggy tits throughout the match and in the end I spotted him clutching his crutch whist he hung his head in shame. This was probably because he spotted his reflection off the dugout plastic.
The both glum pair probably went and drowned their sorrows in the town centre at one of their usual haunts. Kirk probably went and got another tattoo this time probably of the cast of Glee, just to cheer him up.
As for Kyle Laffing-stock. He probably walked home from the pub and kicked a few stray dogs on the way before settling down with a nice sewer rat or two covered in dog sh!t to take the pain of defeat away.
Not forgetting Droopy Waltie and Lager lout McCoist, well all I can say is let it all out, especially Ally, who is now starting what will be next seasons mood: -
In conclusion Neil Lennon should be proud of the lads, himself and the staff around him. He has leaped highly since the defeat from Ross County and he has proved himself with a great tactical display against our rivals.
Bitter or sweet or however it can be took, the ‘pill’ of a victory always leaves a lasting impression with no hangover the day after.
Success is a big word in the results game and without good results we are not happy so lets back Lenny to the maximum and lets all comment on his managerial style and his players in a conclusion at the end of the season when we have all the statistics the league positions have all been set, done and finalised.
…………..Oh and I almost forgot Bill Leckie, controversial toad or whatever his job description is spotted the tweets flying around about him and he had this to say: -
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