Posted on Friday, 28th January 2011 by admin
Another week and another big game for Neil Lennon’s green and white army. This time its Aberdeen again and this time its a Semi Final. It might be the CIS Cup and considered the 3rd best (or first worst!) trophy we set out to win at the start of the season. But believe you me, this is a huge 90 minutes for Celtic.
This year its personal. Celtic must win the CIS Cup, After 2 very poor years when only a CIS Cup was won (after a final against Rangers) means that we are desperate as ever to win a trophy. Celtic’s new signing Kris Commons would as imagined go straight into the squad for tomorrow’s affair and ideally would prefer to do a Barry Robson-esq debut (against Aberdeen aswell) and come on when the game is well and truly over and slot into the team. Commons, in my own humble opinion, is a very fine and capable player. He will do our treble chances absolutely no harm and should infact improve our team. People say we have many wide players, but do we? Do we have any plays who get to the byline and put crosses in? One of our problems in recent months is when we played simple 4-2-4 with 2 midfielders and 2 attacking midfielders, who’d rather be playing through the middle, down the wings. Commons is an out and out winger who can, if playing on the right, can come inside and score a few goals, as he’s shown in his Derby days.
So should Celtic be realistically eying up the treble?
After defeating our ‘title rivals’ Hearts, who were ‘breathing down Celtic’s necks’ if you listen to Graham Speirs, on Wednesday night by a whopping 4 goals to nil, why shouldn’t Celtic have their eye on every prize? Wednesday night was very very significant indeed, (cue the rubbish Hearts arguments) Celtic were EXCELLENT, that was as good a performance, and atmosphere Celtic Park has had the pleasure of hosting in years. The team gave the fans many moments to sing and cheer about, and the fans gave the team the same backing we do everyweek, but it was special on Wednesday. It was a very big game, Hearts had just beaten Rangers and were on a very good 11 match unbeaten run, and they were totally overpowered by the might of the Green and White hoops. With 2 games against Rangers coming up in the next few weeks there should be one message written on Neil Lennon’s tactics board at Lennoxtown, Hampden on Saturday, Celtic Park, and Ibrox next week – “Lets End Their Season Now”
Just to finish this week, a very special mention to the Celtic fan who sadly took unwell on Wednesday night in and around the GB section of the ground, who were very respectful in their silence whilst the gentleman was treated by paramedics. No matter if we’re 4-0 up or 12-0 down, Celtic fans know where our attention should be at – our fellow fans. I’m sure I’m speaking on behalf of all Celtic fans when I say that my thoughts and prayers are with the fan, Who I believe has responded to treatment in Hospital. Lets hope its not long before he’s cheering on his beloved hoops again.