Posted on Friday, 22nd July 2011 by lordofthewing
So as the new football season is a baw hair away from starting again, I know exactly what all the good people of the “timternet” are asking: What are Dalebhoy’s predictions for season 2011/12?
Well, let me tell you that your luck is in, it just so happens that I’ve peered into my crystal ball and read the tea leaves for five predictions, yes 5 things for you to look out for in this coming season maybe even congratulate me, whilst I sit back and look pretty smug with myself at being correct…
- Top goal scorer
Thing I loved most about Celtic last season was that the team had real fire power. The goals were spread about the team too, which wasn’t happening under Mowbray (less said about Mowbray the better). But it was the partnership of Hooper and Stokes which was impressive with the partnership bagging over 40 goals between them. The minimum individual target for both these players should 20 goals a season. Kris Commons of course was a revolution after his January transfer from Derby County, banging in 13 goals. I don’t think Kris will get over 20 goals next season, but 15 would be a good target for him to aim for. So that leaves Hooper and Stokes to out gun each other to be top scorer. I think if Antony Stokes is given the same amount of games as Hoops, then it will be Stokesy who will finish top scorer. Mark my words the Irishman will be on fire this season.
- Player of the Season
Emilio Izaguirre was phenomenal last season and I believe he’ll be in the running to retain his award again, but I’m tipping Beram Kayal just to pip him to it this season, that’s if he can stay fit all season.
- Neil Lennon
Lenny said at the end of last season “This is not the end, it’s just the beginning”. I think he’s correct; however I’m referring to the disgusting tirade of vile abuse, attacks, death threats, parcel bombs, bullets and pitch side attacks from “fans”. I fear that security will have to be tightened up even more, because these idiots will be even more determined to try and get our manager. I just hope this is one prediction that I’m wrong about. I’d love a controversy free season, and one that we only talked about football, nothing else…. and pigs might fly.
Celtic WILL win the SPL title this season. Lenny and the team are a year wiser and stronger, if they can learn from their mistakes last season and cut out the individual defensive errors then the title is in the bag. I have a feeling that the dark side of Glasgow will win the Scottish cup and a wee inkling that maybe the Jam Farts will win the league cup. Don’t ask me why, but I just feel that the silverware will be split 3 ways this coming season.
I think that the team could have a good wee run in the Europa league this season; I think they’ll definitely make the group stage and then qualify for the knockout rounds… then who knows.
Anyway that’s my 5 predictions for next season, if I were a betting man (which I’m not, but if I were) I’d slap a cheeky wee fiver on some of those coming good. So once you’ve read this, get down Ladbrokes, you can thank me at the end of the season.
Hail Hail and Keep the Faith.
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