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Exclusive: Shaun Maloney’s Last Appearance in The Hoops

Exclusive: Shaun Maloney’s Last Appearance in The Hoops

The above, via @ricardinho1989 shows the tactical thought that went into Shaun Maloney’s last appearance in The Hoops. It’s simple. It seems that one chunky monkey was meant to swap with another chunky monkey. I was at that game against...read more »

Big Season For: Kris Commons & Shaun Maloney (Plus The Difference Between The Two)

Big Season For: Kris Commons & Shaun Maloney (Plus The Difference Between The Two)

Here we have two similar players but with completely different goals this season. Kris Arran Commons arrived and an argument could be made that he out-shone nearly every other Lennon signing last season. 14 goals in 22 games. The habit of...read more »

maloney ensures celtic are on the draw.

maloney ensures celtic are on the draw.

Let's talk a bit about football. Saturday, at half time, the thoughts were that it was a game that could be tagged decent. Both teams playing the game the correct way, chances being wasted and the promise of a bright...read more »

Celtic hit their level and impress.

Celtic hit their level and impress.

I had been hearing managers saying all week that it was time for players to "step up a level" now pre-season was over. Got me thinking since Celtic have played Arsenal, Lyon, Blackburn and failed to step knee high up...read more »

Coffee & Tv: Celtic v ICT. The Goal.

Coffee & Tv: Celtic v ICT. The Goal.

Paddy McCourt's Celtic career summed up in one 30 second spell. A goal, like all his others, that will live long in the memory causing the injury that ended his game. This was not any kind of injury. No,...read more »

In The Name Of A Father Figure

In The Name Of A Father Figure

The Diary is singing; his name is Rio and he's sitting in the stand. They are quite rightly laughing at the absurdity of it all. They are getting flung more angles to report this tale of woe than given out by...read more »