Before this month ends, we’ll need to go to Easter Road. November away will be easier.
We face one away match in the league – Dundee- with the rest of them at home.
Then it’s into December, where we’re back at Dundee (United this time) before trips to Ross County, St Mirren and Perth. If you’re thinking that this is still a lot of away games, you will also be thinking that the task is at least more straightforward. Which it is.
Our next games against the so-called big clubs all come at Celtic Park.
Win at Easter Road and the second quarter of the campaign looks much more like one in which we can start putting a serious run together. The flipside is that our rivals have the much tougher away schedule.
Things are starting to level out a bit for us. We’ll see a show now.
None of those away games is easy of course. We’ve dropped points at some of those grounds before and recently. But Ange and his players should be pleased that a difficult spell is almost behind us. It has been costly, but then it also came very early in his tenure.
The fixture “computer” has been most generous to the Ibrox club if you really look at it.
Although I feel good about the next two months, January and February are going to flip the script on us again with that tough away run we’ve just come out of essentially repeated. The split means that there will be no similar pattern for the club across the city.
Nevertheless, I expect that this Celtic team will look like an entirely different proposition by the time those games come about.
The tough period is the one we’re in now, the one leading up to Xmas. If we get the players we need in January we’ll be in good shape. It also means that post-split we should have at least three games at home. Trust the computer on that one haha.
Over on the forums of our rivals they are looking at the next two months with growing dread, realising that their coming fixtures are much harder than the series they are presently in, and they have dropped points in one third of their matches.
They have to visit Motherwell, Hearts, Hibs and Aberdeen before the turn of the year, when they visit us.
Suddenly they are worried about missed opportunities and whether that four point lead is enough. Let them start to sweat. We have a home game next and then it’s off to Easter Road. Win there, and we have a clear road in front of us until the January window.
Just as we’re starting to build some form too. Perfect.
Finbar muldoon says:
October 17, 2021 at 2:40 pm
October 17, 2021 at 2:47 pm
October 17, 2021 at 10:20 pm
chick young on shortbread now, talking about boli’s handball. Aribo’s leg-breaker barely mentioned. HH
You’re absolutely spot on in your assessment. *the Raijurs had to capitalise on the computers generosity to make the gap as big as possible, which they haven’t. If we get a result at Easter road and continue our winning run, then the table is going to look very much different at the start of the new year. Getting the right players in and getting them to hit the ground running is also key, but we also now have strong & settled players in each position who will continue to get better. It’s going to be a log season for our players due to the fitness levels Ange demands for his style of football, so player management will also be key. Don’t want to get too ahead of ourselves as we know only too we’ll how quickly it can go bad, but we’ve certainly put ourselves in a very favourable position.
Yes let’s start talking about all easy games we have coming up.
Let’s try and win our next league game before adding all the guaranteed November/December points!
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