Celtic v Hibs

Celtic team

Boruc

Hinkel
Caldwell
McManus
Robson

Nakamura
Hartley
Brown
Maloney

McDonald
Sheridan

Subs: M Brown, McGeady, Loovens, ODea, Donati, McCourt, McGowan

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Super save from Boruc after a deflection on a shot from Riordan. Great reaction save.

Celtic versus Hibernian

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Awesome save by the Holy Goalie from a deflected Riordan effort. Really sensational save.

Some chance there for Nish but terrible touch.

And 1-0 McManus

[quote=“therock67”]Some chance there for Nish but terrible touch.

And 1-0 McManus[/quote]

Awful by Nish - he was clean through.

It’s really open here.

Great finish by the Cavan man there - Sheridan’s first goal for Celtic.

2-0.

Great goal from Sheridan. Nice flick from McDonald and good pace from Sheridan and took it well.

Jammy cunts.

A shot by Fletcher hit Nish in the head and went in.

2-1.

Half Time

Sloppy to concede late on to give them renewed hope. Robson lost the ball in the left back area and McManus showed Fletcher inside, even though he’s left footed, and he cracked off a shot which clipped Nish on the head and went in.

We look pretty open in midfield but they’re give us loads of room too. I think it’s becoming apparent that Hartley’s totally lost his pace and he’s not really covering the ground and screening the defence that well.

Sheridan looked a bit raw early on and had some nervous touches but he showed a good turn of pace and composure for the goal. McDonald has been a little selfish, as usual, and there were a couple of occasions he could have slipped someone in but held onto the ball himself.

Naka and Maloney haven’t shown too much and need to up it. They’re always dangerous as they have a goal threat in Riordan and Fletcher so we need to get the third goal.

Loovens is coming on now for the second half it seems. Looks like McManus is gone off.

Feck 2-2

Shite defending from Robson there and way too simple a goal to concede. Boruc wouldn’t have saved it but he was miles out of position.

2-2. We’re so, so open. Awful stuff.

Where is our midfield? They’re marked completely absent. Still creating lots of chances ourselves but they’re on the ball in acres of space in our half at times.

Hartley and Brown have both been awful.

thank fuck for that

3-2

3-2. A towering Loovens header from a corner.

4-2 good goal from Brown.

4-2. Lovely goal, great finish by Brown. Will the real Scott Brown please stand up? Another tender moment between Loovens and Brown during the goal celebration after their post match kiss during the Setanta interview last week.

Paddy McCourt is on for his debut.

And nearly scores.

Weird enough game overall today. Loads of chances at both ends and it was like a game of attack versus defense with the midfields offering no protection to their back fours most of the time.

Positives:

  • Created loads of chances.
  • Zipped the ball about well at times.
  • Scored some nice goals.
  • Cillian Sheridan’s first senior goal.
  • Loovens is showing he’s a real threat in the opposition box.

Negatives:

  • We should never have let them back into the game.
  • We were easy to pass through and gave up way too many opportunities.
  • Concession of preventable goals.
  • Another injury. Not a great fan of McManus but we could do without enother enforced absence.
  • Some mediocre/poor individual displays. Naka wasn’t at the races again.