Ronny must get it right tonight Vs Legia, if he does, we can do this

We did it last season, 3-0. We can't go looking for 3-0, we must look to hammer them

We did it last season, 3-0. We can’t go looking for 3-0, we must look to hammer them

AUTHOR: Shaun Gibson

AUTHOR: Shaun Gibson

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MUST get it right tonight

MUST get it right tonight

 

 

Celtic will play our last match in Edinburgh tonight due to the Commonwealth games, but with luck or good play, not our last in the Champions League game this season. Many have written us off. On our day we can beat this team 5-0 easy. The starting 11 is CRUCIAL. Ronny must close the back door. I said before the 1st leg he had to do that but we were far too open. We must find a balance between defence and attack. The danger man for Legia Miroslav Radović I pinpointed in the pre-match blog last week. We must lose one player to take him out the game, if we do so we can beat them. An early goal is crucial, first 10 minutes perhaps, if we can get the early goal and get the defence right we have a chance. I would personally play Lustig with Van Dijk in the heart of the defence, Matthews and Izzy as full backs, a straight midfield 4, not a diamond, we must keep the lines between defence and midfield tight. I would have Johansen and Kayal in the middle of the park, with Forrest (Who has been training) on the right if he makes (Rather than a fit Mulgrew) with McGregor on the other side, up front I would play Commons behind Griffiths. A good solid 4-4-2

The first leg we were far too open, Ronny got it right in the end but we were 3-1 and a man down, so let’s hope he has watched some video of the team in the last two seasons in Europe. I fear he will start with Jo Inge Berget but might have to. The other option is Mulgrew left midfield swinging in crosses, he can do that, I just don’t see him in the centre of the park, he loses the ball too much.

Forster

Matthews, Lustig, Van Dijk, Izaguirre

McGregor, Kayal, Johansen, Forrest/Mulgew

Commons

Griffiths

 

I think we can do it, we did it last year, we can do it again. It will be a nail biter. TCN and I will be there with live up to the second text commentary. An early goal, proper starting 11, the best players in position and I think we could win this game 5-0. We need to keep Miroslav Radović quiet, he is their only real good player. If we can do all this we go through. We have the away goal. Legia get the first goal it’s game over. If we lose we go into the final qualifying stage for the inferior Europa League

Come on Celtic, we can do this

HH

Shaun

Spurs 6-1 Celtic Development kids

English Giants just too strong for the Celtic kids

English Giants just too strong for the Celtic kids

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AUTHOR: Shaun Gibson

AUTHOR: Shaun Gibson

Celtic development squad against a really strong Tottenham squad today at Finland’s Helsinki’s Olympic Stadium, Celtic had it at 2-1 just before half time but lost one right after. The first half we did really well, the second half we really were just trying to keep Spurs out.

With only Gordon, Ambrose and Pukki playing from the adult squad it was a big ask for these Celtic kids. Men against boys if we are being honest. Celtic played well in stages, playing a good passing game, mainly in the 1st half. Creating a few chances. But for this good Spurs side was almost a training match. Lindsay scored for Celtic from a good passing move, cross from McGeouch to make it 2-1 and really that is as close as the Celtic kids got to giving Spurs a game.

Some arguments if this was a waste of time or a game that was beneficial for these kids. With a score of 6-1 I will leave you to answer that one. Personally I can’t see many good points from this game. I don’t think we learnt anything. Ronny wasn’t at the game. Maybe scouting or watching Legia.

It was a really difficult game to text commentate on. Ambrose was sent off on 90 minutes for a second yellow card, a foul on Adebayor and very harsh to be fair. Adebayor gave Ambrose a hug when he went off. I hate to see players getting sent off in friendly games, especially pre-season games. This is our last pre-season game, so all real from now on

All in I don’t see any positives from today, a development side against a really strong Spurs game. Final score 6-1, we now look forward to Wednesday’s crucial game against Legia in Edinburgh. We need to win 3-0 and did it last season, so we can do it. I will do a pre-match blog on Tuesday

For now

HH

Shaun

Legia Warsaw Vs Celtic – Match Preview

Champions League Qualifier in Poland. Wednesday 30th 19:45 Kick Off

Champions League Qualifier in Poland. Wednesday 30th 19:45 Kick Off

AUTHOR: Shaun Gibson

AUTHOR: Shaun Gibson

http://thecelticnetwork.com/2014/07/29/legia-warsaw-vs-celtic-match-preview/

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TCN will be doing live text commentary on site for this game. I will be starting one hour before kick off.

Wednesday is our post important game of the season, till the next one. I have spent a lot of time on their website and forums and the Legia fans are not confident. But Henning Berg changed a few things in defence and Legia went 16 games conceding only 12 goals, then for some reason I can’t work out he rotated his defence and they started to leak goals, so Celtic and Ronny will know the weakness in the Legia defence is there. But aided by defensive midfielder Tomasz Jodlowiec, Legia’s back line managed to keep an impressive nineteen clean sheets in all competitions last term, and was key to their league title success. Centre-back pairing Jakub Rzeziczak and Dossa Junior impressed for large parts of the season, with Inaki Astiz able to step in to cover when needed. The defensive midfield cover also allows the full-backs – Tomasz Brzyski on the left, and either Bartosz Bereszynski or Lukasz Broz on the right – to get forward.

Legia have played 2 Champions League and 2 league games winning one and losing one and sit 8th in the Poland Ekstraklasa league. Their  first competitive game of this season was against St Patrick in the Champions League at home 1-1 draw. Game two for them  was a league match against Belchatow  at home and a 0-1 defeat. Game 3 was the return leg in the Champions League beating St Patricks 5-0, 5-1 on aggregate. Their last game on the 26th against Cracovia Krakow gave Legia a 3-1 win away from home.  The 0-1 defeat to Belchatow went down badly but Berg played mainly second string side, Belchatow won the Polish Second Division last year and beat Legia 1-0 at home, Berg got a hard time in the media as you can imagine. Their 2nd league game against Cracovia Krakow was not too impressive either, Cracovia finished 3rd bottom of the Ekstraklasa top league last season.

Legia have brought in two players so far this season in Igor Lewczuk signed from Zawisza Bydgoszcz who finished last season 6th place 21 points from league winners Legia Warsaw who won the league by 10 points. They also signed Arkadiusz Piech from Zaglebie Lubin who were punished same was as Rangers and demoted one division due to corruption and last season did the same.

Players they lost were midfielder Daniel Lukasik to Lechia Gdansk and Striker Michal Efir to Ruch Chorzow. Injured and doubts for Wednesdays game are Brazilian winger Guilherme and Striker Henrik Ojamaa.

Legia play a 4-5-1 with Serbian Miroslav Radovic who was the Ekstraklasa league player of the year last season,  given almost a free role behind the striker. With Ojamma injured they will probably play Marek Saganowski on his own as the lone striker, who was a £1.5 Million signing for Southampton in 2007 then sold to Aalborg BK for £2.6 Million a year later. His value has now dipped to well below £500,000.

They won the league last season, 19 clean sheets in all competition. This is a good hard test for Celtic. If we can get out of Poland with a 0-0 or a  1-0 win we will do well. I think in the return leg Legia will be more dangerous. I have noticed in defence Celtic are letting too many crosses in throughout pre-season. We are very attack minded and I just hope Ronny doesn’t have us too attacking and forget to close the back door. This is a game we will win if we play as we can. We have better players, worth more money and on higher wages.

But this is a potential banana skin. I think we will sneak it, but this will be a tough tie to negotiate. Stokes is fit and will travel. James Forrest and Scott Brown remain sidelined

Shaun

HH

Celtic under 20’s lose 1-0 to St Pauli, as we turn our eyes to the Champions League

New Keeper Craig Gordon started in goal today

New Keeper Craig Gordon started in goal today

AUTHOR: Shaun Gibson 

ME

ME

http://thecelticnetwork.com/2014/07/26/celtic-20s-lose-1-0-st-pauli-turn-eyes-champions-league/

http://www.celticnewsnow.com/news/celtic-under-20-s-lose-1-0-to-st-pauli-as-we-turn-our-eyes-to-the-champions-league/97327?

Training match today, Celtic and Ronny took a very young side over to Germany to play St Pauli and to be fair to the kids they could have been beaten heavily with St Pauli missing many chances. Celtic had 2 chances in the final minutes to score, a penalty miss, a bad one way over the bar from Atajic and a shot from Watt one on one with the keeper

The first half seen Balde and a few others miss early chances, the substitution of Balde at half time, if he wasn’t injured I think tells a story, the lad isn’t good enough. He may be injured but he didn’t look to be. The first half St Pauli got the only goal of the game from Christopher Nothe and the same player missed an open goal in the 2nd half

These kids are our future, many didn’t play near where they can a few played very well. Henderson although not mentioned a lot I thought had a decent game and also O’Connell who threw his body at a few shots from the edge of the box. All in a good workout for Ronny, he will know a lot more now than he did a week ago.

So we now turn to Wednesday the 30th, Legia Warsaw away in Poland in the Qualifiers for the Champions league where we will see the first team and I think a win. Legia are not so good right now, being away first is always better as we can get them back to Edinburgh for our 2nd and last game at Murryfield and finish the job there, I will do a report on Legia on Tuesday at some point, see who they have and how they play

TCN will be there with live text commentary, I will be there, I hope you will be also

Starting 11 today:
Gordon, Herron, OConnell, Findlay, Twardzik, Henderson, Bitton, McGeouch, Atajic, Balde, Watt

Bench :
Zaluska, Waters, McManus, Irvine, McMullan, Fraser, Lindsay

HH

Shaun

Celtic fan Snoop Dog hooks up with the Celtic under 20's before the game

Celtic fan Snoop Dog hooks up with the Celtic under 20’s before the game

CELTIC ROUT KR REYKJAVIK AS WE AWAIT NEXT OPPONENTS (GOALS VIDEO)

Celtic were superb tonight

Celtic were superb tonight

AUTHOR: Shaun Gibson 119da003c51c5a5580876683884846aa

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Celtic were breathtaking tonight as we done the job we came through to Edinburgh to do. We can see the style Ronny is wanting us to play slowly come through, he has so many strikers on the park. Tonight ended 4-0 but could easily have been 10-0 with Commons either hitting the post of having shots saved. All in it was a training match as Celtic now await the winners of Cliftonville v Legia Warsaw (1-1) in Ireland tomorrow.

Celtic took the lead on 13 minutes, corner on the far side, Commons floated it in, Lustig headed back towards goal, Van Dijk was there to make it 1-0 on the night.

Van Dijk got the first 2 goals

Van Dijk got the first 2 goals

We had to wait just over 5 minutes for 2-0, same players involved, Commons corner, headed back to the back post by Lustig and there was Van Dijk to head home. At this stage Celtic were rampant, and we are still looking for full fitness. We are still in Pre-Season mode, so the performance tonight was even more brilliant when you add that in

3-0 came on 26 minutes when Pukki, who had missed a few chances got on the end of a McGregor cross before the KR keeper and a well deserved goal by Pukki. Celtic had chance after chance. We hit the post, the bar, crosses across the KR goal. But it is still early, so far the signs look superb. Ronny is still unbeaten as Celtic Manager

The tie is was as good as over as Celtic lead 4-0 on aggregate. Virgil van Dijk profited from a couple of goalkeeping blunders and Teemu Pukki added the third goal at Murrayfield. It’s been a stroll in the park for Ronny Deila’s men

The 2nd half saw much of the same, the passing was superb, left to right, back and forward, we made KR  chase so hard they tired badly. Celtic could have scored a ton in Edinburgh tonight but to be fair the KR keeper made a lot of good saves. Pukki I was delighted for, we are slowly seeing a player find form, on 70 minutes Pukki  rounded the keeper and hammered the ball high into the goal. We seen Kayal, Henderson and Matthews come on tonight and even with players missing or off the park Celtic just oozed confidence. I am liking this new style but we must be realistic, we were not playing a world beater tonight

Pukki gets the first of his two, this one thanks to McGregor

Pukki gets the first of his two, this one thanks to McGregor

Professional job by Celtic, 5-0 on aggregate and we look forward to the next round. If tonight’s display is anything to go by, we will sail past whoever we face

Final score Celtic 4-0 KR Reykjavik (5-0 on aggregate)

TCN Man of the match, Johansen, the lad controlled most of what we did but we had a few we could pick. Johansen is a fine player and like many are showing they will get better and better under the new manager

Thanks to @CelticGoals

HH

Shaun

Youthful 10 men Celtic put Linz to the sword 5-2 – Goals Video

 

Coming good?

Coming good?

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A very youthful Celtic team took on Austrian Liga 1 outfit Lask Linz. The scores in pre-season I never really look towards as a guide to how the season ahead will go, but with a new manager I think it’s safe to say things are looking very good. Also anyone wondering how the Youth setup is going at Lennoxtown only need to look at last night’s game as a guide, the young boys were SUPERB. The sending off with Henderson was stupid on the Ref’s part as he let strong challenges go all over the park. Pukki is now 4 goals in 2 games and is REALLY looking like the poacher we need. With a Scandinavian manager in place I think it’s fair to say Pukki will be happier knowing his new manage knows more about him than his last manager.

Celtic were 1-0 then in an instant 1-1, then 2-1 down and within a minute 2-2, both goals from Pukki. The youthful Celtic defence took a while to get up to speed against the opposition. One thing I did notice was a total change in the way we are playing. We play from the back, the keepers seldom kick long and give to fullbacks or a free centre half, so far, slowly, we can see a good way of playing coming.

It will take time, but you can see the seeds have been planted and on the 11th when we play Dukla Prague we will see a stronger side with the older more experienced players come in. Maybe there is an argument why should they as the kids have done well, but we must be realistic, it will take these kids a while to get used to adult’s football at the highest level. McGregor for me is just a brilliant player, Henderson run the middle of the park till he was sent off and what a surprise to see young winger Dylan McGeouch play in the middle of the park and how well the kid done.

Pukki got his hat-trick, Griffiths and Balde making the 5 goals. So we seen our future play last night and I was very impressed. The opposition were older and more experienced but that never fazed these kids, they played with a freedom maybe not allowed before.

It is early days but we can see Ronny is setting us up well. Even at 10 men we were 4-2-3, he still wanted to keep the opposition on the back foot, and it worked. I think we are in for a brilliant journey under our new manager and the players he will use. The rumour about Samaras coming back to Celtic is a real one, talks have taken place, that is all I know. Sammy isn’t worried about money, he wants to play for Celtic and with the attacking style we now have maybe Sammy will be good for us, of course it is just talk. I certainly would rather see Sammy than a 39 year old Del Piero.

Good 5-2 win by the kids and a few of the experienced players.

I will be here on the 11th with life text commentary

Shaun

Hail Hail

Goals thanks to the amazing 

1-1 – Pukki

2-2 – Pukki

3-2 – Pukki

4-2 – Balde

5-2 – Griffiths

RONNY GETS OFF TO A FLIER AS CELTIC DISMANTLE FC KRASNODAR IN PRE-SEASON

Young Scottish player McGregor (right) was outstanding and got a goal

Young Scottish player McGregor (Left) was outstanding and got a goal

AUTHOR: Shaun Gibson 

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CELTIC…3

Stokes 2, Johansen 42, McGregor 47

FK Krasnodar…1

Odil 19

When a manager arrives to take a new side all the wants is to hit the ground running. Celtic fans being very demanding expect Celtic to win dominos in a local pub, so a win was vital for the confidence of the new manager, his staff and players

The first half was a good game and Celtic found themselves 1-0 after 50 seconds, a high ball over the top from Lustig, the keeper had committed half way, Stokes lobbed the keeper for a brilliant goal and a superb start for the new manager

On 19 minutes the score was 1-1, defensive slip saw the Krasnodar striker race through on goal and slip the ball past Zaluska. We could have been 2-1 or 3-1 down in this 5 minute period, Mulgrew was tucking too far over towards left back to help F. Twardzik leaving Van Dijk alone with only Brown and Johansen remotely close to help. Celtic sorted this problem by getting Brown to sit deeper and it worked very well, and already I can see our new manager can make tactical changes to actually change a game. Because after that Celtic had a few half chances

On 38 minutes Celtic made it 2-1 with a superb goal. Utter determination from Norwegian Johansen chasing what looked like a lost cause, beat two Russian defenders to the ball, rounded the keeper and from an acute angle, great through ball by Commons and quality for my Man of the Match for the first half.

Half time – Celtic 2-1 FC Krasnodar

The second half seen almost every player replaced and the side were so young, Matthews  I think was the oldest defender. I must say a year in England at Nott’s County for Callumn McGregor can be the making of this kids Celtic career, he was superb throughout the 2nd half, all over the park, breaking play up, squaring the ball 5 yards and pinging long passed 50 yards, for me McGregor was the 2nd half man of the match

We seen Leonardo Fasan in goal, Adam Matthews, Eoghan O’Connell, Calum Waters, Stuart Findlay, Callumn McGregor, Pukki, Griffiths, Kayal, Atajic replace the entire first half team. Young Italian keeper Leonardo Fasan showed us all why he is so highly rated at Celtic with several stunning displays, Matthews added good width  I don’t think Boerrigter or McGeouch gave us in the 1st half. Henderson and Kayal were chasing everything and, well McGregor, really, amazing this kid was. I know it’s pre-season but all the talk about him last year in England with is goals, it was easy to see why Nott’s County wanted to keep him, I think it’s safe to say he has a future at Celtic.

5 minutes into the 2nd half a pass drilled from the right by Atajic was hammered home by McGregor and boy was he happy. He knows he has a chance at Celtic under Ronny. The 2nd half was almost a midfield game, Fasan saved well several times, Griffiths and Pukki had shots saved and deflected wide

So first game and I seen a Celtic team really close down hard, every player was giving 100%, we were good in possession, we took our chances when they came. And already you can see Ronny has made his mark on our team. The width is something we need to address, with James Forrest out for weeks already at the start of this season we have Adam Matthews who I think can play right wing. I am yet to be convinced by either Boerrigter or McGeouch but we must give them time under the new regime

Great start, all it is. But a brilliant start against a very good outfit.

See you all Sunday against Rapid Vienna at a 5pm kick off

Till then, Hail Hail

Shaun

DEILA AND COLLINS MATCH UP, TACTICS AND FITNESS WILL IMPROVE

New Celtic manager Ronny Deila and ex player John Collins as his assistant

New Celtic manager Ronny Deila and ex player John Collins as his assistant

AUTHOR: Shaun Gibson

http://thecelticnetwork.com/blog/2014/06/19/deila-collins-match-tactics-fitness-will-improve/

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On paper looking at John Collins coming in as Ronny Deila’s assistant looks like a good match up, with John Kennedy coming in as a coach I think we have a cracking three man staff right there. But this is the touchline side of things, there are so many important people in the back like Celtic chief scout john park and the rest of the team that Lennon had to help him. Peter Houston left Celtic as a scout last week to take the Falkirk job and couldn’t speak highly enough about the set-up we have

I love Ronny already he speaks a language I understand and you can see the confidence just ooze from him. Where I think Celtic lacked under Lenny was fitness and brining in Collins I think was something that was done to get our players fitter. There was a well known bust up with John Collins and Scott Brown when Collins was manager of Brown at Hibernian. The story I heard and I hear them all through here in Edinburgh was Collins used to show off his six pack, Scott Brown said something one day, Collins offered a bench press competition there and then and Brown won and that was a time where I think Collins lost the dressing room at Hibs. All that aside, Roony Collins and now Brown have laid this to rest, but the media won’t let this one go, so expect a few photos of Brown and Collins being friends in the media at some point. Also we have had small injuries to players for the past few seasons, maybe a total hands on manager in Roony and a fitness freak in Collins might fix this

So what have we got here? We have a young exiting manager who knows he still has to learn but by all accounts he is a fast learner. I did a blog a few weeks back showing how our new manager sets his side up http://thecelticnetwork.com/blog/2014/06/06/welcome-ronny-deila-celtic-perfect-tactics/  Here is our new Managers thoughts on bringing in Collins to assist

What I have seen so far is a manager who can change a game with his tactics, a manager who gets very close to his men. With Collins we have a really good coach and if Roony wants to get the bhoys fitter then look no further than John Collins. Where  they both excel as manager and coach is their detail for perfection, the  small things. What the players wear, time keeping, team work, the things that really make a team tick, we have this with both Roony and Collins. With John Kennedy getting promoted to the 1st team I see a youthful touchline. Attention to detail will improve and I do expect tactics to be better. Lenny had a habit of playing favourites, I don’t think will be the case now. Lenny didn’t do wrong, just sometimes he showed too much faith in certain players, but I  guess this happens all over

With our new manager showing the confidence as the new ‘Chosen One” I can’t wait for the new  season to start. Many are drawing parallels with Tony Mowbray, I never once seen this confidence in Mowbray from day one till the day he left and stating he didn’t enjoy the job, I think we  have  two lads now that will be perfectionists. I look at what we have here and I think I like this more I would have had it been Roy Keane or Davie Moyes. This is new, unknown and this is what Celtic do, over the last few years we have brought in young talent and many have excelled and went on to either sign new deals or leave like Hooper and Wanyama, so this is perfect for Celtic’s working model right now. Manager an Assistant have one year to prepare for the probable invasion of new Glasgow side Sevco into the league. We are seeded right through all the stages to the Champions League and I have a real good feeling about these two. They already have a team in place, maybe Forster will go, if England lose tonight we might not get offers and he stays, if so he has a good side. Roony hinted there were a few positions he needs to look at, I would say left hand side of the park, an attacking midfielder and a striker and maybe another centre half

I think we can all look forward to the coming season, the expectations on the shoulders of our new managerial team is heavy but Roony strikes me as a man who thrives under pressure, he needs the pressure, he has to have something to drive him on. He talks good and I really do think with the players he has, players he might bring in, he will do well. I think it’s a perfect two for Celtic, many will disagree but when we talk tactics and fitness I truly believe these two issues will improve

Lets get behind our new managerial team

Hail Hail

Shaun

Welcome Ronny Deila to Celtic, with his perfect tactics

New Celtic manager Ronny Deila (Right) with Peter Lawwell

New Celtic manager Ronny Deila (Right) with Peter Lawwell

AUTHOR: Shaun Gibson

http://thecelticnetwork.com/blog/2014/06/06/welcome-ronny-deila-celtic-perfect-tactics/

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A huge welcome to Celtic for Ronny Deila, not even near the hot seat till 2 days ago, yet Lennon said Celtic were looking at him to replace Johan Mjällby, in the end Ronny got the hot seat and after spending an afternoon watching his press conference and him speaking directly to Celtic TV we can clearly see we have a confident lad on our hands here

He fits out working model perfectly, we were told this today but we all knew the truth anyway. He does not strike me as a yes man, his passion for the game and what he wants to achieve with Celtic did impress me

I spent a few hours looking on You Tube at his last team’s performances, what he did was likened to St Mirren winning the SPFL, he did well with a bunch of kids. He took a kid called Stefan Johansen, a kid who had bad attitude problems and wasn’t showing his true potential, two years later Johansen is a an International player with Norway and a gem in the middle of the Celtic midfield. If this is a hint at what Ronny can do, I anticipate he will do wonders with Tony Watt and other youth players we have

The man has passion, no doubting that

The man has passion, no doubting that

Having watched about 20 videos I will share this one below, this was from 2012/13 season when they won the league, I think and watch out for our very own Stefan Johansen scoring a few cracking goals. One thing I did notice in the way Ronny set his team up was with a lot of width and this will suit the current Celtic players well. Also opening teams up, possession play and general all round good play. He comes to us with better players around him and we can guess who he will sign, here is the video

Some will say it is a risk, for me Roy Keane for example would have been a bigger risk, I like the way this man talks, I like the way he sets his teams up to play, he really does like to put the opposition on the back foot and it looks like he plays a diamond midfield with the full backs coming into play as wingers almost, this is something we are good at already. We can argue can we get better, the answer is yes, we can always get better. So after watching as much of his team play as I could and listening to the raw passion coming from him, I think this could be a good time for everyone at the club. It is not as if he has to build a new team, he has a good team there at his disposal, if he can improve Forrest, Watt, Henderson etc, well the sky is the limit. He is a manager who likes to get very close to his players and put an arm around them, but he will also kick backsides when needed. All in an interesting appointment by Celtic.

Bring the season on

Welcome aboard Ronny #HH

 

The Celtic Network Live Match Blog

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My new home for live commentary!! Delighted!!  Big thanks to the Editor for giving me my own section! Bring on the new season!

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Welcome to The Celtic Network Live Match Blog

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Here at The Celtic Network Live Match Blog we endeavour to cover every Celtic fc game via live text commentary. Our commentator Shaun Gibson has an in depth knowledge of of the game including tactics and match analysis.

This will be our second season covering Celtic games live. Over our first season Shaun has built up a good audience bit here on the site and on our Twitter account @TCNLiveBlog You can choose to follow the game on the site or via twitter as both are auto updated in real time.

At some point during season 2014/15 we are aiming to introduce live streaming audio commentary, so keep an eye out for that.

After each game Shaun will provide post match analysis on the main Celtic Network site . So if you every find yourself stuck for a TV stream you can keep up to speed with our live text commentary on your PC, Tablet or Mobile phone.

Hail, Hail.

 

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