Celtic struggle to get a draw against Ross County

Celtic, who are currently 9 points clear of Aberdeen, need only one win to secure the title, but they could not find a way to score a second goal against Ross County.

Leigh Griffiths opened the score for Celtic in the 23rd minute from long range. The striker was allowed to run at the defence as the Ross County defenders back off. He tried his luck from long range and gave the lead the Celtic.

Celtic will get an occasion to score another goal when Tom Rogic received an excellent pass from Patrick Roberts. But Rogic managed to miss the target with only the goalkeeper to beat.

After that, it was the turn of Ross County to miss a glorious opportunity, but Boyce could not beat Gordon.

The match was played in a subdued atmosphere where the fans were more interested in campaigning against the board and the players. As such the game struggle to reach any sort of heights and Ross County gradually grew in confidence.

The visitors will get their reward in the 64th minute when Murdoch managed to score an excellent goal to put them level. Read more… »

Celtic fans unhappy with Carlton Cole

Carlton Cole faced some harsh critics by his own fans following his performance in a Mark Noble’s testimonial. Although the game was meant to be a friendly one, fans did not really appreciate the way Carlton Cole played in the match.

This reaction can be explained by the fact that Cole has yet to show any sort of brilliance for the Celtic team and that fans have become quite fed up with his performance. This can signify the end of the relationship between Carlton Cole and Celtic and he might even be tempted to move away during the summer.

His last game for Celtic came on 19th January when the Scottish side beat Hamilton 8-1. Celtic fans took to Twitter where they criticized Cole for his poor form as well as his lack of ability on the pitch.

Cole joined Celtic in 2015 and has so far made five appearances for the Scottish club. He stated that he joined Celtic in order to have more playing time and also because he wanted to win trophies. He belies that Celtic are in an excellent position to be successful and that he wanted to contribute to this success. He was previously at West Ham where he managed more than 290 appearances for the London team. He scored 68 goals in the process where he was quite a favorite player.

With the kind of criticism that the English player has received on Twitter, the chances are that he will not stay for long at Celtic. Read more… »

Pressure is building around Celtic’s Ronny Deila

Celtic FC is currently positioned at the top of the Scottish Premiership League but even though they are leading the way and are on their way of securing their 5th successive domestic league title, things aren’t all great for the manager of the squad, Ronny Deila who is being rumored on getting sacked if negative results arrive within the next few weeks or months.

Ronny Deila and his men have only suffered 2 losses in their opening 20 league matches which is an impressive record but even though there has only been a few slip ups, it has been enough for the rumors to emerge claiming that Deila might be on his way out of Celtic but this is mainly due to their early exit from the Europa League.

The domestic league run of Celtic FC is so far going impressively and they are the favorites of defending their Scottish Premiership title but things didn’t go so well for them in the UEFA Europa League as they were knocked out after having sustained consecutive defeats against Molde and Ajax and eventually drawing with Fenerbahce in their last Europa League match which resulted with the Scottish champions being unable to make it past the group stages.

Celtic FC is a club that has consistently been able to compete in the Champions League and even though they might not be at the same level as Europe’s biggest clubs, the Scottish outfit still show their worth in the prestigious competition and having sustained such an early exit from the UEFA Europa League is a huge surprise and it’s a disappointing thing to see as their fans watched Celtic struggle in the Europa League as they failed to win a single match and finish at the bottom of Group A with 3 points. Read more… »

Dedryck Boyata signs for Celtic on a 4 year long contract

DedryckBoyata is a 24 year old defender who has been signed by Celtic FC on a 4 year long contract as the Scottish offloaded €1.5 million in order to secure his services. Boyata was a former player of Manchester City as he joined the Premier League club back in 2006 but it wasn’t until 2010 when he managed to make his senior debut.

Despite making his senior debut in 2010 and having stayed with the English club for over 2 years, he never truly managed to secure a regular starting role in Manchester City and was ultimately sold to the Scottish side Celtic FC.

After making his official arrival to Celtic FC, Boyata stated that one of the reasons of why he decided to make a move to the Scottish outfit was to be able to play in the Champions League and prove how good he is at the big stage.

“Celtic is a team that wins titles so I am here to win titles and get qualified for the Champions League. The Champions League is really important for any player. In the last couple of years when City was in the Champions League I never had the chance to go on the pitch. I was getting as far as the bench. So, for me, it is really important to play in the Champions League because for any player it is the way to show the big world on TV how good you are. Read more… »

Ronny Deila has started to establish himself as a top manager in the Scottish league

After some doubts early on in the campaign, manager Ronny Deila has started to establish himself as a top manager in the Scottish league. The Celtic boss has now overseen an incredible run of form to establish a five point advantage in the league table.

Further, the club has also lifted its first silverware of the season by beating Dundee United in the League Cup final. Celtic then went on to beat the same opponents once again in the Scottish cup to reach the semifinals. They are now in a position to win at least three major trophies this campaign.

One of the major reasons for this being a reality is that Celtic have an incredible squad strength.Deila praised the strength in depth in his squad, which has allowed him to make changes constantly throughout the season. Without the help of a good squad,Deila would not have been able to maintain results in three different competitions. Celtic’s major disappointment this season, though, would be in the Europa League after the team failed to beat Inter Milan in the first knockout stages. On a positive note, exit from the European competition now provides them with the opportunity to end the season with three major titles. Read more… »

Celtic positive after Win over Hamilton Academy

After losing to friendlies during the winter break, Celtic returned to league action with a positive 2-0 win over Hamilton Academy. After this victory, manager Ronny Deila revealed his ambitions to take the club back to the top of the table.

The victory moved Celtic to within two points of table leaders Aberdeen, although they have two more games in hand. This could potentially see Celtic back as the table leaders in the next few months. Deila has been criticised heavily during the first half of his regime, but the Norwegian is now close to winning over the entire section of supporters.

Should the transfer window break the squad by taking a couple of key names to the Premier league,Deila will have to work extremely hard in order to get them back to full strength. Read more… »