Sparta 4 – 1 Celtic
Just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse… And to think we were actually ahead as well?!!!
Our American readers will be used to turkeys getting stuffed on the last Thursday in November but for us Celtic fans it was just another day. We have been in a dreadful run of form since we beat Hibs 3-0 exactly two months ago,and if we are honest,our form prior to that was barely up to scratch.
Since then it has been disastrous. In eleven matches it reads W4 D3 L4 and with the exception of a final qualifier and a cup semi final it includes two league wins against the might of Motherwell and St Johnstone.
Hammered at home by a Sparta reserve team and the same again last night against another reserve team. Fuxake,they must be wishing they could play us every week! Yet Neil Lennon put out virtually the same outfield players who beat Lazio in Rome a year ago-and how the mighty have fallen. Like Christians to the lions-and indeed our own Lions would not wish to be associated with that display last night. Or any this season,truth be told.
Our goal was down to a sharp finish from Eddie,who looked to be getting some of his old vigour back. I wish him well,he has been terrific for us and deserves better than the dross round about him. I’m not even going to start on them though. Suffice to say that every goal was easily avoidable and that we were the authors of our own downfall. That a deadball situation in an attacking area turns into a defensive emergency quicker than I can say fuxake,my favourite new word watching this shower.
This was a failure right through the team with the possible exception of our goalscorer. Not assisted in any way whatsoever by a supine and silent NL on the sidelines. When other managers are taking advantage of the eerie silence in the stadia to bark out instructions,he sits woeful and forlorn,hunched into his seat and sinking deeper into his hoodie. I’m no body language expert but he strikes me as someone who wishes he were elsewhere. For all the good he is doing at the moment,he might as well be-and aye,it hurts to say that!
Another doing in Europe then. One that will do our coefficient no good at all-even though it replaces the woeful 15/16 campaign of Ronny Deila. I just threw that in for the sake of comparison,by the way. Here’s another one. Neil has better players available than Ronny,and a bigger budget. And he’s managed to get us to play worse football with even worse results.
We know what happened to Ronny.
Above article by BMCUWP