14th September … if you know your history

70 years ago … 1952 we faced yet another tragic loss to The Celtic family. This coming Saturday 17th September, is the 70th Anniversary of the death of Jackie Millsopp (22), who took ill with stomach pains after playing in the 5-2 victory over Falkirk two weeks earlier.

Jackie born in Cambuslang and signed as a 16 year old from Blantyre Celtic, was a real utility player who played as cover for both Charlie Tully and Jock Stein. Indicating high levels of versatility.

Jackie Millsopp b. July 1930 Cambuslang d. 17th September 1952.

Fellow Celt Sean Fallon fondly recalled Jackie Millsopp and the shock of his premature passing:

“Jackie had been taken ill and needed an operation, but everyone at the club thought he would recover. It was a terrible shock when he didn’t make it. There were complications with his operation and we were told a few days later that he had died. I’m not ashamed to say that I shed a few tears around that time.
“I had got to know him well because we’d shared a cabin on the boat over to America the summer before, when the club took us over for a tour after we had won the Scottish Cup. We became good friends and Jackie was a lovely lad. Everyone at Celtic liked him, and it affected us all for a long, long time.”

On the day of his funeral – September 20th – the Celtic First Team attended Jackie Millsopp’s funeral along with a delegation from Rangers. That same afternoon Celtic played Rangers in a league clash at Celtic Park and the Celts honoured Jackie Millsopp’s memory with a 2-1 victory in what was an emotional and relatively more subdued atmosphere.

Champions League ‘previous’ …

We have played tonight’s opponents Shakhtar Donetsk from War-torn Ukraine, in The Champions League on four previous occasions. Honours are even with 2 ‘home’ wins apiece. Celtic scoring 3 with Shakhtar scoring 6.

We have never scored ‘away’ against them.

2004-10-20: Shakhtar donetsk 3-0 Celtic, Champions League

Martin O’Neill admitted the injuries to Chris Sutton and Jackie McNamara in the defeat by Shakhtar showed his squad’s “threadbare nature”. However, a quick glance at the team and bench indicates otherwise…maybe?

Both teams managed 6 shots on target – indicating that nothing much has changed under the sun???

A John Hartson cross after eight minutes skimmed off the face of the bar. David Marshall was called into action for the first time with 24 minutes gone when he pushed away a curling free kick by Dinca Razvan Rat. A fiercely-struck Chris Sutton drive from 25 yards after good hold-up work by Hartson forced Jan Lastuvka to get down well to keep the scores level. Celtic were forced into a change when Jackie McNamara failed to shake off an injury and he was replaced by the inexperienced Stephen McManus. Hartson should have opened the scoring seven minutes before half time following a Sutton knock-down, but the Welshman volleyed over from six yards. He passed up another good chance a few minutes later from a similar position when his control let him down. Celtic were dealt a further blow on the injury front when Sutton failed to reappear for the second half after stopping a powerful Anatoliy Tymoshchuk shot with his head. He was replaced by Ross Wallace.
It was the home side who took the lead after 57 minutes. The ball broke at the edge of the box to Matuzalem and his shot took a slight deflection on its way past David Marshall into the net.
Matuzalem doubled his tally just four minutes later, latching on to Vukic’s pass before slotting the ball between Marshall’s legs.

Celtic could have pulled one back on 64 minutes when Henri Camara’s shot was parried by Lastuvka into the path of Hartson, but again the striker was wasteful as he fired over the bar.
Brandao did get a third goal, bursting through the middle before chipping the ball over the already-grounded Marshall.

Shakhtar Donetsk:-
Lastuvka, Tymoschuk, Stoican, Rat, Matuzalem, Vukic, Lewandowski, Barcauan, Aghahowa (Srna 72), Vorobyey (Brandao 75), Marica (Duljaj 45).
Subs not used:- Shutkov, Hubschman, Bielik, Lalatovic.
Goals:- Matuzalem 57, 62, Brandao 78.
Booked:- Barcauan.

Celtic:- Marshall, McNamara (McManus 31), Baldie, Varga, Agathe, Lennon, Juninho (McGeady 71), Petrov, Sutton ( Wallace 45), Hartson, Camara.

Subs not used:- Hedman, Sylla, Pearson, Lambert
Booked:- Hartson, Varga, Balde, Juninho Paulista.

Att:- 28,000.
Referee:- Rene Temmink (Holland)

Then almost 15 years ago to the day we try again….

2007-09-18: Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 Celtic, Champions League

Our shocking run of never winning an away game in the Champions League group stage continued and the performance was a bad as it gets.

Around this time more and more Celtic fans were questioning the true intentions of the Board around European ambitions, and the quality of the football in domestic games. One look at the depth of this squad would have probably made Bould Martin absolutely freak…but he was back in the Fast Lane on the M6 to Villa by then.

Shakhtar Donetsk team:-
Pyatov, Srna, Hubschman, Kucher, Rat, Ilsinho, Lewandowski, Fernandinho (Duljaj 86), Lucarelli (Gladkiy 70), Jadson (Castillo 65), Brandao.
Subs not used:- Shust Gay, Byelik, Yezerskiy.
Goals:- Brandao 5, Lucarelli 8.
Booked:- Srna.

Celtic team: Boruc, Wilson, Caldwell, McManus, Naylor, Donati, Hartley, Scott Brown, Nakamura (McGeady 65), McDonald (Killen 68), Vennegoor of Hesselink ( Zurawski 85)
Subs not used Mark Brown, Sno, Kennedy, O’Dea
Booked:- Brown.

Att: 30,000.
Ref: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (Spain).

BBC
By Liam McLeod

Artur Boruc & Lee Naylor
Artur Boruc and Lee Naylor cannot believe it as Celtic go two down
Shakhtar Donetsk put Celtic to the sword with two early goals as the Glasgow side’s Champions League away hoodoo struck again.

Strikes inside five and eight minutes from a cool Evaeverson Brandao finish and a Christiano Lucarelli header sealed it for the Ukrainians.

Celtic rode out the rest of the storm but could not find a reply.

The SPL champions were better in the second-half but Shakhtar always looked the more likely to add to their lead.

News conference: Celtic manager Gordon Strachan

Celtic made one change from the side that started the weekend win over Inverness CT as Paul Hartley came in for Aiden McGeady.

Shakhtar – who splashed out £40m boosting their squad in the summer – included Italian international Lucarelli up front in a strong looking side in the compact but noisy Olimpiyskyi Stadium.

The SPL champions were under the cosh from the start and went a goal down after only five minutes as Scott Brown and Stephen McManus squandered possession deep inside their own half.

Brazilian striker Brandao was played in by Luis Fernandinho before unleashing a delightful shot beyond Artur Boruc from the edge of the box.

The Ukrainian league leaders turned the screw further almost immediately as they doubled their lead.

Razvan Rat whipped the ball in from the left flank and it was met by Lucarelli who stooped low to power a superb header passed the helpless Boruc from 12 yards.

Celtic – clearly shell-shocked – could not find a foothold in the game and Brown was booked for dissent following a foul by home skipper Darijo Srna.

Shakhtar had the ball in the net again in 19 minutes as Brandao rolled it into the empty goal but the offside flag went up despite it looking on.

Christiano Lucarelli
Lucarelli wheels away in delight after doubling the Shakhtar lead

It took 30 minutes for Celtic to threaten as a Shunsuke Nakamura free-kick on the right was headed over by Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink although the ball fell awkwardly for the Dutchman.

Scott McDonald then drew a good save from Shakhtar goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov as he burst into the box to accept a through-ball, but he couldn’t beat the Ukrainian at his near-post.

As half-time approached, the home side almost made it three as Boruc superbly parried a vicious Brandao volley to safety.

Celtic began the second-half in more positive fashion as they tried to haul themselves back into the match although chasing the game meant the Parkhead side could be picked off at the other end.

Vennegoor of Hesselink went just wide with a header from a similar area to the one Lucarelli scored after good work on the left.

But it was the Ukrainians who looked the more menacing every time they came

forward.

18/09/07 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SHAKHTAR DONETSK V CELTIC (2-0) DONETSK – UKRAINE Shakhtar Donetsk’s Olexandr Kucher closes down Shunsuke Nakamura (right)

JvH & Nakamura trying to unlock the backdoor in Ukraine.

Hopefully, Ange and our Bhoys can find a winning way in Warsaw tonite!

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IniquitousIV

Hi SeS:
The two Donetsk away games you reviewed, and the recent defeat by Madrid, typify Celtic’s European habit of losing goals in pairs, with the second arriving within 5 minutes of the first. I think against Betis away last season, we managed to do it twice!
Iniquitous IV

A thing of beauty

SES,
Thanks for the article. It has dampened my spirits to where they usually are when Celtic play away in Europe!! Realism is not a bad thing.
Iniquitous1V,
I said the same to CCB last week when we conceded. Watching Celtic in Europe you just know when we concede a goal, another is in the post. Watching the Huns last season it was the fact that they could just hang together after conceding, despite being under huge pressure that meant they were able to stay in games they should have been well out of. It’s something we need to learn if we want to finish at least third in this group.

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SES
Thanks once again. Always a learning experience reading your contributions.

ATOB
I think tonight we will learn a lot as to where we truly are. I’m absolutely convinced we are the best in Scotland now. I appreciate it’s early days in the league campaign, but I think we’re stronger from top to bottom v the opposition.

Europe? I’ve truly no idea but will be better positioned to judge after tonight’s encounter. I mean it was no surprise to lose to our pot 1 opponents. I DID know we weren’t at their level, but compared to our next two opponents, as I say, I’ve no idea.The Real Madrid match showed we can get at any team with our ‘up and at em’ attitude, though it’s stating the obvious to say we need to capitalise on any chances we create.

Our Achilles heel for a long time now has been our defence, particularly away from home, in these European matches, as has been discussed here and elsewhere for about as long as I can remember. I accept this isn’t an ‘away’ tie in the traditional sense, but a match on neutral ground.

I’m genuinely intrigued to see how tonight pans out. As I was pre Madrid, I’m not as nervous as I usually am when these matches come along. Naturally I’m hoping we can take something points wise, though as I alluded to, I’ve no real feeling as to how it will end, but I will definitely learn something about where we are now v this level of opposition.

A win would do wonders for the growing confidence of this side. A draw wouldn’t be too bad, and to be honest, a narrow defeat having played well wouldn’t overly concern me assuming we see a decent performance.

Ange will no doubt learn something tonight too. Can we continue to adopt this style in European competition or will it need tweaked? Madrid showed we are vulnerable, but using Madrid as the yardstick probably doesn’t give a true result as to how our playing style will stand up to the rest.

I’ll need to record the match and playback later this evening as I’m entertaining my USA business guest. I hope it makes for pleasant viewing. I will be dipping in and out of flash score as often as I can without appearing rude!!

Twisty

Why haven’t I had a reply yet? That’s at least 5 minutes ago I posted? Is everyone away mailing Alena Mity? 🤔

Big Audio Dynamite

Good stuff, SeS.
I think it we play anywhere near our best, we will take something from tonight.
This has gotta be some of the strangest circumstances we have had to deal with, as I can’t imagine many neutrals will be rooting for us.

Welcome Alena! Enjoy the football chat 😊👍

SeS

IQ4 & ATOB

Aye. The dreaded one-two collapse is a thing… but hopefully of the past… as Twisty says we do look a better organised team and more of a unit than operating fragmented fitba –

attack, attack, attack and worry about it later..

Converting chances made will probably be the deciding factor

BAD – definitely agree our best should give them something to worry about tonite. Strange circumstances indeed, and our hosts have had more than their share of almost insurmountable challenges. Yet, here we are and I wish them well.

A fair game and a fair result. Anything we can take away is a welcome bonus.

JimmynotPaul

SES.
As ever, thank you for an informative article.
ATOB/Twisty.
I will be disappointed if we dont, at least, get a point tonight.
Neutral Venue/Country against a team who !ost their best players, then again I thought Leipzig would have beaten Shakter, so what do I know?
Twisty.7.24.
Don’t worry, ASWGL will be doing a check on everyone’s viewing history later! 😂😂

SeS

Magua – that Johnny Doyle book will be worth a look. Also, remember watching Pat Stanton in Hoops and Alfie, Alfie too. Happy daze.

Do you remember playing Hibees three games on the bounce .. one of the games was Pat Stanton’s testimonial at Easter Road on a sunny Sunday … Eamon Bannon played for Celts that day there was another guest …but can’t remember ??

Alena – welcome to the site – tho’ maybe your granny will have much more joy with the gang on here…

AlenaMity… welcome to the blog! It’s a three-way fight for you on Sentinel Celts with ATOB, our most regular female poster; Paddy’s Maw, who’s no been on for a bit but should be easily gotten hold of if you’re serious; and Senga, who’s gone AWOL the last few months but if you have reasonable taste in fine wine and herbal cigarillos might be persuaded to reappear! And at only 23 years old…you might have just created the first SC Cat Fight!! 😉♥️♥️♥️

The Leopard’s Rimshot

AlenaMity, welcome to the site, that’s awfy nice of you but I should let you know that someone has hijacked your link and all there is there now is photos of naked ladies in the woods with their paps oot and their legs open.

Compare and contrast… Jackie Millsopp’s funeral on the Saturday morning followed by an Old Firm game in the afternoon. Fast forward 70 years (and in a Big Brother- narrator voice) – “Day 6 in the Monarch Mourning Windsor House and there’s still no sign of getting a game on…” 🤬

Good promo shout for AlenaMity, TLR, you’ve just increased his clicks!! 😁😁😁

The Leopard’s Rimshot

Aye, McCaff, but I feel sorry for the lassie, she probably hasn’t a clue and just wants to talk fitba 😊

CFC

It would help if our inexperienced defenders( at this level) kept positional discipline and didn’t dive in on the half way line or get drawn to the sidelines. CCV particularly guilty. To be fair he was up against a £100m sub!

At this stage we are on a CL learning curve, and progress would be eliminating unforced errors, giving us the best chance of a result.
Realistically would settle for a draw now.

Shved will be out to show what we are missing and Mudryk is their Jota talisman.

Oooooft! I completely misread AlenaMity’s post, I thought it was a blokesearchinfurrafancywummin (copyright Stanley Baxter!!)
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Apologies to ATOB, Paddy’s Maw and Senga!! 🙏🥴

The Leopard’s Rimshot

Good work again, SeS, though it’s not exactly an upbeat article what with the death of young Jackie Millsop and our results against Shaktar.

The amount of young players Celtic have lost down the years is just heartbreaking.

As for tonight, I’d happily take a draw and can see a 2-2 or 3-3 on the cards given the naivety of our defence in Europe and Shaktar’s clear ability to know where the net is, with, of course, Shved scoring at least 2.

Mon Ra Hoops!

I’m with Twists on this… after tonight our mood will be determined by how we’ve performed. We’re guaranteed to have possession and the usual Ange pressing will undoubtedly produce chances but history has shown that even against mediocre opposition our concentration can be lax. Tonight will point to whether we’ve turned a corner or no!

fan

I still feel we lack onfield leadership especially at the back.
Last week Real’s first goal posed a few questions?
Where was Greg Taylor when CCV vacated his central berth running to touchline to make a poor effort at stopping cross?
Why did our deep lying central mid not cover the space vacated by CCV which would have allowed JJ to stay on guy at back of area who ultimately scored instead of him trying to cover central area?
Would have made more sense if Jenz had gone out to cover for Taylor as it was his side of pitch allowing CCV and JJ to retain position in vital area and decreasing chance of opponent scoring.
A designated leader would have kept team in proper shape with simple vocal instructions.
It was a pretty poor and unnecessary goal to lose at any level.

SeS

JNP – cheers buddy I’d be looking for a point there. Absolutely.

TLR – aye true buddy. I did look for relevant away victories in CL on this day .. then just victories… then …I thought ach! Anyhoo, The Bhoys will cheer us up tonight ..shurley?

Fan -love your ongoing analysis buddy- good shout and a stronger voice -would help in situations. Tbf the Madrid lads were pinging it around and hopefully you will be reporting on a far more disciplined controlleddisplay in a slightly less challenging situation. Hoping 😅

CFC

“Inverted” GT was beyond the halfway line, with Calmac and Reo, CCV and Jenz were dragged left.
It was Jenz’s side so he gets absolved but CCV had a brain freeze. JJ did what he could. Alone in the 18 yard box.

The Leopard’s Rimshot

No worries, SeS, looking for Celtic away victories in the CL would be a thankless task for anyone.

I must note it’s a very odd feeling to have more trepidation about playing Shaktar tonight than I did playing Real Madrid last week.

In fact, I thought we could stun them with a 2-0 victory last week and had Abada, McGregor or Maeda been just that bit luckier we might well have done.

I blame Ange! For the first goal everyone was in position as the system dictates! When Taylor moves up or in and the ball comes behind everyone moves over one. As JJ was always gonna be out of position, Abada or O’Riley shoulda been tracking the £90m-rated winger! Levels and balances at play last week…in spades!

CFC

McCaff
In CCV’s case he moved two!! Another couple of steps he’d have been off the pitch!
Anyway we live n learn.

Positive vibe on train to Warsaw, a few Hoops around. And importantly ticket secured from couple of good Bhoys from Falkirk.

Result.

Last week’s goals…pause at 37 seconds and check out Taylor and Reo’s positions for the first goal, Taylor is halfway inisde their half, Reo is 10 yards inside their half, the ball out takes them both out of the play and then it’s a first time ball to Valverde. Look at Valverde and Hazard, they both use their bodies to block Jenz and take him out of the play and that’s when CCV has no alternative but to come over, JJ then comes over as Vini Jr checks his own forward run, look at the quality of his delayed run and how close JJ is to getting a toe on the cross. It’s very difficult to criticise the loss of that goal against possibly the best team in the competition. Now Shaktar tonight is more of a leveller…

Correct CFC, only because Jenz had been blocked!

Twists…I see I’m 6th in a field of 31 – can you give me a price for cashing out! 😁

fan

McCaff
O’Riley was making a late attempt at getting back.
But where was our captain?
Is he not meant to be our deepest lying midfielder?
Also Jenz was blocked but was making attempt at catching .
CCV had to hold in middle as he was already too late to block cross.
As for Hatate not much he could do but Taylor’s over pursuit took him out of position.
We need to learn to be more patient at this level.

CFC

McCaff

No escape goating of CCV, he’s been brilliant for us. Just an observation that we can do better.
Although versus the best team in the World, a little latitude is granted😀

Fan…Reo, Calmac and Taylor were all in the final third, left side corner when the ball was played over to Valverde, I know you like to pick up on Calmac’s positioning, or lack of, but this was a classic counter-attacking goal. As CFC says, a little latitude should be granted. O’Riley and Abada were caught short with the counter as well as the rest of the team but O’Riley, as the last midfielder had to be the one to fall in as quickly as he could!

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ATHINGOFBEAUTY

Aye,and 2-1 up with seven minutes to go in Leverkusen last season too.

CFC…I agree we can and must do better but I’m also in agreement that balances and levels have to be acknowledged! Also latitude to the fact that 9 of our starting 11 had never played at CL level before – surely that has to be acknowledged, too!

fan

McCaff
Respectfully disagree.
O’Riley was deepest midfielder and was trying to get back when they scored.
I admit to not being a fan of Calmac but look again from moment Taylor lost ball as McGregor never once appears in the frame as they score.
He is meant to be our deepest lying midfielder.
O’Riley plays a more advanced role yet ended up only mid making attempt at getting back.

Fan…not much Hatate could do. Perhaps covering for the out of position deep lying midfielder you so readily criticise, instead of hoping CCV or Jenz win the ball to allow him to start another attack. As I’ve said, it’s about levels. Ancelotti saw the way to get behind us, Ange never saw it. They exploited it by hitting over the top early…classic counter-attacking. We’re all saying the same thing, we all see the issues but when you’re on park it’s a different story.

GER57

Celtic defenders. I’ve watched Celtic since 1965.
We’ve always been an attacking team. Our defenders are required to join in attacks. Gaps get left in our defence. Good counter attacking teams sometimes embarrass us. ”Twas always thus.
In Lisbon, our full backs were instructed not to both be up the park at the same time. Craig rolls a pass to Gemmell 20 yds from Inter’s goal and the rest is history.
We can knit pick on players’ positioning but we must ask ourselves:-
1. Do we want attacking football?
2. Are we prepared to lose the odd goal if we score 3 or 4?
3. How many goals have we conceded this season?
4.Is Real Madrid the best team we’ve likely to face this season?
5. WTF are we worried about?

Fan…neither does Hatate, he shows no desire to defend after the ball is in our half, yes he tracks but he’s not doing anything other than hoping for a ball out to start a turnover! The role that Hatate and Calmac play are interchangeable…if Calmac is up, Reo is back and vice versa. It’s too easy to pick out individuals but there’s no way the blame for that goal can be laid at Calmac’s door!

fan

GER67
Who is worried?
We are simply discussing what happened that caused us to concede a goal.
No one here is arrogant enough to think it will have any bearing on what our coaches or players do.
Amateur analysis is part of the joy of watching a sport we love.
Many differing opinions does not in any way diminish the love we have for Celtic.

Fan…in fact, the goal was a thing of beauty, sorry ATOB, to behold live in the stadium. The perfect execution of a high press team! And that’s why we want to be in the CL, to see the best play at Parkheid and strive to challenge them. Give me Angeball any day versus Brendan v PSG or Barca!!

GER57

When we lost that 1st goal v Real, we had been trying to press them high, just like in the 1st half. The crowd were roaring them on. Real’ passing in their counter was brilliant. Why can’t we accept that the best team in the world does that sometimes?

fan

McCaff
I never blamed Calmac specifically for the goal.
My post’s illustrate a sequence of events that led to us conceding .
I admit i am no fan of Calum and as you know this you put 2 and 2 together and formed a wrong assumption.

I also agree from a footballing prospective the Real goal the perfect exhibition of their game plan.

Fan…I accept your point but you didn’t criticise either Hatate or O’Riley who were both deeper than Calmac, so while I pointed our where everyone was in the move you questioned only Calmac’s position on the pitch. If that’s not blaming him then…

fan

McCaff
You are also avoiding the issue that Calmac is our deepest lying midfielder in our system.
Thats why i only commentated on O’Rileys late attempt at getting back and Hatate being at halfway line when Taylor lost challenge.

Billy Bhoy

Jings, wee Elana went doon faster and more often than the Huns in Amsterdam last week. Thank God it was just a cartoon! I need to watch my blood pressure.

SES that is some away day “hoodoo” we’ve got in the CL. In the words of Carly Simon “Nobody does it better”.

I’d hate to see us lose tonight. This game, for all the reasons we know, is as winnable as an away CL game is ever going to be. Defeat would put us six points behind the pot 3 team which would be ominous at this stage with a visit to Germany next.

Everything is in our favour here. We’re in great form, playing a weakened team in a neutral venue and have hardly any injuries. And, yes, I’m factoring in their 4-1 win in Leipzig last week. It was an odd night if you watch the highlights. The first goal is a free gift and the second a wicked deflection. Lets hope, like the hun, their luck has run out.

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MCCAFF

Did Real compile those highlights-because it looks like we didn’t even get a touch all game!

GER57

Fan
I think you are unduly harsh in your assessments.
The fact is that if our players performed at the level you seem to demand, they would be playing elsewhere.
Of course every player must seek to improve his game, and to not repeat the same mistakes. I can therefore understand your frustration if you see repeated mistakes. Real’s 2nd half passing display was superb, dragging our bhoys all over the place, and their strikers took full advantage of the gaps. I’m defo giving our defence a pass for this game.
We’ve conceded 1league goal in 6 games, including agin Sevco, Hearts and Aberdeen. Constant yakking about dodgy defending creates a false narrative.
Mind you, if we concede a couple of bad yins tonight, I may convert to your position. Lol.

BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

MCCAFF

That’s where my sister gets her moniker from-when we score a really wonderful goal,my Dad goes-Aw,that was a thing of beauty!

BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

GER57

Is it The Market for yourself and the lads tonight?

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