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Celtic FC: Here We Go Ten In A Row

Started on 25 April 2017 by MJK46
Latest Reply on 21 June 2017 by MJK46
It is an absolutely massive game for Celtic, and by far their biggest challenge of the season. No matter what happens, you can take pride from reaching this stage. Now, give 'em hell!
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Celtic fight to no avail
Celtic 0-4 PSG
Cavani 49 Di Maria 52 Matudi 53,59

A shot by Dembele that missed the mark

Wednesday 15 February 2016 9.10 BST

The Celtic faithful will now be hoping and praying for a miracle in the return leg in Paris next month as Celtic lose 4-0, in what was seen as a really good battle.

Anticipation was high for the Scottish side as some felt they could pull off the upset but it just wasn't their day.

In the first half Celtic had played extremely defensive while not allowing PSG to score. Goalkeeper Craig Gordon was unstoppable for the first half but four minutes into the second PSG woke up and played out of the park.

After the match Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers had this to say: "I can totally put the blame on me for this one, we were doing amazing in the first half as I instructed the guys to park the bus, I had a feeling we should go into attack and that obviously backfired."

PSG had an open window as Rodgers changed the tempo of Celtic. In a ten minute period the Parisians took advantage of the miscalculation by Celtic and scored four goals. Beginning with a beautiful strike by Edinson Cavani in the 49th, while Ángel Di María scored three minutes later and Blaise Matuidi collected two in the 53rd and 59th minutes.

Rodgers then adjusted the game plan and went back to a defensive tactic that worked. Celtic were able to then keep the damage minimal.

It wasn't just the score, Celtic were blown a even bigger loss. Patrick Roberts went down awkwardly in the 34th minute with a sprained ankle. He will be out of action between the next 3 to 4 weeks. The 20 year old has had an amazing season so far and has four months left on his loan from Manchester City.

The two sides will meet again in a months time from Paris. Celtic are going to be looking for two things. The first is to climb out of the 4-0 deficit and the second is not to get blown out even more.

Despite the scoreline Celtic were able to keep up and should be proud making it to the Round of 16.

A bitter pill to swallow but it was always going to be tough! Hopefully with the pressure of at Celtic Park, your boys can show that impossible is nothing!
mgriffin2012 It was a good run while it lasted, hopefully next season we do the same
Oh well, nothing to be ashamed of at all! PSG are of the top echelon of football clubs in Europe these days, and any team in the world would find it difficult to compete against them. Needless to say, you can be proud of where you got to in the competition as you exceeded all expectations set. Don't forget that FC Barcelona lost in their first leg to PSG in this season's Champions League by four goals to nil, and we all know what happened in the second leg! :P
Bitterly disappointing night for you I can imagine but P$G are on another level to you, currently. Let's hope you can do a little better in Paris.
Justice I am quite happy to be honest. Outside of those 10 minutes we played amazingly

ScottT I want to pull off a Barcelona lol

As the season starts to wind down Celtic have pretty much secured their sixth straight league title as they would roll over the competition and continue the unbeaten streak alive.

For the Bhoys Valentines Day was one of intrigue with the battle with PSG. It did not go as planned but the team can still be proud against a hard team. Moussa Dembele had this to say about the PSG match: "Yeah, it was a disappointing game and sadly I did not score against them but we as a team played the best we could against one of the best attacks in Europe this season. I hope we can make a dent next month in Paris."

In transfer business Brendan Rodgers is proud to announce that 18 year old Norwegian defender Morten Tønsberg Andresen was signed on a pre-contract and will be joining us on June 7th for a transfer of £1.9M.

It was a clean sweep of awards as Celtic took all honors of the Month. Moussa Dembele was awarded the SPFL Player of the Month, SPFL Young Player of the Month and the Goal of the Month for his strike against Motherwell. Brendan Rodgers also picked up the SPFL Manager of the Month award for February.

Here is your spoiler free recap of February

February began with a 4-0 victory over Aberdeen. In the third meeting of the season it was all Stuart Armstrong as he scored two goals. Patrick Roberts and Leigh Griffiths also collected goals late in the game.

Celtic continued league action, St. Johnstone our opponents, for the first and only away league game of the month. This was the first of two encounters with the Saints in February. Once again we put in a strong attacking display storming to a 3-1 win and three fairly routine points. Goals were scored by Scott Sinclair and Leigh Griffiths who scored in his second straight match. Murray Davidson scored twice of the Saints on this day one was an own goal twenty-four minutes in and then St. Johnstone's only in the thirty-third minute.

The second of two meetings with St. Johnstone was next, this time in the William Hill Scottish Cup Fifth Round. Unlike the previous week the Saints gave Celtic a fight and narrowly won it but Celtic had the upper hand again. Captain Scott Brown got things underway three minutes in with a goal from outside the box and Moussa Dembele added his first of the month.

It was not the best day for Celtic as they fell 4-0 to the vising Paris Saint-Germain, in their first ever meeting, in the Champions League Round of 16. Despite a slip for ten minutes when the visitors had scored all four goals, the Bhoys had played hard and kept PSG from increasing the score. Several key saves by Craig Gordon kept the visitors form scoring even more.

Matchday 25 was a meeting with Motherwell. This was much more like the Celtic we all, as the Bhoys put in a very good attacking display full of fast flowing football. Striker Moussa Dembele had an amazing game with a hat-trick, while Stuart Armstrong had opened the game scoring three minutes in, his best friend and our favourite, Gary-Mackay-Steven scored his first goal of the year!!! It was a routine 5-0 victory, but considering the quality of our opponents but Celtic could have easily scored more.

The final game of February, saw us take on Hamilton, in Premiership Action. Earlier on in the season, we walked over the Accies with a 1-2 combined scoreline in the previous two meetings. Once again we were dominant in this game, but not as dominant in the score line with a 3-0 win the final outcome. For the second match in a row Moussa Dembele score a hat-trick and is now the league leader with 19 goals.

For the third time this season the Dafabet Player of the Month award goes to Moussa Dembele. The French striker hit home 7 goals in 6 games, including two hat-trick in the final two matches of February. He created opportunities for his team mates in addition to scoring goals, and was looking much more like the player he was at the start of the season. His play in the final three domestic matches of the month granted him a sweep in the league awards.


March will be another busy month for the Celts as the season is winding down. Five matches are to be played including the Scottish Cup fifth Round on the 4th against Partick Thistle and the second leg of the Round of 16 in Paris on the 8th. In the Premiership Celtic begin the month away in the Highlands at Inverness tomorrow. After the two cup matches Celtic will face Rangers one last time before the split at Celtic Park for a noon kickoff on the 12th Finally Celtic travel to Dundee to face Dundee FC on the 19th. Celtic will then take a break due to the international break. Also our development squad will inake several new players.
Good month as expected in the league, just a shame you couldn't handle yourselves better in the UCL at Celtic Park. Will be a miracle to thrash PSG away from home from that position.
A great month for you beside that PSG result, the unbeaten run is STILL going! :)
Jack I have faith we will do better in Paris

ScottT So many close calls man

CELTIC will face Rangers in the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-finals following today's draw. Brendan Rodgers' side booked their place in the last four of the competition earlier this afternoon with a 2-1 win over Partick Thistle.

After trailing early on to Chris Erskine’s early opener for the Glasgow side side, the Hoops equalized right before the half with a goal by Stuart Armstrong. Young Jack Aitchison scored what would be the game winner just as stoppage time was ending to book a trip to Hampden next month.

The semi-final clash with Rangers is scheduled to place on either Saturday, April 22 or Sunday, April 23. Further details to follow.
Great to see you bounce back as you did following the PSG result. Moussa is on a mission, and you could not ask for a better tie for the Scottish cup semi final! Your players will be up for it, without the potential of losing out on the big stage to your Old Firm rival!
Justice Thank you, I am very happy he decided to wake up as the past few months he has been good but not like what I saw early in the season. I find it really funny that I have meet up with and had results very close to what it was this season. With Pedro fired now I think I will destroy them after facing PSG.

2016/17 Youth Intake

Earlier today my head of development sent me and our Development squad an email saying that we have several new players. A few of these kids were members of the Celtic Boys Club and are very promising. We even got a kid from South Korea to join up, he was in the Ulsan youth set up before coming here. I would rate this crop of youngsters a 3/5 in a rating as they are decent but the majority are not top players at the moment. Hopefully the upgrades of the youth facility that have been going on for months, will help with future players.

A Few Prospects:

Danny Collins


I was hearing that there was a kid who was the next Kieran Tierney and I could not believe that especially as KT is still young. Well Danny Collins could become the next great defender from the academy. He has the potential to be a quality player and from what I have seen he is a hard worker. A plus about him is that he can be retrained to become a defensive mid, that is something I really like.

Connor Tiffoney


Connor here has what it takes to be the next great Celtic midfielder. I am not sure when he will get a shot with the first team but if he trains hard enough and plays well in the development squad then I will give him a shot.

Kim Jong-Duk


I want to say something very positive about this young man but I really can't. He was rated as the worst player in this current intake but I am hoping he does something to improve. I see him more as a marketing device and that is something I really don't want as a coach.

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