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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
You should be seeing off Falkirk, however with the dream of beating Celtic and a chance of the cup - it could be more difficult than we anticipate.
ScottT Can't take them easy at all. I need a treble

UEFA Champions League
Group D: Matchday 3
Celtic 2-0 FC Porto

Craig Gordon on 19 Oct 22:55
Craig Gordon talks about the shutout victory over Porto.

"Craig, how was that?"

"It was brilliant, I really enjoyed that and we worked real hard to preserve a shutout and the first victory in the group stage this season, the atmosphere was incredible and helped as well."

"The homework you were telling us beforehand seems to have paid off?"

"Yeah, I was lucky to get some time to study the way Porto played as they are a very good team with a lot of fire power. I was able to react on things i might have not noticed if I didn't study as much as I did."

"This was your first victory in the group stage at Celtic Park."

"I am going to remember this for a long time, it was a great match with tons of great action, I know the rest of the guys will remember it as well. The work rate from everyone was good so we made sure we would not get beat."

"How loud was it tonight?"

"Very loud, there were several times I had trouble communicating and getting the commands out to the guys but in the end it worked out fine. Celtic Park is truly a fortress on European Nights."

"That one save in the dying minutes was good, right!"

"Yeah, Porto really turned their game up in the last fifteen or so minutes and I needed to be on my feet. I really had to stretch out wide to make the save."

"Going forward can we replicate tonight's performance?"

"Absolutely, we will have to because the quality of the group we are in is pretty high and unpredictable. To gain more points I need to do this for the last three matches, especially if we want to advance to the knockout stages."

"What was the dressing room like after the game?"

'It was great, pretty happy, the guys were ecstatic and you know very proud, Brendan even celebrated with us. We are satisfied to get three curcial points against Porto and now need to focus on our next match away to them."

"Amazing work, thanks for coming over and talking with us, I'll let you go."

"Thank you!"

Brendan Rodgers has announced that American Defender Tyler Turner has agreed to a three-week trial with Celtic. During this time, he will be training with the senior squad and will play matches with the development squad.

On February 27, 2014, Turner signed both a USL Pro contract and an MLS contract with Orlando City SC, making him the youngest player in club history. He made his professional debut on March 22 in a 1–1 draw with the Charleston Battery. Tyler was selected as the club's Rookie of the Year at the conclusion of the 2014 season.

Turner made his MLS regular season debut on March 28, 2015 in a 2–2 draw against Montreal. He started and played all 90 minutes in the contest.

In July 2015, Turner was selected as a member of the MLS Homegrown Team by former USMNT and LA Galaxy player Landon Donovan who served as coach of the Homegrown team.

He was loaned to Orlando City B in March 2016. He became a free agent on September 23, 2016.

Turner played for the United States men's national under-23 soccer team at the 2015 Toulon Tournament. Turner has previously starred for his native country at several other levels, playing for the U-17s, captaining the U-18s and also featuring for the U-20 national team.

If all goes well he will most likely sign with us pending a work permit.

Very impressive victory over Porto in Europe!

Is Tyler a relation of Tina?
The graphics are incredible man! And a win over Porto finally gives Celtic some kind of revenge over them after the UEFA Cup Final in 03! Your writing continues to be top drawer man! :D
Justice I don't think so but the supporters can use a Tina tune for him lol

mgriffin2012 It was a massive result, if we can beat them again I will be happy.

Scottish League Cup semi-final
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Sunday October 23, 2016

(Roberts 37,77)


PATRICK Roberts’s close-range finish in the dying minutes of the League Cup semi-final gave Celtic a deserved 2-0 win over Falkirk and booked Brendan Rodgers’ side’s place in the first final of the season.

After almost 40 minutes of relentless pressure in the first-half, the Hoops’ determination and perseverance finally paid off with the first goal of the day when the young Englishman applied a deft finish from a volley by Scott Sinclair.

Celtic would have had a 2-0 lead at the half after Falkirk's Tom Taiwo tripped Stuart Armstrong. Moussa Dembele would step up and miss the penalty wide left. A minute and change later Celtic hold on for a 1-0 lead after 45 minutes.

After a substitution of Tom Rogic for Callum McGregor the second half began. Just like in the first Celtic would continue pressuring the Bairns but they came to play and made sure Celtic would have to work for the victory. Thirteen minutes before the end of the match Patrick Roberts scored the final goal of the match giving the Bhoys a 2-0 lead and a chance at the final.

The match had all the usual fervour, colour and sound of a date at Hampden and started with Celtic coming out the blocks at full speed, looking to influence proceedings early on with their quick passing style and width down the flanks. An early through ball from Stuart Armstrong to Kieran Tierney into the left channel indicated the Hoops’ game plan but the Falkirk side had their own share of possession on the wings as both sides battled for supremacy.

"I am very proud of this team, it was a harder match than anticipated and Falkirk were a great opponent, we just had the slight edge with Patrick (Roberts), it still could have gone either way. Now we are ready to meet with Hibernian in the final next month."

Celtic now book their place in the final against Hibernian on Sunday November 27. Former Hoops Boss and legend Neil Lennon will be facing his former club for the first time in his managerial career.

CELTIC (4-1-2-3): Gordon; Gamboa, Sviatchenko, Lustig, Tierney (Izaguirre 79); Eboue; Armstrong, Rogic (McGregor 45); Roberts, Sinclair, Dembele (Griffiths 64)

Not used: de Vries, Toure, Mackay-Steven, Forrest

FALKIRK (4-2-2): Rogers; Muirhead (Aird 71), McCracken, Grant, Gallacher; Taiwo, Kerr (Craigen 61), Sibbald, Hippolyte; Miller (McHugh 61), Baird

Not used: Thompson, Leahy, Gasparotto, Shepherd

Website man of the match: Patrick Roberts
Good luck in the final win, we expect a win. No pressure ;)
Think it will be a case of how many goals can your side score in this final? ;)
ScottT Its going to be a tough one for sure

mgriffin2012 I hope at least three

THE leaves might be changing and it is getting colder out but for Celtic, October was another great month. Manager Brendan Rodgers and company were able to overcome the dip form September and fight their way to another month of perfect play in Scotland.

In Europe we finally got our revenge against Porto in the first meeting between the two sides. That was a special night as it was the first group stage win in a few years and for several their first victory in it at Celtic Park. With three matches to go the Bhoys are in control to advance to the knockout stage.

After ten matches in the Premiership Celtic are on top of the table with 26 points with a game behind the majority of the field.

"I am impressed how well Brendan has transformed this club with pretty much the same players from last season, he is truly a special manager and I can't wait to face him in the League Cup Final."- Hibernian boss Neil Lennon.

Here is your spoiler free recap of October

October began with a trip to Dens Park to face Dundee FC. It was a pretty uneventful game as Celtic would be in control the whole match. Patrick Roberts would be the only goal scorer as he collected two on this day. This match would mark the last time Craig Gordon would concede a goal during the month.

Following the victory at Dens Park the Hoops returned home to face Motherwell. This was a very professional victory as the Bhoys steam rolled over the guest by a score of 4-0. On point midfielder Tom Rogic got the game off to a quick start two minutes in, he would later collect his second in the fifty-eighth minute. Stuart Armstrong would collect a goal as well as a rare one by Cristian Gamboa. The score would have been higher had Moussa Dembele converted a penalty kick.

The one and only Champions League match took place on October 19th. FC Porto were the heavy favourites on this day but the Bhoys in front of a sold out Celtic Park got their first victory of the group stage. Craig Gordon was the key player all match long making save after save preserving the shutout. Celtic would not score until late in the second half with goals from Stuart Armstrong and Leigh Griffiths.

In the League Cup Semi-Final it took awhile for Celtic to score as the Falkirk defense was looking to give Celtic Trouble. It was another two goal day for Englishman Patrick Roberts as he scored in the thirty-seventh and seventy-seventh minutes. Celtic will now return to the League Cup final for the first time since winning it in the 2014-15 season.

Celtic return to Dingwall for the second time this season for a matchday 9 date with Ross County. This was not the most exciting match for either side as it ended in a scoreless draw. Manager Brendan Rodgers had mostly sent out a squad of backups to give key players rest. Craig Gordon had another stellar game as he prevented the Ross County attack from scoring on several occasions.

Three days later Celtic would travel up to Aberdeen in a matchday 10 showdown. It was a pretty uneventful day as many players were being rested in preparation for the Porto game. Craig Gordon had no issues defending against a very week Aberdeen side and Moussa Dembele's goal drought finally ended as he scored two.

This month we present goalkeeper Craig Gordon as the Dafabet Player of the Month winner. His stellar play helped Celtic win a very important match over Porto and kept the unbeaten streak alive for us. It seemed as if he was a machine more than a human.

In six starts Craig would win five while drawing one. He would collect five clean sheets and only concede one goal against Dundee. A match rating just under seven was the result of great play. He has not allowed a goal in over four hundred and twenty-five minutes of play.


November begins quick as Celtic travel to Portugal for the fourth match day of the group stage tomorrow. Four days later on November 5th Celtic return to Parkhead to face Inverness and then follow that with a road trip to Kilmarnock on November 11th. The second Champions League match of the month follows as Leicester City travel to Glasgow for a November 23 kickoff. The Bhoys are looking for revenge after a 3-1 loss back in September. The Scottish League Cup Final at Hampden follows on the 27th as we face a really good Hibernian side managed by Neil Lennon. Finally November ends with a meeting with St. Johnstone on the 30th.
Great to see Craig doing well and getting the credit he deserves. Hope your winning form can continue
Love the graphics man and some really good results! Would be awesome if you could progress in the Champions League too!
redvee35 I am very happy as well. He has done better than I thought he would

mgriffin2012 I think we should be able to if not Europa is just as good

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