Celtic limped out of the Europa Conference midweek and must now lift themselves for a trip to Easter Road today.
The two legs against Bodo Glimt have shown we are no where near a finished article. It does mean we have no European distraction in the pursuit to regain the title.
For some reason, the performances have not been good since we beat Motherwell, the pressing game and quick passing doesn’t seem to be materialising and we are just scraping wins in the league and ultimately humiliated again in Europe. A 5-1 aggregate loss to a Norwegian team is hard to stomach.
Maybe Ange had given up the Conference League after the home defeat and is focusing on the league, that doesn’t help the travelling fans who ventured to the Arctic Circle.
Last week we made hard work of beating bottom of the table Dundee, you would think after hearing Rangers slipping up before hand that the players would be right up for it but again it was a fairly feeble performance at times.
Our last game at Easter Road, saw some great football from Celtic in the first half, as we sat back a bit in second half. We need to start this match in similar vein to maintain our lead at the top of the table.
Hibs sit 4th in the table with 34 points, yet have 9 wins, 7 draws and 11 losses. They have won their last two, against Arbroath in the cup and last weekend saw them record a 2-0 win at home against Ross County.
Hopefully we see a return to the performances from a few weeks ago so the nerves are quite not as frayed.
Mick Kane hails from Glasgow. He has been hooked on Celtic since he went to his first game when he was 7. Celtic beat Hamilton 8-3 at Celtic Park on the 3rd of January 1987. His favourite player at the time, Brian McClair scored four goals.
He started going regular as a 16 year old when Celtic played at Hampden for the season, being a Southsider it meant a short train journey to get to Hampden. From then he has had a season ticket travelled around Europe for games as Celtic became the dominant force in Scottish football again. A nice change from growing up during Rangers run to 9 in a row.