With all the talk of Super Leagues it was Super Leigh Griffiths who came to the rescue last night up in Aberdeen to save Celtic’s blushes and rescue a draw with a last minute goal deep in extra time to after he came of the bench in the second half to replace Eddie who failed to convert his numerous chances and was unlucky to have a goal ruled for off side.
The goal and the appearance could give Leigh a lifeline to play against the Rangers next week and force his way into Steve Clarks Scotland plans for the Euros. Apart from Leighs goal it was a case of same old same old. Missed chances by both teams with Turnbull hitting the woodwork. Shocking defending once again from a set piece cost us dearly.
I hope the new manager has a few defenders up his sleeve when he arrives and a coaching team who can get the basics right because this season has been one defensive error after another. Game after game we have also witnessed poor final balls into the box at the other end so hopefully James Forest will be fit for next Sunday’s return to Ibrox where pride and putting an end to the Rangers unbeaten league run will be at stake.
The management position is still at the back of every fans mind with odds Mourinho now appearing on bookies websites as we wait the outcome of unemployed Eddie Howe or the Celtic board to announce if he will or won’t be the next Celtic manager. Aberdeen got the business done early when changing managers and announcing Scott Brown as part of the coaching staff and it looks to be working out for them not so at our club.
In days gone by if we were coming down the road last night from Aberdeen on packed buses it would have been a case of get the cargo out and a shout of driver get the Rebs on and the conversation would have turned to tickets for Ibrox.
Sadly we are still stuck in Covid limbo and even the WhatsApp groups have fallen silent with the season going from bad to worse and now we wait for the season book conversation to return to the top of the Agenda.
Andrew Milne started More than 90 Minutes in 2001. He has written for numerous publications and online about Celtic. He is a former newspaper columnist with the Daily Ireland and the man behind celticfanzine.com. He is host of the Celtic Soul Podcast & Celtic AM pre-match events at Malone’s in Glasgow on match days and follows Celtic Home & Away. He is a season ticket holder for Celtic FC and the Republic of Ireland. He is also P.R.O. of St. Margaret’s CSC, a member of the Celtic Trust and the Celtic Graves Association.
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