Lennon’s Lions

Don’t really know what to right. I’m still in a state of Euphoria, God only knows what Tony Watt is thinking. 18 yr old comes on runs one of the best centre half raggard and scores the type of goal that Henrik would score.

Big victor Bossed the midfield and showed the skills of a 28 yr old International pro. Fraser Forster well basically a world class keeper for the future.

Everything went to plan as far as Barca were concerned. Tried to hem us in our own box but it never worked because the back line held firm and the midfielders formed a triangle in front of them forcing Barca to play square balls for most of the game.

Barca don’t like that they expect you to play formation which allows then to attack you through the centre of your defence. However our midfielders made that nearly impossible by forming that triangle in the middle.

As expected Barca had about 70% of the play but we exposed their weakness with the first goal with them watching as Victor made a great run onto Mulgrew’s cross and had all the time in the world to pick his spot.

As for the second half it’s just a blur. Celtic had sussed Barca out then stiffened the midfield with Kayal. However whilst most managers would maybe have brought on another midfield packer Lenny put on Tony Watt a signal that he wanted to win the game. Tony played like most young players with absolutely no fear and as I said earlier scored the kind of goal Henrik would have scored. Tony still has a lot to learn but he has guys like Sammy, Hooper, Stokes, Miku to learn from. At the end of the day he done his job, dragged the Barca centre halfs all over the park and scored.

Where the ref found 4 mins added on time from I don’t know but in the end it was all to late for Barcelona.

Barca will run over the top of any team but we proved tonight if they want to do that to us they better work harder,

Thanks Neil and the team, One of the proudest night as a Celtic fan…meanwhile in Division 3 ha ha

Comments

  1. Been waiting for you JasCam. What a night. Can I just say it has to be up there with the best. For the young ‘uns this has to be their Lisbon. Treasure it and it will see you through the darkest days, believe me.
    I have no energy left to say much more. I think I will end by simply congratulating everyone that contributed to this exceptional night. Celtic tradition has always meant pulling a rabbit out of the bag on special occasions. Last night was the special occasion at St. Mary’s, Calton. And tonight – what a rabbit!
    Joy to the whole Celtic family. Good night and sleep well. You have no need to be concerned. The world is a better place tonight.

    Hail, hail!

    PS Respect to Motherwell FC for their words of congratulations.

    1. Just in case you thought I was being insulting, JasCam, I do include you in the young ‘uns, honest! :>)

      H H

  2. Been waiting for you JasCam. What a night. Can I just say it has to be up there with the best. For the young ‘uns this has to be their Lisbon. Treasure it and it will see you through the darkest days, believe me.
    I have no energy left to say much more. I think I will end by simply congratulating everyone that contributed to this exceptional night. Celtic tradition has always meant pulling a rabbit out of the bag on special occasions. Last night was the special occasion at St. Mary’s, Calton. And tonight – what a rabbit!
    Joy to the whole Celtic family. Good night and sleep well. You have no need to be concerned. The world is a better place tonight.

    Hail, hail!

    PS Respect to Motherwell FC for their words of congratulations.

    1. Just in case you thought I was being insulting, JasCam, I do include you in the young ‘uns, honest! :>)

      H H

  3. A wonderful night.
    I’ve seen ten men win the league in ’79.
    I’ve seen us stop ten in a row.
    I’ve seen us beat AC Milan, when they were Champions, but everyone left talking about the loon who ran on to the park.
    However that Milan team were not as good as the team I watched tonight. Barca’s movement was amazing and passing superb.
    Celtic however simply formed up and denied them space up the middle where they like to play, allowed them the ball in wide areas knowing that they were unlikely to throw it into the box due to their lack of height.
    It is always great to have domestic memories at Celtic Park but the great European nights are what we will all tell our kids about.
    This for me was the best night I have witnessed in Paradise.
    Rod Stewart wasn’t the only one crying at the final whistle tonight.
    For a relatively small team, for that is what the CL has made us regardless of what pride may say, to beat possibly the best team to ever have played the sport was some achievement.
    The tone was set from the outset by the display; Hairs on the back of the neck stuff.
    Everyone did their job, trusted the guys on either side of them to do theirs, and left everything on the park.
    A wonderful night.

  4. A wonderful night.
    I’ve seen ten men win the league in ’79.
    I’ve seen us stop ten in a row.
    I’ve seen us beat AC Milan, when they were Champions, but everyone left talking about the loon who ran on to the park.
    However that Milan team were not as good as the team I watched tonight. Barca’s movement was amazing and passing superb.
    Celtic however simply formed up and denied them space up the middle where they like to play, allowed them the ball in wide areas knowing that they were unlikely to throw it into the box due to their lack of height.
    It is always great to have domestic memories at Celtic Park but the great European nights are what we will all tell our kids about.
    This for me was the best night I have witnessed in Paradise.
    Rod Stewart wasn’t the only one crying at the final whistle tonight.
    For a relatively small team, for that is what the CL has made us regardless of what pride may say, to beat possibly the best team to ever have played the sport was some achievement.
    The tone was set from the outset by the display; Hairs on the back of the neck stuff.
    Everyone did their job, trusted the guys on either side of them to do theirs, and left everything on the park.
    A wonderful night.

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