Strange game today, was a rotten game, but had short spells of action, the first putting Celtic 3-0 in a 7 minute period, the next Kilmarnock getting 2 goals in a 5 minute period then a 3 minute spell where we got 2 goals, when you are doing match reports the headline of the blog and how it will go changes like the weather and today I went from “Celtic spank Killie” to “Killie shock Celts” to I don’t know, we will see how I feel at the end, that was one strange game to watch 😀
Game kicked off, I had a free house so everything needed was at hand, even the dog, and the first 20 minutes were, well boring. Then 3 brilliant goals in a 7 minute period and coming from the strikers was an added bonus.
1-0 Came after cracking run by Samaras and a cross into the box, the Killie goalkeeper flapped at it, Commons pounced and what a finish! Commons punched it into the ground leaving the ball to loop over the goalkeeper. Great goal. 19 minutes played
2-0 And what a finish by Samaras, ball floated into the back post area and Samaras was having one of these days, he took it on the half volley and leathered the ball, as you do, back across the goalkeeper for a wonderful finish, 2-0 and really looking like a comfy afternoon. 24th Minute
3-0 Again Samara starts this one runs and beats a few players plays the ball to commons from the edge of the box, Sammy keeps running, Commons being very unselfish rolls it back to Samaras and from 6 yards slots home, 3-0 and me and the dog are giving it high fives 😀 26th minute
Then it died, the game just stopped, at 3-0 it was if the Celtic players thought “Can’t wait till Tuesday” then something happened leaving most of us I guess scratching our heads. Killie got 2 goals back. The first, never a free kick, Pascal is very clever for Killie in the wall; he pushed the entire wall to the right leaving a huge gap for Clingan to curl it into the top corner. Bad goalkeeping? Or a foul by Pascali on the entire wall? You decide. Kille get a 2nd goal and I am dropping things all over the dog here, Izzy, again and not for the first time this season loses his man and allows Clohessy to curl a log show past Forster, to his anger and the teams, who all look to Izzy
A strange half, from complete comfort to needing the bathroom
Half time – Celtic 3-2 Killie
The 2nd half started and I am thinking “get an early goal and see this one to bed, rest some players for Tuesday” it never really happened. The second half was Celtic with the ball, we didn’t look like being troubled much, we looked comfy, at 3-2 and 1 goal in it you could easily forgive any team for getting worried, we never today, this is part of the reason I said “Strange game” we never looked like losing a goal we probed and threw balls in, Brown slid Lustig in a few times, Pikku hit the bar and it looked a very comfy 3-2
Lennon made a few changes bringing on Amido Balde and at first I was screaming at the TV for the lad to go and get his height at Killie and run at players, he looked lazy. But he is a young lad, and he might come good and score some goals. Well done Samaras today, He got his hat-trick and he was man of the match, his header was a good one, Mulgrew threw the ball into the box and Sammy got his body low and threw a header over the keeper, brilliant for Sammy. Then the unthinkable and I say this tongue in cheek. Amido Balde gets the ball, runs at the Killie defence, he doesn’t square it to Stokes I think “Awl square it mate” and BANG 5-2 😀
A game we will look back on as a game all the goals came from the strikers, we need to be happy at that statistic, the free kick Killie goal aside, Izzy needs to check his blind side more often, I don’t know what happened to Izzy he had a Wanyama type price tag on his head before he broke his ankle, maybe it will take him more time, maybe it has taken some of his bravery away? Who knows what is going on the in the lads head. But don’t get me wrong, still a starting 11 player, I just wish we had the same cover on the left as we do on the right in Matthews and Lustig
Strange game, lets all look forward to Tuesday now.
Final Score Celtic 5-2 Kilmarnock
TCN Match report man of the match – Samaras