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Celtic and Gers Fight for #1
Let's get to the gist here: Many Celtic fans have been on the fence about this season. Will we finish in 1st again, or will we have to settle in 2nd behind the hated Gers?
Of course most fans would say we'll finish at the top of the table again, but after winning 10 premier games in a row and remaining four points behind Rangers still, some of us are fearing the worst, I fear.
FEAR NOT, CELTIC FANS!
Following our departure from the Champions League at the expense of Barcelona this week, Celtic now have more time to rest and can shift almost all of their focus to winning the league. The Bhoys are in top form at the moment and entering one of the most important and crucial months of the season, Mad March, Celtic is ready to take the race down to the wire.
The Tranfer Window additions of Barry Robson, Georgios Samaras, Andreas Hinkel, Koki Mizuno and Ben Hutchinson should be a great boost to the team offensively and defensively and have so far gave Strachan's men a spark that have led them on this amazing run.
This race for the Scottish Premier League should go down to the wire and is defidently going to be one of the most entertaining match-ups we've seen in a while.
One date to look forward to is well on it's way: March 29th, when Celtic take on Rangers at Ibrox (I'm not sure if the location is correct, but that's what it said on Celtic's website)
Good Luck to Celtic. Let's hope they pull away with the title soon.
Celtic's Champions League Hopes End
As I'm sure most of you saw, Celtic failed to leave a good impression on Camp Nou last Tuesday, March 3rd, and were eliminated from the Uefa Champions League with a 1-0 loss after losing 3-2 in the first leg at Celtic Park.
This doesn't come as a shocker to many. Barcelona have THE BEST strikers in the world (Henry, Messi, Eto'o) and one of the all around best lineups in Europe, complete with some of the most gifted soccer players to date.
Celtic fought hard in both games, however, and gave Barca a tough test. Barry Robson and Jan Venegoor of Hesselink scored for the Bhoys in the first leg, but two goals from Lionel Messi and one from Tierry Henry proved too much for us. In the 2nd leg Xavi scored immediately (3rd minute), but Celtic held for the remainer of the game.
The problem that hindered Celtic the most in these games was their lack of possession. In the 2nd leg Barcelona dominated the ball for the entire first have and gave Celtic little chance to score. Perhaps if Celtic had more possesion we would have seen one or two more goals out of them.
Some good can be seen from this loss, though. Celtic can now focus on the Scottish Cup and the Scottish Premier League.
Winter Signings are a Boost for the Bhoys
As I said earlier, Celtic had a great Transfer session, signing Ben Hutchinson from Middlesbourgh, Koki Mizuno from the J-League, Georgios Samaras on a half season loan from Man City, Barry Robson from Dundee United and Andreas Hinkel from Sevilla.
Some of these signings have already left their mark. Robson scored on his first touch in a win against Aberdeen in a 5-1 win. He also scored against Barcelona in Celtic's 3-2 loss in the CL.
Samaras has scored three goals for the club already, and Hinkel has been tough on defense and also scored once.
Hutchinson and Mizuno haven't started for the first team yet, but all signings have brought new confidence to the team, and their winning streak shows how tough the team has become.
More from me later. My fingers are tired.
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