Sunday, September 16, 2007

False Dawn (probably)

Mmm, just noticed that the stats for Celtic's last three league games reveal a goal difference of fifteen goals for and one against. Is it too late to change my prediction about the outcome of this year's title race?

Hibs next*, at Easter Road. The way Hibs' forward line and their goalkeeper is playing at the moment, I'd have to go with a prediction of a 4-4 draw.

As an aide memoire to myself, I'm going to post the links to Celtic's opening six games of the 2007/08 SPL season. I always forget these things for some reason, and I'd like to keep better track for a change. Strange how you can remember that wonder season from Charlie Nicholas back in 82/83, but struggle to remember what Lee Naylor had for his breakfast yesterday:

  • Celtic 0-0 Kilmarnock
  • Falkirk 1-4 Celtic
  • Aberdeen 1-3 Celtic
  • Celtic 5-0 Hearts
  • St Mirren 1-5 Celtic
  • Celtic 5-0 Inverness CT
  • What with the R*ngers Reserves turning over R*ngers yesterday, and strong early season starts from Dundee Utd, Hibs and Motherwell, it would be foolish to think that Celtic are going to score five every week. It'll still be between the ugly sisters this season, but I'm sure that it won't just be Hearts and Kilmarnock who will be securing surprise results this season. And the league will be all the better because of it.

    *It's too soon to think of Shakhtar Donetsk at this point.

    1 comment:

    Kevin Williamson said...

    Celtic are looking a shoe-in fr the title by Xmas, I'd say. The Huns were found out on Saturday.

    Hibs may be unbeaten still, but sadly the freeflowing football we saw against Bolton and Boro pre-season, and the head-in-the cloud optimism that followed the beating of the Jumbos at their own patch, has pretty much evaporatated at Easter Road.

    Collins is making some poor team selections and tactical decisions, and seems to be struggling to keep the dressing room happy. Although the team is looking very fit, the passing game has gone, and few Hibees (myself excepted) are looking forward to Saturdays game against Celtic with much optimism, given Celtic's recent form.

    But as Paris proved... ya never know... :-)