David Potter on Celtic’s Goalless Draw against Bristol City

I would be telling a lie if I were to say that I was enthralled by this game, but that does not mean that there was not some good Celtic football on view. In so far as one can take anything out of this game, one could say that Celtic were the better team with some fine flowing moves, but the same old failing of missing chances reared its ugly head.

I seem to have spent the last year or so screaming at a computer or television and beseeching Albian Ajeti to score, and once again he failed to do so. He is however being given a chance by Ange, and now is his opportunity.

There were loads of good performances tonight from the likes of Adam Montgomery, Ewan Henderson and Liam Shaw. I always feel that I want to see more of Owen Moffat – perhaps I will. But there was the right attitude shown tonight by the youngsters. They are as aware as all of us how important this season is to so many people and it is up to them to grasp the opportunity.

The injuries are concerning, and it may be that this season will be particularly demanding because of self-isolation and the grizzly effects of the pandemic, but we must dig deep. Everyone knows that opportunity knocks but seldom.

Ange didn’t say much at the end, but I loved the Bristol City girl who used to be with Celtic and still loves Celtic. “It’s installed in you”, she said. So it is, and we are all once again to be put to the test. Brace yourselves, folks. Between now and next May is not going to be easy.

But we are Celtic. Why, incidentally, were we not wearing the Hoops tonight?

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I am Celtic author and historian and write for The Celtic Star. I live in Kirkcaldy and have followed Celtic all my life, having seen them first at Dundee in March 1958. I am a retired teacher and my other interests are cricket, drama and the poetry of Robert Burns.

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