David Potter’s assessment of Celtic’s flag day win over Aberdeen

It was a good start yesterday. There were a few shortcomings and mistakes, but the good points far outweighed the bad points.

The good points were;

1. Two excellent goals

2. No goals lost

3. Good weather

4. Breath-taking and goose-bumps-tingling atmosphere at the start with the song “Grace” particularly awe-inspiring when sung by 60,000 passionate people. Someone said to me the other day “Celtic can’t compete with the big clubs like Manchester United etc,” I looked at all these fans and I said “Why on earth not?”

5. A comfortable win in which I never really felt in any danger

6. A very impressive, albeit brief, appearance from Aaron Mooy. There is a lot more to come from this man, one feels.

7. Everyone left the ground with a smile on their face.

The bad points were:

1. Some awful misses from Kyogo in the first half and Giakoumakis in the second. The final score should have been a lot more.

2. A disappointing complacency and carelessness appeared towards the end of the first half, but fortunately we were able to ride it out.

Other points neither good nor bad:

1. Aberdeen may be slowly developing into a good side. Can’t say I recognsed very many of them, other than our own Johnny Hayes who had a terrible miss late in the first half, but there was a cohesiveness about them that there wasn’t last year. I would love to see them finishing second behind Celtic!

2. Referee Nick Walsh had a good game, and was probably correct not to award a penalty kick.

3. The next game is at Dingwall. Our supporters bus which took about 60 people today has been awarded 3 tickets for next week, so there will be an awful lot of disappointed people. What TV is going to show us the game?

David Potter

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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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