“And, nowadays, you’re at an advantage, I hear, when you have 10 men,” Brendan bites back


“I thought it was pretty even in the first period of the game. Scott Bain had to make a couple of good saves and we had some moments of danger around our box.

“The guy gets sent off so it changes the dynamic of the game. I was pleased how we worked the ball and our positioning – we stayed really calm, didn’t force it and we just needed to wait for the moments to arrive in good positions. I thought we did that, but we just lacked that bit of incisive play to score. We obviously couldn’t get the goal and that was the only disappointment, really. It’s always going to be a tough game here.


“The only thing I would say is that referee Craig Thomson is looking at it. By the time the incident happens, he’s right up level and looking in at it.

“If he throws a punch and it doesn’t hit, does that mean it’s not right? So maybe that’s what Craig has seen. He has gone to lash out and caught Broony a little bit, not what people would expect for him to be sent off, but Craig must have been looking at the intent.

“That changes the game. They go to 4-4-1 and they stay solid, do well and defend. We had a couple of moments – we hit the bar, Scott Sinclair was in a one-v-one – but it just wouldn’t fall for us and that’s just sometimes the way it goes.

“And, nowadays, you’re at an advantage, I hear, when you have 10 men. So we did really well in that moment.”

Brilliant! Over to you Barry…

Scott Brown: A poster boy for meritocracy

About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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