Shades of St Johnstone but thankfully we found our rhythm

Yesterday’s game against Dundee ended in a convincing 3-0 going on 7-0 victory, but not after a less than convincing first 45 minutes. The first half was a damp squib and had shades of our last home game against St Johnstone. Lacklustre and shot shy in front of goal. I’ll admit I was worried at half time. It was a bad case of deja vu.

I shouldn’t have worried though as David Turnbull got us going after VAR correctly awarded us a penalty kick. We looked a more confident and brighter side after that. Especially with the introduction of Reo Hatate. Two more wonderfully worked goals followed and there could have and should have been more.

Celtic v Dundee  –  Celtic players celebrate on the pitch after the cinch Premiership match at Celtic Park on Saturday September 16, 2023. Photo Andrew Milligan

We have clearly missed Reo Hatate’s guile in the middle of the park, his thirty odd minutes made us look much more flowing and threatening and also freed up Callum McGregor to be a creative force. New Bhoy Luis Palma also got the last half hour to shine and looked very promising.

A big pat on the back for Joe Hart who made a vital stop when the game was poised at 0-0. Again he didn’t have much to do but when he did he produced the goods. He’s been one of our most important players these past few games.

Kyogo of course got his token goal and laid on an assist for the impressive Matt O’Riley for the third goal. Daizen Maeda was also his usual energetic self.

16th September 2023 Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland Scottish Premiership Football, Celtic versus Dundee – Daizen Maeda of Celtic applauds the fans at the end of the match. Photo ActionPlus David Young

Alistair Johnston was also magnificent and was unlucky to not get a couple of goals with the woodwork denying him on two occasions.

All in all it turned out to be a decent afternoon’s work for Celtic. Eventually.

Just an Ordinary Bhoy

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An ordinary everyday Celtic supporters hailing and still residing in Govan in the shadows of the enemy. I’m a season ticket holder. I Witnessed my first Celtic game in 1988 and have attended when I can ever since. Growing up in the 90s I witnessed Celtic at their lowest, and now appreciate the historic success we enjoy today. I enjoy writing about this wonderful football club and hopefully will continue to do so. I’ve always been a keen writer and initially started this a hobby. My ambition is to one day become as good an author as my fellow Celtic Star colleagues.

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