A supporter’s view: Hopefully yesterday is the last sub-standard performance of the season

Yesterday’s game was a prime example of what I’ve said a lot of times this season, if we turn up and play to our best then nobody in Scotland with live with us but if we are below the standard that we set ourselves then teams can sit in and get points when it may have looked unlikely before a ball was kicked.

Too often this season we will play well in certain games, Aberdeen away and the previous Sunday at ibrox for example. For both of those games in particular the build up in the media was if we lose then a title race was back on, but we went out and produced the goods, getting the wins needed and shut up some sections of a disappointed press.

It seems that when there are questions asked of the team domestically then we up our game and respond like champions do, but there are a lot more games this season where we are way below par.

Kilmarnock away, St Johnstone at home, 2-0 up at Hibs but almost through it away at the end to come away with a draw when a win seemed in the bag.

Going into a domestic match I’m never worried about the opponents, I’m always worried what Celtic team will turn up. Unfortunately too many players going through the motions at times this season.

We will win the league again this year but hopefully yesterday will be the last sub-standard performance that has crept in once too often this season.

Kevin 0’Rourke

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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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