‘Title Winners make their own luck,’ David Potter

This one has to go down as a disappointment largely because of our failure to take chances. There were no real sitters but there were many half chances which a team with title winning aspirations must really put away .

Kristoffer Ajer is going through a tough patch at the moment, but the own goal was just sheer bad luck. Celtic’s goal on the other hand was a great one, and showed that Moritz Bayer continues to impress and that Ryan Christie can head as well as all his other attributes.

Olivier Ntcham was, I feel, extraordinarily lucky not to get the red card. “Violence” was possibly too strong a word, “handbags” might have been more appropriate, but he did lift his hands, and Mr Clancy who was not reluctant to flash his yellow cards would have been justified in showing a red.

But if the referee was charitable to Celtic then, he was wrong with both these penalty claims in the second half, and over the piece, I think that Celtic can call themselves unlucky. But of course, you create your own luck in football.

The incident involving Hibs Manager was quite funny but it was just frustration. I felt a little similar myself at full time. We really should have won this one – but lessons must be learned, in particular in the finishing department.

David Potter


Hibs 1 Celtic 1 – Bhoys Pay the Penalty for Clancy’s Honest Mistakes…see HERE.

About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor, who 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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