Gavin Strachan looks and sounds dejected as he tries to find anything at to be positive about after today’s goalless draw against Livingston. The cost of the trip to Dubai can now be calculated, four points in two home games dropped and the second half of the season is over before it’s even got going.
One positive was Anthony Ralston who discovered that winning the ball in a tackle is now a bookable offensive when John Beaton has the whistle. Ralston doesn’t get too many games but he’ll recall Morelos stamping all over him at Ibrox and Beaton seeing nothing at all wrong with that.
Ralston has now put in more good crosses for Celtic than any other right-back this season – and it was a beauty to give Oko-Flex a tap in, if he had any confidence in his left foot. The sitter summed up our season.
Another positive is that Dubai and these two draws gives us clarity. There is now no chance that Neil Lennon and his management team can survive this season’s catastrophic events and instead of sorting the mess out after the humiliation against Sparta Prague reserves Peter Lawwell has managed to drag himself into the ‘must go’ category and frankly he has no-one to blame but himself.
Time is up for Neil, John, Gavin and you too Peter.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) January 16, 2021