Celtic v Ross County
League cup semi final
31st Jan 2016
Celtic 1-3 Ross County
The game started so well within 27 secs Leigh Griffith’s had squared the ball for Garry McKay Stevens who slotted the ball home for a early 1-0 lead,Celtic were all over their opponents Ross County,and what should have been the que for a rout would soon turn into something completely different ,a penalty and sending off that should never have been ,a decision that like last season was so blatantly wrong !!!…
Josh meekins cheated last season for Inverness and they benefited with a win in the Scottish. Cup ,a refereeing decision that mirrored today’s crazy sending off where efe ambrose sneezed and the Ross County player fell over ,a ludicrous way to describe a event but just as ludicrous as the decision itself,I’ve long believed that there’s gerrymandering going on in the Scottish game ,but were all paranoid were told for being suspicious of every decision that’s clearly wrong……
Dont get me wrong Celtic had chances to get back into the game after they lost goals 2 and 3 but chances were scorned and scott fox in the Ross county goal had a excellent game ,including a penalty save that Leigh Griffith’s took ,many may have a go at the striker but he’s been the clubs talisman this season and he’s allowed a mistake or two…..
in fact most of the team played OK,Erik Sviatchenko played his debut after coming on for the unfortunate ambrose ,and the big Dane actually had a fine game ….Keiran Teirney impressed once again and Stefan Johansen played well chasing everything all over the pitch ,it just wasent to be our day ,we’ve been here before and we pick ourselves up and move on to the next challenge….
last week you’d have thought a final spot was a certainty considering the team had blitzed Hamilton and St Johnstone in league games scoring 12 goals in both matches,a bad refereeing decision last season cost us dear and again yesterday it made for a uphill struggle,no matter who you are if your down a man so early in a game it’s going to be hard….
Ross county took there chance don’t get me wrong they scored 2 fine goals following the penalty and x Celt Jackson Irving had a fine outing,on a even playing field Celtic might have won the game ,we will never know but there’s no doubt the penalty decision killed the game….
Up next for Celtic is a huge game on Wednesday night against Aberdeen being 6 points clear going into the game ,the club can put a major dent in the dons title hopes a win or a draw would make the run in very difficult for Aberdeen, Ronnie deila will again be feeling the heat after Sundays defeat ,but the team can’t take there eyes of the important prize the title,cups are a bonus and if we do a domestic double again this year il take that….,
with so much emphasis on a treble its no wonder there’s slip ups ,we have no devine right to win one and its totally disrespectful to all other teams to expect it every year,yes its disappointing losing a semi final but we have to lift our heads and get behind the team ,come may we can assess the season and decide on peoples futures then,no point making pressure during a season….
we have a young side full of fine players who can only get better ,when you add Ryan Christie and Patrick Roberts from man city to a already youthful setup with Teirney,Biton,Rogic,McGregor,Forrest,etc were sorted for a good few seasons,with the possible promotion of sevco5088 Scotland’s newest club ,we are miles ahead of our Glasgow neighbours …..
Scottish cup takes precedence on Sunday 7 th Feb and East Kilbride will enjoy the game I’m sure against the wounded hoops ,the game will be played at airdries excelciour stadium and the small pitch will suit the lower league club,let’s hope a win midweek can set us up for a run of victory’s that will take us to another league title and a Scottish cup success!!!…..