There seems to be a familiar pattern with Celtic this season after a decent result and big game performance - the next game we’re back to earth with a bang and a display that would cure insomnia.
Yesterday’s heroic draw with ten men Motherwell at Fir Park moved us one point closer to seven in a row, but yet again, the lacklustre showing has raised questions about the mentality of this team.
Are they even up for these games ? Not for the first time this season, this side have looked like they would rather be anywhere else but Motherwell on a Sunday afternoon and while I do sympathise with this attitude initially, it is immediately quashed when so many of them, who are on a generous wage packet as it is, down tools and put in nowhere near 100% effort for these so called ‘smaller games’.
In my opinion, these players, like the majority of the fans, already know the league is in the bag before a ball has been kicked, and I suspect the lack of motivation kicks in for many of them towards these fixtures now, and with no one even close enough to breath down our necks, or mount a semi decent challenge must play on their minds ahead of these bread and butter games, I don’t think yesterday will be the last we’ll see of that type of performance by this Celtic team before the end of the season.
Credit to Motherwell though, who defended resolutely and made it hard for us to break them down, after the harsh dismissal of Kipre, which their manager felt was a poor decision from Craig Thomson, and I agree.
Elsewhere, Andy Walker has endeared himself to our support by calling Scott Brown ‘pathetic’ and I’m sure his response to the ex-Celtic striker will set up an enthralling exchange of wits and humour, judged by Little Carmine Lupertazzi , such is the high standard of eloquence it will undoubtedly reach.
And finally, without quoting The Sun, Paddy Roberts said Scott Sinclair was ‘right’ to go for goal himself instead of squaring it to him, for a tap in at the end of the game. A worked response if ever I heard one. It was another poor decision from a player who quickly coming the league’s most predictable footballer, whose surely now looming for that big exit door at Celtic Park unless he puts in some stunning performances in the last ten games or so of the campaign.