Sunday, 16 October 2005

Celtic v Hearts

It was an excellent game yesterday. I was impressed with Hearts who I thought played like a European team (so did Gordon Strachan). Their midfield in particular was excellent, causing our defence all sorts of problems with clever through balls.

But I thought that we played well too. Camara was excellent and Sutton and Beattie played well together for most of the game. But Telfer was poor and Denis may be right about this guy. It was good to see Thompson and Lennon substitued - something MON never did. Nakamura continues to disappoint. He seems like a luxury that we can't afford and playing him feels like playing with 10 men.

It was a bonus that TFOD dropped two points today. The combination of Celtic and Rangers being weaker than usual and Hearts being considerably better than normal should make it a close league. Any one of the three teams could win it.

1 comment:

  1. The Telfer thing is strange given that Agathe is fit again. I do have some doubts about Nakamura. I thought he was meant to be great at free kicks but Thompson and Maloney seem to be preferred. Hearts are a good bet given those odds. I watched Rangers on Sunday and I thought that they looked good but still really lack a striker alongside Prso. I don't think that there can be any certainty that Celtic will beat them head to head. They sound like they are on top of Artmedia at the moment but can't score. At least we are benefitting from them being in Europe. The next part of the league until new year should be interesting if Hearts are still there and buy in January they could win it.