Immediate action is needed to deal with despicable behavior
There is a section of support outside Celtic who frankly no longer seem to possess basic common decency. A song borrowing the air of Abba super soldier that the glories in the death of Rangers figures Davie Cooper, Walter Smith, Jimmy Bell and Andy Goram were to be heard grotesquely loud and clear during half-time of the club’s victory at Global Energy Stadium.
Utterly repulsive, utterly despicable, Celtic as a club can’t just pretend it hasn’t been done by at least a few dozen away. Identifying perpetrators is sometimes used as an excuse for not issuing bans. Well, I happened to be heading to the media pod at intermission, located at the junction between the main stand and the left corner of the visitors’ stand. So I was able to precisely determine the source area of the song. It was from those in the last rows of section C. There is no doubt about that.
A fine footballer
All went well for Moritz Jenz, with the centre-back scoring a crucial 84th-minute goal on his Celtic debut. But it was the confidence he showed throughout the opening spell that suggested his loan spell in Scotland could blossom. The 23-year-old German used the ball productively and didn’t shut out the pace and physicality he later admitted to a style he barely knew.
A slow combustion to follow the previous pyrotechnics
There was little chance that, this time around, Kyogo Furuhashi could replicate the start of last season for him by turning up at Celtic. Four goals in his first two starts – with a hat-trick at home making him the first player to do so at the club in 97 years – blasted the striker onto the Scottish scene.
The 27-year-old arrived in Glasgow on a £4.7m deal from Vissel Kobe with half a season of football behind him. He was on the pace but still seems to be finding that in these early weeks of his second Celtic campaign. Its application and industry are unquestionable, but the player needs to apply some polish to their endeavors. The brilliance of the Dingwall strike with which he opened his goalscoring account for the campaign will certainly aid that process.
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