Sport "It's not Celtic, not us" says Scott Brown of team's shortcomings this season
'I think this will be his last hurrah' - Fisher drops Celtic player claim
Celtic pundit Paul Fisher has recently made a claim about the future of the club’s veteran midfielder Scott Brown. Fisher appeared as a guest on the latest episode of the Grand Auld podcast and one topic of discussion was Celtic’s recent Premiership win over Motherwell. Fisher expressed frustration at the fact that Brown and Tom […]Fisher appeared as a guest on the latest episode of the Grand Auld podcast and one topic of discussion was Celtic’s recent Premiership win over Motherwell. Fisher expressed frustration at the fact that Brown and Tom Rogic had started that game. He also gave his opinion about Brown’s future and he believes that this season is his last hurrah.
The real Celtic have failed to stand up this season is a brutal truth Scott Brown makes no attempt to sugar coat.
The club captain does not shy away from the inadequacies – laid bare again in the 1-0 defeat away to Ross County – that have made Neil Lennon’s men a pale imitation of last season’s side.
It boggles the mind that Celtic headed into this season with 20 wins, a draw and a only one loss from their final 22 league games in the Covid-19 curtailed campaign that brought them a ninth straight title. Brown could have pointed to the circumstances at Dingwall dunt, which put an end to a five-game league winning run, as suggesting his team were unfortunate to lose – glaring chances passed up and only one moment of defensive slackness. Yet the 35-year-old chose not to do so over a fourth Premiership defeat. A result that sets up the very real possibility of Rangers, now with a thumping 18-point lead, confirming their title success in the teams’ derby joust at Celtic Park on March 21. That was a scenario he did refuse to discuss.
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“[The Ross County defeat] It sums the season up,” Brown said. “It has pretty much been our season. You go two, three, four wins in a row then have a defeat. It’s been hard for us to take, to be perfectly honest. That’s not Celtic, that’s not us. We know we’ve not played as well as we possibly could have. Every team misses chances, but we need to create more. The chances we created were from their mistakes. We need to play better as a team. We just need to make sure the final ball is spot on. [The goal] was a slack decision from us. It’s small margins of error and we have to take responsibility for that.”
The fact is that Rangers’ rampant form in going 30 league games unbeaten, with only four draws, has blown Celtic away. It would have done so in many seasons across the past decade, in truth. Celtic’s best run of straight wins this term may seem paltry in numbering seven, as opposed to Steven Gerrard’s men stringing together 15 Premiership wins. However, in Brendan Rodgers’ second title winning campaign – following the unbeaten treble in which they racked up 22 successive league successes – incredibly their longest sequence of victories in the Premiership was a mere three games. Celtic sailed through then, though, because there was no genuine challenge.
Scott Brown nails Celtic's woe in six words as gutted skipper doesn't recognise current flops
The club icon is in shock after nine straight titles and a Quadruple Treble as the glory days have gone for now.The Parkhead skipper has been left devastated at his team’s inability to hit the heights this term.
The Ibrox club have affected a sea change in the past seven months. As their ancient adversaries did when required in the nine-title run, they have been able to find ways to win. Celtic could not even fashion an equaliser with more than 20 minutes to do so at the Global Energy Stadium … which sums up the loss of their previous unyielding spirit. “You [would] go late, into the 91st, 92nd minute and we’d peppering the goal and we’d forcing mistakes and errors, and to be fair we still did that [at Dingwall],” Brown said. “[But] It just wasn’t clear cut chances that were falling for us, it was half chances and we maybe didn’t do enough in the final third for us to say that we deserved to win.”
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Exeter City winger Joel Randall says he is focused on helping his club winning promotion from League Two this season, but admits January links with a move to Celtic were like something from a dream. Randall has been in impressive form for Exeter so far this season, scoring six goals and providing four assists in […]Randall has been in impressive form for Exeter so far this season, scoring six goals and providing four assists in 22 league appearances, helping the club into contention for promotion to League One.