Yesterday evening Australia took on Hungary in Budapest, in their final warm-up match ahead of this summer’s World Cup Finals in Russia, running out 2-1 victors against their unlucky hosts. Being a local of Budapest these days, I went along to cover the game for hungarianfootball.com – you can read my report on the game … Continue reading Rogic Quiet as Australia Pile More Misery on Hungary
On the 9th August 2015 and an almost forgotten about Tom Rogic made his first start in a Celtic jersey for nigh on two years in an away fixture at Firhill. Within half an hour the Aussie had re-introduced himself to the Celtic faithful with a sweet right foot volley to open the scoring and … Continue reading Tom Rogic: Player Profile
Part 1 of this mid season squad review focussed on the performance of the Goalkeepers and Defenders so far this season and where, if anywhere, in the back line could do with freshening up. The findings: to achieve expectations domestically there is no need to sign a new keeper or defender in January. The backline … Continue reading Pre-January Transfer Window Squad Review Pt2: Midfield and Attack
After the Hearts game at Tynecastle in late December I wrote an article on moments in football and their impact on games and seasons. That particular article was inspired by Osman Sow’s last minute equaliser for the hosts and the subsequent anti Ronny Deila outpourings on social media. Sow’s goal, a thumping 25-yard effort, cost … Continue reading Tom Rogic and Moments Revisited
With the imminent arrival of Eirk Sviatchenko and the possibility of Steven Fletcher also joining on loan, Celtic are finally coming to the party that is the January transfer window. This writer, and many others, have already identified areas for strengthening within the current Celtic squad and the proposed signing of Sviatchenko should go some … Continue reading Tales of January Transfer Windows Past
Several weeks ago before the start of the season and the early Champions League qualifiers I posted a couple of tweets suggesting Celtic’s strongest starting 11 and an alternative second string. The response to both eleven’s was, on the whole, positive. I received a number of tweets back agreeing with my opinion on the current … Continue reading What’s Celtic’s Strongest Eleven?
The future of Tom Rogic at Celtic has recently come under scrutiny thanks to the comments of Craig Moore and Robbie Slater, both of whom are of the opinion that he should leave the club in January if he has not cracked the first team by then. In addition to this, Rogic’s former coach at … Continue reading Tom Rogic: The Bhoy from Oz