As a team, you never want to be reliant on one player but during Celtic’s rebuild – to land a player like Kyogo was a god send.

The Japanese star has been the catalyst for so many top results for the Hoops and the cup final was a shining example of what he’s all about and what he means to this team.

The stats this season with Kyogo are frighteningly good, when the striker has played, Celtic have only lost once. Might I add, he was played out on the left in the one game we did lose in the league.

Look at the points dropped when he’s not been in the team. That includes Wednesday night’s draw against St Mirren. That’s twelve points dropped in just eight games without Kyogo. It’s a crazy statistic but shows you how important he is.

I still can’t believe we risked his fitness in a dead rubber in the Europa League. That decision has come back to bite us this week and we have to deal with the consequences of being six points behind.


  1. Ange is a poor mans Tommy burns. Attractive football but no actual substance when it really counts.
    This is a really poor side, and anges philosophy doesn’t work in Scotland where teams don’t try to come forward. Ange has no plan b.
    All sides need to do to get a point off Celtic is defend in numbers and the uncreative players offer nothing.
    Get shot of giakoumakis and ajeti in January. Add in McCarthy to that. We need atleast 3 strikers in to replace them.
    We need a left and right winger and a couple of creative midfielders.
    Not a chance this side will win the league. Be lucky to finish second when we can’t score goals.

  2. Pretty harsh Derek but I actually agree with a lot of your comments.
    We have too many players playing regularly who are not Celtic class.
    Taylor, Bain, Abada, Johnston, Starfelt for starters.
    McGregor is not captain material and he seems to think that instead of creating chances, its more important to keep possession for the sake of it.
    Giakoumakis deserves a decent chance but far too many of our squad players offer very little when called upon & nothing seems to appear from the academy


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