Hibernian 2, Celtic 1: Lee Congerton must start earning his wage because this Celtic
Hibernian 2, Celtic 1: Lee Congerton must start earning his wage because this Celtic squad needs some help

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he man in charge of discovering hidden gems for Celtic needs to start earning his money because Brendan Rodgers’s squad needs help. If he can’t do that then a second question would be asked.

Why is he at the club?
Because right now there is a chance, sbo168 when there should not be even the remotest, chance that the biggest, richest and best team in Scotland – most people think - won’t win the league if two, probably three, first-team players are not signed in the next transfer window.Personally, I still think Celtic will make it eight in a row. And most likely by a fair margin for reasons so obvious it’s not worth noting them.They could even win the Scottish Cup and a third treble. You wouldn’t bet the family fortune on that not happening, let’s put it that way. Plus, today the supporters will start to plan their next away trip in Europe when the last 32 of the Europa League draw takes place.

It’s not doom and gloom, far from it, but Celtic are nowhere close to where they should be.The reason so many players looked tired, and understandably so given the hectic schedule, sbo168 is that the squad may be large in terms of numbers but it’s lacking in depth. There are first-team players not good enough to play for Celtic. That we are even talking about the possibility of someone else winning the title in this era of utter Celtic domination is a shocking state of affairs for everyone at Celtic Park. Congerton better come up something. Sunderland fans couldn’t believe a man they claim was mainly responsible for filling the squad with hugely expensive flops, which took their club from the Premier League to League One in successive seasons, was given such a big job.

Hibernian were brilliant here. That has to be said. They thoroughly deserved to win. Craig Gordon was faultless, James Forrest showed up as he always does, while Lewis Morgan at least came close to a goal when he got on at 2-0. Hibs keeper Ofir Marciano did not have to make a save worthy of the name. sbo168 I do not agree that Scott Brown’s legs are gone. But he and Olivier Ntcham can’t play in the same team. It worked for a while but these two are not compatible.But Brown should have been sent off for a shocking tackle on Vykintas Slivka.
Pep Guardiola calls for Manchester City calm ahead of Leicester trip

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Pep Guardiola รวม ทาง เข้า sbo has called for his Manchester City players to remain calm as they head to Leicester following their shock defeat to Crystal Palace. The reigning champions were defeated 3-2 by Palace at the Etihad on Saturday, putting rivals Liverpool four points clear at the top of the table at Christmas.A late flurry from City and a fortuitous cross-turned-goal from Kevin De Bruyne almost saw Guardiola's side salvage something from the game, but the Spaniard insists calmness is required to go to Leicester and win.

"We go to Leicester and try to win. Last season when it happened, we drop points [we] merely win again, that's what we have to do," Guardiola told Sky Sports. "We have two games away before the new year and we have to do that, so when we win I always insist be calm, and the other way is the same. We lose a game [it] happens, รวม ทาง เข้า sbo but we must focus on the next one."Guardiola remained composed in his post-match debrief following the Palace defeat, but revealed his players were hurting after the dropped points.

"I saw them after the game and they are upset, they are sad, and that's normal," he said. "But we have to see how we are and our character we have shown many times that we react well and we're going to try again." Looking ahead to the Boxing Day fixture, Guardiola admitted the recent meeting with the Foxes in the Carabao Cup was a tough affair, and that the message to his players was simply to pick themselves up. รวม ทาง เข้า sbo "Leicester, we play against them a few days ago and it is always tough to go there and then Southampton again, so we'll see what happens. "I spoke with them and said 'heads up guys'. We train and recover and prepare for the game against Leicester."
VAR review gives Harry Kane penalty - key quotes
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VAR had a huge part to play in Tottenham's opener in the Carabao Cup semi-final with Chelsea at Wembley. But was it the right call? Harry Kane put Spurs ahead from the spot on Tuesday night after VAR official Chris Kavanagh had reviewed the build-up to the penalty appeal, sbobet ninja without which the goal may never have happened. The spot-kick was awarded when Kane was taken down by Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa, having been played in by a Toby Alderweireld through-ball. But referee Michael Oliver quickly referred the decision to VAR, to determine whether Kane had been onside when he received the ball.

The managers
Mauricio Pochettino: sbobet ninja "I don't like it, today we got the benefit but watching the World Cup and La Liga - no one is happy. To get the benefit is nice but I'm not happy to win the game like this."I prefer the technology but in a different way and to be clear in the way we use it. I am pro-technology as you can't stop the evolution. When are you going to use it? I don't think it's clear - before we use it all clubs need to agree with ideas. If not it's going to be difficult.

Maurizio Sarri: "I saw the video from our camera a few minutes ago, it was offside. Our camera was in line with Kane, and it was offside, but it's not important."With the head, it's offside. But it's not important. It was important that the linesman stopped the run, he didn't follow the ball, so he had a big influence on our defenders, and at the moment I think the English referees aren't able to use the system."

The goalscorer
Harry Kane: "I played to the whistle. I ran through and it was a clear penalty. It was whether I was offside or not. I wasn't sure. VAR is there for a reason and I'm sure they've got it right."

The pundits
Danny Murphy (speaking on The Debate): "Initially it looked like an offside and it looked like a penalty, but once that was cleared up the penalty was the right call. sbobet ninja I think it's about speed of decisions, I thought it was a bit slow, we saw both quite quickly, it took a while to be transferred, and furthermore it's consistent. It's used for the correct things and not everything. I think the World Cup was a great example, although there was the old one or two, a great example of how it should be used."

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