Celtic’s friendly against Middlesbrough was quite shocking. A boring game with neither side bringing many scoring chances let alone goals which ended in a 1-1 draw.
Middlesbrough’s goal came from Celtic backup keeper Marc Brown who BOUNCED THE FRICKIN BALL OFF OF A MIDDLESBOROUGH PLAYER INTO THE BACK OF THE NET ON A CLEARANCE ATTEMPT!
I think I speak for Celtic fans when I say, please don’t go Artur Boruc! Bobo Balde stuck his big head in the air and put the ball on Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink's head and netted it in the 93rd minute to end the game a tie.
There were positives from the match. The goal was not the fault of the back line’s and they did not have a bad game. Aiden McGeady created two great chances in the first half and played great crosses right to Georgios Samaras‘ head but Samaras could not get enough behind the ball.
Barry Robson was centimeters away from netting another great free kick. All those that played at the striker position struggled mightily today though. Massimo Donati continued to look lost.
However, I’m not worried about the team or the season. There’s only so much you can take from a pre-season friendly. As you have so many subs, it is hard to get a chemistry working.
It was nice to see the backline work well, as well as more good performances by Aiden McGeady and Barry Robson. And finally, it’s always good for a striker to get his first taste of goal, as did Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink did tonight.
So it is on to FA Cup finalists Cardiff City on Thursday. Hopefully Artur Boruc will be fit enough to go for this one and the offense gets into the flow of things.