Tannadice Park

Next Game

Dundee U v Aberdeen

Saturday, 31 January 2015, 15:00

Scot League Cup Semi-Final

McDiarmid Park

Last Game

St J'stone 1 - 1 Aberdeen

Friday, 23 January 2015, 19:45

Scots Prem

Sky Sports views

The reasons for Celtic's domestic and European success

Last Updated: 03/01/13 at 13:48 Post Comment

Terry Butcher has guided Inverness to second in the SPL at the halfway point

Terry Butcher has guided Inverness to second in the SPL at the halfway point

"This not a Celtic team that has found it particularly easy to score goals this season, especially at home, and they don't go and control games all the time, but they are a decent side and they have improved. The win against Barcelona, though, highlighted how important the Celtic fans are to the success of their team; Neil Lennon's tactics have been spot on, and they have some good players, but an enormous amount of credit must go to the fans, who have been special on European nights."

Why Celtic's key men should stay put in January

"There is interest in Victor Wanyama (pictured), who is a very physical midfield player, has impressed in the Champions League and can get better, while Gary Hooper, who has been linked with Liverpool, is a goal scorer and goalkeeper Fraser Forster has made tremendous progress - but why should they rush to leave? They have the Champions League double-header with Juventus, Celtic should win the SPL and there is every chance they will get the domestic Treble, too, so it could be a sensational finish for some of these players. Plus, Celtic don't have to sell because they have brought in revenue from the Champions League."

Who else has impressed in the SPL?

"The team of the season so far has been Terry Butcher's Inverness; they have scored the most goals and are a very attack-minded side. Terry has signed some little gems, Billy McKay (pictured) has been sensational goal-scoring-wise and their defence has been a lot more solid. Dundee United have disappointed, Aberdeen have been up and down, Hibernian have been better and we know about Hearts' problems, but Inverness have really caught my eye."

How Rangers' absence has affected the Scottish top flight

"People will say it's only recently that Celtic have gone nine points clear, but they have played a lot of their fringe players because they haven't had the pressure of looking over their shoulder for Rangers. The decision-makers put Rangers down three divisions and I think they jumped the gun a little bit and now a lot of SPL clubs are having to sell their players; we have just seen Motherwell star Jamie Murphy join Sheffield United for £100,000 when last year you were looking at a figure of £900,000."

What have YOU made of the SPL season so far? Let us know using the feedback form below...

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

O

ne of the conclusions from this list is that Man City should never buy a striker in January - good luck Wilfried Bony....

Savinator
F365's Top Ten Worst January Panic Buys

I

was there, it was embarrassing - the team looked totally unbalanced from the off, the defence was woeful and when Mikel came off injured it got even worse with nobody in front of them. Up front on several occasions we had opportunities and nobody would shoot - it was a complete farse! On the back of Salah's performance I'm glad there is talk of getting shot...

Fly1ngh1gh
Cup defeat shames Mourinho

G

reat to see Tommy Rosicky getting some love. A wonderful player. Such a pity we lost so long to injury. I was so excited when we signed him, this resurgence only makes the absences seem more of a lost opportunity.

cheshire-gooner
16 Conclusions: FA Cup Fourth Round Weekend

Footer 365

Transfer news: Samuel Eto'o leaves Everton for Sampdoria on free transfer

Samuel Eto'o has completed his free transfer from Everton to Sampdoria on a two-and-a-half-year deal.

Transfer news: Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino coy on transfers

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino refuses to discuss transfer activity ahead of semi-final against Sheffield United.

Andrea Pirlo: Pogba not going back to Manchester United

Andrea Pirlo says that Manchester United must 'live with their mistake' of allowing Paul Pogba to leave because he is never coming back.

Mail Box

The Problem With FA Cup Shocks...

...is that the draw for the next round is pretty shocking. Blackburn v Stoke, anybody? We also have mails on LVG and ManUnited, who drew plenty under Fergie...

You're Man Utd, For Crying Out Loud!

Defending a 0-0 draw with Cambridge on the grounds that other teams lost to lower-league opposition is not befitting of Man United. We're inclined to agree with Mailboxers...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company