Celtic’s Fraser Forster finally conceded a goal after 1255 minutes of football and it took a superb strike from Dubliner Jonny Hayes to do it. To add to the Bhoy’s misery, a second goal from in-form Irish striker Adam Rooney saw them slump to a first defeat.
Welcome back, proper football! After what seemed like a lifetime of friendlies this past week, we’re back to playing competitive games. I’m pretty sure everyone’s glad to see the back of the pre-season friendlies. With a tour of Australia followed by matches against Cardiff, Swansea, Wolves and even a weekend in Dublin – it all got a bit boring. It’s good to see the return of the passion and determination that is seriously lacking in non-competitive football.