Saturday, September 23, 2006

Miller Sticks It To His Old Team

Gordon Strachan will have learned much about the character and talent of his new players from their performances in today's victory over Rangers. The Celtic boss fielded four Old Firm debutantes in his starting eleven. Let's just say that they didn't disappoint.

Kenny Miller, once of Rangers, became the first man since Mo Johnston in 1989 to appear for both Old Firm clubs against the other. As if to top that distinction, he netted the second after Thomas Gravesen scored his first for the club..

Paul Le Guen was at a loss to explain how his Rangers had suffered their second league defeat of the campaign. The Frenchman, who has now seen the Gers pick up just twelve points from their eight games to date, had this to say after the match:

"I am worried but I must work to find a solution because we need to find results. We tried our best but our best wasn't enough. I am totally aware that we must improve. The first-half wasn't bad and we had some chances which was frustrating. After the second goal I still thought we could come back so I am so disappointed but we tried. But our state of mind was good, everyone tried their best and I am feeling better than last week."

If losing to the club's most bitter rival and falling seven points behind them in the standings makes him feel better, I wonder what it would have taken to make him feel worse? What were Rangers fans thinking when Le Guen uttered that last line?

Celtic 2-0 Rangers [BBC]


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