Inverness CT 0 - 0 Celtic

League Match
Sunday, February 1st, 2009, 2:00 PM at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
Attendance: 7,007
Referee: Charlie Richmond
Inverness CT  Celtic

Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Terry Butcher Gordon Strachan

Starting Eleven
Ryan Esson
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
David Proctor
Lionel Djebi-Zadi
Pavels Mihadjuks
Russell Duncan
Ian Black
Dougie Imrie
Andrew Barrowman
Richie Foran
Artur Boruc
Andreas Hinkel
Gary Caldwell
Stephen McManus
Lee Naylor
Scott Brown
Barry Robson
Shunsuke Nakamura
Aiden McGeady
Georgios Samaras
Scott McDonald

Substitutes
Michael Fraser
Jamie Duff
Phil McGuire
Iain Vigurs
Garry Wood
Adam Rooney
Eric Odhiambo
Mark Brown
Glenn Loovens
Darren O Dea
Paul Hartley
Marc Crosas
Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink
Cillian Sheridan

Substitutions
Adam Rooney for Andrew Barrowman (69)
Iain Vigurs for Richie Foran (74)
Eric Odhiambo for Dougie Imrie (86)
Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink -> Scott McDonald (52)
Cillian Sheridan -> Georgios Samaras (87)

Bookings
Ian Black (58)
Adam Rooney (90)
Stephen McManus (19)
Barry Robson (41)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Ryan Esson (GK) 16 apps -
Lionel Djebi-Zadi 4 apps -
Pavels Mihadjuks 4 apps1 goal
David Proctor 79 apps4 goals
Ross Tokely 466 apps31 goals
Grant Munro 267 apps6 goals
Ian Black 129 apps6 goals
Russell Duncan 281 apps9 goals
Andrew Barrowman 24 apps2 goals
Richie Foran 1 app (debut) -
Dougie Imrie 42 apps6 goals
Iain Vigurs (sub) 25 apps3 goals
Adam Rooney (sub) 25 apps5 goals
Eric Odhiambo (sub) 1 app (debut) -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:David Proctor (24 years 339 days)
Oldest Player:Grant Munro (2010 years 186 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 334 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Iain Vigurs (20 years 275 days)
Oldest Player:Phil McGuire (2010 years 186 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 46 days
Domestic Players:18 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Richie Foran(Signed )
Eric Odhiambo(Signed )

Milestones

New manager makes his point:

Other results hadn't done us any favours this weekend with the 6 teams above us all picking up points which made it just that little bit more important that we got something from todays game.

A couple of injuries, players being a little short on match fitness and the late withdrawal of Don Cowie meant that the new manager, Terry Butcher, had his work cut out in assembling a team to face Celtic.

But assemble a team he did, and they went out and took the fight to the visitors.  At other times we might have rued the missed opportunities, but to come away with a hard fought for and well deserved draw and to do so with a certain amount of style will leave most Inverness Caledonian Thistle Fans more than happy.

We've stopped the rot, and now comes the challenge of clocking up the wins and reeling in Falkirk.

thought from the site:

We saw the fight and spirit last week....we added to that this week with some nice, dare I say it, intelligent football. Butcher hit with a late blow in having the Board pull Cowie from under his feet and injuries/fitness meant he didn't have his full arsenal at his disposal, but he put together a starting 11 that worked well and (for the most part) complimented each other.

If we can go out and put on a performance like that with a weakened squad then I'm thoroughly looking forward to what we can do as players start to come back and get fit.

Message to the Club Board.......THAT's what we've been crying out for during most of the season. That's why we fans have been on your case. You almost fecked things up today with messing about on the Cowie situation, so I'm not sure how much you've learned, but we will survive despite you...not because of you.

Bring on the Arabs!!!

Match report written by tm4tj



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Celtic 24 17 4 3 52 25 27 55
2. Rangers 24 16 5 3 53 18 35 53
3. Dundee Utd 24 10 8 6 33 30 3 38
4. Hearts 24 11 5 8 25 26 -1 38
5. Aberdeen 24 11 4 9 29 25 4 37
6. Hibernian 24 8 7 9 30 32 -2 31
7. Motherwell 24 8 5 11 27 33 -6 29
8. Hamilton Academical 24 9 2 13 23 36 -13 29
9. Kilmarnock 24 8 3 13 23 32 -9 27
10. St. Mirren 24 7 5 12 19 28 -9 26
11. Falkirk 24 5 7 12 25 35 -10 22
12. Inverness CT 24 5 3 16 22 41 -19 18