Celtic are the trophy now


Celtic totally bossed Dundee United when the teams met there on league duty earlier in the season.  It was a different story in both meetings at Celtic Park, when an added-time Liel Abada goal in January brought the league leaders their only win.

Since that dramatic game, United have lost only once in eight outings, when a late own-goal at Livingston denied them a point.  They will be difficult opponents tonight, just as importantly, I expect Tannadice to resemble a ploughed field.

Years ago, I remember writing that those who expect Celtic to win a treble have a poor grasp of history.  Several times we had the League Cup in the boardroom, sat top of the table and were confident of beating anyone we met.  For 38 years, that aspiration only materialised once.

The world changed in season 2016-17.  In the 12 domestic cup competitions since, Celtic lost only twice, trebles flooded in.  This did not make cup wins less valuable, in fact their prestige rose.  Everyone wanted to win a cup as Celtic had cornered the market.

We are the trophy now.  Cup wins against Celtic are so rare and valuable they are rightly celebrated like trophies.  Ange Postecoglou had the opportunity to spend a week preparing his players for a game.  Those with a grasp of modern history will not bet against him.

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  1. Tim Malone Will Tell on




    That certainly seems a step in the right direction.



    The exemption for players under 21 might be questionable in my opinion- but I guess time will tell as to whether the new rules make much difference.



    For anybody interested, the UEFA new rules for loans can be found at https://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/organisation/media-releases/fifa-to-introduce-new-loan-regulations



    I guess that Celtic might be both a winner and a loser in a new scenario? How many players do we have out loan to other clubs?

  2. These days, with the enormous rewards the game can offer, young footballers know that they are in a queue and that most in that queue don’t fulfill their dreams. So who can blame them for swapping one queue for another offering multiples of their current wages. If failure ultimately ensues it will be cushioned financially.



    One who fears failure limits his activities…..but better to fail on £8k/week, rather than £2k/week.

  3. Islam Feruz-



    Celtic Bhoy Wonder.



    Now age 26, makes hats.



    Football gave him up.




  4. Tom McLaughlin on

    Wet and misty on the road to Tannadeechy. But we’re going to watch the Celtic, putting on a show.

  5. fourstonecoppi on

    CONEYBHOY on 14TH MARCH 2022 4:45 PM


    Bono fell off stage once.


    He was standing too close to The Edge



    for us auldyins……”Down by the river”

  6. prestonpans bhoys on

    Tannadice was always a fun venue, decent view from the stands and never any trouble from their fans👍

  7. FOURSTONECOPPI on 14TH MARCH 2022 5:25 PM


    CONEYBHOY on 14TH MARCH 2022 4:45 PM



    Bono fell off stage once.



    He was standing too close to The Edge



    for us auldyins……”Down by the river”




    As long as the season doesn’t pass you by 😉

  8. MadMitch on 14th March 2022 12:09 pm



    BRRB @ 12.06







    Big sporting week for the 26 counties.





    The egg chasers at Twickers and now the serious money at the racing.





    All starting to make sense.




    Madmitch………..your comment probably meant as veiled sarcasm. Ireland of course field full 32 county teams quite successfully in practically all sporting codes with the exception of football. I wonder why?

  9. “I’m expecting a ploughed field”, says our Paul67.



    Just had a look. It isn’t great, but I’ve seen it a lot worse.

  10. With the habit now being reducing our away allocation , how good was it to see 3 sides of the Tony macaroni stadium decked in green and white . Well done Livingstone and thank you .

  11. bigrailroadblues on

    Good evening all from the Victoria Bar. A warm up before the mighty Glasgow Celtic enter the fray. Bookies refused my bet on when Philbhoy blows his top. 🤔

  12. Teams up….



    Hart, Juranovic, CCV, Starfelt, Taylor, McGregor, Hatate, Riley, Maeda, Forrest, Giakoumakis

  13. Subs…



    Bain, Julien, Bitton, Ajeti, McCarthy, Rogic, Johnston, Ideguchi, Ralston, Welsh, Karamoko




    Looks like problems for Abada and Jota!!

  14. Coneybhoy 4.47.



    Cheers for that clip mate.nice 1,I am in that madness somewhere :-) anyways that was then,tonight is upon the Celts.Come on.


    Ps.is Bono’s tax doings still off shore.




  15. bigrailroadblues on

    AT thanks for your kind offer but family commitments mean I’m a no show. Cheers D.👍

  16. No worries BRRB.


    Hope event goes well.👍


    Carry on with the tour guiding hehe of yon salubrious shoaps ye go into.😊


    Enjoy tonight big fella






    Big Wavy, probably because 5 will get kicked off the park. 🙄





    Just spotted that thug Butcher is playing for them so guess you’re right sadly…..




  18. Ray Singh-Carr on

    Rotating the squad is not a bad idea, particularly as it could become a 2 hour game. Think that lineup should be good enough to do the business, but if not plenty of options on the bench. Hoping for a quickfire start and a couple of early goals and a return to our best version of Angeball. HH

  19. CELTIC: Hart, Taylor, Starfelt, Giakoumakis, Carter-Vickers, O’Riley, Maeda, Hatate, McGregor, Forrest, Juranovic.


    Subs: Bain, Jullien, Bitton, Ajeti, McCarthy, Rogic, Johnston, Ideguchi, Ralston, Welsh, Dembele.

  20. Tom McLaughlin on

    3 Celtic subs went behind goal for warm-up to chants of Pedo Pedo Pedo from United fans behind them.

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