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Celtic rested and ready

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Brendan Rodgers had to prepare a tired and injured squad in recent weeks as he competed for the League Cup, Europa League and league title.  He rested players at Motherwell, bringing criticism from some quarters, but won the League Cup, qualified for the next phase of the Europa League and sits three points clear at the top of the Premiership with a game in hand.

At Pittodrie we saw Celtic move through the gears.  Aberdeen are in their best form in years, but could not take a point despite two penalty kicks, one of which should have been tied in a Christmas bow it was so generous.

A little later, Neil Lennon took Hibernian to Ibrox.  Neil has a significantly poorer squad than Brendan and is even more affected by injuries, but he would not be defeated.  If Celtic turn up at Ibrox with the same attitude they or Neil Lennon had yesterday, they will shred Newco.

Odsonne Edouard looked like a player transformed after a short break.  His contribution was critical in delivering the result.  Scott Sinclair’s hat-trick thoroughly answered any questions about his form.  Both are ready to do the necessary on Saturday.

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  1. TBB,

     

     

    can’t fault Ancellotti…but can’t help wondering what our Plc would say if Brendan took our team off under similar circumstances

  2. Safe home all attending Ibrox today as for the game in and out with the three points will do me, sends us into the break full of fire and confidence and dashes the hope of the Orcs..

     

     

    Injury ravaged Celts scud Huns in last game of the year!

     

     

    Mon The Sinky

     

     

    KTF

  3. TheLurkintim lucky for you, he never made eye contact.

     

     

    You would have seen into a black hearted soul of a desperate KKK devil worshiper and you would have been forced to take action…??

     

     

    D. :)

  4. Right, off to pick up Dr. Mark and Stephen, the Man Utd. Supporter, to get the days festivities underway. Torontony is playing Jeeves for Almore and his other son Stuart

     

    C’mon the Celts and FTR.

  5. The Battered Bunnet on

    The outcome of today’s league match, like every league match, is largely down to the Celtic players; Turn up, perform and go home with 3 points, the final score a techhnicality.

     

     

    Only a below-par performance permits the vagaries of luck and refereeing to bear influence.

     

     

    Over to you, Bhoys

  6. D66,

     

     

    He was exuding confidence…why else the regalia…but he was sheepish…no doubt wae a few mates around him it would’ve been a different story ;-))

  7. Stivs

     

     

    ..he looks like my cuz…who can more than take care of himself…bas told me he wiz going ski-ing this weekend…never told me it was on some sloping foreheads tho ;-))