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Current form is not required to provide a bit of nervousness for visits to the Tony Macaroni.  Our three visits since 2007 have returned two draws and a defeat to Livingston, Callum McGregor and Tom Rogic’s goals on our last visit are the only times we have scored in that period.

Having watched Livingston and Hibs face an equally depleted Celtic in recent days, it was clear which team is stronger, although my interpretation is not supported by the bookies odds on which of them is more likely to lift the League Cup.  Livingston failed to win their first game in nine against Celtic, for any team, they are remarkably strong.

Plastic has not been our friend in West Lothian or Ayrshire, while indiscipline, in the form of a red card-inducing lunge by Ryan Christie last season didn’t help either.  Both factors can be mitigated.

Our recent visits to Livingston and their current form have no relevance for Celtic tonight.  We have a significantly stronger squad who have a point to prove.  All that frustrated energy that was evident in Neil Lennon and no doubt exists with the players has an outlet.  No excuses tonight, Celtic, get the job done.

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  1. Paul67,

     

     

    Frustrated energy will never trump fitness, tactics, systems and a coherent thought process to manage the game through.

     

     

    But I suspect it’s pretty much all the coaching team have to offer currently.

     

     

    Here’s hoping it works. I have my doubts though.

     

     

    HH

  2. If we turn up we win.

     

    Unfortunately we don’t turn up and the rest of the league has noticed how bad we are.

     

     

    We owe Livi big time.

     

     

    They gave us a football lesson at the weekend.

     

    Shows what a bit of belief / coaching / confidence can do.

     

    We had nothing in comparison.

     

     

    However — onwards and upwards.

  3. The Battered Bunnet on

    The pitch might be brutal, but if the match goes ahead, the brutal pitch will have nothing on the weather.

  4. I think snow is left on a pitch, as an insulator against a hard frost…..I will check with Big Judith 👍

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  6. glendalystonsils on

    Livi spokesman saying the game should go ahead as they’ve cleared a bit and their pellets urnae frozen .

     

     

    Lucky them ….my pellets are about to drop off!

  7. From previous

     

     

    JAMESGANG on 20TH JANUARY 2021 12:00 PM

     

    Celtic4ever

     

     

     

    I’m right under the Heathrow flight path. And I’m a plane geek. So I watch them all come in on my wee app!

     

     

     

    There was a fortnight hiatus, right at start. Very soon afterwards, the no of flights got back to normal and haven’t let up at all.

     

     

     

    I can’t comment on how many passengers have been carried. But reading accounts of the lack of sanitation and control measures people have witnessed at Heathrow – and the lack of track/trace rules and infrastructure – was concerning.

     

     

     

    Add to that the zoomers travelling with no go reason within the uk and meeting up for picnics, and spike 2 was totally predictable.

     

     

     

    Then came Christmas and the ensuing spike3.

     

     

     

    HH jg

  8. PeterLatchfordsBelly on

    Season’s done because of disastrous leadership and decision-making at the club. Tonight’s game only matters in respect of finishing 2nd. Woo hoo. Great job Lennon and Lawwell. Get your coats and take that no-mark Tory Bankier with you.

  9. prestonpans bhoys on

    !!BADA BING!! on 20TH JANUARY 2021 12:16 PM

     

    Hour and a half to go mate👍

     

     

    PETERLATCHFORDSBELLY on 20TH JANUARY 2021 12:22 PM

     

     

    Totally agree and yes don’t miss out the smug chairman!

  10. Seem to remember Boris was in a big hurry to open up everything back in July

     

    when numbers were low enough

     

     

    Just as he wanted economy open over xmas and is itching to re-open even now

  11. Didn’t know Nicola would be in parliament again today. No chance for the compliant media to ask loaded questions.

  12. jimbob71 & little Miss jimbob on

    POG,

     

     

    Previous article.

     

     

    Dunno mate, you’ll need to click the official Daily Record link on CQN latest news section to find out if they went to Lourdes with big Chris or not.

     

     

    ;-)

  13. Ernie and Celtic4Ever

     

     

    Precisely!

     

    BoJo keen to get everyone back into the office buying their Costas and Prets because….

     

     

    Who owns Costa? To whom do they contribute?

     

     

    HH jg

  14. If you read anything today, let it be Tonine Tims post on page 6 of yesterday’s blog. Simply brilliant.

     

     

    Not to be missed.

  15. jimbob71 & little Miss jimbob on

    Celticforever,

     

     

    You’ll need to read the link mate, I won’t go near it.

     

     

    ;-)

  16. dont need to read the link I can just imagine any person with a crocked leg seat hopping on a bus

     

     

    I doubt it will happen

  17. jimbob71 & little Miss jimbob on

    I think tonight we may see Broony leading the team out.

     

    Focused, strong and with a point to prove for himself and our club.

  18. I would prefer if Celtic went for broke every single game now starting tonight

     

     

    Our defence is dodgy so will always lose goals so why not try win 6-5 every game

     

    playing the Celtic way

  19. Celticforever

     

     

    safe to go grouse shooting isnt it?

     

    …………

     

    Not if you’re a grouse

  20. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    So back to the football then?

     

     

    Feels like an age.

     

     

    It has been only four days.

     

     

    Moderately tame leader (compared to recent ripsnorters)

     

     

    Which is fair enough by me – although Madmitch’s “thin gruel” jibe did make me laugh.

     

     

    As for tonight – I’ll take any kind of win.

     

     

    On Saturday Livingston exploited space and inexperience to control large parts of the game.

     

     

    I would hope neither is as abundant tonight.

     

     

    Hail hail

     

     

    Keep The Faith

  21. ADI_DASSLER NOT FOR 2ND BEST on 20TH JANUARY 2021 1:31 PM

     

    I believe Livi will have about 8 changes tonight. They are putting more emphasis on Sunday.

     

    ———————-

     

    If they are playing a weakened team then we might get something, I’m going for another 0-0.

     

     

    At least it’s a clean sheet

  22. Celtic: Neil Lennon’s government agenda claim is ‘appalling’, says deputy first minister John Swinney

     

    Last updated on3 hours ago3 hours ago.

     

    From the sectionCeltic

     

     

    We did the right things – Lennon

     

    Celtic manager Neil Lennon’s claims of a Scottish government agenda against Celtic are “absolutely appalling,” says deputy first minister John Swinney.

     

     

    Lennon said politics and not public health drove the decision for 16 Celtic players and staff to self-isolate after Christopher Jullien contracted Covid.

     

     

    Jullien, and subsequently a second player, tested positive following the club’s Dubai training camp.

     

     

    “I’m at a loss for words,” Swinney told BBC Radio’s Good Morning Scotland.

     

     

    Lennon’s conduct ‘a problem’ for Celtic – MacLeod

     

    Celtic can still win 10 in row, says Brown

     

    Lennon rails against government & ‘hypocrisy’

     

    “I said a few weeks ago I thought it was a really bad idea that Celtic decided to go to Dubai for this trip. I didn’t think it was a particularly great signal.

     

     

    “I have no ill will to Neil Lennon whatsoever, but I think his comments in this respect have been absolutely appalling.”

     

     

    Celtic were granted approval in November by the government and football authorities to embark on the January trip.

     

     

    The club’s chief executive Peter Lawwell said last week that the club “profoundly apologise” to supporters and that the trip was “clearly… a mistake”.

     

     

    Lennon, his assistant John Kennedy and 13 players missed Celtic’s last two matches – both of which were drawn – while in quarantine.

     

     

    They are all back for Wednesday’s Scottish Premiership match at Livingston, with the exception of the unnamed player who tested positive during isolation. It is the first of Celtic’s three games in hand on Rangers, who are 21 points clear at the top.

     

     

    French defender Jullien was on the trip to Dubai despite being sidelined with a knee injury that is expected to keep him out until May.

  23. Someone posted at the weekend, we drew nothing each………and were lucky to the each.

     

     

    :-(

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