Critical autumn fixtures provide comfort for Celtic


A big pitfall in the autumn fixtures is who you face after a demanding European game.  Teams are more likely to drop points domestic away from home immediately after an away European game than in any other scenario.

A few years back, Celtic had the misfortune of four domestic away games after European fixtures, a wave of complaints perhaps ensured these fixtures are now evenly spread, as they are this time.  Following our Champions League games, we have away trips to St Mirren, St Johnstone and Livingston, and we face Livingston, Hibs and Dundee United at home.

Livingston caused Celtic lots of problems last season, so facing them twice will cause some concern.  In their corresponding fixtures, Newco have home and away games against Aberdeen, who are a perennial thorn in the Ibrox club’s soft underbelly.  Points will be dropped by whoever is unprepared.

Celtic, Newco and Hearts – likely to be Scotland’s group stage competitors, are all kept apart after European games, to assist fixture scheduling problems.  Motherwell and Dundee United may surprise everyone and qualify for the Conference League groups.

Between the league kick-off at home to Aberdeen on 31 July and facing Ross County on 12 November, when club football breaks for the World Cup, Celtic will play 16 games in the league, six in the Champions League and probably two in the League Cup.

24 games in 15 weeks sounds like a lot, but it will be our lightest load at the start of the season in many years.  Others are likely to play 28 games in that time.

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  2. The US Open on HesGoal for those of us who like to follow competitive golf. LIve from the Country Club in Brookline Mass. Fantastic test even for the best of them. Not technically part of Boston but easy to pass from Beantown into Norfolk County. And always worth a visit if only to step into the house where Jack and Bobby Kennedy were born all years ago. For that alone well worth the effort.

  3. Very close in the golf, gonna be an very interesting final round.



    What’s interesting about the Kennedy house?

  4. “What’s interesting about the house Jack and Bobby Kennedy were born in”


    Duh !!!!!!!!!,I dunno,any clues.


    I really fekin give up.

  5. Former leader Rahm drops shots on last, and ends 3 under.



    4 under leading tomorrow.

  6. That first hole at Dalmuir, the Late Great G-Thangs last abode was scarey, when I tried to play golf 30+ years ago now.



    Time flies by.



    I’m actually raging about the most Blatant cheating Refereeing performance by Madden now he has went where?



    Bobby – you are a Charlatan and your true Colours are there for all to see.



  7. The Truth is the Truth.



    Ange believes in Reo, Wow, this dude is gonnae Light up the game in Scotland and hopefully the Champions League. I seen enough to know he is an absolute Brammer.

  8. My Eldest Sister has Covid, her Husband has also caught it.



    Lets stop calling the jabs a vaccine, no?



    Or a……………………………….

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    It’s rampant.




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  10. Sláinte Ange on

    Millwall have offered Aberdeen £1.5m for Scotland midfielder Lewis Ferguson.(Telegraph)

  11. Good morning all from a lovely sunny morning in the Garngad



    Grandsons football at 10am then granddaughters christening at 12 noon. Busy day ahead.



    Lewis Ferguson I would take a punt on him. Good squad filler.



    D :)

  12. Looking forward to the final round if the US Open, tonight.


    A couple of my bets are still in the hunt.


    Zalatoris and Bradley