Forrest again at Hampden in the League Cup


Celtic won their 17th successive game at Hampden yesterday to reach their fifth League Cup final in six seasons, though St Johnstone made them work for their rewards.  Substitute James Forrest pounced on a loose ball on the 73rd minute to calm nerves among the vast majority of the crowd.

The defence’s impressive start to the season continued, in part thanks to St Johnstone’s inability to stage an attack that did not emanate from some slack ball control from a Celtic player.  Despite a perfect Hampden pitch, our passing game was not at its best for fleeting moments.

Jota and Liel Abada were clearly under instructions to stretch the St Johnstone defence by sticking to the touchline.  As a consequence, Abada was a virtual spectator, unable to influence the game with his timed runs into the box.  Nir Bitton played well at occasionally broke through the lines, but for the most part, the gameplan looked to be stifling.  It reminded me of the 2017 League Cup Final win over Motherwell, settled, in part, by another James Forrest goal.

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  1. Buckie Bottles and cans rain down after Hibs 3 rd goal Craigan declares disgraceful scenes at Hampden then Nothing from Premier Sports and the pundits !


    Hibs players kick bottle away at corner still no comment ! Dear o dear where is the police oh that’s right they are wearing Orange !!!

  2. Pat – 1 or 2 red cards for the Hibs?




    Great Mind in your case, me not so much.



    Ange has us going from Strength to Strength.



    I always like seeing them getting beat – the Unirea game was a real Highlight!!!!



    HH Great Celt.

  3. RIP Bertie Auld. Nearly got a photo with him years ago at a function, went to look for him but he had left. A very sad loss.

  4. Fourstonecoppi


    What’s the worst that can happen we will destroy sevcoon today’s showing,still rooting for hibs though.

  5. Watching Hibs tv on my dodgy fire stick. I think they’ve hire Whisperin’ Bob Harris to commentate……murder polis

  6. James Forrest ( the player)



    `…. but with the fans back it helped us.


    You could see they didn’t get frustrated, so that helped the players keep going.”



    Something to remember for the more negative amongst us.

  7. Commentary changed on hesgoal – thank god!



    Hun tv like listening to Texas soccer moms!



    ‘Believe in yourself’ 🙄

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  9. Andrew Dickson, bigoted Hun apologist, surely on the Deludamol?



    “Van Bronckhorst’s first game as a player at Rangers back in 1998 saw them come from 3-0 down against Shelbourne in Tranmere to win 5-3. Surely not again…”

  10. The Blogger Formerly Known As GM on

    How long to go? Is it safe to switch on – the Huns have an uncanny knack of scoring when I tune in.

  11. re Taylor.



    surely when we BUY HIM, for money, , he cannot by definition be a Kilmarnock reject.

  12. bigrailroadblues on

    Probably not reported anywhere. Already fighting inside and outside hampdump. Quelle surprise. Stinking hun vermin.

  13. So, Rangers experiment of appointing former youth coaches back-fires, after a lucky start with Gerrard…



    Hampden’s GREEN and WHITE!

  14. Hot Smoked on 21st November 2021 5:54 pm



    Did I hear the Hibs fans singing ,` There is only one Steven Gerrard!` ?






    You certainly did.