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. My football pleasures are simple:


    1) Celtic winning;


    2) Sevco losing.



    1 + 2 = Much happiness.

  2. Nye Bevans' rebel soldier on

    “Hibs in the Final and oh what a scene all Hampden was covered in


    banners of green”

  3. How good is it Watching them getting beat and having the absolute bonus of not being a nervous wreck going into the last 5 mins.


    They are rank rotten .. they are most certainly there for the taking .


    Have a good evening everyone.

  4. Hibs will be a hard team to beat in the Final – they punt the ba’ over the top to great effect.



    At least there will be nae Huns @ Hampden. :))))))))))

  5. HO HO HO.


    Hibs will be much tougher challenge in the final but Sevco hun pain is worth it away for a laugh at thems site


    Defoe played 1 lost 1 as a manager 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  6. thank goodness the blue meanies had left already, the sight of a tri-colour on the pitch would have been a justification to invade and protect their players.

  7. prestonpans bhoys on

    Just got a text from a hibs fan who says told you to take a ticket. My reply was if I did you would have lost, and stay in the ground as long as you can, the mob will be revolting, naturally😂

  8. its been know for some years now, trebles are the new benchmark. if your not winning trebles well your not realy that good.

  9. Hot Smoked,



    I even got a bet coming up. Hibs to win and over 3.5 goals 28/1.



    A deep sea diver and cashed oot for just over a ton – you never know with the SFA/LRA.



    roon ye HUNS!!!!

  10. “Rangers “have now progressed beyond the semi-final stage of the two cup competitions just once in their last nine attempts.

  11. I think Hibs will be the ideal team for us to play in the final. Good team but they’ll come out unlike 11 men behind the ball yesterday. We are definitely like a team/unit now. Whoever comes in, does a job. Hard game on Thursday, no doubt. I’ll be happy with a decent performance to set us up against Aberdeen on Sunday. A few decent signings in January (early on, I am expecting) and we’ll be right on course for the rest of the season.

  12. The Blogger Formerly Known As GM on

    Richard Gordon coining a new terminology for liquidation – “Even when they [the Huns] we’re down the divisions”.



    Ha ha. Love it.

  13. Well done the Hibees!


    Should be an all green and white final


    But refs wont allow it guaranteed

  14. Commnets on Follow Follow about thier 20m pin up boy striker





    Morelos is an overweight lazy disgrace.




    I’d happily never see him play for us again hope gio drops him and tav on Thursday.




    What the %^*& has happened to the Morelos that would harass and chase defenders down ? Now its drop deep and play lazy pass out wide which usually is miles wide of the target.





    He needs to (go. End of!

  15. DESSYBHOY on 21ST NOVEMBER 2021 6:04 PM


    Well said Ryan Porteous, do we look happy, dont ask silly questions Emma,ha haha



    He will be accused of being a misogynist .Hail Hail

  16. DESSYBHOY on 21ST NOVEMBER 2021 6:04 PM


    Well said Ryan Porteous, do we look happy, dont ask silly questions Emma,ha haha






    He must have practicing that one all week, even managed a subtle Scouse accent

  17. The Blogger Formerly Known As GM on

    Jack Ross asking for special treatment because of Covid fixture pile up.



    Swivel Jack, Celtic were screwed over because of Covid.

  18. Hot Smoked,



    My pleasures as well, as they are with my sons.


    hope you are well.



  19. Really don’t understand this love in with Hibs.



    I think the huns were there for the taking and I think they would have been the easier opponents in the final.



    I dispise the huns as much as anyone on here, but my first thoughts are what is best for Celtic. And I think the huns would have been the easier opponents.




  20. The door is open – we must show our intention in the January window – not to so do would be a clear dereliction of duty……& of course the gap must not grow in the next six weeks.

  21. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    A question was posed on here last night about Celtic’s prospects in a completely different competition …



    …. based solely on the team’s performance in a League Cup semi-final.



    I wonder if the poster will do us the courtesy of posing that same question tonight the subject this time being Sevco?