Getting the job done tomorrow will take all of us


Much of the team picks itself tomorrow.  Hart, Juranovic, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt, Taylor, McGregor, Jota and Kyogo.  Ange Postecoglou has to decide whether to play Abada or Maeda on the wing, and who from O’Riley, Hatate and Turnbull will miss out.

I expect O’Riley and Hatate to get the nod.  If Abada also starts, that would mean, from the side that won this fixture in February, the only change would be Kyogo for Giakoumakis.

Whomever we start with, we know to expect a game in parts; one line-up for the first hour or so, with a significantly changed look for the remainder of the game.

Newco are likely to go with the team that won in Eindhoven, with the exception of injured Tom Lawrence.  By my measure, they will have three who have never been to Celtic Park before, as well as the keeper, who only played there once, for Hearts.  A partisan +59,000 support in attendance can ensure they feel a long way from home.

How the game is officiated is a worry.  The decision Newco got while tied at 0-0 with Ross County last week may inhibit the chances of a similar act tomorrow.  Better to have them get away with such a glaring one when the stakes are lower.

No matter how good you think Celtic are playing right now, Newco are in the Champions League group stage because they know how to get the job done.  We are facing a Champions League team and will need a rocking Celtic Park to get the job done.

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  1. I’d be comfortable with every one of those connotations, that’s how strong our squad is now. In other news the real reason that there were no additions to Mordor are starting to hit the red top sites…




    RANGERS have been placed on a UEFA watch list and warned that they will be monitored closely to ensure they comply with the governing body’s new club licensing rules.


    While the Gers were technically able to fulfil the governing body’s ‘break even requirement’ in the season just past, UEFA says that they were only able to so due to the application of Covid-19 measures or positive historical results.


    They were named among NINETEEN other top European clubs in this regard – a list that included top names like Borussia Dortmund, Chelsea, Barcelona, Manchester City, Lyon Leicester City, Sevilla and West Ham.


    All have been asked to provide further information going forward – and told that these ‘exceptional factors’ will no longer be taken into account from the 2023 financial year forward.


    The Ibrox men have relied on a number of director loans in recent seasons, but are on track to post significantly better financial results in this coming season, with a return to Champions League football and a number of significant player sales.


    A statement read: “Finally, the CFCB [Club Financial Control Body] First Chamber also observed that another 19 clubs that took part in the 2021/22 UEFA club competitions, namely Borussia Dortmund (GER), Chelsea FC (ENG), FC Barcelona (ESP), FC Basel 1893 (SUI), 1.FC Union Berlin (GER), Fenerbahçe SK (TUR), Feyenoord (NED), Leicester City FC (ENG), Manchester City FC (ENG), Olympique Lyonnais (FRA), Rangers (SCO), Real Betis Balompié (ESP), Royal Antwerp FC (BEL), Sevilla FC (ESP), SS Lazio (ITA), SSC Napoli (ITA), Trabzonspor AŞ (TUR), VFL Wolfsburg (GER) and West Ham United FC (ENG), were able to technically fulfil the break-even requirement thanks to the application of the COVID-19 emergency measures and/or because they benefited from historical positive break-even results (T-3 and T-4).


    “The CFCB First Chamber reminded these clubs that as from financial year 2023 these exceptional COVID deductions and consideration of historical financial results will no longer be possible.


    “These clubs were further asked for additional financial information and will be monitored closely in the upcoming period.


    “The goal of course is that the clubs’ overall financial situation is in compliance with the UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Sustainability Regulations – Edition 2022 in coming years.”

  2. We’ll attack as always, they’ll set up to nullify.



    Can Ange react to that fact tomorrow as we haven’t previously.



    Play in that last third as much as we can, full backs and between the CHs is the achilles.



    Maeda will start and go for Tavpen’s throat. Jota on Barisic, with Kyogo being the movement from those passes from an O’Riley, Hatate and McGregor.



    On 60 minutes we bring in Abada, GG and Haska….




  3. The referee will be the most important figure we need to overcome.


    He will allow Huns to barge, collide, push, pull, hold, block, kick and elbow.


    While Calum will pick up the first yellow for protesting

  4. We know the hun tactics will be to fall around the box and play for set pieces. We must be ready for this.


    The two unknown variables are the weather (and related pitch condition) and the ref.


    If neither play a significant part, we should win

  5. C40 @ 4.14



    My point is not about “top earners”.



    It is about when we will pay our “marquee” player £100K pw?



    The HL angle — someone who becomes so big he defines the club.


    The day will come — we have a global star in the team.


    What would we pay to keep him with us for another 2 / 4 years?



    For me — we paid too many average players big money.


    We need to watch the wage bill because it can get bloated.



    Who will become our marquee player going forward?


    Global recognition who brings stature to the club


    KF vs RH vs JPNF with LA waiting in the wings.



    Few years ago some number came up about Italian football.



    Some really big names were on really big money but their were people in the top league on an EUR 8K / 10K basic and they were playing every week.



    Not sure all the big leagues are so brutal but their is huge variability in wage levels.


    Not sure what our lowest basic would be in the 20/22 active players in the first team squad?



    Also — not sure what our win bonus is for the SPL?


    Me I would make it £10K each — same for everybody.

  6. Huns being watched by UEFA on spend.



    A helluva lot better than the blazers at Hampden.






    FFP csc




  7. Just a wee thing that proved big before.Get the DJ to play YNWA just as the teams are walking on.The GB will be doing their thing with the flares and Tito.


    Frightened them to death last season.


    Don’t underestimate it.Hope we have learned.

  8. Anyone claiming the referee will be our biggest obstacle tomorrow hasn’t been paying attention.

  9. Stx2 @ 5.11



    Main stand rebuild — so using your experience what are we looking at?


    What figures do you have — what form of re-build would you suggest?



    Also any financials on a 150M beam vs 180M beam.


    Needs to hold up 6K m2 — 120M x 50M — roof?

  10. That pipeline of future supporters ……………. listen to them, jo pasquale on helium






    The Kano Foundation






    21 Aug


    Today is even more special than normal for The Kano Foundation as we welcome our 13,000th kid to Celtic Park. 🍀🍀🍀




  11. Half man / half poultry @ 5.38



    GB are getting very radical — he’s been died for over 40 years.


    What they going to do — set fire to his coffin?

  12. Not sure its the biggest worry……tbh, but always a serious consideration.



    That we have to figure in a partial fishal is an affront to the game.



    Scoddland seems happy enough to accept it.



    Our Great Club should of course, call out the cheating when it happens and we should complain especially when we win.



    Fix fitba’ : empty Hampden.

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  14. Our team picks itself bar Maeda or Abada. That’s


    the only decision to be made and there’s arguments for either one starting. I’d maybe start Abada for his pace in behind and Jota on the left.



    Turnbull, Maeda/ Abada & GG are certainly to feature on the hour mark.



    The most significant result tomorrow in terms of the title race would be a Celtic win. A 5 point gap to a team closing in on 40 unbeaten league games and 1 in 50 defeats in all domestic comps is a daunting task, September or not.



    Seize the opportunity, Celtic.

  15. Tav Pen not fully fit is the news. Carrying a knock.



    Unleash Daizen.



    Save Abada for the 60th minute.




  16. and another thing, watch how they are allowed to breenge in, lunge and throw thumsels aboot………like huns possessed…………….



    Oh aye.

  17. “Firstly, it’s no secret, he brings a bit of size to our team. Most of our side will struggle to get on any ride at Disneyland.

  18. The huns have frustrated decent opposition and confounded many’s a prediction……………..


    Thull manage to beat most of the ithers without too much difficulty..usually…and where they need help, a decision, a close call given …anither denied…………thull get it.


    We won’t when it matters….thems will.



    Scotland’s Shame.

  19. “Kyogo was the least risky out of all of them [the players brought from Japan]. I was so confident bout him. I had watched him; even though I hadn’t coached him, I coached against him. My team, even the year we won the championship, I remember talking to my players, and the defenders always said he’s the one player they just couldn’t handle.



    “He was the first one I said as soon as I got the job ‘I have to get this guy’. He was the least risk for me.”

  20. Tony ‘the plamph’ berating big Carl S on Clyde whilst admitting he was good in the last encounter….sigh.



    Bring on the scrofulous hillbillies tomorrow.


    Will be watching the foul count tomorrow to see how MIB is controlling speed/flow of game.

  21. MNCELT on 2ND SEPTEMBER 2022 6:45 PM



    Makes me nervous that I’m not nervous about the game tomorrow.



    Yup,that’s why your posting 😂 🤣



    We know this is a test in football terms


    How do we stop them,how do we run over them and if they are stopping us how do we re route to get a victory


    I think nerves are a good thing,I get them every game.





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