Good SPFL fixtures for Celtic’s European qualifiers

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The SPFL computer has pitched Celtic against Hamilton Accies, at home, in the middle of what could be our Champions League play-off tie.  The Lanarkshire club visit Celtic Park on 25 August, while the play-off games are due to take place on 21/22 and 28/29 August.

There is a trip to Tynecastle in the middle of the previous Champions League qualification round, while we open at home to Livingston a week earlier.

Sending Livingston to watch the Champions lift their trophy before starting life in the top flight is a huge challenge for the newly promoted club.  Celtic, and the occasion, should be sufficient to overwhelm them.  Look out for re-runs of last season’s 4-0 defeat to Hearts to add some spice to our Tynecastle trip, but that venue has been more than generous to us in recent years.  You could scarecely handpick a more suitable opponent in the middle of the play-off round than Accies.

Brendan Rodgers will surely be satisfied with the games during this crucial period of the season, when priorities lie in Europe.  I think we are happy with this.

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    Eruct (ɪˌrʌkˈt)

     

     

    eructate

     

     

    verb

     

    1. to raise (gas and often a small quantity of acid) from the stomach; belch

     

    2. (of a volcano) to pour out (fumes or volcanic matter)

     

     

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    eructation (ɪˌrʌkˈteɪʃən, ˌiːrʌk-), noun eructative (ɪˈrʌktətɪv), adjective

     

     

    Word Origin

     

    C17: from Latin ēructāre, from ructāre to belch

     

     

     

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  2. prestonpans bhoys on

    had to laugh at the Hun’s first four; sheep away;St Mirren home; Motherwell away: then us away !

  3. Dexter P. Bampot on

    SPFL Fear Another Powderkeg Fixture

     

     

    “SPFL Spokesman, Calvin Mason, confirmed that the governing body and Poluce Scotland were seeking to move the proposed 1 September 2018 Celtic Park clash as it was feared that Celtic could clinch the title against their city rivals”

  4. McPhail Bhoy on

    Don’t tell me the SPFL just picked random fixtures for this season? Some were saying over the last few days that if Sevco got three home games against St. Mirren, Hamilton and Dundee then the fix is in; looks like there’s no fix, new regime right enough?

     

    Without fear or favour, is the the start of an new era?…….

  5. Dexter P. Bampot on

    SPFL Fear Another Powderkeg Fixture

     

     

     

     

     

     

    “SPFL Spokesman, Calvin Mason, confirmed that the governing body and Police Scotland were seeking to move the proposed 1 September 2018 Celtic Park clash as it was feared that Celtic could clinch the title against their city rivals”

  6. A personal bugbear of mine has cropped up “randomly” yet again. Should we get to League Cup Semi and/or final, both ties will involve us having to move a home league game to midweek.

  7. No dubiety here from the Celtic website:

     

     

    Paradise will host first meeting between Scotland’s top two teams.

     

     

    SCOTLAND’S top two sides will meet for the first time at Celtic Park at the end of September. Brendan Rodgers’ side will play host to Aberdeen, who have finished fourth in the Ladbrokes Premiership for the past four seasons, on September 29.

  8. One Malloy

     

     

    Glad to hear youz had a good time in Belfast and in Donegal. You done well going through the parish and on down to Dunlewey.The only detour i would have made would have been into the shared parish of Gartan,birthplace of St Columba,before going out to Glenveagh,it is one of Donegals hidden Gems.:-) but am sure there will be a next time :-) Hope alls good with you and yours

     

     

    Ps if your coming back to the boat go round the coast road,

     

     

    Hail hail

  9. Harry Flashheart on

    Got Narnia in the World Cup draw yesterday but I think 🤔 there may be a mistake

  10. weebobbycollins on

    To think Daniel Ortega was once a hero of the left…what would Sandino think of him now?

  11. Neustadt-Braw on

    from a Dandy ……..

     

     

    Celtic fans outraged as SPFL hand “Rangers” easiest possible opening fixture.

     

     

    smiley it could be an interesting season ahead thing

     

     

    Braw.

  12. mild mannered Pedro delgado on

    Dave king sacked as leader of the sfa

     

     

    Brendan Rodgers,leader of Scotland’s catholic community, declines to comment

     

     

    God rest Tommy Burns

  13. Was shocked today when I read that Record “Exclusive”that Oddsonne Edouarde was signing for Celtic.When did this all come about?.Everyone kept that news close to their chests.

     

    Well done the Record.You have to hand it to them this time.

  14. By the way,the new second kit for next season will break all records for sales.A belter.

     

    A Daily Turkey Record exclusive there.

  15. The fixture list it looks like December will be our trickiest month with away games at Motherwell, Hibs and Aberdeen as well as hopefully one(?) CL game. Oh and an away game to Sevco in Graeme Murty’s first (sic) game in charge of them, LOL!

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