Let’s be clear: Dundee are in their best form in years and are more than capable of taking something from Celtic tonight. They also have the incentive of catching Dundee United, who have collapsed since Celtic dismantled them recently. If there is any sort of Hampden hangover, we’ll not win the game.
What I expect is the cup-tied pair of Gary Mackay-Steven and Stuart Armstrong to return to the side and give fresh impetus. I also expect Dundee to suffer the most outrageously unfair refereeing decision seen outside of Hampden in years; proof (cough), if it was needed, that referees don’t only make mistakes against Celtic.
If Leigh Griffiths collides with Scott Brown inside the Dundee box, Celtic will be awarded a penalty. These are our expectations of the Scottish game.
I bear no ill-feeling towards Josh Meekings. He stuck his hand up to stop a ball instinctively. I’ve done the same, a moment later you’re looking at your hand wondering, ‘Why did I do that?’ So I felt the player being suspended was a bit harsh. Then I saw him posing with his ‘trophy’ hand. Stuff him.
My only dispute with the SFA is that their rules allow retrospective action when a referee has not seen an incident. Mr McLean saw everything, but was persuaded not to act.
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