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Hayes, Burke and the exceptional Sinclair

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Jonny Hayes and Oliver Burke are rightly receiving praise following the drubbing of St Johnstone yesterday, deservedly so.  I have a latent worry that Callum McGreogr will be moved to left back against Valencia on Thursday, as he was at Ibrox in December, but Jonny’s solid performance will hopefully see Brendan Rodgers maintain faith in him for our Europa League tie.

Burke is a handful to play against.  Still only 21, he has the speed and power to stretch a defence, which will occupy the thoughts of Valencia scouts as they plan for Thursday.    They will not want to leave space for him to exploit.

It says much the form of Scott Sinclair that his hat-trick was one of the less noteworthy aspects of the game.  10 goals in 9 games since Christmas is exceptional.  He has the experience and engine to find space.  Watch his run for the opening goal against St Johnstone.  When Oliver Burke crossed the ball, Scott was 20 yards from goal and not on any defender’s radar, but he made up 18 yards to get on the end of the cross.

All three players need confidence to be at their best.  If we want to come through a difficult February in good shape, helping them maintain their confidence will help.

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  1. In a way the Huns in Celtic Park wouldn’t be the worst draw, we should definitely win it and it gets rid of them out of Competition.

     

    My hope is just a home draw after that I don’t care who we play.

  2. Benkovic would be my choice as it is a key position that we often struggle in.

     

     

    But I would not turn down any of the others.

  3. Half time in the Highlands. Ross County have been the better team with wee Michael Gardyne the best player on the park. But they trail Inverness by a goal to nil.

  4. FAN-A-TIC @ 4:51 PM,

     

     

    Well… you say that but they do get it right Some times…

     

     

    Chris Burke is the new Jimmy Johnstone…

     

     

    Hail Hail

  5. thomthethim for Oscar OK on

    The almost similar strips at The RC v ICT game are another example of SFA shambles.

     

    When you think of the times they insist on changed strips, Celtic v Hibs for example. shows a lack of joined up thinking.

     

     

    The ref should have insisted before the game that one team changed their colours.

  6. Billy Dodds Employee Benefits Trust via Rainjurz £190,000 as researched and established by the BBC.

     

     

    Speaking gibberish now for the BBC getting paid and the doing the Scottish Cup draw SFA

     

     

    Only in Scotland CSC

  7. Due to many factors but including the Money and Corruption, I pay little attention to football outwith the famous Glasgow Celtic.

     

     

    So a kinda missed the fact… Man City 6 Chelsea 0

     

     

    Ooops

     

     

    Well turns out when the last 6-0 happened, this was the Chelsea team…

     

     

    Cech, Belletti, Carvalho, Alex, Ferreira, Joe Cole (Shevchenko 67), Essien, Lampard, Obi, Kalou, Drogba (Pizarro 80).

     

     

    Subs Not Used: Cudicini, Makelele, Ben-Haim

     

     

    We thought the transfers Chelsea paid, the salaries earned then was ridiculous…

     

     

    How much in today’s market?

     

     

    Hail Hail

     

     

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  8. Sevco’s best chance to win the cup is to get us out.

     

    Best chance to get us out is at Ibrox.

     

    we have had 2 home ties so expect an away draw tonight.

     

    They will argue that we cannot complain if we are drawn away.

     

    Aberdeen, hibs , hearts or sevco will be tough.

  9. Good cup tie finishes all square. Did look like a different sport from the one we played in yesterday but watchable all the same. The draw is at 9.15 with 10 teams still in it

     

    Premiership – Celtic, Aberdeen, Kilmarnock, Sevco, Hearts, Hibs

     

    Championship – Dundee Utd, Partick, Ross County, Inverness

     

    First preference – anyone but Sevco as really detest the associated manufactured hype

     

    Second preference – a home tie against a Championship team!

  10. Neilbhoy.

     

    I will have a stab.

     

    Fox

     

    Fraser

     

    Gardyne

     

    McCart

     

    Lindsay?

     

    Chalmers?

     

    P.S. My daughter was up near Glencoe at the weekend and saw a red throated diver.

     

    Hail Hail