Ignore the delightful and the dreadful


The best news of the week is the return to action of three injured central defenders.  Cameron Carter-Vickers, out since April recuperating after an operation, started last night’s game.  He was partnered by new-signing Maik Nawrocki.  Both were swapped out at halftime but should be ready for a fuller challenge against Ross County on Saturday.

Carl Starfelt returned to action for the second half, where he partnered Liam Scales.  While it is great to see Cameron, Maik and Carl all fit to play, surely Brendan Rodgers will give Liam the nod on Saturday?  He is likely to be the only one from this group fit enough for 90 minutes.

Also returning from injury, Anthony Ralston will be confident of starting against Ross County.  Tomoki Iwata is not a fullback and was undone by a simple ball over the top, allowing Athletic to re-take the lead immediately after Reo Hatate scored Celtic’s first equaliser.

These games are not about results or performances, so I would ignore the delightful and the dreadful moments in our play last night, they are not indicators of the season ahead.  There is a lot of fitness work to do, and a lot of systems to learn, before we will be ready to judge anyone.

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  1. !!BADA BING!! on 2ND AUGUST 2023 7:57 PM


    MU- Marseille possibly




    Cheers, but who else could they possibly meet? As they usually get lucky with their draws as well. 👍

  2. !!BADA BING!! on 2ND AUGUST 2023 7:57 PM


    MU- Marseille possibly




    Also, if they do get Marseille I’d love to see the Onion Bears try their nonsense over there. 😳


    Marseille fans are a bit mental!

  3. LEFTCLICKTIC on 2ND AUGUST 2023 8:05 PM


    Bteam 1 1v ek vata 12 mins




    Cheers LC.


    Any chance of the Celtic B line-up?



  4. Melvin Udall on 2nd August 2023 7:16 pm



    We have to concentrate on making an Impact on Europe IMO.



    Newco got to a final and to me that embarrassed Celtic.

  5. See Steven Gerard has put a £10m bid in for Beaton and Clancy, the SFA are reluctant to accept until they can find suitable replacements.

  6. Tom McLaughlin on

    Fed up reading about Jota and what he did and didn’t do and what he could have done. He’s gone. He’s yesterday’s man.



    Get over it.

  7. Two Sheriff starting players red carded v Maccabi. Yet they still have 11 on pitch.



    (both players were subbed off, before getting sent off) lol




  8. PETEC on 2ND AUGUST 2023 8:09 PM


    Melvin Udall on 2nd August 2023 7:16 pm



    We have to concentrate on making an Impact on Europe IMO.



    Newco got to a final and to me that embarrassed Celtic.




    Understand your thinking, but that type of cash injection for them ahead of us could really make a difference. If we can deprive them of that for a couple more seasons and take it in ourselves, the gap will be so wide, they’d never close it.



    I just hate them and wish they’d go to the wall again. They are a stain on Scotland and Scottish football.



    Hope you and your son enjoy the game this weekend bud. I’ve got 5-0 on my Superbru predictor. 😃😂🇮🇪🏆🏆🏆🍀👍

  9. Just watched the first half of Extra time in the Genk Servette game. I think I`ll be having a wedge on the Huns to beat either of these two teams.

  10. Melvin udall




    Mcpherson lawal Robertson frame


    Carse ure


    Davidson Kelly quinn




    I just googled Celtic B v East Kilbride for updates.

  11. VINNIETHEDOG on 2ND AUGUST 2023 8:52 PM



    They were indeed. I hope they have not used up their quota :-))



    I didn`t really see that much of them as a team as they were down to ten men and defended throughout but I was not particularly impressed with what I did see..

  12. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Watched Macabbi v Sheriff game in pub…..and was actually nervous watching it…….too many bad memories…..of these Qualifiers….

  13. Melvin Udall on 2nd August 2023 8:18 pm



    Correct scores are so hard to land.



    Brendan is Bach.



    T’will be the last game.

  14. Very difficult to make deisions on teams in these qualifiers,as we all know.Season not started,new players in,loads of pressure on.They are a lottery.Good thing is Servette have now come through 2 very tough,real games.Will do a lot for their fitness next week,and confidence.


    I hope.

  15. Drambowiecelt on

    @Leftclick….lookin at the team you posted for tonights game….


    Was thinking … Should be Celtic Weans… ..All youngsters learning their trade..








  16. bigrailroadblues on



    Must arrange a day oot in Embra with yerself and the one legged Tam McLaughlin. 👍😂

  17. MELVIN UDALL on 2ND AUGUST 2023 7:54 PM



    Anyone know the list of teams the Huns could draw if they get past Genk or Servette?





    If thems win, they’ll be seeded in the play off round and would play either Marseille or the winners of PSV/Sturm Graz.


    I think…

  18. Prestonpans bhoys on




    Probably September as August is hammered but depends on the dates 👀👀

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