Need to see Johnston or Elyounoussi start tomorrow


Aberdeen had a slow start to the season but soon kicked on.  Their eye-catching loss to Jack Ross’ Hibs this month and Celtic’s win at Pittodrie are their only defeats in all competitions since September, a run of 11 games.

On Wednesday, we discussed how Hearts were able to up their dreadful form to come from a goal down to take a point off Newco – sufficient, at the time, to pull Celtic level on points at the top of the table.  Aberdeen went one better two weeks ago by earning a point from being two down to Newco.  Like Hearts they can raise their game, unlike Hearts, their game starts at a competent level.

When Celtic agreed to Wednesday’s re-arranged fixture, they knew they were handing a benefit to Aberdeen, who have rested up for a week.  It was a gamble to take pressure off the second part of the season.

Neil Lennon has difficult decisions to make regarding team selection.  He will have an eye on who he wants to start against Newco on the 29th, and will want to get those players as fit as possible.  I would like to see Ryan Christie back in the No. 10 role, which would also mean James Forrest returning to the right.  For this to be possible, we will need to see Mikey Johnston or Mohamed Elyounoussi start tomorrow.

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  1. jinkyredstar ‘Frimpong Merrily on High’ on

    Wait till you hear the wailes when SEVCO finally have to play their game in hand,’ fixture pile up’, ‘no help for Scottish teams in Europe’ etc etc.



    The fact that we played more games in December will be conveniently forgotten!

  2. TEUCHTER AR LA (previous thread )



    Crate raking in Baltimore is poor (used to be great ) The internet has changed everything . Warehouses etc that didn’t used to have a scooby re ,say , a Curtis Fuller LP now auction it on Ebay for $1000 (and get it


    ).. Nothing I want — think I have to resign myself to knowing that things I might want are sitting in people’s houses . .. Grump Grump !!!

  3. Talking about ticket prices, I received an offer from SBM Monaco (the people who own the casino), to bring in the New Year with Nile Rogers and Chic from only €550. Worst I’ve seen was Rhianna for €850 (dinner included, of course). My €80 tickets to Monaco-PSG in January seem a bargain.



    Lots of rain in Northern Italy. Lots.

  4. APRICALE @ 12 36 .



    Been lots of jawdropping rain in Sicily this winter . In between the hotter than normal days . Like living in the Tropics . Unusually high temperatures / howling winds and biblical rain . Strange phenomenon of localized bombe d’acqua ————- floods where you are and 2km along the road it’s 18 degrees and sunny . One more record breaking hot summer been and gone .


    Buon Natale ! Tanti auguri ! .

  5. Loic Damour of Hearts on Scott Brown…”Apparently he is like the king of the league because he can do whatever he wants on the pitch and the referee never says anything.”



    I can feel your pain son…I’m sure Anne Budge will give you a cuddle and make it all better…

  6. Thank you all for the good wishes received for our golden wedding on here and the previous article. It’s been a slog (lol) but looking forward to the next 50. 😀👍🍀❤️

  7. Big Jimmy, so pleased you are home and on the mend. Stay strong and I’m sure you’ll be back to your pint drinking best in no time. 👍👍👍




    The number of rainy days has not significantly increased but the quantity of water dumped on rainy days has significantly increased . . I got trapped on the road between Caltanissetta and Gela by rain water which quickly reached the level of the tyre top .

  9. SOT


    It would break your heart knowing that some treasures will be consigned to a council tip by unknowing family members.


    Just had a thought – The next generation (grandchildren) will soon be responsible for clearing the attics.🙁


    Agree about the internet – now the ignorant can simply “google” Curtis Fuller and cash in.


    Grump, as well.




    Good choon .



    Will be buying the choon below in London . Never got one when it was released and then refused to pay the silly second hand price .It has been re pressed /reissued . Great !!



    Off oot for brekkie -been up for hours – jet lag doing my head in .

  11. SOT


    Good tune. When I saw the label and it said Peckham – I immediately thought of Del boy.


    I see I wasn’t the only one. 🤣


    Make sure you have a nap before the theatre 😉

  12. WEEBOBBYCOLLINS – (previous article).


    Yes agree that the talented young ones we have are the future, however would you agree that with 10iar very much on the near horizon, we must look short-term as well as long?



    There appears to be a good few youngsters ‘on the cusp’ and let’s hope they all fulfil their potential.



    I would like to see us tie-up a centre-back and a striker in this window. There are a few, Hendry(big mistake), Griffiths( think his time at Celtic is up), Morgan(not got it) Arzani(back to Man City),Kouassi(going on too long) & Shved(must be failing at training) who need to go out on loan; I would like to see Aberdeen, Hibs & Kilmarnock as beneficiaries. Given the fact that these six are part of our 32 man first-team squad, means there has to be 2/3 replacements brought in to bring us up to 28/29. That takes me back to McGeady, his experience and Celticness could be invaluable over the next 18 months.

  13. prestonpans bhoys on

    david17 on 20th December 2019 1:23 pm


    £37 for Copenhagen home tie. Pathetic fleecing of the support yet again.



    Agreed @£27 the reduction on a 60k crowd would be £600k, this board is not cash starved.

  14. The Blogger Formerly Known As GM on

    The game is sold out tomorrow.



    What do you all reckon are the chances of getting a ticket if I rock up at the ground and hope someone is selling a spare?




    You should have a good chance of a ticket given the time of year, I would certainly go early as there often fans with spare season tickets.



    Good Luck

  16. David 17,


    Congratulations on being the first to complain about Europa prices.


    I agree too much,30 quid would be plenty.Then again,if its too much,dont pay it.Watch it free somewhere.

  17. Scott Brown and yellow cards. Anyone know how many more before he misses a game? When he is cautioned it seems innocuous to me. I’m just letting the paranoia kick in wondering about him missing the local derby on the 29th of this month. Should I be worried?



    Thanks in advance.






    Ps I’m useless at looking this stuff up myself ( more likely a lazy basta. Ed. )

  18. bigrailroadblues on

    Good afternoon all from Star bar. Nope, still can’t see no damned elusive handsome hun. 😂

  19. Tobago. I think the rule is 6 yellow cards earns a 1 game suspension to be served 14 days after getting the 6th yellow/


    I’m sure Brooney will be sensible enough to miss a home game against St. Mirren just like he missed an away game against Cluj in the Europa.


    p,s, The 6 yellows apply to same competition. i.e. to miss a League match you must pick up 6 yellows in League.

  20. BRRB – you will never find the elusive handsome Hun. Never.



    CQN have sent thier best Hun hunting scouts around the globe, America, Australia, Croatia, Canada, Egypt, Turkey and the reports come back the same every week….. No Handsome Huns to be found. So I’m afraid you are on a wild goose chase my friend. But the best if luck. 😂😂😂



    Ps if I have missed any of our world wide scouts out sorry.



    Hail Hail



    D. :)

  21. FRANNYB67 very funny!



    CORKCELT; Thank goodness you’re still here! And thanks for the info, I feel better


    …Oh My Days!




  22. Tobago, Checked the records and as far as I can see Brooney has 3 yellows so far in this years League,


    One against Hibs in the drawn game, -One against Livi in the 4 nil game and one against Hearts on Wednesday. so no worries re imminent suspension.

  23. David17 – I would love for you to get some enjoyment out of Celtic. You’re missing out on so much.

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