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. Greenpinata


    No problemwith `butting in `!!


    I did say ` a similar product` :-)



    I risk sounding a bit like Macjay here but, if I cannot afford something, I don`t buy it. Simples.



    In a Capitalist system ( no longer sounding like MacJay !!) ,the problem of `cannot afford` will raise its head many a time. Maybe Celtic should be different from other `businesses` but, then again, maybe that would affect our success and perhaps that would not be very popular.

  2. Greenpinata


    Let me add that, although the principle of making matches affordable to all seems a philanthropic ideal, there are many other factors to be considered.

  3. Corkcelt top of page2



    Lol I agree with ACGR 😊.No such thing as a h,,,,,,, hun,even by association putting the 2 words together in a sentence is just wrong! Lol


    Hope your good Corkie,maybe see you over in the new year.hope you and all your rebs and grandsons have a good festive and new year









    Good to see you on the blog.hope you got home after the Christmas dinner.will be in touch









    How you doin mate,passed the ol star bar the other night as it came out.i agree totally no h,,,,,, Huns about….in sayin that some o the wummins looked to be auditioning for the title lol keep on keepin on mate





  4. Paul67,



    I reckon Lenny will shuffle the squad again the morra, I’d say he’d want Olivier to stay in the team but also bring in Mikey to the Kick Off team. I reckon either Broonie or Callum will be given a well earned rest, likely Callum, and Neil will continue with his Excellent man management of the squad.



    Big Jimmy Best Wishes take it easy.



    WeeFra – Magical Anniversary – Congratulations to You and yer Good Lady.



    Jobo – apologies for not voting midweek only seen the 1st half and its only fair to see the whole game before voting.



    My 1st half vote was Oli, Jamesie, Eddie incidentally. ;))

  5. Hot Smoked,



    I totally get what you are saying. Years ago Glasgow had the most cinema’s in the UK and the biggest football crowds ; the pricing was on par with going to the footie. The picture halls were mainly dumps , but so were the footie stadia. Crucially though they were affordable to the average working working man or family.



    Both entertainment forums reinvented themselves with massive changes to infrastructure. But look at the disproportionate pricing policy now.



    I realise that it’s not identical circumstances, but quoting capitalism is a red herring, look at the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich in particular.



    Are we using our surplus cash correctly, are we investing shrewdly. Should we offer incentives ( like Fergus with public transport )



    I really don’t know, but £37 for a ST holder is too expensive for the average wage.


    I worry that we will lose our core support and only those on higher incomes will be able to afford certain games ( £49 for the huns is obscene and exploitation of supply and demand )



    Incidentally and it’s only a hunch, an observation , not for debate , but I would wager that there are many Tory sympathisers in our current support. Pricing policy would allude to this.



    Cheers and HH.

  6. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Prestonpans bhoy, i think not the view started the have you seen a handsome hun penomenon after the fanzine started in our centenary season but I may be wrong.



    The first time i remember hearing have you seen a handsome hun being sung was in Heraghty’s when the not the view guys were in after we won 2 1 at Ibrox in our Centenary season.



    Its good our game is sold out tomorrow for another difficult match for us I wonder what Logan will djo to rile us tomorrow.

  7. Apologies for gate-crashing, but as someone (sadly) known for butting in to other people’s conversations and (sadly, again) being a bit of a know it all smart a**e…can I point out that ‘handsome hun’ is an oxymoron, which by coincidence can also describe a hyperventilating Sevconian… :-)

  8. An MI5 policy,to allow informants to commit serious crime,has been ruled,LEGAL!!!!!!!.


    I will leave that stunner with you.

  9. 18 Yards



    We all know it is an oxymoron but specifically paradoxical juxtapositioning



    Like the the the pun about the Hun though😎

  10. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Big Jimmy , i hope you make a full recovery and belated happy birthday.

  11. Gene,


    “Elyanoussi will be out until the New Year”


    If we gub the Huns next Sunday,so will I.

  12. Dallas



    That is interesting because i remember singing it in the Jungle in the 80s. But I might be mixing my memories



    Coisty used to be seen as bit of a dish around town and he is definitely a Hun


    Marti Pellow did alright quite the ladies. Massive Hun

  13. Coneybhoy





    We all know it is an oxymoron but specifically paradoxical juxtapositioning.



    Just in the door and I’m outsmarta**ed already…

  14. Good evening,friends.


    Being paranoid is part of our DNA so is the overpriced Copenhagen ticket part of our continued underhand help to our south side neighbours? Could Dodgy Dave have phoned Peter with a plea to pitch our prices high so that they can then do the same. After all they really do need this extra money.


    In an ideal world we would have charged £25 (given we are already awash with cash) leaving Sevco to explain why they were charging their fans 50% higher (assuming that ‘they’re do)


    Anyway, come on The Hibees. Maybe Griff will he in the stand ;-)

  15. I remember in Seville the morning after, sitting in a sombre pub with a good few crestfallen Tims and suddenly this wee Tim with a big grin on his face came bounding in and doing a wee jig around the pub started singing, Have you seen a sun burned Hun No-oo No-oo.


    It lifted the mood immediately and soon pride overcame the sting of defeat & we were back on the horse again.

  16. If I was manager , I’d try Bayo and Griffiths and see how that would pan out. It would give Odsonne a much needed rest.





  17. prestonpans bhoys on

    Fat Sally talking some right shite on BT, moreorless gesture must be new rule for a yellow, no different from Broony last year at CP. Unchallenged by commenter of course

  18. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Coneybhoy,, I’m probably wrong and you may be right , the chant was possibly first aired before our centenary season.



    I’m glad its still being used to this day and not the view is still going strong. Its nice to see Auldheid and Celtic by Numbers contributing articles.

  19. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Jobo, you wont be alone in thoughts about our ticket pricing.



    Thank you for all the time and effiort with the player of the year .

  20. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Gordon Strachan covering our game at Tynecastle made Sally look even more idiotic with his football knowledge and wisdom. Sally should never be covering our games.

  21. URKEYBHOY on 20TH DECEMBER 2019 6:45 PM


    An MI5 policy,to allow informants to commit serious crime,has been ruled,LEGAL!!!!!!!.



    MI5 are notorious scumbags. They happily employed child sex abusers in NI if they could provide info. Not the suave characters that the James Bond films would make us believe.

  22. FRANNYB67 on 20TH DECEMBER 2019 2:12 PM


    RIP Billy Hughes big yogi brother 🙏🏻🙏🏻HH



    Billy was much smaller than John and he was in Second Division Sunderland’s cup winning team, wasn’t he?

  23. A new doll started in my work blonde hair great body and i thought wow i definitely would



    Found out she’s a full on hun and now… nothing



    Amazing that

  24. TURKEYBHOY on 20TH DECEMBER 2019 6:45 PM


    An MI5 policy,to allow informants to commit serious crime,has been ruled,LEGAL!!!!!!!.



    MI5 was also spectacularly inept on occasion. They once sent a young ex-public school boy with a cut- glass accent into a Republican bar to mingle with the locals and gather intelligence. He lasted about 10 minutes.