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. Another obscenely early start to the day — stuff this jet lag thing .



    Christmas 69 .. Home from Uni . Christmas Postie job . Saturday before Christmas . Fitba – first for months . A wild brutal Celtic v Killie game .. Celtic won . Killie player broke his leg . Truly awful performance from the Ref . Memorably bad .



    Riding high in the Charts-



  2. Just saw THAT tackle…what a kerfuffle about nothing. He got the ball and his studs were not raised. Gerarrd seemed to start the rammy…they really are an angry lot.

  3. Perfectly legitimate challenge.



    And why does one bench need to initiate a “discussion” about the tackle with the other. What exactly are the other bench supposed to do about it?



    Other than have a square go obviously.

  4. Anyway,hope to see Mikey start today.Maybe Rogic and Griff get decent game time.Taylor at LB.The rest of the team today picks itself.St Mirren game a different kettle of fish.Whatever Lenny does,we have to match up the Huns in midfield.Not working playing 2 against 4.

  5. How Seethin,well named,escaped punishment is anyone’s guess.He initiated the rammy.Trying to justify it today in the papers with lies.Dignity FC.

  6. Hello again all you young rebels.



    Interesting reading back that some posters can’t find a handsome hun.


    Well it’s even more difficult to find an ugly one here in Oz, 8-))


    Just watched the 10 best games of the last decade there on CTV, if any


    of you bhoys or ghirls need a wee lift, then watch it, i’m buzzing now.


    H.H . Mick

  7. BBC’s Brian McLaughlin. “It’s absolute carnage down here…”


    Carnage??? Not a single punch thrown, not even a push, just finger pointing…and it’s described as carnage.



    What a load of guff coming out of Edinburgh these last few days…

  8. I suppose someone could have lost an eye with all that dangerous finger waving…


    Take it easy Seethin’…




    I was never the Pointer’s biggest fan but his wowee goal against Hibs and The Flying Pig at Easter Rd still lingers in my addled ole bonce . Truly great goal !!!!




    Interesting that you suffer from SAD, my daughter in law was diagnosed


    a few years back with that affliction and it’s probably one of the reasons


    we came to Oz.


    Since then her life and ours has changed for the better because of more


    sunlight and no more depressive periods.


    Way back when i worked on the rigs i remember some of the guys, particularly


    the night shift used to go and sit under a ultra violet light after shift, couldn’t


    really understand it then, dopey heid thought it was tanning lights, as the


    disease wasn’t commonly known then, well not to me anyway.


    So get yourself to Oz, nae SAD tims here 8-))


    H.H . Mick

  11. Much guff abooot again thanks to the berserkin’ huns…………..



    Fat Charlie must be handin’ ooot the sherbet dips to go with the raw meat.



    Thems are flyin’ high – straight ooot the blocks………….



    Must be somethin’ in the water?




  12. I’m looking forward to See Griff kick on now…………



    He’ll be like the proverbial new signing for the new year.



    He’s got goals in ‘im….and salvation awaits that Emerald Bhoy in the warm supportive embrace of Paradise.




  13. SOT…I’m afraid my addled ole bonce doesn’t allow me to remember that one…


    Hope you are well…

  14. I remember when a goalkeeper’s jersey had to be a completely different colour to the two competing teams. Up here yellow was worn in all games except vs Motherwell…down south, goalies wore green…


    Last week, huns’ McGregor wore orange (surprise, surprise) vs Motherwell and today I see Arsenal’s goalkeeper is wearing a lemon coloured kit…they are wearing their yellow away strip…

  15. Speaking of SAD



    I’m not a fan of the winter time myself and cannot wait for the long spring / summer evenings to return



    I read that the north of Ireland, Donegal in particular, has the highest rate of this in Europe due to the bleak weather and dark winters nights…. summer isnt much better in terms of weather, but when it IS sunny in Donegal it is the most beautiful place in the world



    It’s a pity

  16. Early here, just polished off the sandwiches, fruit, mince pies and coffee. Delicious.



    Big game today, just win Celtic! 🍀

  17. Weebobbycollins


    Just switched on – both keepers wearing green but in the bright sun it does look lemon

  18. Arfield, Kamara, Davis & Jack – not world-beaters, but prepared to run all day. Tavernier & Barasic, better going forward and always given too much space. Goldson & Katic, not the quickest but reasonably dependable and win more than their fair share of headers in the opposition box. Morelos & Kent, dangerous match winners and McGregor still top class keeper. Add Defoe & Helander as back-up and that is the extent of our task this season. They have been lucky with injuries, which is very fortunate as they are short of numbers.



    We underestimate them at our peril – three more victories this year, add a centre-back & striker in January and we are long odds on.

  19. Fred C Dobbs


    Your post and this always comes into my mind



    Casey Jones, a steamin’ and a rollin’, Casey Jones you never have to guess, when you hear the tootin’ of the whistle it’s Casey at the throttle of the Cannonball Express


    any team news .looked at 6 diff.sites .2 players missing on one site another site got 10 men another site it’s” war and peace” but no team.






















    22E dward.

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