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Perspective as Champions face Best of the Rest

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Let’s start by putting whatever perception lingers from Aberdeen’s result in Hamilton on Tuesday night into perspective. The goal they lost was only the second time they had conceded in six games. Incredibly, both were penalties. They have played an astonishing 617 minutes without conceding a goal from anywhere but the penalty spot.

Including those two penalties, they have conceded only four since Tom Rogic’s late free kick the last time we played them. This is a well-organised football team who have a script ready for Celtic. They will defend tightly, get the ball forward quickly and chase the life out of everything. The defeat at Hamilton was the first time they have dropped a point since Inverness withheld an onslaught to leave Pittodrie with a draw seven weeks ago.

Despite sitting second in the table with an impressive defence, Aberdeen are well below where they hoped to be at this stage of the season. One win from their opening five league games saw them struggle in the bottom half of the table. Clear evidence that their preseason plans did nothing for them in Europe or domestically.

The most surprising aspect of the Premiership table is that Aberdeen have recovered their natural position as Best of the Rest so quickly.

There’s a tangible confidence among Celtic fans right now. It doesn’t necessarily extend to travelling to face A German Team but most of us think we’ll take three points tomorrow. I know Aberdeen fans who were at Hamilton during the week also fancy their chances, especially if we are as wasteful in front of goal as we have been recently.

Brendan Rodgers will need to plan for tomorrow and for Gladback on Tuesday, a game which brings an end of a five week period with five intense sell-out games (and a few others). He used his options well at Ross County on Wednesday, wise selections are needed tomorrow also.

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  1. KEVJUNGLE on 29TH OCTOBER 2016 11:12 AM

     

    TD67

     

     

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    There will never be a level playing field on here mate.

     

     

    Interlopers – CSC

     

     

    HH

     

     

    It’s fast becoming a CT drop off point, it’s the way the operate, they see a good thing they want in on it, say anything against them or the GB, wooft, soapy.

  2. TONYDONNELLY67 on 29TH OCTOBER 2016 11:19 AM

     

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    Too true fella.

     

    HH

  3. CORKCELT

     

     

    Thanks Corky mate, I did say the league would be over by ma Birthday..

     

     

    Mon the Hoops

     

     

    Dena

     

     

    Thanks pal, I hope all is well by yous…

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    Happy Birthday son.

     

    Hope the hoops give ye a guid day :)

     

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  5. MODERATOR 2 on 29TH OCTOBER 2016 11:23 AM

     

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    Well done you, but what about the post I addressed to you with the same language I used to address at 1:46am it’s still there, you trying to tell me I’m right, rules for others are diff, for me, clarify that please?

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    Hello this is WEE BGFC. Were in!!!!!!!

     

    Howd we dae that!

     

    Yas!!!!

     

     

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  7. Disappointing day for Sky but not Celtic fans watching on TV where the lucky travelling support in the highlands twice in a week, escaped, the excruciating hurt after BT’s recent attempts where some semblance of less skewed vision is at least given an airing.

     

     

    Armchair Celts fought off Aberdeen’s embarrassing non existent penalty claims Andy Walker, Neil McCann, Russell Anderson, and anchor man David Tanner ( that was anchor ) were all thwarted as Celtic ran out worthy winners.

     

     

    The ‘analysis’ missed the first 85 minutes where Celtic were by and large completely dominant and should have been out of sight when Dembele Rogic Forrest Armstrong did the could have / should have routine of the first ten games.

     

     

    The key to winning by at least one, was again the back four where not a chink of light for the opposition existed as Mikel, Erik Jozo and Izzy were superb throughout.

     

     

    Scott Brown bossed it , and even the home boo boys gave up by half time, Rogic took the hardest of his chances and had Stuart Armstrong topped his day with one of his efforts Celtic would have put a more reasonable look on our distinction.

     

     

    M.O.M Jozo Simunovic

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