Tannadice perfect preparation for Champions League


I can remember a few comfortable wins at Tannadice but only when Celtic have played at their very best.  Even good Celtic teams have found Dundee United a handful for over 30 years.  Tomorrow will be no different.

I watched some of United’s League Cup game against Hearts on Wednesday, it’s hard to figure out where Peter Houston is taking them, but they remain recognisable as Dundee United, they are skilful and play a fast, passing, game.  In many respects, they are the perfect domestic opponent to face before meeting Barcelona.

The shadow of Champions League football will cast itself over Neil Lennon’s plans, even though the manager will understand the best preparation for a big game is to win the previous game, so Celtic will travel with as much urgency as they can muster.

We need a point to replace Edinburgh Hibernians (it is the modern style to use pre-liquidation names) at the top of the SPL, anything less would be unsatisfactory.

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  1. tommytwiststommyturns on

    MWD – I was driving! Had two shandies….!


    Making up for it now though! :-)




  2. anadpatriot



    23:20 on 3 November, 2012



    I reckon he will be a bigger name in football in 5 years time than Victor. He is the type of player Liverpool will build a team round.



    If we go out the CL I think Sammi will move for big money as well although not through his choice

  3. Pedro,


    never hit the ball far enough to cut the corner,used to just hit it


    straight and watch it roll all the way to the bottom of the hill


    leaving me no chance of reaching in 2,a 5 was a good score for me there

  4. tommytwiststommyturns on

    “Mr Commons” goes in the next at the Breeders Cup, at a big price, but I’ve opted for Animal Kingdom.




  5. Greenlion2


    I am bias,I think Sammi,is the only world class player we have.Ask Greece national team,who is their main player Sammi is the MHAN.

  6. pedrocaravanachio67 on

    the breeders cup mile…..top weight is Mr commons…..is that an omen??



    going for Wise dan here.

  7. Gordon64,


    was reading that apart from his debut run the only horse to beat Excelebration


    is Frankel,has to have a good chance here,but very short at 11-8,


    hope it wins for young Joseph Obrien

  8. pedrocaravanachio67 on

    Mr commons currently @ 40/1 on PP.



    Gordybhoy64, me neither, tried a couple of times, but like you more often than not settled for the five there. You’ve brought back some great memories, cheers.

  9. Pedro,


    dont know here you are based now,but if you ever fancied a game round Dalmuir


    i would be more than happy to accompany you

  10. mea culpa,



    I understand that the delay is being caused by discussions between HMRC and MIH regarding how much anonymity is granted to those involved in the EBTs.



    The suspicion being that MIH are trying to. Stall the publication of the verdict.

  11. Goodnight bhoys&ghirls


    I have been asked to sing,The Four Green Fields,as always,I will try my best,but after,I will sing Kevin Barry.Never forget the sacrifices made by them that went before us,TAL.

  12. pedrocaravanachio67 on

    T4 cheers, only success tonight……just about breakeven.



    Gordybhoy64 based in north ayrshire now ( glengarnock ) but that sounds like a plan, i’m a bit of a fair weather golfer, so maybe one to stick on the burner for the spring.


    do you still play there?

  13. thomthethim



    The very fact that they are discussing, whether or not to publish the fact that someone has cheated the realm out of it’s dues, that smacks of a cover up, a masonic cover up.



    Or maybes I am a tad gullible…….

  14. 'crushed nuts?' 'Naw, Layringitis!' on

    ‘Poppy was a rollin’ stone’


    ‘Her Poppy didn’t like me anyway’


    Mea Culpa


    FTT result is with those who are entitled to know; letters are dropping on doorsteps; ‘registered parcels’ are tightnening; Chuckles is trying to punt a pig in a poke; swally is begging Wally to come back so he can GTF…but sharp; The Googly-Eyed one is back and appears to have grown a pair; the msm are talking up the Scottish game; Zeus, Ticketus, Chuckles, D&P, Octopus, Close Bros, Collyer Bristow, Craig ‘ mad the right way’ Whyte, John ‘whurzradeeds’ Brown.



  15. Pedro,


    Aye i still play there,although only about 6 rounds in the past


    couple of years,like you i aint a winter golfer so definetely get


    a game once the weather picks up

  16. tommytwiststommyturns on

    pedro – gone for Handsome Mike in the last, but my luck is rank rotten at the moment!




  17. .



    Congrats tae Ma Auld Da’s team on there World Record (For a New Team) 7-0 Victory..



    Only Because Ma Wee Mam will get Peace the Night..:O)



    Summa of AlloaAlloaWeAreTheNewBoysCSC

  18. Time for my cot now,heres hoping for 3 points tomorrow


    to set us up nicely for the game against that Spanish pub team,


    canny even remember their name ;-))




    Going with what Tom Watson was saying, the link was posted earlier,


    about cover ups. Hillsbrough and the miners cover up. It wouldn`t


    surprise me, this is quite small in scale to a lot of others.

  20. pedrocaravanachio67 on

    breeders cup classic…….last bet of the day. going for mucho macho man @ 6/1.



    then off to bed. looking forward to the game tomorrow, glad hibs won today. I would like one maybe two clubs to keep close to us, hibs and aberdeen would be my prefered choices. It would keep the numpties in the msm quiet about armageddon.



    Good night all



    Celtic 3 – Utd 1

  21. thetimrieper



    Take yourself over to David Icke’s site [ I know, I know }



    He will open your eyes up about cover ups, and in the main he is on the button..



    The huns are big to us cos they are the huns, as you say in the grand scheme of things, they are really nothing for folks outwith scotland to get worked up about.

  22. pedrocaravanachio67 on

    Jeezo, is this race no for another 25 minutes, i’m going for a nap, give me a nudge in 20 minutes.



    T4 good luck with that, currently 25/1 with PP, I take it your going each way?




    Iv`e got his book somewhere , can`t remember much about it, but he


    explained what growth in the economy actually meant in reality.



    Capitalism has to have victims to survive.