We put an inordinate amount of goals past Partick Thistle in the League Cup in October, but Thistle responded well to that reversal, losing only once (by a single goal to Aberdeen) since. They are a better team than John Guidetti made them look.
As for Celtic, this is another opportunity to build on good recent performances. The speed and accuracy we passed against both Salzburg (despite the result) and Hearts was perceivably better than in previous games, but there is still work to do. Salzburg were better, Hearts imploded, but Thistle will defend deep and made life difficult.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the ticket competition yesterday, and who donated £1 or more to the Mary’s Meals school kitchen appeal. Thanks also to Magners for making it possible.
Congratulations to the Youths who won 1-6 at Murray Park last night. No doubt about it, that’s going to hurt.
Thanks to the reader who emailed a copy of the European Commission ruling from June 2002 on multiple ownership of football clubs. Then owners of shares in (then) Rangers, ENIC, took Uefa to the EC Competition Commissioner, Mario Monti (whatever happened to him?), ruled that the Uefa prohibition on multiple ownership was legal and necessary to avoid clubs being “tempted to rig matches”, and to “ensure that sporting competitions are fair and honest”.
Anyone wanting to clip Mike Ashley’s wings could do worse than involve Uefa sooner.
If you’re in Belfast, check out Mouldy67’s Twitter page. Cyclists for neuroblastoma are looking for some help on Mondy.
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