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Have we progressed since the early season shambles against Legia and Maribor?  Of course, we are winning regularly and playing with confidence, but it’s clear there’s also a lot more work to do.  Celtic’s best performance of the season so far was in Salzburg, a more favourable wind would have seen us leave with three points, but that performance also stung Salzburg, who saw their aspirations to win the group take a hit.

It will take our best performance of the season to return a win tonight, but I’m expecting nothing less.

Sir David Murray has stuck to his “duped” story.  Craig Whyte’s chosen path for Rangers was a surprise to him.  This account is now to be explored in the witness box at the trial of the Ibrox Five.  I suspect I could script Murray’s evidence myself, “duped”, “shocked”, “best interests of…”

Of vastly more interest will be Alastair Johnston’s evidence.  Johnston and his independent board committee opposed Whyte’s takeover and made representations to Murray, which will also be revealed in the witness box.

News that Craig Whyte was arrested in Mexico and is now likely to be subject to extradition proceedings will be welcomed by few of the characters in this messy business.  Whyte, as we know, recorded everything.  He will be a difficult man to setup as a patsy.

The only questions is, how do I get court tickets?

Three points tonight, please, Celtic.

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  1. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    The great cover up will continue the police the lawyers and the Lodge will stage a show trial if it gets that far.SDM will not be touched Whyte will get a slap on the wrists and they will tell us justice has been done. You can put your shirt on it. H.H.

  2. bournesouprecipe on

    Celtic team to play FC Salzburg: Gordon; Matthews, Ambrose, van Dijk, Izaguirre; Brown, Mulgrew; McGregor, Johansen, Stokes; Griffiths.

  3. LEIGH Griffiths starts in attack for Celtic tonight against FC Salzburg as Ronny Deila makes four changes to the team that defeated Dundee 2-1 on Saturday.

     

     

    The former Hibernian hit-man leads the line for the Hoops, with Efe Ambrose, Scott Brown and Callum McGregor also restored to the side. Jason Denayer, Kris Commons, James Forrest and the ineligible John Guidetti drop out.

     

     

    A win for the Scottish champions tonight would confirm their place in the UEFA Europa League knockout stages.

     

     

     

     

    CELTIC (4-2-3-1) Gordon; Matthews, Ambrose, van Dijk, Izaguirre; Brown, Mulgrew; McGregor, Johansen, Stokes; Griffiths.

     

    Subs: Zaluska, Bitton, Scepovic, Commons, Tonev, Kayal, Forrest.

  4. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    Im surprised to see Forrest on the bench and like many others Efe worries me.However,in Rony I trust come on you Bhoys in green. H.H.

  5. BIG-CUP-WINNERS on

    charles kickham

     

     

    For little or no apparent reason they did a piece about the our League cup final defeat in 84: footage, Gordon Brown prattling on and that clown Dalziel recalling his goal……..

  6. Great news from the Smith report.

     

    Scotland has to get to choose which colour of bog roll goes in public toilets.

     

    The rest has to remain the same.

     

    So glad I voted Yes.

  7. Gene's a Bhoy's name on

    Surprised at mcgregor getting a start -would have had biton to start

     

     

    whatdoiknowCSC

  8. the glorious balance sheet on

    Hard to see that Celtic team winning tonight. Ambrose and Matthews are not solid enough, Salzburg will fill their boots down our right hand side and there’s not much pace or creativity up front.

  9. charles kickham on

    BIG-CUP-WINNERS

     

     

    :03 on 27 November, 2014

     

     

    Good Lord – the tenuous link department getting overtime

  10. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    The Exiled Tim. The concern with Efe he switches off from time to time in the main he is fine except when his mind appears to wander. H.H.

  11. Most significant name on or off the team sheet for me is Lustig.

     

     

    So important to our team.

     

     

    Nervy night ahead….

  12. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    the glorious balance sheet Matthews will get no protection from McGregor so you may well have a good point. H.H.

  13. dr ramesh and the love potion on

    Looks like injuries have forced RD’s hand. Gutted about Denayour but it gives Efe a chance to put his poor performances this season behind him. Hope he has a stormer and we see somersaults!!! I shall be watching between my fingers!

     

    Can only question McGregor over Forrest (James is just back from injury and holding him back for when Salzburg tire might just work) and Griffiths instead of Scepovic. I guess the thinking is that Griffiths will work harder. I fancy him for a goal. Commons only to be used in an emergency!

  14. JFH

     

     

    Agreed, still think he did pretty good last season.

     

     

    Confidence is all, back where he knows should help.

     

     

    Only time will tell mi amigo.

     

     

    HH

  15. I’m one of Ronnies biggest defenders on here but looking at that team I suspect we may be looking at a real battering.

     

     

    As poor a front 3 as we have ever had. I can’t understand his choices.

     

     

    Injuries have forced his hand elsewhere.

     

     

    Efe is short of match practice and confidence.

     

     

    Matthews does not inspire confidence.

     

     

    My heart retains hope but my head says 4-1 to Red Bull

  16. The new Huns have 53 players on the books.

     

     

    They need them though.

     

     

    They have;

     

     

    A team for the league

     

    A team for the Scottish cup

     

    A team for the league cup

     

    A team for the petrofac c

     

    A tea, for europ….ah, wait. Hold up…….

  17. “Inside football, I have heard the rumours of reconstruction if Rangers don’t go up”

     

     

    Mark Burchill on Radio Clyde , 1 minute ago.

  18. Not confident tonight.

     

     

    Down to the bare bones, two strikers who have barely scored a European goal between then and Efe Ambrose at the back.

     

     

    This is worrying.

     

     

    Any idea if Salzburg are playing their best players tonight?

  19. Tricoloured Ribbon on

    Salzburg team very similar to the one which played in Austria.

     

    Full strength as far as I can see.

  20. joe_joe_john_bobby_teddy on

    Sitting next to the salzburgs players wife’s and girlfriends, God I wish I was a better football player

  21. Very little pace in that line up so i suppose counterattacking football is out of the question.

     

     

    Not confident at all but you never know it could be one of those magic nights.

     

     

     

    KTF livinginhopecsc