The narrative was set for Aberdeen. After six consecutive league wins without losing a goal, their bubble was burst when they drew with Dundee and St Johnstone, but it hasn’t turned out that way. They have scored 10 and not conceded in the three league games since. Out of the Scottish and League Cups, their entire focus is on beating teams less resourceful than them in the league, which is everyone apart from Celtic.
Despite Celtic’s impressive ability to collect points dating back several months, Aberdeen are hanging in there, a remarkable achievement. The only thing which separates the teams are Celtic’s two 2-1 wins in their previous meetings this season. From Saturday afternoon Aberdeen’s complete focus will be on their visit to Celtic Park on Sunday.
By contrast, Celtic will return to Glasgow early Friday morning after their trip to Milan. They will face Aberdeen pretty much as that trip leaves them.
If I was offered a win and a defeat this week, I’d take the win in Milan, but we will need enough in te tank for Sunday’s game.
Thanks to everyone who booked a ticket over the weekend for the CQN11 St Patrick’s Dinner on Friday on 13 March at the Kerrydale Suite. Anyone still to catch up, let me know, firstname.lastname@example.org