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Bain
Lustig Ajer Benkovic Izzaguire
Brown McGregor
Johnstone Christie Sinclair
Weah

Subs : Gordon, Simunovic, Bitton, Hayes, Burke, Forrest, Henderson​

You have to wonder sometimes as to what the point of certain clubs is? What are the ambitions? What are the limitations and the desires to exceed expectations? Is survival in the top tier ALL that can be achieved?

When you see thirty or so away fans in a section next to you, the logical answer is another question. Why bother?

Football is a funny game, and if you saw the final result of this one, you might think it was a free flowing, expansive game with two teams out to entertain, but one having that little bit of extra quality. It wasn't. It was one team coming to set 11 men behind the ball and to attempt damage limitation from the first whistle to the last. These games are set to try you, and where the three points at the end are effectively all that...
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:ynwacelti Celtic 4-0 St Mirren :rip_1:

It was back to league action for the men in Hoops following on from the Christmas break, a straight forward yet dull win against Airdrie in the cup gave Oli Burke and Tim Weah there debuts, tonight Celtic hosted bottom side St Mirren who coming into the game had picked up just 10 points in 13 games.

Celtic lined up in there regular 4-2-3-1 with Scott Bain keeping his place in goal while Oli Burke also started for Celtic as the league leaders looked to start the new year off with a bang.

GK-Bain
RB-Lustig
CB-Benkovic
CB-Ajer
LB-Izaguirre
CM-McGregor
CM-Brown
RM-Forrest
CAM-Christie (71)
LM-Sinclair
CF-Burke (64)

Subs
Tim Weah (64)
Ewan Henderson (71)

Unused Subs
Gordon
Simunovic
Hayes
Bitton
Johnstone...
Dundee Dumped with style

Celtic went into their second home game in a row, looking for another three points before the two away games before the Christmas break, and boy did they get what they wanted. This was possibly the best performance of the season so far, with wave after wave of attack, from a largely homegrown pool of talent. Brendan Rodgers was bold in his selection and kept faith with the youthful players who had played so well in midweek.

Ralston Simunovic Benkovic Izaguire

McGregor (C) Nitcham

Forrest Rogic Sinclair

Johnston

Bench : Gordon, Brown, Gamboa, Hayes, Morgan, Christie, Ajer

It all started so brightly, with Rogic pulling the strings early doors. Great passing from the Aussie talisman giving opportunities for Mikey Johnston and then setting up a great pass for Anthony Ralston, who’s cross was met by Sinclair at the back post, but narrowly missed.

Johnston had a great strike at goal...
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With the news coming out today that Celtic star Leigh Griffiths would be taking some time away from football for personal reasons, I think it's time we show our appreciation and support to a man who has truly become one of our own.

Leigh Griffiths signed for Celtic from Wolves on the 31st of January 2014 for a fee around 1 million pounds, it had followed a few weeks of speculation that he was due to sign for the Bhoys. Before signing for Celtic the Leith man had turned out for Livingston, Dundee, his beloved Hibernian and of course Wolves. I remember personally being absolutely delighted with the signing, Griffiths had shown during his time at Hibs that he was a prolific goal scorer and someone with an eye for the spectacular, he had also done very well the first half of the season at Wolves in league 1. Celtic had sold the very popular Gary Hooper the previous summer and replaced him with Temmu Pukki, Pukki while being a technically gifted player lacked the predatory goal...
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Saturday 8th December.
3pm Celtic Park.
Premier League.

Rampant, ruthless, scintillating and thrilling. Just some of the words that could be used to describe Celtic’s first half performance that blew title challengers Kilmarnock away and wrapped up a game that was considered a banana skin. In the last four games between the two sides the Ayrshire men held the upper hand with two wins and two draws. Stevie Clarke has this Kilmarnock side playing with belief and a flair that could have caused all sorts of problems on a day where top spot in the league was the prize at the end. It feels like an age since we have been back home on domestic duty and the fans were up for this on a dark, dank, typical Glasgow day.

Killie have been Nobody’s mugs this season with having only shipped 12 goals in 16 outings and were deserving of their top spot when they rolled up at Celtic Park. But by the end of a first...