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Hibs make the journey across the M8 to Glasgow to face the Champions today who have been away on a tough European leg to Riga. Can the nine in a row champs go on to complete a good week of results against a team doing surprisingly well in the league in these early weeks.

The big team news before kick off is the exclusion of Edouard from the starting line up. The French hitman has been a little off top form since the season has begun and starts from the bench today - as does Leigh Griffiths who come in from the cold after early season injuries and a lockdown lack of fitness.

The starting team:

The team looks to be set up in a 3-5-1-1 with Christie likely to be just behind the main striker Ajeti. Elyounoussi and Frimpong start after coming on and combining well at the end of the previous game in Europe against Riga. Christopher Jullien misses out with a back issue and James Forrest is also sidelined with an injury picked up in the...


Thurs 24th September 2020.

Skonto Stadium

K.O. 6pm

Riga FC 0-1 Celtic FC

Scorer: Elyounoussi (90)

Celtic will travel to Bosnia next Thursday to face FK Sarajevo in the next qualifying round of the Europa League thanks to one man, Jeremie Frimpong. Sarajevo were our opponents last season in a Champions League qualifier in which we won 3-1 at their patch but all will depend on which version of ‘Celtic in Europe’ that turn up. Last nights game against Riga, a team formed in 2014, was on a level with the performance against Ferencvaros that saw us skulk away from the riches of Champions League again. Why does this keep rearing it’s ugly head? We have been over the course enough to be able to pinpoint our frailties in dealing with opposition who on paper are inferior but always tend to be better organised and playing with hunger.

Neil Lennon started the game last night with a lineup that...
If you remember back to the start of the season and the time when Boli Bolingoli decided to take an away day in Spain without informing anyone at Parkhead - and without self isolating on his return? Yeah - Me too!!!

It was a dark moment and one that could have led to more serious consequences for the game continuing on this season. We were punished with our next two games being postponed.

Do you also remember the Main stream media frenzy of how newco Rangers would be 11 points ahead before we next kicked a ball and how any gap would be a mountain for us to climb in the hope of retaining the title? Yeah, me too!!!

We are yet to really get into our stride this year, yet we were going into this home game against Livingston with the opportunity of being top of the league for the first time this year. Would we do it?

There is always an excitement amongst the fans for the favoured 3-5-2 formation but ahead of the game it looks as though, with the back injury to Jullien, that a...
The surprising news prior to our first game at Tannadice in years, was the omission from the starting line up of James Forrest. His form has been a little off at the start of the season which has led to manager Neil Lennon relegating him to the bench for the visit to Dundee.

The line up is....


Frimpong Jullien Bitton Taylor

Brown McGregor

Christie Ntcham Elyounoussi


Subs : Bain, Ajeti, Klimala, Soro, Ajer, Elhamed, Forrest, Harper, McInroy
United got off to a good start to be honest with a chance after a couple of minutes, but the first real opportunity came on 12 minutes when Edouard had a fizzing shot just off target from in front of the United goalposts.

An unusual corner by the Hoops almost led to an own goal. The ball was played over by Christie to Edouard along the deck, which the big Frenchman touched backwards, only to bounce off the United defence and into the waiting arms of the goalie.

A slow first half...

Tuesday 18th August 2020. Celtic Park.

7.45pm Kickoff.



Elyounoussi (6, 90+1)
Adalsteinsson (17 og)
Jullien (31)
Taylor (46)
Edourd (72)

After a two week lay off, due to breaking COVID rules, the hoops were back in action. A home tie against Icelandic part timers KR Reykjavik stood in the way of progression to the second round of the Champions League qualifying against Hungarians Ferencvaros. It was to prove pretty straight forward for Celtic as they brushed aside the opposition with a sound display and six goals to the good. It was definitely far from an even match up and highlights the ridiculous nature of UEFA’s rules for getting to the promised land of the group stages.


Celtic showed their intentions from the first whistle with a high line and full backs pushing up to supply the strikers. Ajer and Frimpong were on the bench as a shake up...