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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...
What a week. Just about to sit down to do a preview of tomorrow evenings league game against St Mirren when I stumbled across the breaking news of its postponement. After the no show performance from Celtic at Kilmarnock on Sunday this was a chance for redemption by the seven or eight players who were posted missing, to show their determination to deliver title number 10. A number of factors could be highlighted for ineptitude and lack of class. Plastic pitch? Definitely a factor. No fans to push us over the line? Well I think so. Add these to Kilmarnock’s display of anti football and Celtic failing to have a Plan B.


The dust has settled and I’m a bit more measured in my opinion on the whole disappointing episode. It was a draw on a plastic pitch that should be illegal in top flight football as should adjusting the pitch to a size that is very difficult to entertain 22 grown athletic men, a referee and the ability to create anything resembling a game...
Scottish Premiership Top Scorer Odds

While the most important race in Scotland is for the league title, something else that is always fascinating to look at is the race to be top scorer. This is something that usually goes to a player from either Celtic or Rangers, though three of the last seven winners have been from other clubs.

The winner last year was Celtic’s striker Odsonne Edouard, who took the title with 22 league goals to his name. In the two seasons prior to that, the award was won by players scoring 18 goals so if you get anywhere near 20 then you are in with a chance of winning the golden boot in Scotland.

So, who is in the running this season and what will it take to win?

The Main Contenders

According to the bookmakers, there are three players in contention for this award, though two could harm each other’s chances. Those using...