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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.

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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...
Scottish Premiership League Title Odds

The 2020/21 Scottish Premiership season is underway, and the league is set to receive a little more focus than normal with many other leagues around Europe starting later than usual due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

As ever with the Premiership, focus is on the two-horse race for the title between Celtic and Rangers.

The dominant force in Scottish football has been Celtic for the past decade, they have won the last nine league titles and would make it 10 with a win here.

Many Irish betting sites fancy them to do that too, with new gambling sites pricing them up as strong odds on favourites to lift the title once again, ahead of Rangers.

Something else that all bookmakers agree on is the fact that this is a two-horse race. Away from the big two, everyone else in the division is priced up at 100/1 or bigger, showing the gap in quality between teams...
It all starts here!!

The new season 2020/21 begins one of the biggest season in both the clubs - and also the games history!! This could be the season where the best football team in the world begin their quest for TEN titles in a row. It is an achievement that has never happened before and one that the fans have been building towards for years.

The big team news was the omission of the new record signing for a goalkeeper in favour of the incumbent Scott Bain. New signing Barkas from AEK Athens would have to sit and watch from the stands for the opener.

Bain

Frimpong Jullien Ajer Taylor

Brown McGregor

Forrest Christie Ellyounoussi

Edouard

The game got off to a busy start with a couple of early chances. Firstly Jullien from a corner followed by Ajer with a header which lacked a little direction and ended up over the bar.

Hamilton proved early that they were here for a game too and had a chance in seven minutes, as a loose pass from Jullien...
Tuesday 21st July 2020
Parc Des Princes. Paris.
Kick Off: 6pm U.K.

Friendly game.

PSG 4-0 CELTIC

SCORERS: Mbappe (1) Neymar (25) Herrera (48) Sarabia (66)

Team Lineup:

CELTIC: Bain, Jullien, Taylor, Bitton, Ajer, Christie, Ntcham, Edourd, Elyounoussi, Frimpong, McGregor,

PSG: Navas, Kehrer, Marquinhos, Silva, Bakker, Gueye, Paredes, Di Maria, Mbappé, Neymar, Icardi.

The last time we made a visit to this address we crawled away licking our wounds after a 7-1 mauling by PSG on the 22nd November 2017. The Parisian team has only improved since then and it left plenty of raised eyebrows at the decision of Celtic’s hierarchy to revisit the scene of the crime. Paris Saint-Germain are bursting at the seams with boundless talent and so much that even their subs could walk into any team in the world. I think it was best summed up by the Hoops Gaffer Neil Lennon when he commented afterward, “Sometimes the players need to see the game at that level for what it is, and how far...