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“The squad is a bit stretched again and there are a few bumps and bruises from Tuesday night and we will have to change the team a little bit. Rogne, Brown, Samaras and Commons are doubts. They are not too bad but they will struggle for Saturday I would imagine.
“I wouldn’t look at it that way (giving them the day off) but we want to have our best team on the pitch on Wednesday night and if that means we can’t take a risk with them we won’t.”
How They Doing:
A quick look at their squad list shows it much changed from last season. This doesn’t seem to bother them though as it happens most seasons and they still hang around like the smell of a blocked drain inflicting the vexatious Terry Butcher on us season after season.
Any Ex Hupes
No ex Hupes, I think.
Unbeaten this season with three draws. Last week’s impressive comeback from 2 down and a man down will give them confidence.
Andrew Shinnie is top goal scorer with 2 goals. Pepper, Ross & McKay all have one each. They have scored 4 goals in two away games.
Losing an average of 1.66 goals per game this season. Failed to keep a clean sheet so far. I would mark them as suspect.
Record Against Us (Since The Lennon Revolution)
We have – surprisingly – won 4 out of the 5 games we have faced them up the Tullich Stadium. The one we lost as a major one though. Our last two visits have seen us jog away with 2-0 victories.
How We Looking
In Rolf’s Animal Hospital the bearded Antipodean help injured animals to health and returned them to their loving owners. He is currently working at CP drawing cartoons and playing a didgeridoo in the hope that our pets can be home soon.
Joe Ledley (groin), Beram Kayal (ankle), Daryl Murphy (hamstring), Dylan McGeouch (broken jaw), Anthony Stokes (ankle), Thomas Rogne (ankle), skipper Scott Brown (hip),striker Georgios Samaras & Kris Commons are either out or doubtful. Yikes.
Wanyama is back and someone called Mo Bangura in the squad. Still, we are looking a bit lightweight in the middle and up front.
Commons with 4, Sammy with 2, Ledley with 1 along with Mulgrew. Only one is not injured. Tony Stokes has scored 4 goals against The Senckie along with Sammy and Ledley. There is no good news here only woe to a soundtrack of Coldplay.
3 clean sheets in our 5 games this season and we haven’t lost a goal in the first half of any match.
Wanna Win Some Money
If your skint, The Senkie are 6/1, which if you have the cojones to back against your heroes surely will tickle your fancy. Us, with our team sheet being selected by counting how many toes our players have you would be a fool to back a scorer at the moment without seeing the team.
Draw/Celtic for me but draw/draw seems more likely. Since I am a fool (and love a fairytale) I’m sticking on Bangura and 1-1.
This time next year I will be a millionaire, baby.