Posted on Tuesday, 15th January 2013 by admin
Well well well folks, its been 13 days since Celtc last played at home to Motherwell when a solitary Gary Hooper goal saw the Celts go into the winter break well clear at the top of the table. With our status in both domestic cups still very much intact.
Celtic‘s first winter break since 2003 will come to an end tonight with a mid-season friendly against probably the most boring European Champions ever, Steaua Bucharest. I’m split on the whole idea of the a winter break. Part of me believes its good to give fans a break financially after Christmas, but the other part of me believes theres no real need for a winter break and its only really the Spanish/Dubai equivalent of Nandos who benefited from the Celtic players taking a two and a half week rest.
Thing wrong with Celtic having a winter break, twitterly speaking. Timelines up and down the world are full of people moaning about no Celtic and taking an extra interest in what Sevco are up to this week. Then of course there is those who care to tweet every single Celtic player asking them hows the sun, asking when they’ll be back and some John Deere letters were fired forward. Credit goes to the Sevco fan who tweeted Stokes telling him he wasn’t playing in tonight’s friendly because Sky Sports don’t have the fixture on their Celtic calendar. Thats Stokes telt.
Make no mistake about it, Celtic come back from this little break into a hell of a week domestically. Hearts and Dundee United come to Celtic Park before we play St.Mirren in the semi final of the league cup. I’d prefer Celtic to be heading into a week like this NOT coming off a break and fully focused. Why are we even playing friendlies live on TV anyway? What if someone gets injured? I’m possibly being too negative but I really feel lost when the football takes a break. Despite not being overawed by the soccer this season served up by Lennon’s side, these near three week breaks won’t sit well with me year after year. My birthday weekend is usually Scottish Cup weekend and I’ll miss that from the usual celebrations. Anyway lets hope the bhoys come back from their break fully recharged.
One bit of good news tonight is the imminent return of Mo Bangura, the bounce game specialist. Go on Mo! In amongst them bhoy! I predict a Bangura hat-trick complete with an overhead kick and a diving header.
The Blog has been giving a very special supply of official Celtic match photographs from the club’s very own photographer Geo. One is an absolute beauty of Watt scoring v Barcelona. everyone’s favourite goal remember. Details on how these pics can be won will be revealed in due course but one thing that is for definite is that this will be the FIRST OF MANY competitions with terrific prizes with the blog. So don’t you go anywhere folks!