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Like Lenny I’m fed hearing about them. There time will come. Off course it won’t be us that deliver it (it will be some detestable f*cker I bet) but I would love it, just love it, if it was us.
Ach, Ive spoke about them. Just ignore what I have said, ok?
Radio Shortbread has just stated that Hibs, Aberdeen and St Johnstone all have the chance to go top of the league today. That the game of the day in the Scottish Cup is Paul Hartley taking his club to Franchise FC.
It’s sunny outside but a bit chilly. What’s not to like, eh?
Off course…a performance like the one against The Marnock’s is not to like. Did we get that out the system with the destruction of in-form St Johnstone? Is the fun bit of watching Celtic this season going to be WE DON’T KNOW WHAT TEAM IS GOING TO SHOW UP?
Kris Commons, imperious against St Johnstone. Laid claim to a hat-trick while the authorities said otherwise. Against St Johnstone he resemble that monkey that makes tea with Jonnie Vegas. Floppy and sitting on it’s ar$e most of the time. Commons is player of the year material already. He can also verge of being subbed at half time if his mind is not there.
Gary Hooper has scored 7 goals against Dundee United. That stat is pointless as even if he hadn’t scored against them he would still start.
We have a problem in the midfield. Scott Brown looks unlikely to make it, Samaras and Forrest haven’t made the trip. Kayal or Mulgrew (wrongly) will replace Brown and take his place alongside Ledley and Wanyama. That should match the numbers United have in there.
I watched DuNT play Hearts the other evening. Once I got over the thought that when Houston and McGlynn shook hands it resembled a set of testicles being trapped in a zip I wasn’t pleased to see Gary Mackay Steven coming on as a sub.
This gives our right hand side a problem. Brown would be a natural fit to sit wider on the right to stop Steven. Forrest also would have been perfect for the right hand side to give the DuNT player something to watch.
I always thought that Lustig is an away full back. Perfect for hard away games. In front of him we could see Watt tasked to stick out wide right more than we would like. Commons may also not get the free role at the tip of a diamond that he loves and we may see a more conservative European 4-3-3 set up.
Could Lennon look to Adam Matthews on the right hand side of midfield and move to a more conventional 4-4-2 with Watt making way and Mulgrew on the left handside?
We need to turn up as despite them being 3rd bottom of the league DuNT are far better than that. Also, did I mention that Hibs, Aberdeen or St Johnstone maybe top of the league by the time we kick off.
I’m going 3-1 Celtic with Hooper scoring first. I’m also going to tickle Joe Ledley anytime with the same scoreline. That’s if we turn up. If we don’t a fear a doing as hells bells DuNT are far better than that Killie mob that turned us over.
What you think? Comments are free.