Celtic Has To Forget Thursday Night. Today It’s Back To Business Again.

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Thursday is over.

Today it’s back to the league business, and Ange and this team should put the European match behind us and focus everything on that. There’s no point in dwelling, there’s no point in a selection which keeps people “fresh” for the return leg; this is Celtic’s bread and butter, this is the serious stuff right here at home.

The team has been brilliant for months.

One result is not going to rock our confidence or put us on the back foot. One result is not going to make us crumble to dust. We are the form team in Scotland and this afternoon, at 3pm, we’re going to show the game why.

Ange should field the strongest team he can.

He should ignore what may or may not have happened at Tannadice. The simple fact is that it doesn’t matter what our rivals do; if we win this afternoon we stay top of the league and another game is scored off the fixture list. That’s the reality. That’s where we are at the current time and no amount of media sneering about Bodo can change that.

We have to act like the league is all that matters.

You know? Because in a very real sense it is all that matters.

Do you think if Ibrox had been on the wrong end of that result in midweek that the press would have been mourning it? They would have spun it in two seconds; they can now concentrate on the domestic games.

That would have been the narrative, and we know that because it was already being spun before kick-off.

Today is for getting back down to it.

Today is for making sure that we go to Easter Road at the top of the table, because that’s what matters.

It is grounds like that, and Livingston, and Ibrox, which will decide how this season is remembered … not a wet Thursday night at Celtic Park in Europe’s third tier competition.

This is the more important game by far.

See you on the other side of it.

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  • Seppington says:

    Agreed, and at this point the filth are a goal down with 25 to go so we’ll hopefully be 4 points clear at full time and will have put the smsm hun hacks’ gas at a peep! Gobshites the lot of them!

    On an unrelated manner, I just read in another article the Morten Wieghorst’s nickname was “Big Greenock”. Somehow I have never heard him called that before, so can anyone enlighten me as to why that particular moniker? Did the big man live in my old home town or something?

    • Seppington says:

      Never mind I realised on the bog a minute ago. It’s a classic head-slapping “I don’t believe I didn’t see it” moment of utter thickness from me.

    • NICK66 says:

      Hard shift at Parkhead today, but excellent G Mac treble to put us three clear at the top of the pile.

    • Henry says:

      He stayed in Pollokshields. Used to see him in the Bistro Moyra Janes. Guess he was called Greenock after Greenock Morton as in Glasgow Celtic.

  • Bob (original) says:

    We should forget about next Thursday as well.

    Sevco getting a draw and – somehow – the match officials missing the pulled jersey for a stonewall sveco penalty 😉 lines it up nicely for us today.

    We all know that results can go awry after a Euro midweek game, but pulling 3 points clear – and with at least a +12 GD – would be a huge statement.

    Not bothered really about the Euro Conference thingy: need to win that title though.

  • smokey says:

    Ange has learned from Thursday………Abada and Rogic on bench
    No mistakes Celtic…..hammer Dundee today…the big Greek will show his true worth to the team.


  • Dora says:

    I was almost convinced on Thursday that sevco were the best new klub on the planet.
    Kent did a fine job with his riverdance audition today, he should b proud of himself..!

  • Roonsa says:

    That was fucking rubbish today but 3 points is 3 points.

    The 2 Dundee goals were laughably bad. At least the Greg Taylor haters cannae blame him for being too wee.

  • jrm63 says:

    Taylor and Starfelt will have to go if we are to progress in Europe – you have to be able to run to be a professional athlete – Starfelt is a clumsy oaf and a free kick waiting to happen

  • smokey says:

    Not at our best but as i said our big Greek would come good today and he did,
    our passing was/is woeful albeit on a very windy day, a five yard pass goes astray all of the game,
    For me Hatate was not great today…….nor Maeda..Calum tried but again his passing was way off……very glad we won though.
    Need some height in that defence…..and more dig

  • jrm63 says:

    The ball did not run for Maeda today – Gia runs to the near post are immense. We need to get more crosses in from the byline with the defence turned

  • Henry says:

    We need 3 new defenders. Ralston is fine as a backup. CC-V at least has stopped the constant backpassing, but neither him nor Starfelt are good enough. The two CBs from Bodo would be ideal.

  • Mark B says:

    I’ve said it for over a year….. more height ….with a tall CH a tall LB and a defensive midfielder needed.
    We did what we needed today – we won. Congrats to Gio. We need to keep winning and our defence at set pieces worry me. Delighted we came out of that theee clear.

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