Whatever concerns I had over Celtic’s coming weekend friendly, rest assured that they have been sent directly to the bin. I freely admit that I didn’t understand what this game was about or why it had been organised.
It seems no-one at Celtic is all that bothered about it though, which is why the manager hasn’t talked about it, the club hasn’t updated anyone on it and the match is not being shown on the club’s official media channel.
That may change at some point today, but the way this has been handled thus far suggests not.
Our pre-season games were all live. Previous friendlies have been screened as a matter of course. Not this one though. It’s as if the match isn’t happening, although we know that it is.
It’s just that nobody seems to place any real importance on it.
The club across the city has a friendly this weekend and they are selling tickets and putting it live on their club’s channel.
They do need the money though, so I can understand it. But more than the money, they are taking their game seriously, partly because it’s the only one that they have been able to organise during this break.
It will be interesting to see how ready they are for the resumption of battle. Because I know that after two high profile games in Australia and some hard training back at home that we are ready and we are up for the fight.
We’re also a settled club in spite of the papers naughty attempts to change that over the course of the last couple of weeks.
Normal service resumes in just over a week, regardless of what happens in Portugal.
The very fact that this game is being treated as a training exercise and kick-about means that we can focus on the real business instead, and that’s no bad thing.
Obviously we’ll keep an eye on the fixture but it doesn’t even have the significance of a friendly now. The club certainly isn’t giving it any, and that means we don’t have to. Aberdeen then.
That’s where the focus should be, and that’s where it clearly is.
S Thomas says:
December 9, 2022 at 9:31 am
Johnny Green says:
December 9, 2022 at 10:30 am
S Thomas says:
December 9, 2022 at 10:57 am
Johnny Green says:
December 9, 2022 at 3:53 pm
Gerrard Duffin says:
December 9, 2022 at 11:22 am
December 9, 2022 at 1:00 pm
Kevan McKeown says:
December 9, 2022 at 1:18 pm
Because the World Cup is on James, the England vs france game is a mouthwatering tie, with terrific players from both sides on show. For the life of me, I do not understand this game. And next weeks matches either, when there is a World Cup final on as well. Plain ridiculous if you ask me.
What is ridiculous Sean is that you are still pretending to be a Celtic supporter, what do you get out of it, what are you trying to achieve, better to jump the dyke completely and actually become a Celtic fan? We are “all inclusive” and you will have a much happier life. By the way starting a sentence with the word “And” is not good grammar Sean, I blame the schools.
Your still bitter about not getting that job for being a catholic all they years ago. You suck up James’s arse, and talk absolute pish. Look at the piece, why are Celtic fans not bothering about a friendly, because the world cups on that’s why. Nobody gives a rats arse about the friendly. Stupid questions, get stupid answers.
Yes Sean, I bow to your superior knowledge, you are an expert on stupid answers.
Sorry do not full understand your concerns here. All english teams who have not played are playing friendly games to get match fit. Its been 2-3 weeks since they played.
Not sure why you are concerned. If we start of rusty you will moan. If they get injuries you will moan. Big Ange kniws what he is doing
Just a warm up game in a decent climate tae keep the muscles tickin over ah think. Can see why theyre doin it, tho no really high on importance.
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