St Johnstone v Celtic - Premiership Wed 29 January - kick-off 7.45pm - all comments here

Winning Captains

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I referenced the two games at the weekend in the opening comments in the last match thread, predicting a 3-0 win for Celtic and then expecting the pressure to get to the Rangers going to Tynecastle to face a side fighting for their Premiership lives and it all worked out as expected.

However I also tried to predict two difference Celtic teams depending on the tactical set-up and got those woefully wrong.

Gone are the days under Brendan Rodgers when the team sheet would be leaked, and we used to get at least two reliable tip-offs on a regular basis. So there's np point in trying to guess the team for tomorrow. Saturday tells us Jonny Hayes is a wing back and Leigh Griiffiths works alongside Odsonne Edouard, so if Lenny wants to play Griffiths the 3-5-2 is the best shout.

That though requires Jeremie Frimpong as the right wing back and it takes Forrest and Johnston out of the team - both are big favourites of the manager.

So without Frimpong (assuming he's not fit) the formation used against Partick Thistle could be used. That would see Bauer at right back and perhaps Taylor at left back. Ajer should be back alongside Jullien and of course Forster will be in goals.

The diamond would have Ntcham and McGregor ahead of Brown and either Rogic or Forrest with the to strikers up top.

Ross County will take some confidence to Ibrox after their performance at Celtic Park and will be stuffy. Not expecting them to come away with anything though but a Celtic winning - with three stands full of the Hoops - will deflated the desperate punters at Ibrox. Tommy Wright was moaning about not being bale to strengthen his squad while losing players in the window The cash tomorrow night from the extra stand given to Celtic fans will allow him to bring in up to 3 additions, so there is logic in what they are doing even if it does increase the advantage for the Hoops. Not that I'm complaining. Looking forward to a wee trip to McDiarmid Park and expect another comfortable 3-0 win for the Hoops.
 

Docco

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My preferred team obviously going on the latest injury reports and updates would be

Forster
Bauer, Julie Ajer Taylor
brown Macgregor
Rogic
Forrest Edouard Christie

Lennons Team

Forster
Bauer Julie Jozo Hayes
Brown Macgregor
Ntcham
Christie Edouard Forrest

3-1 Edouard, Brown Hattrick........
 

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Benignus

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Just get the 3 points Celtic, although we all want good performances every week, this season Im only interested in winning, Sevco will be under enormous pressure every week as long as we're winning, don't let them off the hook boys, an added bonus of winning our next few games and hopefully opening an ulcer inducing gap on the zombies, will be to pile on a shit load of pressure on them in their Scottish cup ties.
If we can get ourselves a signing of real quality and a player impossible to leave out of the first team, that for me could be the difference this year between making more history and disaster.
3-0 to the Hoops. 👍🍀
 

kelly

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My preferred team obviously going on the latest injury reports and updates would be

Forster
Bauer, Julie Ajer Taylor
brown Macgregor
Rogic
Forrest Edouard Christie

Lennons Team

Forster
Bauer Julie Jozo Hayes
Brown Macgregor
Ntcham
Christie Edouard Forrest

3-1 Edouard, Brown Hattrick........

I forgot Christie was back after his ball-grabbing suspension
 
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