Celtic v Kilmarnock Preview

Morning,all.

Tomorrow sees us return to Celtic Park for the visit of Kilmarnock-our first home game since giving Hearts a 3-1 doing a whole four weeks ago! Of course,that’s nothing. The last time I was there was against Bayern Munich. Dunno why it’s been so long…

That famously impartial “SFA computer” has really worked its wonders on us this time,btw. We don’t have another home league game for ANOTHER four weeks! Figure that one out.

Anyway,I’ll be there tomorrow in an unfamiliar seat in Section 118. I think the ticket comes with an invitation to wreck the toilets-it certainly used to!

At this time of the year the games come thick and fast,punctuated of course by those horrible international breaks. As you know,I’m forever banging on about the necessity of resting players,rotating the squad,giving others a chance to show what they can do. Tomorrow presents us with an ideal opportunity to do this.

That’s not to say that I’m dismissive of Kilmarnock. They had a shocking start to the season,being knocked out of Europe by Welsh minnows Connah’s Quay Nomarks and losing their two opening league matches to Hamilton and Southside Zombies. But they’ve steadied the ship since,with a draw against Aberdeen and victories against St Johnstone and Hibs-as well as gaining some revenge on Hamilton by knocking them out of The League Cup.

They are back on a decent run of form,and we shouldn’t treat them lightly. Lenny will recall losing to them a few years back,their first victory at Celtic Park since 1957,and he won’t want a repeat of that. But the next three games are against Kilmarnock,Thistle and Hibs,so if ever there was an opportunity to give some players a stab at it,surely this should be it?

One change is certainly going to be forced upon us and that is due to the abductor injury that Boli seems to have picked up in France. Now,Neil has a couple of options here. He can go for the tried and tested Jonny Hayes,or he can give a debut to Greg Taylor,our recent signing from tomorrow’s opponents. Another option may be to move Hatem Elhamed to left back and give Jack Bauer a shot at right back. I want to see those howitzer throw-ins causing panic in the Kilmarnock defence! Of course,he could leave Elhamed on the bench as cover for any requirement across the back line and play Bauer anyway.

Christopher Jullien and Kris Ajer in central defence and don’t allow yourself to get turned on your left,Kris!

Up front could be interesting. We all know who our first picks are up there-James and I Wanna. But I think at least one of them could do with a day off. Personally I’d give them both the day off and play Vadoun Bayo and Maryan Shved. And I’d play them in at least the next two games,tell them to put on a show. There’s your chance,go out and grab it. We will only see how good they are if they are given an opportunity to do so,and these two or three matches are ideal for it.

The left hand side depends on whether Michael Johnston has regained his fitness. If not,ffs play Scott Sinclair. Otherwise,do the decent thing and let him move down to Wetherfield to be with the missus.

So Mohamed Elyanoussi it is,then…

The middle of the park will probably see Tom Rogic starting along with Broonie and either CalMac or Ryan Christie. I’d expect Ollie to come on after an hour for any one of those three.

Now that’s a lot of squad rotation to suggest in the one game,even if I’m actually suggesting that we line up similarly for all three matches over the week. It’s something I’m not generally in favour of,for obvious reasons. But I think we have the players there to deal with such disruption,and we really should be planning ahead for this type of disruption being forced upon us by injuries and suspensions.

They happen,you know!

At least by sending out a team like this at the moment,we can have the back-up of a strong bench. That’s not a luxury we will have when or if it is forced on us. So when those disruptions arrive,this way we can replace players with other experienced alternatives.

The above is the line-up I would like to see. The reality is that Neil will play Greg Taylor as replacement for Boli,and apart from that it will be the same as Thursday night. So what? It matters not a jot to me-I’ll just be as happy as a pig in the proverbial sitting in the stands and watching The Hooooops for the first time in w-a-y too long!

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Above article by BMCUWP. By the time many of you read this,the hootenanny will be well under way. So there’s no guarantee of an article on Monday!

Just kidding,of course. But if you would like to send us your thoughts for Article of the Day,we will be more than happy to publish them. And we always do! Mail it to Mahe

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Sips

Being to told it’s a free bar from 2.30 – 3.30 courtesy of your goodself Mick…Good on you.. ????

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SIPS

Free bar is for Sips only. Very small sips. About an hour apart.

Oglach

Mario Bertolini

oglach is your time not up here now!!!!!

September 20, 2019 11:49 pm

Mario Bertolini

I recognise peeps on here from not so long ago. . invarious guises, I think I know they are..oligarch, naw
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You obviously have a wee problem with me a chara! 🙂

Philbhoy

BMCUWP

Good article!

But…………our throw ins and especially corners are very poor.

How is a long throw gonny make a difference?

🙁

(See you later!)

Twists n turns

Phil
We are so shit on corner kicks the long throw could give us more accuracy into the box.

Get big Julie in there and get them launched in ?

Philbhoy

Twists n turns

I would like to see Bauer getting a start.

Like the look and sound of him.

Could be interesting!

Packy, Wakey Wakey. Time to get your horse on pal!

Twists n turns

Phil

Me too . I liked his short appearance v huns . Looked talented

Twists n turns
Gordon64

Cracking Rugby world cup match between France and Argentina ends in a mass brawl. Great Saturday morning viewing ?

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GORDON64

What were they fighting about-who hates the English the most?

Mahe

Passing through Ballantrae.Fine view of old Ailsa Craig also.
Stunning day in Alba. Thons tshirt weather truly.
Hail Hail

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MAHE

You are gonna be in Glasgow before us,which wasn’t your original plan,I believe. Are you gonna check in-or at least leave your gear-at the hotel first? Or just go straight to the Blane Valley in Glassford St? Either way,let me know and my Dad and I will meet you there.

A thing of beauty

Bmcuwp, good article though too many changes for me. I’d rest calmac or broonie and possible Forrest and keep everything else the same. Ollie should come into the middle to start and rogic can get the last 30 minutes.
Sorry I can’t remember who said it but thanks for the info on rogic’s nuptials. Bmcuwp talking pish as usual?

Mahe

Bobby ,,
I think I’ll stay downtown. Bite to eat hopefully.
Check in later on.
Hail Hail

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ATHINGOFBEAUTY

We’ll see.

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MAHE

OK,mate. Good stuff.

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HAPPY HOOOOOPY BIRTHDAY to

ONEMALLOY!!!

Mahe

Indeed.
Happy Birthday to OneMalloy.
May there be many more.
Hail Hail

Friesdorfer

Sips
Awesome contribution, fully in agreement!
HH

Mahe

Im in Blane Valley seeking company, better company than Stella anyway

Auldheid

BMCUWP

Enjoy the hoot, I’m in Spain so cannot make it.

If any shareholders there who havent been in touch re Res12 want to support the cause feel free to give them my gmail addy to find out how.

Thanks.

fan-a-tic

BMCUWP showing the way.

Twists n turns

The Gombeen Man

Racing at Gowran cancelled

If you don’t get this alert before racing finishes today , please feel free to choose a horse tomorrow bud.

Thanks
TNT

Friesdorfer

Hoot going well. Met up with several kent faces, and some new. HH to one and all.

Friesdorfer

Really good to meet Mahe. More power to your elbow.
HH

The Gombeen Man

TNT,

Thanks for that. I’ve never really earned my spurs as a punter and I appreciate the second bite at the cherry.

I’ll spend a few more hours research and post my nap on the other page.

I hope the venue for the Hoot hasn’t ran out of cider and Guinness.

Enjoy yourselves.

HH

Gordon64

In McChuills where is everyone ? ?

Mike in Toronto

Hope everyone is having a great day

big packy

MIKE, glad your on im fucking devastated, was called out at 2-o clock this morning by the police, our shop alarm had gone off we have shutters at the front of the shop, but the bassas got into a small bathroom window at the back, we don’t have any cash in the shop, so the bastards excuse my language, tried to set fire to the shop, then smashed up 1 one the grooming tables before the police came along, that’s a couple of grands worth of damage, mike joan does not need this hassle, she does it because if she shuts the shop, there will be 5 girls on the dole, to all the sentinel celts at the hoot, hope you are having a good time.hh.

Mike in Toronto

BP

Sorry to hear that. Fortunately, no one (people or pup) was injured.

big packy

MIKE, thanks,.yes no animals injured hh,

Friesdorfer

Big Packy
So sorry to hear that. Glad that no-one is hurt.
Take care.
HH

big packy

FRIESDORFER, thanks it means a lot.hh.

Packy, We still talking?

Mike in Toronto

BP

Seamus and I are up at the cottage today. A beautiful day here on Lake Simcoe. More like summer than fall. Spent the morning stacking firewood, and just had a dip in the lake to cool off. Think now it might be time for the hammock.

Margaret McGill

Hi All
Enjoy the hoot
Stunningly beautiful day here In Gothenburg

fan-a-tic

Big Packy
Sorry to hear about your trouble at the shop.
HH

Margaret McGill

YE sons of old Killie, assembled by Willie,
To follow the noble vocation;
Your thrifty old mother has scarce such another
To sit in that honoured station.
I’ve little to say, but only to pray,
As praying’s the ton of your fashion;
A prayer from thee Muse you well may excuse
’Tis seldom her favourite passion.

Gordon64

Got waylaid today and by the time I arrived at McChuills the hoot had moved on however the craic in The Tolbooth was mighty. Hh

big packy

THANKS everyone for your comments very much appreciated, JIM was dreading you coming on having been at the hoot and posters calling me fit to burn I love you to bits jim.hh.

Gordon64
Gordon64

Liam Gallagher on Ross is quality-An Oasis reunion is is on the cards Hh

Garry

Gordon
Liam and Noel need to reunite first. 16 years so far. Sad

Garry

BP
Durty bastards. Me and my mate JimTheTim53 are ready to join your posse.l

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