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CELTIC Up for the Cup

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29 February 2020

Following Thursday night’s abysmal performance in the Europa League, Celtic travel to McDiarmid Park to take on St Johnstone in the Scottish Cup.

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The last few days haven’t been great for those of a green and white persuasion after Sevco beat Braga to reach the last 16 if a European competition for the first time, as we shot ourselves in the foot in a terrible second half display that had the defenders looking like they had never played with each other before.

 

I had said the league was the priority this year, and it is. In both legs we created plenty of chances to win in the first half, looked comfortable only to be outplayed both times after the break. This was a great chance to reach the last 16 for the first time since 2004. It was a sore one to swallow.

 

The game in Perth could therefore be a tricky game, will the players heads be down, will they come out firing on all cylinders, we will have to see. However we should get a boost after Hearts knocked out the newly crowned Europa League last 32 champions, Rangers, who went out after a 1-0 loss at Tynecastle.

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Celtic played St Johnstone a month ago, in Perth, in the league. That time we won comfortably in a great display of attacking football. A similar performance on Sunday would be welcome.

Mick Kane hails from Glasgow. He has been hooked on Celtic since he went to his first game when he was 7. Celtic beat Hamilton 8-3 at Celtic Park on the 3rd of January 1987. His favourite player at the time, Brian McClair scored four goals.

He started going regular as a 16 year old when Celtic played at Hampden for the season, being a Southsider it meant a short train journey to get to Hampden. From then he has had a season ticket travelled around Europe for games as Celtic became the dominant force in Scottish football again. A nice change from growing up during Rangers run to 9 in a row.

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