The big talking point all this week will be the Cup final but nobody should lose sight that we have an important 3 points to play for on Wednesday when Hamilton Accies are the visitors to Celtic Park under the Paradise Lights.
Neil Lennon will most likely make a few changes to the team that started against Ross County but I can’t see him shuffling the pack around too much. We will all be praying that all the players come through injury free and that we continue our unbeaten run to 11 games and maybe Aberdeen can do us a favour at Pittodrie.
Lets all hope that French Eddie, Mo Elyounoussi and Boli Bolingoli will all be fit for selection come Sunday at Hampden. Unbelievably Celtic will be aiming to win their 10th domestic trophy in a row and any Celtic fan lucky enough to have a ticket for the Hampden showdown will be cheering on the bhoys loudly while around the World Celtic fans will be glued to their televisions and packing into Celtic pubs to join like minded fans for a few beers and hopefully a victory.
Celtic fans will be watching in different times zones. The tweets will go out from Bangkok to Boston from Sydney to Russia telling us where to watch the game in far off lands. Closer to home ballad singers will be booked and BT will be beamed into pubs and clubs.
BT are starting their coverage at 9 am in the morning I am told. That’s how big the Glasgow Derby is! They might be a new team wearing familiar colours of those who were liquidated but it’s the same fans and the same rivalry and everything else that goes with it.
BT will be live on air before my flight from Dublin has even taken off. If I’m honest I’ll be nervous and I might need a few drinks before the game to settle the nerves, the fingernails will be chewed down but hopefully I will be skipping down the road towards the Brazenhead to celebrate another piece of silverware in the Celtic Trophy Room.
Andrew started More than 90 Minutes in 2001. He has written for numerous publications and online about Celtic. One of his essays featured in Celtic Minded 2 and he is a former newspaper columnist with the Daily Ireland and the man behind celticfanzine.com. He is host of Celtic AM pre-match events at Malone’s in Glasgow on match days and follows Celtic Home & Away. He is a season ticket holder for Celtic FC and the Republic of Ireland. He is also P.R.O. of St. Margaret’s CSC, a member of the Celtic Trust and the Celtic Graves Association.