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Game Night- Celtic v Partick Thistle Preview

25 September 2019

Its league cup quarter final action tonight at Celtic Park with a Glasgow derby taking place.


Championship strugglers Partick Thistle are the visitors and have new management, out went former Celtic defender Gary Caldwell at the weekend to be replaced with Ian McCall who left joint top Ayr United for a second stint as boss at Firhill.

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Thistle find themselves bottom of the table, with no league wins, two defeats and four losses so far. However in the cup competitions they have done well, winning five out of six cup games played.


No doubt the Thistle fans and players will get a boost with the return of what they see as Thistle men in McCall and former manager Alan Archibald however it would be a massive shock if they were to knock out Celtic.



Neil Lennon may look to rest some of the established stars, with a busy schedule ahead. It would be good to see Calum McGregor have a rest as he has seemed a bit jaded in some matches already this season. Ntcham and Hayes could start with the latter playing for Bolingoli who had been an injury doubt for the 3-1 win over Kilmarnock, only to be included.


I can’t see anything but a Celtic win, even with personnel changes although we did struggle against Dunfermline in the past round which should serve as a warning.


Prediction Celtic 4-0 Thistle.

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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