Points dropped away to Hibs and Livingston have now been banished from the mind. After the international break Celtic have come storming back and are showing the signs of true Champions. The last 3 performances have been outstanding ,the Bhoys have scored 12 goals and only conceded 1.
Celtic fans left Pittodrie today at full time singing and happy to tuck into a carry out on the way down the road to Glasgow while the Aberdeen fans failed to turn up with plenty of empty seats throughout the ground and only their hardcore fans stayed till full time with some leaving at half time with the score 0-4 to the mighty Celts. Maybe it’s time for Aberdeen to make more tickets available to Celtic so they can get a financial boost which their own fans are not prepared to put into their club.
Half time couldn’t come quick enough for the home side. Celtic failed to add to the tally in the second half but everybody will have enjoyed the 90 minutes with Aberdeen unable to find a way to answer the Celtic’s dominance. French Eddie was once again Man of the Match, Youngster Frimpong came back into the starting 11 and repaid the managers faith with his first goal for the club and he seems to be enjoying his time in the first team. The every reliant James Forest was also on hand to slot one in while Mo Elyounouss cool finish was enough to send some of the Aberdeen fans home before other fans could get in the queue for a half time Pie and Bovril.
There was no Europa hangover after Thursday’s night heroics against Lazio. It was another night to remember under lights. Character was shown to come back against a team with more quality in their ranks than we normally face in Scotland. The pass from Eddie was sublime and Ryan Christie slotted the equaliser home comfortably to get us level.
The atmosphere in the a sold out Paradise was brilliant from start to finish but the noise levels were raised to higher levels when the ball hit the back of the net for a second time when big Chris Jullien rose in the air to guide the ball into the back of the net late in the game but the drama did not end there with Fraser Forster called into action to save the day and secure the 3 points. What a night.
Next up St. Mirren at home on Wednesday night which is not as glamourous as the visit of the Italians but the game is more important. A run in Europe is a bonus, 3 points against St. Mirren is a must as we head for 9IAR, then its Hibs in the League Cup semi on Saturday before the famous Glasgow Celtic go to Rome to see the Pope.
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.