It’s an away day to Aberdeen on Sunday for those of us lucky enough to have secured a ticket. Away tickets are getting harder and harder to get as Scottish clubs continue to cut allocations while failing to sell out their own stadiums on matchdays when Celtic come to town.
Celtic had no problem filling the stadium with our fans last Saturday to see James Forest raise the Champions Flag. The atmosphere was really good as fans welcomed the players up Paradise Way before the real business kicked off on the pitch.
Not a vintage performance but 4 goals to cheer on and Brendan Rodgers told us it will get better after the game and it did when Kilmarnock beat the rangers 1-0. Flights were delayed home for travelling fans but it did not dampen our spirits and a few celebration drinks were had.
It will be an early start for Celtic supporters on Sunday who will be boarding buses for the journey North before many are up breakfast. I’m sure the Police will be on route to make sure nobody enjoys a few beers on the way. It could be a photo opportunity with confiscated cargo, El Chapo style.
Brendan Rodgers will lock horns with former Celt, Barry Robson, who I’m sure has been on the phone to Brendan to see what’s happening with Liam Scales who done well while on loan last season in Aberdeen.
Liel Abada who limped off last Saturday during Celtic’s 4-2 win over Ross County is fit and in contention for another start but Hyeongyu Oh is out after picking up an injury and could be out for up to six weeks.
Alistair Johnston and Marco Tilio are not expected to be in contention for some game time till mid-September as they continue their rehab to get back to match fitness.
Midday kick off’s on a Sunday are not ideal but it is what it is and my journey will begin on Saturday evening after St. Margaret’s CSC AGM. It’s a big year for the club as we celebrate 25 years on the road home and away.
For those not travelling they can watch the game on Sky and Celtic TV will show the game outside the UK and Ireland.