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Thursday 20th February 2025

Atletico Bilbao v Celtic - EURO Cup First Knockout Round, First-leg

Team Selection

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Celtic make ONE change.

IN: Billy Gilmour (MC).

OUT: Scott McTominay (MC).

Highlights

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In a fairly even first-half, with chances at both ends, Celtic had their goalkeeper Steven Harrison to thank that it was goalless at the break.

HT: Atletico Bilbao 0-0 Celtic

52 minutes.

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Karamoko Dembele signals the bench that he has a calf issue and Oliver McBurnie comes on.

59 minutes.

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Against the run of play in the second-half, Stevie Mallan grabs a vital away goal for Celtic after a neat counter-attacking move led by Greg Taylor down the left wing.

61 minutes.

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Two minutes later, Bautista equalises with a stunning individual goal, after good work by de Albeniz.

72 minutes.

Atletico Bilbao's Inaki is shown a straight red for a two-footed challenge on Paddy McKee.

Celtic change from a BALANCED to an ATTACKING mentality.

Celtic created a number of chances as they dominated the closing stages but were unable to score a second goal.

FT: Atletico Bilbao 1-1 Celtic

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Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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Posted (edited)

20 February 2025

LATE NIGHT PHONE CALL

Stuniverse: Hi, Stan. How are you?

Stanley Baryla (Stuniverse's agent): Good thanks. Great result tonight.

Stuniverse: Thanks. We're disappointed we didn't win it late-on when we had the extra man.

Stanley BarylaCan you talk?

Stuniverse: Yeah. I'm in my hotel room. Sure.

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Stanley Baryla: I've heard from Jacques-Henri Eyraud. He wants to know what backroom changes you want to make. Sounds like the Marseille job is yours if you want it.

Stuniverse: That's great news. It's just Jari [Litmanen] as Assistant Manager this time. You've got Jari's details, haven't you?

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Stanley Baryla: Yeah, I'll speak to Jari's agent and we'll sort that with Jacques-Henri.

Stuniverse: Thanks. And they're ok with us joining at the end of the season?

Stanley Baryla: They know that's what you want but they haven't confirmed their agreement yet. I'll keep working on that one for you.

Stuniverse: Thanks. It's important to me, and Jari, that we see the season through with Celtic.

Stanley Baryla: I know. Leave it with me. Are you still going to the Marseille v Nice match on Saturday?

Stuniverse: That's the plan. Yes.

Stanley Baryla: Great. I'll see you Saturday at the Stade Orange Velodrome although I'm sure we'll talk again before then.

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Saturday 22nd February 2025

Pre-match v Rangers (a) - Ladbrokes Premiership (28)

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The Bhoys: Tomorrow will be your 100th match as manager of Celtic. Will it also be your last?

Stuniverse: No.

The Bhoys: Will it be your last Old Firm derby?

Stuniverse: No. After the encounter at Ibrox Stadium tomorrow, we still have 10 more games in the Premier League, including another one against Rangers in the Championship Group after the split. Will you be asking me this every time?

The Bhoys: Aye. Whilst your name remains linked with the Marseille job and your intentions remain unclear. Aye.

Stuniverse: OK. Let me tell me you it like it is and then hopefully we can focus on Celtic moving forward, as we intend to do.

Am I interested in managing Marseille at some point in the future? Yes. Are we in talks with Marseille? Yes. Has anything been agreed and signed? No. Have I been offered the job and discussed personal terms? No. Am I planning on leaving Celtic this season? No. Am I going to lead Celtic to a domestic treble this season? Hopefully, yes, that's the plan. OK?

The Bhoys: OK. Good luck against Rangers today and congratulations on reaching 100 matches as Celtic manager.

Stuniverse: Thank you.

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Match Preview

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Unavailable: Scott McTominay (suspended), Karamoko Dembele (calf strain), Scott McKellar (twisted ankle).


Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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Graeme Murty (Rangers manager):

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Posted (edited)

22 February 2025

STUNIVERSE WATCHES MARSEILLE BEAT NICE

The Bhoys: Celtic manager Stuniverse was spotted at the Stade Orange Velodrome yesterday as Olympique De Marseille beat OGC Nice 4-0 in the Sud derby.

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Sunday 23rd February 2025

Rangers (2nd) v Celtic (1st) - Ladbrokes Premiership (28)

Team Selection

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Celtic make ONE change.

IN: Oliver McBurnie (MR).

OUT: Karamoko Dembele (MR-calf strain).

Highlights

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23 minutes.

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Celtic's Paddy McKee picks up a foot injury and is replaced by Ewan Henderson.

42 minutes.

Stevie Mallan floats a free-kick into the penalty area, Mikey Johnston goes down under a challenge from McPake, and the referee awards a penalty.

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Stevie Mallan, who missed his last penalty against Inverness, steps up and fires his shot well wide.

HT: Rangers 0-0 Celtic

51 minutes.

Bremner thought he'd sprung the Celtic defence and given Rangers the lead, but he was adjudged to be offside.

57 minutes.

Thomas hits the post and Celtic goalkeeper, Steven Harrison, scrambles to get to the rebound just before Bremner.

59 minutes.

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Somewhat against the run of play, Celtic take the lead when Lawrence Shankland heads home Ewan Henderson's cross.

81 minutes.

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Armstrong Oko-Flex doubles Celtic's lead, heading in Oliver McBurnie's cross at the far post.

FT: Rangers 0-2 Celtic

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Graeme Murty (Rangers manager):

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Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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The Bhoys: Congratulations. There's nothing better than beating Rangers at Ibrox Stadium. Celtic now have a 24 point lead at the top with only 30 points left to play for. At this rate, the Premier League title could be yours before the split.

Stuniverse: Thank you. The players have been magnificent this season and they've put themselves in a superb position to clinch the title sooner rather than later. 

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23 February 2025

PHONE CALL TO AGENT

Stanley Baryla (Stuniverse's agent): Hi, Stuniverse. Congratulations on beating Rangers again.

Stuniverse: Thanks, Stan. Have you heard anything?

Stanley Baryla: Yes, bad news, I'm afraid though.

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Stuniverse: We didn't get the job.

Stanley Baryla: No. I'm sorry. There'll be announcing Thierry Laurey tomorrow.

Stuniverse: He used to play for Marseille, didn't he?

Stanley Baryla: Yes, he did. And he's already left Brest, together with his backroom team, and he'll start work at Marseille tomorrow.

Stuniverse: Is that what it came down to, do you think? That he could start immediately?

Stanley Baryla: I think so, yes. They didn't say as much, but clubs don't usually ask what backroom changes you want to make unless they're seriously considering offering you the job. I know you were very clear about not joining until the summer, but had they offered you the job but starting immediately, would you have taken it?

Stuniverse: No, I wouldn't. I want to finish this season with Celtic. 

Stanley Baryla: There'll be other opportunities in the summer, I'm sure.

Stuniverse: Hopefully, yes. Thanks, Stan.

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24 February 2025

MARSEILLE APPOINT LAUREY

The Bhoys: Olympique De Marseille have this morning announced the appointment of former player Thierry Laurey as their new manager. Celtic manager, Stuniverse, confirmed he was talking to the Ligue 1 club about their managerial vacancy but was clear he didn't want to leave Celtic this season. Laurey is expected to start work at the Stade Orange Velodrome today, having said his goodbyes at Brest yesterday.

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Shame about the Marseille job. Looked like they had a pretty congenial and realistic vision too.

Was there anything about Marseille or the French league that piqued your interest specifically, or was it just that the job happened to come up while you were thinking about greener pastures?

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33 minutes ago, Tajerio said:

Shame about the Marseille job. Looked like they had a pretty congenial and realistic vision too.

Yes, @Tajerio. When Marseille asked for my backroom changes, I thought I'd got the job. I've never been asked to do that, without being offered the job shortly afterwards. I guess OM weren't prepared to wait until the end of the season as their new manager started work immediately.

33 minutes ago, Tajerio said:

Was there anything about Marseille or the French league that piqued your interest specifically, or was it just that the job happened to come up while you were thinking about greener pastures?

I had said that I wasn't going to apply for jobs until the summer but, when I saw the Marseille job become available, I changed my mind as, in my head, Marseille were a big club in France and seeing them 8th in Ligue 1 had me thinking there'd be a good project there to get behind. In real-life, Marseille are 2nd after 28 games and, on this save, they finished 3rd in 2019/20 and thereafter 11th, 15th, 7th and 7th. The challenge was one that interested me after two seasons of dominating Scottish domestic football with Celtic.

These are the leagues I have loaded:

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I think my time in Scotland will be done by the summer as, domestically, it's not that challenging. Although I won't completely rule England out - never say never - I nearly always manage in England so I fancy managing somewhere else for a change. Italy and Spain are the two countries that appeal to me most, but I won't rule out Belgium, France, Germany, Holland or Portugal.

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Thursday 27th February 2025

Pre-match v Atletico Bilbao (H) - EURO Cup First Knockout Round, second-leg

Aggregate score: 1-1 after first-leg

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Match Preview

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Unavailable: Karamoko Dembele (calf strain).

Doubtful: Paddy McKee (bruised foot-90), Scott McKellar (twisted ankle-75).

Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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Thursday 27th February 2025

Celtic v Atletico Bilbao - EURO Cup First Knockout Round, second-leg

Aggregate score: 1-1 after first-leg

Team Selection

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Celtic make ONE change.

IN: Ewan Henderson (AMC).

OUT: Paddy McKee (AMC-bruised foot).

Highlights

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25 minutes.

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Goni gives Atletico Bilbao the lead on the night, and on aggregate, with a volley after Munlan heads down Molist's cross.

33 minutes.

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Mikey Johnston levels things up, from a Stevie Mallan corner, getting on the end of a Scott McKenna header and steering the ball into the back of the net.

HT: Celtic 1-1 Atletico Bilbao / Agg: 2-2

54 minutes.

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Mikey Johnston goes off injured and Armstrong Oko-Flex replaces him.

67 minutes.

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After Ewan Henderson gets caught in possession, Pardo plays in Cordoba and Atletico Bilbao take the lead with a valuable second away goal.

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Celtic change to a VERY ATTACKING 4-2-4 wide formation.

71 minutes.

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Goni gives Atletico Bilbao an insurmountable lead after a scramble in Celtic's penalty area.

84 minutes.

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Lawrence shankland gives Celtic a lifeline, after good work by Chancel Mbemba and Armstrong Oko-Flex.

85 minutes.

Molist hits the post and Celtic goalkeeper Steven Harrison pounces on the rebound.

FT: Celtic 2-3 Atletico Bilbao / Agg: Bilbao win 4-3.

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Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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28 February 2025

CELTIC'S MARCH FIXTURES

The Bhoys: Celtic will look to clinch the Premier League title in March as they require a mere seven points to get over the line. Celtic will also look to progress to the Scottish Cup Semi-Final when they visit Dundee in the Quarter-Final.

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1 March 2025

CELTIC'S STUNIVERSE WINS MANAGER OF THE MONTH

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CELTIC'S MALLAN NAMED PLAYER OF THE MONTH

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1 March 2025

MONTHLY REPORTS

Manager Performance:

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Finances:

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Dynamics:

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1 March 2025

ECREPONT OUT FOR THE SEASON

The Bhoys: Celtic fans have almost certainly seen the last of Finn Ecrepont this season after the 22 year-old left-back tore knee ligaments i training this week.

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Sunday 2nd March 2025

Pre-match v Dundee (a) - Scottish Cup Quarter-Final

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Match Preview

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Unavailable: Finn Ecrepont (torn knee ligaments), Karamoko Dembele (calf strain).

Doubtful: Mikey Johnston (tight hamstring-90), Paddy McKee (bruised foot-90), Robbie McCrorie (pulled groin-90), Scott McKellar (twisted ankle-75).

Fatigued: Stevie Mallan (88%).

Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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2 March 2025

ST JOHNSTONE AWAIT IN SEMI-FINALS

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Sunday 2nd March 2025

Dundee (PL) v Celtic (PL) - Scottish Cup Quarter-Final

Team Selection

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Celtic make SEVEN changes.

IN: Anthony Ralston (DR), Chancel Mbemba (DC), Stuart McJannet (MC), Scott McTominay (MC), Armstrong Oko-Flex (ML), Paddy McKee (AMC), Adam Idah (SC).

OUT: Callum Paterson (DR), Scott McKenna (DC), Stevie Mallan (MC), Billy Gilmour (MC), Mikey Johnston (ML), Ewan Henderson (AMC), Lawrence Shankland (SC).

Highlights

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8 minutes.

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Adam Idah gives Celtic the lead, steering Armstrong Oko-Flex's low cross into the corner of the net.

19 minutes.

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Oliver McBurnie doubled Celtic's lead, heading in Greg Taylor's cross.

29 minutes.

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Ngoy pulled one back for Dundee, getting on the end of Erhahon's pass and rocketing the ball past Steven Harrison at his near post.

34 minutes.

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Adam Idah restored Celtic's two-goal lead, heading in Paddy McKee's cross for his second goal of the game.

HT: Dundee 1-3 Celtic

There was no further scoring in the second-half.

FT: Dundee 1-3 Celtic

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Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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2 March 2025

CELTIC WILL PLAY ST JOHNSTONE IN SEMI-FINAL

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Wednesday 5th March 2025

Pre-match v Inverness Caledonian Thistle (H) - Ladbrokes Premiership (29)

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Match Preview

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Unavailable: Finn Ecrepont (torn knee ligaments), Karamoko Dembele (calf strain).

Doubtful: Mikey Johnston (tight hamstring-90), Paddy McKee (bruised foot-90), Fraser Hornby (bruised knee-90), Robbie McCrorie (pulled groin-90), Scott McKellar (twisted ankle-75).

Fatigued: Greg Taylor (89%), Oliver McBurnie (88%).

Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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On 26/02/2020 at 23:23, Stuniverse said:

Post-match: Celtic (5) 5-2 (0) Falkirk

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I've just started skimming through this today. This is where I got to - looking forward to getting through the rest of it. I must admit I got quite gripped getting to this point, even to the point of hoping Celtic nick a point to secure the league. I must be really missing Scottish football. 

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21 minutes ago, Sean1967 said:

I've just started skimming through this today. This is where I got to - looking forward to getting through the rest of it. I must admit I got quite gripped getting to this point, even to the point of hoping Celtic nick a point to secure the league. I must be really missing Scottish football. 

Thanks, @Sean1967. Welcome to the Adventure.

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Wednesday 5th March 2025

Celtic (1st) v Inverness Caledonian Thistle (3rd) - Ladbrokes Premiership (29)

Team Selection

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Celtic make THREE changes.

IN: Scott McKenna (DC), Stevie Mallan (MC), Mikey Johnston (ML).

OUT: Greg Taylor (DL-fatigued), Oliver McBurnie (MR), Armstrong Oko-Flex (ML).

Highlights

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14 minutes.

Stevie Mallan sends over a corner for Celtic and Mikey Johnston is shoved in the area. Penalty.

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Adam Idah's spot-kick is saved by Eastwood.

HT: Celtic 0-0 Inverness Caledonian Thistle

58 minutes.

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Inverness Caledonian Thistle took the lead, against the run of play, when Celtic's captain Scott McKenna headed Finch's free-kick past his own goalkeeper.

59 minutes.

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Scott McTominay wins the ball in Inverness's penalty area and Mikey Johnston equalises for Celtic.

60 minutes.

Celtic change to a 4-2-4 wide system.

61 minutes.

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Scott McKenna scores at the right end of the pitch this time, heading in Stevie Mallan's free-kick.

69 minutes.

Armstrong Oko-Flex and Mikey Johnston combined well down the left and Johnston's shot hit the post.

79 minutes.

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Ewan Henderson scored Celtic's third goal after pinball in the Inverness penalty area; first Mikey Johnston's shot was blocked, then Armstrong Oko-Flex's shot was blocked, then Ewan Henderson's shot was blocked, before Henderson scored at the second attempt.

FT: Celtic 3-1 Inverness Caledonian Thistle

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Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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The Bhoys: With nine matches left to play, you need just two more points to clinch the Premier League title. You can be crowned Champions as early as Saturday against Hearts.

Stuniverse: It's no more than this squad of players deserve. They've been magnificent all season and this weekend we have the opportunity to win the Premier League in front of our own fans at Celtic Park.

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5 March 2025

CELTIC QUALIFY FOR THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS CUP

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CELTIC BOARD SET INITIAL BUDGETS

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Sunday 9th March 2025

Pre-match v Heart of Midlothian (H) - Ladbrokes Premiership (30)

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Match Preview

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Unavailable: Finn Ecrepont (torn knee ligaments), Karamoko Dembele (calf strain).

Doubtful: Mikey Johnston (tight hamstring-90), Paddy McKee (bruised foot-90), Fraser Hornby (bruised knee-90), Robbie McCrorie (pulled groin-90), Scott McKellar (twisted ankle-45).

Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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Sunday 9th March 2025

Celtic (1st) v Heart of Midlothian (8th) - Ladbrokes Premiership (30)

Team Selection

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Celtic make THREE changes for a match which will see them crowned Premier League CHAMPIONS with a win.

IN: Greg Taylor (DL), Billy Gilmour (MC), Ewan Henderson (AMC).

OUT: Chancel Mbemba (DL), Scott McTominay (MC), Paddy McKee (AMC-bruised foot).

Highlights

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33 minutes.

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Mikey Johnston thought he'd broken through Hearts's resolute defence when Billy Gilmour headed down Stevie Mallan's corner and Johnston swept the ball over the line, but the offside flag went up. The Celtic bench were furious as they clearly felt Johnston was onside.

36 minutes.

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Stuart McJannet finally found a way through, scoring at the second attempt after his first shot was blocked.

HT: Celtic 1-0 Heart of Midlothian

Celtic bring on Lawrence Shankland for Billy Gilmour and switch to an ATTACKING 4-2-4 wide system.

73 minutes.

Substitute Oliver McBurnie rattles the crossbar with a header from Greg Taylor's cross.

83 minutes.

Stevie Mallan's free-kick strikes the outside of the post.

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FT: Celtic 1-0 Heart of Midlothian

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The Bhoys: I know, as Celtic fans, we expect to win the league every season, but you still have to go out there and do it. I'm sure it's not as easy as you make it look. Congratulations on bringing the Premier League trophy back to Celtic Park again. How does it feel?

Stuniverse: Thank you. It's a fantastic feeling to be honest. I'm pleased for our supporters but I'm delighted for the players. They work incredibly hard on the training ground to achieve and maintain the standards we demand here at Celtic Park and it's all for days like this. To win trophies like we have today makes all the blood, sweat and tears worthwhile.

But we can't afford to ease off. That's the league title and the Betfred Cup in the trophy cabinet but we want to complete the treble and add the Scottish Cup as well.

Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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10 March 2025

CELTIC CROWNED CHAMPIONS

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LEAGUES LOADED

I'm removing some of the lower leagues I had loaded on this save and adding the Russian Premier League (from 20/06/2025), the Turkish Super League (from 20/06/2025) and the Ukranian Premier League (from 27/06/2025), which will make all the European Leagues ranked above the Scottish Premier League available from game date 27th June 2025 (current game date: 10th March 2025).

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10 March 2025

STUNIVERSE WARNED BY FA

The Bhoys: Celtic manager Stuniverse has been warned by the FA following his reaction to Mikey Johnston's goal against Hearts being ruled out for offside.

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14 March 2025

CELTIC YOUTH INTAKE

The Bhoys: Celtic's Head of Youth Development Chris McCart has confirmed this season's crop of youth intake candidates.

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Martin McCarthy

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James Thompson

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Saturday 15th March 2025

Pre-match v Dundee (H) - Ladbrokes Premiership (31)

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Match Preview

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Unavailable: Finn Ecrepont (torn knee ligaments).

Doubtful: Mikey Johnston (tight hamstring-90), Fraser Hornby (bruised knee-90), Robbie McCrorie (pulled groin-90), Karamoko Dembele (calf strain-45).

 

Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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David Moyes (Dundee manager):

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Posted (edited)

Saturday 15th March 2025

Celtic (1st) v Dundee (10th) - Ladbrokes Premiership (31)

Team Selection

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Celtic make TWO changes.

IN: Callum Paterson (MC), Lawrence Shankland (SC).

OUT: Stevie Mallan (MC), Billy Gilmour (MC).

Highlights

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Celtic spring a surprise by going with an ATTACKING 4-4-2 rather than their normal 4-2-3-1 formation.

8 minutes.

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Lawrence Shankland gave Celtic an early lead after Doohan, in the Dundee goal, had parried Anthony Ralston's shot away.

11 minutes.

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Celtic doubled their lead with an incisive counter-attack from a Dundee corner, cleared to Greg Taylor, who released Lawrence Shankland down the left channel, to square the ball for an easy tap-in by Adam Idah.

36 minutes.

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Mikey Johnston made it 3-0, after being released by Ewan Henderson's through ball, although Doohan, in the Dundee goal, should've done more at his near post to keep it out. 

40 minutes.

Adam Idah headed in Ewan Henderson's free-kick, only to see the offside flag go up.

HT: Celtic 3-0 Dundee

54 minutes.

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Dundee pulled one back in fortunate circumstances after Howe headed Mackie's free-kick against the post, only for Callum Paterson to get his attempted clearance all wrong and knock the ball over the line for an own goal.

58 minutes.

Adam Idah's header is pushed up into the air by Doohan and Stuart Findlay followed up to head the ball into the net, only for the assistant referee to raise his flag.

66 minutes.

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Dundee made a game of it at 3-2 after Amos rounded off an incisive breakaway, with Ngoy and Erhahon playing a pivotal role.

89 minutes.

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Mikey Johnston eased Celtic's nerves by restoring a two-goal lead direct from a free-kick.

90+3 minutes.

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Chancel Mbemba lashed in a thunderous shot from the edge of the penalty area after neat work by substitute Paddy McKee.

FT: Celtic 5-2 Dundee

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Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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18 March 2025

ROBERTSON AWARE OF HARRISON'S FINE FORM

The Bhoys: Scotland manager John Robertson may have just hinted in comments to Sky Sports News that Celtic's 20 year-old goalkeeper Steven Harrison is about to be called up to the National squad.

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On 27/04/2020 at 22:31, Stuniverse said:

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Great way to win the league. At the end of the 2017/18 season we beat Rangers 5-0 to seal the title and it is one of the best games I've been to. It should have 8 or 9 in all honesty. This is turning out to be a very fascinating thread. It is a very believable manager trajectory. 

Quite funny that Murty is Rangers manager again. 

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13 minutes ago, Sean1967 said:

Great way to win the league.

Yes, no better way to clinch a title than by beating your arch rivals convincingly.

13 minutes ago, Sean1967 said:

At the end of the 2017/18 season we beat Rangers 5-0 to seal the title and it is one of the best games I've been to. It should have 8 or 9 in all honesty.

I can imagine. I bet there was quite a green-and-white party afterwards.

13 minutes ago, Sean1967 said:

This is turning out to be a very fascinating thread. It is a very believable manager trajectory. 

Thank you, @Sean1967. I appreciate you reading and taking the time to comment.

13 minutes ago, Sean1967 said:

Quite funny that Murty is Rangers manager again.

Yes, I thought the same when I first saw Murty was in charge. On my save, Murty came in on 24/12/2019, after Gerrard was sacked, so he's been there 5 years and 85 days (as of game date 19/03/2025) and counting...

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18 March 2025

HARRISON ONE OF 28 CELTIC CALL-UPS

The Bhoys: Celtic's 20 year-old goalkeeper Steven Harrison has been called-up to the Scotland senior squad by manager John Robertson but Oliver McBurnie and Callum Paterson have been overlooked.

In total, Celtic will have 28 players away on international duty after the home match against Motherwell this weekend.

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22 March 2025

CELTIC LAND HICKEY

The Bhoys: Celtic have confirmed they've activated a release clause in Brentford's 22 year-old full-back Aaron Hickey's contract to sign him for £27.5M as Celtic will be involved in a major European club competition next season.

Hickey, who will join up with 13 of his future Celtic team-mates on World Cup Qualifying international duty with Scotland next week, has agreed terms on a deal that will keep him at Celtic Park until the summer of 2030.

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Saturday 22nd March 2025

Pre-match v Motherwell (H) - Ladbrokes Premiership (32)

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Match Preview

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Unavailable: Finn Ecrepont (torn knee ligaments).

Doubtful: Karamoko Dembele (calf strain-75), Jordan Ross (bruised thigh-75).

Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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Neil Lennon (Unemployed manager):

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Saturday 22nd March 2025

Celtic (1st) v Motherwell (9th) - Ladbrokes Premiership (32)

Team Selection

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Celtic make ONE change.

IN: Scott McTominay (MC).

OUT: Callum Paterson (MC).

Highlights

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2 minutes.

Adam Idah thought he'd headed in Mikey Johnston's free-kick for an early Celtic lead, but the flag went up for offside.

8 minutes.

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Six minutes later, Adam Idah did beat Motherwell's offside trap to break the deadlock, finishing with composure after a lovely through ball from Ewan Henderson.

27 minutes.

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Mikey Johnston doubled Celtic's lead with a curling free-kick.

HT: Celtic 2-0 Motherwell

53 minutes.

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Mikey Johnston added a third for Celtic after Scott McTominay's shot was deflected into his path.

90+3 minutes.

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Hesketh grabbed a late consolation for Motherwell.

FT: Celtic 3-1 Motherwell

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24th March 2025

TO QUIT... OR NOT TO QUIT?

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Stanley Baryla (Stuniverse's agent): Hi Stuniverse, another good win against Motherwell. What can I do for you?

Stuniverse: Thank you, Stan. How's the job market looking currently?

Stanley Baryla: It's slow at the moment but I expect it'll get busier the closer we get to the end of the season. Right now, Atalanta (Italy) and Rio Ave (Portugal) are probably the only ones that might interest you. In terms of managers currently under pressure - real pressure, that is, not media speculation - are LOSC Lille (France), Leicester City (England), Lazio (Italy), Borussia Monchengladbach (Germany) and Twente (Holland) amongst others.

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Stuniverse: Not interested in either of those. I'm thinking I may need to quit Celtic after the Scottish Cup Final.

Stanley Baryla: You're not in the Final yet.

Stuniverse: No, but let's be honest, if we don't beat St Johnstone then Celtic should sack me any way.

Stanley Baryla: [Laughs]. Are you definitely done at Celtic then?

Stuniverse: I think so, yes. We're 31 points clear of Rangers and looking good for a treble. In two seasons we've won two Premiership titles, two Betfred Cups, and hopefully we'll win the Scottish Cup in a few weeks time. The only real challenge is the European Champions Cup and the consolation EURO Cup but, as we found this season, we may only get a few games in Europe and then it's a long wait for the next season to come around again.

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Stanley Baryla: Well, if you're sure you don't want to be at Celtic next season, then quitting would make things easier in the short-term.

Stuniverse: Yes, I think so. Missing out on the Marseille job upset me more than I thought it would. In the short-term?

Stanley Baryla: Yes. You'll be immediately available and, as we know, Marseille couldn't afford the compensation Celtic wanted and you had to go pleading to the Board. If you quit, that's no longer an issue, and you're free to apply for any jobs you want without worrying about upsetting your bosses. I said short-term because it's also a risk.

Stuniverse: Risk?

Stanley Baryla: Well, yes. Apart from the obvious fact that you're not working, we basically have the summer to find you a job whilst your stock is high following your success at Celtic. Once the new season starts, your stock will erode the longer you're unemployed so, yes, we would need to find you a job in the summer. 

Stuniverse: I agree.

Stanley Baryla: And, let's not forget, we have yet to receive an actual job offer from any club outside of Scotland and England so not being able to speak any other languages could prove problematic.

Stuniverse: Marseille didn't seem to mind.

Stanley Baryla: They didn't offer you the job and they have an American owner who does speak English.

Stuniverse: Good point. When do we need to decide?

Stanley Baryla: I'll put some feelers out but we need to know for definite by the time the season ends.

Stuniverse: Day after the Scottish Cup Final?

Stanley Baryla: Yes. Unless a job you're interested in becomes available sooner in which case we'll need to talk urgently.

Stuniverse: Works for me. Let's talk soon.

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31 March 2025

SCOTLAND AND CELTIC SUFFER DOUBLE INJURY BLOW

The Bhoys: Celtic's Paddy McKee and Mikey Johnston both picked up injuries during Scotland's 3-0 World Cup qualifying victory over Lithuania.

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31 March 2025

CELTIC'S APRIL FIXTURES

The Bhoys: Celtic have two matches against St. Johnstone before the  Premiership split, one in the league and the Scottish Cup semi-final against St. Johnstone.

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1 April 2025

STUNIVERSE AND JOHNSON WIN MONTHLY AWARDS

The Bhoys: Celtic manager Stuniverse was named Manager of the Month and Celtic's left-winger Mikey Johnston claimed the Player of the Month award.

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1 April 2025

MONTHLY REPORTS

Manager Performance:

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Finances:

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Dynamics:

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Saturday 5th April 2025

Pre-match v St Johnstone (a) - Ladbrokes Premiership (33)

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Match Preview

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Unavailable: Scott McKenna (suspended), Finn Ecrepont (torn knee ligaments), Paddy McKee (pulled knee ligaments).

Doubtful: Mikey Johnston (bruised ankle-90), Chris Mochrie (tight calf-90).

Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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Posted (edited)

Saturday 5th April 2025

St Johnstone (12th) v Cltic (1st) - Ladbrokes Premiership (33)

Team Selection

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Celtic make FOUR changes.

IN: Scott McKellar (DC), Stevie Mallan (MC), Karamoko Dembele (MR), Armstrong Oko-Flex (ML).

OUT: Scott McKenna (DC-suspended), Scott McTominay (MC), Stuart McJanet (MR), Mikey Johnston (ML).

Highlights

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2 minutes.

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Set-up nicely by Karamoko Dembele, Adam Idah gave Celtic an early lead, although his powerful shot somehow squirmed its way through Clark's gloves.

17 minutes.

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Adam Idah swept in his second goal of the game, after Obita failed to clear a Stevie Mallan corner. 

21 minutes.

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Adam Idah completed a sensational hat-trick, heading in Karamoko Dembele's cross at the near post.

28 minutes.

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Ewan Henderson finished off an excellent passing move by curling a shot into the top corner from outside the penalty area.

HT: St Johnstone 0-4 Celtic

81 minutes.

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Stuart Findlay dwelled on the ball too long in his own penalty area, was robbed by Dunn who went on to score past Steven Harrison.

82 minutes.

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Ewan Henderson heads in Stevie Mallan's free-kick at the far post.

FT: St Johnstone 1-5 Celtic

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Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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05 April 2025

CELTIC'S CHAMPIONSHIP GROUP FIXTURES

The Bhoys: Having already celebrated winning the Premiership title, Celtic's fixtures for the Championship Group, following the split, have now been confirmed.

Celtic will play three of the five fixtures at Celtic Park, including the Old Firm derby against Rangers.

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Saturday 12th April 2025

Pre-match v St Johnstone (N) - Scottish Cup Semi-Final

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Match Preview

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Unavailable: Finn Ecrepont (torn knee ligaments), Paddy McKee (pulled knee ligaments).

Doubtful: Mikey Johnston (bruised ankle-90), Chris Mochrie (tight calf-90).

Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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Robbie Neilson (St Johnstone manager):

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Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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Posted (edited)

Saturday 12th April 2025

Celtic v St Johnstone (N) - Scottish Cup Semi-Final

Team Selection

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Celtic make TWO changes.

IN: Scott McKenna (DC), Mikey Johnston (ML).

OUT: Stuart Findlay (DC), Armstrong Oko-Flex (ML).

Highlights

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13 minutes.

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Karamoko Dembele gives Celtic an early lead, side-footing a volley into the back of the net from Greg Taylor's cross.

26 minutes.

St Johnstone are reduced to 10 men when Ogbene was adjudged to have thrown an elbow at Karamoko Dembele.

42 minutes.

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Greg Taylor doubles Celtic's lead after being played in by Stevie Mallan.

HT: Celtic 2-0 St Johnstone

51 minutes.

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Ewan Henderson rifles in a powerful shot from outside the penalty area, Clark gets a hand to the ball but can't keep it out.

74 minutes.

Celtic substitute Stuart McJannet threads a pass through and Lawrence Shankland's shot hits the post.

75 minutes.

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Celtic score a fourth when substitute Chancel Mbemba stoops to head home a Stevie Mallan corner.

76 minutes.

St Johnstone are reduced to nine men when Crawford trips Ewan Henderson and picks up a second yellow card.

FT: Celtic 4-0 St Johnstone

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Stuniverse (Celtic manager):

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Posted (edited)

13 April 2025

CELTIC WILL PLAY KILMARNOCK IN FINAL

The Bhoys: Celtic will face Kilmarnock in the Scottish Cup Final after Kilmarnock defeated Aberdeen 2-1 in the second semi-final. Celtic had previously beaten St Johnstone 4-0.

Celtic will be clear favourites to lift the Scottish Cup, having beaten Kilmarnock three times out of three so far this season - 6-0 (H), 2-0 (a) and 1-0 (H).

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