Despite DB posting on the SPL thread about cup competitions in the past it’s important we don’t let that trend continue.
Celtic v Aberdeen is on Setanta Sports 1 today which I’m pleased to see I still have despite not watching it in months.
Team news is:
Wilson Rogne Mulgrew Izzy
Brown Ledley Kayal Commons
Nice to see Commons straight in there. Paddy can feel hard done by I suppose but he could still do with a rest and was denied one the other night. It’s a bit more narrow in midfield with Commons and Brown as the wide players but still enough natural width there to drag them out and both Brown and Commons will have license to get into the box regularly.
I’m praying now that the great Pat Dolan is on commentary. Unfortunately Setanta Ireland are also screening a game I believe so not sure we’re guaranteed Pat.
I notice bet365 have listed the game as being streamed on their site. Wonder if it will be allowed in Ireland with Setanta showing the game. Disappointed Paddy has dropped out. Who is on the bench mate?
Cheers mate. I haven’t see the streaming icon beside the SPL games before, will check it out anyway to make sure, if it doesn’t work I’ll give one of those links a bet. Only 5 allowed on the bench for the cup games I think. I’d say it will be Zaluska, Juarez, Murphy, Ljungberg and McCourt.
Be good to bury these lads nice and early and then give a few fringe lads a run out before hammering them again on Tuesday night.
Ljunberg is probably expecting to have featured more regularly by now but I think it’s interesting that, other than McGinn getting a game last week rather inexplicably, Lennon seems to have realised we’re better with one out and out winger at most and that we could do with more midfielders getting into the box. Forrest does that well in fairness to him from and Ljungberg, Brown and Commons will all do it naturally when they’re wide.
I said before he signed that I think Ljungberg’s movement around the box would lead to a few goals, even with his head. I hope to see the same from Commons. The SPL defences have gotten used to picking big defenders to defend narrow across the box and our previous tactic to overcome that by using pacy wingers became too predictable. There’s a bit more balance about this.