In the context of the season tomorrows game is a biggy – make no mistake about it!

Celtic will welcome Aberdeen to Celtic Park for a 5th round Scottish Cup tie, with both teams in good form going into the game.

Why is it so important?

With the league all but wrapped up and Europe a distant memory the Scottish Cup takes on more significance. Our record breaking Celts not only have the chance to lift the Scottish Cup this season but lift it at Celtic Park – now that would be something.

With Hampden out of action for the Commonwealth games, the two domestic cup finals will be played at Celtic Park. An obvious choice to most, I’ll bet.

Celtic have enjoyed great success in the Scottish cup over the years, they are the most successful club ever in the competition, winning it 36 times and runners up on 18 occasions.

The chance to win the trophy at our home ground should not pass us by. We must ensure that come the end of May there is a big day out for Celtic fans. Tomorrow’s game against Aberdeen is instrumental in this dream, the players need to be up for this game and they must know what’s at stake.

I’m sure Neil Lennon will be drilling it into the bhoys today about the games significance. A game in which we could see the debut of new signing Leigh Griffiths who could partner up top with Kris Commons who himself had a fantastic Celtic debut against Aberdeen in the cup.

Given what happened to the manager last week at the hands of some moronic Dons fans, there may be a little more edge to this match between opposing supporters. This shouldn’t cloud the game or distract us from our goal of progressing. The best retaliation would be to send Aberdeen packing from the competition.

Sadly the top tier will be closed for tomorrows game as the demand for tickets is not there. I understand that this game is extra money on top of season tickets – but if you CAN afford to come along, then make sure that you do.

We can cheer the bhoys on their way to a 37th Scottish Cup victory.





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