It would appear we have their attention.

The latest news from Ibrox is they are trying desperately to make sure three of their players who are eligible to play in the African Nations Cup DON’T leave for their countries on the 27th December and stay in Glasgow until after the Glasgow Derby.

According to RecordSport, the Ibrox club are frantically negotiating to keep Calvin Bassey, Joe Aribo and Leon Balogun in town for the Celtic Park showdown.

The confidence shown by many across the city just a month ago appears to have evaporated and with Celtic breathing down their neck, they are incredibly weary of the derby day. Celtic are slowly getting up to speed with a very new look side – of course there’s going to be bumps along the way but we feel in a much better place than last term already.

Celtic have not turned up in the fixture for nearly two years, granted a lot of these derbies have been glorified training sessions behind closed doors. The Hoops must keep in touch at the top until the Derby and see how things unfold from there.

There’s a lot of football still to be played but Celtic have to believe they can give anyone in this league a run for their money.

The game at Celtic Park will be a sell out with likely no involvement from Ibrox fans. Celtic were informed last minute before the previous derby they wouldn’t be receiving any briefs for the game. Celtic can only reciprocate.


  1. Need to stop insulting our intelligence.
    Why would any team NOT want to keep their players aa long aa possible, we would do the same, indeed it would negligent not to.
    And theres no point in excusing last seasons abysmal “efforts” against them as “glorified training sessions” .
    We had the 10 to go for so everything was at stake, the players knew that.
    Its all up to us-certain players need to start turning up against Sevco to end this dismal run against them

  2. Look we want all there so called top players on that pitch we do not need half a team we want them all there there best team we are on them now with two new signings in Jan then they know we will kick on,let them dig deep to bring in new faces we have up the ante over to yous but only our fans get in…


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