Celtic announce another sell-out at Paradise
Another week, another game, another sell-out at Celtic Park.
Ahead of today’s 3pm kick-off with Livingston, the Celtic FC Tickets twitter account announced that, yet again, there won’t be a spare seat at Paradise.
In a game that could see the Bhoys end up at the top of the Scottish Premiership, Ange Postecoglou’s football is attracting the Hoops faithful in their thousands. And thousands.
What an important game, too. Ange Postecoglou and his Bhoys can demonstrate their vast improvement since the last time Livingston met Celtic.
In a dismal, scrappy game, Livi came out with a 1-0 win at their notoriously tricky home ground. Now, Celtic fans will be hoping for emphatic revenge, against a team in patchy form.
Livingston have lost 3 of their last 6 [WhoScored?], although wins over St Johnstone and Ross County have lifted spirits a little around Almondvale. Livi midfielder Jason Holt believes a “gritty” and organised display could be enough against the Hoops.
Ah, but; Celtic are rampant. The Bhoys have scored 11 in 5 games, and are on an impeccable home run. Postecoglou’s side have conceded just one goal at Paradise in 21-22.
The Ange Effect: Another sell-out, Celtic supporters are desperate to soak up Postecoglou’s brand of football
Celtic are on fire at the moment. After not being allowed in at all last season, fans would still turn up if Tony Pulis had arrived and Peter Crouch was brought out of retirement to lead the line.
Ok, maybe that’s an exaggeration. But it’s inarguable that we’ve been treated to some excellent football at Celtic Park this season.
Home thrashings, convincing wins and scrappy displays alike have convinced supporters that the club, for the first time in a while, is headed in a positive direction.
The sell-out makes for an interesting situation, though. The fact that seats are sold out implies something of a party atmosphere. However, large sections of the crowd will remain silent for at least half an hour, in protest against the controversial potential hire of Bernard Higgins to a role at the club.
For so many reasons, it should be a blockbuster afternoon at Celtic Park. Will the Bhoys deliver more scintillating ‘Angeball’ this afternoon? 60,000 people will be hoping so.