Celtic announce PPV broadcast option for Ross County clash

By Euan Davidson

March 18, 2022

Celtic have announced there’ll be a PPV option for tomorrow’s game against Ross County.

It’s a 3pm kick-off at Celtic Park, an increasingly unusual start time for Hoops games in the modern era. Obviously, Pass to Paradise will be available for season ticket holders who can’t make it along, but the StreamDigital service is being utilised once more [Celtic FC].

Celtic announced weeks ago that the game against Ross County had sold out [Celtic FC]. With Sky Sports not broadcasting the game, it’ll be a £12.99 fee for fans hoping to see the game on Pay-Per-View.

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For English fans, it’s bad news; due to UEFA licensing restrictions that the English FA signed up for, the game won’t be available in England. Other areas of the UK and Ireland won’t be affected.

Ross County boss Malky Mackay has already said it’s up to his players to deal with the imposing atmosphere at Celtic Park. The Staggies, in excellent form, will be without their number 1 for the game. Ashley Maynard-Brewer will miss the trip to Celtic Park, due to a facial injury.

It should be a belter; Glasgow is forecast for a dry, sunny day [Met Office], and the 3pm kick-off will be a welcome boost for the Celtic supporters. For Ross County’s travelling contingent, it’s a long trip to a stadium where they fell 3-0 last time around.

Celtic needed injury time to secure a winner up in Dingwall, with Anthony Ralston scoring the all-important goal.

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It’s cliché to say “every game is huge” at this point.

But every game is huge. Ross County are the form team outside of Celtic in the Scottish Premiership. They’ve won 4 of their last 6 games, including impressive victories over Motherwell and St. Mirren. They are no mugs, as the saying goes.

Should Celtic have any problems? On paper, not really, but Ross County serve as a reminder of where complacency gets you. It was the Dingwall side that broke our incredible domestic cup streak last season. Yes, it’s a very, very different time for Celtic supporters now, but they serve as a warning.

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That, and the last game that we played. What a close-run thing it was up in Dingwall, with scenes of utter pandemonium when Celtic eventually put Ross County away. We’ve seen plenty of dramatic finishes to games this season, that surely ranks very highly.

At least with a PPV option, there’s more opportunity for Celtic fans everywhere (but England) to see us take on Ross County. With just a handful of league games to go, they all count so, so much.

Celtic doing the business tomorrow is crucial.

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