Celtic supporters delighted by Premier Sports Cup scheduling

By Euan Davidson

September 28, 2021

You don’t need to give Celtic supporters an excuse for a party, so there was delight when the club announced the date and time for the Premier Sports Cup semi-final against St Johnstone.

The Bhoys face the Saints on Saturday, 20th November, and it’s a lovely late 5.15 kick-off [Celtic FC/Twitter].

Naturally, the reaction has been uniformly positive.

While Celtic have been on patchy form, the club have been more than competent in the Premier Sports Cup thus far. Overcoming Hearts and Raith Rovers to get to this point, last year’s Cup winners lie in wait at Hampden.

It’s a great opportunity for Ange Postecoglou. While the Bhoys boss has stressed the need for patience, he’ll still be desperate to kick the winning culture at Celtic back into gear. A semi-final win at Hampden would do just that.

For the players, especially the new ones, these are also chances to become part of a victorious squad.

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Playing at Hampden in front of a raucous Celtic support has brought the best out of plenty Hoops greats before.

As for the fans? Well, it’s an opportunity for a great Saturday out.

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Needless to say, Celtic fans shared their enthusiasm on Twitter. With pubs open again, and supporters getting into stadia this season, it’s too good a chance to miss.

Here were some of the better reactions on Twitter:

Suffice it to say, supporters will be right up for this one.

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