Celtic vs Dundee United rescheduled in build up to derby trip

By Euan Davidson

December 17, 2020

Celtic fans, rejoice: we’re nearly done with 2020. There’s a Covid vaccine (BBC). Rangers are bottling it again. You can see your family at Christmas.

Yet, the more things change, the more they stay the same. So, it was little surprise when Celtic’s match with Dundee United was rescheduled. The ever-reliable Anthony Joseph (Twitter) of Sky Sports News had the scoop, and Celtic supporters have, of course, reacted.

This has been a controversial move, with many of the responses bemoaning Celtic’s lack of consideration for day workers. There’s also the issue of the notorious “added value” for Season Ticket holders.

Joseph claimed that both clubs wanted this move, so the blame should be equally proportioned, no? Well…


The floodlights at Celtic Park / (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

“Save on floodlights”



Celtic celebrate Albian Ajeti’s winner against Dundee United / (Photo by Steve Welsh/Pool via Getty Images)

Our View: this is a tricky one

Yes, we absolutely sympathise with the view that this’ll be a blow to a large portion of the Celtic support. If it’s any consolation, it’ll affect our work schedule, too.

However, if you’re a believer of the benefits of recovery, it does give Celtic a little more time to get into shape for January 2nd’s Glasgow Derby.

As Glasgow Live reports, the move also gives Celtic parity with our rivals, given that their clash with the wonderful, plucky legends of St. Mirren is taking place at 3pm on the same day.

Therefore, there are fewer excuses on offer for either manager. It’s going to be a potentially fantastic few weeks of football.

There’s probably no right answer to suit everybody when it comes to festive fixtures. Regardless of when it kicks off, it’s a game Celtic must win.