This summer has now become all about Celtic and good times are on the way for supporters

By John McGinley

June 16, 2022

With international football officially out of the way, this summer is now all about Celtic, as my good friend Stevie from TJDS stated yesterday.

The UEFA Nations League has come in for its fair share of criticism but I actually enjoyed many of the recent matches. It didn’t hurt that Celtic’s international Bhoys largely represented their countries well.

Josip Juranovic, Liel Abada and Giorgos Giakoumakis all had successful spells across Europe, while Kyogo Furuhashi and Daizen Maeda got experience against a very good Brazil side.

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The less said about Scotland the better and there was disappointment with regards to Carl Starfelt’s injury, but overall it was a productive period for many of the team.

They’ll now enjoy a couple of weeks more rest before joining back up with the squad ahead of a pre-season trip to Austria in early July, with the non-international playing squad expected at Lennoxtown in the week beginning 27th June.

With no focus on Scotland and attention again turning to the start of the coming season, there’s plenty of excitement for Celtic supporters on the horizon. The Bhoys are setting the agenda. Everything looks in control.

First of all, we’ll get the first big update of the coming campaign as early as tomorrow when the SPFL announce the Premiership fixtures.

McGregor and Hatate promise more is to come as Celtic’s brilliant summer messaging continues

McGregor and Hatate promise more is to come as Celtic’s brilliant summer messaging continues
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Not only do we get a peek at all the derby dates, but also the matches that surround the UEFA Champions League campaign prior to the World Cup, as well as the first six games. This all sets the scene for what’s to follow.

Beyond fixture announcements though, Postecoglou will surely be making more additions to his squad following the confirmed deal for Cameron Carter-Vickers.

The Jota move is still reportedly in the pipeline and on track, while reports today suggest Ben Siegrist is on his way.

Links to left-backs and midfielders continue, with another defender also on the cards despite the Carter-Vickers acquisition.

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We could have as many as five or six additions beyond the American international, with each announcement sure to bring new excitement to supporters.

Not only that, but backroom additions are ongoing with the club advertising for two positions in the analysis and sports science departments. The more high-profile arrival of Harry Kewell will make waves if it goes through as well.

Before we know it, pre-season will be fully upon us with the team training, the club putting out all sorts of great content and six friendlies due to be played from 6th July.

We’re now closer to the new phase of Postecoglou’s Celtic than we are to the glory of trophy day last month. It’s been a long wait, but good times are again on the way.

In other news, Celtic watch on as SPFL vow to “set record straight” on sponsor drama; war of words goes on.