Celtic announce that Flag Day is a sell-out

Celtic have announced that our opening game in the Scottish Premiership against Ross County on Flag Day is a sellout! Paradise will be packed to the rafters as we take on Malky MacKay and his Staggies side on Saturday, 5 August. It will be an opportunity to see the new signings making their competitive debuts for the club and watch Brendan Rodgers homecoming.

With Odin Thiago Holm, Marco Tilio, Yang Hyun-jun, Kwon Hyeok-kyu and Maik Nawrocki already in place ahead of the game, more signatures are soon to follow as the Irishman continues his streamlining of the squad. Quality and not quantity appear to be the order of the day and whilst some of these players are with an eye to the future, Rodgers will want to see the impact they can have from the off.

Brendan Rodgers. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

With many expecting a goalkeeper still to come in, along with a full-back and another attacker, the supporters are holding out hope that one or two will be the marquee signings that was floated when Rodgers came on board to replace Ange Postecoglou when he departed for Tottenham Hotspur in June. The interest is sky-high to see who the Hoops bring in and with our noisy neighbours once again spending money they don’t have, we must ensure our grip of Scottish football is maintained this coming domestic calendar.

Last season, Ange and the Bhoys managed to get sell-outs at every single home game near enough, with the support turning out in their numbers to back the team. Well, it looks like this coming campaign will be no different to the last in that respect, with the fanbase eager to see what Rodgers can do to build upon and even improve where Ange Postecoglou left off.

Paul Gillespie

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I'm a Garngad Bhoy through and through. My first ever Celtic game was a friendly against Italian side Parma at Celtic Park, in 2002. Currently a student of English Literature and Education at the University of Strathclyde for my sins. Favourite game would be a toss up between beating Manchester United with that Naka freekick, or the game against the Oldco when Hesselink scored in the dying seconds. I'm still convinced Cal Mac is wasted playing that far back.

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