Celtic v St Johnstone – Putting on a Show to Pile on the Pressure

Any type win will do this afternoon, but a convincing one would be more than welcome…

Today is the perfect opportunity for Brendan’s Bhoys to be putting on a show and in doing so pile on the pressure tomorrow at Dens Park.

It’s game day as we take on St Johnstone at Paradise with the chance to put pressure on theRangers and go top for 24 hours at least. Maybe they’ll have the old European hangover to contend with and it would also be the first time that they will have to play after losing the lead at the top of the table. They are a team not used to that type of pressure so by winning today Celtic get to ask the question of them tomorrow up at Dundee.

Last time out against the Perth saints at Celtic Park particularly wasteful and we were held to a goalless stalemate, so it goes without saying that we want to avoid a repeat of that. That game was the first warning sign that this season was going to be troublesome and so it has turned out.

St Johnstone like most sides who visit Celtic Park nowadays will be a tough nut to crack, especially with the ultra defensive Craig Levein in charge, as Celtic Shorts observed earlier this week, he is the master of the dark arts in the Scottish game BUT he also knows cheating when it stares him in the face.

READ THIS ON CELTIC SHORTS…Craig Levein – Dark arts master but knows cheating when he sees it

But of course it’s our job to try and breach that and we will be looking for a victory from the onset. Whether that’s a narrow one goal victory or a convincing win doesn’t matter, the three points is all that matters in the end.

Daizen Maeda of Celtic celebrates scoring his team’s first goal with teammates Paulo Bernardo and Nicolas-Gerrit Kuehn during the Scottish Cup Quarter Final match between Celtic and Livingston at Celtic Park on March 10, 2024 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Of course the latter will be most welcome. The sort of scoreline we racked up against Dundee is the one that we all crave. Lots of goals and an all round good performance. Especially with goal difference maybe coming into play as far as the outcome of the title is concerned.

Last gasp wins are a good feeling, but sitting with your feet up in the last ten minutes being entertained are more enjoyable for the old ticker. Hopefully today is kind to us and tomorrow even kinder.


Just an Ordinary Bhoy


About Author

An ordinary everyday Celtic supporters hailing and still residing in Govan in the shadows of the enemy. I’m a season ticket holder. I Witnessed my first Celtic game in 1988 and have attended when I can ever since. Growing up in the 90s I witnessed Celtic at their lowest, and now appreciate the historic success we enjoy today. I enjoy writing about this wonderful football club and hopefully will continue to do so. I’ve always been a keen writer and initially started this a hobby. My ambition is to one day become as good an author as my fellow Celtic Star colleagues.

Comments are closed.