Celtic have had their time and dates for various Christmas fixtures switched around, including the finalising of the Glasgow Derby schedule.
The Hoops with take on their old foe at Celtic Park on 2 January, with a 12pm kick-off pencilled in the diary by Sky Sports. This year will see the return of the Ne’rdy Game to Paradise, after last year’s defeat at Ibrox to bring in the New Year left a lot to be desired. Fans will be looking forward to 2022 with a positive mindset that we can rewrite the wrongs of last seasons debacle.
The fixture list could also play in our favour, with our main rival playing merely a few days before against Aberdeen up at Pittodrie – a notoriously difficult place to play during the winter months because of its infamous coastal wind. This will be played on 29 December at 7.45pm, which holds the possibility of dropped points for theRangers ahead of our match at Parkhead on 2 January.
Also scheduled is the game against St Johnstone on Boxing Day, with this game also given a noon kick-off by Sky Sports. Perth can be a tricky place to go at times, as proven by theRangers trip there only weeks ago. However, with a decent grass surface and a good track record versus St Johnstone, Ange will be looking to add some more points on the board during a hectic period for the Bhoys.
One things for sure, it will be entertaining no matter what, as Angeball doesn’t really do boring football matches!
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) October 8, 2021
One other point of note here when talking about forthcoming Celtic fixtures in Scottish Premiership, starting with next Saturday’s trip to Fir Park. We told you yesterday that neither this match not the subsequent away fixture at Easter Road against Hibs is being shown on Sky Sports and that Motherwell had announced details of their Pay Per View screen offer priced at £12. It looks like this is only going to be available to supporters living in Scotland however.
— JoeBloggsCity (@joebloggscity) October 7, 2021
And if you are expecting to watch much away day Celtic action on Sky Sports ahead of the Boxing Day visit to McDiarmid Park you are in for a disappointment…
That will be 5 of our aways, up until Christmas…Livi, Motherwell, Hibs, St.Mirren & Ross County that @SkySports won’t be showing ? For those that can’t make aways ( health reasons) it’s a boot in the baws ! At least BT would have shown them.
— Celtic Symphony (@DM8883) October 8, 2021