Kevin Clancy’s Whistle

Kevin Clancy has been given the lead role this coming weekend for the Glasgow Derby match at the home of the Scottish Premiership Champions. It will be another key contest as we try and stretch our lead at the top of the league looking down on theRangers to twelve points come Saturday teatime.

The split is just around the corner and if we were to emerge victorious this coming matchday, it would surely put the final nail in the Ibrox coffin for this season as a turnaround would be near impossible. Celtic do have some injury concerns ahead of this potential title decider and it would be madness to think eveything is cut and dried.

Therefore, it would also be remiss not to point out the influence VAR technology and the officials that implement it can have on this title race. Sunday was the first time we’ve ever really got the rub of the green with it and your always on tenterhooks whenever a ball is played into the box and this game will be no different.

All it takes is another ridiculous decision to go against us and it could really change the complexion of the game. Its sad that this is the fear that you have to contend with ahead of our matches these days, but really has it ever been any different? Some of the calls made against us over the years in this fixture defies any logical reasoning.

If Celtic play to anything like our potential, even if we are missing a player or even two, we should be able to overcome this mob yet again under Ange Postecoglou. This was is a chance to inflict some pain and it’s long overdue for motormouth Beale and his band of misfits. The only thing that could derail a Hoops win would be the officials working VAR.

A younger looking Kevin Clancy refereeing at the Scottish Premiership Match between Celtic and Inverness Caley Thistle at Celtic Park on May 24, 2015. (Photo by Jeff Holmes/Getty Images) 

With that said, the officials line-up looks like this:

Referee – Kevin Clancy

AR1 – David McGeachie

AR2 – Ross Macleod

Fourth Official – John Beaton

VAR – Nick Walsh

AVAR – Daniel McFarlane

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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