League Cup Final – Officials Confirmed

Celtic will once again do battle for the Viplay Legaue Cup on the 26 February at Hampden Park. The game is being eagerly awaited by the masses of Celtic supporters throughout the world and it’s a chance for Ange Postecoglou and his team to play down another marker this year in the battle for Scottish football’s top dog.

One of the things that has been playing on minds lately has been the terrible and often dubious officiating when it comes to our club. Since the introduction of VAR technology back in October of this season, it seems it has just been another chance to deny Celtic goals and also gift the opposing team opportunities that are quite frankly, iffy at best.

Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

No, the only thing that could possible stop us from getting a clean sweep this year domestically seems to be bad officiating. Barring a catastrophic turn of events and miraculous dip in form, we look odds on to match and even improve upon Ange Postecoglou’s League and Cup double last time out.

Well, the news that has emerged from Hampden about the confirmed officials does very little to assuage any of our fears about bad refereeing or VAR technology costing us. The SFA really have pulled out all the stops for this one and it appears a very strong Ibrox supporting influence will be running the rule over proceedings come 26 February.

This of course is the unbelievable line-up of officials that has been asked to take part in the Viaplay League Cup Final. The SFA have confirmed on their official website that it will be Nick Walsh as the man in the middle, with his assistants comprising of David Roome and Frank Connor. The Fourth Official for this one will be Kevin Clancy.

Match referee John Beaton (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

But it’s the VAR operator that is really the eye-opener on this occasion, with the dyed-in-the-wool John Beaton taking control of the VAR room, with his assistant being Graeme Stewart. It’s a ridiculous choice of officials in all honesty and has set the Celtic supporters into some doubt over the Viaplay League Cup now.

And they say we’re all paranoid… come on now!

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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