Tuned into the Radio listening to Nomme Kalju v Celtic?

CELTIC have been training at Paradise this morning ahead of their short journey to Glasgow Airport to catch their chartered flight to Tallinn. Tomorrow night’s second leg of the second round of qualifiers for the Champions League remains important, but after the 5-0 win last week at Celtic Park the outcome of the tie barring a complete catastrophe is settled.

What isn’t settled is where the vast majority of Celtic fans can watch the game. As it stands the game is NOT being shown live on TV, although Celtic could choose to show the match on Celtic TV. That though has not been announced.

It could be just like the old days listening to a Celtic game away from home on the radio. The instance that springs to mind is Celtic’s trip to play Ajax in late September 1982 – Johan Cruyff and all – after a 2-2 draw at Celtic Park. The game was level at 1-1 in the closing seconds when George McCluskey grabbed a dramatic late winner and screams of joy would have been heard in houses all over the country as we listened to the game on BBC Radio Scotland.

Here’s what happened that night.

Nothing quite as dramatic is expected in Tallinn tomorrow though, although there will be a chance to see (or hear!) new Bhoys Christopher Jullien and Hatem Abd Elhamed in action as Neil Lennon looks to rest stalwarts like McGregor, Forrest and Edouard.

Expect starting roles for both Scotty Sinclair and Lewis Morgan on the wings with Leigh Griffiths in the Number 9 position.

Premier Sports have also advised supporters today that they won’t be showing the game after failing to come to an agreement with the rights holders in Estonia.

A small band of Celtic Supporters will, as usual make the trip, here’s one who has already arrived.

Nomme Kalju FC v Celtic kicks off at 6pm Tuesday 30 July. Hopefully Celtic will announce some broadcast plans today.

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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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