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Friday Round-Up: Celtic On TV, The Way It Should Be

Hearts v Celtic - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership
Celtic players celebrating, coming soon to a TV near you
Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

THE BIG STORY: With the announcement of the post-split fixtures yesterday, there have been some complaints that four of Celtic's final five games of the season will be live on television. Well, for a start, fixtures involving clubs in the relegation zone will bring in nowhere the viewing figures that Celtic can, which is what TV companies care about more than anything. Secondly, according to the Daily Record, there is more interest in showing Celtic trying to end the season undefeated than the 'battle' for second place. Rightfully so, as if Celtic achieve this feat it will be unprecedented in modern day Scottish football. So, in a rare occasion, it's well done to the TV companies for once. Now how about a new, much more lucrative TV Deal?

SITE NEWS: The new GIGPOD with 1998 legend Jonathan Gould is available to download, give it a listen here.

OTHER NEWS: Brendan Rodgers feels that Scott Sinclair deserves a call-up to the England squad.

On loan at Hibs Celt Efe Ambrose won the Championship player of the month award

Tom Rogic could well feature for Australia in the Confederations Cup in Russia in the summer, giving him not much of a break before the season starts.

ON THIS DAY: In 1999, the same night that Arsenal and Manchester United had an epic FA Cup encounter, Celtic and Hearts served up a mini classic at Tynecastle, with Celtic winning 4-2. A Vidar Riseth header and a Regi Blinker strike had Celtic 2-0 up after only eight minutes, but a deflected Stephane Adam goal brought Hearts back into the game. Thankfully Mark Viduka made it 3-1 just a minute later. Early in the second half Adam got his second to make it 3-2 but Viduka's second ended the scoring not long after. The goals from a very exciting game are below.