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Tuesday Round-Up: More Talk About Referees, Scott Brown...and Some Game at the Weekend

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Johan Mjallby - pictured back in his playing days - had plenty of interesting comments yesterday

THE BIG STORY: Johan Mjallby was in the new to promote this weekend's semi-final, and he had quite a few interesting things to say. Firstly, there's no anti-Celtic conspiracy from referees - I would agree, they are mostly just very bad at their jobs; that the 2001 Celtic team which won the treble would defeat the current Celtic team - again I agree with Johan, and that he expects Celtic to win the treble - that's three for three I'm agreeing with Johan! Johan also lauded Scott Brown, who of course can play on Sunday.

In related news, Kieran Tierney thinks that Ross County's Alex Schalk should get a two game ban for his dive on Sunday, and according to referees chief John Fleming, a manager can phone him at any time to discuss a controversial decision. I expect that Brendan Rodgers has called him already.

SITE NEWS: Our new series on Scottish Cup semi-final wins began yesterday with 2013, later today on the site we go back to the 90s for part two.

ON THIS DAY: In 1998, Celtic earned a vital three points with a 4-1 victory over Motherwell at Celtic Park. After Steve McMillan had given Motherwell an early lead, two goals by future GIGPOD guest Craig Burley put Celtic ahead at half-time. Two goals from Simon Donnelly in the second-half completed the scoring. The following day Rangers lost at Pittodrie and Celtic were three points clear at the top of the league with three games to go...