THE BIG STORY: More discussions about tickets the day before Celtic’s trip to Belfast to take on Linfield, with Celtic expressing ‘surprise’ at the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s claim that Celtic alone made the decision not to take tickets for the game. No doubt there will be more to come on this story. Talking of Linfield vs Celtic, I made an appearance on the World Football Index Podcast discussing the game, and you can listen here.
OTHER NEWS: To matters on the pitch, and it’s one in and one out transfer wise at Celtic Park, as Olivier Ntcham finally completed his move to Celtic, whilst Gary Mackay-Steven joined Aberdeen.
ON THIS DAY: Happy Birthday to Craig Bellamy, born on this day in 1979. ‘Bellars’ only spent five months at Celtic, but what a momentous five months they were, highlights included his wonder goal at Ibrox, a hat-trick at Tannadice and a man of the match performance in the Scottish Cup Final. We’ll gloss over the events of that dreadful day at Fir Park and watch some highlights of his brief, but eventful time at Celtic Park below.