Another win for Celtic at home, another clean sheet for Scott Bain and another dismal display offered by the most pointless team in the league.
St Johnstone have, for a long long time, offered absolutely nothing and are a waste of time as an opponent, and Celtic tore them to shreds almost without trying yesterday to get another bye in the next round of the cup.
I dearly hope we do not need to play them again this season, I’ve had enough of them and their inept ability to make a game interesting.
As for Celtic, what else can be said except we’re dispatching these types of team with next to no trouble, which is always how it should be as standard anyway, but the performance of Oliver Burke was something that stood out to me way more than the performance of Sinclair or Brown.
When he signed for us in January, I said he would romp it up here and he’s destroyed many a side with his raw power and pace. His work for Sinclair’s second was stunning, reminding us of a certain Mr Agathe in his prime!
Hopefully his injury yesterday was nothing too serious and he is fit against Valencia. He has the potential to be a match-winner for us, and I get the impression he relishes the bigger games as well as making light work of the jobbers in the league.
The chances are we won’t be able to ‘bring him home’ after his loan deal is up. He’ll cost a fortune and many fans will be left in tears like they had been with Bellamy, Keane and even Patrick Roberts.
It’s the danger of the loan deal, the double edged sword if you will, but if there was the faintest of chances we could afford him we should absolutely go all out for the big man.
It’s a shame our efficient work in the January window wasn’t done in August, but that’s all forgotten about now after beating the likes of St Mirren and Hibs.
Peter Lawwell, legend.