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Preview: Inverness CT - Celtic
League
28.01.2007 @ 14:00 - Tulloch Caledonian Stadium

DETAILS
Inverness CT v Celtic
Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
Sunday 28th January at 3pm
SPL
Referee: Iain Brines
Others: Stuart Macaulay, Mark Doyle (Assistants), John Underhill (4th official).


FIXTURES
Saturday 27th January:
Dundee Utd v Dunfermline
Falkirk v Kilmarnock
Hibernian v Motherwell
Rangers v Hearts
St Mirren v Aberdeen

Sunday 28th January:
Inverness CT v Celtic (Setanta, 2pm)


SPL RESULTS
Satuday 20th January:
Celtic (Hesselink 3, McGeady, Miller ) 5-1 (McGinn) St Mirren
Hearts (Bednar) 1-0 Falkirk
Kilmarnock (Leven) 1-0 Dundee Utd
Motherwell P-P Aberdeen

Sunday 21st January:
Dunfermline 0-1 (Adam) Rangers
Inverness CT (Dargo, McBain, Wyness) 3-0 Hibernian


PAST MEETINGS
The teams have played a total of 11 times (8 League, 3 Cup) with 33 goals (11 Inverness CT, 22 Celtic) between them.
Inverness CT: 2 wins (0 League, 2 Cup)
Draws: 2 (2 League, 0 Cup)
Celtic: 7 wins (6 League, 1 Cup)


THE TWO FAMOUS NIGHTS
08/02/2000 (Scottish Cup 3rd Round) Celtic 1-3 INVERNESS CT:
This game will always be remembered for all Inverness fans as this is regarded as the biggest result of Caley Thistle’s history so far. The original game was postponed due to apart of the roof falling off. In 16 minutes Barry Wilson headed in Paul Sheerin’s cross to the home fans shock. Mark Burchill scored a minute later but Bobby Mann restored the lead (some people say it was an own goal, but I call it Bobby’s goal!!). 10 minutes into the second half Paul Sheerin slotted home a penalty to the travelling fans delight. Steve Patterson was quoted as saying- “I think this is the moment Inverness arrived in Scottish football”. It sure was with the headline from the Sun reading “Super Caley Go Ballistic, Celtic Are Atrocious!!!!!!!”.
The team for Inverness was as follows- Calder, Teasdale, Golabek, Mann, McCulloch, Hastings, Sheerin, Tokely (Byers 89), Wilson (Glancy 87), Christie and Wyness (Bavidge 79).

23/03/2003 (Scottish Cup Quarter-Final) INVERNESS CT 1-0 Celtic:
Was lighting going to strike twice? It certainly was as even though Celtic had just beaten Liverpool, Inverness always believed they could do it. Even Bobby Mann mentioned before the game that he thought there would be another Highland Fling!! The only goal of the game was when Richie Hart pulled the ball across for Dennis Wyness to slot home. The second half seemed to last a life-time but eventually John Robertson had copied the heights of Steve Patterson. Two people’s performances I want to mention are Stuart McCaffrey for marking Larsson sensationally well and Mark Brown for making good saves and getting the Man of the Match.


FACTS BETWEEN THE TEAMS
• All League meetings between the teams have taken place in the SPL.
• Inverness CT have never won a league match against Celtic.
• John Hartson is the top scorer in the fixture with 7 goals. Dennis Wyness is the top scorer for Inverness CT with 3 goals.
• Inverness CT have ONLY lost once to Celtic at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium in the 4 matches played in Inverness. Inverness have won 1, drawn the last 2 and lost 1.


TOP SCORERS
7 goals: John Hartson (Celtic)
3 goals: Dennis Wyness (ICT)
2 goals: Barry Wilson (ICT), Craig Beattie (Celtic), Alan Thompson (Celtic), Shaun Maloney (Celtic)
1 goal: Sheerin, Ritchie, Moravcik (own goal), Dargo Hart, Munro (all ICT), Burchill, Petrov, Sutton, Dods (own goal), Bellamy, Vennegor of Hesselink, Jarosik, McManus, Pearson (all Celtic),


PLAYERS TO WATCH
Michael Fraser (Inverness CT): Fraser is normally the first name everyone expects to see listed on the subs bench, but finally he is the Inverness CT’s number 1 and after a clean sheet in his first game in his new role last week against Hibernian, he will have confidence coming into what is a very difficult game against the very likely SPL champions this year. Michael played in the last meeting between these teams, due to a suspension to Mark Brown, and he played well, with some great saves. He is in the middle of discussing a new contract aswell which is good news. Watch out also for Ally Ridgers on the bench who is now back in the Inverness CT squad as backup to Michael Fraser. The 26-year old signed on loan from Clach a few days ago until the end of the season. Welcome back Ally and I hope all goes well for him second time around.

Mark Brown (Celtic): Have a look at the away dugout on Sunday and you might see a familiar face!!

Jean-Joel Perrier-Doumbe (Celtic): The Cameroon defender signed a six-month loan deal for Celtic on Thursday to take Celtic's winter signings to 2. The 28-year old, who is not cup-tied for the Champions League may make his debut for Celtic on Sunday in the Highlands. It is interesting to note that ex-Celtic defender Stan Varga also made his debut for Celtic at the Caledonian Stadium and it ended up a bad day for him as his team lost 1-0!!



History


H / A / N Matches W D L Goals + / -
H 27 6 6 15 31 - 51 -20
A 24 2 2 20 16 - 73 -57
N 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 +0
Total 51 8 8 35 47 - 124 -77


Date&time Comp. H / A / N Final score
01.03.2017 @ 19:45 League H 0 - 4
11.02.2017 @ 12:15 Scottish Cup A 0 - 6
05.11.2016 @ 15:00 League A 0 - 3
18.09.2016 @ 15:00 League H 2 - 2
20.02.2016 @ 15:00 League A 0 - 3
29.11.2015 @ 12:15 League H 1 - 3
15.08.2015 @ 15:00 League A 2 - 4
24.05.2015 @ 12:30 League A 0 - 5
19.04.2015 @ 12:15 Scottish Cup H 3 - 2
11.04.2015 @ 12:45 League H 1 - 1
01.11.2014 @ 15:00 League A 0 - 1
23.08.2014 @ 12:30 League H 1 - 0
27.04.2014 @ 15:00 League A 0 - 6
01.03.2014 @ 15:00 League A 0 - 5
29.12.2013 @ 12:30 League H 0 - 1
24.08.2013 @ 15:00 League A 2 - 2
21.04.2013 @ 12:45 League A 1 - 4
09.02.2013 @ 15:00 League H 1 - 3
24.11.2012 @ 15:00 League A 1 - 0
25.08.2012 @ 12:45 League H 2 - 4
11.02.2012 @ 15:00 League A 0 - 1
04.02.2012 @ 12:45 Scottish Cup H 0 - 2
19.11.2011 @ 12:30 League H 0 - 2
24.09.2011 @ 15:00 League A 0 - 2
04.05.2011 @ 18:00 League H 3 - 2
16.03.2011 @ 19:45 Scottish Cup H 1 - 2
27.11.2010 @ 15:00 League A 2 - 2
22.09.2010 @ 19:45 League Cup A 0 - 6
14.08.2010 @ 15:00 League H 0 - 1
01.02.2009 @ 14:00 League H 0 - 0
29.11.2008 @ 15:00 League A 0 - 1
18.10.2008 @ 12:30 League H 1 - 2
27.02.2008 @ 19:45 League A 1 - 2
16.12.2007 @ 14:00 League H 3 - 2
15.09.2007 @ 15:00 League A 0 - 5
25.02.2007 @ 12:30 Scottish Cup H 1 - 2
28.01.2007 @ 14:00 League H 1 - 2
18.11.2006 @ 15:00 League A 0 - 3
20.08.2006 @ 14:00 League H 1 - 1
22.03.2006 @ 19:45 League A 1 - 2
18.12.2005 @ 14:00 League H 1 - 1
24.09.2005 @ 15:00 League A 1 - 2
16.03.2005 @ 19:45 League H 0 - 2
13.11.2004 @ 15:00 League A 0 - 3
22.08.2004 @ 15:00 League H 1 - 3
23.03.2003 @ 15:00 Scottish Cup H 1 - 0
23.10.2002 @ 19:00 League Cup A 2 - 4
27.07.2001 @ 19:00 Friendly H 2 - 0
08.02.2000 @ 15:00 Scottish Cup A 3 - 1
07.04.1998 @ 19:30 Testimonial H 3 - 3
17.09.1994 @ 15:00 Friendly H 1 - 4