A New Dawn at Paradise: Celtic's Flag Day Showdown

Alright, listen up, folks. It's Flag Day at Paradise, and we're kicking off the defence of our Premiership title with a home game against Ross County. Now, I know what you're thinking. It's the first competitive game of the new season, and we've got Brendan Rodgers back at the helm for his second spell as manager. Exciting times, right?

And let me tell you, Rodgers is as keen as mustard to start this afternoon with a bang. But it's not just about him. We've got a new face in the squad, a Polish defender by the name of Maik Nawrocki. He's partnering up with Cameron Carter-Vickers in the heart of our defence. A fresh pairing, but I've got a good feeling about this.

Joe Hart is back in goal after sitting out the midweek match against Athletic Club. And our attacking trio? Liel Abada, Kyogo, and Daizen Maeda. A formidable force, if I do say so myself.

But wait, there's more. James Forrest, our very own, is named amongst the substitutes. And guess what? He's unfurling the league flag today in recognition of last season's success. All this in the same week he had his testimonial match. Talk about a rollercoaster of emotions!

Kick-off at Celtic Park is 12.30pm. So, grab your scarves, your flags, and your undying love for the Hoops, and let's get this show on the road!

Here's our starting XI: Hart, Ralston, Carter-Vickers, Nawrocki, Taylor, McGregor, Turnbull, O’Riley, Abada, Kyogo, Maeda. And our subs: Bain, Starfelt, Yang, Holm, Oh, Kwon, Iwata, Hatate, Forrest.

So, are you ready for a day of football like no other? Because the Celts are here, and we're ready to make this a Flag Day to remember. Let's do this, Paradise!