Kilmarnock v Celtic: Scottish Premiership – live!

09 August 2020 15:00
Live coverage of the 4.30pm kick-off at Rugby ParkEdouard’s hat-trick starts Celtic’s bid for 10th title Get in touch with Daniel via email or @DanielHarris 3.59pm BST “No one wants to have a job as a quota, ticking a box,” he says. “I want a job because I’ve earned it, not because it makes the figures look right.”I think this is something that people don’t necessarily realise. For people of colour, it’s not just the jobs they don’t get but the ones they do; were they employed for any reason other than their ability to do it well? It is not difficult to grasp that this is an extremely difficult place in which to be. 3.56pm BST He goes on to say that he’s never thought about himself as a role model, but his wife tells him he is, necessarily, and he hopes people look at him and realise that it can be done: black people can manage football teams. What a mortifying thing that is to type. 3.55pm BST Alex Dyer, the Killie manager, is on Sky talking about how important it is that players took a knee last week. He talks about how it is, and was, in Newham where he grew up and how police treat black people differently to white people, following them and stopping them for no reason other than the colour of their skin. “How do you have this car?” 3.53pm BST That one, er... 3.52pm BST They qualified for Europe last season too. 3.51pm BST Here they are, drawing 2-2 with eventual winners, Real Madrid! 3.50pm BST Please could someone commission me to write 6400-6500 words on Killie’s title win in 1964-65? Thanks. 3.43pm BST As for Celtic, they bring in Vasilis Barkas, signed from AEK Athens this summer, for Scott Bain. 3.40pm BST So what does it all mean? Killie make two changes from that Hibs defeat, with Gary Dicker replacing Greg Kiltie in midfield and Danny Rogers, who replaced the injured Jake Eastwood at half-time last week, staying in the team. 3.31pm BST Kilmarnock (4-2-3-1): Rogers; Millen, Broadfoot, Findlay, Waters; Power, Tshibola; Burke, Dicker, McKenzie; Kabamba. Subs: Lyle, McGowan, Haunstrup, Dikamona, El Makrini, Kiltie, Brophy, Whitehall.Celtic (4-2-3-1): Barkas; Frimpong, Jullien, Ajer, Taylor; Brown, McGregor; Forrest, Christie, Elyounoussi; Edouard. Subs: Bain, Bitton, Klimala, Soro, Ntcham, Bolingoli, Robertson, Elhamed, Karamoko. 2.32pm BST The number 10 is key to our culture: tithes, ten plagues, ten commandments, Ten by Pearl Jam. It controls how we count, which controls how we think, which controls how we feel, not just a figure, but a concept. But when it comes to Scoish fitba, it means more. Celtic have won nine consecutive titles – a feat they also managed between 1965-6 and 1973-74, only for Jock Wallace’s Rangers to intervene – and a feat Rangers managed between 1988-89 and 1996-97, only for Wim Jansen’s Celtic to intervene. Now, though, it’s very hard to see. Continue full article

Source: TheGuardian