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Bonus Padcast: A Celtic special ahead of the Hoop’s trip to Barca

by Josh Powell | October 21, 2012

BY GEORGE: Could Samaras be the key to Celtic’s success in the Nou Camp?

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This is a very special edition of the Padcast we’re naming The Hoopcast. The lads are joined by Brian Gilmore of the fans group ‘The Celtic Underground’ to look ahead to Celtic’s daunting trip to the Nou Camp.

Celtic are a whopping 25/to come back from Spain with three points and it would be fair to say not many Hoops fans are expecting to beat the four-time European champions. Barcelona are quite possibly the best club side of our generation but are the odds of 1/12 for a Barca victory disrespectful to the Scottish champions?

The Bhoys have travelled to the Nou Camp three times since 2004 drawing twice and losing 1-0 on their most recent visit in 2008. It is by no means a terrible record at the home of the Catalan giants.

The lads in the studio are hoping that Celtic can take confidence from their 3-2 away win against Spartak Moscow and they believe Georgios Smamaras could be the key to undue the Barcelona back line.

Is it more hope than logic?

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