Date: 28th December 2016 at 9:58pm
Written by:

Celtic have completed 2016 with an unbeaten record in home domestic matches. This is a great record, and we should be proud of it, as we should be proud of our fourteen straight wins, which have taken us to the cusp of putting the league title in the bag before the turn of the year. There’s one more game to go. We know who it’s against, and where.

Aye, the pitiful Newco who’s plucky players secured a 1-1 draw at Perth tonight, meaning the gap at the top has been extended even further.

We are miles in front of them. Of everyone.

Tonight’s goals came from Sviatchenko and Armstrong. All over this team, there are goals. There is quality. There is class. We took players off to keep them fresh. The best players are chomping at the bit right now, wanting to play every match.

16 points clear. With a game in hand. Win at Ibrox at the weekend and the gap will be so ridiculous, so vast, that no-one will be able to deny its existence any longer.

I have barely seen a Celtic side this dominant, this sure of itself and what it can do. It doesn’t matter what players we bring in either; everyone wants to shine. Everyone wants to impress. Every player wants to give the manager something to think about and decisions to make.

This is the best Celtic team I’ve seen in years. They have character and quality and determination and a ruthlessness which makes me wonder if they actually could go through the domestic season unbeaten; that would be the most incredible achievement.

I cannot accentuate enough what an enormous difference Brendan has made at this club, but let’s take a moment, secure in our domestic unbeaten record at Celtic Park in 2016, to thank the guy who was the manager through the early part of it, Ronny Deila.

Not only did he set this run up, but he delivered the league title.

Thank you Ronny, and all the best to you in 2017.