Take a moment to take this in. It is not the way we wanted it.
It is not the way we’d have wanted to see it happening when the season kicked off.
But this club, and this support, had a goal back in August of last year and we have achieved it.
We are nine in a row champions.
So please, do take that moment. Do take this in. We live in a time of unparalleled domestic dominance.
No club team in the history of this island, not the famous Celtic nine in a row side of the 60’s and 70’s which won a European Cup and reached another final, nor the Ibrox side which was assembled by bank debt and bluster, has been quite so successful right here at home.
None of those sides won a double treble far less a treble treble. We still look favourites to do the clean sweep and secure the Scottish Cup, which will be played to completion in the next few months once things clear up a little bit.
This generation of our supporters is watching something unique, something never done before.
This team has found the formula for continued and sustained success and the club has found a way to do it and stay in profit at the same time.
Our club is the strongest in the country by far. And nothing is going to change that.
This crisis will test us all, but the likliehood is that we will actually emerge from it with an even greater strength. It is hard to see how our rivals can survive without making the kind of changes that will rule them out for many more years to come, and that’s if they survive it at all.
I can write fulsome praiseworthy stuff about this accomplishment in the next day or so, but for the moment I don’t care where you are or what you are doing. The lockdown should not spoil this for you. Nothing should.
We might not be packed into a stadium or able to go and watch the team parade the trophy.
We might not be able to congregate in the pubs or clubs or bars and do this with friends or family, but take pleasure in it just the same, and no small measure of pride.
This is who we are now. This is what our club has become.
For the second time in our history we have won nine league championships on the bounce. We have sweated for it, bled for it, hoped for it, prayed for it and our enemies feared it, dreaded it, desperately scrambled to stop it and now, in the final moments, have come to accept it and acknowledge it.
Celtic is the most dominant football this country has ever had. All the focus of the next few days and weeks and months should be towards one goal; the quest for the tenth successive title.
I do not believe that Celtic will fail us.
We are going to do it.
Enjoy today, however you spend it.
Remember, that this is a Family and so you never party alone.
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