Sunday April 2nd: Scottish Premiership; Hearts 0 Celtic 5 (Sinclair 24, 27, 84 (p), Armstrong 55, Roberts 61)
Celtic made it six league titles in a row with a dominating win over Hearts, confirming our status as by far the best team in Scotland.
As predicted, we were without both Moussa Dembele and Leigh Griffiths, so Patrick Roberts supported Scott Sinclair, who played further forward than usual. The defence switched to a three at the back, with Brown often slotting in at the back to protect them.
Celtic were denied the best possible start, as a Callum McGregor goal was chopped off in the very first minute. Sinclair played him in but he was adjudged to be just offside, although TV replays showed that he was slightly onside.
Hearts were causing some us some problems though, and Goncalves forced Gordon into a couple of good saves, as Celtic seemed slightly nervous as times.
Thankfully we managed to sort ourselves out, and took the lead in the twenty-fourth minute, as he played a one two with Patrick Roberts and hammered the ball into the net from just inside the penalty area.
The second goal arrived just three minutes later, as a slide rule Roberts pass put Sinclair through and he finished in style. 2-0 at half-time, and Celtic were well on our way to the title.
The second-half started with a bizarre incident, as Celtic thought we had made it three, but the assistant referee disallowed the goal...despite it being an own goal by a Hearts jobber - possibly Avlonitis. The inevitable third goal was only briefly delayed however, as a trademark Stuart Armstrong strike from just outside the box made it 3-0 after fifty-five minutes.
The fourth goal game six minutes later, and was the pick of the bunch, as Roberts got the ball in the penalty box and passed it into the top corner of the net. A fitting way to complete his best game for Celtic.
Sinclair completed his hat-trick late on, after he had been brought down following a mazy run.
The final whistle brought scenes of - that's right - wild celebrations, as Celtic complete another title won. The players went into a celebratory huddle, and Leigh Griffiths tied a Celtic scarf to the goalpost. Brendan Rodgers and the backroom staff were rightfully given great applause by the fans.
After the drudgery of last season, it's incredible that Celtic have been so consistent this season. Twenty eight wins and two draws, and it really should have been thirty wins from thirty games. Rodgers and his staff have transformed Celtic in a very short time, and our thanks go to them.
Thanks also to the players, not only the new signings of Moussa Demeble and Scott Sinclair, but also the likes of Stuart Armstrong, Scott Brown, Dedryck Boyata and James Forrest, who have turned in sensational performances this season. Kieran Tierney has kept up his great form, whilst squad players such as Callum McGregor and Nir Bitton have weighed in with vital contributions at times.
Celtic have been relentless this season, now let's go and get the treble won. Hail Hail to the Champions!