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THE TJDS SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP 2017-18 PREVIEW

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Celtic celebrate lifting the league trophy last season

With the league kicking off in less than 48 hours we thought we’d take a look at how Celtic will fare in the league this upcoming season, and also have a brief word about our ‘challengers’.

The first thing to say is that it is highly unlikely we will have a domestic season as good as last season’s. Not only winning our first domestic treble for 16 years but going through the entire league campaign unbeaten for the first time since 1898. So what will constitute a good season for Celtic? Naturally winning our seventh league title is most important, with qualification for the Champions League group stages also top of the agenda.

When you look at Celtic’s squad it is far better than any other team in Scotland’s - no matter what Pedro Caixinha says - and the fact that we bought Aberdeen’s best player and he will be a squad player for us is testament to that. Of course there may be departures - Stuart Armstrong most likely - but we are still consistent enough to put together a run that no team in Scotland can match.

As for our opponents, Aberdeen sold their best player to us but have made some on paper decent signings - so they will probably finish runners-up, about twenty five points behind. The club formerly known as Rangers have made some interesting signings but their manager is tactically naive. Hearts are a joke, and recently sacked their manager Ian ‘czar of tactics’ Cathro abut their Edinburgh rivals Hibs could be fun to watch, with our old pals Neil Lennon and Efe Ambrose involved, anything could happen...well they’ll probably finish top six.

So here’s my Scottish Premiership Predictions:

1st: Celtic

2nd: Aberdeen

3rd: Rangers

With Hamilton Accies to finally get relegated.