Alfie Bhoy getting sent off again, Rangers fans losing the nut, our captain assaulted, a brawl at the end of the game.....It was exactly what we wanted to see and at long long last, this derby fixture is well and truly BACK.
After facing passive Rangers sides under Mark Warburton, Pedro Caixinha and Graham Murty, Celtic had it far too easy since 2016, let’s not kid ourselves. It wasn’t a fair fight and this historical pairing could have turned into another game against Aberdeen or Hearts, the way it was going.
Thankfully, we are back to facing a thuggish Rangers team and beating them makes it all the sweeter, and I genuinely do welcome this new brand of scumbag tactic deployed by the boys of the YCV.
We made it hard for ourselves yesterday and if truth be told, we weren’t great again. Rangers shot themselves in the foot once more and gifted us the winner, but their mentality compared to ours is the main reason they ended up with no points instead of one. The only winner they have in their team is in goals, and their outfield presence is littered with journeymen, has beens and loanees who will be desperate to jump ship in May back to their parent clubs.
For Celtic, we’re filled with winners all over the park, ranging from guys at 20 years old to the older heads in Lustig and Brown, it’s a major reason why we are able to churn out victories despite not playing as well as we had been performing much better earlier in the season under the previous manager.
Will Lennon get the job full time ? If he does the treble, which is surely a formality if we dispose of Aberdeen at Hampden, I can see him being appointed on a full time basis.
At this point though, we could get in Mark McGhee and I’d still be entirely confident Rangers would find a way to out-patter themselves and hand the big man a league title on a plate.
Once we get this season over and done with, it’ll be very interesting to see what way the board go in the summer as we go all out to making it nine in a row.