5/23/2008

Three in a row!

It was with equal measures of joy and relief that my friends and I watched as Celtic retained their SPL title.

The atmosphere was immense, and the sing song lasted well into the night, with absentee blogger Setanta stuck in the middle of the mischief!

The match itself was not a great spectacle of football. Celtic played well in the first half, but failed to score and it .looked like it was going to be one of those nights that the ball just would not go in
However that all changed whenever Vennegoor nodded the Celts in front, which was quickly followed by the great news that the Teddy Bears were now two down at Pittodrie.

The Celts duly delivered and in the end the victory in the league was some what miraculous. A month ago Celtic were written off, with the Hoops been told that they would have to watch the Smith revolution as the Gers won a quadruple. Someone however forget to tell Gordon Strachan and the Bhoys, as they tore that script up in shreds.

Of course the league title is the ultimate tribute to the late, great Tommy Burns. However much credit must go to Strachan who persevered and stood up to be counted. Indeed only two months ago people were calling for Strachan's head on a plate. Now the man is one of only three Celtic managers to do three in a row! The old adage that football is a funny business could not be more accurate than in this case.

Three in a row, last 16 in Europe two years in a row, the future is bright and it’s green!

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