Let me get to the point. Celtic didn’t turn up last Thursday.
I’m not going to bother breakng it down. European football has gone now.
Everyone is culpable. Players and coaches.
There is more work to be done. Especially for next season’s campaign.
For now it’s all about the current domestic season. Today it’s about beating Aberdeen.
Our closest challengers these past five years have been leapfrogged by Glasgow’s newest club. Today’s match could hold the key to the final order of the league standings.
Will Aberdeen succumb to Celtic once again and finally lose their second spot for good? Or will they rally against a Celtic side yet to recapture last season’s form?
We could have a more interesting finish to the season than we thought. With Europe now off the fixture list, Celtic must forge ahead in the league.
A trip to Pittodrie will either make or break Celtic today. No other team in Scotland has had to contend with European and domestic football as consistently as the Scottish Champions have in recent years.
With the focus purely on the domestic scene for the first time this season it is time for Brendan and the Bhoys to dust themselves down. To shrug off the shackles of European disappointment.
Europe will require further surgery for Celtic. Winning the Scottish Premiership and possibly even another Scottish Cup are the remaning goals.
They’ll have to dig deeper. Endure everything that is thrown at them from players and officials.
Everyone wants to beat Celtic. So far two have managed that in Scotland this season.
More want to join that fraternity. What are you going to do about it Bhoys?
You already have the fans. You have to do the business on the park.
Starting today, Celtic should be focussing on maintaining a healthy gap in the league. Until they’re back to full strength, they’ll need it.
Stay the course until season’s end. You have to be in it to win it.