Seventh Heaven

Occasionally as supporters we get the chance to gloat over the suffering of our rivals. Yesterday at Celtic Park we were too busy celebrating out seventh title in a row to care about the opposition.

Having missed the chance to seal the title at Easter Road last week, the stage was set to do it at Paradise. The opposition was of course our new friends from Ibrox.

I don’t need to spend much time talking about them because we all know how poor they are. It’s just that most of the media don’t seem to accept or admit that yet.

Take nothing away from Celtic though. They put the visitors in their place quickly.

The Bhoys were in scintillating form. It was apparent from the get go that they would not slip up as they did to Hibs the week before.

Every Celtic player put in a shift. Not just to close down but to keep up the pressure.

Wave after wave of attack looked promising. Celtic were having it their way and then some.

The team were ticking over nicely. I’m confident that if there had been more of a presence to our visitors we’d have snuffed it out quickly.

They had a few chances to do something but nowhere near enough to trouble Celtic or to change the outcome. From back to front the Hoops were solid.

It was so one sided even Scott Brown was having a quiet match. Celtic’s player of the year didn’t even need to flex his muscles.

The truth was that this was a game of attacking football. Celtic players were practically queueing up for chances to score.

Had it not been for the heroics of Jak Alnwick in goal it could have been much worse for the visitors. And yet, it was still bad.

The free reign Celtic had on their own turf coupled with a near flawless performance must have hurt badly for the away fans. Especially when it had sealed seven titles in a row.

From this position, Celtic are in the driving seat to achieve even more. The Scottish Premier League has yet to provide a serious challenger since the demise of Rangers 1872.

Rangers 2012 might be the club to take up that role eventully, but right now they are nowhere near. Despite their league position I don’t even think they are as good or even have the personnel that some other Scottish clubs have.

They are pretenders, living off loans and lies. As much as they chant about being “the people” they are very far from supremacy.

Celtic or their fans have never claimed to be anything other than a passionate. Today we are living the dream with big aspirations.

It is hard to see how that will be challenged any time soon. Sunday proved that.

To top it all off, Scott Brown and Kieran Tierney swept the PFA and Young PFA Awards at last nights ceremony. The young Celt also picked up goal of the season as well.

Now it is time to push on with our new plans. A few more league games and then a chance to make more history against Motherwell at Hampden later this month.

This is how it feels to be Celtic. Champions again as you know.

Hail! Hail!

Stevie Mac

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