Celtic recently released some statistics about the winning of the ‘treble treble’ on their official Twitter account.

One of the most interesting stats revolves around the Hoops defence.

The defence have kept 86 clean sheets – that is over 60% of the games that make up the ‘treble treble’.


That is remarkable achievement which deserves plenty of praise. The Hoops’ defence has formed the bedrock of the side which has won nine domestic trophies in a row.

Defence deserves plaudits

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The likes of Jozo Simunovic, Dedryck Boyata, Kristoffer Ajer and Kieran Tierney deserve plenty of plaudits. Applause must also be given to the goalkeepers.

Craig Gordon and Scott Bain also deserve credit, for often having little to do in a game yet still making important saves.

Defence has struggled in Europe at times

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It has to be said that the Celtic defence does come under a lot of criticism at times. The reason for that could be the at times poor performance of the defence in Europe.

That is a problem that Neil Lennon will no doubt like to solve in his time as Celtic manager. However, he will be delighted to have inherited a Celtic side which is so tough to score against.

Indeed, in Lennon’s 14 games in charge of Celtic the team conceded only six goals. Whoever plays in defence for the Hoops next season gives Celtic a very solid foundation to build on in the campaign for nine in a row.



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