Celtic have duty to protect Invincibles legacy; Rangers chat can't be accepted

By David Walton

January 24, 2021

Nothing will beat the Celtic Invincibles when it comes to sheer domestic domination, and that’s why the Hoops can’t accept the recent Rangers hype.

Earlier today, a report in the Scottish Sun was titled “What Rangers would have to do to smash Celtic’s Invincibles points record and create Scottish football history”.

Now, we all know who the better team is. As much as there remains animosity over Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic departure, there remains a respect and admiration for that 2016/17 team. It really was sensational.

Eight points were dropped all season in what was the highest points total ever recorded by a Scottish Premiership side. So far, Rangers have dropped six points with 13 games remaining. They would need to win all of them to secure a record points total.

Of course, everyone must remember that Rodgers’ side also won every trophy on offer. They didn’t just go Invincible in the Premiership, but secured the Betfred Cup and the Scottish Cup. They knocked out Rangers in both competitions too.

Celtic Invincibles were something else; Rangers can’t be allowed to beat points haul

We’ve had the likes of Neil McCann tip Rangers to become Scottish football’s SECOND invincible side (Daily Record). And even though we know an invincible league campaign from our rivals still won’t match Rodgers’ team, it’ll be ignored by many.

What should be remembered then is that Celtic still have to play our rivals twice. One win for the Hoops, and we hope they’ll win both, will be enough to stop this frustrating invincible narrative.

This idea that they can match or better our Class of 2017 outfit’s points total is just rubbing salt in the wounds. This current group of Celtic players have done nothing for us all season. At the very least they have a duty to protect the legacy created by Rodgers’ men.

Neil Lennon and Brendan Rodgers before a Celtic game / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

If we fail to do even that, it’ll be another slap in the face to the supporters. Another insult to a fan-base that’s suffered a disgraceful level of ineptitude from their football club.

Many fans may not have much love for Rodgers given how he left. However, we all have such fond memories and appreciation for the achievement. The sheer thought of allowing Rangers to pretend they’ve matched it without bagging cup success isn’t on.

We’ve been given nothing to cheer about this season. Stopping Rangers from beating our invincible league record also wouldn’t fall into the bracket of celebration either, but it’s a responsibility this current Celtic side must honour.

In other news, it’s time to say goodbye to this Rodgers signing who isn’t getting any minutes.