Celtic vs Aberdeen is a massive clash this weekend, and fans have taken notice after selling out Parkhead.
Yes, Neil Lennon’s first match back in Glasgow as Celtic manager will see him take to the pitch in front of a raucous Celtic Park.
The Hoops are eight points clear at the top of the Premiership. Depending on Rangers’ result against Hibernian on Friday night, there could be a huge opportunity to extend that too.
Parkhead is certainly gearing up in terms of atmosphere too. Celtic confirmed the news of a full-house for Saturday on their official website on the “Tickets” section.
It’s going to be an emotional moment for the Hoops support. There’s just something special about a Lennon Celtic coming back to Parkhead.
After all, Lennon’s era when he was first in charge was a memorable as any previous manager’s. The Hoops managed three consecutive Scottish Premiership titles, and reached two consecutive Champions League group stage campaigns.
Lennon also took his class of 2012/13 to the last 16 of the Champions League too. The connection between the Northern Irishman’s team and the supporters was as good as any manager that came before or after him.
Of course, the sellout comes as no surprise either. Back in January, Celtic were ranked ninth in terms of attendances for 2017/18. Their support continues to be unrivalled, particularly in Scotland.
But it’s also essential that the emotion of the contest on Saturday doesn’t overshadow the importance of it. Celtic need to keep their good form going as they look to stay on track for eight-in-a-row. Whether you rate Rangers or not, they would take heart from any Celtic slip-up so close to the departure of Brendan Rodgers.
A continued run of success for Lennon will do him wonders in terms of his case for the manager’s job on a permanent basis.
But, all in all, the only thing that matters is the treble. Winning runs and bad results will all be in the background so long as the treble is won.
The support, however, have done all they can to back the team on Saturday regardless. It’s now down to the players to continue their run and make it 12 wins in-a-row domestically.