A look back at the August predictions of Clyde Superscoreboard pundits Derek Johnstone and Alex Rae shows they got their 2019/20 calls badly wrong, with one even suggesting Celtic would endure a trophyless season.

As we know, Neil Lennon and his team have been declared nine-in-a-row champions after the season was curtailed from 38 games to 30 due to the ongoing public health crisis.

A massive 13 points clear at the time of the league’s suspension, the Hoops were again imperious and consistent across the 2019/20 campaign, in sharp contrast to what was predicted by some Ibrox-leaning pundits.

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Johnstone for example hilariously predicted that we would not win a single trophy this term, suggesting Rangers would win a league and cup double and that Aberdeen would triumph in the Scottish Cup.

When the radio man made his call, Celtic had won the last nine straight domestic competitions.

Johnstone also told Clyde 1 Superscoreboard that Alfredo Morelos would finish top scorer in the Premiership.

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After 30 league matches, it was Celtic ace Odsonne Edouard who led the league scoring charts with 22 in the top-flight.

In domestic league action, Morelos would be left lagging behind 37-year-old Jermain Defoe, with just 12 efforts to his name.

Alex Rae also went for Alfredo Morelos as his top scorer, claiming the Colombian would be player of the year.

Unsurprisingly he declared that Rangers would win the Premiership, though was gracious enough to predict Celtic would win the Scottish Cup.

They seem to have been a bit excited last August then, apparently buoyed by what they had seen in the pre-season from Steven Gerrard and his men.

History perhaps should have taught them that a sustained title push challenging Celtic’s champions credentials was incredibly unlikely. They fell away after the winter break just like in 2019.

With Celtic pushing for a tenth successive title next term, I wonder how much bluster we’ll hear from pundits in anticipation of the new season kicking off later this year?

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