Celtic unity will give rivals a big shock this season

By David Walton

June 23, 2021

Celtic were supposed to crumble along with their hopes of 10-in-a-row if you ask our rivals.

It was supposed to be the implosion of all implosions. The disaster that would ultimately end this football club as we know it and have us in ruins for years to come.

And make no mistake, at times it looked as though they may have been right. Rangers fans have been tallying up the amount of figures to leave Celtic and taking credit for it. They take credit for the Neil Lennon debacle. They take credit for Peter Lawwell leaving the club, even though that was always on the cards. Same goes for Nick Hammond.

Given the fan apathy last season, there were times when you wondered how far we were going to be set back. Thankfully, however, things look like they’re picking up again.

I’m not saying the board have gotten away with it. They still have major questions to answer and have a lot to do this summer to win back the fans’ trust. But the Celtic supporters will give them an opportunity to do that.

The excitement levels from the fanbase ahead of the new season are already being cranked up. Supporters were today buzzing with the official arrival in Scotland of new manager Ange Postecoglou.

Celtic rivals are in for a shock in the coming weeks

There’s a feeling of “new season, clean slate” going around just now. Whilst the club will ultimately decide how much backing they receive via their transfer action, fans are backing the management team ahead of the new campaign.

The Celtic supporters are able to distinguish between the boardroom and the management. The problem last season was that absolutely everyone was to blame for that catastrophe of a season.

We now have a new face in the dugout in Postecoglou. We also have a new face as our next CEO in Dom McKay. Celtic fans will get behind the pair of them until they’re given a reason not to.

Pending Celtic CEO Dominic McKay / (Photo by ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP via Getty Images)

All of a sudden, there’s a sense of unity returning to this football club once again. Dermot Desmond still remains the majority shareholder. Fans still hold him accountable for plenty and that hasn’t been forgotten. But there are new figureheads at the football club that are looking to send us in a new direction of modernisation.

Rangers fans can take credit for what they want last season. Yes, they won the league. Yes, they got the better of us in the derbies. But Celtic are looking to motor again, and with the new manager’s arrival, there’s a bit of momentum and excitement being generated.

If our rivals thought that we would crash and crumble as a football club because of last season, they’re in for a shock come August.

In other news, the Celtic youth players who could give Postecoglou a big surprise tomorrow.