This Celtic team that Ange Postecoglou has built is something special, isn’t it? A league and cup double in his first season could be bested by a possible treble this year.
But before we get that far, today’s 4-1 first-half hammering of Kilmarnock at Rugby Park has seen us edge ever closer to breaking a record that has stood at the club for over 100 years.
Matt O’Riley rifled in our 102nd league goal of the season which means we are 14 goals shy of equalling our record goals scored in a single league season.
Celtic set that in season 1915/16 under legendary manager Willie Maley. During that season, our top goal scorer was Jimmy McColl with 34, helping the club reach the 116-goal milestone that has stood the test of time.
Ange’s Celtic are looking good to surpass that total with six games left to play. Considering we are hitting the back of the net on average over three times every game, we could even break the record on the second last game of the season.
Helped in the main by Kyogo, what is also going for us is that we are not just reliant on our Japanese striker for goals. The midfield and wingers have been effective in adding to our goalscoring success with Jota, Abada, Maeda and Hatate all helping with their consistent contributions.
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Celtic have been absolutely relentless in their pursuit to retain the title. And as for next season, I am genuinely filled with excitement to see how we fair in the Champions League with so much firepower at our disposal and a more settled and experienced squad.
With Ange guaranteed to add more bodies in the summer, there is a very real possibility that should we break the scoring record, it may well be bettered next season and then some.