Former BBC host Jim Spence has boldly claimed that Celtic should just be given their 10-in-a-row title ribbons now.
Like just about everyone, the well-known journalist was extremely impressed with the Premiership champions yesterday. Celtic opened up their Premiership campaign with a fine 5-1 demolition job of Hamilton Academical.
Odsonne Edouard (x3), Jeremie Frimpong, and Patryk Klimala were all on target as the Hoops confidently dispatched Accies. Hamilton had their moments in the game, but Celtic ended the game with a fine total of 25 efforts at goal (BBC).
Many supporters will have been left confident about what lies ahead this season. However, Spence was in no mood to beat around the bush with his prediction for the season based on matchday one. Have a look at his Twitter post below:
Fast, Fluent, and frighteningly impressive showing from Celtic v Acccies. Edouard is endowed with a lethal elegance. You can put the ribbons on that tenth title now. Untouchable.
— Jim Spence (@JimSpenceDundee) August 2, 2020
Nobody at Celtic will be listening
Those who remember the season of 1997/98 will remember the same kind of noises being made about Walter Smith’s Rangers side. We all know what happened there thank goodness. Celtic stopped the Ibrox side from winning 10-in-a-row and the rest was history.
So you can bet that nobody at Celtic will be thinking along the lines of Jim Spence here. Doing so is perhaps our biggest danger to actually winning the league.
Yet not one of us can deny that this is exactly the kind of start we needed. Spence isn’t the only one whose breath was taken away by Celtic’s start to the campaign, even if it is only the first matchday. Hoops fans have been praising just about every single player who played against Accies yesterday.
There is, however, the frustrating aspect of the transfer window being open until October. That means there is no confirmation that our team will look the same in two months’ time. The likes of an Edouard, a Ryan Christie, or a Callum McGregor can be snatched at any time for a big-money fee.
There are plenty of dangers that face us this season, and there will be plenty of difficult scenarios for us to navigate. However, to say that yesterday was a positive start would be an understatement.