Some Celtic fans have been reacting to the club’s 2018 derby throwback tweet published earlier on today.
Yes it’s two years to the day since Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic went to Ibrox and managed to effectively win the league with 10 men.
That famous 3-2 win on March 11th 2018 was one of the most memorable derby victories at Ibrox for some time. Celtic twice managed to come from behind thanks to goals from Tom Rogic and Moussa Dembele. Key man Odsonne Edouard, who will almost certainly start at Ibrox on Sunday, netted the winner with Celtic down to 10 men.
That would prove to be the beginning of the end for caretaker Ibrox manager Graeme Murty too. Rangers went on to lose 4-0 and 5-0 to us in the two derby matches that followed before the campaign ended. And reacting to today’s throwback tweet, here’s a look at what some in the support are saying:
Was at this game with my son for Mother’s Day 🍀🍀 best Mother’s Day ever lol
— kel 🇮🇪 (@misssk70336226) March 11, 2020
Definitely in my top 5 us v them games of all time – mostly for the sheer audacity of beating them with 10 men and for the fact they thought they were going to hammer us and win the league. Their misery was delightful!
— Here And There (@Wooden_Cyclist1) March 11, 2020
— Taylor McPhail (@TaylorMcPhail5) March 11, 2020
Same again Sunday just with Griff replacing Dembele on the score sheet
— joseph (@morrisonjoseph8) March 11, 2020
Their main stand cheering Candeilas going in late on Brown, only for the ball to be in their net 4 seconds later was sweeeeeeet 😋
— Glasgow Ghost (@GlasgowGhost) March 11, 2020
— Stephen Walsh🍀⭐ (@steviebhoy_88) March 11, 2020
Brilliant victory love It Broony gets fouled cheering passes it to Moussa back of the net silence 😂🍀🍀
— Helen McCallum (@HMccallum1967) March 11, 2020
0:42: Celebrating a tackle on brown.
0:44: WITS THE GOALIE DAIN TOM?
— Craig Stirling (@craiggstirlingg) March 11, 2020
Appropriate that their sponsors were…
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— Colm (@AtownColm) March 11, 2020
Not so much tension this Sunday please Celtic
This game had absolutely everything.
The build-up itself was incredible. If Rangers had won they would’ve gone three points behind us having played a game more. For some bizarre reason, their supporters were also filmed cheering when they drew Celtic in the Scottish Cup a week previously, with a roaring rendition of Simply the Best being played afterward (YouTube).
For some reason, they believed that they had the better of us due to the fact they managed a draw at Parkhead three months before it. Celtic would then go on to win that cup tie 4-0 by the way.
But the game two years ago also had adversity. Celtic went 1-0 and 2-1 down in the first half, with it looking as if we were genuinely going to drop points.
It had controversy in the sense that Jozo Simunovic was sent off at 2-2 after Celtic had already fought their way back into the game. It’s fair to say that Celtic fans had been on a rollercoaster ride already by that point, and the sending off looked like it was going to doom us to defeat.
However – most importantly of all – the game had stunning character from Celtic’s end. We plucked out an Edouard winner and managed to see the game out comfortably after it. It had everything – but here’s hoping we don’t need to go through a similar level of panic on Sunday.