As you would expect, it was a night for celebration last night as Celtic stormed into a 10-point Premiership advantage.
Celtic managed to power past Hearts with a superb 5-0 rout. Rangers, our apparent title-rivals, failed to get past Kilmarnock as they slumped to a 2-1 Rugby Park defeat.
Social media has been absolutely beautiful ever since. The joy, banter, and generally positive atmosphere amongst the Celtic support has been brilliant to see. However, it also appears as though our fanbase has hijacked the comments section for several of Rangers’ Tweets last night.
Celtic fans have always been good-natured of course. Therefore, here’s a look at some in our support happily informing our rivals of the current title-situation on Twitter:
— Luuk (@LwgKnol88) February 12, 2020
Rangers will be turning in their grave at this result
— Founded1888 (@Founded1888) February 12, 2020
Have you ever seen gerard win the League🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
— Paddy Bhoy Cfc (@FreshStartBC) February 12, 2020
Brophy rhymes with no trophy. Just saying ….don’t shoot the messenger.
— Hurl Away (@earsovermouth) February 12, 2020
What a Wednesday night cheers
— donch (@donch67) February 12, 2020
— Lewis🍀 (@Lewis_T333) February 12, 2020
Your Title Dreams have been Sentanced too DELETION! DELETE DELETE DELETE ☘
— Buff Egan (@buff_egan) February 12, 2020
— Swed🍀 (@Swedleypops) February 12, 2020
Our £7 million CH has more goals than your £7 million supposed game changer Kent, probably got more assists aswell 😀
— scott McIntyre (@scottMc85081322) February 12, 2020
How do we compare to last season?
So much was made of Rangers’ 2-1 loss to Hearts when they came back from their winter break in Dubai. It was so easy to compare it to a year previously when Gerrard and Co lost 2-1 at Kilmarnock and watched on as Celtic raced away with the title.
Yet this year it looks as if that Hearts defeat will indeed be a mirror image of the Kilmarnock one from 13 months ago. Rangers have since dropped a further five points, leaving Celtic with a brilliant-looking 10-point gap as we enter the final few months of the season.
But are we in a better position than this time last year? So far, Celtic have played 26 games in the Premiership. After we had accumulated that 12 months ago, we were sitting eight points clear. Our 26th game of the season last term was that famous 1-0 win at Rugby Park, courtesy of Scott Brown’s last-minute winner.
Of course, Rangers didn’t have a game in hand back then. The gap was eight points with no asterisk. But even if Rangers win their game in hand this season, it’ll still be seven points. That’s only one point less than last year when we were storming away with the title.
It shows incredible relentlessness from Celtic, and the supporters are quite right to be rubbing it right into our second-place rivals. Goodness knows we took enough from them over the winter break.
Hopefully, just like last season, this signifies a final charge towards the title from Celtic as we look to wrap things up as early as possible.