Tom Boyd runs through the Number 7 Restaurant after Celtic go 10 points clear

By David Walton

February 13, 2020

Tom Boyd may have had his professional hat on during the 90 minutes against Hearts yesterday, but he certainly let the fan inside of him roar out post-match.

The former Celtic captain was on Celtic TV duty last night as he watched the Hoops maul Daniel Stendel’s Hearts 5-0. The win put Celtic 10 points clear of Rangers after Steven Gerrard’s men slipped to a shocking 2-1 defeat at Rugby Park.

It was perhaps the best night of the domestic season so far for us, and it could prove to be the most pivotal too. So you could hardly blame Boyd for getting a little excited as he strolled into the Number 7 Restaurant post-match.

Tom Boyd and Marco Negri (Mandatory Credit: Stu Forster /Allsport)

After being introduced to the supporters in the restaurant, Boyd was clearly in party mode. Darting over to get the mic, he gave a couple of supporters high fives as he made a 10-in-a-row gesture.

Boyd then went on to make a comment about that Rangers defeat too. Have a look at the video below, taken by a supporter in attendance:

A look at what’s ahead

It would be great to be able to bask in what happened last night for a while. After all, Rangers had three weeks to gloat about beating us at Parkhead. Unfortunately, with the fixture-list so hectic, we don’t have that luxury.

Celtic are in action as soon as Sunday, and it’ll be a tough one up in Aberdeen too. The Dons have lost 4-0 and 2-1 against us this season, but it’s never a venue that can be taken for granted. They’ve also taken four points off of Rangers too, so they clearly still have big performances still in them.

After that, Celtic will then travel to Denmark to take part in our glamorous Europa League last-32 tie. If we weren’t to get past the Danish champions, it would be a huge disappointment. This is our best chance to qualify for the last-16 of this competition for the first time since its re-branding. The home match will follow one week later.

Neil Lennon celebrates at Pittodrie (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Sandwiched in between those two European crunches is another vital league match at home to Kilmarnock. A trip to McDiarmid Park will follow in the Scottish Cup quarter-finals, before we take a trip to the only away venue in Scotland where we’ve lost this season – Livingston.

The games just keep coming thick and fast, so you can’t blame Tom for taking the time to have a ball last night. Things move on too quickly in football not to enjoy what happened.

It’s all about momentum from this point onward. And it’s fair to say that all of the momentum is currently with the champions.