Celtic winning run seems to have broken Scottish football as odd talking point emerges

By Hamish Carton

March 15, 2023

Scottish football seems to be struggling with the near-faultless form of Celtic this season, with an odd talking point emerging in the last few days.

Ange Postecoglou‘s Hoops have won 33 of their 35 domestic fixtures so far this season, and currently find themselves on a remarkable 13 game winning run.

Our closest rivals Rangers have struggled to lay a glove on us this season, with an aggregate deficit of five goals over three matches.

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Hearts, the country’s third best team, have also struggled, and lost 3-0 to us at Tynecastle on Saturday.

All of this seems to have reignited an old debate among supporters of other teams: that Celtic (and Rangers) need to leave Scotland for the good of the Scottish game.

Yesterday, in a Daily Record piece, Craig Levein claimed he would drive us and our rivals down to England if the opportunity arose.

And that wild take seems to have stirred up further debate today. A quick search of the latest Celtic news brings up a number of articles talking about the potential of us leaving for England.

Alan Brazil is one of those to have their say, while today’s Record’s hotline is centred on the issue too.

There is also plenty of chat on social media, with solutions being put forward for how to bridge the gap.

It’s a peculiar talking point with no real developments prompting the discussion. A possible conclusion is that this incredible Celtic side have simply broken the rest of Scottish football.

The reality is that Celtic are going nowhere soon, and the rest of our teams must do more to challenge the impressive team Postecoglou has built.

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They can moan about budgets all they want, but Celtic have always had one of the biggest budgets. We haven’t often been as dominant as this domestically.

It is a real credit to Postecoglou that people like Levein are labelling the league “the least competitive in Europe.”

Not too many people were saying that in season 2020/21 when Celtic failed to win 16 of their 38 league games.

For now, we must just remember that we are the biggest scalp in the league. That every team wants to beat us more than anything.

We’re there to be shot at, and that’s the way Celtic like it.

In other news, Scott Brown answered some interesting questions from supporters earlier today