Celtic's incredible and unprecedented generation of domination cannot be denied

By John McGinley

May 7, 2022

Celtic are now champions-elect – it’s not official, the players will try to keep a lid on it, but the Scottish Premiership trophy is coming home.

And it really is home for the league title when you look at this generation of domination.

Since the turn of the century, there have been 22 full seasons played – Celtic’s latest title triumph under Ange Postecoglou will make it an incredible 16 in that time period, missing out on just six championships.

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In addition to that – in the same time period – Celtic have lifted the Scottish Cup on ten occasions and the Scottish League Cup on nine.

That’s 36 domestic trophies in a 22 year period. Truly unprecedented stuff.

Unbelievably, there have been five trebles along the way, with just two coming in the prior 50 years following the League Cup’s introduction.

No generation of Celtic supporter has seen a greater period of domestic success. Obviously, the European Cup win of 1967 still stands head and shoulders above all other feats.

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This is what rival supporters don’t understand. Last season wasn’t a shift in the balance of power in Glasgow. It was simply a blip. Normal service has been resumed.

It’s now on Celtic to ensure that the club builds on a position of strength, going on to excel in multiple competitions again next season.

Thankfully, Postecoglou has that mindset. He’ll be ruthless in the pursuit of improvement and it starts this summer. This is just the start.

In other news, “Only you could make winning a championship feel like a downer”; Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou’s latest BBC quip.