Celtic should be out to prove a point in Sunday’s Glasgow derby against Rangers. The Hoops haven’t played well in the last two games against the Ibrox side, culminating in the 2-1 loss at Celtic Park in December.
Of course, things have changed dramatically since then. The Hoops are now 13 points clear at the top of the league, and even a point would be all but good enough to secure nine in a row.
However, Neil Lennon and his side will want to win at Ibrox for the second time this season. They will want to put on a performance that will show definitively that they are the best team in Scotland.
For that to happen, Celtic should consider what some might consider a drastic step. That is, to have a social media silence between Tuesday and after the game.
No distractions ahead of game
That might seem like a bit of a far-fetched idea to some. However, it should be all about concentration for the Hoops in the run-up to the game, with no distractions. That means social media.
The club can still keep the fans updated in the official social media sites of Celtic. However, Neil Lennon and the staff should mandate a period of radio silence for the players.
If plan works, it can be used again
If the plan works and the Hoops have a triumphant victory at Ibrox, then it should be adopted before the next time the teams meet, after the split, at Celtic Park.
Perhaps Neil Lennon and the rest of the staff at Celtic won’t change the preparation for the game. They will decide to go with what has brought the Hoops great success since the winter break.
However, if Celtic want to do something different in the build-up to a big game, then perhaps a social media silence is the answer. We shall find out soon enough if Celtic go through with the plan.