The class footage from Paradise that sums up how great it is to have Celtic fans back

By John McGinley

August 19, 2021

Fans had Celtic Park was absolutely rocking last night. As it was against Hearts. And Jablonec. Dundee wasn’t too bad either.

This run of home games has been a brilliant chance for Ange Postecoglou and his team to bond with the support. As he’s made clear himself, it’s on them to win us over, not the other way about. So far, they are doing exactly that.

Postecoglou’s Bhoys are playing with an energy and spirit that is, in turn, inspiring the crowd. Sure, there’s an element of the big return being so joyous because we were locked out for over a year, but the atmosphere at the stadium right now feels like more than that.

Celtic 2-0 AZ Alkmaar | LIVE Reaction

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Celtic, for the first time in a long time, are moving forward with purpose and unity. The crowd are loving the football on offer and the players are responding by giving their all.

Just how good it is to have fans back is summed up for me in one 11-second clip posted on social media last night.

Twitter user @Ginty1888 of The Cynic posted his view of the North Curve in the second half last night. He captured the stunning backdrop the crowds give the match, with Joe Hart even having his head turned in admiration.

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I mean, it’s just beautiful. Understandably the clip is going viral, already attracting thousands of likes and shares.

Celtic have a number of tough away fixtures on the horizon, many of which will be without our fans in attendance. Games against Rangers and AZ Alkmaar look certain to only have home supporters there.

It’s even more important then that the support feeds the squad on occasions like last night. We need to send them off to challenges around the continent full of as much confidence and fight as possible. Make no mistake, this will play its part this season.

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We need only look at the horror show of last term and how soulless football was to understand how bad it can get.

Not everything is going to go our own way this season. There will be bad days, no doubt. But if we seen tangible progress on the pitch and Postecoglou’s team continue playing in the same thrilling manner they have been, I have full confidence the stadium will bouncing with the North Curve until the final day.

In other news, Report: Celtic agree fee for striker Georgios Giakoumakis.