The Ibrox reality of Celtic's latest treble bid

By Hamish Carton

March 1, 2023

Ange Postecoglou and his Celtic players are not thinking about a treble at present.

As we told you on Sunday, Postecoglou wasn’t entertaining any talk of trebles in the aftermath of the cup final win over Rangers.

He and the players are fully focussed on St. Mirren this weekend. As supporters, we can look a little further ahead.

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As per predictions specialists FiveThirtyEight, we currently have a 96% probability of winning the Premiership title.

The League Cup is in the bag meaning that the Scottish Cup could be the final part of a domestic clean sweep.

Winning that competition looks like a good challenge for the team though, with Hearts away in the quarter-final later this month.

If we can navigate that tough test at Tynecastle, the reality is that Rangers are likely to be standing between ourselves and more cup glory.

The Ibrox side host Raith Rovers in the next round, a match they will surely win. At that stage, the semi-final line-up could well be ourselves, Rangers, Inverness/Kilmarnock and Falkirk/Ayr.

Hearts would be out, so would Hibernian, Aberdeen, Livingston and more.

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The question would soon become whether we faced our old rivals at the semi-final stage or in another final.

Of course, this all only becomes a possibility if we take care of the Jambos on March 11.

But it’s nice to know the way the season is heading.

Imagine beating Rangers en route to every domestic trophy. That would be one hell of a treble.

In other news, Celtic could be without players next January due to the Asian Cup