Three ways Celtic can still make this season one to remember

By John Reid

March 1, 2020

It has to be said that Celtic’s 3-1 loss to Copenhagen in the Europa League on Thursday was one that would have come as a bit of a surprise to some of the Hoops support.

When you consider how dominant the Hoops were in the first leg, the poor display in the second leg at home has to go down as one of Celtic’s worst performances of the season.

However, the Hoops are still in a good place overall. The team are top of the league, and in the quarter-final of the Scottish Cup.

This season can still be a memorable one for Celtic, and the Hoops fans could be doing a lot of celebrating between now and the end of May.

Here are three reasons Celtic can make this season one to remember:

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Go to Ibrox and repeat momentous victory

Celtic’s 2-0 win over Rangers at Ibrox in September was one of the Hoops’ best victories of the season. Neil Lennon pulled off a tactical masterclass, as the Hoops stifled the Ibrox side and won thanks to goals from Odsonne Edouard and Jonny Hayes.

Celtic owe their fans a performance in the Glasgow derby following poor displays in the last two meetings between the teams.

Jonny Hayes was the hero at Ibrox in September (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

What better way to show why you are the Champions than by going to the home of your biggest rivals and all but clinching the title?

That would certainly be a day worth celebrating for the Hoops.

Make more history with another domestic treble

Celtic have already made history by winning three domestic trebles in a row. At the moment, the Hoops are well-placed to make it four in a row.

The Celts are in the Scottish Cup quarter-final, with a place in the semi-final only 90 minutes away. Neil Lennon will be determined to make up for the Hoops’ Europa League woes by winning his first domestic treble as manager.

The Scottish Cup in Celtic hands (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Lennon won’t be taking anything for granted, especially after the Copenhagen game. However, should the Hoops play as well as they can then Celtic are more than capable of making it 12 domestic trophies won in a row.

Sign up star man on a new contract

Just imagine if Celtic managed to get Odsonne Edouard signed up on a new contract. What a bonus that would be for the Hoops not only for this season, but for next season.

Edouard has been the Hoops’ star man this season, that goes without saying. If the club announced a new deal for Edouard, even for an extra year, it would be the pick-up that the club and the support needs after the loss to Copenhagen.

Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard / (Photo by NIELS CHRISTIAN VILMANN/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images)

It would also show that the Edouard will be leading the line next season as the Hoops aim to make in 10 in a row. Is this likely to happen? Only time will tell.

However, it would be a great bit of business for the club to ensure that Edouard is still at Celtic Park next season.

How many of these things are likely to happen? What else can the Hoops do to make the season a memorable one? Share your thoughts below with a comment in our new discussion forum…

 


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