Video: Class full-time atmosphere shows just how big a step today is for Celtic

By David Walton

May 1, 2022

The brilliant post-match atmosphere at Celtic Park today showed just how big a leap we’ve just taken towards the Scottish Premiership.

The Hoops may have drawn 1-1 with our rivals in a frustrating result given we had taken the lead through Jota. However, the reality of the situation is that we’re now 6 points clear with only 3 games remaining.

And whilst a frustration swept Celtic Park after Fashion Sakala’s second-half equaliser, it didn’t take long for the Hoops support to appreciate the position they were still in. And that was certainly shown at full-time when the Celtic fans were celebrating the step taken:

It’s a massive result for the Hoops. No, not as a standalone one of course. We wanted the win today and for long spells it looked as though we were on our way to another big 3 points. But even the draw puts us in a superb position.

Rangers, for all of their pre-season goading and boasting about how good their squad is, are now on the brink of losing the championship after holding it for one season.

That’s all that matters after today. Other narratives are just sheer desperation on our rivals’ part.

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Celtic have swung the pendulum of power around in Glasgow

Huge credit to Ange and the Bhoys for what they’ve managed to do over the course of the season. Yes, the season isn’t officially over yet, but that doesn’t mean the potential achievement of winning the league can’t be appreciated.

Regardless of what happens in the final 3 games of the season, Celtic have restored their competitiveness in this fixture once again. We’ve only lost once in 90 minutes against our rivals this season. An incredible stat that shows how much better we’ve been against them.

Yes, there will be some regret over certain matches against them. Not progressing to the Scottish Cup final was a real frustration. The same goes for not holding onto our 1-0 lead today. But all that mattered at the start of the campaign was winning the league. We’re close to achieving that.

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Celtic have swung the pendulum of power around in Glasgow. Them still being in Europe doesn’t change that. They were supposed to be good enough to absolutely power their way past us this season.

That hasn’t happened. Instead, Ange Postecoglou appears to be building something that’s going to stand the test of time. Something that, despite our potential title-win, is still in its first stage of development.

And the full-time scenes at Celtic Park today show exactly what supporters think of where we currently stand.

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