Breaking News – Paradise to host Celtic’s SWPL Title Showdown

Paradise, Let’s Make Some Noise for the Title Chasing Ghirls on Helicopter Sunday at CELTIC PARK…

You Really Must Believe Us, You Really Must Believe Us…

This Sunday’s season finale in the SWPL1 title race when Celtic FC Women take on Hearts will NOT be played over at Airdrie but instead will now be played at Celtic Park!

A win guarantees Celtic a Champions League spot while in the match at Ibrox between theRangers and Glasgow City the outcome of that game could see either side win title, or indeed hand it to Celtic on what is going to be an historic Helicopter Sunday.

Fran Alonso’s side must overcome the minus one goal difference with theRangers because if both sides win then it’s going to come down to goal difference. theRangers won 6-0 against Hearts on Sunday and Fran Alonso’s side will be looking for a huge turn-out at Celtic Park to roar the team onto a first ever SWPL1 title. Goals and more goals against Hearts are needed and so is a bigger crowd that was there last Thursday night when 9553 turned up and the Celtic End got it’s first taste of Celtic Park and what an atmosphere they created.

Now they and indeed all of the Celtic support can roar the Ghirls onto a first ever league title win 130 years after Celtic’s first ever title success for the men’s team.

Glasgow City know that a draw will be of little use to them as they can’t catch Celtic on goal difference and a draw at Ibrox coupled with any Celtic win over Hearts gives Celtic the title and Glasgow City the second Champions League spot.

If Glasgow City get the win then they will be worthy Champions and Celtic should be in the Champions League unless Hearts shock the Hoops. However having watched the sides closely and with the big Rangers support going to the game at Ibrox where admission is just £1 for season ticket holders, it’s much more likely that the home side, who are the defending Champions will win that one, and in doing so grab a Champions League spot then look to the score at Celtic Park to see which side lifts the SWPL1 trophy.

theRangers can’t afford to lie down to City to deny Celtic the title because that would cost them a place in the Champions League next season.  They will be going all out to win and to outscore Celtic. With all due respect to Hearts,  (who Celtic recently beat 6-0 in Edinburgh) we have the easiest task of building up a goal difference advantage for the final whistle and that could and probably will give is the title.

theRangers route to the title is to win and also outscore Celtic, with them starting with a +1 advantage but with Celtic playing the odd team out, the only one of the four with nothing to play for.

That’s why both first theRangers and now Celtic have moved their last remaining home matches to Ibrox and Celtic Park where the trophy’s destination will not be determined until both matches conclude.

Who will be Champions? It’s anybody’s guess but it could very well be green and white ribbons on the SWPL1 trophy as the Helicopter arrives outside of Paradise (okay it might come in a car but you get the point!)

Celtic had 9553 spectators at the game against Glasgow City last Thursday night and there was also large television audience for the match which was broadcast live on Sky Sports. Everyone watching either at the stadium or on TV must have been hugely impressed by the atmosphere and Fran Alonso and his team were certainly buzzing afterwards.

With an even bigger Celtic support behind them on Sunday, it’s looking much more likely. Make sure that you are there!

Our opinion hasn’t really changed all season. Celtic are the best team in the league and  come Sunday after…You really must believe us, you really must believe us…we’re gonna win the league!

And incidentally the following Sunday holders Celtic take on theRangers in the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden. But before that let’s get behind the Ghirls this Sunday and give the Ghirls the support they need to win the league.


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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

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