Five rebellious observations from the back of the ecstatic free Broomloan

1. Scott Bain – The 26 year old made his claim for the first pick place at Celtic with a fine display this afternoon. As Celtic defended for large parts, the on-loan shot stopper produced an impressive performance to keep Celtic level and then ahead.

2. Jozo’s red mist. The big Bosnian defender was involved in a bust up with Morelos and was shown a straight red card for a flaying elbow.  We had no idea why it was a red, particularly as Collum was more than keen to keep his cards in his pocket in the first half. Declan John not booked! How did he avoid two yellows Willie?

Battle stations!

3.  10 men won the league. The victory leaves Celtic 9 ahead of the huff and puff title challengers with a game in hand. Despite the red card, Celtic rallied and scored the winner to claim the three points. Aberdeen dropped points too, so it’s Neil Lennon’s His who are the form side. Anyone fancy them for second?

4. French fancies – Celtic owed two of their goals to Edouard and Dembele’s impressive finishes, but another man was instrumental in today’s win, Olivier Ntcham. The midfielder was both effective in defence and attack. The Foreign Legion hasn’t been this entertaining since Beau Geste. Go read the book.

5. Four out of four. Celtic made it four wins out of four at Ibrox. Murty got mastered by the ‘best’, his record against Brendan is now played 3 won 0, drawn 2, lost 1. He has games against Brendan at Hampden in April in the Scottish Cup and a week later when Celtic could wrap up the title. Its all over par the singing and dancing though.

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About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds 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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