Five talking points as Celtic close in on 7 in a row


1. Armstrong shines on Celtic return. Stuart Armstrong looked like he was back to his irresistible self as he returned to the starting XI after weeks out due to injury. The midfielder chipped in with the second goal of the game and his attacking presence gave the side more fluidity.

2. Scott Sinclair’s first half performance would’ve been a welcome sight to Brendan Rodgers as it was to the support. Sinclair won the penalty by wrong footing the County defender and attacked with purpose. However, Sinclair was unfortunate in the second half that things wouldn’t click for him as he tried to get a goal that would boost his confidence. Hopefully the first half showing will signal a return to his blistering form of last year.

3. The results today mean that Celtic fans will be trying to calculate when the league can be won and seven in a row is confirmed. Three victories are needed, unless our nearest rivals drop points, to clinch the title.

4. The run-in and chase for a second domestic treble will rely upon the team being strong and turning up to the big games. Fortunately, Brendan Rodgers has an abundance of talent at his disposal. The strength of the bench today was excellent and this should reflect the options in all positions that we have.

5. Dirty Davies. Andrew Davies will get the title of this week’s villain after planting his studs into Scott Brown’s sensitives. The stamp constituted violent conduct to Ref McLean and the Staggies’ Captain was sent off in a cowardly attempt on Broony.

Lewis Faulds

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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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