Midnight in Paradise – Fireworks for our returning Champions

This one’s a belter. Posted on social media by Celtic fan Andy, it shows the reception Ange Postecoglou and his title winning players received at Celtic Park after they arrived back from Tannadice as league champions.

The numbers turning out is truly remarkable, and considering this was well after midnight it demonstrates Celtic as we all know they do, have a support to match the team Ange Postecoglou has delivered us all.

The noise, the colour, the flares and the fireworks all create an incredible welcome for the team, and you can see the awe in the faces of the players as they go from being filmed by all and sundry at Tannadice to turning their phones on the assembled Celtic support to capture the moment for themselves.

Celtic have come a long, long way in a short space of time from a footballing perspective but it shouldn’t be overlooked the job Ange Postecoglou has done in rebuilding the connect between the club and the support over the last few months.

Last season was a tough time for all but for a support whose everyday day emotions are almost entirely linked to the performance of their football team, not being able to attend games and was a tough season for all concerned. Yet as everything unravelled the supporters themselves watching on computer screens and televisions back home felt powerless to influence proceedings.

This season everyone has been making up for lost time, and this welcome for the Celtic team just shows the bond between the players, manager and the support is as strong as it has ever been. And to think for Ange Postecoglou this is just the beginning. What a thought that is!

Even the Celtic View got in on the act…

Niall J

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As a Bellshill Bhoy I was taken to my first Celtic game in the summer of 1987. It was Billy McNeill’s return to Celtic Park as manager and Celtic lost 5-1 to Arsenal . I thought I was a jinx, I think my Grandfather might have thought the same. It was the finest gift anyone ever gave me when he walked me through Parkhead's gates.

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