‘Nine consecutive years is extremely special’, Kenny Dalglish

KENNY DALGLISH has heaped praise on Celtic’s consistency over the last nine years, which has the club on the cusp of equalling the 9-in-a-row record set by Jock Stein’s side in 1974.

‘King Kenny’ believes that there can’t be many complaints with Celtic being awarded the title due to their huge 13 point advantage over second placed Rangers. Speaking to the Sunday Post, the Celtic legend gave his thoughts on the title decision – which is expected today.

“They have more points on the board than any other club, and even though Rangers, mathematically, could have caught them, it was very unlikely they would have overturned the 13-point deficit.

“To produce a high level of consistency over a period of nine months is not an easy thing to do, and to do it for nine consecutive years is extremely special.

“Captain Scott Brown has led his team by example, and he deserves huge credit.”

Celtic’s level of performance following the winter break saw an incredible 13 point advantage over Rangers as their performances stuttered. Celtic, though, were unforgiving and only dropped 2 points in the league – drawing 2-2 away to Livingston.

“It may sound easy, but it is not. Winning is difficult, trust me.

“That’s why Celtic deserve praise and applause for this season.

“Yes, they would have much rather have played the 38 games, and not have the league called after only 30.

“But that isn’t their fault. They have won the league under the current circumstances. Credit to them for that. It would be unfair to say otherwise.”

The mentality of Neil Lennon’s side is incredible and this cannot be overstated, to turnaround from that home defeat to Rangers when people questioned the ability to win 9IAR. Whilst Lennon may not have been the first choice for many, he has proven that he is a winner and will get the job done.

The likelihood is that 9-in-a-row will be confirmed by a tweet from the league. It is an unfortunate end to the 2019/20 campaign but it is one that when all is considered, is the only way that it can be celebrated.

This means that Celtic supporters will be able to toast a 9th consecutive trophy; albeit, not in the way we would have envisaged winning it when we kicked off our campaign. Regardless, it was won in style throughout the campaign through attractive football.

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Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.

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