No titles handed out in February but Celtic require perfect run to be in with a shout

Titles aren’t handed out in February but they can be lost. On a disappointing weekend for the Scottish Champions, Brendan Rodgers and his team were leapfrogged by their city rivals.

Celtic handed the title initiative to Rangers after dropping more points against Kilmarnock. Derek McInnes’ side were well drilled and probably took a deserved point thanks to their second half showing, in which Celtic looked poor.

The result now puts Celtic two points behind of Rangers, who beat St Johnstone in Perth today. Having been given two chances to take the lead on goal difference, Rangers seized their chance to go top of the table.

Celtic have been inconsistent throughout the season with the glaring lack of quality and identity on show. Now, Rodgers needs to do his best to rally this group of players and get the team firing for what is going to be a difficult few weeks.

Celtic captain Callum McGregor and his team mates look dejected at full-time. Final score Celtic 1 Kilmarnock 1. 17 February 2024. Photo Stuart Wallace/Shutterstock

Nothing but a perfect run until Ibrox is acceptable. Next weekend, Celtic travel to Motherwell to face Stuart Kettlewell’s side before a midweek clash against Dundee at Celtic Park. Following that, a Sunday trip to face Hearts at Tynecastle in the first weekend of March.

Two homes games in consecutive weekends follow, Livi at home in the Cup then St Johnstone in the league. The International break comes before a trip to Livi in the last game before the teams meet at Ibrox.

In the same time, Rangers will host Hearts, travel to Kilmarnock, host Motherwell, before away trips to Easter Road to face Hibs in the Cup then Dundee at Dens Park. Their final game before Rodgers’ team arrive in Govan is against Hibs at Ibrox.

There are banana skins there for Rangers but there can be no quarter given by the manager and his players. A perfect run until Ibrox is imperative towards determining the destiny of the title come May.

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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.


  1. Yes that’s what’s needed, but can you, hand on heart, say you believe that will happen?

    If so I have a beautiful bridge for sale!

    The job is done, the board have weakened the team to the point we all saw pre-window and the current run of form and results is merely a continuation of that. BR says the same thing every week, it’s a joke, just not a particularly funny one!

    We have handed them the league and CL entry, they’ll spend the money unlike us, and they have a good manager, unlike us, so well f’n done!

    I’ve cancelled my CTV subscription and I’m out till there are major changes, I don’t want my time wasted with circuses, there’s enough of that elsewhere!

    Good luck, hope I’m wrong, but I’m done

  2. Talking utter nonsense!! I seen Celtic sides win look from real bad situations and totalling turning poor formand later in the seasons 79, 86 and 2008 are at least 3!! Stop being a ” sheep” and listening to the bs! Get behind the team it’s all we can do!! Medium to long term we need to get rid of lawell, Wilson and few others from that board, we should be doing way better in Europe and have a completed ground with a main stand fit for purpose to make our stadium symmetrical,with 72,000 seats that’s what should be happening! Desmond has allowed lawell to Mirco manage our club and even fans have been ” normalised into this vs ” we can’t compete”!Celtic should be way better and performing at much lighter level in Europe we have ” risk averse accountants and lawyers not self made men , well one but he couldn’t give a toss! We need to get these bassas out! they the real issue! They are a cancer at our club it’s our club not theirs! It’s time we took it back! Long overdue

    • Rodgers has ruined the team, he hasn’t a clue how to change.
      Teams stuck in a rut of Rodgers making.
      Only chance of retaining the league is to remove Rodgers Now.