Olivier Ntcham delighted to be part of Beautiful Sunday

OLIVIER NTCHAM was absolutely outstanding on Beautiful Sunday. So too were so many of the Celtic players, Forrest, Tierney, McGregor, Rogic, Edouard and a very special mention for Boyata. The fact that Broony didn’t need to grab the headlines shows just how well those around him played, in what was Celtic’s best performance of the season.

A Beautiful Sunday it was and we’ll have the t-shirt out next week to celebrate it! After all it was The Celtic Star that gave these three Sunday best wins over Rangers – at Ibrox, Hampden and now Celtic Park, the name.

Here’s how the t-shirt will look in white and in green…

These will be available to order later this evening (after the football) at www.thecelticstarbookstore.co.uk now and will be posted out next midweek. Anyway, back to Beautiful Sunday and the performance of Olivier Ntcham. Our French midfielder was speaking to The Celtic View and he seemed to be very happy indeed. No prizes for guessing why!

“I’m very happy because we won at home in front of all the fans, and it was a really good game to play in,” Olivier said.

“The atmosphere was unbelievable and the 12th man was great. I would say it’s one of the best atmospheres I’ve ever played in.

“To win titles is what every player dreams of but to win like this is very nice.

“We were very pleased with how we played. At home, it is different to playing away. It’s easier for us to play at home because the supporters here are always behind you and they push you. Every time you have the ball, the fans will push you on and you have to play the ball forward and try to score more.

“This is the first league title I have won and it is special. You never forget your first league title for the rest of your life. I am happy and I want to win many more titles in my career.

Olivier Ntcham has urged Odsonne Edouard to stay at Celtic

“I work very hard so this achievement means a lot to me. Every time you win something you’re always happy because you know, in football, if you win something, you deserved it.

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“This gives us a lot of confidence for the remaining games and also the Scottish Cup final. When you win a derby like we did, you can take confidence from this.”

Yes, he does sound happy. Now back to your Beautiful Sunday t-shirt – have you decided to go for the green one or the white one? Decisions, decisions. We’ll leave you to have a wee think then you can place your order at www.thecelticstarbookstore.co.uk from later on this evening.


GEO put this together a few years ago – when Commons was our talisman – and it is quite remarkable. Click on the images to enlarge.

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5 Star Champion Celts Review: On The One Road Podcast

Kevin Graham, Paul John Dykes & Bryan Haggerty look back at a beautiful title winning Sunday, the French connection that is developing at Celtic, how Sunday, our success is all down to a well run club and how we can improve in the future. We also reclaim the Celtic Da’s moniker as a term of endearment. Music is from Guns and Roses & Franki Valli and The Four Seasons.

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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who 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 editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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