Opinion: Players Coming Back At The Right Time For Record Breaking Attempts

Ange Postecoglou’s relentless Celtic team are going into the final few matches of the season with a number of records in sight.

If the Hoops overcome Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the Scottish Cup Final, then they will become the first club in the world to record eight trebles. Seven of those would of course be purely domestic, while the quintuple of 1966/67 also included the European Cup.

Celtic can also break the record for goals scored in a league season, if they find the target 14 times in the next five league matches. This would surpass the record held by the club already, when Willie Maley’s Celtic team scored 116 league goals in the 1915/16 season. The Lisbon Lions ran that one close with 111 goals and Brendan Rodgers’ men scored 106 times in the Invincible season.

A slight wobbled against Motherwell two weeks ago put the world records points total out of reach. We can now only get one short of Red Star Belgrade’s 108 points. However, buoyed by the Cup Semi Final victory and with Aaron Mooy returning to form, Jota and Hatate back among the starters, along with Abada returning to full training – Celtic are getting key players back at the right time. Although, Carter-Vickers will miss the rest of the season through injury.

Celtic look set to hit top stride now and will be well placed to attempt to shatter these records. What a legacy it would give Ange Postecoglou and this current crop of players.

About Author

Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up on the English south coast with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. I have written four Celtic books since the age of 19: Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support, Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events, Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys: Celtic's Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars, and The Holy Grounds of Glasgow Celtic: A Guide To Celtic Landmarks & Sites Of Interest. These were previously sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are now available on Amazon.

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  1. Nazi flag I don’t think a cheap printed cloth embarrassed this club who have had been to more courts for fraud libel renagaing on contracts now nazi flag shown and accepted where most of there grandads and some fathers fought to stop the nazis it’s shameless this club should be have renamed when it was rangers international or on the checks sevco since 2012 when rfc defunct it will come it in years to come the strings that was pulled by Mason to hold old co history not to be wipe out 55 league it’s old co 54 new co 1 looks like Celtic_fc_1888 who the bank of Scotland tried to finish Freddie list his job and knighthood wish one other should have lost there’s Knight hoods and pensions law Lords police all for Mason oath but now thanks to celtic change and Fergus what I hero and cooperative bank we know are going for world records and going to wipe old co and new co off the record books Mason tried but couldn’t our gov lawlords needs a clean out its septic to the core no secret sect shouldn’t be allowed you can only have one oath and that’s honesty