There has been absolutely nowhere near the level of praise bestowed upon this team as there should be, in the media. We have seen articles in the BBC questioning whether a Quadruple Treble even matters now that Celtic are struggling in the league. It’s scandalous.
In the history of Scottish Football, no club has ever won four Scottish Cups in a row. No club has won more than five trophies in a row. No club in the world has won a Quadruple Treble. Celtic have! Celtic have won 12 trophies on the bounce. This is world record, ground breaking stuff.
Celtic may be the biggest and richest team in Scotland. In that sense, winning the league titles over the last four years (and beyond) is expected. However, winning close to 40 cup games in a row is remarkable no matter who you play against.
Liverpool are a better team than Fulham. Not a single Fulham player would get in the Liverpool team, however, the champions needed a late goal to draw level. PSG dwarf every club in France, yet the likes of Rennes have won the French Cup recently. Anything can happen in a one off game. Multiply that one off game by over 30 and the chances of a single defeat are very high.
To put the magnitude of a Quadruple Treble into perspective, I would urge the mainstream media and those who decry our achievements to look at Ross County and St Mirren. The former knocked us out of the League Cup this season, winning against all the odds at Celtic Park. Meanwhile, the latter just knocked the Rangers out of the same competition to end an unbeaten run for Gerrard’s men, which has been ongoing since the beginning of the campaign.
This is history. It will never be replicated again.