That unforgettable Glasgow Derby under the lights at Paradise

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Two years ago today Celtic beat the Rangers to go top, we’ve remained there ever since…

Two years ago today we took to the field in a Glasgow Derby in what was a game of upmost importance. A win would see us overtake our rivals after trailing them for most of the season and if we could do just that, it would help us overcome a huge psychological barrier in our aim to reclaim the title.

A what a night it was. A 3-0 thumping was dished out to the latest Ibrox club in one of the most convincing Derby wins in recent memory. The atmosphere was electric. One of the best, if not best ever atmosphere I and numerous others have experienced at Paradise in our stadium’s illustrious history.

It was under the lights and the place was literally rocking. The noise, the colour, the pyrotechnic, it was a joy to be present. Not for theRangers players though, they looked absolutely terrified. They were like the proverbial rabbit caught in the headlights, or in this case, the Celtic park disco lights.

You could see in their faces that they were beat before a ball was kicked, their eyes told its own story. They couldn’t handle it and folded as easy as oldco did when the grim reaper came calling.

Not to take anything away from the Celtic players though, who were terrific throughout. Reo Hatate in particular who was superb and introduced himself to Scottish football by scoring a superb brace. Not bad for a utility player eh?

In the end the 3-0 score line flattered the Ibrox side. It could’ve and should’ve been a lot more, but the three points were the most important thing and we overtook the Rangers to leap into first place. Where we have remained ever since.

It also led to the start of that great catchy tune ‘on top of the league looking down on theRangers’ – Karen Carpenter had a wonderful voice but the Celtic supporters sung it better with their own classic version.

Below we’ve included some of the post match coverage of the game on The Celtic Star, which you’ll enjoy and maybe put a smile on your face, taking your mind off that awful transfer window.

Just an Ordinary Bhoy

Continued on the next page…Starting with Conall McGinty’s excellent summary, followed by David Potter’s post match thoughts then finishing up with Sandman’s Definitive Ratings…

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About Author

An ordinary everyday Celtic supporters hailing and still residing in Govan in the shadows of the enemy. I’m a season ticket holder. I Witnessed my first Celtic game in 1988 and have attended when I can ever since. Growing up in the 90s I witnessed Celtic at their lowest, and now appreciate the historic success we enjoy today. I enjoy writing about this wonderful football club and hopefully will continue to do so. I’ve always been a keen writer and initially started this a hobby. My ambition is to one day become as good an author as my fellow Celtic Star colleagues.

1 Comment

  1. From that team Juranovic, Jota, Starfelt, and Giakoumakis have all gone to be replaced by dross that is now preventing us buying anyone.
    Add to that Cameron Cater Vickers and Hatate being constantly injured this season and over half that team has gone.

    It’s great to look back on these games but the future is always the next game.