“They could be looking at another decade of dominance,” Commons

As the Green Brigade produced a delicious post-match reminder for the opposition support, players and talkative management, reminding them all which club truly sets the standards in Scottish football – with a banner highlighting Celtic’s 22 trophy dominance over the new club from Ibrox over the last eleven years – former Celt Kris Commons has taken to his Scottish Daily Mail column this morning to insist another decade of dominance is in the offing, if Ange Postecoglou hangs around at Celtic long enough to build his dynasty and break the hearts of all attached to Scotland’s newest top flight club.

This is how it feels to be Celtic. Photo Angus Johnston for The Celtic Star

“Right now, there’s still plenty for him to achieve. It’s all there for him at Celtic Park. The intensity is there, the support is there, the infrastructure, too. The better Celtic become, the more money they will have to spend on their squad.

“And, the more they spend on the squad, the better they will become. They could be looking at another decade of dominance. The good thing about Postecoglou is the demands he makes on his players. This is not holiday time. It’s not time to put the feet up. It’s time to kick on again.

“Celtic were worthy winners yesterday. Let’s be honest, the score-line made it look a lot closer as a contest than it actually was. (the)Rangers huffed and puffed a bit in the second half and they put Celtic’s back four under more pressure than they had in the first period.

Aaaron Mooy in possession. Photo Angus Johnston for The Celtic Star

“They got in their faces and they had a good crack at it. But, towards the end of the game when it was really stretched, Celtic had chances and overall they could have scored another three or four.”

Commons doesn’t always hit the right notes when it comes to his coverage of Celtic, but today it’s fair to say he is singing from the same hymn-sheet as many of the Celtic support.

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Meanwhile Keith Jackson over at Daily Record has huffily penned an article which would have some believe Celtic edged a dreary and scrappy close encounter of a cup final, Commons has got it spot on with his summation this morning. Celtic were in control of yesterday’s Glasgow Derby and theRangers only came into the game when Celtic had scored a sublime second goal.

Celebrations after Kyogo makes it 2-0 to Celtic. Photo Angus Johnston for The Celtic Star

The gulf in class between the sides was there for all to see, and only misfortune when it came to executing opportunities on the counter attack, stopped Celtic winning by the three of four clear goals their performance deserved. Indeed an 8-3 aggregate score over the three Glasgow Derbies across Glasgow’s three main footballing arenas tell the story of just who remains the dominant side in Scottish football – and by some considerable distance too.

And now Celtic set their sights on retaining the League title – and with a nine-point lead, and a goal difference that really makes it ten – then the one trophy that Ange Postecoglou has yet to lift , the Scottish Cup, would see Celtic lift a domestic treble in only Ange Postecoglou’s second season at the club – and after inheriting a shambles of a playing squad when he came through the door.

The outstanding Reo Hatate in action at Hampden. Photo Angus Johnston for The Celtic Star

If Postecoglou has managed all of this – and has us playing arguably the best football this century – in such a short timescale, then Commons is quite right. The future is bright and it’s green and white.

And that realisation must really be sinking in across the city this morning, as they contemplate another painful decade of Celtic looking down on theRangers.

Niall J

Joe Hart with the Cup. Photo Kenny Ramsay

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As a Bellshill Bhoy I was taken to my first Celtic game in the summer of 1987. It was Billy McNeill’s return to Celtic Park as manager and Celtic lost 5-1 to Arsenal . I thought I was a jinx, I think my Grandfather might have thought the same. It was the finest gift anyone ever gave me when he walked me through Parkhead's gates.

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