Celtic is on course to break all sorts of records this season, but where is the praise? It’s hard to find in the mainstream media, although admitted not on the Celtic fan media.
For a perfect example, watch this video where Tam McManus complains about it being the weakest top flight in twenty years. Looking back that was in 2003 when Celtic had the likes of Henrik Larsson in the team that reached the UEFA Cup Final in Seville beating Liverpool and many other top sides on the way and still coming out of the domestic season empty-handed. That must have been the weak league that McManus is on about!
🗣 ‘It’s the weakest top flight league I’ve seen in TWENTY years’ @The_Tman10 claims Celtic’s domination is ‘unhealthy’
Do you agree?
— PLZ Soccer (@PLZSoccer) April 17, 2023
Celtic’s four goal blitz at Rugby Park on Sunday took our tally of league goals to 102. That’s outstanding and doesn’t get the attention it deserves in the SMSM.
When you think of the Scottish top flight record, which is incidentally held by ourselves when Brendan Rodgers invincibles chalked up an impressive 106 goals in 2016/17, it’s even more remarkable, considering we still have seven games remaining. The total of 105 under Martin O’Neill’s talented side of 2003/04 is also going to be obliterated. That will be some achievement.
Celtic will no doubt smash both records when you consider we are averaging around three goals a game. It’s a staggering amount. One that’s barely whispered about in the media. It’s disrespectful but not surprising. If it were the blue side of Glasgow it would be nationally praised and shouted from the rooftops by the same media.
131 goals in 45 competitive matches in all competitions this season. The goals have been scored by 21 different players and only 9 coming from the penalty spot, that’s impressive numbers, no matter the level of football you play at.
Celtic is on course for a historic and monumental achievement, a goalscoring record and possible record points total. We’ve been playing some of the best football witnessed on these shores for years, yet all we listen or read about is how poor the standard of the league is. Time for some deserved recognition. I’ll not hold my breath.
JustAnOrdinaryBhoy – follow on Twitter @ordinarybhoy