“We’re going to have to earn it,” Ange Postecoglou

Well there will be no quick Scottish Premiership title decider at Ibrox after all, but rather we have the opportunity to win the cinch Premiership away to their cousins Hearts at Tynecastle instead. Then, once we have done what we have to do, we can be welcomed to our rivals ground the following match to a delightful guard of honour as is customary in these instances. We shall await with glee for that experience…

Heart Of Midlothian v Celtic – Scottish Cup – Tynecastle Park – Aaron Mooy celebrates his teams first goal at Tynecastle on Saturday March 11, 2023. Photo Steve Welsh

“It’s always a bit of a challenge I guess for those doing it. I would liked to have had at least one home game in those first two because it means that again our supporters won’t see us for three weeks.

“So it would have been nice but ultimately it is what it is. We’ve just got to deal with what is before us and in the league that is Hearts away, who have a new manager in Steven (Naithsmith) and they had a great result last week. It is always a challenge at Tynecastle anyway and it would be a good place to win it because we’re going to have to earn it to do it,” Ange Postecoglou told Celtic TV

Kyogo Furuhashi of Celtic scores his team’s second goal during the Heart of Midlothian v Celtic Scottish Cup match at Tynecastle on March 11, 2023 (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Ange Postecoglou has been giving his reaction to the final few games of the Scottish footballing calendar, in the league at least anyway. St Mirren will be sandwiched in between that lovely trip to Ibrox and another visit to Easter Road in Leith against Lee Johnson’s men, culminating in a showdown on Trophy Day with theRangers conquerors, Aberdeen at Celtic Park.

It was disappointing for a lot of the supporters as we would have really loved to wrap up the league crown against our fierce rivals once again, having already done it before when Brendan Rodgers won Seven-in-a-row for the Hoops back in 2018. There was no issue then, so it begs the question why it hasn’t been allowed to happen this time, despite there being no away fans present too. Very odd.

It doesn’t really matter all that much though, to be brutally honest. We have the chance to win another Treble this season and the second part of that will be clinching two successive titles in a row under the Greek-Aussie Postecoglou since he arrived on these shores from Yokohama F. Marinos in the J-League.

11th March 2023 Tynecastle – Aaron Mooy celebrates with Kyogo Furuhashi after he scores. Photo ActionPlus Vagelis Georgariou

We are looking strong to build on that 13 point gap and finish it in Gorgie and send the supporters away very happy in anticipation of lifting the league trophy come 27 May in Glasgow’s East End. The big man will be itching to get the job done and he’s been giving his reaction to be fixture list via Celtic TV and you can read everything that Ange has had to say right here on The Celtic Star.

Paul Gillespie

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I'm a Garngad Bhoy through and through. My first ever Celtic game was a friendly against Italian side Parma at Celtic Park, in 2002. Currently a student of English Literature and Education at the University of Strathclyde for my sins. Favourite game would be a toss up between beating Manchester United with that Naka freekick, or the game against the Oldco when Hesselink scored in the dying seconds. I'm still convinced Cal Mac is wasted playing that far back.

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