As Celtic host Hamilton Accies tonight at Celtic Park, in their quest to achieve a sixty-ninth domestic match unbeaten, the desperation from the SMSM, and many punters, for OUR record to end is palpable.
The game will be the InVIncibles thirty-fifth match on Scottish soli this season, almost a third more than any other club in the country.
Add to the fact twelve of those games were played in European competition, always tougher games, including a trip to Kazakhstan, the far travelled Bhoys have coped really well with what’s been thrown at them, sometimes literally!
Of course living up to the fantastic standard set by the players of last season was always going to be difficult, that’s why it was so special, but who at the begining of this campaign would have thought we’d still be unbeaten a fortnight before Christmas?
Every season has it’s own unique challenges. Injuries, suspensions, loss of form, are all contributing factors in how any season pans out. It’s how you cope with all those things that will determine the level of success you have.
This season we don’t seem to be seeing games out, losing goals we might not last season. I think it’s fair to say, we are also missing more chances, so the loss of more points is as much down to the forward as the defence. We win as a team, and lose, although not in Scotland, as a team!
Should Brendan Roagers’ Bhoys return to winning ways tonight, I think you’ll see us go on to take full points between now and the end of the year. That won’t shut the critics up, nothing ever will….