Celtic’s incredible and unprecedented generation of dominance

Celtic are now champions-elect – it’s not official, the players will try to stay the course, but the Scottish Premiership trophy is coming home.

And it really is the home of the championship title when you look at this generation of dominance.

Since the turn of the century, 22 full seasons have been played – Celtic’s last triumph under Ange Postecoglou will make it an incredible 16 in that span, missing just six championships.

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On top of that – in the same period – Celtic have won the Scottish Cup ten times and the Scottish League Cup nine times.

That’s 36 national trophies over a period of 22 years. Really new stuff.

Incredibly, there have been five hat-tricks along the way, only two of them in the previous 50 years after the League Cup was introduced.

No generation of Celtic supporters has enjoyed a greater period of domestic success. Of course, winning the 1967 European Cup still stands above all other feats.

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That’s what rival supporters don’t understand. Last season was not a shift in the balance of power at Glasgow. It was just a blip. Normal service has resumed.

It is now up to Celtic to ensure the club builds from a position of strength, continuing to excel in multiple competitions again next season.

Fortunately, Postecoglou has this mindset. He will be ruthless in his pursuit of improvement and that starts this summer. This is just the beginning.

In other news, “Only you can make winning a championship a failure”; The latest BBC quip from Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou.

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