Date: 27th December 2017 at 6:50pm
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Back in 2008 Celtic fans were in jubilant mood with a 1-0 win at Ibrox ensuring the happiest of new years with a seven point lead over Rangers (IL).

The joy of the win, without Aiden McGeady due to a dispute with Gordon Strachan, was huge and seemed to confirm that the hoops were on course for a fourth successive title.

Scott McDonald’s winner should have been the catalyst for another title success but instead it was a season that went badly wrong.

A staleness and complacency set it, the fans fell badly out of love with Strachan and his style of play with just a League Cup win to salvage from a season that included a Scottish Cup defeat to St Mirren a week after beating the Paisley side 7-0.

It was a season to forget in many ways with much of the side that won at Ibrox to find their way to Middlesbrough over the coming months.

Strachan was involved in all of those moves with his managerial career failing to kick on from what should have been a fantastic base of three SPL titles and twice reaching the knock out phase of the Champions League.

Celtic have won three times at Ibrox in the last 12 months but whatever the circumstance a win across the city is always a reason to celebrate.