On the day that real football emerges from the drudgery of the international break a brilliant new fan video has emerged as the gentlest of reminders as to what Celtic are all about.
Filip Benkovic and Youssouf Mulumbu were given a first hand experience of what the club is about during the 1-0 win over Sevco on September 2 and will have read and heard plenty about their new club since signing up.
Sitting in the Motherwell end of the press section, watching and listening to this. pic.twitter.com/S3UEswPIVT
— Stick (@stickuk) September 12, 2018
A 26 second video from Hampden in May will crystallise everything that they need to know or to rephrase that ‘and if you know the history’.
The sheer joy of another cup victory comes over loud and clear but the chant points to the future and a future that is around 30 months away.
Looking back 30 months isn’t advisable, the darkest days of Ronny Deila’s reign when the stands were emptying and the reasons for going to matches didn’t stretch much further than ‘just because’ or ‘well I might as well since I’ve already paid for my ticket’.
Brendan Rodgers turned things around rapidly, there were a few matches last season that were tough to watch but no transformation is seamless.
Tonight at Paisley promises to be a rowdy one, a Friday night match in the west of Scotland guarantees nothing less than 90 minutes plus of boisterous support.
It may not be Hampden but the prize tonight is another three point deposit towards delivering on the chant captured perfectly at the national stadium.