The 2018/19 season will go down as one of the most dramatic in history, a campaign that would be hard if not impossible to summarise.
Almost from day one in 1888, with their first match played on May 28, the club has mixed triumph and tragedy with the last month summing up the emotions that the club creates.
How awesome is this photo of ‘The Bhoys’ at the Weekend? pic.twitter.com/7eh0Zj4TFF
— Bunbeg Brian (@BunbegB) May 28, 2019
The death of Billy McNeill didn’t come as a shock but the outpouring of grief was deep and sincere, a playing icon for those in their fifties, the father of the Centenary side for a younger generation and a legend to younger fans who never saw him actively involved in the club.
At Hampden on Saturday Celtic players all had the number 5 on the front of their shorts, on the back they wore a number 9 in memory of Stevie Chalmers who passed away a few days after his captain.
The Scottish Cup triumph was clinched with the same scoring pattern that Celtic enjoyed in Lisbon, sadly within 24 hours the death of Harry Hood, the scorer of over 100 goals was also announced.
To all three players the club was about the support, with one flag and image from Hampden the memory of Celtic’s greatest captain will never be forgotten.