It takes all sorts to win a championship, the 38 stage marathon that takes in everything that the Scottish game can throw up.
From recently experiencing the plastic pitches at Hamilton and Kilmarnock, yesterday Neil Lennon’s squad found themselves in a very different environment as winds reaching 50mph swirled around Pittodrie in no particular direction.
Aberdeen adapted best to the conditions, playing the percentage game of high balls aimed to Curtis Main to upset the Celtic defence but the visitors came up with two outstanding moments of football to keep both hands on the SPFL trophy.
After ten minutes Leigh Griffiths and Odsonne Edouard created an opening for James Forrest, when Joe Lewis got a hand to the wingers shot Callum McGregor was first to react to drill in the rebound off the turn and inside the post.
Ash Taylor’s equaliser wasn’t in the script but 10 minutes from time Kris Ajer showed the mark of champions.
Switched from the left of a back three to right-back midway through the second half he set off on a Forrest Gump type run to pick up a pass from Forrest James then guide his shot around Lewis into the back of the net. After the final whistle Derek McInnes labelled Ajer the Norse Horse, no one would argue with that tag.
That made it eight successive wins at Pittodrie for Celtic, next time they are up in the north east they’ll hopefully be the nine-in-a-row champions.