For four months, even during a global pandemic, life has been Happy and Glorious for the Bears as Mister Gerrard led them towards the promised land.
Twenty-seven matches unbeaten had restored the natural order, across the city Celtic and the detested Neil Lennon were in turmoil. Things were so bad that the Timz had even turned against Peter Lawwell who had apparently masterminded the cruel events of 2012 (truth is nothing could be further from the truth with the Celtic EO being all in for the Old Firm business model).
Over the last month Jason Cundy had suggested that they were the form team in Europe, Dave King valued the squad at £200m with James Tavernier in line for the double of Balon d’Or and Golden Boot for his heroic efforts with the armband of dignity.
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— Stuart Hay (@stuhay89) December 17, 2020
WARNING: contains hunnurs of sweary words
Now the old fears and insecurities are back, surely a 16-point lead can’t be thrown away? just yesterday Marco Negri was tipping Serie A clubs to swoop for Tav, Kenty and Kemar Roofe when the January transfer window opens.
A Celtic Scottish Cup win at the weekend will be painful but if the gap narrows at the top of the SPFL table the anger unleashed by a League Cup defeat will be trivial in comparison.