So the league is done, the trophy has been lifted and the confetti is currently being swept up.
Of course, there’s still the small matter of a double treble to play for next week but let’s just look at the league season as a snapshot.
Celtic finished the season with 82 points – the third lowest tally of points since 2000. A massive 24 points of last years incredible pace, it’s safe to say it hasn’t been a vintage championship win.
Celtic were always the best and always the team in control of their own destiny but this season, especially at home they have lacked the drive and winning mentality that saw them through the invincible season.
Ronny Deila’s final season in charge seen an 86 point league win which was deemed unacceptable by many at the time.
Celtic have been better than all the rest but the frustrating thing is they could have been better than what was shown.
Memorable victories have been had this season; a 3-2 win at Ibrox with ten men, a 5-0 drubbing to win the league against the same side have been particular high points. The low against Hearts was a tough pill to swallow as Celtic’s stuttering form gave way to a heavy defeat, finally tasting defeat domestically under Rodgers.
Celtic’s dropped points.
1-1 v St Johnstone (H)
2-2 v Hibs (H)
1-1 v Killie (H)
1-1 v Motherwell (A)
2-2 v Hibs (A)
0-4 v Hearts (A)
0-0 v Sevco (H)
0-1 v Killie (A)
0-0 v St Johnstone (H)
0-0 v Motherwell (A)
0-0 v Dundee (H)
1-2 v Hibs (A)
0-0 v Killie (H)
0-1 v Aberdeen (A)
Now stats are used by people who don’t feel the need to see Celtic improve and will moan until the cows come home that Celtic have only lost three domestic games under Rodgers so far and we are all just who gets with too high expectations.
The reality is we move onto phase 2 of Brendan Rodgers reign where the Irishman has to make some difficult decisions on who still is the fire in their belly and bring in some new faces that want to make their own mark.
The players who have let the Celtic manager down this season will be in the firing line.
There is no way Celtic could afford another drop in form below this season. That would be fatal to ten in a row.
I believe Rodgers is steadying himself, clearing his throat and is ready to get Celtic firing on all cylinders again.