Say what you will about the nature of the Scottish Premiership, but there’s no denying Brendan Rodgers‘ Celtic has achieved quite the feat.
Celtic’s 3-0 win at St. Johnstone means the Bhoys have not lost in 63 matches, a new British record.
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According to the BBC’s math, Celtic has won 32 games by three or more goals during that stretch, and drawn just seven times.
The hiring of Rodgers was seen as a recipe of entertainment, good or bad, but few expected he’d be this dominant. And Rangers have proven the diagram for winning Scottish titles isn’t not simply about tossing money at big name players (though it certainly helps to be able to spend, as Celtic has).
“It’s everything. How and what it stood for before – 100 years – and Celtic holding that British record. It’s an incredible feat by the players and a wonderful example of professionalism.”
To be fair to Rodgers, his personality drove me nuts at Liverpool, but this has been quite a reclamation project (if he needed one). And Jurgen Klopp‘s record at Anfield has been on the same trajectory as Rodgers, so perhaps he needed that just as much.
The next step? Maintain its UEFA Champions League third place lead on Anderlecht and make a decent run in Europa League.
Congrats to Celtic, who’ve topped their own record set in 1917 when Willie Maley was manager.