With a great month of May coming to an end, we here at The Celtic Bhoys wanted to take a look back at some of the best pieces of the month.
May is traditionally a great month for Celtic fans. After all it’s the business end of the season and we’re there as usual this May, doing the business. So much has happened that some of it seems a very long time ago now.
The early part of the month was dominated by protests, statements and arguments led by the Rangers about the Easter weekend SPFL resolution and all that went with it. A lot of “what about this?” “what about that?” and “what about the other?” flew back and forth. A dossier of evidence didn’t make an appearance until an EGM resolution to vote on a second independent inquiry. Rangers lost that vote too.
We saw Alex Rae, Ally McCoist and Kris Boyd being wheeled out to back the Rangers case. Chris Sutton in particular did a magnificent job in laughing back in response and poking huge holes in their arguments.
Live football behind closed doors appeared in Germany. The English Premier League looked on jealously but largely dithered even more in their plans for a way forward. UEFA empowered leagues to act sensibly in their season end plans.
The Scottish league moved onward. With the Rangers quieter after losing votes and Hearts trying to rattle a few relegation based sabres, Neil Doncaster led the way to a final decision. We saw a couple of attempts from Ibrox to try and divert from the championship title by announcing a new kit supplier was coming. And then trying to reveal it was Castore when pretty much everyone knew, even if not many at all had ever heard of them.
As we all know the SPFL clubs had that unanimous season ending vote (yes, even the Rangers voted in favour). Celtic were declared as history making champions. A second, record breaking, nine-in-a-row triumph. Fans celebrated online, outside Ibrox and inside too! Ex-players joined current players in recognizing the great achievement. Celtic FC held a party online and BT Sport ended their coverage of Scottish football with a terrific 9-in-a-row special programme.
May continued with revolving doors at Ibrox and players leaving, some tough decisions in squads all-round and a confidence at Celtic about retaining key players for the 10 in a row season. Rumours were underway about possible signings but we’ll all have to wait and see what actually happens over the summer. Looking ahead to next season we saw Tom English suggesting Gerrard could even be out at Ibrox by Christmas.
With so much going on in May it’s easy to have missed some of what’s happened. Here’s a handful of our favourite other news from the Month.
- Did you see Ryan Christie’s touching and heartfelt message to the people of Skye? It brings home the Celtic family aspect very well.
- Or maybe you missed the signing rumours about Berahino and Renato Tapia or whether Celtic can secure deals for Forster and Elyanoussi.
- John Kennedy talked about why Damien Duff moved on.
- Celtic fans poked fun online at Rangers TV’s Tom Commentator.
- And even Joey Barton got a mention when Mark Warburton publicly labelled him a failure at the Rangers.
That was a glorious May for sure, keep visiting our home page for all the news and views each day in June.