Squeaky Bum December
Should the famous Glasgow Celtic avoid defeat, November shall be the second consecutive month without losing in the league.
Since the beginning of October we have registered four clean sheets in the league, whilst conceding a meager four goals.
For contrast the current Champions failed to keep any clean sheets while shipping eight goals.
December’s fixture list clearly favours the team in the Hoops, our title rivals being drawn away to the Hibs, Hearts and the Dons during the month. We shall face all three teams at home during the same time, but before facing the Hibs have the opportunity to give their confidence a severe dent via a cup final. That same Hibs side can face the current Champions at home on the first of the month with a mountain of confidence having comprehensively dispatched them from the cup.
December is increasingly looking like a key month in this title race, we shall probably look back and claim it was the key to either victory or defeat.
If ever there was a time for this Celtic team to be absolutely ruthless, next month is the perfect time.
What’s called for is another month undefeated, with a confidence boosting cup, then a signing or two announced on the first to steal the headlines and pile on more pressure just before we get the Ibrox mob at home.
A strong December followed by a very positive start to the new year and I fully predict we lift the trophy come May.
Of course that’s best case scenario and wishful thinking,,our title rivals and current Champions will have zero intentions of meekly surrendering while their new manager won’t want to blow this title shot.
Should they overcome the best of the rest during the Christmas month, that would give them great confidence when travelling across the city on the 2nd January 2022.
December shall cement their title credentials, or expose them as there for the taking.
Should they beat the top four other teams away from home in a short period, we shall have to hold our hands up and admit that’s title winning form.
Call me naive but I just can’t see it.
The Holiday period should see the four point gap reduced, not widened. Across the city they would accept that same gap this time next month, most Tims wouldn’t.
They have done well to maintain it, but from this point that task gets much harder.
The upcoming derby game is already huge, if it offers the opportunity to go top for the first time with a victory, then it becomes colossal.
Households shall smell of sprouts, Saint Nicholas shall bring gifts, the weather shall bring cold and snow,
the refs shall bring dubious decisions, but will the festive period bring new league leaders?