The date is the 30th January, 2021. Celtic sit a miserable 23 points behind Rangers, having played 3 games less. A pathetic performance at home to St. Mirren means that the Buddies had won their first game at Celtic Park for 31 years, beating Celtic 2-1 on the day. The date for this game will be relevant later, and we will come back to it.
Of course, many had already conceded the title weeks before this game, but days like these were all too common last season. Dingwall, Easter Road on the final day, Ibrox, Tannadice. No fight. No determination. No passion in the jersey, or for the fans they repre- sented, who were locked out of stadiums.
Watching Celtic had become a chore. A weekly highlight for me had become the worst hour and a half of the week, watching a disinterested and beaten Celtic side on the Pass to Paradise (which was a hot mess pretty much every week) on a 20 inch screen limp to a draw or a slender victory. You’d have been forgiven for wondering; what’s the point?
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