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Celtic 5-0 Hearts

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It was the Gary Hooper show as a five goal performance by Scottish football’s top scorer this season lit up a wet and windy Celtic Park on trophy day.  Two poachers’ goals inside the opening 8 minutes had the capacity crowd celebrating.  The opener came after Hearts’ keeper Jamie MacDonald saved a Kris Commons shot but Hooper was on hand to knock home the rebound.

The crowd had only just settled from that goal when Georgios Samaras broke down the left channel and squared a pass for Hooper to knock into the empty net.

Celtic were awarded a penalty six minutes before the break when Joe Ledley had his ankle clipped inside the box.  Gary Hooper, not a prodigious scorer from the spot, smashed the ball straight down the middle and into the net.

David Templeton was unable to hit the target midway through the second half with what turned out to be Hearts only attempt at goal all game.

Hearts conceded cheaply on 66 minutes when Kris Commons found the unmarked Hooper inside the box who gratefully converted for his fourth.

By now it was all about whether we would see Hooper score a fifth, a feat most of us had never witnessed by a Celtic player before.  He duly obliged two minutes from time when he rounded the exposed MacDonald and slotted the ball home before the late-arriving surge of Hearts defenders.

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  1. West Wales Celt on

    TTTT:

     

    Its the lads who were turning out in their thousands in div 1 that I feel for.

     

    The club may be a rich man’s play thing but I would have liked to see those guys get their reward…

  2. Incredible stuff from Epl. City bottling it, Utd will sneak title & Bolton will go down.

  3. West Wales Celt on

    Really pleased for Owen Coyle and his granny though…

     

    silverliningCSC

  4. Eldest ghirls 1st Celtic game today ( thanks to Token Tim, mini Token n Inlaw Token for a brilliant day!!!)

     

     

    Loved the Gary Hooper show n Neil’s gesture of putting trophy down in front of Green Brigade n walking off, PURE CLASS!!!

     

     

    HH

  5. After looking through the live updates I’m STILL worried about the REFEREES for next season – now the LINESMEN. This really has to be sorted out soon as I FIRMLY EXPECT an SFA backlash if RFC liquidate. Celtic can’t just leave it to NL alone to blast the refs – PL needs to comment SOON as well as stating Celtic’s position on a Rangers Newco or CVA.

     

    Imagine if NL does get FF, signs a new CB or 2 and an old fashioned CF – thus improving the team – and gets denied a TREBLE again by MIBERY.

     

     

    Again lads- did Charlie get the armband when Kayal came on ?

  6. Morning all,

     

     

    What a day…a day of emotions, for sure.

     

    To see the Thai Tims lighting up Celtic Park was fantastic.

     

    Sammi and Izzy putting in stellar performances,

     

    Hooper with his shooting boots on

     

    The bhoys celebrating their wonderful season by winning it with wonderful, beautiful football.

     

    Our manager, our leader no less, paying tribute to the Green Brigade and all Celtic supporters worldwide. He deserves every plaudit he gets (but probably will not get enough of them).

     

     

    A magical day!! A magical day to be a Celt!

     

     

    (only downside was seeing that jackass, Doncaster, handing over the medals)

     

     

    Hail Hail…I can’t wait to see what next season brings.

  7. Paul The Spark on

    Have we signed anyone yet ? Season finished only a couple of hours and Lawell hasnt got the finger out. Not good enough :o)

  8. Did anyone see the wee incident in the second half at the bottom of 111?

     

    5 stewards and 3 police attempted to throw out a wee teenager, he shrugged them off and disapeared into the crowd.

     

    Professional security staff outwitted by a wean, excellent.

  9. Championess , well done to all the Bhoys been superb to come back and win this season

     

     

    missed todays game due to family commitments anyone got highlights link

  10. angelgabriel on

    QPR showing the art of valiant defending with organisation.

     

     

    City throwing it all away with desperate snatching at all chances.

     

     

    Meanwhile the manager of my local Corals can keep my treble money.

     

     

    Celtic…easy Ross County ….easy Man City…blown it.

     

    B******s who gives. Celtic are champs

  11. tommytwiststommyturns on

    2-2 with City. Just over 3 minutes of stoppage time left….

     

     

    T4

  12. Neil Lennon, Green Brigade, CQN, Phil, Alex T . . . what a fantastic season it has been. Off for a swim now, first one of the summer as our pool has reached the magical 26 degrees. Have a great night celebrating and be careful where you are seen smiling.

  13. Jeez, we have just won our first SPL trophy in four years and people want to talk about the EPL….FFS, who the hell gives a flying one?

     

     

    I’m off to enjoy our day.

     

     

    Hail Hail

  14. Afternoon bhoys, hot and hun free on the mountain range.

     

     

    Some superb football played today, thought Sammi was unplayable, magic stuff from Hoops.

     

     

    Really chuffed for Lenny and the other coaches.

     

    Championesssss.

     

    As are City………