Celtic yet again squeeze out a late winner with the title delicately poised. To some it looks like luck is on our side, it’s not. When your top striker is out and your stand-in scores a hattrick to win a game 3-2, you are watching the consequence of a planned deployment of resources. We compete against a club that are the antithesis of a planned deployment of resources. They can lose tens of millions and win, but that does not make them right.
Football can break your heart on the bounce of a ball, but what you witnessed at Celtic Park yesterday was the result of process. In the four games since bouncing Motherwell across the Fir Park pitch, form has been mixed. Defeat in Europe, a laggardly performance in the Scottish Cup, and two 3-2 wins are far different from convincing, but the plans made to win the league this season look sound.
The Giorgos Giakoumakis hattrick game will be a minor detail in our memory come May, it is not even in our top two most dramatic late wins of the season. Yesterday, it felt like the world, well done, Giorgos.
Listen to me, should have said, Giorgos Giakoumakis first hattrick game.