BRENDAN RODGERS is hoping to lead Celtic to their 48th successive unbeaten league game against Aberdeen at Pittodrie tonight.
The Hoops boss has not lost to a Scottish team in ANY competition – stretching 60 matches – since taking over as manager in May 2016.
However, the Irishman is still well short of equalling Willie Maley’s outstanding record which was set between 1915 and 1917.
The longest-serving boss in the club’s history – in charge from 1897 to 1940 – went 62 matches without a loss in a remarkable sequence.
It started with a 2-0 victory over Kilmarnock at Parkhead on November 20, 1915 and continued through the entire 1916 campaign.
Ironically, it was the Rugby Park side who brought the astonishing run to a halt when they reversed the 2-0 scoreline on April 21, 1917 in Glasgow.
Incidentally, have you seen the Celtic players pay tribute to the greatest fans in the world yet?
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Meanwhile there’s a new CQN Podcast out where we look at how Celtic reached the final in the 4-2 win over Hibs.
Kevin Graham hosts our match day podcast from Hampden on Saturday and this features some of FIFA’s Best Supporters in the World.
This week’s Matchday Special saw Brendan Rodgers’ side carry a 59-match undefeated domestic run into the League Cup semi final against Neil Lennon’s Hibs.
Kevin provides pre and post-match discussion as well as in-match analysis in what will be a regular Celtic State of Mind feature.
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