LEIGH GRIFFITHS has scored 58 goals over the past two seasons for Celtic and he has one game to go this term to add to his tally. That’s at Aberdeen and the Scotland striker revealed that his team-mates have been thinking about this match for quite a win.
Another win over Aberdeen, they already have 5 from 5, and the invincible Champions and Betfred Cup Winners will have completed a remarkable, historic and probably never to be repeated achievement. An invincible Treble, on the week Celtic honour the Lisbon Lions, and the supporters put right the wrongs of 25 years ago when the Lions were treated shamefully by the old board. What a difference 25 years makes.
Billy McNeill did brilliantly today to make the game. Willie Wallace arrived from the other side of the world just in time to bring the Trophy up the Celtic Way. Jim Craig had earlier sailed down the Clyde with Tom Boyd to get it back closer to it’s home these past 6 years.
Bertie was there, as he always is, and so was John Clark. These Lions sat and watched the Celtic support start the major celebrations in the week running up to Saturday’s Scottish Cup Final.
The Lions have been honoured by Celtic and the Celtic support and they fully deserve ever single cheer, chant and round of applause they got today.
Billy once said there’s a fairytale just around the corner for Celtic and so it seems. The Centenary season back in 1988 was a perfect example of this. The league was won but with a few minutes remaining and the Birthday party looking like it was going to fall flat on its face, the fairytale happened.
And who could bet against another fairytale on Saturday. If Celtic turn up, they will win, that’s the Celtic striker’s opinion and one shared by Willie Wallace.
50 years ago two Willie Wallace goals separated Celtic and Aberdeen in Celtic’s glory season and Wispy predicted on CQN this evening that Griffiths would do the same this weekend.
“If we bring our A-game, the treble will be the last piece of the puzzle,” Griffiths told the BBC.
“We’ve been talking about the treble quietly, but as professionals, it’s the old cliché – we need to take it one game at a time.
“But as the season went on, we just kept getting stronger and stronger. It was a fitting tribute today in front of the home fans.”
Griffiths will take his total for the season to 20 goals if he does. That’s not bad given the time he has had to spend out of the side. 60 in two season is some going. Griffiths believe that the Invincible league winners can become the Invincibles across all domestic tournaments on Saturday.
“I don’t think anybody would’ve thought we’d have gone the season unbeaten,” Griffiths said.
“But it just shows the character and mentality we’ve got in that dressing room.
“It’s all down to the gaffer – he’s instilled that from day one, and we can see why he’s managed at the top in England.
“I didn’t think in my wildest teams it would be possible for a team to go unbeaten a whole season, but we just try to keep pushing on.”
Meanwhile, remember this?