Three Easter Road wins in a decade an objective fact


The corresponding visit to Easter Road last year, in November, was when the stark reality hit in our house.  Celtic were not going to win the league, with all the consequences that brought.  Hibs led 2-0 that day before ‘Hibs-ing’ it, but a Diego Laxalt equaliser in stoppage time did not move the dial for Celtic.  There were many worse results that season, but for me, this was the punch in the stomach.

Celtic won all three visits to Easter Road in 2011, two in the league and one in a League Cup tie 10 years ago yesterday.  The decade since that win has saw us record three wins there, two in the league and a significant Scottish Cup win when Neil Lennon stepped into heat left by Brendan Rodgers.  It is by any measure a difficult venue.

Hibs had a great start to the season, unbeaten in nine domestic games before the wheels came off, bringing defeats in their last three games against Newco, Dundee United and Aberdeen.  There is a story with each defeat: a red card, chances taken and not taken, even during this period their form has been better than results indicate.  You get the feeling they have ability but lack resilience.

Ange Postecoglou will not know or care of our historical results at Easter Road.  He has a better squad than Jack Ross, with players who can carve open opponents at will and a defence that has not conceded in three weeks.  A win tonight will close off the first round of Premiership fixtures with Celtic on the front foot.

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  1. Walfrids Glasgow.



    The school across the street.






    A postcard view of the interior of a classroom at Our Lady and St Francis School in Charlotte Street, c 1910. The furnishings are typical of many Scottish schools of the period.



    In 1846 Franciscan Sisters settled in Charlotte Street, on the edge of Glasgow Green, and opened a girls’ school attached to their convent that became Our Lady and St Francis School. The original school was greatly extended by the opening of a new block in 1923. Further extensions were built in the 1950s and 1960s, which required the demolition of David Dale’s historic mansion. The school was closed in 1989 despite a campaign featuring many influential former pupils.



    Reference: Mitchell Library GC Postcards



  2. Greenpinata on 27th October 2021 4:21 pm





    Good point. BTW I hope Aberdeen get one too.




  3. @Celtic line up v Hibs ……


    Hart, Ralston, Starfelt, Carter-Vickers, Juranovic McGregor, Johnston, Turnbull, Abada, Kyogo, Jota


    Subs: Bain, Bitton, Welsh, Montgomery, Abada, Ajeti, Giakoumakis

  4. CELTIC: Hart, Starfelt, Kyogo, Turnbull, Jota, Rogic, Johnston, Carter-Vickers, McGregor, Ralston, Juranovic.


    Subs: Bain, Bitton, Giakoumakis, Ajeti, Abada, Montgomery, Welsh

  5. OOps


    @Celtic line up v Hibs ……


    Hart, Ralston, Starfelt, Carter-Vickers, Juranovic , McGregor, Turnbull, Rogic, Johnston, Kyogo, Jota


    Subs: Bain, Bitton, Welsh, Montgomery, Abada, Ajeti, Giakoumakis

  6. That is about the best-balanced match-day squad that I have witnessed this season. Knowing that Forrest, Jullien, Taylor & to a lesser extent McCarthy, have still to be added……plus a couple of ‘shrewd’ Ange additions in January, gives me a some encouragement that despite all our troubles we could have a wonderful surprise come May ’22 – let’s hope that journey starts tonight

  7. prestonpans bhoys on

    Stopped raining at EH32, 11 miles from Easter Road. However looking at the weather map it should be pissing down at the game just before kick off😕

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