Celtic chase a perfect 10 but how long can two-team competition continue? | Ewan Murray

31 July 2020 07:00
Old Firm are the only serious rivals to each other in a Premiership where third place to the rest represents glorious successIf we are to assume a suitable element of normality will have returned by May, any Celtic celebration of a 10th Premiership title in succession will be quite the sight. Less is more has never applied to the Old Firm, especially where the making of history is concerned. Celtic will begin their season on Sunday as the legitimate favourites to become the first Scottish club to deliver 10 in a row.Inside Scottish football’s parochial cauldron, that achievement is a key theme to the point where it is already all-consuming. Can Steven Gerrard – who hasn’t won a trophy in two seasons in charge of Rangers – break the run at such a crucial point? All logic would suggest not. Yet if Rangers somehow do win the league, the eruption will be felt in the southern hemisphere. Related: How Scottish football's voting farce led to open warfare breaking out Related: Celtic's Scottish title triumph should not be diminished by cold climax | Ewan Murray Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian