The history Bhoys

In the generations of the Celtic family, I was rather fortunate.

I was taken to my first match at Parkhead as an eight-year-old by my maternal grandfather.

The year was 1966.

Yeah, lucky, dead lucky…

As Celtic made history in Perth today the camera scanned to the away end and there were a few wee lads in the colours.

Of course, it just comes down to luck.

There are thirty-somethings in the Celtic support who were first taken to see a team with Wayne Biggins wearing the Hoops.

Not so lucky…

The new generation of Hoops fans is watching something very special indeed.

Celtic and Brendan Rodgers look to be pretty much a perfect match at this juncture.

Just like Big Jock, who was described as the first “tracksuit manager”, the man from Antrim is part of a new breed in the dugout.

I’m told that Rodgers, together with his backroom team, utilises a forensic attention to detail.

Of course, there isn’t any need for some ludicrous cartoon on the Daily Radar website explaining the Irishman’s exotic tactical ideas.

His results are proof enough of how good he his.

The team that he fielded to win the Scottish Cup in May this year had only one new face (Scott Sinclair).

He had inherited the other ten players in the starting line up from his predecessor Ronny Deila.

However, some of them were unrecognisable in terms of their contribution to the cause.

Rodgers was the difference.

I watched that match in Lisbon.

I was in the Portuguese capital to commemorate what had happened in that city 50 years earlier.

That night over dinner in Bairro Alto I said to by two buddies that Tom Rogic’s winning goal could go down as one of the most historic in Celtic’s long story.

I only put Stevie Chalmers’ effort past Sarti and Harald Brattbakk’s clincher in the Ten In A Row game at Celtic Park as being more historic.

The invincible treble was a huge achievement as it could so easily have been derailed by an Honest Mistake.

Now this…

At the time of writing Celtic have gone SIXTY-THREE domestic matches unbeaten.

I’ll just leave that there.

This is what history feels like.

So savour it.

You’re lucky to be living through this.