Rodgers’ men reach an immortal milestone at Paradise

It is a given that the number 67 has a special resonance for the Celtic Family.

Fifty years on the immortal achievement of Stein’s men in Stadio Nacional are celebrated and remembered.

Today Brendan’s Bhoys wrote another piece of their own history.

No team in Scotland has been able to beat Celtic in the last 67 matches.

Those who are desperate for the Parkhead side to stumble would have had some hope today.

With the Champions League crunch match against Anderlecht looming, Rodgers made six changes from the side that turned out midweek to face Motherwell.

Today the third choice striker at Celtic scored three goals against the same Lanarkshire opponents.

The French kid has had very few opportunities to impress since he was loaned from PSG.

Earlier in the season, I spoke to a Dundee player and he told me that Odsonne Édouard was “a handful”.

It has been widely reported that there is an agreed fee (€8m) if Rodgers wants to sign the young striker.

With Celtic already 2-1 up  James Forrest came off and put the contest to bed.

The players who started on the bench today for the Parkhead side would walk into any SPFL side as first picks.

Indeed, the second string players who Rodgers picked to start the match would improve any other team in the SPFL.

Although Celtic have drawn four domestic games so far this season no one in Scotland has been able to beat them.

The reality of this epoch of Fitba unipolarity is starting to become apparent even among the elite ranks of the radar press.

Several of them have written that the only hope for the rest of Scottish football (and by that they mean Sevco) is for the Irishman to tire of winning trophies.

In the immediate aftermath of the historic events of summer 2012, I wrote that the long-term consequences of the death of Rangers would be epochal.

So it has proved.

Sevco are the sporting equivalent of a guest on the Jerry Springer show.

The only team that can stop Celtic in Scotland are Celtic.

For that to happen Brendan Rodgers will have to stop being himself, his driven obsessive self.

yeah, just think about that.

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