A number of Celtic fans have expressed their delight at the “great news” which stemmed from yesterday’s meeting between Scottish football chiefs.
The Daily Record reported that SFA chief Ian Maxwell and SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster made a joint presentation which revealed plans to allow clubs to resume training from mid-June ahead of a proposed start of the 2020/21 Scottish league season on the weekend of 1 and 2 August. The news was subsequently shared on Twitter by @ClydeSSB.
Football bosses are aiming for the Scottish Premiership season to kick off on the weekend of 1st/2nd August. Top-flight clubs can return to training on 11th June. pic.twitter.com/dW7zhC6T40
— Superscoreboard (@ClydeSSB) May 29, 2020
The Hoops equalled the Scottish record of nine consecutive Premiership titles when, as 13-point leaders prior to the league’s cessation due to coronavirus, the SPFL decided to end the season early and declare the existing standings as final (as per BBC). Neil Lennon’s team will make history as the first to win 10 successive top-flight crowns if they can retain their title next season.
Their dominance of Scottish football over the last decade, as well as the sizeable lead that they enjoyed over Glasgow Rangers prior to the league’s abandonment and their fine run to the knockout rounds of the Europa League, should offer Celtic a very strong chance of becoming history makers in 2021.
Are the SPFL right to consider starting the 2020/21 season in August?
These Hoops fans on Twitter were thrilled to hear that the new season could start in just two months’ time as they chase 10 in a row:
— Scott Simpson (@Switchbladx) May 29, 2020
Here we go 10 in a row. 🍀🇮🇪
— DublinJock (@Celticbhoy1970) May 29, 2020
Quadruple treble then onto ten in a row.
“Yo ho ho, off we go…”
— John Sludden (@FACT290) May 29, 2020
— MB Our 9, is your 9 🍀 (@2lssiafb) May 29, 2020
Listen if Pedro says it’s a goer it’s a goer nae point arguing 15IAR has been paid for up front. Like it or lump it. It’s happnin. 😎🕺🕺🕺🕺🕺🕺. Party up thorntonhall for the 10 next year 🍺🍺🍺🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️
— Disco abd elhamed 😎🍀 (@Davidbeaton20) May 29, 2020
Great news for Scottish football be strange behind closed doors but fingers crossed it won’t be for that long
— Brennan Bhoy (@BrennanMatin) May 29, 2020
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