By support

11th Dec, 2017 | 10:59am

Celtic unbeaten run is great, but this is why it is becoming a burden

COMMENT

Celtic’s current run of 68 domestic games without defeat is a milestone which the club and supporters are rightly proud of.

The sequence of games is the best in British history for over 100 years, and it is unlikely to be matched any time soon.

However, the downside of such a remarkable achievement is that supporters seems far more forgiving of poor results and performances as long as the team doesn’t lose.

A case in point is the 2-2 draw against Hibs at Easter Road. Normally the reaction to the Hoops blowing a two goal lead in the second-half would be chaos, but going by reactions online people seem relatively sanguine about it, as the unbeaten run kept going.

Another issue could be the fact that Celtic are unlikely to face any real challenge from Rangers or Aberdeen this season as the Hoops are still potentially eight points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership if they win their game in hand.

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Fans seem to think that the league will be won anyway – and they are probably right, so a dropped point or two here and there won’t matter that much.

The unbeaten run can’t begin to become an albatross round the player’s necks, they can’t allow themselves to become fearful of losing a game.

When the inevitable defeat happens, supporters should salute the players on an incredible feat of domestic football – but also be annoyed that a game has been lost.

In other Celtic news, the Hoops are in the hunt for this Bundesliga defender.

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