Picking the three Bhoys key to Celtic's modern dominance over Rangers

Picking the three Bhoys key to Celtic's modern dominance over Rangers
Scott Brown and Scott Bain of Celtic are confronted by Andy Halliday of Rangers after a derby in 2019. Picture: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

CELTIC recently secured their ninth league title in succession and will be desperate to achieve the historic 10-in-a-row.

Should Celtic pull off the feat, supporters will reminisce about the greats who played with the club during that decade.

Looking back at the Celtic teams of the last nine seasons, there are certain players without whom the Hoops would not be seeking that 10th title in 10 years, beating the record both Old Firm clubs have previously set.

The most gifted Celtic player of the past decade is Virgil Van Dijk. The Dutch international has established himself as the best defender in the world but wasn’t as highly regarded in Scotland by those not involved in Celtic. 

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Picture: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

Hoops supporters knew that Van Dijk was a special talent and appreciated every game he played for the club because they knew they were witnessing one of the best and it wouldn’t be long before the defender would move on. 

The standard of player in Scotland that Van Dijk faced made other clubs question if he was as good as everyone in Scotland said he was. Van Dijk played in second gear and the Liverpool defender has proven that it wasn’t just the level in Scotland that was beneath him, but most players he has come up against since.

Scott Brown has captained Celtic during these successful years and is the heart of the club. The Hoops captain shows the passion the supporters love to see and they appreciate his comments undermining Rangers. 

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Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Brown’s talent as a player often gets overshadowed by his playful antics. Next year could be Brown’s last season at the club and he will want to end on a high.

Kieran Tierney will be fondly remembered at Celtic, though his career has stalled because of injury since his move to Arsenal.

Tierney showed with the Hoops, not just in the league but during their European campaigns, that he is capable of making an impact in English football.

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Picture: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Tierney was another player Celtic supporters knew wouldn’t be at the club long, because of his talent.

At just 22, the Scottish international had achieved everything he could have with the club and credit to him for moving to the English Premiership. 

Tierney could have stayed in Glasgow and had an easy life, but he is the type of character that wants to be the best and Arsenal fans will hope to see the best of him soon.

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Picture: Craig Watson/PA Wire.

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