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The successes of Celtic’s season 2022/23

The season of 2022/23 will be remembered in folklore by the Celtic fans. A world-record eighth domestic treble was won by Ange Postecoglou’s team. The performances were relentless, and the results were amazing.

So here, we take a look back at the incredible season Celtic had in 2022/23.

Celtic in the Scottish Premiership

Celtic began the defence of their SPFL title with a 2-0 home win against Aberdeen. The following six fixtures saw six more victories which included emphatic wins against Kilmarnock (5-0), Dundee United (9-0) and Rangers (4-0).

Match Day Celtic Park
Match Day Celtic Park by edward mcmaihin is licensed under CC-BY-SA 2.0

A 2-0 defeat against St Mirren in Paisley gave the team a wake-up call and from there they went on a relentless 27-game unbeaten run where points were only dropped against Rangers at Ibrox in the New Year Glasgow Derby (2-2) and Motherwell at home (1-1) in April 2023.

A 2-0 win the following week against Hearts at Tynecastle officially crowned Celtic the Champions. A defeat against Rangers (3-0) was followed up by another at Hibs (4-2) and sandwiched between those two results was a 2-2 draw with St Mirren at Celtic Park. Those results didn’t matter as the league was over but the Champions still finished off the season in style with a 5-0 home win over Aberdeen on Trophy Day.

Celtic in the League Cup

Entering the competition in the second round, Celtic defeated Ross County 4-1 in Dingwall.

A trip to Motherwell awaited the Bhoys where they took care of The Steelmen with ease in a 4-0 rout.

The semi-final at Hampden in February pitted Ange Postecoglou’s team against Derek McInnes’ Kilmarnock. A 2-0 win saw Celtic through to the final with goals from Daizen Maeda and the soon-to-be-sold Giorgos Giakoumakis.

Hampden Stadium
Hampden Stadium by Lynn M Reid is licensed under CC-BY-SA 2.0

In the Final, Michael Beale’s Rangers awaited. Kyogo Furuhashi was the hero of the hour with a double to seal a 2-1 win and wrap up the first piece of silverware of the season.

Celtic in the Scottish Cup

A fourth-round 5-0 home win against Greenock Morton set Celtic on The Road to Hampden in January. The fifth round saw a visit of high-flying St Mirren.

The Buddies were performing above expectations in the league but Celtic made easy work of them with a 5-1 home win.

The quarter-final saw a trip to Tynecastle as Celtic skipped past Hearts with ease with a fine 3-0 win.

That result set Celtic up for a trip to Hampden to face Rangers. In another must-win game for Michael Beale’s men, they failed to beat Celtic again as a 16th-minute Jota goal sent Celtic into the final with a chance to win a world-record eighth domestic treble.

The final awaits. Celtic were to face Scottish Championship side Inverness Caley Thistle. The Highlanders put up a plucky fight and it took Celtic 38 minutes to break them down. Kyogo Furuhashi opened the scoring with Liel Abada and Jota sealing the win to wrap up the Treble.

Celtic in the Champions League

The Champions League group stages beckoned and Real Madrid, RB Leipzig and Shakhtar Donetsk awaited the Hoops.

Celtic faced the Galacticos at Parkhead in the opening group game and despite matching the Spanish giants and being unlucky not to take the lead on a few occasions, Madrid’s class shone through to win 3-0.

A 1-1 away draw against Donetsk put Celtic’s first point on the board but a 3-1 away defeat and a 2-0 home loss in the doubleheader against Leipzig meant that we had to beat the Ukrainian side and get a least a point against Madrid in The Bernabeu to progress from the group.

A 1-1 draw with Shakhtar at Celtic Park was followed up with a 5-1 loss at Real and Celtic finished bottom of the group with just two points.

Ange Postecoglou’s side earned a lot of plaudits for sticking to his attacking style and showing that his Celtic team can go up against the best in Europe and put on a performance. Unfortunately, being wasteful in front of goal was our eventual undoing but next season, the group stages await us again where a new manager will look to improve on our results in Europe this season


Watch stunning video as thousands of fans break into song at Celtic Park

The Treble celebrations were in full swing after the final whistle went at Hampden yesterday afternoon. Ange Postecoglou and his players took in the adulation of the fans on the pitch as another historic treble was wrapped up.

But it was back at Celtic Park where the fans really got in the mood for some celebrations.

As fans congregated along Celtic Way, the fans burst into incredible song to one of our favourite post match anthems.


The Celtic fans will no doubt be continuing their celebrations this afternoon as it sinks in that they are now world record holders for domestic trebles won in football.

Ange Postecoglou will also be enjoying his celebrations away from the media as the Celtic manager was continually grilled yesterday on his immediate future.

The fans will want to know if the legendary manager will stay or go but for now, they will continue to bask in the glory of another treble as our domination of Scottish football continues.

The 51-year Scottish Cup Celtic record that Ange Postecoglou’s Bhoys could break today

The Scottish Cup Final this afternoon represents a real David vs Goliath battle. Hopefully for Celtic, that analogy doesn’t come true as we chase a record breaking eighth treble.

With the squad we have available at our disposal, Celtic should be looking to take care of Inverness Caly Thistle relatively comfortably.

If Celtic do win today, just how comfortable could the win be? Are we expecting a goal glut of a performance? Would we settle for a 1-0 win just to ensure the Scottish Cup comes home to Celtic Park for the 42nd time?

Personally, any win would do for me. But with Celtic overwhelming favourites to win the cup, many pundits are predicting a high-scoring game in Celtic’s favour.

It may even be a record-breaking scoreline when you look at the vast gulf between the two clubs. Celtic sitting high on top of the SPFL. Inverness not even making the top-half of the Scottish Championship.

The biggest-ever win in a Scottish Cup Final was in 1972. Celtic defeated Hibs 6-1 with a hattrick from Dixie Deans, a double from Lou Macari and another from the legendary Billy McNeill.

We would never be as presumptuous as to think the final is a mere formality. Especially with the record Inverness have against us in the competition.

But is it too much of a stretch to think that Celtic could run up a big score after watching us demolish the likes of Dundee United 9-0 and Rangers 4-0 this season?

One change; Youth on the bench: Predicted Scottish Cup Celtic XI vs Inverness

Well, the big day is upon us. The day when Celtic get the chance to create another piece of history should they get past Inverness Caley Thistle in today’s Scottish Cup Final.

A world-record eight domestic trebles is on the cards for the Celts and for Callum McGregor, he will be the first-ever player to have won five domestic trebles in the history of football.

For Ange Postecoglou, he will have the opportunity to win his first treble as a football manager as the speculation still rages around his Celtic future.

The Celtic team to face Inverness Caley Thistle

In goal, it’s obvious. Joe Hart will start and the big Englishman will have the chance to be only the second player to win every domestic competition on both sides of the border.

The defence remains unchanged with Taylor and Johnston as the full-backs and Carl Starfelt and Tomoki Iwata in central defence.

The midfield is the usual three of Callum McGregor, Reo Hatate and Matt O’Riley.

The only change up front is that Daizen Maeda will replace Liel Abada on the left wing. Jota will take up the right and Kyogo, as normal, leading the line.

The substitute bench will be:

Ben Siegrist

Yuki Kobayashi

Liel Abada

Hyeongyu Oh

Ben Summers

James Forrest

Sead Haksabanovic

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