Scottish Premiership preview: Celtic flex muscles in hunt for nine in a row | Ewan Murray

Neil Lennon has the resources to maintain club’s dominance while Rangers face a key season in bid to end trophy drought

That it seems almost offensive to compare Celtic’s class of 2019 to the side who delivered a European Cup amid domestic dominance, a run of nine consecutive Scottish league titles will not divert this season’s narrative.

A more controversial standpoint is that this Celtic team are not as formidable as the Rangers sides who won nine titles in a row from 1989. In the Old Firm bubble, nine is the magic number; a successful Celtic defence of the Scottish Premiership would take them to that number and, more significantly, within one of making history.

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