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Celtic manager Neil Lennon arrives for the match against Kilmarnock. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Celtic chasing a run of success bettered only once in 16 years

Celtic will post a notable success if the Premiership leaders continue their current winning league run when facing Kilmarnock this afternoon. Should they rack up a 19th success in 20 league games, it will make for a points haul across half a league season only once bettered by any Scottish team over the past 16 years.

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Referee Sergei Karasev checks the VAR monitor during Celtic's match against FC Copenhagen. Photograph: Liselotte Sabroe/AFP/Getty

‘Scotland’s a democracy. If VAR can’t be installed at Montrose, ditch it’

To Celtic’s Ryan Christie falls the honour of being the first from a Scottish team to be fingered by VAR. We’ve watched English sides and players be done by their armpits, their big toes and the hair of their chinny chin chins. We’ve seen referees down south wimp out of decisions and refer them to a truck full of TV monitors in an industrial estate in west London. This isn’t VAR, it’s VAN. It’s football officialdom abrogating responsibility. It’s the whistlers saying: “Bring on AI, robots, driverless cars and a music streaming service choosing Coldplay and Mumford & Sons on repeat until the end of time.”

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Christopher Jullien, right,  has welcomed the 'champions' mentality'  he has encountered at Parkhead. Photograph: Niels Christian Cilmann/AFP/Getty.

‘I’m trying to be a leader’ says Celtic’s Christopher Jullien

P lugging up any gaps in defence as he threw himself into every situation despite a plugged-up bloody nose, Christopher Jullien in Copenhagen on Thursday night was every inch the definition of the defiant one. The Frenchman appeared to assume the mantle of Celtic combatant-in-chief following the loss of injured Scott Brown, inset, as the Scottish champions held out for a 1-1 draw in their last-32 Europa League tie. That was entirely deliberate says the 26-year-old.

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