We are still unbeaten in domestic competitions after another season. We are now 221 games without defeat in Scottish Premier League. It takes from 20th September 2025 until 25th May 2031. We will see how long it will continue. But! We were unable to reach our main goal in the season which was to be one of the finalists of the Champions League.
What about transfers? We extended loan of the central defender Esteban Gentile from AC Milan for another season. We bought striker Armando Gagliardi from Rangers for a fee 750K £ and signed Spanish midfielder Joseba Arregi for a free. That’s all.
Our two players, Gary Scullion and Tom McAllister were sold to Liverpool for a fee aroun 28M £. Some players left the club after the end of the contract and many players went on loan.
Scottish League Cup
No Celtic game in this season. We beat Elgin City 5-2 at home, St. Mirren 3-1 away and Motherwell 2-1. We met Ross County in the Final. We were 2-0 up but they equalised in the stoppage time. Blas Ibánez scored the winner in the extra-time. We won League Cup for the fifth time in a row.
Scottish FA Cup
There was a minimum of three goals per match in this season in the FA Cup. We beat Dundee United, Queen’s Park, St. Mirren, Motherwell and Celtic in the Final. We were 0-1 down after seven minutes but Gagliardi scored three minutes later after that. We won 3-2 thanks to goals by Lazzaroni and Popovic. Eighth win in FA Cup in a row for Spartans FC.
Well, that was a little depresive for us this season. We had Bayern, AS Roma and CSKA Moscow in the Group Stage. After a defeat in the first match we loss any of the rest game in group. We were very happy after the 3-0 win over Bayern at home.
But the draw was cruel. We got Barcelona to the 1st Knockout Stage and we had absolutely no chance to progress. We lost 3-5 at home and 0-3 away. The season was over.
Scottish Premier League
The only one question was – Is there some team which can beat us after such a long time? No! We lost points only in four matches against Dundee United, Ross County, Aberdeen, Rangers and Motherwell.
We scored 100 goals and 25 conceded. Our best goalscorer was Valentino Lazzaroni with 17 league goals. Young midfielder David Dalziel had 14 assists, most in the league. Defender Esteban Gentile had best average rating (7,50) from all players in the Premier League and Andreas Leys had 11 clean sheets.
As i wrote in the first paragraph, we are now 221 matches without lost in the Premier League. We had 24 923 average attendance and we had only 20 yellow cards and 1 red card in 38 matches.
What next? I will play at least one season until Football Manager 2016 will be released. I think my team need some refreshment and I will spend some money on new players. We will ses what we can achieve yet…