THIS was an emphatic victory for the new Celtic, symbolically achieved without the talents of the biggest standard bearer for the old Celtic.
LOCALS from this part of the world haven't been dispatched with such brutality since the Highland Clearances.
Ronny Deila got the required ruthlessness from his Celtic side as they routed bottom side Ross County 5-0 in their Premiership clash in Dingwall.
Former Celtic boss John Barnes believes Ronny Deila would be under even greater pressure if crisis-hit Rangers were still at the height of their powers.
Skipper Richard Brittain believes Ross County will come up against a "world-class" Celtic side in Saturday's Premiership clash in Dingwall.