ON the plus side, Celtic managed to avoid injuries ahead of their vital Champions League play-off with Maribor but were unable to avoid some seriously wounded pride.
THEY may be occupying Celtic's habitual perch, but Inverness Caledonian Thistle have achieved the brightest of starts on the back of a grim blow comparable to the champions' loss of Scott Brown.
Celtic ran riot on their Scottish Premiership flag day with a 6-1 thrashing of hapless Dundee United at Parkhead.
CELTIC as a club were reprieved in the Champions League.
STILIYAN Petrov, the former Celtic midfielder, is confident that Aleksandar Tonev will be a huge success for the Scottish champions as he is perfectly suited for the style of play which Ronny Deila is trying to implement at the club.