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BROONY WEEKEND (PART TWO): PERFECT TEN

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CELTIC skipper Scott Brown celebrated his 35th birthday during the week and CQN is honouring the occasion with a weekend-long tribute to the team’s influential onfield leader.

The midfield dynamo was signed by Gordon Strachan for £4.4million from Hibs in May 2007 – a record transfer fee between Scottish clubs – and has gone on to win a phenomenal TWENTY-ONE medals, 10 titles, five Scottish Cups and six League Cups. He also found the time to cram in 55 games for Scotland.
CQN has been sifting through our library files to pick out some highlights.

SCOTT BROWN admits he is desperate to become a History Bhoy.

The Celtic midfielder wants to go into the club’s annals of fame as the player who captained the club to an extraordinary TEN titles in a row.

Amid the turmoil and uncertainty in worldwide football with the game in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, Brown guided the team to a 13-point advantage in the Premiership with only eight games to play before the SPFL made the inevitable decision to award the crown to Neil Lennon’s men.

The all-action skipper said: “Ten would be incredible, but we take it one game at a time, one season at a time. We are determined, we are a hungry bunch of lads and enjoy what we do.

“We love trophies because that’s why we came to Celtic – to win leagues. We are doing that and we also have the Scottish Cup semi-final against Aberdeen to play.

“It was an opportunity, yet again, to possibly win another treble.”

Brown puts the team’s success down to a hunger to continue achieving targets, but he also hailed boss Lennon’s influence in steering the club to the brink of even more glory.

He added: “The manager has been phenomenal. I had him 10 years ago, too, and he’s a totally different character. He’s chilled, he’s relaxed and puts a lot of faith in the players.

“I think that’s what has made us blossom in the second part of the season. It’s the gaffer’s winning mentality that he drives into the lads.

“Whether in training or games, that’s what he brings to the lads.

”The main thing is everyone is together. That’s what’s amazing about this club, that’s why we’ve done so well – because everyone is in it together.”

 
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