We had a family conversation this will about the most effective Celtic players we have seen for each position, not necessarily the best there.
I went straight to Alan Thompson. Alan was a hard left-mid when he arrived from Aston Villa in 2000, who became a wing-back under Martin O’Neill. His contribution to that successful Celtic team is incredible. The winner against Barcelona, Champions League goals and so many against Rangers, tell a story, as do his assists.
He was loved by his manager and capped by England while at Celtic. Still, he had limits. He was slow to recover fitness after injury and did not have the finess of a McStay or Collins, not everyone “got it”.
David Turnbull is a different type of player but I see parallels. He is also a player managers rate. Lots more to come from David.