Footballers typically hit their testimonial year well after their peak, but this is arguably Scott Brown’s best season of his 11 in a Celtic jersey. His Supporters’ and Players’ Player of the Year awards, which he received last night, were a formality. We all knew the captain would collect both prizes.
The first thing Brendan Rodgers did when he met the media on his appointment was to cite Scott as the most important player at the club. Brendan knew what he could get out of the captain and understood the importance of setting his expectations out early.
Scott will be 33 in June. One day we will discuss succession, but with his form and fitness at their best ever, that time could be a several years away.
Party plans were pooped on Saturday but at least Newco won yesterday, doing us a favour by ensuring that we can take the title by our own actions on Sunday, and not potentially while watching Aberdeen and Hearts on Friday night.
Normally I would tell you that the cup final is far more important than Sunday’s league game, but I want to win the league this weekend. A lot.
No more mistakes, Celtic.