If Scott Brown departs in the summer to join Aberdeen as Stephen Glass’ assistant manager, the body of work he will leave behind is beyond what anyone could imagine when he arrived at the club in 2007. With 10 league titles, six Scottish Cup and six League Cup winner’s medals, his major trophy haul is greater than any Scottish club apart from Celtic and Oldco Rangers. He is also one of the few in the modern era who could have gone to the top flight in England and chose to stay at Celtic.
He will be 36 in June and although his recent form has been as solid as ever, he no longer has the mobility to cover the ground he once did for Hibernian, Celtic and Scotland. I will be sorry to see him go as he would be an invaluable resource to the new manager but the timing is probably right. It would, however, be good to see him leave after raising the Scottish Cup one more time.
2020 saw us miss out on the CQN Charity Golf Open for the first year since 2005 (can’t remember why). Ever the optimists, we have put Friday 23 July in the diary at our usual corner of Fife in the hope that by then the world will be a bit more sociable. We will release more details as guidelines permit, but if you would like to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org . Maybe see you there.