As the season starts coming to its conclusion the talk goes to player of the season and who most deserves it within the team.
Everyone has an opinion of course and I’m no different. While I have been harping on about Stefan Johansen’s fantastic contributions and Craig Gordon’s rejuvenation between the sticks – I, like many others have overlooked one man in particular for player of the season. Is this because he’s been here that long we take it for granted? Is it because we expect him to play to the high standards we’ve all seen this season? Of course I’m talking about the man who leads the team out into battle week after week and leaves it all on the line for the green and white jersey, I’m talking about our Captain Scott Brown.
While it’s easy to see the notable improvement in the likes of Stefan Johansen, Nir Bitton and Craig Gordon is hard to ignore when you have a conversation about who should be player of the season. However, it’s only right in my opinion that our captain is at least part of that conversation.
He has helped spearhead the Ronny Revolution with his teammates, lets not forget he was injured at the start of the season when Ronny was finding wins hard to come by.
Broony has been with us since 2007 and has worked under Gordon Strachan, Tony Mowbray, Neil Lennon and now Ronny Deila. Everyone of these managers hold Scott Brown in the highest regard as a player, a leader and a professional. Disregard the odd pint and kebab, this bhoy trains and plays with intensity. He has been loyal to Celtic since he joined the club and paid back every bit of his £4.4 million fee.
The 29 year-old is the heartbeat of the Celtic midfield and allows players like Johansen and Commons to get forward when they can to contribute to our attacking play. He breaks up the play and snarls at his opponents when they think they’re going to get the better of him.
That’s why I think Scott Brown would be a worthy winner of Celtic’s player of the season this year. Although the player himself I’m sure would talk up anyone of his fellow teammates to take the accolade before himself.
Hail Hail Broony.