No doubt I will be criticised for writing this but I’m refusing to play to the gallery here.
Efe Ambrose – Where do you start? Shattered confidence? Playing under the microscope, poor decision making and under increasing pressure with each passing game. The list goes on.
There is no player bigger than the club as they say and when you consider the man we are talking about has cost us at crucial times you can multiply that statement by whatever factor you want.
It would be the easiest thing in the world for us to wax lyrical about how bad he is and to cast all form of insult upon him but that’s never been the prescribed format of Celtic fans. We don’t adapt that ethos for reasons of political correctness, we simply don’t kick a man when he’s down.
Efe’s time has long since gone at Celtic and if it were not for the chronic defensive situation we find ourselves in he may well have been offloaded already. He is by nature a right back and is too mistake prone in a central position.
Without going into further detail it was very disappointing to hear him being booed today. That sort of behaviour should be reserved for those who cast dispersion on Celtic. For our enemies if you like.
Booing Efe Ambrose today does not enhance our cause one iota. Our manager has an astute footballing brain and a perfectly good set of eyes to assess players himself. He will make the best of the hand he has been dealt and ring the changes accordingly. Booing Efe does not alert Brendan Rodgers to our misgivings and shortcomings. It doesn’t enlighten him in the slightest to anything he is not already aware of.
Efe doesn’t ask to play. I’m not even sure he wants to play anymore but when he’s asked to come in and do a job he does so to the best of his ability albeit he is not hitting the required standard.
When he does eventually leave (which should be soon) we hope he does so with at least a few good memories and the best wishes of the Celtic family.
HH Efe. YNWA!