In the past week or so, manager Brendan Rodgers has been asked if sentimentality will come into the equation when he decides if Kris Commons can make a final bow to the Celtic support.
As yet, Brendan has declined to say if he’ll relent and give Kris some time on the pitch to say farewell, largely due to the player struggling with fitness.
The subject of what makes a good Celtic servant is something that very subjective. No two players have the same careers. And very rarely do players stay long enough at a club to gain ‘servant’ or legendary’ status.
I put a poll on twitter this morning to see what the Celtic support thought of who would be the more deserving of a ‘final hurrah’ at Celtic Park. The options were Kris Commons, Emilio Izaguirre and Efe Ambrose.
At the time of writing only six hours into the poll there’s not much between Emilio and Kris, though I will say, the responses in favour of ‘Izzy’ have been a lot more vocal.
Both players joined Celtic under the management of Neil Lennon, Emilio, from Honduran side Motagua, in August 2010 and Kris from Derby County in January 2011. Although Emilio was a instant hit with the fans, it would be hard for anyone to better Kris’ start to his Hoops career, scoring on his debut in a League Cup semi-final.
Honours have come thick and fast, 18 major trophies between them, so far. League championships, Scottish Cups and League Cups, along with the personal accolades of Players Player of the Year and Sports Writers Player of the Year, 2010/11 for Emilio and 2013/14 for Kris.
There’s no doubt they’ve contributed greatly to the success of Celtic these last few years. But who do you think is the better servant….
If Brendan had to give just ONE player a send off at Celtic Park in the last game, who would it be?
— Celtic Fanz6ne⭐️ (@celticfanzone) May 4, 2017
Efe will probably leave Celtic in the summer, he too has helped Celtic achieve the success we’ve enjoyed these last few years. Efe’s had his critics, but he’s also given 100% any time he’s pulled the Hoops on. He too, deserves credit where its due.