It’s that time of year again. No it’s not the Oscars, but it is the football equivalent, the Sports Writers and the Players’ Player of the Year awards.
Well, we’re at the voting stage.
If logic applied to these things, then Celtic would be certain of a clean sweep, Brendan Rodgers winning the Manager of the Year, any number of Celts, including captain Scott Brown, Moussa Dembele, Scott Sinclair, Kieran Tierney , Stuart Armstrong, to name a few, should be the Player of the Year, with Moussa and Kieran still eligible for the Young Player of the Year.
As for goal of the season, it will be hard to beat goal number five, including Mikel Lustig’s ‘rabona’, by Moussa Dembele in Celtic’s 5-2 trouncing of St Johnstone at Perth in February.
Goals in particular, can be quite subjective, and you could analyse and categorise all day long.
However, logic doesn’t always apply in these matters. But bias often does.
Take last year for example, when Celtic manager Ronny Deila won his second Premiership in as many seasons and Alan Stubbs of Hibs took his championship team to TWO Hampden finals, winning one and losing one.
Both were without doubt more worthy of winning the Manager of the Year than Mark Warburton, who only took his Sevco to a Championship win, courtesy of the second biggest budget in Scottish Football.
So, although Brendan & The Bhoys are sweeping everything before us on the park, there will be plenty off the park looking to spoil our party…