For me, Scott Brown should have been named Player of the Year, but that’s only my opinion. He had easily the best season of his career, as he led from the front, a team that would go throughout the whole domestic campaign without defeat.
He also scored what turned out to be the decisive goal, in our Champions League qualifier at Celtic Park against Israeli mob Hapoel Be’er Sheva.
And prior to the semi-finals of the Champions League, cott still had the highest average of completed passes, 92%, even though he, and Celtic, haven’t played in the competition since December.
Broonie also captained Celtic to our first domestic Treble for 16 years.
Having said all that, does he deserve to mark his ten years, and over 400 games in the Hoops with a testimonial match?
I think he does. (no surprise there!)
It’s not often these days that a player sticks around at a club any longer than 6 possibly 7 years, usually leaving after their second contract.
But Broonie never had any aspirations of leaving Celtic Park. Since signing in 2007, for a fee of around £4.4m from Hibs, he’s played under FIVE different Celtic managers, Gordon Strachan, Tony Mowbray, Neil Lennon, Ronny Deila and now Brendan Rodgers.
He’s won SEVEN league medals, three Scottish Cup and three League Cup medals too. He’s captained our great club since 2010, and is what you would call a great servant to the Celtic.
Let’s hope they, and the fans honour him with a testimonial.