A credit to the name
I take a lot of pride and a little heart when Celt’s go down south and flourish.
Whether they or even you realised it at the time, leaving us for a bigger league help’s forge the collective imprint of our Club , team and its level upon the next fanbase.
Although it can be tough sometimes as we just found out its also is not without benefits when we see or read of someone who was our’s flourishing on bigger stage’s.
Number one, it shows you’re doing something right. You chose well .
Two, Its now known you can produce players that can cut the mustard and have raised your profile.
Three, its financially rewarding which can be used to help the step to the next level.
The news that Virgil has been shortlisted for the Ballon D’or will surprise no one who has watched closely. I heard one journo say he has had the biggest impact on an entire football operation as an individual as he has ever seen in the game.
The entire club can and do breathe a general sigh of relief when the big man is marshalling and scowling at the heart of defence.
After lifting the big cup , IF they happen to take the title for the first time in donkey’s years then that journo’s word’s will be shown to be patently true.
Walked in , took charge , and they win the two biggest prizes they can. Thats fairytale stuff.
Ask a Scouser and they will just say he’s “ boss “.
Brendan is currently the darling of the English media and sits a high and mighty third in the table.
One of his biggest issues and possible pitfalls were the big personalities in that dressing room who could try to break our ex gaffer if they wished.
Brendan not only got them onside with his vision but Vardy’s form is being described as Phenomenal at present , a big feather in Brendan’s cap and a test passed with an A plus there.
He has helped produce a rough diamond in Maddison who may be a big big money departure ala Maguire , another feather.
And the man himself is now being spoken about as a possible for bigger jobs ( Spurs was the rumour ) which is a sign that he is a man on the up by all accounts .
And at that age and good at his job we would all surely admit why not have suitor’s. Not his fault.
Yesterdays shock Arsenal defeat to “ The Blade’s “ without our ex left back will probably see the last of the incumbent who was given the slot. After his cup exploits for the Gunner’s we have comments like “ However Tierney should be starting for me. Simply better in every aspect “.
He was on the bench last night , look’s about to be given the starting berth ,, and the true and proper beginning of Kieran Tierney’s second club career is about to be unleashed on the unsuspecting . He will blow them away and cement his spot in the leagues top left backs within a couple years max.
And will forever be associated strongly with us.
As mentioned all three ex employees are our export and good’s we are to be judged on by the game as a whole . Some will be judged more our product and some less but some of our name and reputation travel with these men , thats just a fact .
Positive impacts for them brings positive light for us and the reverse may be said also .
There are a couple others in the league that have not disgraced themselves at all infact the opposite ( Victor and Teemu for instance ) but our ex trio above are true talents that can easily take a step up in level and will find many an admirer wishing they had cast the first glance in their direction, and wondering how to find the next one first if they are smart.
Well the common denominator aint that hard to find. I expect a few to notice that fact.
The profile will be raised by Kt slotting in seamlessly and Brendan showing serious managerial talent again. Virgil takes that trophy instead of Messi or Ronaldo theres another hat tip our way.
It might irk some but until such times as the game is a level playing field and we can hang onto our star’s each of us should want them to dazzle upon departure.
Go and shine bright lad’s. Be a credit to the name.
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