̶C̶o̶n̶o̶r̶ Captain Mc Gregor.
Of the two he’s actually the one on the rise, as Boom! on a Friday evening some fantastic news emanates from headquarters.
Another five years alongside the last seven at the club, it’s clear the Bhoy is happy.
He slowly grew on me, something that always pleases, and when Mr (doesn’t suffer fools) Rodgers continually selected him, the penny started to drop. Maybe the year on loan really brought him on as a player, but I think the armband alongside the Scott Brown free space in the middle of the park has helped kick into another gear.
He’s classy on his day, I think he’s pretty consistent, and although I recall some periods out injured he’s not a sicknote.
Ange-ball is made for him, having the technical ability and the footballing brain to pull it off. I would like to see him freed with a deep lying player alongside or behind, but he will unselfishly accept the number 6 role. We all expect players to do the same, switch if needed, but few would get the armband and a five year deal if playing out of their prefered position.
That’s basically what’s happened here.
From a PR perspective, well done the club, they’ve shown a bit of nous and now the onus is in the team to produce a victory to cement any feel good factor then possibly turn that into momentum.
Callum himself looked every inch a true Celtic Captain when he was issuing his post victory war-cry in the huddle a couple months ago.
Momentum slipped since, Furuhashi is desperately missed and our sieve just won’t stop leaking.
Yet despite another probable heartache season, and given Brendans admiration, he gladly signs up for not just five years but the prime of his career.
We couldn’t ask for more, and that strong connection to the club has spurred others onto great feats,,it awaits to be seen if Captain McGregor shall earn his place amongst the great Captains of old.
If he doesn’t, I doubt it will be for lack of trying.
I hope in the future we are able to recall him fondly (another Scott Brown scenario would help no-one), and I hope we all agree it was a privilege when he does bow out.
During a period of rebuilding we now have a solid, versatile rock to build upon.
He’s going nowhere, Ange can thank his lucky stars for that small blessing while the hacks curse our club for setting the agenda for once, not reacting to someone’s.
Some good Sellic news forcing its way onto the weekend publications Backpage was unlikely to have been the plan.
Callum Mc Gregor, you’ve earned that armband, your time has come, we are all behind you.
Now lead on Sir!