Who’s the man?
Two managers, two giant clubs, two different style teams, one huge title run in.
I would state the obvious in that one manager shall emerge the hero, but that’s not necessarily the case here, a most infrequent turn of events.
GVB has two ways of emerging a hero.
One is of course winning the league.
On that front, hero might actually be pushing it. When handed the reigning champions, one is expected to keep the ship steady.
You’re expected to keep a successful operation operating successfully, and as such you certainly don’t receive the credit for success in the first place, being only a gatekeeper if you will.
In Europe, I shall admit surprise. But winning it and emerging a superhero? That’s a step too far in my book.
That squad? Only the blue tinted specs wearers who imbibe more than BigRailRoadBlues would even entertain such a notion!
Besides, it’s still considered Steven Gerrard’s team, he wouldn’t get all the credit.
European victory across the city while losing the league would bring the unlikely prospect of both clubs gaining ‘the big warchest’, and we all know which club would use those funds to strengthen and which would pay off loans, who would spend more in the summer.
But still, there’s two routes open, both tough, very tough indeed.
It’s true Martin emerged a hero after an unsuccessful Europa League final, but the circumstances were very different. That was the culmination of Martin’s hard work with the squad. He had two titles including a debut treble in the bank, and had lost the third heartbreakingly by a whisker, plus many famous victories over our rivals in the back pocket for extra credibility.
That is certainly not the case for GVB, not at all.
Ange, on the other hand, has credit in the bank.
Mr Gerrards solo trophy success after eight previous attempts was toasted far and wide, our man grabbed the first in his first try showing the entire charade up, not that you read that anywhere but Timdom.
The Celtic rebuild, under a new format, has gone stunningly well.
And everyone knows why, or more importantly who is responsible.
His buys have a success rate to make Chairmen everywhere drool.
His motivation skills are evident via the team morale.
His vision of how the game should be played is a joy to behold when it emerges.
A natural leader, he is also an excellent ambassador, well spoken and knowledgeable.
He’s our new hero, right now, today.
With the path to raise even further in our esteem laid out clearly over the next couple months.
And as I always say, when opportunity knocks, Ange answers.
He’s got a job next season. He’s wanted, probably by a few clubs, but certainly by our own club of choice. The season tickets will sell out, again, maybe in record time, again.
That’s today’s view, no matter the future.
Sure, the next few months could go pear shaped, I admit they could.
But a heartbreaking finale would be,,,
b,,some feat considering the mess we were in
c,,something to build upon considering we won silverware and blew them away to open the chase
d,,proof there’s more to come
e,,a unifying cause if the whistlers helped deliver the heartbreak
So while we face the possible prospect of two heroes, remember it is almost without precedent for Scotland, thanks again Martin.
There shall be only one.
And it’s truly time to step forward.