Auldheid would tell you it’s integrity, and he’s correct of course, but from a purely footballing perspective I get the feeling there’s one thing missing, the final ingredient to make this team and these times truly memorable.
In the future, when recalling the 21/22 season we shall picture Kyogo, Calmac and the two big lads (Joe and Cam) leading us to an unlikely hence famous league title.
Of course everyone’s new favourite uncle shall also enter the equation. Black wooly jumper, salt and pepper grizzle, steely confidence and the occasion ironic ‘mate’, he certainly did it his own way.
But there’s one thing remaining, something not quite right.
I finally realized it watching some old match videos on t’interweb.
Have you guessed what it is yet?
Nearly every modern manager gets one, infact it’s often gauged as a sign of the popularity within the support. Given the huge popularity Ange currently enjoys, it actually irks a little that he hasn’t received his ‘big’ tribute yet.
Figured it out yet?
It’s his own song of course.
Martin the Messiah’s tune didn’t take long at all to materialize. I’ve stood in the stands singing this famous chorus myself, who can forget it reverberating?
Brendan quickly found himself in the same boat. The enthusiasm of his unveiling will live long in the memory, 15thousand turned up to show their appreciation of his decision. His own tune was never going to take long to emerge, and going for the fabled ten heavily impacted upon it.
“Brendan Rodgers, is here for ten in a row, ten in a row”.
I’ll forever associate Neil Lennon with Depeche Modes 1981 release, I Just Can’t Get Enough.
It was a very apt song. He had brought back the thunder, we were beginning a journey, some decent players were representing the Hoops correctly especially Victor Wanyama and Gary Hooper. It doesn’t mention him, but I contest that time shall forever be associated with Neil’s first spell in the dugout. We couldn’t get enough, it was true. They were heady days and the Obama style ‘hope’ proved we had a leader to get behind.
For Neil, a song was inevitable, and duly delivered.
That’s three recent giants duly delivered their own form of personal and unique tribute.
It’s the missing part of the jigsaw, the final piece to cement him as a legend, it’s been earned the hard way,,,no Ronnie Deila style league walkovers here.
The connection between manager and support is already very strong, but where’s his own personal tribute?
I admit it’s a tall order given the linguistics involved, but stranger things have happened. There’s some great creative talent amongst the Tims, I’m more than aware of that, but on this occasion the Green Brigade have my sympathy.
Being the creators and ringleaders of other chants, they’ve found themselves in an inevious position trying to throw this one together.
But yet I feel it must happen. I reckon they feel the same way. I mean it’s hard not to be impressed by the man, who doesn’t want to thank him personally for his hard work?
That’s the summer homework for our ultra’s. Create and spread ‘the Ange Postecoglou song’ far and wide.
It will happen, I’m fully expecting the 22/23 season to deliver the new tribute tune, and the support to get wholeheartedly behind it’s rendition.
There’s a song missing, and a man that deserves one.
Let’s fix that.