Sunday, May 10, 2009

As happy as Gary

OK, so it's a Mickey Mouse league north of the border, but all the same, given our continued defensive ineptitude, it's a bit galling to see one of our former central defenders named as the Scottish Football Writers' Player of the Year.

In fairness, Sir Bobby Robson could hardly have foreseen Gary Caldwell would go on to be a decent player when he released him on a free in the 2003-4 season - the consensus at the time was that his elder brother Stephen was actually the better player. Now back at Celtic (he started off his career at Celtic Boys Club), Gary has won over the fans as well as the football writers.

It could yet be a double triumph for the Caldwell clan this season, with Celtic jostling with old adversaries Rangers for the Scottish title and Stephen's Burnley well placed for promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs, having beaten hopeless-at-home Reading at Turf Moor last night.


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