Brendan Rodgers has come out with a glowing endorsement of Captain Scott brown declaring him as one of the great legends of the club.
When you think of the names we have had playing for our jersey these are extremely strong words, but they are impossible to argue with.
Broony is the backbone of the team, when he plays well we are dominant.
I remember last year when we were robbed by the theatrics of Ross County and Broony lost his cool and saw red.
We were lucky that we were able to appeal the card and in the interim horsed Sevco out of the Scottish Cup and then gubbed them 5-1 at Ibrox.
The Peepul raged and howled and with good reason, Broony took both games by the scruff of the neck and Celtic never looked like losing with him on the pitch.
In my lifetime, I have had several heroes in Hoops, of course, Henrik Larsson, but also Sutton, Hartson, Mjallby, Vennegor of Hesselink, McDonald, Boruc and Scott Brown.
In the current team, I am a massive fan of Tom Rogic, Leigh Griffiths and Kieran Tierney, I hope they all play for Celtic as long as Scott Brown, they all have the opportunity.
But Broony has never once glanced at the southern leagues declaring himself happy at Celtic Park ever since he arrived on a record transfer from Hibernian.
The deluded seem to think that Ryan Jack “gets it” because he gets a red card every fourth match, Broony gets Celtic, we are a massive club with an amazing tradition paying the highest wages in the land.
It is a fine place to play your football.
Brendan has stated that Broony is still creating his legend, I agree, in 4 years time he will look back on a decade of dominance and retire an immortal at our club.
The 10 in a row is at his mercy.
Tonight brown becomes the most capped Scottish player in the Champions League overtaking Kenny Dalglish’s mark of 68, himself a great of the club.
If we can get through this tie we will have European Football after Christmas, who knows where that will lead to, a cup run in Europe is no less than this team deserves.
Speaking in the ET Brendan said of the Celtic captain:
“He will go down as one of the great legends of this club,” said Rodgers. “He is in the moment. He is still creating the legend and he still has a lot to achieve here.
“Like us all, really, it’s when you’re gone and your time has passed that’s when you get truly appreciated and I think that will be the case with him.”
“He’s a wee bit daft at times, Browny, and a bit laughing and joking and taking the piss out of himself a wee bit…but don’t underestimate what he is achieving and what he has done in the game,” he said. “Whenever the time comes, and it won’t be for a few years yet.
“It’s really nice because I had enough people telling me when I came in here that his legs were gone, that he couldn’t run, and now I see him in big European and domestic games and he’s the real tactical engine of the team.
“He really dictates how we play, he’s the brain of the team. He is an absolutely brilliant player and he’s a credit in how he captains the club. He’s a real, real joy to work with.
“He’s like a pantomime villain when he goes on the pitch and that stirs people up.”