Those of us who remember Neil Lennon’s tenure as Hoops gaffer will be able to flick back to the sale of Aiden McGeady, at that time our best player and most valuable asset and the money it provided Lennon to rebuild the team.
He cleared out a lot of the deadwood and brought in names like Fraser Forster, Joe Ledley, Gary Hooper, Beram Kayal, Emilio Izaguirre, Anthony Stokes, Tony Watt and Kris Commons in a year where we threw away the League title at Caley.
A year later Victor Wanyama and Mika Lustig arrived and there were some flops too, Mo Bangura being an obvious name, but that team went on to beat the Barca and the transfer fees that were brought into the club maintained us in the black as our attendances plummeted during the ‘Banter years.’
Brendan hasn’t set the world on fire when it has come to transfers and the board have been outright cheap as we have seen, it is all brewing up in the papers as you would expect, it seems that Celtic are looking at our team and expecting the gaffer to win what is in front of him with who we have.
It shows little for ambition on the continent, surely we need a centre half bedded down for the Champions League qualifiers next July and August?
The facts are that the Auld Biskit tin is alive and well at Celtic, Lennon had to deal with it as well, the difference was that on free transfers and nominal fees he assembled a team that could beat giants.
The roster at the moment is full of talent but also in need of being pruned, before we can offload the deadwood we must line up replacements, at the moment those are coming in by way of projects, with L
He gave them the opportunity to shine and the club sold those players for 10’s of millions of pounds, if Hibernian sack Lennon then we could do a lot worse than to bring the Irishman back to Paradise and again give him the opportunity to source the ready made bargains that Brendan will need for the 10.
He would do a much better job than Lee Congerton.