One foot Barry gets his dig in
We’ve already had ex-Celtic player Scott McDonald coming out and slating Tony Mowbray, now is the time for Barry Robson to put the boot in. The midfielder did add that element of “dig” to the Celtic side and it has to be said, he has started brilliantly at Middlesbrough, with some Boro fans referring to him as the Ginger Juninho.
Anyways, Robson had this to say about his current boss Gordon Strachan in relation to Tony Mobwray;
“I think, if we’re being honest, the Celtic fans will be missing him too now because what he achieved in his time at the club was brilliant.”
To be honest Barry, most of them probably aren’t because it was time for a change.
The embarrassing capitulation which handed the league title to Rangers last season was all the fault of Strachan and much of the shaky foundations of Celtic’s season can still be laid at their former bosses door.
Don’t get us wrong, Tony Mowbray has got a lot wrong and there are serious doubts over whether he will be in the job next season. There are Celtic fans who want Mowbray out but it is a very small amount that would want Strachan back.
Which is still not very encouraging for Mowbray, it has to be said.
However, the tabloids are looking for big headlines and a great way to strike at the heart of Celtic fans is to try and sell off one of their big players. It’s a common tactic used by Scottish journalists but it is always a shame to hear players give them the lines they crave;
“There’s a good chance that Aiden will leave in the summer as well because he [Mowbray] wants to try something different so it will be completely Tony’s team soon. And it was obvious to me that was the way he wanted it.”
If Celtic do sell Aiden McGeady it is likely to be to offset the loss of Champions League money or because the player wants a new challenge. There has certainly been nothing from Mowbray to indicate he would want Aiden out of the door.
What Mowbray did in January was clear the dead-wood out of the club.
You know, the players who are so embarrassingly one-footed that they will turn in circles before using their weaker leg. That’s the sort of player a manager can happily lose in January, not a wide player who has the most assists at the club.
Like McDonald, it is a shame Barry Robson feels the need to speak out like this. Most fans will remember Robson for his part in the title run-in which saw Celtic clinch their third title in a row but comments like this will stick in some fans throats.
With Stephen McManus on loan at Boro, he will be unlikely to speak out about Celtic but can we expect any of the other ex-hoops to talk about their ‘Mowbray hell’?