A new season. The pitches are pristine green, the goal mouths beg to be dived in but if you look closely you can see the base of sand that will appear in the winter gloom. Scottish Football is also built on a base of sand that will soon be exposed. When exposed there will be no winners or losers just more questions, accusations and regrets.
The game on the pitch is the easiest part not to question. Not dark just light. Leigh Griffiths, after his heroics at Hampden, has lifted his game to a level that most didn’t think possible. He is a testament to listening to coaches, hard work and making the best of your talent.
He’s talismanic already in this early season but will be a welcome addition to the Celtic Centenary Club before it is out.
Printed in The Scotsman Fanzone, Wednesday 9th August 2017