Friday, July 18, 2008

The Pitfalls of a Prophet

Aiden McGeady yesterday signed a new five year deal that will keep him at Celtic until after his 27th birthday.

After signing on the dotted line McGeady said:

"I want to be remembered in the club's history rather than just a player who had a couple of good seasons and then jumped ship. The thought of being a legend is a bit far away just now, but that's what I'd like to be remembered as."

Good on him. Nothing in football is as simple as that of course. We'd all profess our love for our emplyers if we were offered the kind of enhanced deal that, I'd guess, young Aiden has just been given.

But why do footballers insist on making these pronouncements. How long before McGeady leaves and those words come back to bite him on the bum?

And, more pertinently, why do we as fans believe anything that our heroes tell us anymore?