As Celtic gear up for two massive fixtures this season, the fans have been enjoying some fantastic, attacking football thanks to the like of Kyogo Furuhashi, Liel Abada, Anthony Ralston, David Turnbull and Ryan Christie.
But there is one man who deserves much more credit than he is getting according to the guys over 20min Tims.
Joe Hart was brought in at the start of the season to solve the Hoops goalkeeping crisis and it is fair to say his arrival brought a mixed reaction from the Celtic fans.
Fast forward six games from the Hearts defeat and the supporters are raving about all the players named above, but the 20min Tims boys reckon Hart has been an absolute standout signing this season, “When you’ve got a keeper like Joe Hart it gives you that much confidence. 100% more confidence in his defence and himself.
“We’ve got somebody that if we make a mistake, Starfelt has made a couple of mistakes early on, Hart bailed him out.
“He’s not the best with his feet but he’s good enough. There’s maybe one position in Ange’s system that he can maybe say, I don’t need the best player for that because he will do other things.
“Goalkeeper stops goals. And if he didn’t do that, if he (Ange) had one of the other two keepers, they don’t save that, Celtic are a goal down and it’s a completely different game.
“And this is why you buy Joe Hart. He made a couple of decent saves, but that one was, was game changing for me.”
“The thing about Joe Hart I really love is, he’s not the best keeper Celtic can get. Celtic could maybe get a better keeper, but he’s the ideal keeper for Celtic because he’s got everything they need.
“And the leadership qualities he brings. He’s choosing to be a leader without being chosen to be a leader.”
And the guys are bang on. Hart is like a dog with a bone. Constantly barking instructions to his defence and brilliant communicator with his back line. A stark contrast to Barkas and Bain.
Hart is quickly turning into one of the best signings of the seasons and the Celtic fans will be delighted they have him on a four year contract.