After Steven Gerrard picked up yet another gong in the form of the LMA’s Special Achievement Award, we once again look at just how good Stevie’s season this campaign was, but equally we simply have to equally look at the ridiculous season Callum Davidson had too at McDiarmid.
Stevie produced a remarkable league season and UEL run, his Rangers stomping over everyone domestically and only being halted in Europe by a brutalising bunch of racists.
However, it would not be unfair to say his cup campaigns on the home front were pretty terrible.
But Davidson? His first season in management with a bottom-to midtable side, and he nails both cups, including putting Rangers away in one of them, while securing a top-6 finish in the league.
We’ll be honest, as brilliant as Stevie’s season was, and it was, it would have to be something miraculous to be better than that. Something astonishing to better an unbeaten league campaign and the overhauling of the formerly titanic Celtic.
That something astonishing could be Davidson.
Regulars will know we love Stevie, and we consider him a God in Glasgow for what he did this season.
But Davidson was a miracle at McDiarmid – to take a mediocre St J team and turn them into monopolising both cup tournaments, putting away ourselves and Hibs, among others, in the process, while managing to deliver in the league to and a top 6 place (not just top 6 but top 5 indeed).
Are we saying Davidson had a better season? Are we really saying that?
It’s close – Stevie had 3 years to prepare, Davidson ended up randomly in the hot seat with no money at all.
But what Gerrard did cannot be underplayed either – with a fraction of Celtic’s budget he pummelled them this season – on every front. And destroyed the league too, going unbeaten.
He deserves every award going.
But so does Davidson.
What a season both of them had.