A number of Celtic fans have been sharing their views on former player, Paul Hartley, after an image of him was shared on Twitter.
St. Anthony posted the photo on the social media platform and stated that he felt the midfielder was utilised wrongly by Gordon Strachan and that the Hoops never got to see the best out of him during his time at the club.
According to Celtic database, The Celtic Wiki, Hartley only stayed at Parkhead for a little over two years before his contract expired and subsequently joined Bristol City on a free transfer.
However, during his time in Glasgow, the former midfielder managed to make a respectable 86 appearances for the Bhoys, in which he managed to bag himself just four goals (The Celtic Wiki).
Therefore, perhaps, St. Anthony has a point about not seeing the best from the middleman, although some of the club’s faithful would appear to respectfully disagree.
Many suggested that he helped the Hoops to win the league when partnered with Barry Robson in the middle whilst another had felt he was their best player against Barcelona when in Champions League action.
Here are what just a few of them had to say…
Got to disagree there mate. It was a master stroke playing Hartley in that position imo. Him along with Robson dragged us to that title
— Kevin Hackett (@KevinHa26255509) April 5, 2020
— Dean (@deano10jvoh) April 5, 2020
Strachan playing Hartley in the holding midfield role for the last half dozen games of 2008, alongside Robson (at the expense of Brown), won us the league that season.
— Stephen McLaughlin (@BhoyPapa) April 5, 2020
Brown got a 4 match suspension, sent off v Motherwell at Celtic Pk,hard to believe it now but his sending off played a crucial part in us winning that league,he was like a headless chicken back then, Robson n Hartley were more composed n did the business when counted 👍🏻🍀
— thegreenanwhite (@JimGreenan) April 5, 2020
Disagree mate. Him and Robson won us the title with their performances in that position in 08.
— Danny Myles (@danielmyles88) April 5, 2020
Agreed. Him and Robson were pivotal to wgs 3IAR. Broony was still finding his feet.
— Ian Ramsay (@ianramsay75) April 5, 2020
We got him to replace Petrov, he did great for us just wished we had him earlier, linked well with 1legged Bary Robson
— Blair Aquinas (@BillingsgateBob) April 5, 2020
I thought we improved once he settled into the role.he was massive in victory over AC Milan
— andy smith (@andysmi61784068) April 5, 2020
Was our best player against Barcelona in the KO stage of CL. We contained them until he got subbed. Great player for us.
— The Star Above The Crest (@DaibhidhUasal67) April 5, 2020
Celtic fans, what are your memories of Hartley? Let us know below!
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience