You’ve got to love it when an on-form Celtic player is compared to one at Ibrox who isn’t kicking his own backside.
It was a matter of time before someone on their side of the street pointed to Ryan Kent as their own version of Jota. It was always going to be hilarious, because anyone making that argument would have to be pretty thick.
Well come on down Buckfast Bazza, and the assertion that Kent is like Jota “when on his game.” Whatever that means. What’s funny is that he’s said this in reference to last night, when, as he freely concedes, Kent “wasn’t at his best.”
So not last night, then? In a fortnight where our boy has three assists and a goal, taking him almost halfway to Kent’s total for the whole of last season.
I have a question arising from what Ferguson has said; what exactly does Ryan Kent at his best look like? Because he produces so seldom, he does so little, that I have enormous difficulty working out what it means.
I know this; all of four starting wide players – Maeda, Jota, Abada and Forrest – offer more than Ryan Kent does on a regular basis.
And when they are “on their game” they leave him behind in the dust, especially Jota and Abada who are far and away better footballers than the overhyped Englishman whose contract is running down and for whom they’ve had not one transfer offer.
Nobody in the media wants to dig deep into that, so let’s think about it for a minute.
At a time when clubs down south are forced – because of Brexit work permit regulations – to shop mostly in domestic markets it was Ajax who went for Bassey and paid the big bucks and Kent remains on the shelf in spite of his alleged brilliance.
Industry professionals – scouts and analysts – know what they are watching when they look at Kent, a player who shows up once in a blue moon and even then never gets near to the heights our guys scale nearly every week as part of our system.
Jota and Kent play in the same city, in the same league and in sort of the same position.
That’s where the similarity ends.
There are wingers are Partick Thistle and Queens Park but for some reason they never get included in the comparison.
Because it would be ridiculous, right? Well so is this.