As transfer windows go January 2010 was a bit of a disaster with the exception of Robbie Keane.
The success of the Irishman however simply highlighted the gulf between Keane and the rest of the Celtic squad.
Tony Mowbray had replaced Gordon Strachan but the man who started the huddle and excited as manager of Hibs was a massive disappointment in the dug out.
He was the victim of some incredible refereeing mistakes but never gave the impression of being happy or comfortable in the job.
By the time that new year came around Celtic were trailing in the title race but not out of it, a 1-1 draw with Rangers (IL) should have been much much better but a ‘goal’ from Marco Fortune was strangely disallowed while Kyle Lafferty got away with an outrageous ‘;tackle’ on Andreas Hinkel.
When that foul went in Mowbray looked to the ground, his successor would have had to be restrained from confronting the referee.
New recruits were brought in on loan from Spurs, Fulham and Bayern Munich but it soon went downhill with few surviving the car crash season.