For a club renowned for exciting football and scoring goals playing for Celtic can become something of a graveyard for strikers.
For every Moussa Dembele or Gary Hooper there has been at least half a dozen who have failed- some spectacularly so.
When he arrived last May, Brendan Rodgers didn’t need long to sort things out with Carlton Cole and Colin Kazim Richards quickly dispatched.
As we watch Dembele and Leigh Griffiths battling for a place in the side it’s difficult to recall that a year ago in similar circumstances it was Richards that opened the scoring against Hearts at Tynecastle.
Getting the supply right is the key to getting the best from your strikers, with Scott Sinclair and James Forrest the players at Rodgers’ disposal fit perfectly into his system- could Cole or Richards have been more successful under Brendan?
Fortunately that is a question that will never be answered.
Like goalkeeping being a striker is the most demanding position on the park, when it works out the rewards are fantastic- when it doesn’t it can be tragic.