Cyriel Dessers claim from Rangers regular expat has Hotline caller telling him Florida sun has gone to his HEAD

Awards season always gets supporters talking and this term’s PFA Scotland nominations are no different on the Hotline.

Manager of the Year contenders are Dundee’s Tony Docherty, Falkirk’s John McGlynn and Kilmarnock boss Derek McInnes. McGlynn hasn’t lost a single League One outing all season and can complete an Invincible campaign by dodging defeat against Alloa on Saturday. Some feat.

Robert McEwan, Mount Vernon, reckons that’s award-clinching stats as he said: “McGlynn’s season is a no-brainer. We are always saying that you can only beat what’s in front of you. He’s a stick-on for the award and well deserved.” John Davidson, Kirkintilloch, said: “Nice to see managers outwith the Old Firm get recognition for their achievements and, out of the three nominees, I think McInnes will get the nod as the only team to put any obstacle in front of Celtic and his achievement of getting into Europe next season.”

David Bryce, Troon, has his own take on management and stated: “Having watched Celtic this season, it is clear they are very poorly coached. For them to have played well a handful of times in such a poor league is absolutely not good enough. Spare me the elite manager nonsense about Brendan Rodgers. It’s clear that he’s a bang average coach and that we are on the road to nowhere under his management.”

Jack Butland, Matt O’Riley and James Tavernier are in the mix for the Player award, with Hearts’ Lawrence Shankland the only non-Old Firm nomination. John Scott, Grassmoor, said: “Neil Renton is never being serious about Shankland not being worthy of Player of the Year. Inconsistent, claims my fellow Hibbee. If Shankland’s been inconsistent, then every Hibs player can rightly be described as consistently bad.”

Robert Livingstone, Palm Beach, said: “I read the comment from ex-Man City forward Paul Dickov that EPL clubs should be looking at Shankland, especially if he could produce the goal numbers in a highly competitive and money driven EPL. Spurs really haven’t found a scoring replacement for Harry Kane and what stands out about Shankland is he’s a natural goalscorer who makes it look easy.”

Donald Dundas, however, had a beef with one of Robert’s previous comments as he said: “I have to disagree with Mr Livingstone. If he REALLY believes that Rangers are not top due to Cyriel Dessers missed chances, where may he suggest would they be without his 20 goals?

"The Palm Beach sun must be going to his head. If Carlsberg did end of seasons, Hearts, Killie and Rangers would beat Celtic.”

James Forrest has returned in style to the Celtic side, but Jimmy Murray, Edinburgh, isn’t having the praise being poured on to the winger. He said: “Are you being serious? Forrest has been 15 years at Parkhead. He’s played just over 400 games for the club. He’s scored two goals against Rangers and single-handedly kept the Celtic medical team in jobs. The only times he ever has a run of games uninjured is when his contract is due for renewal. Give me a break.”

Meanwhile, John Bruce had a word on standards as he said: “A break from Glasgow to the south west of England has shown that the gap in quality between the two countries’ Premier leagues is just as great as the distance between the two destinations. The tension felt by the fans of the teams competing for both leagues’ titles may be exactly the same, but the fare on offer from the teams involved couldn’t be more different. They may be from neighbouring nations, but the football is from another planet.”