It must be love
We were recently discussing the right man , right time , right place factor which I see going on at Old Trafford at the moment and wondering just how far exactly that gets you and how long it generally lasts for .
A few different managers at our club of choice have been that man and once again its Neils time to play that role . Its one he knows and not being stupid he should be better than last time by dint of more football knowledge tucked under the belt . Especially if the old saying you learn more in failure than success is true.
I wonder though if its a bit more than that in our Lennys case .
Im starting to think its more the perfect match , or a match made in heaven . The dream couple if you will.
I read Sutty opine that if theres only one club you feel alive at , that you really GET , then all else will just be pale imitations and you simply must find your way back there .
We all know theres some things that more than go together , they are just made for each other,,,
Mornings and Coffee
Bread and Butter
Gerry and the Brig
Skwerr and well fired Roll ( please carry on yourselves )
It seems we are going to have a new addition to that list .
I was more than gutted when Neil departed the first time as I felt we had something special but didnt really hop aboard and ride the wave the whole way , from the boards perspective that is .
But it seems its a case of his love for the club allied with a bit of worldly knowledge that the grass isnt always greener plus some better the devil you know has won out the day .
It will take someone special to take the hotseat from under his feet if Neils doing well and delivering whats asked for.
The decision might not be taken on footballing reasons alone though , as much as that hurts me and you Im sure , and I will be writing more about that next week .
Its the first time its been my article since “ he “ departed so i’ve had a bit of time to reflect .
I get the move , I do , and its obvious now that many ( myself included ) were correct in saying you cant treat him like that never mind shouldnt last summer after cleaning up again .
So theres fault on both ends here .
Thats usually the case though and not my point here.
I personally feel that in doing what he did he tarnished , just a little bit but still a bit , the support and the reputation of the support from not only County Antrim , but the island as a whole .
For in saying Im a Celtic man and not having that questioned but faithfully accepted he rode on the coattails of all the faithful from old Eire . Played the Irish card if you would .
It seems for his own career as again , any true Celt would have not only drove us over the line but been damn proud to.
I know the larger support may or may not care or even see it that way , and certainly wont think less of those across the sea , but theres a bit of me that thinks how dare you .
Enough from me on that. I wont be keeping an eye out. Hopefully that goes for you also.
Happy Friday ladies and gentlemen and have yourselves a great weekend !
And hey , Hibs will be crapping it is my prediction . We will crush them.