Just Do It!
No,I’m not having a pop at New Balance by quoting rival Nike’s famous slogan,but for sure they would deserve it if I did.
“Just don’t eff about wi The Hoooooops!” That’s all anyone needs to know when they’re designing the annual newbie.
Maybe that’s the problem,eh? Too many changes. Fine. Leave the bloody things the way we know them best. Maybe give us a retro 1967 look.
And stick with it!!!
Anyway,today’s heading is about today’s match of course. We need one point from our next three matches. So stop fannying about and go for it.
Just do it.
This is an Aberdeen side who might well be hurting after the mauling they got from Don Robertson last week. Ably abetted by some Greg Louganis-style sportsmanship by his heroes in blue. They may well think that they have a point to prove,that they are better than last week’s result,that they deserved something from it. It might be that they just want to put on a display for their own fans,who certainly deserve one.
I don’t care. No excuses today,Celtic. No crap about playing a strong rival in their own place,a team who always give their all against us.
Just do it.
Grab the game by the scruff of the neck right from the start. Have our wide men roasting their full-backs,Eddie terrorising their central defenders. Make sure Broonie,Callum and A N Other are bossing it. From the start.
And get the early goal. And make sure that it isn’t the last one.
Win the league today,Celtic. Win it The Glasgow Celtic Way. Win it for Billy and Stevie and all the Celtic Legends they have joined.
Win it today,Celtic. Win it for all the Celtic supporters world-wide who need some cheer after a torrid few weeks.
Win it today to get it right roon’ the cheating establishment who can cry into their aprons for another season of failure. That’s a good enough reason on its own!
To the cheating,then. I won’t insult your intellegence by going over events on 29 Dec at Ibrox. I’ve seen worse refereeing displays there,if I’m honest.
(Which is more than can be said of the referees-ed)
To their credit,Celtic said that they weren’t happy with Cheatin’ Beaton’s display that day and demanded a meeting with the SFA and an explanation of events.
The SFA told them to piss off and Celtic did just that. Meek acceptance of a slap in the teeth. That means that when the original miscreant is appointed again,we can only do what the SFA know we have always done.
So more meek acceptance of a slap in the teeth. And yet we always seem so surprised…
The appointment of Beaton raises a whole host of things that are wrong with Scottish football,and have been for years. Most of us have lurked or posted on CQN-and elsewhere-in the past,so I suggest that it is time for our first-ever SentinelCeltsList! Better still,have a rant,see if you can add to it…
Beaton,standard bearer for everything shameful about Scottish football. Cheats his way through matches which are live on TV worldwide,goes for a session in the supporters club of the winning team,treats his profession with the same contempt he treats Celtic. Backed 100% by the SFA and his own colleagues and supervisors.
In Scotland,you can referee a game involving the team you support.
In Scotland,your performance is judged only in terms of acceptance by one club and it’s supporters.
In Scotland,the MSM are totally on board with all of this. Not for them the investigative stuff so beloved down south. Proper reporters down there would be horrified at the supine mediocrity so prevalent here.
Only in Scotland would that display on 29 Dec have seen the referee exonerated. Elsewhere would have seen removal from the list for the immediate future.
His behaviour after the game would have seen him taken to the cleaners by the press,his career would have been wrecked by a few choice questions to work colleagues. Each paper would be trying to outdo the others with damning proof and condemnation of his bias. Including his litany of previous form. This would have led to comparisons with other Scottish referees who would frequently have been equally guilty!
The obvious question then would be-How did it come to this? Who oversaw the manipulation of the game,allowed such blatant dishonesty to flourish? Well,the proper answers to those are long dead,just like the team they favoured. But here’s the thing.
No-one has ever been promoted to a management role in Scottish football who is prepared to put a stop to the cheating by the referees. THAT tells you how endemic the problem is,how deeply-ingrained. You can hear referees on tv and radio telling us all that we are imagining things-and no one says otherwise.
There is no-one in the game prepared to call out Scottish football and the referees in particular,not one person with the cojones to mention that the emperor is bollock naked. THAT is why we have the referees we do-because we say and do nothing to stop it.
Today will see more of the same,and nothing will be done about it. Meantime,Scottish football is run by Peter Lawwell?
Time he earned his money,in my opinion.
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PS-please send us a review of today’s match for inclusion on Monday. Thanks. HH