Triple Treble Talk
I will admit that last nights juicy gossip about a big announcement coming Monday almost stole the agenda today.
Seems there will be no wasting time and someone gets the hotseat in only a few days time.
If it was any other game or event this weekend then Who would probably be given prominence.
But this isnt any other game at all is it,,this is history awaiting .
And as such it deserves our full attention and Monday , as much as we are all dying to see what happens , will take care of itself on the day.
Funny enough theres plenty of treble talk around however a lot of it isnt Celtic related.
“ I feel like they have completed football , a bit like completing a video game. “
“ Football is broken “
“ Can City be stopped ? “
“ What we dont want is to end up with something like France or Scotland “
Essentially for those just emerging from the cave Man City just did the domestic clean sweep , just as we hope to complete this weekend.
The big difference is the English aint going for this one bit and are up in arms figuratively.
Whether its because its City is probably a huge part to do with the angst ,, they arent loved.
When Fergies team did one type of treble there was no outcry.
Jose has done one also and so have Liverpool. Again no massive yell of Stop It !
Basically Pep and money have cornered their market and although they won this last one by the finest of margins they will strengthen and are already favourites to lift next years title.
I think if their growth had been more organic rather than foisted upon the league they would be much more accepting but that’s the way it has panned out and everyone has to live with that.
One team that has got there under its own steam is our own , and I wouldn’t want it any other way. So seeing the outporing down south over one treble ,, it really made me think about how this never done before feat might make the nation act and feel,, in public and behind closed doors. If one is bad to some how does three look ?
It would also be folly of us not to believe that some type of religious / historical connotations might not come into a percentage of the nation’s feelings ,, which probably isnt the case for City and their trebles.
Hopefully its a diminishing percentage that drag anything but sporting merit into the argument.
The media ,,, So sitting here days from potential history our attempt will give food for thought to the nations hacks who will wax lyrical to tell readers of this inspiring feat that they must witness , or so you would think.
Insights aplenty ,, tactical matchups analysed ,, outcomes and possible scenarios covered ,, etc etc. Yeah right.
Its the two Stevies so far this week. One has improved no end in his debut season and the now not a rookie is plotting and planning and generally on the rise so everyone should quiver.
The other is a very welcome distraction and it is “ the befriending period “ for the hacks right now.
Trying to cultivate a personal relationship with Mr Clarke will be very important to them and their editors. It will provide good copy and quotes until the knives come out.
If he is totally impartial and chooses too many Tims those knives will be very sharp and hasty.
Unless he is winning and then they must grin and bear it ,, terrible eh.
I hope this happens.
So the Press has done an Ostrich and no doubt if pulled about it would claim well we have all next week free to write about any treble treble .
Any footie fan would tell you next week also see’s the European Battle of Britain ? aka the Champions League final.
That surely will hog a lot of the limelight and will probably be next week’s excuse for not bigging up the Hoops should be be victorious .
Will write plenty should we lose no doubt.
Cant see it at all though . Not at all.
If you happened to grab Neil right now and ask if he would prefer a huge game in what might turn out to be his last in charge I have no doubt he would say yes ,,, absolutely yes infact.
Easier to fire up ,, more of an occasion ,, not at home so less complacent with unusual surroundings,, fans singing their hearts out,, I could go on.
I reckon Lenny will Love this ,, going or not.
It’s his type of day , a day for men to stand up and be counted , and if Celtic are gonna make history then I’m sure he wants to be in the thick of it.
He will feel job done no doubt should he land this trophy .
No matter what happens we should all be thankful to him for stepping into the breach but this will have been the day that he marked out as the big one .
The Players,,, you will know by now I know nothing about football but if this is Lustig’s last game get a quid on him to score . Big Mik will relish this one for a finale ,, just watch the big Swede milk it for all he’s worth and he’s more than welcome.
Toiljan , Benkovic ( I cant see us talking to Brendan again ever ) , Burke , Sinky , De Vries ,,, there’s a few could well be playing for the last time in those beautiful Hoops ,, some we would want rid of and some we might not .
Our Captain will surely be fired up and I already have him my favourite for MOTM.
The body language experts always have a field day watching for the shirt into the crowd ( that means he’s for the off ) and in particular the kids in the arms teary lap of honour whilst waving a lot and taking selfies ( he’s definitely gone for good if that ever happens trust me seen it a million times ).
Lenny’s speech will be analysed FBI style for any hidden subversive hint at what his plans are.
The fans,, well not much need said tbh. Its history pure and simple and this could well be a story for the grandchildren in the future. They will sing with everything they have got , and I have no doubt who will emerge the nosier of the two groups on the day.
And what a day this could be ,, Goodbye to players , Levein ,, Lenny
But hello to the rebel treble !
I cant wait ! Roll on the weekend ! The Rebel Treble awaits !