Eat Your Heart Out,Almore!
A big day ahead for the club and for the fans tomorrow,with us heading to Hampden for the final game of a long and difficult season. The goal is victory,simple as that,the result of that victory will be the incredible…
R3B3L TR3BL3 TR3BL3
I must admit,that looked better as a concept than it does on the screen! But that’s what we are after tomorrow,our third successive treble. An amazing achievement for which everyone concerned,should we get there,deserves all the praise in the world.
I have little doubt though that one of the main drivers behind our success will be damned with faint praise. As far as I’m concerned,that will only be the behaviour of small-minded people with big chips on their shoulders. That’s never been my style,it gives you greasy hair…
Which leads us on to the next stage of our development of the club. Who will be the long-term replacement for Brendan Rodgers? I think everyone knows that my preference has always been for Rafa Benitez,but equally I’ve always considered that as highly unlikely. Andres Vilas Boas I would take in a heartbeat,and I think he knows that he has work to do to get back to the top again. But then,he was highly successful in Portugal and again in Russia with Zenit. China,who knows,I think he just hated the place. It was only at Chelsea and Tottenham that his reputation took a kicking. Player power at Chelsea saw to that,and the sale of Gareth Bale soon took care of his career at Spurs. At 41yo,he should be having his achievements magnified,not his perceived failures.
The other managers to be touted who have EPL experience leave me cold,if I’m honest. I just can’t take to Davie Moyes,even though I respect hugely his achievements at Everton and think he was stitched up at Manchester United. Eddie Howe,hmmm… Still has a lot to learn,which he will-but Ronny Deila will tell you that Celtic FC is not a place for an idealist. Sean Dyche is an absolute no-it was bad enough having to learn how to spell Deila,I’m too bloody old to,learn how to pronounce Dyche!
Time will tell,and we will shortly return to the topic. But what about the topic of the article,what has it got to do with the bloody heading,I hear you ask? Well,ALMORE is the moniker of a total gentleman of the acquaintance of many of us on here. Dublin-based and Celtic-daft,he makes the arduous and expensive trips over to see The Hoooooops as often as he can,and never misses the chance to join in with any planned wee dayooooooots. He has long demanded that the club install a pop-up cafe bar restaurant in the vicinity of the ground,or even better,a permanent facility. The fans surely deserve such a thing,and it would be jam-packed. And with a decent footfall even other than on match days. After all,it was only the other day that THE GOMBEEN MAN was reminding us of what it means to us to have Celtic Park hove into view.
I haven’t had the heart to tell him that an objection to just such a thing was put in by the hosts of the fine establishment where he met a few of his/our friends before last week’s game. Yes,that’s right-Coia’s have put out a contract on Almore for trying to wreck their business!!!
I’m kidding,of course. Coia’s is a long-established family business with a fine reputation-and I can vouch for it on the many occasions I’ve eaten there over the years. But I got an e-mail on the subject just yesterday from our own Urban Voltaire-with apologies for nicking the name from Jack McLaughlin!-which I intended to copy as today’s main article.
Of course,he didn’t mail me it with the intention of it being an article,but he kindly agreed when asked-and pointed out a potential problem. Sadly he was right-me being a computer wuckfit,the accompanying photos didn’t carry and without them the article feels flat. So click on the link below and see what wonders a space cadet can come up with when he has a blank canvas!
ESTADIO is,of course,the man who brought the above to these pages. Another gentleman,and a far-travelled one. Indeed,he has an open invitation to Australia whenever there is a drought as,for all his sunny disposition,the rain follows him like night follows day! If you take the time to click on the articles in his archive,you will doubtless agree with me that while he is clearly far-travelled,his mind likes a wander anaw! There’s some excellent stuff in there,and I recommend it.
So there you have it,folks. The eve of the match and bar mentioning it was on,I thought I’d rather not reference The Scottish Play!
Above article is by BMCUWP. But really,it’s by ESTADIO.