The Resonance Of Truth And The Peter Principle.
Today sees the regular turn of our Spanish Correspondent,THE EXILED TIM. He’s not known for mincing his words,as you will discover when you read his article!
When I heard Lenny telling the BBC reporter that he had never heard of the young Ecuadorian player we have been linked with, it got me thinking. The BBC reporter said he wouldn’t divulge the name of the person who gave him the info, that’s fair enough, journos need to protect their sources.
I did find the story a strange one though,with Lenny denying any knowledge of the player.
What gave the story credence when it was published was ” quotes ” from the player-unless they were made up quotes, who knows with today’s Scottish football media, they have an agenda and it’s anything but pro nor is it at anytime fair to Celtic.
So why did it get me thinking ? Celtic by all accounts have a mole, the club really need to flush out the mole that is operating under the surface. so how do the club go about flushing out the mole, if they want to that is and I strongly suspect that they do.
Team sheets are being leaked way before the teams have to be submitted to the referee, they are often posted on Twitter and on a few fans blogs. This could have serious consequences for the team and the club-is it only the team sheets that are being leaked? What about the tactics of the day, what if we have players playing that are not 100% fit but the manager is taking a chance for an hour that the player may produce? I would like to know these things if I was an opposing manager, who could we target, what are the tactics that are going to be used against my team today, worth it’s weight in gold I would have thought, just ask last seasons Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa 😉
There has to be a suspect or some that may be considered as suspects,but there will be many that can be completely discounted,and these will be known to the club insiders. Lenny not knowing about the South American player, if it’s true and he hasn’t ever heard of him as he stated kinda worries me There has just been a top quality U21s tournament where the young fella was playing and he got rave reviews, so he really should at least heard of the player. Hopefully that was Lenny just being smart, for all we know the player is going to sign soon, I for one hope so, he is a proper def mid that I and so many others have been wanting for some time now.
So, I digress, how to flush out the mole? It’s done by using the ” Resonance of Truth,” You have your suspect or suspects and tell them something that only they know and wait, wait and see if the story gets out.
The story or stories if you are suspecting more than one have to be plausible, but has to be known only to the people involved for it to work.
If the story gets out you have your mole.
It’s so so simple, yet so many don’t seem to be able to use it to any good effect.
Maybe this story has been used to flush out the mole, who knows, but one thing I do know is, people in high places should know about these things, they get paid enough and should know about flushing out moles…PONDER?
The “Peter Principle” is where someone is good at their job and gets promotion. They are good at that position and they get another promotion till they get to a level where they can’t do the job they’ve been promoted to, so they don’t get another promotion. They are in a job that in effect is now beyond them.
A person can rise to their level of incompetence after one promotion, some may take longer, but they always get to the level that is beyond them.
Talking about people in high places, we have our very own Peter Principle in our CEO, someone who takes on the role with so much enthusiasm that he fails in parts of the job. As someone who is highly adept at flushing out people who want to sponsor the club, he is superb. I would go as far to say you would find it hard to find a better person out there, for a club playing in a “Diddy league,” he sure has a knack of getting sponsors to part with very decent money.
Fairdoos for this Pedro.
As a visionary of forward planing, Not. In another role he takes on he is failing IMO, as a pretendy DoF, failing drastically-so much so that we have employed someone, albeit only for a month or so to see “if it works out” to take charge of transfers. A cynic might say that Hammond has been brought in to flush out buyers for a couple of our better sale-able assets, but we will just have to see what transpires.
My net profit prediction for the window still stands. As for will we emerge stronger, so far we are not, but as the clappers like to remind everyone, the window is still open and there is plenty of time to bring some quality in, or maybes even sell it.
Grateful thanks to THE EXILED TIM for his thoughts on the above subject. I can think of a number of posters on other sites who will be choking on their cornflakes when they read it-though I can also think of a fair few who will be applauding it!
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