Groundhog day ,,,, Again
It’s becoming like Groundhog day, the same repetition day after day and we are no further forward. We still have mega money in the bank and we are still not spending it.
I even noticed a tweet from the club today telling people that forward planning will ensure your Christmas bookings at the club restaurant would be guaranteed, oh the irony.
Anyways this is where a DoF would be worth his weight in gold.
In a well run club the manager should be a cog in a big wheel, some say the most important cog but a vital one all the same. A well run club should be able to change a manager without any noticeable change in style or formation or results,, there should be a smooth transition,, there should be no need for a new manager to come in and rip things up and start again !
That is foolish and it’s costly both on and off the pitch. We did go down this route a few years back, we were told this is what was happening, the continental way.
Our problem is we didn’t appoint a DoF ,, our in house guru decided that he was the best person available for the role and it saved a wage as well so great ,, sadly he has been brutal and a complete failure at the role.
A huge benefit for the playing side would be that all levels of the club play the same style and formation so there is no tactical transition to the first team.
What we are doing presently because of the amateur hour set up we have is pissing money up against the wall buying 1-3 mill projects. We are paying them obscene amounts of money and when they prove to be a waste of space we can’t get rid cos the would be DoF has given them contracts that they are happy to sit on till they run out.
And still some say we are a well run club.
The board have had a year and a half since the last manager decided that it was toys out of the pram, and what have we done to further the club in that time,,, nothing.
What has happened is that the boards actions have meant we have gone backwards at a hell of a rate of knots, sackable offences all round IMO.
We had the chance to bring in a top quality manager.
That top manager was already paid for,, there would have been no need to dip into the biscuit tin,, Brendan’s compo would have paid for a quality replacement for the next three years.
But no,,, yer man again decided that he knew best and appointed a manager who he knew he could control and one who was cheap and would accept what he was given and that includes his coaching team.
In that time since BR and the board knew he was off at the first chance he got we have lost out on the CL twice at a minimum cost to the club of £60 million.
After last years loss we didn’t even try to mitigate this years exit,, in fact we did the opposite we sold our defence FFS.
That is not the actions of a well run club, those are the actions of a two bob amateur outfit.
Then we go and bring in players,, God knows who scouted and recommended them,, but we spend mega millions on them and they are so bad that the cheap option manager doesn’t rate them so they sit on the bench in our most important game of the season!
More amateur stuff from a supposedly well run club, shambolic.
Another strategy we seem to have is to pick up loans from a friendly club down south and cherry pick what are seen to be the best that is on offer in Scotland, again shambolic.
Then our CEO told us that Lenny had an eye for a player, so we see the bold Lenny down in Wales scouting a young CB,, available well within our price range.
He must be decent as Juve and Man Cty were also sniffing about, but as they tend to want ready made players, we were in a very good position.
Now he is off to Lazio I believe, a wasted trip for you it seems Lenny boy.
Just like the time you made the trip to Portugal to scout a player called Baba Diwara, a decent striker, then when you returned home you find that the club have bought you a striker that you didn’t know the first thing about !
He went by the name of Mo Bangura,, you were so enamored with him you didn’t play him and sent him out on loan the first chance you got.
Things haven’t changed I’m afraid Lenny, if anything they are worse today as you are finding out, but you knew that when you took the job, didn’t you.
There have been rumblings for some time about bringing in a proper DoF.
These rumblings must have gotten back to Pedro cos he in his infinite wisdom decides to bring in someone for the summer, a wanna be DoF !
WTF is that all about, all that has happened is NOTHING, no players in, another shambolic decision from the CEO of a supposedly well run club.
A proper DoF will not cost the club any money if he is employed and ALLOWED to run the football dept without any outside interference, he will make money for the club.
We need a well defined structure in place,, we need budgets in place,, we need the forward planning that a DoF will bring.
We know that we are a selling club so the structure needs to allow for this,, when we sell a player for say £10 m, the DoF gets 50% or an agreed % to spend as he sees fit.
It will take time but in the medium term a DoF will make untold money for the PLC.
Their shortsightedness is astonishing.
Sadly any transfers in at this stage will be knee jerk. We won’t get any quality in the same excuses will be trotted out,, can’t get them to come to Scotland blah blah blah.
All lies but the groupies will be placated as they are subservient cap doffers, their guru has gambled on CL football again and failed.
He is also gambling on what many in the support are hankering over and that is the fabled ten . If we don’t get the nine, and there is every possibility that we won’t, you are gonna see an awful lot of people who will have better things to do on a weekend than watch Celtic and their CEO make a total bollix of things.
You will reap what you sow Pedro.
The above article is by The Exiled Tim. Were always looking for other fans take on things. sentinelcelts@gmail,com to have your thoughts as the lead article.