Happy New Year-A Letter From Australia.
Happy New Year-A Letter From Australia
mahe 01 Jan 2020 No comment
Morning,all. And Welcome to 2020,a year where I hope we won’t need the benefit of hindsight. Today’s article comes to you courtesy of one of our Antipodean correspondents as we dwell on the lessons to be learned from the last weekend of 2019.
Hope all’s well with you and yours, mate and that the festive period hasn’t been too stressful?
Did you see all of the last game? Och, what am I talking about – you had uninterrupted views!!
However one thing you mighta missed is the Celtic internet which is in a froth about the shite result – umpteen expert ‘fans’ pointing out the big errors of your ways – but I guess that won’t give cause for reflection or sleepless nights? The internet eh…Full of no-name, nobody, know-it-alls.
Yet amid the dreck and dross of character assassination twinned with genius tactical insights, a few decent points arose so I hope you don’t mind if I run them past you now for your take on it:
Why play such a physically lightweight side when recent form shows TRFC bully slighter players?What’s the deal with a midfield formation which would be immediately out-numbered by the way they set up (We all saw how we came a cropper with these respective setups before!)
Who do you see as better qualified: Gerrard, Beale and McAllister, or your coaching crew?In fact, are your guys your picks or was that part of the employment pact with Peter L?
Mercurial Mikey versus dependable Olli; surely better the man in-form vs the man-in-the-money?
Some woulda replaced off-boil Jamesy with wee Jeremie and had the game-wise Bauer at RB (now that woulda been a tactical surprise for Steevie, no?)
You mentioned we were ‘standoff-ish’ – why did the pre-game + half-time team talks fail to inspire?
Marking the posts from set-pieces; what’s the strategy behind not doing that?
Substitutions – many of us could see from early on, that too many players didn’t have their ‘game head’ on – how did it look to you, John and Damo?
Substitutions (2) – two mids for two attackers when a goal down; what’s the thinking there (if not to steal a desperate draw?)
Lenny, I won’t delve now into deeper conspiracy theories that you, Pedro and Desmondo are incahoots with SA Dave and the SFA to effectively fix the game so the old firm is cemented as the biggest money show in town again! Sheez, some folks should be writing Hollywood scripts eh? Kinda fiction based on real events, though!
How-and-ever, how and why we have NOT left that mob in our collective rear views after a period of commercial, organisational and transfer-dealing superiority, is a real fuggen head-scratcher. (Welcome any goss on whether the fix really is in, pal?)
Gotta sign-off for now Neil (the New Year ham won’t self-impale with required cloves in honey!) but if you get a few minutes to read through these points and give your take, that’d be awesome!
While most of us will be shivering (in a nightmare sense) over the next three weeks, I hope the warm rays of Dubai warm your cockles and all those whose cockles need a bit of a roasting.
Love ya heaps and HH bud; trust the heat is restorative and that the window brings you the seasonal gifts you’ve been asking and hoping for so that 2020 does not disappoint in any way!
Above article kindly supplied by LIBERO and in much more measured tones than I am currently able to manage. On behalf of everyone connected with this site,may I wish you all that you could hope for in 2020