Attack, Attack, Attack !!!
Its encouraging to hear that we have turned to two up front, and that both scored when paired two days ago. We all want a partnership because they produce more goals plus they can be fun to watch develop and mature.
The second meanest defence in the league, which we are, will be no consolation should we not defend our title. Should we grab a defender on loan and drop him into the team, which might happen here, its unlikely we will have the fewest goals against at campaigns end.
Therefore its wise to opt for more goals scored rather than a tighter ship at the back as we essentially always need the three points in this race.
More goals is a lot easier to type than produce however but a club like ours should never be short of a man who can bulge the oul onion bag. Griff has never had a problem in that respect.
We have two proven scorers and two unproven so logic dictates go with the proven as long as possible while giving the odd rest to blood an unproven. That seems to be where we are heading.
Switching formations mid season is not ideal but if something needs changing then its a hell of a lot better than sitting on your hands.
Our title defence now rests on the goals this duo bang in. When in form they are the best in the league by a country mile. They have what it takes, and love scoring.
This is terrible news to those hoping we slip up.
Speaking of attacks, on the very first night back on Spl duty we have another spat on our hands. My last article pointed out that they occur with so much frequency now that theres little time to dwell on the transgression and try to see some type of justice meted out. Thats a terrible indictment on the game itself but it certainly feels like theres a weekly attack on some facet of the club, fans, playing staff.
And now we have Ofcom involved with the disgraceful comments from you know who the other night. Its a very sad fact that we hope Ofcom speak up as we know no one else will. Its worse than a sad fact, its a travesty but only one of many these last few years.
Hopefully the watchdog has some sharp teeth, but then even if kicked off tv he will more than likely be given a helping hand and ‘grace’ the airwaves. Having seen a proven bigot go to Uefa (that should have been a big bat signal to us all) its probably too much to hope we dont see his bitter ugly sour face again.
We all know these attacks are to destabilize the team with the aim of a title upset and it gives the fan somewhere to focus their short term ire for a while. We all know Jabba pulls strings and Lord knows what else. We all know by now the club dont do diddly but the occasion surprised or disappointed and thats probably one reason why they continue unabated. We dont know why that is despite eye watering figures getting paid to those who should retaliate.
A mate of mine claims this is all down to the victim mentality, needing a figure to despise.
Feels this is allowed and untackled so some can point out ‘look they are all against us ‘ and keep focus off themselves. Its looking increasingly like the board agree.
My partner in crime is fond of pointing out John Reid’s famous ‘no more will we be treated differently’ speech when he genuinely gave the impression that he personally was guaranteeing things were gonna change for the better. Someone somewhere knows why and how that plan was derailed, I doubt we will ever get the truth of why the mission was abandoned. Thats a crying shame.
But it was an official club acknowledgement of bias.
Its been many years since those words from that man, and much water has flowed under the bridge, but that bias is worst than ever.
The racist smear made the New York Times. Thats me and you by the way, just labelled as racists to the globe.
Who leapt to our defence with great vengeance and furious anger? If not why not?
Im starting to think these attacks are going to backfire,,that expecting folk to allow that which they love to go undefended is a serious error of judgement.
Infact the opposite will happen.
Each smear will anger and unify the support.
And each time they look to those in situ at the club to speak up on its behalf and find nothing only increases the desire for change at the top.
For true Celtic men and women at the helm.
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