They just need to do it
Chris Sutton has been called many things since opting for his current roles. I personally don’t find him very insightful or a great tactical brain, and see his style as calling it as it is, without any gloss applied, which is rare in broadcasting, very rare. Infact it makes you wonder why he was allowed to slip through the net, but hindsight shows that no real damage was done by a Tim with a mic when BT where in charge.
Big Sutty will no longer host the nationwide games as his BT lost the contract, but he may well end up hosting the Celtic Virtual Season Ticket so his face might not be completely lost to us.
Unfortunately he did accept a column at the Record, again only he would know why he would possibly do that. How many read the rag I wouldnt have a clue, but I’ve no doubt the numbers are going down, they are across the board. The number of newspapers actually seeking and performing investigative duties are miniscule, tabloids are merely spin, hype, gossip and advertising revenue now. They have little to offer us in the way of news anymore which can be found for free and in greater depth online, but the rags do still have one big juicy carrot, opinion columns.
The Opinion Column can become unmissable if the correct writer is selected, and of course the opposite is also true. The Record may have signed him on the back of his regular BT controversies, and giving him inches would not have been a very popular decision with many of the readership, but fact is Chris still has a mainstream platform to preach from.
It seems that like many on here he wasn’t quite happy with the pre-season, and having lost five players with one back on loan, he sees trouble ahead so has called for the club to issue funds and strengthen before we once again go out and compete on four fronts.
While some asked for patience, the ex-player had no such qualms.
Unlike a bampot its not so easy to write him off as a hot water merchant who doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
Of course his points have been discussed here ,, he echoed that we are only one Julien or Odsonne injury away from crisis, they need backups. And that we don’t have a first choice keeper with the season less than two weeks away from starting.
That there’s huge areas of concern or Neil needs a huge slice of luck.
I’m delighted there’s at least one voice speaking sense out there in medialand.
“ Everybody can see what needs to be done, they just need to do it ” is clearly aimed at the board to deliver the help mentioned.
The help everyone agrees we will need over the course of the season fighting on four fronts.
Roughly half our entire squad look unfancied or deemed not ready by the manager, judging on his selections and words. Neil doesnt take flak for this as its not his fault, but it is his name that will forever be remembered alongside this historic tenth campaign.
The next few acquisitions could and should lay a marker down to the rest stating we mean to keep our title, and with full season ticket price and take up, plus the kit deal, allied with the streamlining that has taken place, there is zero excuse.
More projects would be an insult to us all, especially Neil.
As Chris says they just need to do it,,and they actually do need to this time with so much riding on it.
They need to give Lenny all the tools for the job.
Showing some intent in the transfer market right now would wipe the smile off many a face.
Strengthen the spine with a bit of quality and lets take this league.
Over to you PLC.
The above is by Mahe.