Its the Final Countdown!
I’m an avid lover of Planet Rock,the channel that stole my record collection. I’m quite open about it,I like my old stuff. Still got my six piece Pioneer stack in the living room and my four piece Technics in my bedroom. Only one of them has a turntable,so only one of them gets played much.
And it’s getting played a helluva lot more often,as I fill time these days.
But filling time,reading the books that I’d bought but not read,that’s fine I suppose. It’s not really,it’s boring the tits off me,but I’ll be fine. Others will struggle more than me. Some people,for instance,are wondering where their next paycheck will come from.
That,unfortunately,includes a number of our star players.
Now,the Kieran Tierney interview a couple of weeks ago threw up a few intriguing points,the most glaring of which was that he was being “asked” to play despite obvious injury problems. Brendan Rodgers in particular should have been alert to these,his own career being ended by injury at a devastatingly early stage. But no,he persisted. And so did Kieran,until he woke up to the fact that the referees wouldn’t protect him,and shamefully so,neither would his club.
Captain your country one week,get kicked f..k out of the following week? Sod that,I’m off. And I don’t blame him.
The most interesting point was that other-more senior-pros,warned him against it. You can call them sicknotes if you like,or even wage thieves. I know I wouldn’t be too keen on turning up for work and getting hit with a lump hammer. And I reckon that most people who know me would be worried about the consequences if they did.
Which brings me back to the topic of the article. I can assure you that if that particular track ever comes on a radio near me,it gets switched off. Two bars,aff. Which reminds me,CELTICCHAMPSELECT Top Ten Tracks will be on the next International Saturday,so get the thinking caps on.
Four weeks today,we will know who is in and who is out. If I’m honest,I’ll say it’s been a good window for us so far. If I’m brutally honest,it hasn’t. We took about six weeks to get our two big signings over the threshold,despite them being exceptionally keen to sign up. That is not good management,nor planning,probably cost us the chance of progressing to the next stages of the Champions League.
Aye,I know. It’s a euphemism. But there ye go,it is what it is. And it is what it is without us yet again.
So who are we going to sign in the next four weeks? Difficult one,as I think our business is done,bar a project or an out of left field where did he come from a la Lubo. Our big problem isn’t the fellas coming in,hail our new heroes,it’s the other door that bothers me.
Which takes me back to Kieran. Nobody can cope with being kicked every week,certainly not at full speed. Remember that assault on Jamesie from David Healey in front of the jungle about ten years ago? The lad landed about ten yards away from where he’d been hit. I’d have been off work for a fortnight just from the landing,never mind the initial trauma. I think the weaselly Collum only booked him anaw.
So,who’s out the door? Who’s balancing the books? Who’s getting PL a kicking this time?
Well,for once,I don’t think it is PL-not directly,which I’ll come to later. I think there are players who genuinely want to leave. Not necessarily for football reasons-football reasons is all about the glory and there’s plenty of that here-and neither for financial reasons,though they won’t be going elsewhere for a smaller wage packet.
We have a lot of difficulties to overcome in this blighted land,and many of us have experiences of their own to tell. AULDHEID on Friday and MAHE on Saturday,as well as a few posters from those articles,brought these back into sharp focus,but it hasn’t gone away,you know. And nowhere is that more obvious than with Scottish refereeing standards. Witness the performance by Dallas two weeks ago,and his shameless appointment to our next match,with comment of the square root of sod all by our beloved board.
So is it any wonder that Ryan Christie wants out? Not to me,it isn’t. He’s targeted every game by the opposition-yet the only way to stop that is to make a similar challenge and be sent off on the spot! Or Big Kris,who keeps getting played in a position he is CLEARLY uncomfortable with? What about Tom Rogic? Major player for us under RD and BR,hardly kicks a ball now. I told my sister over a year ago that this would happen,NL just didnae like him,same way when he was first in charge.
And worst of all,I Wanna. I’ve heard encouraging reports that he’s found a girl but I’m not too hopeful that she gets homesick just by jumping on the bus.
My thoughts are this. All four out the door. Contracts dictate that if they don’t sign up again. But it’s not the contracts,not really. Don’t let them fool you.
It’s because they’re fed up wi getting hit wi a lump hammer every week. Same as Kieran. And I’ll wish them all well,because they are definitely going to a better place.
Above article by BMCUWP. Stop being a buncha lazy basterts and send us an article,allow us to be lazy basterts for a change. Usual,mail MAHE