The Club/Land of Hopes and Dreams
Old ‘Arry Rednapp was wrong now and again, but when he asked why a Chairman who hires a bad manager doesn’t get sacked he was spot on.
Being poor will cost a manager his job, selecting a poor one gets a by ball, one of footballs little quirks.
For 99.9% of managers it’s a question of when, not if. The recent Batman movies actually address this very point, pondering if the caped crusader will walk away by stating you either die a hero or live long enough to aee yourself become the villain.
Only Sir Alex that I can remember walked happily away at the right time, on top and an absolute legend, for all the rest it’s simply a matter of when.
Lenny and any Celtic manager are in exactly the same boat. He can and should take some solace in that, yes recent events have hurried the when, but it was always coming.
Neil is the perfect lightening rod, a little like The Green Brigade in that respect, in that they will always split the fans, but if he goes alone then he was the perfect scapegoat.
We are a mess on the park and off it. Throw up figures all you like but current funds are being exhausted with little chance of full replenishment. This will be primarily due to Covid-19, but now there are added factors. The PLC added fuel to the fire with gross mismanagement, but when we have income gaps needing plugged it leads to a tightening of belt plus a star or two getting sold just to rub salt in the wounds, yet we will have a new management team in situ up against a rejuvenated rival but still needing funded. Furthermore we have a clear philosophical split with the board with most fans abhoring the idea of Englands leagues, which is only cemented by opinion polls showing IndyRef2 has it’s highest level of support ever, excerbated by a chaotic Brexit and Gov Virus response.
To top it off the CEO is far from popular, and Res12 has him bang to rights.
Don’t let anyone tell you we are well run.
For me it’s simple, and it’s a reflection of what I’m witnessing and living through in my adopted homeland.
At the heart of the issue is direction, where we are going.
The USA is divided and does not know where to go, but you just seen record numbers put their hand on the tiller and try to correct the stray from it’s fundamental ideals..
My friend in Celtic, I need you to do the exact same.
We heard Dermots thoughts on a bent club he refuses to acknowledge died, and which course he would charter.
None here are impressed by him, in fact I’d love to give him a piece of my mind, not a handshake as should be befitting a fellow who was privileged enough to actually become a custodian of our hallowed club. But then he ran it like his own screw the morals involved , , hmmm who does that remind me of?
We had the con man CEO who lied, transitioning from Sharp Suited Man with the Generation of Domination (sounds like a wrestling clique), now probably bailing end of season before facing the music (Res12, don’t open applications,blown ten, 40 mill in bank but we eff up etc).
Quite simply, that’s not who we are. At least not who we ought to be.
But we can put it right if we act together.
They will kick and scream for your money, expect it just like your vote, but at the end of the day it’s all yours, it’s your little piece of legitimately earned power, it’s all you have to effect change.
No one here will ever ask you to stop going, but that decision has been made for you plus sometimes sacrifices simply must be made. At the very least some satisfactory answers to some long standing questions deserve answered, and at a Club like our own we should never ever have to bloody demand answers ever again. Being the main source of funding and all we should be involved, at minimum, steering ship at best.
Next season you, me, us, will have power like never before. With attending in the air, your VST money is crucial. But yet to hand it straight over again invites more or the same. Next year, you’ve got them by the balls.
2021 will see one tyrant dragged out if necessary from a position of power he has been shown to himself to be morally unfit for. And Donald Trump will be getting booted out too.
For we have all had enough of being told who we are, where we are going and what to do.
Know your place just isn’t cutting it anymore.
Your vote, your money. Before handing it over demand change.
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