Only 3 jigsaw pieces left
This ten thing is starting to remind me of Game of Thrones. First eight seasons were fine and the last two went off the rails. The ending was that terrible it tainted my entire viewing experience, drew massive worldwide criticism, and the architects found themselves unemployable.
Chillingly possible for CFC.
I’ve been mega busy in the real world but not that busy to not notice yesterday’s Lennys must go article. In fairness, we weren’t the first and gave ample time, but yesterday all outlets were universal in the opinion that a new man is needed.
That’s the precursor to departure.
Its also the third last piece of the jigsaw before the whole picture is complete.
Lenny is the perfect scapegoat or fall guy if you will. If you haven’t realised that by now I believe future events will convince you it’s true. His failings don’t need my reposting and in case you were unsure every single game during spell two has brought forth roughly the same comments.
Team shape and selection etc.
So the question now is only when it would seem.
I personally hope that it’s not an Ibrox defeat that seals his fate, but if he hangs on for the Cup final chances are he will be given that game, and that has backfire written all over.
An emphatic defeat would see his head roll at the Ibrox mens expense, which when added to the probable title, would be the stuff of their dreams.
It would be a terrible way for Neil to end this spell with the club, wouldn’t be good for his health, and as mentioned is serious ammo across the way. News songs sung of it for years etc.
We should all avoid that scenario, but pride and stubbornness has brought down men before.
It would be no surprise to see such an ending.
But there was always an ending coming.
When pressure grows strong enough, allied with the new guy being available, the Lurgan man will be let go. Should our rivals go on to claim the title, he will be synonymous with the blown ten.
Job done, deflector shield ready.
Deflector shield for when part the penultimate piece of the jigsaw falls into place.
That of course is our rivals hoisting a league trophy aloft.
For in that moment the greatest swindle in British sporting history ends with the protagonist being successful in their aims, avoid the run up debt but retaining same club status, the big con.
Only in Scotland could it take place enabled by the fourth estate, the police, football’s governing bodies themselves, the courts, a willing bank, taxpayers, and of course fans of the national sport through emotional coercion.
When that moment comes I expect a boardroom sacrificial lamb to go alongside the footballing one.
Which will be the final piece of the jigsaw.
With Dermot not that type of guy plus having a lot of skin in the game, never mind having stated otherwise, then its Peter who shall walk the plank, many of the current PLC opting to walk behind him. Not to murky green waters like days of yore but to pristine green golf greens like these days of more.
The Clubs highest paid employee ever has been found out, is around retirement age, not to mention faces a myriad of problems should he remain in situ.
The team needs rebuilt with first and foremost a manager,, supporter goodwill shall be at an all time low (the excellent 4 tims and a podcast stating today if he is there no season money for sure) not to mention the obvious Covid concerns. Full take up is unlikely meaning once again our revenues will fall, and the nest egg which saved this year will probably be gone.
The choices then are gut the team and downgrade, go into debt to rebuild the team, or generous benefactor steps forward.
The first would send the fanbase overboard, the last two are unappealing to this PLC.
Half the players are likely to want away also.
It’s a flustercluck already, and with Auldheid hot on his heels it screams head into the sunset Peter.
We will get a lot of spin such as 85 percent titles under him will never be equaled, broke the hundred million mark etc but the hard questions will never come. A book probably will instead.
But I see Peters leaving as the final piece of the puzzle.
The conclusion of the Sevco era, the acceptance of the respawn as Rangers fully, Dermot and Peter will hope the end of the Res12 era also.
And it will conclude maybe the worst decade the Club has ever had, despite winning the majority of its trophies, for it will conclude the decade that pulled the curtain back on Scottish football and showed us all how it really worked behind the scenes.
Once the last three pieces are in place and the puzzle is complete, it really is time for everyone to sit back and look at the complete picture.