Everyone’s looking for a reaction
For starters the support wait ten times a week for a reaction. They look for it with the starting selection, then from those given the starting slots, they then look for it from the coaching staff around halftime or just after, and then hope for it from the substitutes.
After that it’s online or outside the Park to await the boards reaction to what has just transpired.
The board themselves are reacting six times a week now by erecting barricades, issuing the bi-weekly ‘we must all get behind the team and manager’ statement, and when the coast is clear having barricades brought down.
Behind that reactionary barrier stand Plod who by now can count on us for two nice and easy overtime shifts per week. They react after every home game now, maybe soon every game, and are now exchanging ‘see you after the next game’ remarks with the upset support. I suspect they are fine around us knowing there are TV cameras present plus we aren’t the violent sort unless attacked.
That the players have been reacting with a big eff you to the boardroom is my favourite theory, and we are all in universal agreement that Lenny isn’t getting a reaction from the players, which in this season of all seasons has lead to a serious reaction to that sorry fact.
After seeing the fans reaction outside the park with a couple water bottles thrown, some expected them to show an onfield reaction but it hasn’t worked out for whatever reason.
Many suspect this slow deterioration in their form is a reaction to their former manager departing taking with him modern techniques that helped improve them. If the players sense they won’t improve at the club their reaction is likely to be leave for pastures new.
It’s starting to look like the board hope this winters mini training camp brings the same reaction as last seasons did. Neil and the squad reacted well to a hurtful defeat at the hands of their rivals, while the victors on the day went on to have a terrible reaction to their substandard surroundings, the absence of one particular player, and even poor flight arrangements helped unsettle them.
That club will be hoping for a much more professional reaction this year.
The Celtic Trust look to be well placed to channel our supports angry reaction to such inept failure to properly plan, while the reaction to this year’s fiasco of a title defence in such a special season is likely to be seismic with many a season ticket holder publicly stating not a penny more is their own personal reaction.
Adidas could well see a reaction from the support in that their new well designed line of Sellic merchandise doesn’t shift anywhere near predicted numbers this Christmas which could lead to some awkward questions being asked of our CEO.
A CEO who is expected to walk before being pushed as a reaction not only to being on the run from the Resolutioners, but of leaving the club in worse state than he found it, while taking a kings ransom for the privilege. We as a club should react to this travesty by enacting corporate rules limiting the length of term that may be served and offering only that sectors average wage as recompense from now forwards.
The manager himself was given the position by reaction both to champagne and the days success which many would claim came about primarily as a result of big Frazer Fosters reactions that day.
Currently it looks as if Lennys reaction to being let down by his players is to repeatedly play them, perhaps thinking familiarity would help foster form, or perhaps trying to somehow shame them into stepping up a gear by continually putting them in the spotlight.
The standard board reaction to a disgruntled fanbase was usually a good manager with a sizeable spend, but that option is probably off the table due to lack of resources and poor timing.
This PLCs first reaction to a drastic downturn in revenue will probably be to downsize, but yet that very act will further antagonize the clubs lifeblood who will feel their not a penny more reaction is well justified in this case.
The reaction of the main stream media to last nights silly banner will no doubt be sensationalist but you damn sure won’t read any adverse reaction to their beloved team running up about a hundred million of debt.
We’ve known we are a reactionary club for quite some time but this is getting ridiculous. The biggest club in the land with the support to match should march to the beat of it’s own drum and proudly. We should lead the way regarding football in the nation and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
The onus is firmly on the next set up, whoever that may be and when, to plot a course befitting our history, size and stature and stop zigzagging from one thing to the next. If we chart the correct course all else will fall into line, just as the wrong one will see us arrive at another starve them out moment.
Proper planning prevents many reactions and should see many bases covered in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
We couldn’t have planned for the Covid virus wrecking the fans season, but we could certainly have planned well for this historic campaign.
If we buy properly, hire properly, and find a proper playing style, then we can do our own thing, and let all others react to us.
After this season, Celtics best reaction would be to restructure, and phase out reactions.