Change, what change?
I didn’t bother with the AGM, nothing ever happens.
A lazy blogger could easily just fish out the comments made across cyberspace after last year’s gathering for the little that changes. The fact there was no crowd only served to cement the fact this would be a non event whitewash, not facing the lessers is always very satisfactory to this board.
The boards makeup alone is a great indicator to just how in tune they would be with the typical rank and file supporter, who are the clubs lifeblood after all. Mostly elderly with the token female, all known professionally to each other before the board proposition one imagines, and now as we hear looking set to stay in situ further despite the majority of the support wishing for change.
If their ear is to the ground as alleged during a recent statement, then once again the supports wishes have been dismissed.
Those expecting the CEO to finally leave us, if his ego can squeeze through the exit door, are sorely disappointed at the lack of news on that front. In all seriousness to announce departure now publically inviting applicants for the job then overseeing as smooth a transition as possible is much preferable to an abrupt summer goodbye, which would hurt the club. The rest of the board members would be just as culpable should they allow that to happen., unless of course it’s a promote from within scenario.
That scenario would not please fans one bit as there’s no one they consider either trustworthy or independently minded enough to not only move the club forwards into the modern world but also heal the growing divide with the support.
One of the main issues the support would see tackled is how the game is run and why the nations biggest club doesn’t attempt to force through some type of proper oversight, particularly as they look to be the victims of FFP breaches.
In swatting away Res11 today, just like Res12 in the past, they committed themselves to the status quo. Their weak words of looking to others to lead the way fool no one, being handed the evidence and refusing to deliver it up the chain.
There was of course a defence of our manager, going through a bad spell, fantastic record, long way to go etc. And then that great squirrel the quadruple treble gets mentioned. Its almost as if they are saying look you got a great gift for your birthday so you can’t expect one at Christmas also. That’s fine except you yourself pay for the gifts, not them.
And that manager they praise has half a notion to throw out all he had learned recently by bringing back out of form players meaning the treble is in no way guaranteed to boot!
But clearly the preferred line of deflection is 36 million spent during the last year, highest ever. Great little soundbite but fails under scrutiny as all the rest do. For starters who bought them and were those prices doubled checked at least to ensure real value for money?
We dont tend to venture into Greece, was Barkas considered that good we felt compelled to move on him?
Was Hazard viewed as an option at all?
The two biggest buys are on the bench with one still lacking in match fitness as we hit Christmas which must cause concern we spent unwisely?
With Barkas and ElHamed unsettled do the club actively offer assistance to foreign employees with the aim of helping them settle into Glasgow life?
Why did we approach such an important season with a number of wantaways who should have been sold the vision of playing for the ten or just sold?
Why is our most impressive signing a loan player?
Will we stop the ‘eye for a player’ crap now most of our recent buys are far from home runs?
Of course we will never get straight answers. Get straight bullshit though.
So no there won’t be change, we are going nowhere, Lenny is fine, we spent, now quiet and buy your merchandise and tickets because there’s still a big waiting list. A waiting list that dangles over the wavering fan like the sword of Damocles, but that I reckon is non existent at this current moment, or at least is wishful thinking.
The board clearly feel they can not only ride out this storm, but will continue captaining the good ship for now. With each others backing and their voting blok their heels have been dug in it seems.
It certainly looks as if they have confidence they can ride out the possible storms on the horizon,,the cup final,,the league destination,,the Celtic Trust.
They have clearly underestimated the supports capability and their feelings. Everything is not okay, reassurances and past glories aren’t cutting it, the disconnect grows and hunkering down with next to zero real change will antagonize the fans seeing sales drop across the board.
They can pull the fingers in the ears act, expecting the masses to fork up time and time again. But they have called this one very wrong and in July/August the phone calls and cries of ‘faithful through and through’ will emerge via friendly outlets.
Resist, you can’t attend and they wouldn’t spend it all on the team anyway, but their EPL wages which certainly wont change.
Every penny withheld helps in forcing the change that is so badly needed. Its the only weapon we’ve got now, if they wont change then we must.
Back the team.
Sack the board.