The Banter Year
We did something unique this season okay.
We coined a new cliche.
From this year forth CEO’s will summon managers before a historic season begins and demand they ‘Dont do a Celtic!’.
Going for record breaking ten yet all we managed is to move ‘They Hib’s it’ to second spot in local football parlance.
Make no mistake, its us who are now the laughing stock of the domestic game, maybe further.
We used to believe Ibrox was a never ending source of ridicule aka ‘the gift that keeps giving’ but oh how the tables have turned.
It does have a ‘Murphys Law’ feeling about it but the gauling thing about that is our CEO stated as much roughly a month maybe six weeks ago to a delegation of concerned fans you may recall. As such, with the fact acknowledged that things are going wrong, the impetus is on yourself and your staff to minimize any chance of failures, tighten up the slack and be more focussed than ever considering the gravity of the situation.
Despite knowing it was all going very wrong, admitting it, we still went and shot ourselves very publically in the foot with the scale of the damage still unknown, but the blow of a(nother) self imposed blunder at this point is huge.
Sackings quite rightly should and usually do follow such ineptitude.
Bolingoli is probably pissing himself laughing!
The biggest club in the land should not have the biggest outbreak of Covid given that they have the biggest budget to tackle the virus, also a club many considered well run until Shower Day, a relatively new entrant in the Tim vocabulary.
Some read the signs well before and were labelled mineshafters,,it’s funny but who has been digging themselves a hole?
And of course every Tom, Dick and Harry is just queueing up to kick us while we are down, somewhat of a national sport in it’s own right.
The support aren’t divided though, no Sir. Every single comment I have read anywhere doesn’t seek to hide or deflect but fully accepts this is a catastrophe of our making and no one else.
After having fully stepped up themselves the feeling of being let down is multiplied, and will evolve into resolve I hope and expect.
Resolve to hunt those that have embarrassed each and every one of us but worse our great clubs name out of the corridors of power.
There is no defence, in our case literally and metaphorically. Some would posit to not resign in these circumstances reflects poorly upon the architects and on this occasion I would be inclined to agree.
First a clear out then begin the rebuilding of the footballing department.
What else is there to do?
It should go without saying that any new guy coming in would not be judged upon this campaign, he should access those we either know or assume will be committed and available next year.
My quick scan suggests around 15/16 of our 29 man squad could probably be filed under staying, but many are outliers we know little about.
An entire back four possibly five is needed and that’s before we talk about who the next chap fancies or which player(s) doesn’t suit his style.
Usually I would be uncomfortable discussing the managers position whilst one is still in situ especially one who is clearly one of our own, but after what we have witnessed all season plus now this latest fiasco I have zero qualms. After all Lenny easily could have quashed the entire trip based on common sense.
Now we have the club itself calling the training camp ‘performance based’ which fails to provide a reason why an injured player attended introducing the potential of infection?
There will be a new guy, who must instill professionalism within his department.
Same goes for the boardroom.
This collapse of epic proportions must kickstart the desperately needed change our club needs to grow.
If it doesn’t, we must.
The next few months need big decisions made, huge decisions which will determine the next several years, but there’s zero faith in either those making the decision or the call itself nowadays.
As for the suits, the image above shows a banner attached to the stadium with their ‘3 C’s’ broadcasted, a Cause, a Culture, a Calling as well you probably know.
After the straw that has broken the camels back the only three C’s that spring to mind are a Cock-up, a Calamity, and a Cull!
We as a support pine about more influence, well the situation is uniting fans much more than any other campaign I have seen bar Celts For Change, and without the burden of attendance influencing Tims decisions the time is ripe to send a huge message.
We as a site nor myself personally would never ask or demand you dont buy a VST, but please think about what you are funding and what’s best overall for the club.
Anyone that believes this bunch are, leave a message below.
We need to get out of the downward spiral, throw away the shovel and climb out of the self-dug hole, and decide a one size fits all direction for our precious club.
What cannot happen is the usual,, conscious makes you dilly-dally then the threat of a waiting list tips the scale, as do the memories of friendly faces before and after, the many hello’s and how are you’s.
Once the crowd dwindles sufficiently many either join or sense the special feeling of togetherness has been lost, leaving all to slowly longer or drift away.
There’s no other support out there, it’s yourself and yours only.
After what we have just witnessed and not only that given all events that have transpired since 2012ish under the boards auspices, I feel fully justified in any words or actions that will help remove those I now consider a harm to our club and I hope all reading either feel the same way or get where I’m coming from.
Right now this isn’t a club to be proud of, it’s a bloody embarrassment. It’s certainly like no other in that the biggest club in the land just slipped in our own crap spoiling our suit on our wedding day, or words to that effect.
Imagine James Bond not getting the girl.
Thomas Graveson with hair.
The Lions without ‘The’ Cup.
Some things are just wrong, and expecting continued employment after embarrassing the good name of our club is one of them, expecting us to act like sheep and buy every Virtual Season Ticket going is another one.
They’ve crossed the line folks, name dragged through the dirt after paying all a fortune to pat each others backs.
The modern world beckons for this cannot continue, surely thats crystal clear now?
Big changes, or big struggle.
Over to them.
Above by Mahe, get well Julienne