You dont know what you’re doing!
The much awaited January review came to a mysterious end yesterday.
Mysterious for having already been fully conducted, having zero on the field impact, and lastly in it’s ‘unofficial’ official ending.
The outlets chosen are well known to be the PLCs favourites, who may or may not be softening us up for an official statement on the subject or not, but when they both say almost the same thing on the same day you can rest assured it has backing from on high.
This selective leaking I find unbecoming.
Then we have the fact it’s concluded. The month isn’t out for starters, but there’s little more anyone could learn anyways, we are bad and everyone knows it. We can’t beat Livingston these days given a double chance, and won’t win the cup either.
Since the announcement of a review we have regressed further, which makes inaction simply staggering because at this rate second is far from guaranteed.
‘No one we want available’ is quite the return for EPL wages I must say. It’s the laziest, arrogant, head in the sand excuse that goes shows the savvy of our custodians, how little they actually know or maybe care.
Never mind having been given 9 million smackers for the last trio in the dugout, which is a fortune and could buy out most managers on the planet in this current financial climate, half that would probably land our guy.
No one decent that would come work with Peter may be closer to the truth, truth being a dirty word in Scottish football.
Look at the consequences of this decision.
The season renewals come out in March, by which time we might be either officially ex Champions and/or in a scrap for second.
Murphy’s Law dictates the derby game in March shall see us lose our title to them at our midden, with Fredo scoring against us just to rub it in, blame Murphy not me.
March, April, and May now face the potential of being a nightmarish few months for Tims worldwide, the act of being heavily scunnered leading to online spats, a fanbase without a clear direction hurting deep down looking to channel their anger and not implode.
Fans who will have witnessed their club sink to depths never before seen, will be receiving their season ticket renewals and then I assume the threat of losing that seat to the waiting list if they don’t ‘renew immediately’.
You can imagine how those letters will be received now, either returned to sender with a note to do one, or just burnt in disgust. They will be lucky to see half take up I believe.
Not only that, we now can’t say for sure there will be a new man in the dugout, after all we now have it confirmed Lenny will do if there’s no better target available.
So it stands to reason if we can’t find ‘our guy’ it’s stick with Lenny.
That’s not going to shift the VSTs and they’ve backed themselves into a corner with this ‘as you were’ decision.
Given that we have the unofficial news there will be an overhaul of the footballing operations in the summer, perhaps waiting until then makes sense, but alongside that route should come an interim to halt the freefall, steady the ship. With the relationships between manager, support, and board deteriorating who knows how much the next OMG event will damage us, or will there be one that breaks the camels back seeing crowds at the barricades again?
Don’t bet against it. That’s the risk the PLC are taking.
A PLC that deserve a summer clear out for overseeing the biggest embarrassment of a title defence in our history and as we see are totally incapable of an orderly transition as they leave the footballing operations side of the business in absolute tatters needing a complete rebuild, and a mistrusting support who for the most part either cant or won’t fully pony up again.
New guy has one hell of a job in front of them. They themselves may correctly state I wasn’t involved and wouldn’t have made some of the previous decisions, pleading for a clean slate asking us all to move on but it’s not that simple, fool me once and all that.
For starters if it’s Junior Desmond the puppet master merely switching puppets isn’t going to fool us, and indeed we will just end up right back here again at so e stage only with more pent up frustration to unleash.
Even if a fresh face we can’t just issue automatic trust as what’s to stop the PLC throwing us a stooge every ten years until he’s found out, then next guy says ‘wasn’t me’ and we all start the same dance again.
Trust can be built up through actions next time, not words.
No matter what way its sliced and diced, next season looks bad already. Half the squad want away (for much less than what they should be worth) and we have a new CEO (surely) trying to find his feet and a new manager of sufficient quality to shift VSTs at the same time.
However the biggest often cruellest games of the season also reside very early season, and are usually a bridge to far in normal circumstances,,failing to navigate them next year would deal out the double whammy of hurting new guy just as he starts the job with little tools at his disposal, and hurting the season ticket sales due to having lost some of their attention. Should the champions elect strengthen looking likely to repeat this seasons task, some will opt out sensing a forlorn season ahead.
A proper manager brought in now with a restructuring remit would have peaked supporter interest and is the correct footballing and corporate decision, perhaps the uptake in sales due to his arrival could have offset a lot of his costs.
How this has escaped those in the Kerrydale Street corridors of power is beyond this simple Irishman.
All that time and money, and they can’t come up with a plan.
And its you should behave!
Give them nothing but your contempt for unlike their wages they’ve earned it.
NOT ONE PENNY MORE!
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Above by Mahe