Tricks of the trade, flex the name!

The most welcome news that perhaps our main impediment to modernization, the vastly overpaid CEO, is ‘falling on his sword’ after ̶b̶e̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶f̶o̶u̶n̶d̶ ̶o̶u̶t̶ too long at the helm forces me to wonder shall we heed the huge lessons available to us all regarding our off field leader(s)?
 
19 years give or take is enough to learn anyone’s habits for better or worse, we would be fools to not make it for the better given what we are witnessing.
All of us should now be aware of what exactly manipulating the support looks and sounds like, and at the very first hint of new guy trying a repeat performance we must make it crystal clear we are savvy and won’t be lead up the garden path again by no one.
 
For starters, take Peters little protection scam, offering an influencer snippets in exchange for zero public criticisms.
I can see the temptation for those offered such a deal, but do they realize the long term implication? Should the snippets dry up, you just became a lot less interesting. Alas as a true fan everyone of us should turn our back on practices that are unbecoming or could harm our beloved institution, clearly there’s something underhanded about this quid pro quo. A person conducting their business above board has nothing to hide, should this deal ever get offered around by Dominic, it should be spurned with alarm bells ringing.
 
Next up, the little cliches that just never stand the test of time.
Champions League Club,
Every penny goes back in,
Sharp Suited Man (warns of an ego),
Generation of Domination,
The players just weren’t available,
The players wouldn’t sign until they knew,
And more.
 
The minute a single cliche falls apart under any new look set up our eyebrows raise, the instant a second does we seek immediate answers for our suspicions, and with no small reason I don’t need to add.
They should cease altogether and our talking done first and foremost on the pitch. Besides, self congratulatory soundbites smack of hubris and arrogance, two traits we as a support have seen far too often in the corridors of power and perhaps the main two reasons for our current ails.
 
Then there’s delegating. If Dominic is wise it shall be the first if not one of the first things he does, and its probably the most important. If we see or hear of a finger in every pie, or the tools for the job just aren’t being provided to key personnel, lots of praising the appointees character or credentials rather than professional assessments, we must point out we have seen that show before, and know how it ends.
 
There’s many lessons but the main point is having endured and witnessed an out of control megalomaniac maneuver himself into supreme authority, each and everyone of us must adapt an ‘over my dead body’ attitude.
It’s an attitude you are more than entitled to take I must emphasize.
 
Watch and scrutinize the new bloke as never before, and be prepared to act upon those suspicions for removing someone with their hooks in can be nigh on impossible. He may not like it, finding himself questioned more than ever, but a high level of accountability should come with the (well renemerated no doubt) territory. Should the new look board complain about this, they could pick up the phone to those they replace and ask why trust is a dirty word on Kerrydale Street.
We see any of the old tricks of the trade attempted, it’s meetings, emails, and letters galore threatening complete financial withdrawal.
 
I would be extremely happy if we get a churchmouse who doesn’t utter a peep, as long as behind the scenes solid foundations are being laid. If we are going to appoint a high profile figure who will hog the limelight, then let it be a name manager who willingly accepts the 24/7/365 goldfish bowl nature of life at Celtic.
 
Infact I posit that a real focal point character that everyone from board to fan could rally around is probably the best thing for the club right now. There’s only so many would willingly accept that, less still could pull it off, but they are out there.
With big responsibility should come a big salary though, but if one single appointment could suddenly lift the gloom, raise the spirits, allow us all to dream again, then at this juncture in time it’s easily a price worth paying.
 
Our stature may have fallen in recent years, word gotten out about boardroom ineptitude and interference, but times they are a changing. Soon he who badgers will be gone, a new look professional operation should appear to deliver us a new era, it’s very important this new regime hits the ground running, not just limps onto the scene.
 
With that in mind, it’s easy to say we should push the boat out and sign up the very best manager we can tempt. Yes a lot easier said than done, but we do have our own cards to play in that respect.
That world famous atmosphere he had heard of,,well after being shut down due to Covid, supporters itching to get back, and perhaps excited by a new look side that has yet to be put together, upon resumption the pent up frustration and emotion may lead to those famous nights actually being kicked up a notch or two, believe it or not.
The potential is there, absence making the heart grow fonder after all.
And there’s the clear shot at silverware, something everyone wants in the cabinet come retirement age.
The exposure, the available adoration, hero status,,all those and more await.
 
Peter may have sullied the great name of Glasgow Celtic in his dealings, but Dominic must hold that great name up and sell it for all it’s worth when getting our new manager. He must play the cards he’s given for maximum effect, have that bloke drooling about managing one of the biggest clubs in the world, a truly iconic team with the beautiful shirt, history, and fans to match.
Kiss the Blarney stone if it helps, but pick a winner and sell him the vision and then provide the tools he needs.
Dominic does his part, I’ve no doubt the support will do theirs when the time comes again.
He brings a name, we bring the A-game.
 
By Mahe.
sentinelcelts@gmail.com

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big packy

OK rub it in 😎

CaltonTongues

Switched over to see if wee Frimpong would get on for Leverkusen. They went 2-0 down at home and he came on as a sub with about 25 minutes to go. He lasted about 15 minutes had about 4 touches of the ball. Two touches resulted in him getting splattered and opposition booked. The 2nd seen him go off injured, a shocking tackle from behind. If he thought Scottish fitba was tough? Nae luck wee man.

HH

Right I’m away to watch the snooker. I’ll pop back to catch up during the interval & pee breaks.

big packy

JIM, enjoy👍

Higgins leading 9-3 at the interval. needs only 1 more frame to win. C’mon the Wishaw Tim! 🙂

bada bing1

Lambert bagged,shame that…

Mike in Toronto

Bada

Jesus, mate! Keep it down! Given Celtic’s penchant for cronyism, Do you want PL to find out he’s avaialble?

CaltonTongues

Apparently, there’s a video on Faceache of the St Johnstone team bus going by Celtic Park after the game today and the video turns towards Paradise and someone says, too laughter, “We’ve got yer Trophy” 😁

HH

Mike in Toronto

on the subject of cronyism, I’m surprised that Dudu Dahan’s name has never been mentioned as a possible Celtic DoF… not that he’s particularly qualified, but someone at Celtic obviously has some connection to him…. now, if he really wanted to get the job, he would change his name to Dudu O’Dahan….

bada bing1

CT- just the 1 St Johnstone bus?

CaltonTongues

bada bing1,

Not seen the video so can’t say.

HH

Garry

Brilliant performance by John Higgins.
Great 10-3 victory over Ronnie O’Sullivan. 💪💚

Garry

John Higgins has donated £100 to the Kano Foundation for every century break he made this week. Good man the Wizard of Wishaw 👏👏🍀💚

Mike in Toronto

Anyone watch the Republican CPAC conference? The stage is the shape of a rune used by the Nazi SS. This can’t be an accident. disgraceful.

Garry

MIT
Hope all good with you. Stay cool.
I have always thought the SNP symbol had hints of a fascist past.
Saor Alba

Mike in Toronto

DD

Spent a nice week at the cottage. This is Seamus’ happy place.

brought a bunch of books to read. One of them was the Del Amitri biography. A fun read.

Garry

MIT
Was listening to this classic 80s album by the Tim doon the road fae me in Dumbarton. Thought of you. Loved this track off the album.

https://g.co/kgs/MJvggF

Mike in Toronto

DD

My favourite talking head song…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFeforW2ycI

and my favourite sort of talking head song…

Garry

MIT
Justin Currie will always be the posh Jordanhill Bhoy made good. Some talent that bhoy possesses 👍🍀💚♬

Garry

MIT
I reckon David Byrne was singing about The Rock, Dumbarton. His birthplace and home. 👍
Great song. Loved it so much that I am away to listen again. Magic track thanks 👍💚

Mike in Toronto

DD

I think JC is one of the great songwriters of his generation. Looking forward to the new Del album

DB is definitely a talented guy, but seems like a complicated bugger.

Garry

MIT
There is not enough Tom Tom Club tunes on here. Great memories of a wee nurse fae Fife. 😚😍
Thanks 😊

Garry

MIT
They are all like that in Dumbarton.
The Fenians of the Rock! 💪💚🍀🇮🇪

Garry

For Petec, Tontine Tim and all the Fenians of the Rock. 💪👏💚🍀🇮🇪

https://g.co/kgs/J2XQBJ

Garry

The Tim fae Castlemilk is really starting to find his voice. Millions throughout the world are listening to former hash dealer Gerry Cinnamon noo. Magical💚

https://g.co/kgs/tdRz4x

Garry

Best song ever written about my City Glasgow.
Gerry Cinnamon nailed it here. 👍

https://g.co/kgs/jgRUHd

Garry

MIT
You and I were both born in Paisley. So was this guy. Amazing talent.

https://g.co/kgs/B5fHwZ

Puff puff

Thanks to you one of ma favorites Garry .

Puff puff

The city I love .

Garry

Puff
Us Partick Bhoys respect the City. We also respect the bhoys fae Govan, Maryhill, Possil and Garngad.
Celtic places in Glesga. ✊💚🍀🇮🇪

Garry

Puff
Had a heavy crush on wee Shirley.
She made a good decision to emigrate fae Embra to USA, to basically become Garbage. 😊

https://g.co/kgs/k1KngE

Mahe
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