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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MIKEINTORONTO

Sometimes there’s too much agreement on this site-like,EGM of The Hootennany when the pubs open to celebrate the departure of Lawwel!-and other times,we have a healthy disagreement/discussion. Is Soro a better player in the required role than Broonie?

Me,I would pick Soro,he was exceptional-comparatively!-when he first came into the team. Broonie shouldn’t be playing every week,or possibly even at all except as a back up.

Soro is one we should be building the team around. And as Chris Sutton pointed out in an article I linked earlier,we won’t have many players left to build a team round come the end of the season.

fan-a-tic

Garry
Henderson can’t be any worse ready or not than Christie and McGregor who have been awful since BR departed.
We will never know unless we play him?
He hasn’t let us down in his limited appearance unlike those two.
I would have Soro alongside Brown as his greater positional sense protects the defense.
I also think Mo has been unfairly maligned.
In a proper system he would flourish.
Look at his goal stats compared to others who have been played far more frequently?

Gordon64

Oh dear that’s not good

Pitymevin

New era new manager and I hope JK gets a great start and builds some confidence for the players.

Put a smile on our faces Celtic.

6-0 the good guys

Friesdorfer

Has Lenny taken the streaming password with him?

A thing of beauty

Ffs settled down to watch the game with paddys maw and ccb – link not working. Same old shite, different day.

Billy Bhoy

Anybody know if we’ve lost a goal to a set-piece yet?

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Not much different from the NL days. I used to watch it from behind the couch,but today I would be as well behind the couch.

Worse than standing behind The Rutherglen Massive in The Jungle!

Gordon64

Picture on but shit sound effects !

Gordon64

A well run club ! 🤔

Gordon64

Picture gone again. This is a joke !

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Screen back on. What have I missed?

Friesdorfer

Back with a buzz… now gone again 🙄

Gordon64

Back on to see a great save by Bain

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Caught blurred replay of fantastic save! No sound,though-not that it matters.

Gordon64

Goaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaallllllllllllll Edouaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrd !

óglach

Bain redeemed himself with an excellent save after an earlier mistake allowing the ball to loop over him and hit the bar.
Meanwhile Celtic take the lead against the run of play with a deflected shot from Eddy totally wrong-footing the Dons keeper😁

Gordon64

Eddy scores with the help of a big deflection

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Did we score there? No sound,blurred picture.

óglach
McCaff

Afternoon all, just managed to get logged in, picture reasonable, sound shocking, no score/time bar showing. Did Eddie’s goal count? Bain well coordinated with the Magner’s sign behind his goal!

fan-a-tic

Nice move between Turnbull and Christie to set up Ed’s goal
Was very direct.

óglach

Turnbull shot turned past the post by Dons keeper, good effort

Gordon64

We now have ‘Sound & Vision’ ! But for how long ?

Pitymevin

Looks like a lot more movement off the ball so far

fan-a-tic

The same vulnerable area in centre mis still there for us.
McCrorie had to much time for shot.
Bain made less than decisive save.

McCaff

I’m now getting nothing, a ‘Verizon we will be back shortly’ screen!! FFS!!!

McCaff

Got it now with sound and vision!

Gordon64

Klimala misses an absolute sitter !

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Great ball in from Kenny,bad miss from Klimala who couldn’t quite get on the end of it.

Sol Kitts

Shocking miss by Klimala 😡

McCaff

And score/time bar!!
The all-singing all-dancing VST is here!! Get your name doon early for next season!! 🤣🤣🤣

óglach

Paddy misses a good chance, probably should have buried that

óglach

Great lofted pass from Turnbull to set up Calmac who totally mishits his shot

óglach

Has Strachan lost his Ipad🤔

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Terrific move,cut back to PK but cleared.

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WTF was the free kick for? Cheating bastert!

Gordon64

Great footwork by Eddy

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DT decides to talk to a brick wall.

Gordon64

That’s neat ! that’s neat ! that’s neat ! that’s neat ! I really 💚 French Eddys feet !

óglach

Cut backs have started already bhoys. Strachan scribbling notes on a paper pad rather than an Ipad

óglach

Gordon64

Kindly keep your podophilia to yourself.😁😁

Fetishcsc

fan-a-tic

McGregor twice within seconds pivots and passes backwards taking away a promising attack.
He needs to play with his head up more and be braver.

Gordon64

HT 1-0 🍀

Garry

Best first half I have watched all season. Broony running the show. Laxalt a huge improvement on Taylor. Collum a wee cheatin bassa.

óglach

HT Celtic 1 Sheep 0

After dealing with a brief storm from the Northeast during the opening stages Celtic scored from an Eddy deflected shot. Basically one-way traffic since then but despite Eddy dancing through the Dons defense Nureyev style on a few occasions, Celtic have created little in the way of clear-cut chances.

Anonymous

the lions would be 5 up first half, wallace 2 chalmers 2 lennox 1, come on celtic get yer finger out ,another true story,👍

Auldheid

fan-a-tic
McGregor twice within seconds pivots and passes backwards taking away a promising attack.
He needs to play with his head up more and be braver.
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I clocked that too. Ridiculous play in the circumstances.