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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óglach

Anonymous

Are you a Hun?

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FAN-A-TIC

It’s difficult to be brave-and I agree that we should be!-if people aren’t making the run.

The big problem,I think,isn’t just that the runs aren’t being made,it’s that the midfielder doesn’t expect them to be made. Look at Ajeti early season-he was making the run,got nothing,chucked it. Do you blame him or the midfielder? Obviously the midfielder-but if he passes to where the runner should be,we lose possession and a goal,who do you blame then?

That’s the problem with the lack of coaching in this team. Players don’t know where their colleagues are during a move. Everything is done on the hoof.

fan-a-tic

H-T 1-0
Neat and tidy without much purpose.
On many occasions we have had guys in good forward positions but our persistent hesitation allows opponents to set defensively.
On the plus side we’re no chasing around like dafties and staying in position.
Christie is particularly notable for showing previously unseen positional sense.

óglach

I must compliment Aberdeen’s TV coverage. Even if I ain’t paying for it. Far superior to the much-maligned, and deservedly, so Celtic TV.

Friesdorfer

Bain on a mission to gift Aberdeen a goal with too slow passing.

Klimala playing very well imo. Pulling the Aberdeen defence all over the place, and unlucky with the slide from Kenny’s cross. Plus, a perfectly good goal wrongy chalked off just before half time.

Gordon64

Calmac has seriously regressed as a player since BRs departure

big packy

OGLACH, no not a hun, something went wrong with my login, auld age😎 😎

fan-a-tic

BMCUWP
Today good runs are being made but in midfield only Turnbull plays with his head up.
McGregor and Brown constantly dally then pass sideways or backwards.

óglach

big packy

Knew it was you a chara, that is a true story😝

Mike in Toronto

42nd minute… a nice break down the left… Klimala making nice runs….. but instead of looking to break, we stop, player turns around, and plays it backwards, then back to the keeper….

…. and we go from having a chance to attack their box, to back to our keeper in 10 seconds, when there was no need for it….

our midfield is where real football goes to die..

Garry

G64
Calmac the weak link in today’s team. Very poor.

big packy

OGLACH 😎 👍

Mahe

Up the Hoops.

We need some volunteers for the podcast around 8pm pls,,

Pitymevin

I’ve seen a lot of people complaining about Calmac, but I just dont see what other are seeing. I never think he has had a stinker, to be honest I believe he is one of our most consistent players always available for a pass and never hides.

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Shocker-canny hear the commentator telling us how bloody awful that effort from eddy was.

Gordon64

Eddy with a Christiesque shot 😜

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Keeper rooted to his line at a corner as usual. I could have stuck my tongue out at the ball and cleared it!

óglach

Bobby

Keeper as well as a static defense

óglach

Dons nearly score – Broonie saves the day

fan-a-tic

Broony with great tackle to prevent goal.

Gordon64

Without Forrest or a wide player teams are constantly forcing us to play down the middle of the park

fan-a-tic

Pitymevin
You haven’t seen his constant backward passes?
He is supposed to be creative.

Gordon64

That’s a definite booking 🤔

Gordon64

Superb clearing header by Ajer

fan-a-tic

Great defending for Ajer.

Gordon64

Aberdeen=Stoke City

Pitymevin

Fan, naw I dont see it and I definitely dont think he deserves the criticism he gets.

CaltonTongues

Get Laxalt off. Absolutely useless. If the bhoy Montgomery is a left back, put him on.

HH

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Absolutely dreadful game,this.

fan-a-tic

BMCUWP
It’s like the purposeless derby.

óglach

Feck me another ball into our box causing panic

fan-a-tic

The game is getting away from us.
Will Kennedy have the nouse to spot it and effect change?

bada bing1

This will be a long 20 minutes, lost the midfield and he doesn’t know what to do

óglach

Two equally poor teams struggling to play football.

Gordon64

Soro !

Gordon64

Good block by Welsh

Pitymevin

From complete domination to being over run. The fitness levels must be questioned..The pattern is obvious and the players all look to be panting like a horse after the grand national.

Gordon64

Christie and Calmac must be saving their better performances for Scotland 🤔

Gordon64

A couple of seasons ago Calmac would have side footed that into the bottom corner

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Collum is a prick. That was a yellow

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Greedy bastert,Eddy

Mike in Toronto

Earlier, The Aberdeeen commentators were drooling over Scott Brown… must be a Scottish thing, because I dont see it …. I see a guy who maybe stops the other team from playing (to be fair, he has tracked a few runs, and made one great block), but also stops his own team from playing ….

perhaps unfair to judge JK on one game, but he has been there for 3 years… but it seems exactly the same dross we have been watching for a while…

on a plus side, I thought the commentators were actually decent, and fairly balanced…

óglach

Eddy you greedy prick PASS the fecking ball

Gordon64

Eddy should have laid that off

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Even the piped-in soundtrack has got a dose of the boos.

Miserable couple of hours.

Gordon64

Another game closer to the end of this miserable season 🙈

CaltonTongues

Woeful, just woeful.
Wouldn’t keep any of them. 😡

Collum is a cheat 🤬

HH

fan-a-tic

As expected.
The odd bit of football in a sea of dross.
Only difference from Neils team was less headless chicken routines.
And again around 70 minutes we lost control and our legs.

óglach

Dearie fecking me, how shite are we?

Pitymevin

Now if people criticized big Eddie, you wouldn’t get an argument from me.

Been absolutely shocking for ages, playing for himself and knows he cant be dropped because we want to sell him.

Catch 22, if he doesn’t play his value drops and when he plays he is far to greedy. I think it was Hamilton last season when he walk his wonder goal in.

Pish