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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puff puff

If it’s a Disco I’m in glittering balls anaw

McCaff

🤣🤣🤣

Chalmersbhoy

McCaff
Cheers I have..eBay is a lot cheaper then again so are charity shops,can’t wait till they open up again..
Paolo nutini ‘re released sunny side up special edition..eBay.. 60 upwards…Amazon bought for 23..shop around..
Got a saw doctors album on eBay for 25 now selling for 75..mad world tff.

Garry

McCaff
Budgie was that good on percussion that The Creatures needed two bass players.

McCaff

Are you on the door, CB? Stop the trainer-wearing Riff-Raff from getting in! 🤣

Chalmersbhoy

Puff
I’m in the glittering balls..
😂😂😂

Senga

Thank you Garry, that had me boogying quietly around the living room 😎

puff puff

Cravat and glittering balls CSC .

Garry

McCaff
No always on the mushies. Just the MaryJane all the time.
You know me.
Up for any mad shit. 👍

Garry

Senga
We are similar.
When I see a video of how cool Robert Palmer is, like you, I question my sexuality for a moment. 😜😁

McCaff

CB…we regularly visit the Lakes for holidays, although it’s a couple of years since we’ve been. There’s nothing etter than a visit to the charity shops with my girl to pick up some vinyl bargains!! We should do it more here but life gets in the way of the important things sometimes! I’ve picked some stuff on Discogs, most recently an original Teenage Fanclub LP that I couldn’t get anywhere else, and it wasn’t too expensive. A few years ago I sold a load of M8 Dance mag CDs for a great price, they’d been ripped off the magazines and were unplayed.

ASWGL

Has the nightshift started yet ?

Sad that Amy was too fscked up from the night before to partake in this video, and Ronson had to get a lookalike and some models to lip synch. R.I.P AW

McCaff

Do you sometimes think you might be straight Garry? 🤣🤣🤣

McCaff

Senga…what’s your choice tonight?

puff puff

ASWGL the Maryhill harp Celtic man is in the hoos

Garry

Am McCaff tae ma bed.
Last song troops.
A belter but no Belter 😁
https://g.co/kgs/7F5Smu

Senga

Garry he was the epitome of cool, I think he had few straight blokes and lesbians question their sexuality!

Chalmersbhoy

McCaff
Buy Only to enjoy
Got a few valuable vinyls(charity shops)play perfect but not for sale..

ASWGL

puff

I had a discusion at work with a Sevco fan today, (yeah they’re all crawling out of their holes just now), we discussed what differences our clubs had, apart from the obvious that we earned everything we had without a helping hand from MIBs, or ludges, he was kinda holding his own until i referred him to this quote.

It would have cost less, and left the previous owners with nothing, to go into Liquidation.
But it would also be “Humiliating” for Celtic.”
So we “Paid all the Bills”…Fergus McCann

Here endeth the lesson 🇨🇮

puff puff

You got that right …thank fuck I don’t live there right now .

puff puff

Good night Garry sleep well man .

Chalmersbhoy

Aswgl
😂😂😂😂😂 what a put down.Brilliant.
Let them know we know csc..

McCaff

CB…I’m with you on that. The Dance CDs were just no my thing. I’d had them for years never played them, I was on Discogs for something else and noticed someone looking for a CD I had. I contacted the guy and he bought the lot off me. I then found another load and contacted him, he bought them too!!
I did give an original copy of Josef K The Only Fun In Town to my nephew’s pal who out of the blue told me he was into them, about 5 years ago. My bro had the album down in Brummie, I told him to bring it up the road the next time he was home. He brought it and I gave it to my nephew’s mate! He was blown away and I was delighted!!

puff puff

A wee wan for Senga ….enjoy
https://youtu.be/Z1XT7Iw4b3Y

Senga

Puff Puff stunning vocals thank you

puff puff

Your most welcome Senga .

ASWGL

Good cover of a Marvin Gaye classic, i read somewhere in comments about this song, some guy said it encouraged him to go into teaching delinquents, he had the privilege to be best man at one of his students wedding. Unfortunately he also had to stand at the grave of one his students who was out of reach and took 8 bullets to the chest.

Puff puff

Having trouble with internet tonight but it has given me time to enjoy a Greek dinner .

Chalmersbhoy

Last one before I go to ma bed.
https://youtu.be/OetAvMnzO_k

Be standing!!

puff puff

Fantastic ending …sleep well chalmersbhoy

ASWGL

Here’s to next season ☘️

puff puff

McCaff oot walking the scabby wee fleebag of a dug .

TicToc

Just a quickie. I made a heart-felt contribution a few days ago. I’ve had much to say too, on other Tim sites.
I was made incredibly welcome by you guys on here, including the wonderful Mahe himself. (Ditto eTims)
I, stomach-destroying, heart-stripping and mentally abused have to call it a day.
The new CEO (chosen by a double cancer on Celtic, PTL and DFD) is, perhaps, the ‘final straw’.
Kennedy couldn’t manage a defence, ne’er mind a “football team”.
I give up……………………………….

puff puff

99 percent of people on here are wonderful
tic toc …enjoy

ASWGL

Welcome TicToc no one said following Celtic was ever going to be easy, we’ve been spoiled last few years (sounding like neil now i know). BUT I’m old enough to remember the bad years, when the only shining light was the Maestro (Paul Mc Stay).

If JK is the answer, it must have been a helluva stupid question

HH

ASWGL

The only PL that ever mattered
R.I.P Phil

puff puff

Magic man .

Puff puff

Nana miss you on here …..the Huns have won FA

Puff puff

Afghan you 2 .

Puff puff

DC you anaw hahaha.

ASWGL

Boogie 🕺

Puff puff

Brillyento

ASWGL

Never seen Greys Anatomy but here goes…

Puff puff

Same here but good song .

Puff puff

Night night timland xxx

ASWGL

Finished snagging some irish movies, so time for bed puff

I’ll leave you with the brigton boy John Paul

McCaff

Puff…I wasn’t out with the dug. The wee man came downstairs and we ended up having a right good chinwag and heart to heart! What a beautiful boy I’m so lucky to have!! Hail Hail Jonny Bhoy!!

puff puff

You talking bible John?

big packy

MORNING ALL and JIM TICTOC, just been reading back saw your post, dont give up pal I know how you feel i want rid of lawwell now dont wait until june, also bankier and desmond the old firm fans, between the 3 of them they let a deid team who were in the lower leagues in scotland and were skint not that long ago, come back and now they are going to win league and are well placed in europe, it feckin sickens me, but lets see what happens when the new manager comes in and the new CEO, keep posting buddy.H.H.

Morning Packy,
I just listened to New Every Sunday on BBC Radio Scotland. The host was Fr. Michael Kane from St. Augustine’s Coatbridge. I’m sure I’ve heard you mention that church?