Oldest trick in the book
If you’re someone who hasn’t yet realized off the field events are more important than those on the pitch, just have a look at the squad for the derby clash. Misfits, projects, overplayed, wantaways, loaners and possibly loners,,we have mixmash that’s much of a muchness, so much so that clicking for a game is beyond them.
This goes to show it’s essential to fix things behind the scenes or it will heavily possibly publicly impact your business.
Behind the scenes really, really does need fixing, that’s for sure. Next seasons plans should already be in motion, but thats easier said than done in this climate. An unemployed manager taking up the reigns now to get some knowledge of his squad could face two derby defeats that would impact upon season ticket sales should they be considered a flop after defeat(s).
That’s one reason why now doesn’t suit new guy (if unemployed which looks very likely) even if it would help footballing operations.
That’s why I expect a summer announcement, earlier the better but his arrival and impact will be strategically planned for maximum impact.
When the dust on the season from hell has settled expect an unveiling, and an explosion of ‘get your season book now’ messages across all platforms.
Not a dig at anyone but I’ve already read comments from posters and season book buyers saying a good name in the dugout and the right words from our new CEO will see them renew again.
And that’s when I feel like yelling ‘have you learnt nothing?’
Think back upon all the embarrassment and frustrations of the last campaign, recall the fact this PLC have been caught lying and sent four fans on a merry chase for justice after pretending they were interested, look at the managed decline around the club, settling for second best simply because we’ve had our fun, or so it seems. Never strengthening whilst ahead, renewing the Old Firm trademark not denouncing the dreaded partnership etc.
Then look at the appointment to be made and it’s implications. If it happens to be Keano, it’s reactionary. It simply must be taken as reactionary for in no way shape or form could he been seen as part of a bigger plan, not even being involved in club football for a long time.
Reactionary equals,,we don’t have a plan.
They never did, never do, and Roy would just triple confirm that. Going down the director of football route with a true coach would show intent, show us as a club getting our act together.
Dermot grabbing a high profile Irishman is pure lazy thinking, the type of thought process that should be finally walking out the door with Peter.
As a support and fanbase, we must show the puppet master we are smarter than a simple switcheroo. It’s the oldest trick in the book and we should be wise to it.
Stick in a fresh smiling face with different cliches and we are all expected to just lap it up, shut up and pay up (again).
“It’s a new exciting era, sign up and enjoy the ride”
‘We intend to be at the forefront of tackling the domestic games issues”
“Fans do have a right to some unhappiness given what’s unfolded in the past”
All of which conveniently ignores the fact our Rangers loving majority shareholder is,,
Still at the helm to call the shots as normal, something that ‘helped’ get us into this mess.
At polar opposites from the rank and files thoughts and feelings which can never be good.
Doesn’t actually have a plan for us beyond cashing in if we reach a different league.
We remain at his whim, powerless.
If we give in to the switcheroo, they will simply repeat the same trick time after time. In 9 or 10 years if Dominic is feeling the heat, stick another man in there with the latest cliches and Bobs your uncle, the season tickets sell?
When they realize the manager isn’t the best, grab Popular Paddy and that will sort it?
Please forgive me but are we not a tad smarter than that?
We should be.
Stumbling along being a reactionary club with egos at the helm got us into this mess, a couple easy rolls of the dice isn’t going to fix our issues. Throwing your season book money at Dermot won’t entice him to fix things, infact quite the opposite, he will take it as an endorsement of his appointments and methods.
For this new era, maybe we should adopt a brand new attitude towards buying season tickets, as the old ‘honour’ system has badly let us down.
Handing over cash and hoping it’s spent the best way possible has just backfired.
The club needs a full rebuild, our cash was far from spent well, there’s zero guarantee it will be now.
When they ask for your money, ask them what’s the plan. They ask for trust, you ask for answers.
They pull a lazy one and grab the easy option, tell them to get serious.
Dominic asks us to move on and buy in, tell him you’ll judge his actions not his words.
Dermot tries an old switcheroo, we must show him we are smarter and better than that, or thats all that you will get from him.
We, via our wallets, must become the clubs invisible guiding hand.
That starts renewal time.