Here’s the first three points of the day hopefully.
1,,,,Dermot was right.
It’s not often I say that but myself and BMCUWP do deem it important to issue praise when and where it’s warranted alongside the criticisms. Hopefully soon the latter are more numerous than the former, but looking at this week’s managerial dance-off our majority shareholder may have made the best decision all around.
Seems we wanted our own DoF in Harkin, but Eddy has one he likes already and with already accepting club employees (Strachan and JK) he probably thought he could choose the rest of the setup.
Looks like he got refused and has retreated.
A refusal would have been absolutely correct considering when Eddy moved on his team once again would have went with him as part of the package again, which leaves our club of choice with still no long term structure in place, once again back to the drawing board only with two in-house coaches a bit more experienced.
Our own Director of Football or sporting Director is a necessity, and by definition that person can’t depart alongside the head coach as he should be delivering his replacement. Eddy may have felt he had a strong hand to play, but the club must come first, and if Dermot realized that then fair play to him.
I would have liked the young charismatic Englishman, but I would like a properly run club even more.
2,,,,Rock and a hard place.
In asking any new manager/head coach to begin right now immediately we risk damaging the very goods we’ve just bought. A new season feels the correct time to commence, no previous baggage, everything all brand new with every team on an even keel. A fresh page turned now anything could happen.
At least that’s how it’s supposed to be, but that’s not the plan is it. Start now and access the squad, begin implementing your playing style, start getting the defenders to gel, win the cup, beat the Ibrox mob twice, and all with enough style and positivity to force the wavering Tim’s into snapping up season tickets.
Not asking much are we?
No wonder at least one has had reservations.
I wouldn’t be surprised if we did have to wait around until summer time, for who wants potentially two defeats to rivals hanging around their neck upon commencement of their first full season?
This is a predicament the club have placed themselves in.
No doubt one of the ‘carrots’ offered for early employment is the better chance to pass those dreaded Euro qualifiers, I believe exactly 100 days away. A bigger budget will await, and a higher calibre of player will jump aboard, yes we all know that.
However this doesn’t take into account a larger percentage of blame for any qualifiers mishaps which are more likely than ever given the churn will be placed at the feet of the coach who takes on the task this season. The new guy wont get as much flak, only six games in or so and supposedly unwise to Player X, Y and Z’s weaknesses.
Starting now has the potential to go wrong impacting two separate seasons, season ticket sales, and playing budget.
A complete fresh face walking through the door in June for example can avoid all that.
It suits Celtic to grab a name now, there’s little suits the name though.
What a conundrum.
The ballsy and the bold may jump aboard, would the wise? Don’t think so myself.
3,,,,I was a bit stunned to hear the Man United keeper was missing a European semi final on maternity leave.
Then I chastised myself for thinking he was more than just an employee, no matter how well paid of course his kids birth means a lot.
Now we hear the high profile death in England will probably impact upon our fixtures up north.
Sometimes we all need examples that sport is simply that, a pastime, nothing in the grand scheme of things.
Do yourself a favour and text that person, call thon acquaintance, Zoom the family you haven’t seen.
You know, something actually important.
You’ll appreciate it later, they certainly will.
Have a wonderful weekend no matter where you are.
Come On You Bhoys In Green!!!