A Club like no other, they got that one right at least. Every day that passes without tangible progress, every piece of bad news, even every rumour, fails to surprise me anymore.
Fail to prepare, Prepare to fail the old motto goes, and right now our club of choice are the prime example of that adage.
Murphy’s Law dictates when it can go wrong it will, that just when you could do with luck it won’t be forthcoming,,so following that theory there’s another few body blows in store for the club and it’s strained faithful.
I totally wouldn’t be surprised if Kris went for peanuts, more than likely leading to a similar deal for Odsonne. Although we could use the money more than ever, we arent in a position of strength, peanuts tasting better than nowt.
Selling on the cheap now could come back to bite us later, we should be careful what kind of precedent we are setting for future players. If all believe they are going cheap when one year left there will be problems.
After the season from hell, we should have known player trading was never going to be straightforward.
Would I be surprised if the very disturbing article regarding the despicable Lawell household attack being football linked turned out to be true? It pains me to say no. That’s a terrible indictment on Scottish society but after reading of dawn raids in England by Billyboy whistling detectives, an actual murder in Ibrox, and an obvious Ulster Loyalist connection within the nations second biggest club, and a whole host more, it’s obvious theres more to Scottish football than meets the eye.
It can be ugly, harmful, costly, sinister, deadly at times, with some sport thrown in.
Hand on heart I hope the person(s) responsible are held accountable for their crimes.
If true it represents a new low, and every football fan should worry. I pray the report is wrong.
Then there’s the angst over Ange and whether he could take up the reigns or not.
Murphy and his famous law would tell you he doesn’t and will fail this test, a large part of me is saying relax we can’t be that disorganized.
However this is the club that,,
bought a player they couldn’t play (Guzman),
bought a player who then walked out with personal issues (Viduka),
spent a whopping five million on a player noone had actually watched in the flesh and who was literally called shite,
accepted a loan player as a favour to an agent (Gershon),
squandered special talent permits on Mizuno and Bayo instead of actual special talents,
And obviously can’t hire a manager, alienated the lifeblood, look set to throw away domestic dominance in the most spectacular fashion yadda yadda.
We used to hope those on the interview list had European experience, played great football, has an eye for a player, will drill them into shape etc.
Now we hope they can legally work in the country?
We are a Champions League club our departing CEO told us all at the last real world AGM, but the search for your next manager should begin the very day your current one inked the contract, especially at a revolving door club like ours with the biggest buyers in the world nextdoor.
I dont agree with the position the club put themselves in regarding Eddie, it’s been a very high profile loss, but the last thing we need is another managerial loss, Murphy can disagree all he wants.
If it’s truly Postacoglu, let’s hope it’s goes through without a hitch to show we actually can do something correctly.
If it falls to pieces though, I will be unsurprised.
I will be unsurprised when the faithful through and through or similar slogans (To the Top, together) get yelled when ST sales tank, unsurprised if we aren’t ready in the slightest for Europe at all.
Finally I will be totally unsurprised when the Tims finally say enough and start the steps of this PLCs removal, probably about this time next year after another shambles.