Gone. But Not Forgiven.
Strictly speaking,today is the start of a new era. And also the culmination of a long hard fight to make it happen. But other people can explain that better,none more so than REBUS67 yesterday.
“Today is PL’s last day as CEO. I wonder how much self awareness he has? His immediate legacy is a depleted and demoralised squad, a new manager without his backroom staff, a trophy-less season, an embittered fanbase, an organisational shambles with no head of recruitment and sports science, an under performing scouting system that was thin on the ground to start with, an academy that is shedding its top players to other clubs. Quite an achievement for 17 years of “building”.
An achievement indeed,all those years of unparalleled success that his fanboys are never tired of telling us about.
And yet he leaves us with a similar income to when he arrived in 2003-and that figure is based on the last non-covid accounts,as even I wouldn’t blame him for a pandemic! So,to follow on from Monday’s article…
He leaves us with our worst and most depleted squad in my recollection. COSYCORNERBHOY might be able to remember a worse one,and a good argument could be made for the one inherited by Tommy Burns in 1994,but I genuinely believe that we need at the very least-whether it be as a first pick or as cover-two full backs,two centre-backs,a winger on each side,three mids including a bruiser,and two front men.
That’s more players than there are starting jerseys. Even the 1994 squad had enough in it to provide a base for recovery.
This one,not so much.
He has also overseen the trashing of our reputation in Europe. No investment from him until he knows which tournament we are playing in,and he habitually set his alarm for a couple of days before the end of the window. Then phoned up Dudu,and maybe a couple of people at various clubs,to see if there was anyone he could get for diddleysquat,people who wanted to leave but nobody else wanted. Leaving the manager with little chance of qualification in the first place,and less time to work with these new players than is clever.
It’s like effing Groundhog Day!
Fortress Parkhead turned into a bloody laughing stock. Quite an achievement indeed.
But let us not take away from Lawwell’s achievements.I am not sure that anyone could have carried it off with the same aplomb as he did. To keep The Old Firm alive,even in the face of the minor difficulty of death!-is,I grant you,a work of genius.
To then request proof of how it was done,the famous “Give me a smoking gun and I will fire the bullets” and then lie repeatedly to their faces even as he is demanding ever more costly proof? Well,you have to admire his front,doncha?
Screw it,let’s put this utterly divisive and clearly self-interested twat behind us,forget about the micromanaging self-interested self-aggrandisement. Just forget about the whole damn lot. We have to hope,as I said on Monday,that there is really a new broom,a new plan,a new way of doing things.
The transfer window opens today as well,and while AP might not have met his entire staff yet,I reckon he knows who he wants to keep and who he wants to replace. It is vital that he also knows who to replace them with. But not as vital as being backed to do so by his own CEO.
However,our best bit of transfer business in this window is removing our best paid and worst performing employee from the payroll. A long overdue start,our first step on a long road.
“Let the games begin!”
Above article by BMCUWP