Incompatible

That’s the buzzword, that’s the go to line, that Dominic was incompatible.
It’s notable that only one of the parties briefed against the other, the party with scruples enough to say no. The very fact he was briefed against off the record tells us all we need to know about this sorry saga.
This was no amicable parting of the ways, he walked before being pushed.
It also tells us the board are devious, for no true Celt who felt his actions were correct would ever need to dish out tittle tattle, an act unbecoming of our clubs custodians.
They are trying to control the narrative, trying the key word.
 
 
He was the great (green and) white hope, a fresh broom soo badly needed to clear the Augean stables.
‘I’m a people person and I just can’t wait to have you all standing beside me so I can shake your hand and have a chat’ he warmly informed a Zoom meeting with a sincere smile.
Getting up close and personal to the camera, brimming with enthusiasm, it truly did feel that a corner had been turned, and on the back of that premise the season tickets sold like never before.
He had charisma, jest, and no idea of what he was getting into.
And now he’s gone.
 
 
The last transfer window was always going to be huge as we needed a rebuild, and Dom delivered perhaps later than we all would have wished but twelve recruits were found. Even a cursory glance shows how much we veered away from the previous transfer strategy,,we currently have four keepers on the books just to give Ange a man he trusts, whereas before the incumbent would be ordered to make do with whats on hand at any given time.
We bought ready made players, a rarity for this club.
And we saw the manager make several public pleas for fresh recruits, something we arent accustomed to, something the board didnt like one bit insisting he answer to Dominic and not the other way around.
 
 
That control of the football department has been a key feature of Dermots reign, looks like it has been deemed an essential strategy. Manager after manager has been cut down to size, forced to do things the boards way and at their pace.
From Martin being placed in the slow lane, Ronnie brought as number two then promoted to top spot, Brendan having crap players foisted upon him, and now one half of the double act threatening to rip up Scottish football is badgered out the door,,there’s a familiar pattern emerges.
They wish to control the tempo, be the organ grinder rather than the monkey, and will take active steps to make it so, even steps unbecoming to impose their business model.
We all know it.
As Maggie Mc Gill so often succinctly put it,,
1, Gies yer season book money
2, What are the Huns doin?
3, EPL fodder
4, Europe if you’re lucky.
Thats the sum of our model, that’s how far Dermot ‘allows’ us to grow. Its mediocrity, the slow lane, and means well shall never again attempt to become a force to be reckoned with throughout Europe and further.
Under that model crowds sometimes dwindle, a rabbit is pulled out of the hat to reignite supporter interest, the rabbit is sacrificed, and the needle returns to the start of the song and we all sing along like before.
After twenty years the plan is to tread water.
Tens of millions in wages and dividends paid out for what, to stagnate.
 
 
So now we all know there’s little change in sight. Some faces may be replaced, but ultimately that’s the instructions from on high and they will cost your job if not obeyed. It’s not a new man we seek, it’s a yes man and more than likely not a young upstart ever again.
Change is unwelcome and unwanted and the next puppet shall have already known that since Dominics bombshell hit the press.
The directors aren’t going anywhere until they wish to, regardless of how they are perceived. The boss’s protection is enough.
The upcoming AGM shall be hosted by a chairman supposedly on the way out (presumably because hes gotta actually retire one day) and a temporary CEO, two great deflector shields against supporter angst, where talk of change and appointments shall be pushed back until next summer. Once again, instead of being prepared for the upcoming campaign, the club shall undergo a behind the scenes rebuild while adhering to Dermots green half of the OLd Firm business model.
And separately from all this, there’s a Greek Australian with the hopes and dreams of millions upon his shoulders just trying to do the best he can, with zero internal protection if anything contempt for his perceived outbursts, but still expected to win every league and cup game comfortably and in style, plus embarrassments in Europe won’t be tolerated.
Anyone expect him to stay long term now? What about when they sell a star in January, and you better believe they will. Think he will accept that?
He’s probably the loneliest person in Glasgow right now. He certainly has my sympathies for what it’s worth.
 
 
Our beloved club is locked into undeserving clutches with little hope on the horizon, but plenty more tugging at your heartstrings while supporter upset and disgust leads to more and more infighting. All while getting 56 rubbed in your face as you watch a national landmark get trashed, again. Whilst a lesser and lesser quality of manager gets sold down the river.
That’s the immediate future folks. That’s where Dermots club is going.
 
 
There’s never been a better time to start tackling this PLC and trying to force change upon the club. No more evidence is needed, they aren’t for changing and they aren’t for departing.
We know where their path leads, and it’s not what the supporters wish for the club.
If there’s anything incompatible about the club, it’s Dermots vision for the club and the supporters’ vision for the club.
‘Just enough’ is not good enough !
Never strengthening while ahead to help the Old Firm is a disgusting practice.
Standing still should never be an option for a club that was once groundbreaking.
We want a club to be proud of, for Glasgow Celtic to thrive.
They just want its supporters to exploit.
 
Next May is a long time away. Next May every trick in the book gets pulled out, from waiting list to hard deadline, from signing a cracker to new man promising the world. We’ve seen and heard it all before. And by now we are very bloody well aware of where it leads,, to exactly this.
The boardroom controlling the football department, handing the incumbents scraps, issuing meaningless soundbites while counting the season book money considering the job done for another year.
The cycle needs broken, if not for self esteem and dignity, then for the love of Glasgow Celtic itself who doesn’t deserve such charlatans at the helm, but does deserve our help getting rid of them.
Our club needs help, and like any true Celtic man or woman you will answer the call.
 
 
Your wallet and your willpower are your two primary weapons in this quest, our own ugly Game of Thrones. Your wallet in conjunction with thousands of others holds a lot of bargaining power, and while the choice to buy season books once again has been easy up to this point, that’s no longer the case, not one bit.
In May or thereabouts, you are simply expected to open your wallet and continue this cycle, and your heartstrings shall be tugged in order to make it easier to make that choice.
But not anymore. Your love of the club can no longer allow it.
 
 
Their time is up, and our time is here.
We can’t fund this anymore, and must band together with the aim of righting the good ship Celtica before she’s left floundered at sea.
Having witnessed the self serving viciously reject change, digging their claws in deeper, what choice do we have?

By Mahe

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jimthetim53

Packy, did you notice MIT & Rebus have not invited us to the dinner party?

big packy

JIM ,yes noticed it but said nothing 😎😎

jimthetim53

Oh well, another Chinese takeaway for me! 🙁

big packy

JIM ,did you know MIT was one of the first posters on here after you and i,,another true story,😎

Mike in Toronto

JtT

In the past two months, first my microwave died, then the dishwasher died, followed by the stove. Then last week, my barbq (which, to be honest had seen better days, but I was hoping would last through the winter) blew up last week (the metal just gave away, and flames were shooting out everywhere! Fortunately, I had turned it on, and then went inside while it warmed up, so I was inside when I heard this bang!, and went outside to see flames shooting out in every direciton! ..

but I got a new one on the weekend, and put it together yesterday, so if you guys dont mind barbq, you can come over later this week.

However, I’m not getting the new stove installed until next Tuesday, so if you want a proper inside sit down dinner, that will have to wait until next week.

Mike in Toronto

BP

I thought The Exiled Tim was the first poster on here, but you and I weren’t too far behind as I recall..

fan

Mike in Toronto

BP

Just checked back … after Mahe, the first poster was Majoc, then TET. I was number 10, but JtT flew in under the radar at number 7. Its those quiet ones you have to watch!

jimthetim53

Sorry Mike I’m busy next week. However I’ll take that as an open invitation and when – if my plans work out – I win the National Lottery mid Feb. next year, Packy, Joan and myself will give you a visit shortly after! 🙂

Rebus67

MIT,

Very clever but it won’t work.

I have run out of intelligence ….all used up!

The Rebusette’s sister in St Catharines does not want visitors at present. When she does something will be possible.

The Squire,

Interesting theory. Recent events would suggest that Sevco as a partner would hinder an application to join richer pastures. However, your thought raises an obvious need for a pan restructuring of national leagues across all levels and within regions. So, Scandinavian countries plus Scotland, Ireland to restructure, as an example.

I do not see us being admitted to the EPL. It is doing fine without us. The only feasible way is to buy an English club and merge it with Celtic. For example, a club like Oxford United…..they do not own their ground. Still a long shot but has our Board ever indulged in Blue Sky thinking?

I shall retire now

Rebus

Rebus67

JimtheTim,

It is the Mad Hatters dinner party. No one is invited who would accept!

Offski now,

Rebus

jimthetim53

Rebus don’t be daft! We need & enjoy posters like you.
You’re appreciated. Honestly.

Mike in Toronto

JtT

My door is always open to any SC’er who happens to find themselves in The Big Smoke/Hogtown….or The Six (as the younger, cooler kids call Toronto …after our area code 416… I think it is Drake thing).

jimthetim53

This can’t be true. Just as I’m feeling good at Mike making an appearance again, Rebus is for the off!

jimthetim53

Mike, don’t worry I’ll find you. I’ve got a Marple/Poitrot/Holmes type brain in my heid!

Mike in Toronto

JtT… or you could just ask Mahe or BMCUWP for my details!

for now, I have a hearing tomorrow morning and I need to prepare, so I will fade away.

big packy

REBUS, dont go ill have to listen to jimthetim53, joking aside rebus you are one of the best posters on here,please keep posting.otherwise its mcaff or aswgl,only joking ghuys,H,H,

big packy

MIKE, yes you are right about who posted first, but ill say again please keep posting,👍

jimthetim53

Twisty – you out there? – time you gave us another visit too.

jimthetim53

The Gombeen Man………

jimthetim53

Time for Emmerdale and see what that bitch Meena has been getting up to Grrrr.

bada bing1

THOMAS TUCHEL claims axed Chelsea star Ben Chilwell was left anxious and “mentally tired” from the frustration of being stuck on the bench at Euro 2020.

The wee lamb….

big packy

JIM, ffs emmerdale farm, last time i watched that amos brearly and annie sugden were in town😎😎

big packy

im off to watch glen micheals cavalcade on stv.👍

Auldheid

Auldheid, you can count on my support & 1k shares. I only bought them in January for one reason & one reason only. To back Auldheid whenever he needs it. Or the CST when and if they agree.

September 13, 2021 5:57 pm

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The CST are fully behind the Note of Concern Resolution adopted at a meeting on 10 Aug.

Members should get an update by Newsletter soon but the adopted Res is ready to be sent to members along with another that the CST are preparing.

That might put the gathering of signed returns back to mid October but as long as 100 signed returns are lodged with Celtic before the AGM papers are ready to go to print then shareholders world wide will read what exactly is of concern.

I’ll send you what will be issued to give you a heads up so that when CST issue to all you can follow simple instructions to return immediately.

jimthetim53

In the absence of Mahe coming on to remind us what day of the week it is:

jimthetim53

Packy, wish I could play the tambourine. 🙁

big packy

JIM, so do I ,in fact wish i could play the drums,,always wanted to be a drummer,.I blame solkitts 😎😎

jimthetim53

This is for our absent friend Garry. I believe it is the first live concert he went to:

jimthetim53

I will never forget this song playing at the ‘shows’. When I was going round the waltzer. That’s the Carousel for USA readers!

Sol Kitts

Big Packy
Which one is you?

Pitymevin

Some people out there are now saying the big AP was a PL signing.

Unfucking believable. The J leauge started in Feb this year and if that was the case why didn’t the great PL not get him in as soon as NFL left.

Its amazing the shite some people spout and by the way it was Dom that wanted Eddie Howe Know.

big packy

SOL, not saying,😎😎

jimthetim53

Pitymevin, It’s hard to believe what some folk believe. ‘Dermot Desmond ponied up’ when needed for instance.
Really? Was it an act of charity?
Will he gift his shares back to eg. Season ticket holders to make it a fan owned club like Hearts? (They did it the hard way believe it or not)
With his billions he wouldnt miss it in a heartbeat.
You would think!

big packy

JIM dermot desmond is a charlatan,another true story,👍

Pitymevin

JTT53, I was talking to guy from the posh seats on Saturday after the game and he was saying the reason Dom left was because he wanted to change things too quickly for some people’s liking.

By all accounts he wanted to buy a feeder club down under.

My reply was it sounded like he was doing his job then and not just sitting on his hands and stealing a wage.

I wonder were he might have got the idea of buying a club from the southern hemisphere?

I said at the beginning of his tenure to give him a chance, I think for once in my life I might have been right. All the very best Dom you are a man of integrity and thats not what was required at celtic.

I don’t see big AP seeing out two seasons and we might be lucky if we get one.

Sorry to everyone that bought ST, as I was one of the people saying give the new man a chance.

50% right 50% of the time. Absolute shower of Cvnts

jimthetim53

Pitymevin. One of the best posts recently mate. Couldn’t agree more. I think we’ve lost a good one in Dom.

ASWGL

Pitymevin You are bound to upset the regulars, if you continue to display common sense, while discussing Celtic 😄

HH

jimthetim53

ASWGL thank God you are still on board, or as me and MIT would say – DG.

big packy

JIM .if you ever go to basildon billericay or laindon dont go to solkitts house expecting to be given some tea and sandwiche,s he charges well above the going rate 😎😎

A thing of beauty

Fan,
From yesterday. I knew as soon as I said I thought turnbull was poor you’d point to the deep cross for McCarthy which led to ajeti scoring his second. You’re right of course. It was a pinpoint ball and led to a goal but he has plenty of time and that’s what he requires in my opinion. Aside from that ball I saw a very slow player who wanted too much time on the ball and fails too often to get the killer pass away. Maybe I am blinkered by my exasperation at his wee pirouette which he does at least 3 times a game. Absolutely rips my knitting. We’ll agree on rogic though. The big Aussie ballet dancer was having one of his off days. They are the norm after his long flight from oz. Speaking as someone who has done the journey several times – I understand it!! It’s a bugger as they say.

Mihal

By Christ 😔

Friesdorfer

Thought Starfelt was slow to move the ball on, not quick enough to keep momentum going, and when pressed (often), invariably returned to goalkeeper or sideways pass. Not in the spirit of Angeball, IMHO of course. Good at pure defending, but not great at progression.
HH

fan

ATOB
His pirouettes are often about changing the direction of play which i think we need as we can be predictable.
Zidane also used to use this to switch play and admittedly was even better at it.
I agree though that he could be a little quicker and think he will be once Ange really gets his message across to him and rest of team.
I understand how you feel but in 12 games he has had 5 goals and 1 assist whereby Calum in same amount of matches has 1 goal and 1 assist.
And on Saturday Abada’s cross was from Turnbull’s perfect pass and as you pointed out McCarthy’s header
He plays some wonderful diagonal balls and once we are at full strength i expect his assist tally will rocket,

fan

Friesdorfer
Starfelt made the square pass Vickers scored from.
He does need to be more decisive though with his passing.
I think Welsh was unlucky to be dropped.

Friesdorfer

Fan
Acknowledge and agree.
HH

jimthetim53

jimthetim53

Mahe