That’s that then,,
Yesterday the penny fully dropped for most of us. Glasgow Celtic can no longer be counted upon to beat run of the mill domestic opposition,, our league position allied with being unable to overcome the Jambo’s, Livvy, and then the Tangerines clearly tells us something, something very important.
We are a poor side, and we won’t be Champions this year.
A couple months ago, I did have opTIMism, but the loss of three players has derailed our season despite it only getting underway.
Kyogo and Captain Calmacs’ spell on the sidelines alongside Ryan’s departure has left us looking like a shell of a quality side.
Those three players are suited to Angeball, brought energy and purpose to the team, and now we’ve sunk like a brick without them.
We have an average squad, just about.
Many aren’t of the required quality, haven’t got the attributes the team is crying out for, and will prove hard to shift hindering the still much needed rebuilding efforts.
A rebuild that looks set to become long term, dragging on into next season, and it wouldn’t be surprising should it take longer.
The main question now is who should lead that rebuild?
Faith in our Greek Australian has plummeted, rightfully so in my humble opinion. Those selected aren’t performing well, yet many are continually picked.
Half time team talks aren’t having a visible effect, and his substitutions raise more questions than answers.
It’s clear there are mitigating circumstances to an extent, but Ange hasn’t helped his cause at all lately.
If there is a Plan B, it’s invisible so far.
If some aren’t cutting it, bin them.
If it hasn’t gone well, clearly state that to show we are all on the same page, as a Lenny style ‘thought we played well enough to win the game’ shall only see detractors up in arms.
If we don’t beat this poor Aberdeen side, Ange shall have more wishing him to split the scenes than wishing him to hang around.
And we aren’t even in October, but don’t worry the club is in good hands!
Truth is we are all in for a period of pain.
This rebuild, forced by necessity upon us by an out of control ego and profit driven board buying too many duds, shall test us like never before.
For starters it could and should have been avoided,,
scouts with a proven eye for talent anybody?
A DoF who has a firm idea of the prerequisite skill and qualities needed to join a club of our size?
A transfer committee, with some football experience represented?
Or maybe just an owner who gives a,,?
Negligence pure and simple. Only a few days ago they announced the aim was to improve the club year on year, well tickle me pink but for the last twenty years ie Dermots reign we have went backwards as a club,,hence today’s lesson we need another full team signed.
And any signing this club post Dom makes shall be profit orientated facilitated by Mr Team Player acting CEO or the next front man.
Therefore expect duds to be signed, history tells us that’s what they mostly buy. Liel has probably earned Dudu some grace, it’s not hard to foretell an Israel based player arriving in January,,more miss than hit for our club of choice, and the cycle will continue.
The fact the current Champions have regressed imo, and are not a good team at all shall certainly sting. But allied with the refs and,,,taking the green and white tinted specs off there’s little chance of emerging victors this campaign.
Secrets out, crock Kyogo we are done, we’ve zero depth and are there for the taking. One Ajeti injury away from an unprecedented injury crisis, would anyone else rest him for Europe?
I’ve actually never known us to be so limited in options, I note Uroghigde and Shaw didnt make the bench, and neither did GMac. The one striker there wasn’t used, you tell me why?
An overall view of the squad shows more (going by Ange’s judgement so far) undesirables than keepers, talk about squandering! We can’t lay that upon Ange, nor upon Dom, but we should place the blame squarely at the feet of the folk who just promised better year on year (I notice Peters hiding, he f@#king should).
Putting Ange to one side, ask yourself this please,,,is there enough quality there for a new manager to mold a title winning team?
I very much doubt it once the inevitable injuries kick in, not to mention our star striker jets across the world every two months for Internationals which takes it out of him for a wee while.
Is there confidence this PLC have the collective nous to buy title winning players?
I very much doubt it. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, last guy who tried got consented, what does that tell you?
It’s a period of rebuilding and a period of pain we are collectively staring at here.
We as a club and as fans are, as the King famously sang,
Caught in a trap,
Can’t walk out,
Because I love you too much baby!
If anything, we love our club too much. I still know folk who won’t countenance Celtic turning a blind eye to malarkey, despite everything that’s come out plus the Res12 website itself. That club is pure and squeaky clean in their mind and anyone who speaks otherwise is soon ostracized, or at least not taken seriously.
There’s serious levels of devotion out there and many who will ignore the facts to maintain their perception.
But as the King sang,,,
We can’t go on together,
With suspicious minds.
The world famous Glasgow Celtic is slowly and unhappily reverting back to a family dynasty, where profit takes precedence.
When that family got involved, either European Cup was the realistic dream, now second place in the league is the hope,,,and they just told us they aim to make the club better year on year?
There actually wasn’t that much better to go back then, now it’s how bad are we?
Which type of improvement are they looking for year on year?
It’s certainly not progress on the field of play, which only leaves one other option, progress in getting more of your hard earned.
What’s the betting the buzzword ‘rebuilding’ is still being used in two years?
There’s the next shield, so very ironic as they created it themselves, yet use it to defend themselves!
Who’s financing that rebuild? Anyone but them.
I’ve nothing personal at all against the Macroom man, but I just don’t think he has managed the club well and his ultimate goals don’t align with the fans.
His shares will stay in the family and the son already had business calls regarding the club, and has attended AGMs in the family name. He’s in, he’s next.
I think I speak for the majority when I say we want change, but it’s not on the horizon. As mentioned, on the horizon lies pain for the average Tim. The number 56 shall become mega important for the first time in recorded history.
We don’t want a family dynasty, not this family for footballing purposes. The ‘backup’ of Dermots billions mean precious little to the rank and file most midweek and weekends these days.
Mismanagement unto mediocrity once brought the Tims together, remember the Rebels actually won!
Is that spirit still there? Or has the internet killed it as I’ve read suggested?
I guess we are all about to find out.