Les Miserables-Part One
Today’s title certainly does not refer to the average Celtic supporter’s opinion of the transfer window so far. About a third of the way through it,and I’m considering taking my shoes and socks off just to count our new signings. Changed days indeed from only a year ago,and the nearly two decades hence.
I’ll say again that DMcK impressed me greatly with his support of our new manager. His departure was a blow-but in Michael Nicholson as his replacement,we seem to have unwittingly unearthed a man who knows how to defer to football people where football is concerned,and who knows how to get deals over the line very quickly indeed,and without other parties feeling that their nose is out of joint.
MAHE said the other day-to paraphrase-that he was fed up just carping from the sidelines,fed up with the perception that our site never gives credit where it is due. All of that is wrong,of course. No-one is happier than me to dole out praise when it is due,for the simple reason that all of us are seeing the benefits of a good decision when that happens. Sadly they have been few and far between for far too long,and while the current goodwill to the board-or MN,to be precise-is both genuine and deserved,the word SENTINEL is in our name for a reason.
We WILL be watching,and we will warn others when we smell a rat. But above all,we will be supportive and complimentary towards everyone involved in rebuilding the shambles left from last season. We must not judge people like Michael Nicholson by the perceived (!) sins of his predecessor of almost two decades. He deserves to be judged on his own achievements in his new position,starting with a clean sheet.
But that clean sheet already has a lot of dirty big ticks in a lot of boxes,and while I haven’t quite given up my membership to The Mineshafters and Grousing Club just yet,I like to think that the club are finally moving in a direction with which most of the fans can identify.
However,Les Miserables-Part Two is soon to follow. And there maybe just might be a fly in the ointment,based on recent experiences. But I hope it is a maybe,a just might. Because with AP at the helm,I reckon everyone has bought into the project. And for once,that seems to include the moneymen.
Above article by BMCUWP