Season..Greeting or Smiling?
Well thats the 2018-19 League Season end upon us.
The Cup Final will take care of itself but lets see what possible highlights and lowlights of the League season we can remember then…
Highlight : We’ve won the League again…Fly The Flag..fly the Flag!
Hooray..That’s number 8. That’s all that matters really. It really is.
Moans about performances would seem like soft whispers if we had lost the league this year.
In fact its actually impossible to gauge how awful such a reaction would be.
So its great to have won the 8th,,,the 8th of the 10 hopefully.
Lowlight : What a fucking rat!
Too fucking soon man…too fucking soon.
The departure of St Brendan was a real kick in the guts. The Timing was awful but nothing compared to the hurt of realising it might all have been a con.
Did he even know who celtic were…who knows. Who cares.
The guy broke our hearts, and our dreams and worst of all, our expectations of what a true Celtic man is.
A shameful departure for a man who delivered 7/7 and had us on the way to the 8th Title.
That was then of course but for many us, the scar still hasnt healed. We dont want him back. We just still dont understand.
Closure still seems a long long way away.
Highlight..Forrest on Fire
Its been a pleasure to see wee Jamesey ( I know, I know..one day we have to stop that patter) have such a great and award winning season.
The right winger has always had the support divided but this season he stepped forward and really helped drag the side to the Title.
Not only did Forrest play great for Celtic but also for Scotland which raised his profile even more.
James also managed 11 League goals and 5 over the season for Scotland.
Cometh the hour, cometh the wee man.
Lowlight…Ibrox no shows.
I was in Manchester on Dec 29th.
I walked into the pub and watched the weirdest Celtic performance I have ever had the sorrow to witness.
We were on the pitch. But we weren’t.
We are playing. But we weren’t.
It was doing my head in.
I couldn’t believe how a Brendan Rodgers side could be so poor. There was no fight, no presence, no ability.
Post game we would hear stories of a sickness bug but even to this day it still makes me wonder WTF?
And then there was last Sunday. A total no show.
I expected a reduced enthusiasm along with a guarded approach to tackles given the Final coming soon.
Sadly the enthusiasm was non existent, the tactics abysmal and no Celtic player or member of Management staff came out with any praise whatsoever. Dreadful.
Brendan fucked off, remember also along with his management and backroom team, and left us all up Shit Creek.
Without hesitation, Neil Lennon stepped forward and helped stable a Ship in real danger of crashing and going under.
Don’t kid yourself on that anyone could have did it; For instance no-one at Celtic thought John Kennedy who knows a lot more about football that any of us and knows more about the Celtic players than anyone, could handle it on his own. A man who could step forward was needed and we will forever thank Lenny for getting us over the line.
The players to their credit, also stepped forward. They could have easily crumpled and played the self pity card wondering why their beloved Gaffer deserted them but they rallied and kept their unbeaten run since Ibrox Dec 2018 going, scored that amazing goal at Hearts, pushed on for so many late winners and finally clinched the League with a great performance at Aberdeen.
It seems easy in hindsight but this could be the toughest League win we may encounter given Brendan’s exit and the emotional and psychological impact on the players, let alone the impact to training, tactics, man management and logistics behind the scenes.
Lowlight..Another Celtic Summer of Madness
How the fuck are we here again?
Another summer of madness approaches. Every time we think we are stable and flourishing, we fuck it up, or it gets fucked up for us.
Every time we think we have stable ground, and money in the bank etc..we find a sudden way of needing to spend it quickly and hopefully not in a panic.
We have a major summer of questions to be answered and we shall all have to watch and wait to see first who the Manager will be and then what will happen to both the current Squad and who will come into form a future Squad.
Would we expect Celtic to be anything else mind you?
The rebirth approach worked when replacing Ronnie so only time will tell if History will repeat itself but for now we sit with fingers crossed and eyes squeezed tight in fright!
The other notable moments were of course the passing away of Big Billy and Stevie Chalmers. Two more Lions join the Paradise XI.
So whats your high and lowlights folks..add to comments below please…