Reading between the lines is often the best way to look at what is really being said in diktats such as this, so we’ve put some words in between the lines to help make it a little clearer
While the Club has faced a difficult period on the pitch, Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell has reiterated the Club’s determination to succeed this season and move forward together.
Someone had better say something, or they’ll want refunds for last seasons books. It looks like we don’t give a toss, so start by telling them we do
Peter Lawwell said: “Like all those with Celtic’s best interests at heart, everyone at the Club is feeling the same hurt, disappointment and frustration following the team’s recent results. We are accustomed to winning and, of course, our objective will always be for that to continue. There is no complacency whatsoever.
Make a call to circle the wagons, remind them we used to be good and make it look like a couple of off days
“Neil, the players and backroom staff, who have already done so much for the Club, share in all of that. They have never been more determined to succeed. Having enjoyed such sustained, unprecedented success, we now need strength in adversity.
Tell them we can hear them shouting at us, and then maybe they’ll stop it.
“We know that many Celtic supporters share very honest and real concerns and they are being heard by the Club. Every decision taken, both on and off the park, is with the Club’s best interests at heart. This is not about any individual, but about Celtic Football Club as a collective.
Mention the plague, injuries and say we’re rolling up our sleeves getting down to work. Otherwise they’ll think we’re ignoring them.
“Together we have faced unique difficulties in the early part of the season. While some of these were beyond our control, of course we recognise we must improve. There is a long way to go and everyone at the Club is ready for the challenge.
Don’t forget the cup final, make it look like we’re looking forward to it, We’re dreading it, but make it look like we’re not
“Later this month, Celtic will attempt what no other club in the world has achieved – a quadruple treble in domestic competitions. We can best prepare for that and for our other remaining competitions this season by moving forward together, with the sole aim of achieving continued success for the Club.”
That should keep them quiet until we can think of something else to do.
As long as no one mentions Resolution 12, unpublished reports on ground safety or the fact that we’ve let that lot catch up with us, we might just get away with it…..
Because if they realise what a complete clusterfuck we’ve made of this, we’re in trouble