One for the historians, has any team won the Scottish and League Cups in the same season without conceding a goal? So far this season, Celtic are 15 goals without reply in the cup competitions, with a possible three fixtures remaining, the first of which is at Celtic Park against St Mirren three weeks from now.
Brendan Rodgers described the remaining Scottish Cup games as “three cup finals”. I’ll mark his card, there is only one cup final to worry about and that’s the game against St Mirren. Plan beyond that and you risk a slip.
Lesser teams than them have eliminated us from cups in recent seasons, and the Paisley club have dumped us out twice recently. Any Celtic fan who has considered the possibility of a treble before will know how this story often ends too well.
There are various ways to reach the top of the managerial pyramid. Accounts is the most common path, join the finance team and you get an oversight on most important areas. Legal is another fertile field to progress to the top from.
Some technical people make it, especially in retail or engineering. Few get there from marketing, HR or IT. No one gets there from public relations, that’s a departmental dead end.
Of course, a PR monkey can hope to become the de facto decision maker, with his/her hands on all the necessary levers. I can think of only one case like this. The company/club concerned have not had a good week. They’ve not even had good PR.
Blane Valley / Bearsden and Milngavie areas
As most fans will be aware, Glasgow City Council are introducing parking restrictions within 1 mile of Celtic park from August. A group of Celtic supporters in the Blane Valley / Bearsden and Milngavie area are trying to organise a supporters bus that will go from the villages in the area (Drymen, Balfron, Buchlivie, Killearn, Blanefield and Milngavie/Bearsden).
If you would be interested in travelling to / from Celtic Park on a supporters bus from next season can you drop an email to BlanevalleyCSC@hotmail.com, with your name.