I’ve been writing CQN for 16 years so I’ve seen enough keyboard hard men to know how they operate. They write aggressively, try to humiliate anyone holding an alternative view, and then bluster when it is revealed beyond any reasonable doubt their facts are wrong.
Newco look every inch the keyboard hard man with their hidden “evidence”. They released a statement yesterday, saying they intend to release their evidence “well in advance of a general meeting to approve an independent investigation”, but not, apparently, before such a meeting is confirmed.
It is inconceivable that fewer than 11 clubs will object to this motion. If they have any evidence of wrongdoing, show it now, in order to gain support for a General Meeting. Refusing to show it until and unless a GM is approved, gives them the classic keyboard hard man get-out clause. They can hold onto their position forever because they set criteria up front that allows their evidence to never be viewed.
Behind all keyboard hard men are screaming insecurities. Well-adjusted people find better ways to communicate their views. All I can tell you about Newco right now is that they look more insecure than at any point in their history. It is a stage in their inevitable decline.
46 years ago today Celtic won their world record ninth successive league title with a 1-1 draw in front of 13,500 fans at Falkirk, a result that relegated the home team. That Saturday game was followed by league games against Aberdeen on Monday and Morton on Tuesday, before a Scottish Cup Final against Dundee United the following Saturday. As you would expect, instead of bleating about having to play three league games in four days, Celtic completed the Double.
Victory celebrations were muted as the Falkirk game came three days after a 2-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid in the European Cup semi-final. A result that still casts a bitter shadow.
For long, that week’s achievements seemed impossible to repeat. We have not been to a European Cup semi-final, or won nine-in-a-row, since. But the weeks ahead hold great promise – stay tuned!