Today’s media stories about Liel Abada are the result – and not for the first time lately – of people outside of the club feeling like they can pass comment, and judgement, on what is going on inside it. This is, in fact, the second time this month than Israeli sources have published stories about our club which are leading to questions about our player.
We cannot control what other people do, say or write.
We wouldn’t want to.
A certain level of scrutiny is necessary for any organisation which wants to thrive.
There should always be someone picking away at us to keep us on the right track.
But this isn’t that of course.
This is people commenting on the internal workings of our club who have absolutely no business doing so.
What right does a guy who is based in Israel have to comment on our plans for our player? And Celtic should be sending him and others a very clear message; to back up and shut it about stuff that’s none of their concern.
Can you imagine someone at Celtic doing this a year from now about Giakoumakis?
Can you imagine if Michael Nicholson was spending his time thinking about and talking about players who were here but who Celtic has already moved on? What would the purpose of it be?
What would those clubs have to say about it? Nothing good I would bet.
And we would wonder, and not without good reason, whether we were giving that guy enough work to do around the place if this is what he was focussed on.
The thing of it is, this guy isn’t even involved at Maccabi Petach-Tikva any longer, and hasn’t been for years.
He had no role in developing the player or moving him on to Celtic, and he has no skin in the game.
He hasn’t been involved in any level of Israeli football since 2014.
He’s currently working at UEFA … and that’s where Celtic should direct their anger.
His comments are made without the least working knowledge of things behind the scenes at Parkhead, and Peter Lawwell should be asking him – and his current bosses – what in the Hell he thinks he’s doing.