The Village Idiot spends way too much of his time writing about Celtic without actually understanding the club. In truth, he spends too much of his time writing when he doesn’t actually understand writing, but that’s a debate for another day and in point of fact it’s one this blog has covered before. He is a fool, but he will take money from whoever pays him. It is on those who think he’s worth his salary to explain themselves.
Still, I am firmly of the mind that he should not be permitted to write on our club at all, not for any reason except when he’s admitting our superiority in every department. When he tries to tap into the Celtic mind-set he fails embarrassingly and lamentably.
His contention today that Celtic hired Rodgers out of fear of The Mooch and his team is absolutely barmy. His view on our Champions League hopes is pure bias talking, but springing in no small part from the utter ruination visited upon his own team last year.
Celtic does not make major strategic decisions based on what the club across the city does; that’s just a fact. In fact, when our club is making these sorts of choices it does not matter to us whether they are a shuddering mess over there or in fine fettle with plenty of money in directors loans flowing through the place … we focus on ourselves.
I know this is hard for him to believe. Their club, after all, makes every major decision based on how it impacts their relationship with us. Their signing policy is predicated on it, their choice of managers is based on it (within affordable limits; they could never have gone out and got a Rodgers) and even their commercial policies and ticketing arrangements are based on us … one of the reasons our club has spoken out against the Old Firm tag is we don’t need it.
Their entire business model is built on it. That’s the difference right there.
This has always been tough for this eejit to understand, but it’s because he sees things from their perspective, where everything is about Celtic. He imagines – because it’s all he can do – that we see things exactly the same way, through looking at them.
Nothing could be further from the truth.