On a morning when we’re already going to get it in the neck the last thing I want to read about is the pitiful bitching of three players who have made contributions at our club ranging from very little to none at all. It is obvious that Rodgers has to clear the decks here.
There are basically a couple of strands to this, and one of them is our signing policy, and I’ll get to that in a moment. But let’s talk about the three players who have picked today, of all days, to signal their displeasure at the way they are treated by our club.
The first is Haksabanovic, a player who I said weeks ago probably had no future at the club. He has given us very little since he signed, and although people will say that he needs chances to show what he can do I would argue that he’s had plenty of them. Ironically, it’s in these last few weeks where we’ve started to see that there might be a player, and one getting into the team, that this has suddenly blown up out of nowhere on us.
A social media sulk. How pathetic. Get shot of this child Celtic, don’t even hesitate.
This team will not feel his loss one bit if he goes in this window as I now wholly expect. Ange might have left this one alone but Rodgers, I expect, will demand to know what the Hell he thought he was doing.
And if this is true with him its even truer with Bernabei, who didn’t even have the balls for his own act of rebellion but instead merely liked this one. To be frank, he is a waste of space. He was getting arrested in a Glasgow street before he had even made his debut, and he’s already irked Rodgers with his attitude towards time-keeping.
We’ve seen enough of Bernabei to wonder who the Hell ever recommended him as a signing?
He and Haksabanovic so clearly fit “the strategy” that it makes you weep.
Just throw players at the manager, even if we don’t need them – remember how you felt when you heard Haksabanovic was signing in the first place? I was amazed we wanted another attacking midfielder when there were more obvious places we could have spent money – and watch as they are underused and finally let their frustration bubble over.
We have a massive, way too big squad.
We’re about to make our seventh summer signing and the manager wants to crank that up to ten or even eleven. For what? Three quality additions, that’s what this team needed but the board foisted at least four of these guys on him. And this is the situation that such a policy inevitably creates, one the boss now has to deal with.
This would be a good time for demonstrating his ruthlessness. I expect him to.
As to Rocco Vata, the number of words I’ve already written on that subject I could make a book.
And he’s simply not worth all those words.
He has contributed precisely zero to life at Celtic, and his decision to “like” this confirms he’s for the off and confirms the lack of maturity which proves that he is exactly as ill-prepared to be a first team player as the Celtic coaches think he is. I strongly suspect he’ll go to Italy and that’ll be the last we hear of him until we see his name on a piece of scrolling text on Sky Sports Match Day having scored for Lincoln City or something and we’ll be like “Oh that’s what happened to Rocco Vata ….”
Celtic didn’t need this nonsense today, but it might be for the best.
Every manager fresh in a job needs a blood sacrifice, he needs to show his mettle by turfing some people off the training ground and if Rodgers wants to re-establish himself as the dominant person at Celtic Park this would be an excellent way to start … and at the same a message to the people above him to stop sending him these projects, these kids, because he has too much to be dealing with already without having to deal with temper tantrums and dummy spitting.