There is one area of communications that Celtic constantly excel in- DEFLECTION.
Whenever there is troubled brewing some favoured newspapers are briefed, a few on social media and off we go. Mission accomplished.
It was Moussa’s fault, it was KT’s fault, if was Rodgers fault (it was 50%) and now it is on to Ange Postecoglou, greedy, con-man, one step short of Rodgers, led Celtic up the garden path.
On Sunday night a message appeared across social media, apparently originating from Mark Lawwell who hasn’t said a word in public since he started drawing a salary a year ago.
Strangely enough Mark’s Dad had again been duped. Celtic’s honest brokers had offered Ange the earth, everything he could have wished for then discovered that his agent had being setting up a move to the EPL.
It was Frank Trimboli that presented his client to Celtic, it wasn’t an inspired choice by CEO Lawwell or small talk over the breakfast table from his boy that had a minor role in the Manchester City Academy.
In December 2020 Celtic announced a managerial review, three months later the CEO announced that they had concluded Neil Lennon was the best man for the job. Defeat a few weeks later at Ross County and he was gone.
Over 100 days later with their messengers relaxed about the ‘done deal’ to appoint Eddie Howe reality visited. The former Bournemouth boss was taking a year out of football, a little bit of homework revealed that Celtic were a shell of a club, the infrastructure was as barren as the first team squad.
Postecoglou took all of that on board, at 55-years-old his European options were extremely limited. Trimboli sorted it all out, he is London-based, exceptionally connected, an agent that gets things done rather than curry favour in the media.
He didn’t sit still with his man in at Celtic, he pushed his name to others, he has been involved in a lot of Tottenham deals in recent years.
With the Mark Lawwell rumour gaining momentum Etims Diary made a timely return today, presenting some alternative information, a series of events that painted a different picture.
— E-Tims (@ETimsNet) June 6, 2023
Etims do like their disclaimer but in light of the deflection campaign underway they shine a light on a few uncomfortable areas. Today’s diary is a must read for non happy-clappers.
The truth in the Mark Lawwell rumour will be discovered over the next few months, we will see if the new manager is given the funds to improve Celtic’s performance in Europe or if the shutters come down in preparation for some future rainy days.