I sense Celtic crisis is here and bedsheets will be next for mocked club who you can read like a book – Hugh Keevins
Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else.
It was an old American actor, Will Rogers, who first coined that phrase. It’s not-so-old Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers who’ll fully understand the serious message behind the sentiment. Here we have the Premiership club with more money than the rest of the teams in that division put together. A club with an eight-point lead at the top of the league table.
A team going for their 12th title in the last 13 years. And yet Celtic, it would appear, are in full crisis mode after yet another defeat to add to a 14-game long run of group stage matches in the Champions League without a win. The undeniable object of mockery from those who can’t stop laughing at their plight because it’s not them who are doing the suffering. After Brendan had finished his audience with the Pope, he should have nipped along to the Trevi Fountain in Rome and chipped a few bob into the water while wishing for better days. Because, in the game of football, there was never bad but there was worse to follow. Unless you’re careful.
And can you imagine what, in the midst of all that’s going on at the moment, things would look like if Celtic failed to win the league this season? At times like these, you can read the club like a book. What’s happening now constitutes the perfect storm. The team who lost to Lazio on Tuesday night was mired in mediocrity and the directors of the club are about to take the blame for that being the case. I’d be looking out for the first board-related bedsheet barracking when banners are unfurled prior to today’s match against St Johnstone in Perth.
Celtic chairman Peter Lawwell had them rolling in the aisles at the club’s AGM 10 days ago with his jibe about