The Primary Branch is dead , Long Live the Primary Branch !
In regards to Awe Naws comment .
Awe naw, thank you for your excellent work. You do the site credit .
As someone who prefers to know where he stands its the final nail in the coffin I needed as this farce could and probably will drag on for years in meaningless court cases and that’s a strategy no doubt,,drag it out until public interest has waned enough.
So the balls burst and the games over . Fair enough . S%#t happens and nothing lasts forever.
However certain questions do arise , at least to me , on what to do next for myself and those that are in the same boat.
Should we blame the entire club , now and in the future , for the sins of its current custodians ?
My take, if Glasgow Celtic were pure and still adhered to the vision it was founded upon then no I would not hold the entire club responsible and would try to force them out and re engage with the new guys whoever they are. But the fact is , and BRTH in particular consistently points this out , is that once Glasgow Celtic became a PLC it walked away from the founding vision and became a business not a cause. I see a regular football team with a glorious past and great fans. Not what I bought into anymore thus Im out .
So what to do now ?
Here Im sure is where opinions will differ a lot depending on who you are speaking to.
I have looked at Glasgow Celtic through the prism that it is merely a branch of the Celtic family . On the clubs website they claim to be the primary branch of the Celtic family . I personally am not sure I agree with that as who are they to claim precedence over any other of the branch’s but perhaps that’s primary as in first which is fair enough.
If the soil around the primary branch is very corrupt and that corruption seeps into and infects that branch then theres not much to be done Im afraid. Being the primary branch its not as if you can cut if off or remove the diseased part.
No I believe in that case its no longer the primary branch. In nature a farmer would tear that tree down and nuture something new somewhere else.
New club ? Some Man United fans did it and its not that far of a stretch actually but first and foremost the question that would need to be asked is not one of how its more why ? Is a new club needed and just what would that provide ? Exist for what aims ?
Its not as if a large percentage of supporters kids or kids from the hardcore areas would not want to play for the primary branch because a small percentage are disenfranchised with it .
Now we are down to the jist of it IMO . You dont need me or anyone reading why Brother Walfrid started the club in the first place but that was quite a while ago. Do those needs still exist ? No . Not anywhere near what was being experienced then . In all likelihood what we would be looking at , to stay aligned with Walfrid’s vision yet exist in the modern day world , is a home grown team only ala Bilbao with profits going to charity . Its a beautiful dream and someone somewhere may start that dream off . I will support them should it ever come to pass. Doubtful though.
Existing branch ? Now this also I find very interesting . Instead of that new vision above it would seem more practical to cultivate an existing branch of the family into one aligned with the original vision yet still with a foot in the modern world . It would seem much easier than starting from scratch surely.
Off the top of my head other branches of the family include but are not exclusive to ,
Every Celtic boys club
While all might not have been included in Brother Walfrid’s original vision they were inspired into creation by it and surely thats good enough to consider yourself part of the family ? And those who do give time and effort to those ventures may well see them as just as important in their own way to the primary branch based in Glasgow.
But would it be realistic to embrace another branch and grow it to be more like what Glasgow Celtic should have become ?
Again this comes down to the why before the how ? I dont think theres an appetite myself ,,, seems only a few are walking away and shaking heads in disgust,,,at the minute that is. When / If the majority of supporters come around to that way of thinking and force the issue to a head then yeah I could see something purer emerge but no way Jose does that look like happening .
For the most part many are happy and often after a victory on Celtic facing websites you will read great times to be alive etc . Each to their own I guess.
My take on this one,,,,the world is and has moved a lot,,there is constant change now and nothing ,, NOTHING ,, is forever. This has people grasping at that which they believe they know or they think they know as being the same as it ever was and they cling to it like a crutch in life. Change can be hard to force on people. Many times I have read a comment that hints that the person knows its corrupt but it wont stop them going to the games . This to me reinforces my views above . They wouldnt accept it in many other areas of their life but their team is fine.
And then onto who could lead such a venture,,and my rant on “ leader’s “ .
You wont need me to tell you we dont seem to have any leaders. I cant think of one single person that I could call a leader in Glasgow Celtic’s off field issues . Or the issues that fans go through in merely attending / supporting such as crushes and being filmed by your own police force never mind blinded in one eye .
Now why is that ? Honestly ? Does no one want to lead ? The hassle put them off ? Public spotlight personally or professionally damaging ? Skeletons in the closet ?
My take,,,Any and all of the above but the reality is it doesnt really matter anymore in todays world . People dont need leaders and wont accept them for the most part due to that . Look , you wake up , go to work , come home and do what you do to relax and generally do the same most days . Everyone is mostly self contained and have no need whatsoever of anyone getting involved in the decisions that they can actually make themselves . Leaders are a thing of the past , I honestly believe that . It is soo easy now to smear anyone or even just fake news them and stick out a load of quotes they didnt say but make it look official . The result being anyone wants to lead or even finds themselves leading will be shot down and soon be a divisive entity to a lot thus negating him / her . Job done by the authorities .
So like yourself I have no choice but to conclude thats that as far as Glasgow Celtic are concerned . I did have some good times I will look back on with fondness. Thats something at least. Looks like thats it though, pity.