You can lead a horse to water ,,,
And its true that old saying , as most old sayings are having stood the test of time . The chickens are coming home to roost might also be apt .
So right in front of an unhappy Res12er Peter announces they are happy . Talk about a brass neck ? Pass me a blowtorch someone please . You couldnt make this up , if it wasnt so serious I would laugh .
Well at least we know now , as I hate pussyfooting around and prefer to know exactly where we stand .
Now before I go on I would like to point something out . I , Mahe , might have the keys to put up a lead article , but that does not mean I am right in anyway here or any crap . There are posters on here I ( rightly ) defer to , I just happen to be setting out my stall in a more prominent spot if you will . I am no one , absolutely no one , and I am quite happy at that and hope it remains so.
Like many I struggle with the love of the team making me want to partake but the actions of the board sometimes make me wanna puke . This leads to the big question , should I blame the entire club for the actions of the board as by walking away this is what Im effectively doing . After all at some stage a fan will probably have a board he doesnt agree with , so do you yoyo in and out if and when its rosey enough ? Or do you just accept that suits are a different breed , forget em and lets just watch the match and forget off field issues ?
But those , those are “ normal “ issues that dare I say every fan will have to wrestle with at some stage , and if they dont need to chapeau ! Your team of choice was a great find.
The course the PLC are going down has other conditions attached to it .
Whichever way you slice it and dice it , the Old Firm and Racism / Sectarianism are linked .
By endorsing the Old Firm , that racism will continue . The suits know this , the media know this , the Tv companies know this ,,, infact they are all counting on it .
But they , all of them , do not live with the consequences of this decision , which is why exactly they can and do make it. And will continue to if left to their ways .
They can make light of the “ banter “ when needed and when it gets ugly can suppress or deflect. It can be used , marketed , hyped up , played to through words and colours also , think orange strips .
But when it does get ugly and get out of hand its none of them that might be in the firing line .
I have often pondered what will it take for Celtic fans to say enough ,, stop this ,, lets unite and force this issue ,, we want normality in this day and age .
I used to believe there was a line in the sand , but that belief has long dissipated.
So just what would it take for Glasgow Celtic fans to act , to stand up and be counted ?
Stabbings ? Nope , their fans stab opponents , have done already this season .
Safety Risked ? Nope , recently a crush and then would you trust that Ibrox is safe ?
Songs ? Part and parcel now , offensive and illegal songs
Cops filming you ? Kettled ? Dawn Raids for GB members ?
Rival bending rules ? Yeah right we are a decent manager hire away from packing the stands
One half of Old Firm dies ? new zombie accepted as previous can you believe
Dodgy refs,,, will always be bent due to underlying loyalties to the natives / Crown .
And then the words it pains me to type “ Murder “ NOPE .
Rest in Peace Reamonn Gormley . Soo sad to write that .
So I have no other option but to think that nothing will shock fans into stopping going , no one act now will make the majority stop and think .
Its obvious that love is blind , another old saying .
Traditionally in times such as these men would stand upon the wooden crate and preach to the crowd , and it might be said that blogging is its modern day equivalent . Those men , through their passion and choice of words , would aim to inspire the people to change their mindset and rise above their station that they have accepted .
However , not all are, figuratively, standing above the crowd saying Cmon !
The biggest websites / fan organisations arent outraged and calling for action .
Whether its apathy , blindness , unwilling to criticize personal friends I have no idea .
But I do know its not good enough . There’s literally no point in building up a fan base or membership and abandoning it when a huge ,nae , key issue comes along . Or not using that collective leverage in some way for the good of the fans, who afterall are the lifeblood of the clubs.
All we want is justice and a clean game , which are noble aims but should not need demanding at all .
The club and domestic game face massive issues right now that will affect future generations , and the biggest blogs and groups should be applying all the pressure they can to help ensure the PLC make the right MORAL decision as far as the fans are concerned and also in accordance with the social charter set out on the clubs website .
The fact that they wont climb upon that wooden box and preach sensible words is sad , and it reminds me once again why myself and Majoc decided to start this blog and make 200% sure that theres no agenda or interference on these pages . They wont preach then we for sure will .
Ultimately though, to most, reasoned argument or even any words on some website or other wont sway the heartstrings . And many will only trust someone they know , or someone with cred , not an anonymous blogger . No , seems this one is going to come down to each individual ,,,whether you are willing to stomach what masquerades as the the national sport in Scotland or either fight for change or walk away . We ultimately must ask what do we want out of the sport because if its just 90 minutes of football every week or every other week then you may find what you wish for ,,, but if you desire a proper organized competition that is based on rules that will be upheld without fear or favour then youre outta luck .
Words themselves can be ignored also , as TeT tells us he sent recorded mail that was signed for and received nothing back and my own emails have went unanswered .
The Agm itself is merely a few hours of mostly stage managed or deflection bearing words being thrown around . Nothing that is not wanted by the suits is ever achieved though , by design of course .
So whats a bhoy to do ?
It does give me hope that some great men and minds , some of them among us , are saying this isn’t over . There’s chat of going down the fraud police route .
Ask “ our Lawyer “ to look into a leveraged buyout ala the Glazers sticking the debt on the club ?
Pray for a consortium of well heeled fans to step up ? Let them retire after 10 ?
Your guess is as good as mine where this goes . But there are many , many intelligent people among the fanbase , and the fans are the very last people I would write off . The collective knowledge and means is impressive . If motivated that is.
History repeats itself ( another old saying ) and we have seen the average normal fan take drastic action for the club before . That spirit needs awakened again .
How many Tims are unhappy I’ve no idea but we should aim to reignite and stoke that fire , to push and prod, to start preaching and yelling from that box.
That Clubs worth it. It really truly is .
You might hear bs and deflection from some quarters , and you might even see or hear of persons who are deemed good for us and on the fans side .
But we are not stupid and you WILL know the truth when you hear it and we will all be able to tell who is full of it or in this for true aims .
Stay the course , stay true to YOUR vision of the club , for YOU are Celtic , have some faith in the Res12’ers , the good fans out there and their aims , and lets make sure they never walk alone . NEVER !
Get it off yer chest , its good for you . Honestly . firstname.lastname@example.org