Us & Them
Cue for a song! Today’s article is a welcome addition by JIMTHETIM53. Thought-provoking and angst-producing,in equal measure.
I’ve been thinking about a lot of the talk about life without the Ibrox club.
Whether it is true that our board are fixated with the concept of ‘The Old Firm’.
The financial implications, our ambitions domestically and in Europe. etc
I have a question to ask.
When the tap tier was closed, attendances were down by 10,000 +, Sevco were not in our league. Is that the reason? Or was it Celtic’s performance under RD?
Maybe it was a bit of both?
Not all of RD’s games were bad, far from it. But we were very inconsistent over the two seasons. However, we won two leagues and the league cup, cheated out of another cup. We were poor in Europe.
Is that enough to account for such a drop in attendances?
Or is it true what a lot of posters think,that a lot of supporters think that it’s all about beating Them? It’s ingrained after generations of thinking?
How did we do financially in the absence of an opponent from the South Side? I cant remember any details but I don’t think we were ever in any danger. Maybe not record breaking turnover or profits but we managed without them and getting to CL group stages.
As a fan, I didn’t miss them. I hate Glasgow Derbies more than I love them. The bad bit in me enjoyed the embarrassment of them playing part timers in wee parks and trying to retain their ‘dignity’.
Just my opinion but I couldn’t care less if they went to the wall never to be seen again. Even if we were slightly poorer as a result, it would be worth it. As far as TV companies contributions go, it’s such a joke I couldn’t give a shit. Could they honestly give us any less without mass withdrawals of their services? If that happened give it to STV & BBC.
Jim has done well to again save you all from my rant about officialdom,but it’s coming! To avoid this,mail Mahe on