For Wee Oscar and Tommy
Those two names above elicit emotions from me that I simply couldn’t put into words.
Although no longer on this mortal plane their presence and legacy is still echoing very loudly today through both the fans and the institution itself.
And personally they both give me inspiration , the inspiration necessary , to continue to speak up ,, to speak my mind,, to go against the crowd and the flow if needed.
Everyone that reads this will have their own idea of what Celtic , any Celtic from any town or city not just Glasgow Celtic , of what exactly that name means and the standards that it should be held to .
Well like many I have shook my head long enough at what is transpiring across the water at our club and you know what , that’s it .
Something needs done ,, not next season or the one after ,, now.
There is absolutely no doubt in my mind anymore that the intentions of those plotting the course from the boardroom do not align with what the majority of the support want or believe the club stood for.
This isnt what we signed up for.
I dont care if they have the money , and I dont care if the have rules and markets cornered allowing them to do what they do .
They have had their hands on the steering wheel plenty long enough to judge them and I really don’t like what I see at all.
I know many more agree with me and so I must state quite simply ,,
They’ve been found wanting .
Events of the couple week’s have only confirmed my fears that we simply must relieve ourselves of those currently in charge.
The appointment process was farcical , truly ridiculous.
Those in charge have moved from custodians to dictator’s and have alienated the lifeblood of the Club,, that in itself is unforgivable.
Will they allow the huge profit in the bank to gather dust and be taxed whilst the team and fan’s are crying out for some ambition and direction ?
With record turnover should come record charitable donations as befitting our great Club , and again they failed in that duty.
Brother Walfrid would turn in his grave at that in particular.
A certain Silver bullet that was asked for but never fired is another nail in the coffin.
The wages of our highest paid employee are obscene and must be questioned ,,why so much?
So we find ourselves looking at a fiefdom from the outside.
And us the ordinary fan are not told what’s going on at OUR club ,, must sit and guess ,, and sift through the spin and innuendo which is also unbecoming of someone representing us.
The Old Firm has been embraced which is incompatible with those who wish themselves and their families to live and thrive in a modern multicultural society , and which is also at odd’s with our social charter as its backwards and inwards looking , never mind mired in historic hatred.
The country and its national sport is getting worse while we win everything .
The trebles have not won. Dont let anyone tell you that nonsense.
We won trebles but they have not won !
Refs worse than ever
Very little respect if any between most clubs
FFP not enforced
What have they won us beyond actual silverware because the hearts and minds of the nation are certainly not with us and many onlookers see one team cleaning up as a sign of an unbalanced and not very good league?
They have won us a better share price it seems and lets hope the balance sheet is well drilled and set up correctly for these upcoming Champions league qualifiers eh.
Well this board’s legacy is on the line and for once this time the fall guy won’t be the man in the dugout. The masses are much too smart for that now.
And the spin messages are no longer lapped up like fawning puppy dogs but we can see clearly through the charade .
Respect is earned and lost and any this board had is a long time gone and where I stand unlikely to return.
So here in our most successful period ever we stand majorly divided and instead of looking to these next two years as possible football history being made with pride in our hearts at that fact, we watch and long for board departure’s and to feel that the club is on a worthy course that we could all get behind.
Because an Old Firm carve up aimed at just getting the fans cash out of their wallets aint gonna cut it for myself and many a Tim out there believe me.
And if that’s the height of their ambitions then hasta la vista and dont let the door hit you on the way out.
It was Tommy that said “ They’re there and they’ll always be there ! “
Well it’s true he meant fans in the stands of course but I reckon he also meant ( and knew deep down ) that if the Club was ever in trouble the fans would stand up , would take matters into their own hands , would stand up for Celtic and say enough.
Is that day not here upon us?
Ask yourself what would Tommy do ?
Would he like what he see’s ?
He would fight tooth and nail for what’s right and best for Celtic fullstop.
It’s time we all did too.
Join the Sentinel’s and have your say. Let’s stand together and demand a Club to be proud of for the next generation. You are Celtic , never forget that.