For all Hoops past and present
Last week I was explaining why it is imperative that the fans come together and act now before the soul of our beautiful institution gets hawked off by suits for more money they dont actually need.
Why we must all get fully behind the Resolutioners in their quest for a cleaner better game that would help set the national sport on a path to progress, not mediocrity .
Continuing on that theme we will begin to look closely at the reasons why you should and will act when the time is right to stand up tall together.
Each and every one of us will have a slightly different relationship with the club, which will no doubt be stronger at some times than others . But that word ‘ relationship ‘ is the key word here.
A relationship, as anyone that is or has been attached or married knows, isnt always plain sailing.
Theres times relationships can just trundle along on its own steam sure, but at some stage every relationship will need some work put into it.
At some stage you must and will go above and beyond for that special someone and its those little touches and that extra work that help cement the special bond between each party.
They arent always easy, and thats just a plain and simple fact of life.
It seems to me we are simply littered with moments that the team has became more than a sum of its parts and they have went and made the dream reality.
Whether its the Big Cup or the Centenary season, 10 men won the league, last week against Lazio, beating Barca, the Invincibles, Revie’s Leed’s getting pumped, the Famous Coronation Cup win, the historic 7-1, etc etc etc.
Time after time after time they give us everything and more. Its actually expected of them now they do it that regular. These men who do not personally know 99 percent of the people in the crowd are continually going above and beyond for the jersey and yourselves, the beautiful faithful.
Now spare a thought for some of those fine men individually who have gave more, far more in some cases, to this club and its fans than they were ever asked to give or probably ever expected to.
We have character after character to extol their virtues, and take inspiration from their selfless acts all in the name of the club.
There was no McGrory of Arsenal because of YOU ! He stayed at his and his families expense to play in front of the faithful and be adored in his own home city . Above and beyond? Absolutely !
He currently still holds the British record of 550 in 547 matches,, and such a prolific striker and great man gave his entire career on and off field to us !
Just think back and recall some who have stepped up more than they ever needed to for that jersey and its cause,,
The big man ,, nuff said
Danny was world class and went no where,,,
Johnny Doyle who gave everything when he crossed that line,,,
Sean Fallon gave what must feel like his entire life to our club,,,
Charlie Tully left his home town giant where he was adored unlike Mr Mc Grory,,,
Henke stayed because ‘ weve got something special here ‘,,,
Tommy might as well be called Mr Celtic,,,
The big shot scored in 2 European Cup finals man !
Billy is our own Captain Fantastic who’s story reads like a Hollywood fairytale,,,
Jackie had watched his da in the hoops , and then he was here , there , and everywhere , a nightmare to play against,,,
Shoonski came to a backwater, fell in love then gave us the prime of his career and goals we will never forget or see the like of again,,,
Insert your own here , and there are countless greats to choose from. All of them deserve recognition in their own way.
It seems to me that in searching for inspiration and motivation to act for a better club , we need only look to ourselves.
The men in the sacred Hoops.
The men who walked out on that pitch and represented you me and everyone of the estimated 9 million fans out there.
Men who routinely and without reservation , stepped up for us all going above and beyond time after time.
How many times have you sat there with your heart bursting with pride because of those players ?
How many times have they delivered against the odd’s ?
How many times have they dug in and dug deep, refused to be second best?
That star that adorns our famous shirt is the epitome of that nature !
Are they not setting the example ?
In this relationship its OUR time to put some work in , just as they have done time and time against , generation after generation.
Its time all those legends who have done their part sit back and watch us do ours now.
Its time that me , you , everyone of us , goes above and beyond right now for a Celtic that every name mentioned and not mentioned can be proud of.
They’ve gave us soo much ,,its time to give back bhoys.
Its time for us to make their hearts burst with pride this time.
The above is by Mahe. We would like more guest contributions and any size article is more than welcome. Your voice needs heard . Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org