What do we want , what do we really really want ?
I am of the opinion that instead of asking how do we tackle the corruption and the problems that are ingrained in the Scottish game, we should be asking what do we want from the game ?
IMO we can’t tackle the problems. We can try to with things like Res 12, I will mention Res 12 later, problem is there is no desire from anyone within the game to effect change.
There have been numerous times when things were ripe for change, every single one was spurned for the status quo, supremacy and money. Be it the powers that be at the SFA ( they get drunk on wearing the blazer ) full of their self importance with no thought for anyone or anything other than themselves,,, the rules mean nothing to them as long as they can keep their perceived betters happy.
It’s a ludge thing, trust me on that.
Then when we scale down we get to the suits at the clubs, who are by and large in awe of those who wear the blazers, all the time they are dreaming that one day that could be them. These are dangerous people, they have power that can be wielded with virtual impunity and with total anonymity, when they club together these people hold sway with those who wear the blazers.
Then we get to those who are in our boardroom, what is their purpose ?
You would think that it would be to do right by the club and the game in general,
again all you have to do is look at their actions over Res 12 for your answer.
They are as bent as the rest of the suits within the Scottish game, our board only care about the money. Football is an annoying itch that they have to scratch every now and again.
Now there are many people who are in awe of them, for no other reason than they are in the boardroom. The cap doffers, these people are IMO as dangerous as those who are dreaming of wearing the blazer one day, they hold the support back from taking action. They are in control of the blogs, this blog apart, they control the narrative that gets fed to the support, they are well worth the watching.
Then we have the punter who doesn’t care, they just want to beat the huns, they are happy to have the huns around as long as we are beating them. It’s all they know.
Things may well change when they are beating us mind you.
Then we have the punters who know that we are getting cheated and they can be split into a few groups,, some just want to move on,, others care but care more about themselves and refuse to take any action,, others care but are torn as to what to do yet still fund the club in the delusion that if they don’t they will harm the club, when in fact nothing could be further from the truth.
As long as the PLC have full coffers they will carry on as if nothing untoward is happening.
I get that it’s a difficult decision for many. They are like an addict who needs their fix, in their case it’s Celtic. I and many others are lucky in this respect that we have managed to kick the habit and no longer fund the corrupt charade, more and more on a daily basis are joining us. It will come to the point that our board will take action, they took action when the crowds dwindled to circa 30K. The next time the crowds get to that levels I very much doubt that another Brendan Rodgers type signing will suffice .
I have the feeling that this time the support will awaken from their slumber, why?
Because I believe that the truth will out, I honestly do believe that .
The truth about the 6WA among other things will become mainstream, I may not be around to see it, but I do believe it’s gonna happen.
And I believe that the straw that is going to break the back of the corruption is Res 12, or is that wishful thinking on my part ?
Who really knows, but one thing I do know is that when we have supporters who have been supporting the club for thirty, forty, fifty, sixty plus years getting disillusioned things are ripe for changing.
So what is it that we want then ?
Do we want an end to the corruption and the bowling green blazer mentality ?
Do we want a level playing field ?
Do we want our referees to be fair, open, honest and accountable ?
Do we really want change, do we really care, or are we content like the suits who run the game, our club included to carry on as per usual ?
If this is what we want we won’t have to do anything,, we can carry on bitching about things on blogs, twitter and the like. All that will accomplish is bitterness, resentment and a smattering of hate.
That is no way to live, but if we want things to change, things to come into the twenty first century and out of the dark ages……..
There is only one answer to the problems that beset the game, it’s obvious……broken record time again…..
Don’t fund the corruption, starve them of your hard earned cash, you will get action soon enough.
The day that the powers that be ban orange walks from Scotland’s streets will be the day that Scotland begins to heal.
The above is by The Exiled Tim. We encourage you to pen type your thoughts on the club currently and seen them in to be published and discussed. Its vital to hear the hearts and minds of the support right now.