The Bliss Point

The Bliss Point is the concept that’s largely responsible for the epidemic of obesity and related cardiovascular problems

The food industry spends millions every year researching how to arrive at that Bliss Point in the manufacture of food. The Bliss Point triggers cravings, similar to addictions which keep us coming back for more trash, even to the point where our health is jeopardised.

Howard Moscowitz is the scientist who allegedly coined the phrase Bliss Point. He was hired by the US Military to solve the problem of US soldiers getting bored eating and wasting their ready-made meals.

Moscowitz engineered the Bliss Point in foods by manipulating the quantities of sugar, salt and fat to produce cravings. These cravings are stimulated in the subconscious by rushes of things like endorphins and dopamine.

The punter is hooked and can’t resist the temptation of the fast food joint or cookie jar.

What’s this got to do with Celtic Plc and her sister club Sevco?

The quests for Ten and 55 are Bliss Points.

All responsibility goes out the window as soon as the Bliss Point of the Old Firm is mentioned. Informed commentators go to embarrassing lengths in their mental gymnastics in an attempt to justify and enable the unacceptable lie of the Old Firm and continuity myth.

Celtic Plc have encouraged the creation of a monster. Historic allegiances and social conditioning has been manipulated to create Scotland’s Shame.

The victim mentality of the referee and administrator is a licence to print money and exploit the legitimate wounds of the Irish diaspora in the West of Scotland. Corporate greed has tapped into the emotional connection many of us have with our past.

Patrick MacGill’s classic, The Rat-Pit described the tragic journey of Donegal woman to Glasgow and her suffering at the hands of the Gombeen Man, the priest and society in Glasgow and Ireland.

Nothing has changed.

Celtic Plc unashamedly tell us that it’s not in the interests of the company to pursue Resolution 12. No mention of the best interests of Celtic, her support and Scottish football.

The same mindset justified child labour, industrial schools and discrimination against women.

The majority of the Celtic support are blissfully asleep. Peter Lawwell’s attempts to impersonate the Super Mario Brothers as he hopped from committee to committee to avoid being connected with the big lie, have been cringeworthy.

Scottish football, like the food and tobacco industry is a pariah. Nothing has been done to improve standards, the whole thing has become a nauseating mess.

Peter Lawwell’s tenure has been a litany of missed opportunities, double-dealing and arrogance. He has achieved the ignominy of reducing a once great club to the moral bankruptcy of Sevco.

If he can convince Elizabeth Windsor of his own tax compliance an award from the Palace might be his own personal low.

Scientists are able to manipulate food to produce the same behaviours in rats to others that are addicted to cocaine. The Old Firm Bliss Point is similar. That’s why supporters ignore the warnings and the ominous march of Sevco. They are addicted and will go to baffling lengths to justify their support of a corrupt game.

With most addictions, the trick is a rock bottom. That’ll be messy and there might be an almighty hangover when the penny drops.

As the song goes, “Now the drugs don’t work.They just make you worse.”

You see, the word endorphins comes from two roots. ‘Endo’genous meaning growing within and the opiate morphine. ?

The above is by The Gombeen Man. We gladly publish guest articles and encourage you to pen your thoughts on the team and submit them to be dissected. sentinelcelts@gmail.com

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BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
November 22, 2019 5:55 am

THEGOMBEENMAN

Wow,that is a stunning take-down,mate. Good to have you back,and well on form too!

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
November 22, 2019 5:56 am

Carried over from previous article…
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AULDHEID

Libero

I didnt say not renew, I said delay renewal.

Away back in 2011 there was a resolution passed at an Open Meeting of Celtic supporters.

It asked for accountability and transparency at SFA but also changes in the video review panel process, a more immediate objective. It was passed to Celtic eventually after a wee bit of internal polticing between the CSA and CST and unlike this time Celtic were quite happy to support it and take it to the SFA.

There then was talk of a boycott but Gordon Smith resigned and the Review Panel process was changed.

Lesson1. You need to have a reason to make a threat.
Lesson 2. The threat has to be strong and credible enough to get a response which needs unity.
Lesson 3. It does not need to be carried out if the cause is a sound one, just be credible.
Lesson 4. The objective has to be one that most supporters would sign up to and if SFA reform and honest governance and self respect are not enough to get that support, then what does that say about us as a support who consider ourselves the best in the world?

The difference between now and then is the support as represented at the Open Meeting in St Mary’s Calton AND Celtic were at one, looking for change at the SFA.

Res12 2013 hoped for a repeat of 2011 by giving Celtic the Dougie Dougie moment/silver bullet that campaignrs were led to believe would enable change.

This time Celtic are opposing taking Res12 2013 (under Res12 2019) from SFA and passing to UEFA and are not working with the support after a period when they gave the impression they were.

Do you ever wonder why, and is SFA reform and honest governance not enough of an objective to delay renewal?

After all when folk renew it is on the basis that rules are applied fairly and what happened in the past to rob Celtic of titles ie financial doping and tax evasion , will not happen again because there are rules in place to stop a repeat? Can that assurance be given? Wouldn’t you want to hear it and believe it?

How much being played with before saying “Enough”?

No criticism of you or others whose ties are strong intended for I know the feeling of facing and making a choice.

The Overeas Season Ticket scheme of a few seasons back was my idea based on an ideal of Celtic, which they sadly havent lived up to and the wrench is not easy, but when you realise what real game is being played you either look to change it, which is what Res12 is trying to do, or stop supporting financially at the start then eventually emotionally too because paradise got lost.

Mario Bertolini
November 22, 2019 6:09 am

second BMCUWP, well put Gombeen. I think all of us on this blog and a few others are in the minority. reading posters saying when they attend matches and speak to other fans, These fans are unaware of res12 and what it is trying to accomplish. Is this a head in sand situation, or are as you say quite happy to gather trophies and titles, which in truth at present are meaningless. So they are quite happy to tootle along behind the pied peter oh I meant piper. Why, nothing is gonna change, when the worm turns, what’s gonna happen? They will scream and scream but no one will listen. Change required NOW for good of game and support.

Twists n turns
November 22, 2019 6:12 am

The Gombeen Man
Thoroughly enjoyed the article.

Manipulation certainly plays a huge part.
The key to manipulation is to identify someone’s weaknesses, then exploit those weaknesses.

Online scammers train in it.
In conversation, they’re looking for the weakness. Once they’ve identified it, their job is made easier.

It’s prevalent in abusive relationships.

Bullying is built on it

Some of it blatant, sometimes more subtle.

It’s used to seize control, more often than not for self gain.

With Celtic supporters the weakness is obvious. The emotional bond.
The PLC don’t need to look for it. Their job is therefore made a whole lot easier.

It’s exploitation and the only way to stop it is to take control. Stop the exploitation.

Many have, but not enough. One of the big advantages the PLC of Celtic have, is the size of the pool of people waiting to be exploited.

Every season book renewal time. Read the underlying tone of the renewal messages.
“ x number of days to renew”
“ waiting list”
“ don’t miss out”

They never let the renewal date run beyond the transfer deadline.

The only way to stop it is to seize control back again. Using their own methods against them.

I’ve been out a few days dealing with various bits n pieces so I’m playing catch up – but I like Auldheid’s delayed renewal game. Grab some of the power back.

Tens of thousands playing that card would have an impact I suspect.

Twists n turns
November 22, 2019 6:21 am

I’ll get the naps table updated this evening.

Gordon – a reminder you’ve a £20 free bet this week I believe. Just choose from PP on any event you wish and get it to me tomorrow please. GL

Fairhill Bhoy
November 22, 2019 7:55 am

No sure winning trophies and titles are meaningless !

The Gombeen Man
November 22, 2019 8:13 am

Fairhill Bhoy,

The rush of chemicals like dopamine that winning a title creates is highly addictive.
Many of us rationalise and justify all types of behaviour to get that hit. It’s very similar to folk addicted to substances like alcohol or other chemicals.

The Plc are aware of this and enable it. It’s very profitable and like all addictions thrives in dishonest environment.

I think you are in Ireland at the moment? Have a ball.

HH

The Gombeen Man
November 22, 2019 8:28 am

BMCUWPs/Mario/Twisty,

Thanks for the comments lads.

Kraft Foods used to be owned by Phillip Morris the tobacco company. The manipulation of food became such a concern for the executives at Phillip Morris that they feared class actions of a similar scale to the actions against cigarette companies.

Phillip Morris sold their stake in Kraft.

Anyway, the hit that the Bliss Point of the Old Firm gives shouldn’t be underestimated and in truth, I am still struggling to cold turkey it.

The onset of these addictions post-colonialism and the Industrial Revolution is pretty stark.

Its the manipulation and exploitation of people by the morally bankrupt who pretend to have an affinity with Celtic (or Sevco) that’s particularly galling.

Twist & Turns,

My condolences on your recent loss. From my visits to the blog I know how painful you’ve found this time. You’ve helped others with your honesty.

HH

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
November 22, 2019 8:31 am

THEEXILEDTIM

Remember it is your turn for the charity fiver this week,mate.

For everyone else,we are always looking for volunteers to make an arse of themselves. This initiative is now in its 12th week,and we have only had one return so far. A miserly one,lost the next week!

Surely the Brains Trust out there can do better?

Though as I said to our sports reporter in the office on Tuesday night,after table-topping Swindon had lost at home in the cup to a usually poor-away-from-home Cheltenham-nae wunner ah canny gets a fixed odds up. I think the very young very English gentleman understood the context,if not the content!

Fairhill Bhoy
November 22, 2019 8:41 am

The Gombeen Man-apologies,a good post and although it’s mostly true I still think there is a big percentage of supporters who for 90minutes just want to see the team win.No head in sand stuff,no getting pied petered or brain washed just for that 90 minutes to forget everything else and watch us play,and hopefully pick up a few trophies on the way.Nothing meaningless in that.
I’m in Barcelona thanks for the good wishes

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
November 22, 2019 8:48 am

THE GOMBEENMAN

So my erstwhile favourite brand of cigarette is responsible for the demise of my favourite chocolate company? Blinkin flip,things you didn’t know you didn’t know.

I remember nearly thirty years ago bumping into a bloke on the train in London,Scottish lad who had heard me talking to the train guard as he inspected the tickets. He was getting off at the same stop as me,so we went for a few beers.

Missing Scotland much,he asked. Naw,I replied. Sisters are here,parents come down a lot,most of my mates back home are huns and Celtic are bloody awful. Beginning to think I made a good choice.

When you’ve been here a bit longer,you’ll miss it,he reckoned. It’s the food and the beer. Canny get a decent pint,canny get a decent roll for the morning,canny find anything to put on it either. What like,I said? Eggs,bacon? Naw-skwerr,tattie scone,black pudding. Even thur chips are bowfin.

And then he told me that he had got one back for the little man. He missed the comfort food,the post-pub stuff,most of all. Kraft Cheesy Pasta. Whit,yon rid stuff? Aye. Asked various supermarkets about it,he eventually contacted Kraft and they decided to sell it down here.

So he told me. I still think it’s bloody awful,more additives than the packet has room to list. Still,his claim to fame. Buggered if I could be bothered making that after a night out.

jimthetim53
November 22, 2019 8:48 am

Fairhill Bhoy you confused me yesterday when you said you were in Temple Bar. I thought you meant Dublin. But I see there is a Temple Bar in Barcelona. Looks very smart too!

Fairhill Bhoy
November 22, 2019 8:55 am

Jimthetim53-yes mate not a bad pub,€5:99 for two pints.Its raining but so what ?

The Gombeen Man
November 22, 2019 9:10 am

BMCUWPs,

I’m not sure where the Bliss Point is in the pies they sell in the Main Stand??

Yeah, I didn’t know that Phillip Morris had owned Kraft and had no idea of what was going on behind the scenes.

From there the irrational behaviour and denial of much of the support began to make sense…Even the guys who’ve been following the Sevco story and consciously know the extent if the cheating seem incapable of changing their behaviour (that includes me).

They say 95% of what we do is dictated by the subconscious.

Sorry to read about your cigs and chocolate.

I’m away for my porrage…

With added sugar or salt???

Anyway,

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/12/16/459981099/how-the-food-industry-helps-engineer-our-cravings

jimthetim53
November 22, 2019 9:11 am

Bobby, loved Kraft Cheesy Pasta as a wean. My mother used to buy it for me alone, I could eat a packet on my own at that time. My mother loved feeding me, I had cheap tastes in food. My favourite cold meat was spam. My favourite bacon was streaky etc.

I still buy cheesy pasta now and again – 95p per packet, but I can now get two meals out of it. ‘Kraft’ is no longer on the packet.

jimthetim53
November 22, 2019 9:15 am

Hated butter as a wean, Stork margarine only! Didn’t care for sweeties, cakes, biscuits. Fresh fruit for me, which was cheap before the Common Market.

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
November 22, 2019 9:17 am

THEGOMBEENMAN

This is not a criticism-I wouldn’t dare. I’m still intending another visit,and I know which kind of welcoming committee I’d prefer! Merely to clarify the Res 12 situation re the AGM.
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“Celtic Plc unashamedly tell us that it’s not in the interests of the company to pursue Resolution 12. No mention of the best interests of Celtic, her support and Scottish football.”
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The vote at this year’s AGM is on an updated new version. (As I understand it. There has been little light shone on this,and so most people think that it is the original Res 12 which is to be voted down.)

There is a Res 12-2019. This requests that Celtic Plc take the findings from investigations subsequent to Res 12-2013 to UEFA.

It is THIS that the board do not wish to pursue. That they want voted down as not in the best interests of the company. They are happy with a continuation of Res 12-2013,however.

And why wouldn’t they be? They have parked it at the door of the SFA,with the request that they investigate the findings within.

So,remind me. What was Res 12 all about again? Oh aye,that Rangers were fraudulently awarded a Euro licence in 2011,and that our club should hold to account those responsible. Or words to that effect,in case anyone wants to be pedantic.

Celtic originally intended to vote it down,but decided instead to go with it. Let the people behind the resolution find the legendary silver bullet. Six years later,and a lot of time effort and expense later,the silver bullet has long been supplied on a salver but remains unfired. The club are happy,indeed insist,that the matter be investigated by the SFA.

What a load of f…..g pish. Ask a body to investigate themselves? Pinsent Mason report all over again,except that the SFA aren’t even going to go that far. They’ve parked it. Totally. And our board aren’t pushing it either.

Christ,it’s like an old episode of Through The Keyhole. Let’s examine the facts and what a panel they are.

The obvious question is this.

Why are Celtic Plc,a publicly-quoted company,unwilling to pursue a case which will in all likelihood prove that they have been defrauded of millions of pounds of income?

Fairhill Bhoy
November 22, 2019 9:32 am

BMCUWP-the obvious answer is that there tied up in this murky shite fest,unfortunately

The Gombeen Man
November 22, 2019 9:37 am

BMCUWPs,

It’s conjecture I suppose…

1) Risk v Reward,

What’s in it for the Plc to let the genie out the bottle? We have a financially stable business, access to Europe and reasonable sponsorship etc. Why jeopardise that?

2) Do we run the risk of opening a pandora’s box if the full extent of the cheating and our complicity/failure to act are exposed?

3) Do the other side have a Trump Card that they are holding over us?

4) The extent of the malaise in Scottish football is so serious that our ambitions are elsewhere?

5) Peter Lawwell and Co really aren’t as accomplished as they would like us to believe. Recent history like the Ronny era, loss of Lennon/Rodgers, two failed CL campaigns, due to poor recruitment planning.
Nagging doubts about competence, the John McGinn affair, recruitment policy found in the bin etc.

6) Whatever nonsense has been agreed behind the scenes.

7) We need that Sevco £10m.

8) The Plc are corrupt and compromised.

9) Influence of the dodgy trooser brigade.

10) Fear of physical threat.

Just a few random thoughts.

The Gombeen Man
November 22, 2019 9:54 am

Well put FB.

Apart from that doing heehaw about it made our CEO about £2+m last year. We’ve £40m in the bank and an addicted/ emotionally attached support.

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
November 22, 2019 9:57 am

FAIRHILLBHOY

Yep,that appalling vista is becoming more likely. And I hate being proved right when I’d rather have been wrong.

Have a ball in Barcelona. The last time my family and friends were there,they had an eightsome reel. 7-1,I think. They were certainly reeling after it. At €4 a pop,you can do the same.

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
November 22, 2019 10:16 am

THEGOMBEENMAN

All of those random thoughts are valid. It’s sad and frankly appalling that the thought of physical violence should be so prevalent,but since we have a society that thinks a 24-hour security operation to protect Johnny Adair is fine,it’s no surprise.

I’ve long been of the opinion that,re post 2012…

Someone at CP made a decision on behalf of the board/club which turned out to be a wrong one. Instead of holding his hands up,he has tried to avoid the knowledge of his part in it becoming public. And that suits the others involved in it,as they have a hold over him.

When you lie,you have to continue to lie. And have a good memory! When you admit to an error of judgement,you are judged on that,and on the speed and sincerity of your contrition.

It’s always the cover-up that’s the undoing of the powerful,not The Original Sin.

So that’s 2,3,6,7,8,9,10 dealt with. 1 and 5 are also intertwined,and much dependent on your opinion of PL as CEO. Mine is,keep his nose out of football,terrific. Otherwise out of his league. As such,a disaster as he is the worst example of a micromanager I’ve ever seen.

Your point about Scottish football being fucked? That’s up to other teams. They either fold or they try to better themselves. Two seasons ago,we had Aberdeen,Hibs,Hearts,and last season Kilmarnock doing their bit. Add in us and the huns,that’s half a league. Not many leagues have half of it making an effort,most of them write off certain games and concentrate on the ones that are important to them.

We aren’t dead yet up in Scotland. But the fat lady is warming up,and the priest is donning his robes and sorting out the Viaticum.

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
November 22, 2019 10:26 am

JIMTHETIM53

Cheap to keep?

I think we were all brought up on what our parents could afford,mate. Looking back,I can certainly see the difference in what was available at say,five ten fifteen and twenty.

Not sure I would have been too keen on what was available to my parents at those ages. And as for their parents at the same age,erm,naw.

Btw,95p,yer getting overcharged. And Asda do a decent equivalent for 20p,though you have to fire in some grated cheese. And being a greedy bastert wi a hungry tapeworm,I do them two at a time.

After the pub!!!

The Gombeen Man
November 22, 2019 10:38 am

BMCUWPs,

I think it’s pretty simple. They have a Bliss Point that makes money and the prospect of lifting the lid isn’t appealing for a variety of reasons.

The arch villain of Sevco is box office.

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
November 22, 2019 10:46 am
BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
November 22, 2019 11:08 am

THEGOMBEENMAN

Or maybe the other way around…

The Gombeen Man
November 22, 2019 11:16 am

Yep BMCUWPs,

The Bliss Point works both ways.

A licence to print.

We’ll see what next Bliss Point they manufacture if Sevco win the league?

Will the support fall for it?

Yes for a period.

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
November 22, 2019 11:22 am

Shocking early start for me,so early bed. Keep up the levels of debate please till I get up after my first decent sleep since Monday.

Big Audio Dynamite
November 22, 2019 11:29 am

What a great read, GM ? I’ve been thinking about what happened to all the other Scottish teams the last time Rangers were allowed to spend what wasn’t theirs. Every other team spent money like never before. Jeez, even teams like Dundee were buying, and paying a fortune to, guys like Kinkladze, Cannigia and Ravanelli! I often wondered how close all these teams came to going to the wall. Now I’m thinking what the outcome of their spending will be this time round. Will clubs make the same mistakes? I don’t think they will-can this time. The thing that’s impossible to gauge though, is the advantage this will give them. Still think I’m waiting for the cheats to start winning stuff again, and I’m pretty sure at that point the last burning embers of my love for football will die out …forever.

Dermot and Peter, that is a helluva situation you have left us in, eh?

A heartbroken Celt!

jimthetim53
November 22, 2019 11:56 am

Oh my God that new Celtic Christmas advert is brilliant!

The Gombeen Man
November 22, 2019 11:57 am

BMCUWP’s,

Sleep well M. Keep telling them the truth.

Big Audio,

Some say if we look back over our lives we live our lives in roughly 7 year cycles. We repeat the same things until a shock suddenly wakes us from our slumber.

Maybe the events at Ibrox have been a once in a lifetime opportunity to wake up?

The trouble is this isn’t over. It’s an ongoing, unfolding event.

The lack of chat in other places is telling. I’d wager there’s a lot of people not sleeping too soundly.

HH

jimthetim53
November 22, 2019 11:59 am

The Gombeen Man
November 22, 2019 12:01 pm

Jimthetim,

I haven’t seen the advert. Must check my YouTube.
Sounds like a Bliss Point in action. I’ll look forward to the endorphin rush. ?.

Oops thanks Jim, just saw your post. I’ll have a watch.

jimthetim53
November 22, 2019 12:21 pm

The Gombeen Man, that’s a You Tube link of it I’ve posted! Don’t worry you’ve had a busy morning 🙂 Really good article and posts.

The Gombeen Man
November 22, 2019 1:11 pm

Jimthetim,

Thanks for posting the video. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Your music links are always appreciated.

It’s hard breaking the old habits. For ages I debated about getting rid of Sky Sports. I finally bit the bullet and cancelled.

It was my birthday earlier in the month and the family clubbed together to get me Sky Sports.

I had to act delighted but deep down I am really. I just wish it wasn’t so corrupt…

HH

Libero
November 22, 2019 1:23 pm

Lest we start suffering from the conceit of terminal uniqueness, do we recognize that almost all sports, all codes, all games – Aussie cricket ball tampering, Aussies Rules drug-cheats, Boxing matches rigged, Cycling doping, English football bung scandals, Italian football ref bribes, IPL, NFL insider betting, Rugby salary cap smashing, Sumo bout rigging, Tennis match fixing, Olympics, UEFA, World Cup you name ’em – are tainted by regular rule transgressions. Juventus, Melbourne Storm, Sharapova, Blatter…..
https://www.msn.com/en-ae/sport/other/biggest-sports-scandals-of-all-time/ss-BBKJmMP#image=26
I’m not blase about them NOR for them in any way but pragmatically – and I don’t feel I’m a particularly unthinking Pavlovian mutt here – as special as we bhoys know we are, mibby malfeasance and villainy are so omnipresent due to humankind’s deadly sins.
A wee question; are you more of a Celtic supporter for not swelling the coffers atm, or less of one for doing so while the delinquency of the club’s corporate representatives is falling into sharper focus?

jimthetim53
November 22, 2019 1:33 pm

The Gombeen Man, I cancelled Sky several years ago. They had just announced a new football deal. I can’t remember the figures now but it was massive. The comparison with the money they were giving to English football and Scotland was ridiculous. I was thinking in terms of Scotland having around 10% of the population of England. But Scottish football was getting nowhere near that. I joined up with BT instead. But I cancelled with them earlier this year, they lost a lot of their Scottish games coverage. I just rely on other means now.

fan-a-tic
November 22, 2019 1:35 pm

The Gombeen Man
Excellent article.
Love the title.
Self harming for an instant high is a human condition .
Are the support paralleling the behavior of the unhealthy and overweight who frequent McDonalds?
Knowing the consequences but driven by addiction.
An addiction is hard to break.
The manipulation and abuse of history and tradition is hard to countenance.
For me the end of the line is fast approaching.

Auldheid
November 22, 2019 1:41 pm

The Gombeen Man

Every day is a school day. Never heard of the Bliss Point but recognise some of the relation to addiction from indirect work in that area after retiring.

Yes following Celtic is an addiction and if I can continue on that theme,the product we are being sold isnt pure. It’s being cut.

The impurity may not kill us but it is nevertheless harmful to our emotional well being and whilst victories on the park give us a high, the cutting of the product leads to lows and defeat to the depths if at hands of our other addicted rivals.

On why Celtics reluctance to act I think your second point about pandora box and associated risk is the most likely followed by the possibility of your point 3 arising from two.

Do we as supporters want to take the risk is the question?

We might get an idea following the AGM.

Fairhill Bhoy
November 22, 2019 2:01 pm

AULDHEID-like I said earlier,it would take a monumental effort to get a few STH to delay .Its a big big ask

Bada Bing
November 22, 2019 2:15 pm

Lenny said: ““Leigh Griffiths will be involved in the squad this weekend. He’s happy and I’ve seen enough to think he can make a contribution.”

Hatem Abd Elhamed and Mo Elyounoussi will miss the clash as the Livingston match comes to soon for them both

The Gombeen Man
November 22, 2019 2:15 pm

Libero,

Your honesty is refreshing and you are asking valid questions.

I don’t know if you are entirely comfortable with accepting the instant gratification of the endorphin rush of silverware?
For many of us the problem with a quick fix is the aftermath of a feeling of guilt.
All of us are in the same boat really and the great pity is that we have been left to try and deduce what’s going on.

Sport and in particular professional sport does mirror the human condition. Corruption is everywhere.

Celtic are as much a part of my heritage as my surname. This is personal to me. To walk away from cheating and racism that I believe has affected numerous generations before me is wrong. It would be dishonest.

It will also come back to bite us.

I’ve no axe to grind with Sevco/Rangers supporters. Many of them are on the same hook as me.

The titles are nice but many of us feel short-changed and would simply like some reasonable questions answered.

You and I can’t fix all of the inequity in the world but we can make an imperfect attempt to address what is right in front of us.

This is our opportunity in our lifetime to register our refusal to bought by the Plc’s Bliss Points.

The Gombeen Man
November 22, 2019 2:31 pm

Jimthetim,

I did the same a few years ago and have had the frying pan on most weekends for my football fix and Bliss Points.

There is a deal in Ireland for Sky and BT plus a few others for about €25 a month.

I think my family got fed up with my frustrations with the sausages and took the plunge to keep me quiet at the weekends.??

Fan-a-tic,

Yes I think that’s the case. The support are hooked on the dopamine and endorphin kick of Old Firmism and the Board(s) will continue to supply Bliss Points to keep the tills ringing.

That’s why we see so much advertising for other substance and behavioural addictions at games.

The buzz of the game creates an almighty high and those with vulnerabilities get caught.

It really is a pretty unhealthy environment but very difficult to walk away.

Very similar to the food scenario and much more pernicious given the depth of the emotional and cultural attachment.

The Plc are very much aware of this and I believe they think we will act like animals in a laboratory when presented with 9 or 10.

HH

Bada Bing
November 22, 2019 2:48 pm

Another 13k fine from UEFA,for illicit chants and banners v Lazio at CP

Big Audio Dynamite
November 22, 2019 2:58 pm

TGM

You would’ve thought Rangers being liquidated would have been the end of their story …apparently not! Can only speak for myself, and I know how it reads, but I’m pretty sure when they win something, anything!, that will be the point when I call a halt. It will be utterly impossible to watch them parade the championship trophy after everything we now know. Jeez, I live in Bridgeton, they will be having open top bus parades for weeks! Scottish football is JUST bearable right now because we are winning, and although I realise that sounds pathetic, I didn’t ask to be here, the custodians of our club saw to that by their inaction.

The fact our board don’t seem to care what their legacy will be, would suggest they don’t give a sheet how they will be remembered. Things could get interesting if anyone ever suggests a statue for Dermot or Peter 😀

Big Audio Dynamite
November 22, 2019 3:00 pm

Griff back in squad tomorrow. Mikey back in training.

Margaret McGill
November 22, 2019 3:02 pm

Mahe I agree. They are just taking the Bliss!

Fairhill Bhoy
November 22, 2019 3:09 pm

BADA-how many other clubs got fined for that stuff? Irrelevant pish that Uefa dish out after every game ?

jimthetim53
November 22, 2019 3:15 pm

Picked up this post on the SFM:

“The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) are meeting next month to discuss possible sanctions against Russian athletes due to alleged inconsistencies in anti-doping data.
The Scottish Sun [is] reporting that a potential punishment could include Russia being banned from the Olympics next year as well as missing out on Euro 2020, which could result in Scotland being entered into the competition in their place.”

Wouldn’t that be typical for the SFA, they seem to live a charmed life.

Fairhill Bhoy
November 22, 2019 3:19 pm

Libero-your wee last question about financially supporting our club,it’s not that simple mate and I know you know that.