One foot in the grave
Yesterday seen Ireland’s second greatest export after the diaspora put one foot in the grave.
The repercussions of the events in East Glasgow will take some time to fully manifest, but to me it looks more and more likely to be the death knell for a club that once did actually represent a people and a cause.
Yesterday the Club transferred fully into a corporate entity devoid of morals or soul and seeking only their new God,,, your money.
It would be easy to sit here and rant away, as Im prone to the odd time,, but honestly theres just a hollow feeling of final resignation lingering now where once pure love grew strongly.
Many of us seen this coming. The groundwork took years in the making and the path itself was smoothed over through long term neutering of potential large scale opposition and stringing the small scale along.
The last 7 days or so have been timed exquisitely.
Dave departs with the big job done.
As we speak the Old Firm is alive,,job very well done Dave.
Green Brigade squirrel did its job.
AGM out of the way for another year.
It was an example in setting the agenda,,something those with tons of money can do a lot easier than those without.
Signs show an internal handing over of power to the younger Desmond, and as the old saying goes the apple never falls far from the tree.
Its clear now that Dermot will do ten and thats all she wrote, and a public passing of the flame is surely pencilled in for May 2021.
Think the future will hold any difference under the new suit , think again.
He will know first hand what he’s getting into and is willingly stepping into a cesspit that a privileged few wade into and make a financial killing.
We also know now that the board sprung some fresh info that Uefa had told them not interested. And this despite the Resolutioners having spoken to them beforehand.
After silver bullet, verbal assurances are no longer enough. Word isnt bond in this case.
And then came the gerrymandering of the vote itself.
To be gerrymandered at what is supposed to be your release in life whilst trying to strive in what can be a very stressful world is simply beyond the pale.
Seeing the entire room defeated by one desk,,,at work maybe yeah,,,but your own team and true love? Your chosen pastime? Are they not there to share the vision ? Empowered and trusted by ourselves for that job? And yet they basically bully us?
They take control and go against our history with their decisions.
I find this absolutely galling personally.
And shameful for those responsible. Soo soo shameful because they actually know how dear some hold that which they abuse.
If its true that Uefa have taken that stance then look at the implications,,,
Was there pressure from within applied ?
Have they decided that its such a boat rocker we aint going near it ?
In cahoots with the Plc to say move on ?
You can believe nothing you are told these days but that is a big one to pull out of the hat ,, and if backed only by a verbal ‘ Aye I had them on the blower and thats what they said ‘ then forget it.
But still , that doesnt sound like good news at all where I sit.
There might well be some legal route or other being looked at but Im starting to come to the opinion that I will probably depart this mortal plane with a legal route being looked at.
If others need help finding funding for that route I have no doubt we will all help that fine and noble cause ,, how can we not ?
But increasingly this looks like boiling down to each individual ,, who now are under no illusion that they are funding a crooked game where rules can be bent to suit circumstances,,and that bending is sold to you as in your best interests.
We have had it confirmed once and for all that the people who have maneuvered themselves into positions of custodianship of the club do not have integrity , or the fans wishes at heart . Those will be sacrificed when suits the suits.
As a man who just cannot swallow the Big Lie , my last hope for the league up north is that the team playing in light blue out of Ibrox that were awarded the history of the previous team playing in light blue out of Ibrox go under and die with the history not transferred again even should there be another team in light blue playing out of Ibrox.
Thats the only way the Big Lie can end now, as its been embraced by our own club , governing bodies everywhere ,media , that club , and incredibly our own fans as they fork out 49 smackers a pop to be there.
Thats the only way the Old Firm will die as the PLC have bought into it fully and are on solid financial footing.
And with the Old Firm dying perhaps , just perhaps , some sanity might actually creep into the game.
With time precious, a farce is something I just cant buy into sorry.
The Ten has become our bane and our target simultaneously.
It legitimizes the Ibrox mob and their dead history , while simultaneously drawing in the punters who just will not want to miss the never seen before event.
Just like moths to a flame which has given the suits the power they crave over you.
It may well be the pay off for playing the Old Firm game for the second time ,, blood money.
It will blind many to the stench of corruption, and help seal the fate of a once great football club to ignominy in a bent backwater.
It will bring bonus after bonus for those who stopped needing anything at all in life long long ago.
It will divide the fan base on those who walk and those who stay.
It will dominate domestic life for the next 18 months.
It will see a new main man , who stood idly by and watched you all get shafted yesterday.
Its now our curse. Just like our boardroom.
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