Scotland the Brave?
Normally today would be a pat on the back article for Scottish fitbaw with two teams heading into the Uefa last 32 from two difficult groups.
It is commendable for both and we even have youngsters being blooded away from home showing how we strolled it instead of the anticipated nail biter last couple games.
Having the team across the city go through adds extra spice , and one must admit that a haul of 14 goals in Europe for their Colombian is eye catching, even if he isnt rated highly by most Tims.
But there is only one result that cant be avoided today and for what will seem an eternity to many.
The Dup are no longer needed, and may be sacrificed soon in Brexit negotiations.
The Scottish people have spoken spectacularly in favour of the Snp and all that entails.
I am the very last person to explore the implications of the polling booths, others here are much more informed than me on that. I am as eager for their analysis as you on just how the future might play out.
But the thought that struck me was,,
The people have a wish for a path, express that wish, and yet have no way to force their way.
Remind you of anything?
And that is whats gonna catch my interest here, how many (if any) people are actually willing to take affirmative action on this issue ?
Make no mistake platforms such as Twitter have every Tom, Dick, and Harry coming out of the woodwork proclaiming now is the time the people have spoken etc etc.
And its true that such a landslide and huge turnout is a statement.
Despite what Shankly said football comes a distant second when it comes to real world affairs as we will all know. In a true emergency your team isnt even though of full stop.
So there is no real comparing the floor at the Agm getting swatted away by the top table, with something so important as demanding independence as a nation.
However what interests me the most is this,,
Should the people see that uniting and demanding something brings results,,
Then whats next?
Predicting quite how independence would affect our club of choice and the entire setup is way beyond my pay grade, but the events of the last month or so that we have all dissected and thought soo very important have just paled in significance. I doubt this vote will help those that are seeking a fair and external inquiry into the whole malarkey up north surrounding the bent Sfa / Ibrox axis but that affair never raised half the storm appearing everywhere for Indyref2.
Perhaps if the nation does go alone the Sfa blazers would see limited funds, and the going rate offered only, all transparently and published openly to a new nation?
If money becomes tight it would be easy to see the gravy train put under the microscope so perhaps its not all bad for a concerned footie fan thinking of the future.
Only time will tell if this election makes a real change and helps folk feel empowered enough to unite and express on important issues. If it leads to a new nation then the fact that all wanted this together at the start is huge for the challenges that would lie ahead. A house divided and all that.
A country that knows it can actually act together to get things done,, a new aspiring optimistic nation,,a society finding its feet seeking a common bond,,a multicultural people with hope in their heart,,
Call me naive but I just cant see a bent game lasting long in that place.
The above is by Mahe. Please consider helping out the site over this busy period with an article to let the hard working one of us get some much needed sleep. Busier than Santa he is.