Let the battle begin
‘ Sometimes nothin is a pretty cool hand ‘ said Paul Newman in arguably his finest role.
Yet, good actor or not, my dear old mother would advise me to ignore any man that eats fifty eggs in one sitting and I dont care if he makes decent salad dressing.
Approximately two generations ago those words were uttered by the legend, but in Scottish football terms, it would be the ultimate boy who cried wolf moment if they had eff all.
Its “Dossier Week” incase you havent been tuned into the latest episode of bent never boring Scottish football.
Wont take long before it becomes public knowledge, or at least the gist of the argument leaked which is a given in such a small nation. Although the vote wont be taking place, one might call these next seven days key in that,,,
All and sundry get to see the hand that has been dealt and thus there will be,,
a scramble for positions especially from the MSM
Then the Celtic faced bloggers must decide what they can take away from the infamous file.
Of course all and sundry must also await the response of the governing body in the accused box here.
So essentially we are in week1 of the two weeks that should define the next phase of Scottish football, we can only hope it is not dominated by self serving and finger pointing but it certainly looks as if it is heading that way.
Yet my overriding feeling is we have been prematurely pushed to a fork in the road we were all going to face one day.
Effectively our club of choice has the entire league in checkmate, and there are approx 50k who will not accept that lightly for a start. But yet no matter which way you look at it how can you not see us coming out of any domestic competition crowned as Champions for the next,,, ?
I applaud our board for putting us in this position, however now we are here it has seemingly lead to unassailable dominance. So much so that we need not push the boat out as much as we can infact there is a cash reserve that makes the rest look amateur.
Assuming things get back to a semblance of normal at some stage someone has got to ask the question, what next?
Our rivals cannot break even in this ongoing battle as we have seen and are seeing again with a rough figure of ten million pre-virus., which in Scottish football terms is no small change.
At some stage someone somewhere must face the reality that we have a juggernaut that isn’t being stopped and whether its all been done above board or not, thats just not competition.
Thats swatting aside.
Great for the big bhoys fans but not so for the rest.
Now in this scenario me and you happen to be the big boys supporters, and know our club have legitimately earned their spot at the top, but yet at some stage the question must be asked,,,
What is the long term plan for the entire domestic setup because if its looking like all being our feeder clubs or just simply a case of line up to get stomped on next then isn’t it incumbent upon those running the national sport to come up with some type of answers on a fair path forward?
A club who maximises its opportunities is more than within its rights, but if you have one team who has outgrown and dominates the pond then its time for some hard decisions from everyone involved, fans and all.
At some stage this must be faced up to.
But first let everyone play their cards as its time to show your hand.
Dossier of dirt, or file of filibuster,, let the battle begin.
The above is by Mahe. As usual the email address is firstname.lastname@example.org should you have anything to contribute. We are always happy to post any and all views.