Celtic supporters should be asked to fork out season ticket money under current circumstances?
Firstly there’s the obvious matter of what next season because where I’m sitting it ain’t happening (by government decree more than likely) until there’s a vaccine.
Then there’s the possibility of social distancing being introduced at stadiums which might work fine when selling seats for a one off concert but not when it comes to season books.
The two are incompatible imo.
If social distancing comes into play the club and others must introduce general sales only as anything else would be simply unjust. A ballot of season tickets wouldn’t be fair, the same faces seeing the team without change would not wash at all.
At that stage any season ticket monies paid must be refunded.
It makes a lot of sense then right now to keep a hold of your wedge until there is some clarity for sports as the landscape is very fluid and looks as if it will continue to be so.
Comrade McCaff asserts we must retain the financial advantage which was built up legitimately and does give us the option to blow the competition out of the water, but I would remind the honourable gentleman that our coffers were often the source of everything from head scratching, wild speculation, and not a little mistrust.
‘The sweetener’ designed to push through a sale at a fantastic share price seemed to be the most commonly held theory, and I don’t like to entertain the thought of what or who approx 50 million in cash would have brought through the door.
Using up those funds to keep the club from going under is probably about the one way of spending it all the support would agree on, and if by using it up it actually helps keep the next Charlie Green from the door then all the better.
The fact the support are totally in the blue about why their club are/were gathering such vast sums is unbecoming and unimpressive, but transparency is not something we will ever associate with the collection of suits that unfortunately inhabit positions at our club.
For far too long now.
On the 27th of November I seen a room full of pure, proper Tims who wanted their club to go one direction, the path of right, truth and justice, get voted down by men who don’t have the best interests of the club or Scottish football at heart. One lied plain and simple that day.
That meeting was the final confirmation that what we are seeing is not a team of the people at all, that phrase cannot be used when the masses wish one direction and see their wish denied.
The fans have been reduced to customers full stop.
Customers pick and choose, and may or may not return.
It’s the latter in my own case.
Sometime during March I woke up to an email from what used to be a football club but is now just a corporate entity that typifies this regime. The renew email had our Captains face in a yell but adorned in green white and gold.
You will have your own interpretation of what exactly that means or speaks to, and I’ll gladly share mine. The Alba based Tims are seeing their heartstrings played upon, with most having some heritage across the water. And the Irish Tims are being called to partake.
While my nations flag is stuck in the middle, a pawn to give the semblance of cause !
Yet what cause?
The league that we are being asked to cross the water and spend all day around usually is an absolute shambles that I have no doubt is the worst league in Europe, and may well go under here. I’ll certainly shed no tears.
Theres no cause but profit these days, thats been clear for a long time, so lets just cut the pretence otherwise.
All the gimmick advertising in the world wont stop the downward trend of numbers travelling for the games, only a healthy, vibrant, well run league will entice the next generation.
That’s them lost then.
However this pandemic has thrown the most unexpected of lifelines to the entire footballing setup, though the chips are still falling fast and the future unclear. The club needs you like never before, your wallet that is, and the steady stream of local punters is threatened which will strike horror into some. As mentioned we had seen proven in November that the common Celtic fan has zero power at the club, well there’s never been a better opportunity to change that once and for all. Change in the domestic game is so very badly needed, and isnt coming about naturally, therefore it must be forced.
Starve those who covet nothing but your money out.
Give them nothing but your contempt, that’s all they deserve and unlike their obscene wages, its been very well earned.
The above is by Mahe and as usual the front page is all yours to call it straight anytime.
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