Fork in the road coming

The third week of March this year brings St. Patrick’s Day, the Spring Equinox, and the ‘Cards your on the Table’ derby clash.
 
It’s already more than apparent the treatment of the Champions elect will be heavily scrutinized, with many believing certain ‘lines in the sand’ MUST not be crossed. It’s no exaggeration to state a lot rests on how exactly the PLC accept that particular visiting team, from mobs at the barricades to season book boycotts.
 
Being impatient I’ve longed to reach this fork in the road, something its increasingly looking like. We all know our majority shareholder calls the shots, and we all know his opinion on that club. Given the boards pro Old Firm mentality, their official stance for this occasion may well anger the support.
And that, more than Res12, more than bent refs, more than 55, increasingly looks to be a bridge too far.
 
A Guard of Honour is clearly not acceptable to the majority on here, and its extremely notable that when the shoe was on the other foot their high command quashed the idea, showing its more than a footballing decision. Given we seem(ed) desperate to get the show back on the road when it strayed off the tracks, only the fool would bet against our PLC playing their part by publically accepting second best to ‘their historic rival’.
 
On the 21st of March, the old adage ‘cant fool all the people all the time’ may just prove itself true again. Many roads lead to this game, theres questions need answering, and unlike Sunday night past there will be crowds assembling and no hiding place should the PLC get things as badly wrong off the park as they and the manager have conspired to do on it.
 
Our boards ‘cake and eat it’ policy of pretending they died while charging punters the maximum for attending their games was always going to come unstuck once forced to publically choose, just as these circumstances are doing.
That foolish policy has now placed them between a rock and a hard place.
 
55th or 1st title?
Worthy Champions from a great club or a cheating mob with no scruples?
Guard of honour?
Big decisions need made with the support on one side and a crooked business partner on the other.
For a collection who would prefer to work behind the scenes, the PLCs day of reckoning is coming with the eyes of all upon them.
That day is about three weeks away and counting.
 
 
By Mahe.
sentinelcelts@gmail.com

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Noel Skytrot

Rebus,
my post at 2.52 is of a similar slant, its now becoming clear that we’re fighting for the soul of the club as the snake oil salesmen are inept and don’t care about anything bar our capital. The European qualifiers are upon us in June, we have a manager that the majority of the support want out, our squad is full of want aways and loan players and the incoming CEO hasn’t landed yet etc its an absolute shambles.

McCaff

Live Now BBC Alba: Scotland v Portugal in Cyprus in the Euros.
What a feckin goal Scotland have just lost! Keeper takes a passback, which should’ve been cleared two passes earlier then takes too long to get it our of her feet, Portugal striker closes her down inside the 6yard box, Scotland keeper hits it off her into the goal!! FFS it’s like watching Celtic!!!

Mahe

Rebus,
“Is there or will there be a review?”
The state of the club statement by Banker was the review believe it or not.
Seriously.

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

On reflection,I think a Guard of Honour is appropriate. Honour amongst thieves,etc.

Mike in Toronto

Mahe

You have missed the important part of DD’s comment. He said, “Rangers are a fantastic club with a great history. They will, in not too long a time, be back in the SPL. I have no doubt about that.”

Note: ARE a fantastic club. Not WERE a fantastic club. i.,, Newco had no history, yet DD said the team playing in the bottom division had a great history. So, he could only have been perpetuating the continuity lie.

If there was any doubt, he said that the will be BACK in the SPL”. Not will be great to have them in the SPL, but BACK in the SPL. Again, Newco had never played in the SPL at that time, only Dead Rangers had. So, DD’s position was that Rangers were not liquidated, but were relegated.

I said at the time that this was Celtic’s position, and was shouted down by the Board flutters who said that DD was playing with them, or was caught off guard…. or whatever other people needed to tell themselves so they could sleep at night. But, we all now know that DD was telling us what Celtic’s position was (they are the same club)…. they aren’t about to change that now.

McCaff

Rebus, you’re right to a large degree but the symbolism of our subservience to their superiority reflects the mood of their Club. Given the questions that have been asked of our board for a number of years, and the fact that we have blown up this season in all competitions and allowed ourselves to be a very poor imitation of what we should be and what we expect to be a Guard of Honour to TRFC, if given without qualification ie WE refuse to acknowledge the history they have laid claim to, is a step too far for me! It wouldn’t be a deflection but it would be an acceptance that they are the same Club and they have legitimately and honestly won the Title.
We need Celtic to seize control of this narrative vey quickly. Not to do so legitimises the cheating of Oldco and Newco and a line will have been crossed.

big packy

MCAFF ffs stop watching scotland i stopped watching in 78 when i was 10 look at me now anyone would think i look 68.😎😎

McCaff

Big Jim Packy…I enjoy the ladies game sometimes. The games are less physical but can be more technical and interesting to watch than the Scottish men’s team.
But they’ve been pish today!! πŸ€”

Noel Skytrot

McCaff,
there’s absolutely no chance the charlatans will come out and attempt to change the narrative regarding the huns 1st title win. The trough is deep and the pigs snouts are in. I would be willing to bet 100 roubles going to a charity that they won’t challenge the huns 55 claim, not a fucking chance.

McCaff

Your probably right, Noel!

big packy
Mahe

MIT,
Very correct though the board looks to have backed themselves into a corner with this one. It’s going to be very interesting to see what happens and it looks like this issue more than any other issue will rile the fans.
Take care of yourself lad.
Hail Hail

McCaff

Haha Big Jim Packy! Im too young to remember that! 🀫🀣

big packy

MCAFF, that is not a true story 😎😎😎

Garry

BP
Can you remember the B side of Ally’s Tartan Army?

McCaff

I remember ma grands telling me were gonna win that year!! 🀣🀣

big packy

GARRY, NO.???

McCaff

No but I’ve a feeling you’re gonna tell us! πŸ‘

Garry

BP
This monstrosity of a song.

https://g.co/kgs/cMkkcT

McCaff
big packy

GARRY, was he drunk singing that or just pretending to be😎😎

big packy

GARRY .MCAFF ASWGL, i knew andy was a rangers supporter, but didnt he compere some shows for us in the past,???

Garry

BP
I reckon he was steam boats to record that, and the A side.

big packy

GARRY, i just got drunk listening to it 😎😎

Mahe

Everton’s new stadium sitting right on the Mersey looks nice. Great for that city.

Garry

BP
No idea if he ever appeared at any Celtic functions, but I doubt it.
A total hun fae Rutherglen.
I remember a Dons fan assaulting him on the Ibrox pitch when he was singing some hun song.

McCaff

Garry, he was also the Huns PA at games for a while. If memory serves though he spoke at Tommy Burns’ funeral service…you could ask your burd if she remembers!!!🀣🀣🀣

big packy

GARRY, no problemπŸ‘

Garry

McCaff
Hahaha.
Ex burd. She was too mental for me. πŸ˜πŸ˜‚

McCaff

Too many words in your last sentence Garry.
“She was too mental.”
There, fixed it for you 😁

Noel Skytrot

Garry,
I remember that monstrosity very vividly. I can remember all my hun relatives being steaming singing and dancing along with it. I never knew why they liked it until I found out who Andy Cameron was. I want to be a punk rocker, but the ludge will nae let me. Lol

McCaff

To be fair though, we were riding the crest of a wave in ’78! The excitement and the adventure of it was fantastic until…well, until the Peru game kicked off!!!😳 ⚽⚽⚽πŸ₯Ί

big packy

OK born in bellshill maternity hospital 1953, so i would consider myself scottish with irish greatgrandparents, but that flower of scotland does my feckin head in, its a dirge go back to scotland the brave, another true story😎😎

McCaff

I disagree Big Jim Packy… except when Any MacDonald sings it, she’s feckin useless!!!

Garry

Noel
Similarly, it was hun mates of mine who used to play it.
I was playing The Clash and Ramones records instead.

big packy

MCAFF you would😎 where is jimthetim43 when you need him😎😎

Garry

For Big Packy.

https://g.co/kgs/7erHGC

big packy

remember watching the game when kenny put the ball through the late ray clemence legs, think it was at wembley??

big packy

GARRY, got to be honest, thats the best version ive ever heard.πŸ‘

Garry

BP
Hampden 1976. My 11th birthday present was a ticket for the game. Don Masson and King Kenny scored for Scotland in our victory.

Garry

Tune for McCaff.

https://g.co/kgs/WQ4cHf

big packy

MCAFF, GARRY, thanks for that i was only 2 years old then😎😎😎 that was not a true story😎

McCaff

Garry, she’s a bit of an anomaly – she writes good tunes but her voice does nothing for me! She reminds me of my dad’s sister at house parties, a good voice but a very dull tone to it! And she’s a wee Hun as well, no my aunty, Amy Macdonald!! πŸ€”πŸ˜œ

McCaff

Don Massons goal was a cracker in that game!

Garry

McCaff
She is no very well liked amongst her peers in Bishopbriggs. My sis cannae stand her. Calls her Miss Pretentious. 😁

McCaff

Who? Ma aunty Sadie?? FFS that’s a bit harsh Garry!!

big packy

the best goal for scotland i ever seen was archie gemmels, feel free to shoot me down😎😎

Garry

McCaff
πŸ˜πŸ˜‚
BTW. Richard Foster’s nickname at Ross County was Mr MacDonald. πŸ˜πŸ˜‚

Noel Skytrot

Garry,
Joe Strummer or Para Handy, decisions, decisions.