The people have spoken.
Moving on is clearly the majority of the supports wish , 48k season tickets sold leaves little room for doubt.
A new regime with a new philosophy, a clearing out of the playing squad, a fresh character at the helm with an appealing footballing philosophy,,, all of these contribute towards the feeling of a new era, a new age (of Ange).
For the majority that is.
We all know moving on isn’t as easy for some, just as we all know some who renewed did so with a heavy heart, sometimes holding their nose at the national sports unsavoury side.
But no matter where you stand on Res12 or the 5WA, it’s clear most and the club are moving on.
There does seem to be some renewed enthusiasm on Kerrydale Street and things look on the up as far as the club are concerned, but we’ve reached D-Day for those who justifiably feel let down by our PLC.
No one desires to become a football nomad, left without a club, but moving on just can’t happen for a few.
I’ll state my opinion on what should follow, and it’s merely my opinion.
We’ve done remarkably well to ensure civility and non judgement of others when it comes to the club, but I believe more than ever we need to bring together the factions and all the clans with a unifying act.
Those who are moving on could genuinely say to the others look it wasn’t nice and I understand your dissatisfaction, put the arm around their shoulder and show there will be no judging going on.
Those who have decided they’ve had enough should be left with a positive memory of the club, not with a sense of bitterness. A unifying act could help ease troubled souls, knowing they don’t have the team but they’ll always have good company if they wish.
Everyone, absolutely everyone, should be left in no doubt that no matter what they choose after the decade that did it, they are part of the Celtic family, and that family will not judge nor turn it’s back.
The Celtic family should get together, engage again, and show that despite many different opinions the fans truly are the best part of the club.
There’s been a lot of division, the healing starts in each other’s company.
The world famous Tims always cheer me up, and humble me.
I just can’t get enough, and sometimes I wonder if going to the match is half for the football and half for the characters that journey entails.
I struggle with the love of that club more than anyone knows. And whilst of course walking away is an option, and I’ve considered it believe me, I will continue support on my own terms.
I’m not financing them in any way, we get the invites to talk and will always put forward our heartfelt views aka Call it Straight exactly as it says above.
There won’t be any forgiving or forgetting the last decades events, and I’ve blogged before how the music died, but ultimately we have a good thing going right here, we have each other, and a few fat cats should never be allowed to divide the family.
We keep going, and who knows where this blog will go or where this journey ends.
As always, Im proud to be among you.