Going up or down?
The week opened with an attempt to blindside the Celtic Trust, conveniently running down the necessary time to get a Resolution placed on the agenda. Their attempt failed, but it’s the actual attempt itself which portrays their true colours (not green and white).
I’ve read numerous tales of our owner/operators not being on the same page as the clubs lifeblood, through means nefarious and otherwise, but this latest chicanery is extremely galling.
They may as well put their ears in their fingers whilst running away saying ‘can’t hear you, can’t hear you, na na na-na na’.
It’s not like they were asked to meet a delegation of the most ardent anti-board delegates (ourselves?), but rather to liaise with the fans main organization in a professional and respectful manner.
That small task which should be expected not requested proved beyond them.
They don’t even wish to hear other concerns, and shall take active steps to avoid.
It’s arrogance, it’s disrespectful, it’s certainly not the type of action Fergus envisioned. Even I know that.
After the worst decade imaginable, finding out we are neck deep in corruption alongside other tainted parties, those fans who truly care about our off field affairs and reputation get a further slap in the face, instead of a much deserved reconciliation process.
While the good folk at the Trust (I think I speak for us all when I say a heartfelt thanks for your efforts) were scrambling trying to clear hurdles they should not have encountered, an ex employee was busy securing employment elsewhere, inadvertently giving our hated board the two fingers in the process.
Dom’s stepping down for family reasons was pure bullshit, but you didn’t need me to explain that. The ‘team player’ jibe told us all we needed to know, it was personal not business. Eight weeks or so later and the man with the plan is back in the business of enhancing the supporter experience, for rugby once again.
His vision of a modern Glasgow Celtic cost him his job, but not his reputation. I’m extremely happy our boards non team player smear hasn’t affected his professional standing.
Nevertheless, the Dom experience shall more than likely sway our suits to never again stray, to stick only with the tried and trusted. ‘Us And Them’ shall once again become the norm, ‘We together’ remains a (Dominic) pipe dream.
My respect for him continues to grow. Many of us have often asked or wondered how could a true Celtic man/woman make such a decision,,turns out a true Celtic man couldn’t, so walks putting his morals before (shut up and take it) money, a true Celt indeed and his parents can be proud.
The board shall bat away questions about him, their lying and his being pushed shall not make the slightest bit of difference to some brass necks.
On the field of play without that direly needed modernization or Dom’s vision, we look set to repeat the Lennon years with a different cast. More misses than hits, then the hits get sold, their profit disguises the misses failures and suggests success, rinse and repeat.
And each time the suits turn a profit it shall only serve to reinforce their mindset, that their path is the correct and less risky one.
It’s working, why change it, they allegedly told Dom.
It’s no wonder folk are really enjoying Ange & The Rays of Light. This is the crest of the wave. Dom had three months and a dozen swings of the bat, he hit 4 home runs (Hart, CCV, Jota, Kyogo) plus Juranovich, Abada, and G-Mac have the potential to be one, maybe the unknown Scales shall prove a diamond? Four minimum then.
Our previous board had just about hit four home runs in the previous ten years, they aren’t suddenly going to find the Midas touch. Dudu Duhan should buy an extra phone charger and travel plug is all I’m saying.
Tackling this current board may be mission impossible, I might do it until my dying day and get nowhere, but for today simply spreading the facts shall do.
Being aware is half the battle.
They’ve shown we can’t trust them. Solid evidence.
They want your money, not your opinion.
They don’t grow Celtic, only their bank accounts and egos.
They didn’t create those great night’s.
They try to thwart fan orgs, this very week.
We are all enjoying the Ange rollercoaster, where it goes, nobody knows..
There’s a buzz around the place, a vibrancy, an expectation of special moments almost, and how very sweet it is when delivered by a new breed of heroes who have respect for the support who are truly world-class.
THiS IS WHAT FOLLOWING CELTIC SHOULD ALWAYS FEEL LIKE !!!
Footballing wise (and that is the heart of the business) we as a club are on an upward trajectory,, the rebuilding has the potential to become a mini renaissance under a new leader with modern ways and philosophies which have been embraced hence the genuine good vibes around camp.
Ange and some new bhoys have lit a spark, started something, given us something to look forward to at the weekends.
The Celtic buzz is building, it is going to be a title tussle after all!
However history shows us the PLC prefer the slow lane, where expectations are checked, where excuses why it’s unsustainable to compete in Europe emerge, and the board assert their favourite business model which Mag’s so succinctly composed as,,
3,,,Europe if you’re lucky
4,,,What are the Huns doin?
If they opt for the slow lane from here, it’s clear they have no true ambitions for the club beyond your yearly allowance.
Upward trajectory is clearly within reach but they like to control affairs, the slow lane suits fine and more importantly pays just fine.
We need to watch the suits carefully, how they treat Ange will tell us everything about their future intentions.
If a second man with big dreams and modern practices gets badgered out the door unfulfilling his potential, then please recognize the club is being held back, chained down.
Chains can be broken. Some chains must.