Hubris. Food Of The Gods.

Morning,all.

Aye,I know. It’s ambrosia washed down with a fair whack of nectar anaw. But hubris is what the gods throw in our direction to make us feel superior. And instead of ignoring such entreaties,we bite.

Go on,been there,done it,bought the postcard. We all have-especially when we were half our age. (You’re excused,CRAIG76,you were still in short trousers half a lifetime ago)

But hubris? Bit of a bastert,that one. Who doesn’t love to lord it when they get the chance? Naw,me neither-guilty as charged!

However,this is not about Celtic today-though it could be. We know why Celtic were second best last season,and can see those proverbial green shoots of recovery even as we merely hope for the best. But try being a supporter of any of “the three biggest clubs in the world”

So who’s that,Mick,you might ask? Celtic are the biggest team in the world!

Nope,not so. This century,the top three teams on the planet are Real Madrid,Barcelona and Man Utd. Cos it’s all about money,innit? Hits on social media and sponsors.

At least with Barcelona,we could see the results on the pitch. The last fifteen years or so has given us some wonderful examples of how The Beautiful Game should be played,with a tight back line and interplay with such as Iniesta,Xavi,Busquets.

And Messi. Oh,Messi.

Yet now,Man Utd are seriously struggling with an incredibly talented squad. One which demands that Ronaldo play,despite the imbalance he causes. Or trying to figure out how to shoehorn eighteen “quality” players into eleven,while the right back and centre backs plus the “holding mid” are simply a nightmare.

Real,they are struggling to rebuild but seem as though they might get through it-despite the huge cost of the rebuild of Bernabeau which meant that they played all of their games last season at their training ground.

Can you imagine Celtic playing at Barrowfield or Lennoxtown?

Barcelona though,the team who lit up our lives so often,well…

Best team in the world,said the critics. Best team ever,said the pundits.

I won’t lie,I agree with the above. Absolutely magnificent outfit to watch when in full flow. Slightly too young to appreciate Brazil 1970,bloody disappointed with Brazil 1982,I saw a phenomenon the first time I saw Barca under the Guardiola system.

Didn’t stop us from beating them of course,and we came damn close to doing it one or two other times.

But then,hubris,aye.

How much do you pay these superstars to play for you when they are the main reason that everyone on the planet wants to watch them,and every corporation on the planet wants a piece of the action?

Turns out that Barca redefined the definition of infinity,assuming that infinite wages meant infinite success and infinite income. They seem to have overlooked the ageing process,increasing the salaries in line with length of service.

All the while,expecting everyone to worship at the feet of Lionel Messi,and to pay handsomely for it. And to be honest,I think they got the last bit right. Messi is the most magnificent ballplayer/goalscorer I have ever seen.

But bringing in Neymar-along with all his problems and associated tax irregularities-was the beginning of the end. The end was spending his transfer fee on pish,decent players but never worth-Coutinho-£140 million. And the rest.

Liverpool got the best centre half and the best keeper in the world for a guy who might as well have chucked it on the way out the door from the contract signing.

And I could go on,but that is why Barca,only so recently,are f….d. Shovelling money because of vanity projects from club presidents who clearly know eff all about football.

What a joy they were to watch though,and I take no pleasure from their demise. Well,apart from Neymar,and he effed off years ago. That’s the problem with thinking you’re,well,it. You ain’t.

There’s always someone round the corner. And mortgaging your history and your reputation rarely ends well.

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Above article by BMCUWP

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CFC

Another world compared to the economic backwater we inhabit.
I have little sympathy for these conceited giants. Their contribution to the corruption of the sport into a plutocratic elitism shared by the top 4/5 clubs in the wealthiest 4/5 leagues leaves a distinctly bad taste.
It is anti sport. A closed shop where toil and endeavour and good governance in the spirit of honest competition bring little reward for the cannon fodder makeweights.

In microcosm, here in Scotland, we have had our own pathetic contender attempting to and being allowed to flout the rules of fair play.

Cheats forever.

bada bing1

I don’t think we are on our own here,Neilsen and Glass have called them out,

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GORDON64

JJ doesn’t miss with this one!

Auldheid

From Previous

Some really nice football played first half and we missed Rogic who was assaulted 4 times before his almost namesake was booked. I thought the referee a disgrace in allowing some tackles from behind where we lost possession and generally failed to punish others properly. Then I see the Ibrox penalty and ask myself “wtf” along with many others I see.

In searching for reasons why this is happening two come to the fore.

1. The referee is a Rangers fan and will naturally make calls that favour his club.

2. Rangers need to win the league to get access to CL income that will return them to solvency.

The latter is what is called moral hazard. They should not need rescued , they should like all other clubs live within their means, but they can afford not to do so because of the dependency of other clubs on Rangers being a part of Scottish football. Thus they take financial risks knowing others will meet the costs.

Definition of Moral Hazard.
Moral hazard is a situation in which one party engages in risky behaviour OR FAILS TO ACT IN GOOD FAITH because it knows the other party bears the economic consequences of their behaviour.

So Rangers act recklessly and Celtic supporters pay the price in terms of anger at refereeing that is questionable.

I use the term moral hazard because it was part of a Resolution of Concern adopted by CST members that a goodly number then signed up to, in spite of a reluctance by CST to seek signatures earlier and so got caught out when Celtic reverted to the November AGM norm, not the exception.

Unfortunately in the mad rush that did ensue by being caught unawares the term moral hazard got lost on the cutting room floor. It wasnt alone.

The complaints I get whenever I type the words Res12 are: ” not that again” : “drop it”: “there are more important matters ” being a view expressed within the Celtic Trust: and “nobody cares” or ” not enough match day goers/ST Holders care”.

My answer to that is we all bloody well do care when the manifestation of moral hazard becomes apparent.

Res12 is portrayed by its critics as unimportant, yet it was and still is about reforming the SFA by using evidence of their poor/unfair governance, and that includes Celtic’s part, that allows moral hazard to continue and, in Celtic’s case, not raise it as an issue with other clubs. It is so important to Celtic not to discuss the issue with shareholders the term ” moral hazard” was removed (along with others on a list of concerns that also escaped mention) on the sanitised resolution that eventually went to Celtic from the CST.

This AGM will be the final attempt to bring the Celtic Board to account in respect of their HANDLING of Res12 as it is apparent this year that the Resolutions they will accept are sanitised before being published in the AGM Notice that goes to shareholders.

Not only is a knife being taken to a gun fight its cutting edge is being blunted.

So when the next manifestation of moral hazard occurs and its the talk of the steamie, think of the lost opportunity to return Scottish football to moral ground that Res12 represented and also ask why its motivation has been often misrepresented, who benefited from that misrepresentation and who helped relegate it to unimportance?

Auldheid

BMCUW

Anyone remember The Harlem Globetrotters?

The basketball equivalent of the great Barcelona with Meadowlark Lemon (what a name) being the Globetrotter’s three times the size equivalent of Messi.

Whatever happened to them?

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Auldheid

Doesn’t SFA reform require the cooperation of all Scottish clubs?
Celtic can’t go it alone even if there was an appetite to do so. We’d be marginalised and punished in imaginative ways.

How is a consensus on reform reached with other member clubs if they value the Hun pound more than proper governance and sporting integrity.?

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AULDHEID

Oh,yes. They even managed to make basketball just about watchable!

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AULDHEID

I’ll get back to you later re the points that you raise. But it certainly does not seem to reflect well on the board.

The Gombeen Man

Auldheid @ 3.22.

” I’ll be glad to see the back of Res12.”

It appears that you are reaching complete disillusionment.

Congratulations on the breakthrough.

Supporters of the Old Firm waste their lives in illusion. It’s misery. A life of suffering and pain. Forever chasing pleasure and control. Only to return to torturous unnecessary suffering.

You’re commitment undermined any remaining credibility of Celtic PLC and has asked questions of the motives of organised supporters associations.

Welcome to the freedom of the fruits of disillusionment.

Read the innumerable the posts blaming and deflecting responsibility to referees, Masons and Huns.

Any excuse. Just project the blame elsewhere. It’s the same with any chronic addiction.

Celtic supporters chose their path and ignored the reality. The sold out for a quick hit of happy hormones. Wrapped up in the promise of a Generation of Domination.

They’ll justify and rationise their self-centred stupidity and still cough up.

Dermot and Co have the support spinning on a lucrative hamster’s wheel.

Dodgy Refs and Officials sell tickets and merchandise. It’s that simple.

The support have chosen to suffer.

Most never make it to the freedom of complete disillusionment.

They run away at the first feeling of pain into the security of that hardwired conditioning.The Samsara of Religion or politics, Cause or Culture.

The full Stands in Paisley and Edinburgh this week are testament to how important the Old Firm buck is to Scottish Football.

What’s £10m per year in 2012 – worth in today’s money?

Sevco will march on.

Congratulations for exposing the illusion of Old Firmisim and entering disillusionment.

Sit back and enjoy the show.

Everything is unfolding as expected.

Your actions have pulled many from the cesspit.

Trouble is, they don’t post anymore. They’ve found a life after a heavy bout of the Old Firm disease.

CFC

Oldfirmism and complicity by the rest in 130 plus years of Scottish football.

Removal to a different environment where the “Old Firm” is redundant is the only answer.

Gordon64

https://etims.net/?p=17235 Let Us Eat Cake
‘We used to do a Knob of the Week feature on Etims on Fridays, but all such knobbery pales into insignificance with what Wilson wrote yesterday.

The man should be fired. No thank you, no pay off, just a fuck off.

And if the board do not do that, then it is apparent that they feel the same way about the events back then and if they do, we need an explanation as to why.

Then again, they certainly know how to show us they don’t actually give a toss what we think….’

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THEGOMBEENMAN,AULDHEID

From John Crace in today’s Guardian,talking about how difficult it is to watch his beloved Spurs.

“ It’s hard to really love a team that doesn’t love itself.”

Substitute club for team,and you might just have summed up our current feelings about Celtic Plc. But…

Not Celtic FC.

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CFC 949

Problem is that it is not only the other teams who value that blue pound.

Maestro Fan

Good piece. All true. Especially the bit of self-awareness. We’re all susceptible. Some more so than others right enough (huns!).

Angel Gabriel

The Gombeen Man . 10.13

Excellent summary.
Personally, now that I don’t financially contribute to the farce , I’m still not convinced I’m completely “ out the cesspit” .
I still care deeply about Celtic doing well on the field of play and still rejoice when we score goals like we did on Wednesday night while watching in the pub .
Still being emotionally attached doesn’t stop bewilderment at the penalty award at Ibrox .

Where you hit the nail directly on the head , is , blaming the Mason , Huns , or the SFA misses the point that Celtic PLC are a major part of the problem.

Brian Wilson’s revisionist nonsense confirms it .

Auldheid . Cap doffed & thumbs up .

The Gombeen Man

BMCUWPs,

I hope you’re well, M.

“Disillusionment Ain’t A Bad Place To Be ”

I was just pointing out the contribution made by Auldheid and Co.

It’s pretty transparent what the PLC’s view of the Continuity Lie is. They’ll see that as the inevitable view, looking at the economics of the game.

Trouble is Old Firmisim thrives on division, with the smaller partner remaining the vulnerable, exploited and discriminated against.

Financial support of Old Firmisim is to accept second place, for the descendants of Irish immigrants. It puts your children and grandchildren on the backseat of the bus.

Celtic PLC’s use of the notion Culture or Cause is misleading. It’s marketing. The Irish flag is manipulated by a PLC, who abuse it for monetary gain.

The return of the Old Firm is simply acceptance of ongoing exclusion and misery.

The notion of relocation might seem attractive but how realistic is it? And will it not put the domination of the Old Firm mindset on a bigger stage.

Anyway,

In the absence of widespread disillusionment within the paying customers, I’ll return to my hard earned disillusionment.

Mahe/BMCUWPS,

Keep the Faith. The Blog distinguished itself recently in the Celtic Spirit.

The Gombeen Man

Angel Gabriel,

I know.

The irony is that Madden and Beaton etc are just scrambling along that same lucrative Old Firm hamster’s wheel.

Their perverse pursuit of pleasure inevitably leads to their pain and unnecessary suffering too.

Admittedly there’s a degree of pleasure watching them make fools of themselves.

The emotional attachment goes back generations. So the actions of Celtic PLC are always going to hurt.

Till later.

Friesdorfer

And, let us not forget the performance enhancing element in Spain…

Friesdorfer

The Celtic Trust general meeting on Tuesday evening was troubling. Not so much in the rush to get the Resolutions backed and submitted to Celtic PLC in time for them to be included in the AGM papers, but for the fact that the Resolutions as voted for by the members, were amended by the Trustees before submission to Celtic. Now, there may be legitimate reasons for this, however it is not clear what these are – to me anyway – but the inescapable fact is that the members were not consulted on this. If you can’t trust the Trustees to behave in a democratic manner, then what is the point? Furthermore, what was submitted to Celtic is not what appears in the AGM papers… Disillusionment doesn’t come close.
HH

Jobo Baldie

Friesdorfer – I lent my support to the proposed motions by sending off my signed agreement. But my agreement was to the proposed wording AS IT STOOD. For the Trust to then take out certain bits and reword others and then assume that they still had my (and others?) support of their proposal was absolutely shocking and completely undemocratic. As things stand I can’t be bothered attending the forthcoming AGM.
Like Fraser I currently no longer financially support our club. But I still find that many of my waking hours are still taken up with all things Celtic and I really can’t see that changing anytime soon.

bada bing1

Biden just arrived at The Vatican in an 80 car motorcade, then onto the Climate Conference, 800 people have travelled with him from the USA…

bada bing1

Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou says Tom Rogic will be out for 2-3 weeks with a hamstring injury.

Auldheid

The Gombeen Man
Auldheid @ 3.22.

” I’ll be glad to see the back of Res12.”

It appears that you are reaching complete disillusionment.

Congratulations on the breakthrough.

Supporters of the Old Firm waste their lives in illusion. It’s misery. A life of suffering and pain. Forever chasing pleasure and control. Only to return to torturous unnecessary suffering.

You’re commitment undermined any remaining credibility of Celtic PLC and has asked questions of the motives of organised supporters associations.

Welcome to the freedom of the fruits of disillusionment.

Read the innumerable the posts blaming and deflecting responsibility to referees, Masons and Huns.

Any excuse. Just project the blame elsewhere. It’s the same with any chronic addiction.

Celtic supporters chose their path and ignored the reality. The sold out for a quick hit of happy hormones. Wrapped up in the promise of a Generation of Domination.

They’ll justify and rationise their self-centred stupidity and still cough up.

Dermot and Co have the support spinning on a lucrative hamster’s wheel.

Dodgy Refs and Officials sell tickets and merchandise. It’s that simple.

The support have chosen to suffer.

Most never make it to the freedom of complete disillusionment.

They run away at the first feeling of pain into the security of that hardwired conditioning.The Samsara of Religion or politics, Cause or Culture.

The full Stands in Paisley and Edinburgh this week are testament to how important the Old Firm buck is to Scottish Football.

What’s £10m per year in 2012 – worth in today’s money?

Sevco will march on.

Congratulations for exposing the illusion of Old Firmisim and entering disillusionment.

Sit back and enjoy the show.

Everything is unfolding as expected.

Your actions have pulled many from the cesspit.

Trouble is, they don’t post anymore. They’ve found a life after a heavy bout of the Old Firm disease.
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I think I reached disillusionment a wee while ago and left the cave of disillusion but ignored the advice of the wise Guru in the following and went back in to achieve I suppose what I wanted with some readers who let me do my thing and dance my dance. (apologies Rebus 🙂 but the light of reality is beginning to find its way in. Yup all unfolding as it should. The thing is I think facing reality will be much better for Celtic and our supporters, otherwise I would have given up earlier.

On Waking Up

Spirituality means waking up. Most people, even though they don’t know it, are asleep. They’re born asleep, they live asleep, they marry in their sleep, they breed children in their sleep, they die in their sleep without ever waking up.
They never understand the loveliness and the beauty of this thing that we call human existence.
You know, all mystics – Catholic, Christian, non Christian, no matter what their theology, no matter what their religion – are unanimous on one thing: that all is well, all is well. Though everything is a mess, all is well. Strange paradox, to be sure. But, tragically, most people never get to see that all is well because they are asleep. They are having a nightmare.

Last year on Spanish Television I heard a story about this gentleman who knocks on his son’s door. “Jaime,” he says, “wake up!” Jaime answers “I don’t want to get up Papa.” The father shouts “Get up”, you have to go to school.” Jaime says, “I don’t want to go to school .” “Why not?” asks the father. “Three reasons” says Jaime. “First, because it’s so dull; second, the kids tease me; and third, I hate school.
And the father says, “Well, I am going to give you three reasons why you must go to school. First, because it is your duty; second because you are forty five years old, and third, because you are the headmaster. “Wake up! You’ve grown up. You’re too big to be asleep. Wake up! Stop playing with your toys.”

Most people tell you they want to get out of kindergarten, but don’t believe them. Don’t believe them! All they want you to do is to mend their broken toys. “Give me back my wife. Give me back my job. Give me back my money. Give me back my reputation, my success.” This is what they want; they want their toys replaced. That’s all. Even the best psychologist will tell you that, that people don’t really want to be cured. What they want is relief; a cure is painful.

Waking up is unpleasant you know. You are nice and comfortable in bed. Its irritating to be woken up. That’s the reason the wise guru will not attempt to wake people up. I hope I’m going to be wise here and make no attempt whatsoever to wake you up if you are asleep. It is really none of my business, even though I say to you at times “Wake Up!”
My business is to do my thing, to dance my dance. If you profit from it, fine; if you do not too bad! As the Arabs say,
“The nature of rain is the same, but it makes thorns grow in the marshes and flowers in the gardens.”

Auldheid

Jobo Baldie
Friesdorfer – I lent my support to the proposed motions by sending off my signed agreement. But my agreement was to the proposed wording AS IT STOOD. For the Trust to then take out certain bits and reword others and then assume that they still had my (and others?) support of their proposal was absolutely shocking and completely undemocratic. As things stand I can’t be bothered attending the forthcoming AGM.
Like Fraser I currently no longer financially support our club. But I still find that many of my waking hours are still taken up with all things Celtic and I really can’t see that changing anytime soon.

October 29, 2021 1:22 pm
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I’m in the same boat in respect of time taken up on Celtic but hope reality will one day see us both at CP watching a game we know is straight.

Friesdorfer

Jobo, Auldheid
Yes 🥴🥴

Auldheid

CFC
Auldheid

Doesn’t SFA reform require the cooperation of all Scottish clubs?
Celtic can’t go it alone even if there was an appetite to do so. We’d be marginalised and punished in imaginative ways.

How is a consensus on reform reached with other member clubs if they value the Hun pound more than proper governance and sporting integrity.?
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Celtic can take the lead and how can Celtic be punished for stating a truth? The way Rangers are allowed to operate and the consequences that has for refereeing creates moral hazard for all clubs and damages any claim to sporting integrity of the SPFL.

Other clubs lose points that earns them money when they face a team in blue using unsustainable debt to pay players better than they can afford.

That dependence on CL money to meet that debt is the biggest integrity damaging factor of all, but the risks of failing to get CL money is reduced by referees whose natural affiliation is with Rangers.

Then what happens to all clubs if Rangers were to go belly up as result of CL money not being enough to keep them from insolvency? Another 5WA or has the need for that been avoided by increasing the points penalty but that lets them remain in the top league because of the points accrued by the players that led to insolvency.

Get supporters of other clubs who also suffer from the moral hazard when they lose players or penalties in dubious circumstances to get involved. That would have to be via CSA /CST seeking alliances with other clubs or joining the Scottish Football Supporters Association run by guys I know and trust,

It just need from Celtic is a Graham Taylor comment as England Manger ” Do I not like that?” to get the ball rolling.

But why should they? Moral hazard does not seem to be a factor in supporters thinking until Beaton or Madden etc give one of their ” How is that a/not a ….” decisions that favour Rangers in need of points to get CL money.

Auldheid

Friesdorfer
Jobo, Auldheid
Yes 🥴

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I was thinking at that meeting ” where is a Friesdorfer when you need one” and up you popped. Your point about the resolution a) being changed by CST with no authority and b) Celtic being selective on what they picked from the CST version of the Concern Resolution could have very serious consequences for both CST and Celtic.

It just looked to me like what the Concern Resolution in its original state would have made public, frightened the Celtic Board and it had to be submerged.

I’ve since compared the original Concern Res with what Celtic received and think only one word needed to be removed to make the original page for signature to remain stand alone and so usable to be published in the AGM Notice.

Can you e mail me and I’ll share my thoughts which my contain confirmation bias.

The Gombeen Man

Auldheid,

Good to see you back on song.

The make-up of the Board of the CST was always going to be a potential banana skin. Especially given the number of nominees from CSCs.

Most folk seem to skate along the surface of life and never venture anywhere near the truth or the centre of the Mandala.

It’s truly fascinating to see how far folk will allow themselves to be manipulated before saying, “Enough.”

What’ll happen at Newcastle?

Anyway, I’ve seen you post from Anthony DeMello before. A Jesuit that fell foul of the conservatives in the Vatican.

Considering it took a belt from a cannonball to begin waking up the founder of the Jesuits, St Ignatius, I fear the mainstream support have more pain coming their way.

The reality is that support for Celtic is just plain egocentric self-interest, camaflagued by politics, a cause or culture.

The Ego revels in the injustices perpetrated by the officials. The psyche gets a skoosh of the neurotransmitters after every dodgy penalty award.

It’s a factor in addiction.

Dermot knows this – obviously.

Keep it up.

big packy

AFTERNOON ALL and JIM, the gombeen man, great to see you posting👍 just been reading on another site about brian wilson, if he said what everyone is talking about then its par for the course of the other celtic board members, the old firm will never die,sorry brian it died in 2012,,there is sevco ,and the grate glesca rainjurs, you choose,.FFS where is magua when you need him, another true story😎

Gordon64

North Curve Celtic (@NCCeltic) Tweeted: Joint fan group statement on Bernard Higgins https://t.co/w96HLw7cHQ https://twitter.com/NCCeltic/status/1454025527573032963?s=20
“On Saturday, we will remain silent for the first 30 minutes of the match. This will act as a symbolic reminder of what Higgins attempted to do to our support and make clear to the Celtic board the level of opposition to his appointment”.

Mike in Toronto

Auldheid,

The failure of Celtic and/or its fans to stand up for themselves are frustrating, but the issues are not new or unique to Celtic fans. As Dostoeksky wrote in the Grand Inquisitor, “There is no more ceaseless or tormenting care for man, as long as he remains free, than to find someone to bow down to as soon as possible.”

Leggy

Gordon64,

I think there must be a better way for the GB to show their annoyance with this, supposed appointment.

But a 30 minute silence !!!!

At a time where Celtic are on a roll, this is the last thing we need.

A banner, a protest before the game, yes , but we need all the support behind us during the game.

Support the Bhoys for 90 minutes !!!!!!

HH 🍀🍀🍀

fan

Gordon64
In response to Celtic fans whining about our exalted board who really do know better our brilliant PLC have employed a new supporters liaison officer who will meet disgruntled fans face to face.
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/german-on-trial-for-castrating-men-on-his-kitchen-table/E5AB5X7WMVOH5TIKM7A7QLNWIY/

Margaret McGill

Paying for negative neurotransmitter skooshes is masochism

Margaret McGill

Hitler dies and goes in front of St. Peter
They stand in silence when Hitler breaks it:” St. Peter, where am I?”
“Hell, Hitler.” he responds.
“Ya, ya, Heil Hitler, but where am I?”.

Auldheid

FFS Mags 🙂 🙂 🙂

Margaret McGill

Auldheid
H is fine. Meeting him Monday in Glasgow

Auldheid

The Gombeen Man

“The reality is that support for Celtic is just plain egocentric self-interest, camouflaged by politics, a cause or culture.”
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That’s easy for you to say 🙂

I recently hinted elsewhere that the support (and indeed everyone) by their thinking creates their own version of reality and was accused of putting the blame for The Boards behaviour on to the support.

Its a nerve not to be struck and I do appreciate why. It is like shock to the system if not suggested in the right spirit.

I was inspired a long time ago by a book by John Powell SJ called Unconditional Love that to find out if what we are doing is love for another to check our motives.

That was a crossroads for me in my circumstances. Life saving in terms of all the benefits that have accrued. I have a running joke with my sister that if I fell in the Clyde and came out with only 4 salmon in my pocket instead of five something wasnt working for me.

Indeed a couple of weeks ago I relayed her the story that instead of salmon I got a fish supper after a couple of hours in very pleasant company.

She just groaned.

Puff Puff

The green brigade have informed the supporters stay silent for 30 minutes ,then deflate the Jimmy johnstone blow up doll from 1974 but only to half time . Then get back to yer moaning and complaining .

Auldheid

Mike in Toronto
Auldheid,

The failure of Celtic and/or its fans to stand up for themselves are frustrating, but the issues are not new or unique to Celtic fans. As Dostoeksky wrote in the Grand Inquisitor, “There is no more ceaseless or tormenting care for man, as long as he remains free, than to find someone to bow down to as soon as possible.”
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Its all part of the human condition that takes time to escape from. As TGM said ” Everything is unfolding as expected.”

Auldheid

Margaret McGill
Auldheid
H is fine. Meeting him Monday in Glasgow
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I may have a wrong number for him. Ask him to get in touch, none of the Res12 crap he got involved in, just want to check how he is.

Margaret McGill

Auldheid
Will do

Awe Naw

Really early but wont be around later,

As promised

https://drive.google.com/file/d/10EjKcQ3uCo7m_eafIh9Pi9cmbpPoQJut/view?usp=sharing

For Garry’s night shift and all the Old Firm aficionados

Auldheid

Half-hearted protests from SPFL clubs-just to appease their fanbases-will achieve little. Only when the supporters themselves rise up-as in 2012-will change in the corporate governance of Scottish football be achieved.

Leggy

Once again, the GB have taken on an issue, and made it all about themselves, cos y’know, they’re the greatest Celtic supporters that have ever been.

We have a vital game tomorrow, and these bastards decide to protest inside the ground? What happened to back the team, sack the board? I hope the rest of the support decide to sling these imbeciles a deefie. Belt out the grand old songs in the first 30 minutes, and for the rest of the game for two reasons:

To help the team and to show the GB that they represent no-one but themselves. A few choruses of “casuals, casuals, get Tae f**k” would not be a bad idea either.

As to their latest outrage at the Hibs game, the belting out of ‘Roamin’ in the Gloamin’…what genius in the GB thought that it would be a good idea? A song so offensive, on so many levels. Morons. In the interest of full disclosure, I myself sung that song at games in the early 80, as a young teenager…till the error of my ways was pointed out to me, by older and wiser supporters around me. I stopped singing immediately. A good smack in the mouth, tends to have the effect of moderating one’s behaviour.

In closing this rant, I firmly believe-but cannot prove-that there is collusion between the GB and the PLC. What else explains:

The GB scoring all the best tickets for away games and

The PLC’s refusal to act against these preening, self-righteous, self-absorbed bastards, despite their numerous infractions in European game???

Big Packy

I’m here

I’m here.

Hope you are well fellow Tim.

Mon The Celts.

big packy

MAGUA 😎👍

Mike in Toronto

Awe Naw

Do you take requests?

If so, forget that Elvis character …. how about Britney Spears’ ‘Hit Me Baby One More Time’?… of course, you would have to be wearing the school girl outfit, and do all the dance moves!

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big packy

now jim is not on the blog, its his birthday today, 88 years young😎 he often tries to say he is 68 like me, although jim looks younger than me, hey this was jims team growing up , Kennaway, Hogg and Morrison; Geatons, Lyon and Paterson; Delaney, MacDonald, Crum, Divers and Murphy, what a team, im sure they won something,that nobody else did,😎

A thing of beauty

Gordon 64,
Thanks for true info. Paddys maw told me about it earlier also. I initially thought that is right to protest with a 30 minute silence but on reflection I feel this is an own goal from the GB. The team need our support and to give up that advantage for 30 minutes of the game would not be in the interests of the team. I don’t want Bernard Higgins or anyone else connected with police Scotland appointed a position in our club. As a match going fan I know the culture he has fostered over the years within his rank and file. I see it at every home game but I recall it particularly in relation to the Janefield st crush. Paddys maw and I got out just in time and I went to a police officer to tell him what was happening further down the tunnel. He could not have given a toss. He looked at me the way they mostly all look at me and my fellow supporters – like I was beneath him. It was and is disgusting that the police have became like this. Maybe they were always like this and I have rose coloured specs on but I don’t remember them being the arrogant, spiteful militia they are now. Of course after the crush we got the cover up and police Scotland were right at the heart of this, in cahoots with our board. They must have been because there was stuff in that report that was factually inaccurate in my opinion. Also it found if I recall correctly that no one was at fault. What shit.
Jobo/friesdorfer/auldheid,
I’m disappointed the trust have done this and would like to know why they felt the wording had to be changed. I agree with you, that cannot be right.

As an addendum to my previous post, I should point out, that I view Mr Bernard Higgins, as

1. An Uncle Tom and

2. A soup-taker of the highest order, and probable member of the Masonic Order. Sure, how else do you get on, in the Polis?

This eejit is sitting on a big, fat police pension, and still has his hand out, looking for more. Another parasite, that will be looking forward to taking his seat, on the gravy-train. On the plus side, he will fit in well, withe the rest of the vultures.

The PLC, may well now have a quorum, and can be granted a license from Grand Lodge, to form their very own Lodge. Sure, it’ll save on the expenses, in attending meetings elsewhere, as guests.

Good old PLC… always with their eyes on the main chance.

Hail Hail.

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