A Culture, A Cause, A Calling.

The Celtic Support were promised a Generation of Domination.

 

Many of those who closely followed the events surrounding the demise of Rangers FC (RIP) bought the domination promise. Most appear to be in complete denial of the incoherence of their actions, given the history of cheating in the Scottish game.

 

Virtually nothing was done to improve the administration of the game.

 

Evidence of wrongdoing was uncovered and presented by the Resolutioners, to little apparent substantive effect. The evidence was ignored by game’s vested interests and tragically by many informed supporters.

 

Truth lives in the present. It doesn’t expire or go away. It can’t be ignored permanently. Truth has an uncanny knack of rearing it’s ugly head at the most inconvenient time.

 

The majority of the support were induced to chase the seductive high of domination, not reform, transparency and accountability.

 

Raking over the coals tends to upset the apple cart.

 

Let’s be clear, every country suffers from corruption, not just Scotland.

 

Scotttish football will only begin the healing process when some form of meaningful dialogue happens between sincere parties, who have no personal/political/institutional or financial interest in the toxic OF model.

 

Transformation built on restorative justice not recrimination and domination. For that to happen there needs to be recognition and ownership of our individual and collective failings.

 

Healing isn’t on the agenda of the OF cartel. Maximising profit and reducing costs are the key performance indicators. Social cost is collateral damage.

 

Against this backdrop it’s necessary to call out and highlight the support’s stubborn refusal to see the incoherence, and naivety of the OF dependency.

 

Football in Scotland isn’t just about an obsession with an illusory culture or cynically commandeered religious doctrine. It’s an instrument of institutional control, exploitation and profit.

 

The problem is that people are so heavily conditioned that they seem incapable of listening to and facing the truth.

 

Most media commentators are blinded by their opinions and bias. They habitually resort to varying forms of distortion when the incoherence of the the OF is highlighted.

 

That distortion is often subtle and damaging. It’s disguised as analysis, but it’s a thinly veiled identification with the favoured half of the OF.

 

The irony is that the failure by the media and institutions to investigate the failings of the OF have led to disproportionate misery among the supporters of the Ibrox club.

 

In many ways these failings are just a part of the human psyche. The problem is rooted in the psyche. We are often so hopelessly externalised that we cling desperately to the “Culture, Cause or Calling” that offers respite from internal emptiness and insecurity.

 

Often any discussion that questions that “Culture, Cause or Calling,” is seen as a threat to the integrity of the individual and his/her meaning. As a result many resort to defending themselves against the perceived attack. It’s a primitive conditioned reflex. It operates in the unconscious.

 

The PLC and institutional investors are conditioned to believe they are just business people. Profits are paramount. They are obsessed with fragments and measures and ignore the big picture. Sporting integrity is a commodity, readily and profitably spiced up by prejudice and misery.

 

To varying extents the support are conditioned to believe they are born green or blue and not damaged by their exposure to the OF. Life often revolves around bragging rights and perpetuating a rigid, damaging belief system.

 

Supporters seem completely oblivious to the irrationality of their behaviour. There is no cognisance of the fact that the labels Taig and Hun are acts of violence.

 

There is a misplaced belief that Celtic or Sevco domination will provide the supporter with the security and control he/she craves.That’s an illusion, nothing is permanent.

 

The pleasure of a football victory is often very short-lived. It quickly results in a painful hangover.

 

The moment the League or Cup is won, a fear of defeat is generated. Pain and pleasure are different sides of the same OF coin.

 

That fear is elevated to panic levels in the media hyped insanity of Glasgow’s OF divide. It’s a tragedy and means many of us spend too many years not really living but addicted to an expensive and debilitating drug.

 

And so the negative cycle perpetuates. We embark on a lifelong forlorn journey of recapturing those exaggerated pleasures.

 

It’s a money generating cycle, an ego based illusion. It falsely promises joy and security but only delivers conflict and misery.

 

The divisions between Celtic and Sevco are very often mirrored by internal conflict within the ranks of both club’s supporters. That lack of cohesion within the support is symptomatic of a business model that thrives on exploitation.

 

The real tragedy is that we unwittingly pass the baton on.

 

They promised domination and they delivered domination.

 

What they didn’t tell you was that both sets of supporters were the targets of their domination.

 

None of this is coincidental. They’ve got you exactly where they want you.

 

β€œTo be alive is to be addicted, and to be alive and addicted is to stand in need of grace.”

β€” Gerald May M.D.

 
 

The above by The Gombeen Man. As usual its sentinelcelts@gmail.com to contact us.

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Gordon64

McCaff It was one of those unforgettable Barrowland night’s that you can’t describe. Will we ever see those nights again I’m not sure but if Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats ever rock into town again I’ll be first in the queue for tickets. HH

McCaff

Like every year Calton it’s always about Celtic and what they do…they should always be in charge of their own destiny. But I’ll take any help up on the way!!
C’mon The Hoops/Hibees!!! πŸ™‚

Gordon64

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8LNe5HQTQX0 Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats-Look it Here😎

McCaff

G64…I can only imagine how good it must have been! I’ll def get tickets to see them next time they’re in town. Catch you for a beer…you probably owe me one, somehow!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Chalmersbhoy

Ffs bhoys
I know we are playing shite..
But still on course for the 10.
Keep The Faith..

As an ex season book holder for many years I can see and understand Atob,McCaff point.we,they,us support our team in all forms.
But in a round about way for the good of our club!,which we all love so dearly.
Let’s.not get entangled with the politics of which makes a Celtic supporter, but to support
Our team.
History once again is upon us
Let’s be one as a support for the green n white.
HAIL HAIL.

McCaff

So…I’m just looking thru my record collection thinking what to play next, thinking where’s Chalmersbhoy, it’s unusual for him not to be on on a Saturday night….I wonder if he’s hooked up wi’ that wee burd that used to sing in that band…what were they called again….oh aye that’s it…

McCaff

Awe Naw
Gordon64

Chalmersbhoy Agree mate.However we have serious defencive deficiencies which neither our manager or defence coach appear to realise.Under normal circumstances another defeat would get the manager the bullet but the quest for the ten blinds us all to the bleedin obvious Hh

CaltonTongues

Awe Naw,

Excellent but, is that an IKEA Wardrobe at the back?

HH 😁

Awe Naw

CT,

I dont know. Some fella a few years back had to leave sharpish. So I got them for nowt if I picked them up almost brand new. It’s my son’s bedroom.

McCaff

Chalmersbhoy…everybody wants the same thing here. A successful Celtic. Some are thinking short-term success, others over a longer period. What is obvious to me, regardless of how you support the team, is that we expect and demand that Celtic win the League every year. Some years we can accept failure against whatever circumstances materialise over the period….other times, like NOW, there are no excuses! We must deliver!! The fact it’s TEN, although insignificant in regards to another Club, is monumental to me as it beats a longstanding record as well as confining to history the perceived success of a deceased entity!
Here We Go Ten In A Row!!

Gordon64

Awe Naw George St Paisley 1984 😜

CaltonTongues

Awe Naw,

Only jesting, got the Guinness Giggles πŸ₯ƒπŸΊπŸ₯ƒπŸΊ

HH

Awe Naw

Gordon64

Many a time πŸ˜‰

Awe Naw

CT,

I thought you were worried it was going to come down on me πŸ™‚

Awe Naw

Nighty night xx

McCaff

It def looks like Ikea. Im surprised at you, Awe Naw, condoning the exploitation of traditional Cabinet Makers reduced to knocking out 1000S of chipboard venerred panels for Amateur Interior Designers all ove rthe Globe. Shame on you, Awe Naw, shame on you!! Good night, I hope you sleep well with a clear conscience!!
🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣

CaltonTongues

McCaff,

πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜Ž

McCaff

For BAD if he’s looking in….

Gordon64

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xKKsbRQ9GQg The Killers-All these things that I’ve done 😎

McCaff

For Afghani if he’s lurkin…top Tim and good guy…

If The Kids Are United
For once in my life I’ve got something to say,
I wanna say it now for now is today.
A love has been given so why not enjoy,
So let’s all grab and let’s all enjoy!

If the kids are united,
Then we’ll never be divided.
If the kids are united,
Then we’ll never be divided.

Just take a look around you,
What do you see?
Kids with feelings,
Like you and me.
Understand him, he’ll understand you;
For you are him, and he is you.

If the kids are united,
Then we’ll never be divided.
If the kids are united,
Then we’ll never be divided.

If the kids are united,
Then we’ll never be divided.
If the kids are united,
Then we’ll never be divided.

I don’t want to be rejected,
I don’t want to be denied.
Then its not my misfortune,
That I’ve opened up your eyes.

Freedom is given,
Speak how you feel.
I have no freedom,
How do you feel?

They can lie to my face,
But not to my heart.
If we all stand together,
It will just be the start…

If the kids are united,
Then we’ll never be divided.
If the kids are united,
Then we’ll never be divided.

McCaff

Gordon64, saw this mob in the Barras when my nephew’s band were the support act…what a gig, brilliant!!!

Gordon64

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iPaYTZp4bUc The Deer Hunter-You’re just to good to be true 😎 πŸ€

Gordon64

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7P5u5KQNdic The Tones-Many young men of twenty 😎

McCaff

GER57

I think we played quite well yesterday. Livi’s 2nd goal was a cracker. There was a lovely 1-2 which released the running full back and he hit the shot of his life. Acknowledge a good goal. It was a better performance than the result suggests.
Jock Stein used to say that he signed footballers, not position specific. He tried players in different positions to give them a better appreciation of other aspects of the game.
ElHammed is a quality defender, all along the back line. He had a great game v Scotland playing left side. I’m pleased we have him. Good players skills are transferable: they can play in different positions. This doesn’t mean I want to see Callum playing left back again.
It’s good fo put Sevco under a wee bit of pressure. See how Hibs play later. They have players who could cause them problems, but I fear Carlton Tongues is correct: they’ll Hibs it.
We can but hope.

McCaff

All good comments Ger. The issue we all have at the moment is consistency and coherence. It would be more comfortable for all of us if we had a chance of guessing the team and how they were gonna play once they were out there on the pitch! At the minute we’re second-guessing Lenny’s team and getting it wrong every time. And they’re not playing to any consistent pattern, pace or style! I agree Elhamed is quality but he needs help, he can’t be exposed or he’s in trouble.
I agree with you re Hibees…

Margaret McGill

I didnt see the game today but I heard of the agricultural tackles.
Hibs will get beat tomorrow. Anything else suggest players taking injury chances. Not happening. Next.

Margaret McGill

you get what you pay for ya dumb fucks.

GER57

A wee shout for Bob McIntyre who made the cut in US Open. Only 23 and progressing well.
Oh, and he is a good Tim, from a strong Celtic background in Oban.
Hail hail, Bob

Awe Naw

Bigrailroadblues

Good morning all from Govanhill.

Sol Kitts

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Garry

Awe Naw
Brain Damage is your best yet mate.
I would love to harmonize with you on that.
It is an auld party piece of mine. Excellent rendition πŸ‘

Garry

Awe Naw
My Ne’erday party piece, when I was a wean in Partick. First song I learned all the lyrics to, at 6 year old.

https://g.co/kgs/YJHMEL

Gordon64

Watched the BBC highlights of yesterday’s match and surprisingly after last weekend’s controversy involving the tackle on Morelos there was not a mention of Sibbalds horrendous assault on Christie which should have been a straight red card red card red card ! Guess who was the standside linesman for yesterday’s game ?

bada bing1

G64- every week we are taking some ridiculous tackles,which are not properly dealt with by the compliant MIBs,watch Hibs players getting early cards v Sevco

Garry

Mon the Cabbage and Ribs!
Intae this tribute act mob.

Gordon64

Bada The level of thuggery allowed against us by the officials appears to have went up a level this season to full on assaults. Hh

Gordon64

Also notice the number of times when we now take a corner TMITB blows his whistle when the ball’s in the air πŸ€”

McCaff

1-0 Hibs

Gordon64

Sevco eventually concede a goal

McCaff

1-1, in first half added on time

Garry

McCaff
Bad time for Hibs to lose that goal.
Nisbet to score the winner.

McCaff

Poor goal to lose, Garry. Hibs no10 not picking up his man!

fan-a-tic

Huns 1 Hibs 1 HT
Good goal by huns to equalize in 46th minute.
Until then they had not threatened despite referee giving them numerous free kicks to enable them to put ball in Hibs box.
Both Hibs centre backs booked but Helander of huns was not for pulling man back, comical sally says correct decision and co commentator laughs and said minus the card.
Just before huns scored Hibs broke upfield and guy won challenge to leave him one on one with other hun defender but ref delved into his fraternities playbook of awarding a foul against Hibs and averted any danger on huns goal.
I know many say Barisic is a player but he cannot defend .How teams do not try to exploit this glaring weakness suggests too many coaches reading his praise in mssm.
In the recent Portugal v Croatia match he caused his team all sorts of problems and was torn apart.
Today on the Hibs goal he was truly hopeless in his defensive effort.

Garry

Martin Boyle has the beating of Barisic.
Good wee player.

fan-a-tic

Garry
Any half decent player should have the beating of Barisic who is a very poor defender.

McCaff

2-1 Secco