Posted on Monday, 6th February 2012 by Joe
This week has brought so many incredible moments of magic that I’m starting to think we need to re-address the positioning of Christmas in the modern calendar. Forget all this ‘one special day’ bull***t, let’s have a festival starting on the 28th of December every year that runs until the day Rangers FC collapsed like a limp gorilla. Imagine that, months of celebration, we could even go all Chinese and claim it a Timmy New Year and have a countdown. Celtic TV would make a fortune!
I’m not great with dates or times so my chronology may be all over the place, but the last week has been one of those ‘I never thought I’d see this’ weeks.
Number 1: I bought the Daily Record in the last week and felt quite okay with the whole transaction. Primarily due to the fact that they had decided to report worthy news with only a sprinkling of the expected spin. Somewhere in the dusty basement of Scottish media lies a box labeled ‘morality & ethics.’ Should something come to light, should something that people deserve and need to know, should that happen, no matter how difficult it may be to bring yourself to report it, you must, it is your duty. So, the gallant Daily Record decided that Rangers fans needed to know that the guy they as a media outlet paraded through the headlines as a messiah, the man who has had his abilities as a business man tested and broken, a fella whose intentions were unclear and fraudulent, this guy had sold off money that they the fans had yet to give him. Dignity personified. The one message that even an alien could take from this is that Rangers are cooked.
Number 2: We bolstered our squad. No worry, no problems and no blue chip signing countdown at midnight. Overall the squad is in great shape and the fans are confident that should we lose someone, there is every chance we will have a new diamond waiting his chance. It’s safe to say that Celtic are now the biggest cultivator of fresh Scottish football talent that the country has ever seen. Get it up ye!!
Number 3: We’re in the quarter finals of the Scottish Cup and Georgios Samaras has negotiated the rocky life of a Celtic flop to now be one of the most reliable players we have. Who says people can’t change? Plus we have also found a guy who can score a penalty. Scott Brown is now the core of this Celtic team and I love to see that thousand yard stare he assumes in the tunnel. Again, another player who has traversed the rapids to shine in the hoops. Neil Lennon clearly has the touch when it comes to players. For that we are lucky and blessed.
Number 4: Do you need to ask? I watched the first 10 minutes of their game against Dundee United and knew they wouldn’t win. Their squad is bare, the talent is absent and the fans are clearly not as loyal as they’d have us believe. Bring on the next derby, I hear it’ll be a black tie affair. Respects and all that. I’m gonna send a mass card, might even call my cousin in Milan and see if I can talk Amoruso into sticking it in his coat pocket and stuffing it behind that picture of the Queen when he goes to say goodbye to Ibrox. On a side note – how funny would it be if one of Tesco’s stipulations to converting Ibrox into a superstore was that a former player had to cut the ribbon. They could hold a competition and we could all vote. Answers on a postcard.
I jest, but to watch the dawning of an eclipse upon you must be terrifying. Rangers fans are in that stage. The future will hold a Celtic oriented football community. Those with the most lead the way, take a quick look at modern society if you need proof. When Rangers go under, when the landscape we now live in shifts considerably, we as a club are compelled to do what we have always done, we need to be helpful, we need to remind ourselves that Scottish football was the first thing we were proud of. That’s where the charity started, that’s what mattered. I’m not talking about helping Rangers by the way, even the flute players jumped off the Titanic. I’m talking about Scottish talent, Scottish football actually needs Celtic to lead the way and with the imminent loss of Rangers that responsibility is now all ours. The world is changing.
I’ve no idea how this all got so grim and serious.
Anyway, bring on the Jambos. I look forward to watching Celtic play more than ever because there seem to be several shades of Celtic. The talent in the squad offers such versatile ability and I swear to god, if our scouting and buying options were employed outside of Scotland they would be selling million pound players every year. I’m glad I don’t know who’s doing the business deals, I don’t care. Just keep bringing the good football players in. That’s all we want. We want to win with style. The Glasgow Celtic way, if you like.
I gotta get outta here. Time for dessert. Jelly and Ice Cream.
Joe (twitter @Joellercoaster and for podcast and website updates @TheLostBhoys & @HomeBhoys)
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