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Celtic will prevail, no matter which scenario plays out

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The Scotsman did an interesting article today on the fact that recent attendances at Celtic Park have fallen well short of the circa 46,000 paid for tickets, the majority of which are season tickets.  It touches on several issues.

Suggestions that a league in which Celtic inevitably process to the title is less attractive to the spectating public than a league with a competitive challenge is not a surprise.  It would be bizarre otherwise.

Still, many Celtic fans continue to support the club for a whole variety of reasons: we want to see it prosper, we enjoy going to games with our family and friends, and, unsurprisingly, we enjoy watching football.

Anyone who doubted that attendances would soften after Rangers were liquidated should have widened their survey sample.  For most of us, this was a welcome change.  The joys of beating Rangers were undeniable, but most of us have a deeper relationship with Celtic.

The Scotsman predict that in the event there was never a “team called Rangers in the top flight” Celtic would endure some serious downsizing.  If we remained within the confines of Scottish league football this is undeniably true.  So what?  There would be little competition, less income, fewer signings and more promotion from the youth team.

In this scenario there would inevitably be fewer Champions League nights too, but in the big scheme of things, would we want it any other way?  Of course not.  Celtic will be there, in sunshine or in shadow, playing football and paying their bills.  I’d sign up for this right now.

There is, of course, the question of how welcome our continued presence in Scottish football would be with the prospect of not just winning 10-in-a-row, which I hear our favourite Sevconian, Ally McCoist, is now discussing as a possibility, but the realisation that 10 would soon become 20, or 30-in-a-row.

All Celtic can do is continue to win football matches, pay their bills and see off all challengers.  The game here is irrevocably broken; the consequences of this will continue to emerge in the months and years to come.  All we know for sure is that Celtic will prevail, no matter which scenario plays out.
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  1. Joe Fillippi’s Haircut at 21:24

     

     

    Agreed 100%

     

     

    Posts post Rangers liquidation about the Rangers have been very disappointing. So many see Celtic without Rangers as yin and yang.

     

     

    Rangers’ death is the best thing that could happen to both Glasgow and Celtic. The effects might take a generation or two to filter through completely but Mid-2012 was the first day of the future for Glasgow and Celtic.

  2. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on

    I see the government are giving the millions the banks paid in fines to military charities. Contact ur M P about this ASAP

  3. edward

     

     

    22:00 on 30 December, 2013

     

     

    I wanted to comment on this article because it is in my view the best article I have read about being a Celtic supporter in a long time .Thank You

     

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    I hope the Fantastic Blogger EdwardUrsus is still looking into this wee part of the World Wide Spiders Web.

     

     

    Welcome as well edward

  4. ryecatcher

     

     

    22:01 on 30 December, 2013

     

     

    Maybe I’m just being paranoid.

     

    however, punch through that Liverpool aura and see it from a celtic supporters perspective.

     

    ken.

     

    ryecatcher

     

     

    17:56 on 30 December, 2013

     

     

    Can we have a First Bus v McGills debate?

     

     

    Junglechants(revisited)

     

     

    Oh the Corporation Buses are Green,White and Gold…..for you yan Orange bassa.

  5. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/

     

     

    22:09 on 30 December, 2013

     

     

    I see the government are giving the millions the banks paid in fines to military charities. Contact ur M P about this ASAP

     

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    See when you see the banks are getting Fined?

     

     

    Who is getting that MONEY?

     

     

    LMFAO, I scratch your back.

     

     

    the creature frae Jekyll island is worth a read.

  6. paolosboots FC before PLC on

    CowieBhoy & Doc agreeing i’d love to have seen that :-) Was it that you both agreed Sammi was Lenny’s best player?

     

     

    Cliftonville Celt, read that earlier makes alot of sense imo

  7. Right guys, car has to in for warranty work in the morning. Alcohol reduction is a pisser, but I still love Celtic and will not blame PL for the problem with my car. :))))

     

     

    Weefra HH supporting Wee Oscar.

  8. Lets put to bed this unbeaten record jibber jabber. Yes in the SPL, however, Celtic have been beaten by some European gargantuans this season..Barcelona, AC Milan, Morton and Ajax.

  9. Then again, why not,he gets the gets the blame of everything else in the world. :))

     

     

    Weefra HH supporting Wee Oscar.

  10. Paolosboots

     

     

    A lot on blog coming round to my way of thinking on that one :-)

     

     

    How you doing, i see you’ve been spending some time with BT and Sanna.

     

     

    Those Kano t-shirts went down a treat for Christmas – Sanna

     

     

    And the hot tot used to cover ma ears when Doc was next to me, he’s a roaster

     

     

    Hail hail

  11. Summa of Sammi

     

     

    My opinion on them is similar to many on CQN.

     

     

    However, it is a minority, hardcore view, insular even.

     

     

    My personal experience of a wide range of Celtic supporters views is that many have lost the buzz, due to the lack of competition. For example, in my work there are 3 former season ticket holders, two are quite vocal that they aren’t excited watching a one horse race. They miss the battle against them.

     

     

    Discussing football with my in-laws in Livingston, my informed views, were looked on askance (and I’m being kind to myself here). Many Tims simply listen to the SMSM and believe the lies.

     

     

    We have our opinions, it is not representative of a wide swathe of our support.

  12. 67heaven/ pfayr,

     

     

    We know what to expect when the newco are helped at every turn to get back to where they think they have been.

     

     

    I’ve recorded The Lord of the rings trilogy, for some reason I think the orcs should have hun tops on.

  13. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon, supporting WEE OSCAR..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    summa of sammi….

     

     

    21:31 on 30 December, 2013

     

     

    Anyone who wants the tribute act back are missing a few screws

  14. paolosboots FC before PLC on

    Yes was watching the match yesterday with BT & SannaBhoy so was in good company.

     

     

    I think Sammi will be for the off & i’m sure all your friends will rally round to give you the support you need :-)

     

     

    Hope you get good weather on Wednesday for the derby.

  15. Weefra, now join in

     

     

    I support the Celtic, the Celtic the Celtic

     

     

    And that’s the way I Like it, I like it, I like it

     

     

    Wohohohoho, ohohohoh

  16. Margaret McGill

     

     

    22:16 on 30 December, 2013

     

     

    Lets put to bed this unbeaten record jibber jabber. Yes in the SPL, however, Celtic have been beaten by some European gargantuans this season..Barcelona, AC Milan, Morton and Ajax.

     

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    It is pointless, IMO, we have a chance to bring a youngster in each game and see how he fares.

     

     

    Neil really has grown with this Team, he was amazing coaching the kids and it is a wee bit of a shame he disnae put some of the best kids in a pressure situation. Some kids just react to being put under pressure.

     

     

    Cold as ICE is ma kind of fitba player in this modren game.

  17. sipsini

     

     

    I’ve recorded The Lord of the rings trilogy, for some reason I think the orcs should have hun tops on.

     

     

    That is so true mate. The scene at Helms Deep, is so like my experiences on Cathcart Road at Pastor Jack’s wee hut, when the orcs started piling off their supporters buses to attack me and my mates….

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    67Heaven … I am Neil Lennon, supporting WEE OSCAR..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors

     

    22:24 on

     

    30 December, 2013

     

    summa of sammi….

     

     

    21:31 on 30 December, 2013

     

     

    Anyone who wants the tribute act back are missing a few screws

     

     

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    Think You have Just Answered My Question..;-)

     

     

    Summa

  19. summa of sammi….

     

     

    21:31 on 30 December, 2013

     

     

    Seems that some our posters who never want to see them back are into the practice of self flagellation. How else can you explain their appetite for never missing a kick of the ball every time they are on the telly

     

    East Enders and Mrs Browns Bhoys on in this hoose

  20. zimmerman - Conspiracy Theorist : Nothing more than a derogatory title to dismiss a critical thinker)- DAM Right ! on

    Jekyll island….you can bank on it.

     

     

    nelsonaldrichcsc.

  21. Imagine introducing some fledgling during a match at Celtic Park just now !!

     

    Wonder why Lenny could be so reticent ?

  22. I personally love the unbeaten run.A whole season would be phenomenal.

     

    We will all see our ambitions in the January market.This will be the team to play in the qualifiers.We are not far away from being a very good team.Dont need to spend a fortune.Still no idea why Atajic cant get a game when no one,apart from Commons up front is scoring.Lenny does not do himself any favors sometimes.

     

    Anyway a great New Year to all.Hail Hail.

  23. cowiebhoy

     

     

    I prefer, “when I see you Celtic, I go out ma head, I just can’t get …….. :)

     

     

    Must go to bed now, up to get the friggin car in to Sir Arnold Clarks money making machine in the morning. Don’t know why I’m complaining, I worked for the guy for the final 5 yrs of my working life. Not the worse employer I ever had. Certainly not the best. But hey ho. :)

     

     

    Weefra HH supporting Wee Oscar.

  24. Marrakesh Express on

    ‘Deep seated corruption’

     

    ‘The ref was their 12th man as usual’.

     

    Two samples from tonight’s Pars forum.

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