Celtic will prevail, no matter which scenario plays out


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




    18:39 on 30 December, 2013



    “Just threw it in”……i thought you had ‘brought it up’…..with your dinner….HeHe

  2. It’s interesting to read the views on the new hun reincarnation.



    For me, Corckcelt, nailed it with his post. Everything is being done to get them in a challenging position…just remember, everything was done sink us…Hail Hail the bunnet.




    I am wondering what some of you woyld say if on Wednsday Celtic make a 5-0 win with superb play!!!

  4. 67heaven … i am neil lennon, supporting wee oscar..!!.. ibrox belongs to the creditors



    18:42 on 30 December, 2013



    micktt18:39 on 30 December, 2013



    “Just threw it in”……i thought you had ‘brought it up’…..with your dinner….HeHe




    Dinner… no had that yet, put two pounds on Dunfermline though




  5. Radio Snyder SSB duly switched off.



    The main topic on tonight’s show ….ffs….Kris Boyd would be a great signing for Celtic.



    How low can these nomarks go?



    Guidi and Dalziel truly are intellectual feckwits of the lowest order.



    Putting a tenner on the Pars @9/1 then aff oot wi the dug.



    Laterzzzz….Hail Hail

  6. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon, supporting WEE OSCAR..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    Turned on SSB to hear them saying boyd is the best striker in Scotland……wooooooft….even the masons will need a napkin for THAT one….hahahaha

  7. derbyshire boy



    The fascination with an unbeaten run is an attribute that the dissatisfied support has bestowed on the manager; it is not something he promotes as an aim.



    When Neil and the players talk of being unbeaten in the league, they are defending themselves from OTT accusations that they are useless coaches and players by pointing to a laudable fact. I have never heard any of them say that the run, in itself, is a target, far less a prime target to which all else must be subjugated. It is, in my opinion, a fiction promoted by the disaffected who will continue to see supportive signs for their mad theory and simply ignore all the contradictory evidence.



    In short, it won’t matter what Neil says, cos many of the support want to see him as a ginger haired liar.



    Shame that but, hey ho, modern X Factor judgementalism is Rubbish, is it not?

  8. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon, supporting WEE OSCAR..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on




    18:47 on 30 December, 2013



    That’s how they make their money….talking shoite, and ‘encouraging’ people to call in by saying ANYTHING controversial…….and, additionally, they are all orcs… Hahahahahahaha

  9. Ryecatcher



    Got a tenner on the Fifers @ 10/1 wi WH. Got a feeling Ryan Wallace will score anytime at 12/1

  10. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon, supporting WEE OSCAR..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on




    Stop being so sensible……!!!!!!!!

  11. Saragossea….



    The old Barns,Sara Heed,Dick Barton’s and the Tolbooth at Glasgow X were the ones I frequented most on match days…..lots of times in the Shipbank Saltmarket too.


    Not too sure how many of them are left now.

  12. Celtic, Dundee Utd and Aberdeen have scored the most goals in the SPFL.



    None of their top goalscorers are strikers.

  13. Canny get a bet on the Huns getting a penalty tonight, very frustrating



    Red card in the game only 3/1, on that as a standby

  14. Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim-in-ey



    Chim chim cher-ee!



    A sweep is as lucky, as lucky can be



    Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim-in-ey



    Chim chim cher-oo!



    Good luck will rub off when I shakes ‘ands with you

  15. setting free the bears supports Res. 12 & Oscar Knox



    18:55 on 30 December, 2013






    My guess would be that they would be told “We should have scored 10 and restricted them to a -1 rather than a 0 score.”








    For me.



    The mix of exprience and youth is the better combination.



    Football included.

  16. Living_in_the_Love_of_the_Commons_People on



    16:30 on 30 December, 2013



    Superb post Sir, and bang on with the hun establishment having sleepless nights about us going global in terms of participation and marketing.



    The gutter SMSM are desperately attempting to tie us together with the bigotfest that never was. IMO we are too big for them to drag us down. Irrespective on anyone’s views on our billionaire board members, they will have their finger on the pulse of possible European league reconstruction. That’s what billionaires have- real information.

  17. Sftb



    You may not have heard it but I did in a recent interview with one of our players who said that was what the manager had set as a target. I know you’re going to ask who and when so I’ll admit now that I’m racking my brain to remember.

  18. Labis,



    Just opinions mate.



    To be honest, the football being played is far too pedestrian.


    It’s becoming an effort to be enthusiastic with the football on the park.



    Everyone and his dug knows what’s needed, a bit of flair and less off the monotonous sideway passing.

  19. Something smells rotten in my wee town tonight.



    It’s like something that died about 18 months ago and folk are just noticing the horrible stench.



    Come on the Pars !!!!

  20. Papa John supports Wee Oscar plus The Dam 5 on

    Sipsin talken aboot flair, due to the breaking news that Boydechenko would be a Star Buy, on the new location of The MUPPET SHOW ( SSB ) honestly ah cannae get up aff the flair, ach well its The Panto Season.


    Awerabest PJ

  21. Stringer Bell-Ladbrokes giving prices on penalties,5/1 a pen to be scored in the 2nd half for example

  22. Bournes



    Joe Ledley



    For me its just a reasonable deduction at this point. No need for a rumour. Will be astonished if he stays.

  23. Living_in_the_Love_of_the_Commons_People on

    And can everyone stop debating about the bigotfest “coming back” please?



    They were an artificial entity to begin with existing on invisible resources.

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