With an eye on the interesting weeks and months that lie ahead, this month’s issue of CQN Magazine is titled Fit and Proper, as we investigate some of the goings-on in the game. To give these times some perspective, we take you back to 1994, when our own club was on the verge of collapse. It’s all there, including video of the legendary “Cambuslang is a reality”!
Celtic was rescued and rebuilt by the collective action of thousands of ordinary supporters, the active planning of a small number and the icy focus of Fergus McCann. Fergus had his critics, and we recall some of the conflict here, but as Shakespeare said, “Cometh the hour, cometh the man”. He was unquestionably the right man to relieve the old board of their duties.
This was an important time in our history so we’ll take any excuse to relive, recall and read over those times. Nor do we make any excuse for our alert focus on events elsewhere.
The story of other parts of Scottish football is important to us as we will have a roll in its future. Celtic fans must be aware of the issues and be ready to voice their opinions should an opportunity come for clubs, the SPL or SFA to made a decision on how to pick up the pieces after a serious financial crisis at one or more clubs. We cannot be asleep when the hour arrives.
There is tons more of the usual fare in the magazine, including analysis of our January signings, fans’ stories, a look back at our 65-year-old Polish heritage and some of the reasons why there may be a million football clubs in the world, but there’s only one Celtic.
Hope you enjoy it. Thanks to everyone who has contributed or worked on it.
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