Yesterday was brilliant but fans took 2nd place to corporate promotion

Is it just me (maybe because I’m of a certain age 47) that is getting pissed off with all the razzmatazz surrounding the presentation of the Trophy yesterday? The delay between the end of the game and the presentation was a joke. All this building a stage mainly to show off the sponsors name which in this case was a a bank. A bank along with other banks that are probably responsible for chucking people on the dole. Players being brought out one by one  and we still need to wait for the Captain to come out and get his mefal before the Cup is lifted.
Now this is not common to the SPL or the SFA it’s happening in every major competition on the planet and frankly I’m fed up with it.Even my nephew who is 15 was totally fed up waiting to see Broony lifting the cup.
I don’t know about you but I prefered the days when A guy came out with  table stuck the trophy on it and the captain went up, hoisted it in the air gave the guys their medals and the players were off around the park celebrating with the supporters. That’s all we really want that instant reaction not a feckin pantomime.
The other thing that I’m fed up with is reporters who don’t have a kind word to say about our club or players hijacking them on the pitch.
I’m sure the players would rather be with their team mates parading the trophy and celebrating around the park with the fans. Surely there is enough time to talk to the players once they get back up the tunnel.
So in the words of the great Peter Griffen ‘That’s what really grinds my gears’
So what do you think. Am I just an auld codger getting pissed off with the modern way of doing things or do you agree there is far too much razzmatazz surrounding these presentations.
I know for a fack the 15 yr old me would have said ‘ffs goany just gie us the cup’?
PS. I COULD HAVE DONE WITHOUT THE FECKIN OPERA SINGER AS WELL !!

Comments

  1. I couldn’t agree more mate. I think given the events of this season and the treatment of Lennon it would have been acceptable for the players to ignore the media completely. Or, what I would like to see be done, the players and staff only give interviews with Celtic TV and Celtic TV can sell these on to the media for a wee profit to the club.
    They say they need the sponsors money desperately but the sponsor is the bank and the banks money is our money! Cheeky bastards!

  2. I couldn’t agree more mate. I think given the events of this season and the treatment of Lennon it would have been acceptable for the players to ignore the media completely. Or, what I would like to see be done, the players and staff only give interviews with Celtic TV and Celtic TV can sell these on to the media for a wee profit to the club.
    They say they need the sponsors money desperately but the sponsor is the bank and the banks money is our money! Cheeky bastards!

  3. Fair Points – My son who is 18 suggested that Celtic should have lifted the cup at Kilmarnock when they actually one it. Thereafte,r a lap of honour etc could have been arranged after the final game of the season

  4. Fair Points – My son who is 18 suggested that Celtic should have lifted the cup at Kilmarnock when they actually one it. Thereafte,r a lap of honour etc could have been arranged after the final game of the season

  5. I heard several fans express their anger at the way the trophy was presented. It was cold & wet but we had to sit about waiting for ages before lifting the trophy. Poor show in my opinion. Great performance by the team however & I particularly liked Neil Lennon bringing the trophy over to the fans – highlight of the day.

  6. I heard several fans express their anger at the way the trophy was presented. It was cold & wet but we had to sit about waiting for ages before lifting the trophy. Poor show in my opinion. Great performance by the team however & I particularly liked Neil Lennon bringing the trophy over to the fans – highlight of the day.

  7. Geezo!
    Neil Lennon wasn’t allowed on the park until 15 minutes after the game, maybe we should have proceeded without him? But if you think it was not too inconvenient for you to wait, what would you suggest we fill the time with?
    Honestly some people are never happy. Great performance, 5 goals, Thai Tims singing their hearts out, but hey we had a few minutes to wait.
    I’ll be happy every year waiting 15 minutes to pick up the title.
    Maybe you would be happier to go home early, empty handed?

    1. You totally missed the point of the post. I was talking about all fans. (Now this is not common to the SPL or the SFA it’s happening in every major competition on the planet and frankly I’m fed up with it) Maybe you should read a post properly before making an arse of your reply

  8. Geezo!
    Neil Lennon wasn’t allowed on the park until 15 minutes after the game, maybe we should have proceeded without him? But if you think it was not too inconvenient for you to wait, what would you suggest we fill the time with?
    Honestly some people are never happy. Great performance, 5 goals, Thai Tims singing their hearts out, but hey we had a few minutes to wait.
    I’ll be happy every year waiting 15 minutes to pick up the title.
    Maybe you would be happier to go home early, empty handed?

    1. You totally missed the point of the post. I was talking about all fans. (Now this is not common to the SPL or the SFA it’s happening in every major competition on the planet and frankly I’m fed up with it) Maybe you should read a post properly before making an arse of your reply

  9. Well said, the delay was a joke.
    Why not get a decent ‘celeb type’ to keep the crowd going, Celtic have plenty who would jump at the chance to keep the party going.
    Sometimes these wee things let us down.
    Never mind, being Champions does have it’s drawbacks……

    1. heres an idea…. why not have the green brigade enter the pitch in an orderly manner and entertain us? I think that would be a party 🙂

  10. Well said, the delay was a joke.
    Why not get a decent ‘celeb type’ to keep the crowd going, Celtic have plenty who would jump at the chance to keep the party going.
    Sometimes these wee things let us down.
    Never mind, being Champions does have it’s drawbacks……

    1. heres an idea…. why not have the green brigade enter the pitch in an orderly manner and entertain us? I think that would be a party 🙂

  11. Did drag on a bit but the wait was worth it.Yes it is a bit more staged and Las Vegas tits ‘n ass but the company I was in presented the pleasant distraction to this.The entertainment demonstrated that Celtic could afford it and the Opera singer singing our song was awesome.Even though I’m no great opera buff I couldn’t help but marvel at the power of his voice.All in all it was exactly what I expected,as with all the other recent League Champion presentations at Paradise.To be honest you could’ve shot me in the hip yesterday and I’d still have been their for the lifting of the Cup.So in the words of Peter Griffen…”Oh no Lois I knew this guy once,bought a car.10 years later…Bam.Herpes.” :)…D

  12. Did drag on a bit but the wait was worth it.Yes it is a bit more staged and Las Vegas tits ‘n ass but the company I was in presented the pleasant distraction to this.The entertainment demonstrated that Celtic could afford it and the Opera singer singing our song was awesome.Even though I’m no great opera buff I couldn’t help but marvel at the power of his voice.All in all it was exactly what I expected,as with all the other recent League Champion presentations at Paradise.To be honest you could’ve shot me in the hip yesterday and I’d still have been their for the lifting of the Cup.So in the words of Peter Griffen…”Oh no Lois I knew this guy once,bought a car.10 years later…Bam.Herpes.” :)…D

  13. look you never read the post properly you just decided to have a dig ‘people are never happy’ thus coming across as a fool

  14. look you never read the post properly you just decided to have a dig ‘people are never happy’ thus coming across as a fool

  15. I suppose that this is part of the price we are expected pay to have the great T.V money that we are always being told that we need so that we can have Toxic FC in the SPL.. Neil Lennon leaving the trophy at the corner flag was sheer genius though and should be done for the next ten years at least!

    1. It sure was and the right thing to do. Neil Lennon has a lot to be thanked for…. bringing the thunder back and winning the SPL… as well as other things.
      The fans showed they were frustrated by the opera singer and yes it was way too long to lift the trophy. This was just
      One thing I would like to highlight! the night before people online were looking for tickets! 5 or less minutes to go on the day and the stadium was just over half full. I know that a lot of people arrive late but after the match started i could see empty seats everywhere? any idea why?
      The rangers game 2 weeks before I had a better experience and not just because of the weather.

  16. I suppose that this is part of the price we are expected pay to have the great T.V money that we are always being told that we need so that we can have Toxic FC in the SPL.. Neil Lennon leaving the trophy at the corner flag was sheer genius though and should be done for the next ten years at least!

    1. It sure was and the right thing to do. Neil Lennon has a lot to be thanked for…. bringing the thunder back and winning the SPL… as well as other things.
      The fans showed they were frustrated by the opera singer and yes it was way too long to lift the trophy. This was just
      One thing I would like to highlight! the night before people online were looking for tickets! 5 or less minutes to go on the day and the stadium was just over half full. I know that a lot of people arrive late but after the match started i could see empty seats everywhere? any idea why?
      The rangers game 2 weeks before I had a better experience and not just because of the weather.

  17. hey bhoys im 63 pal iv seen it all before,and i hope to see it again.after all lenny went through,and we as fans as well this season,im just glad to see the trophy at paradise………..so shut the fek up and stop moaning just ENJOY PULEEZ…..

  18. hey bhoys im 63 pal iv seen it all before,and i hope to see it again.after all lenny went through,and we as fans as well this season,im just glad to see the trophy at paradise………..so shut the fek up and stop moaning just ENJOY PULEEZ…..

  19. I think one of the main reasons for empty seats is the fact that people are skint the other reason is the fact that it was a stupid kick off time and the game was on TV.

  20. I think one of the main reasons for empty seats is the fact that people are skint the other reason is the fact that it was a stupid kick off time and the game was on TV.

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