Obsession

Throughout this whole Rangers fiasco, a lot of attention has been generated from all over Scottish football and it’s fair to say the majority of this has come from rival clubs as it should, primarily from Celtic fans.
This attention has created a reply back from Rangers fans that Celtic fans are obsessed by Rangers’ predicament with most commenting that we love them more than we love Celtic.
With the administration, leading to liquidation during this pre season some other supporters from other football clubs including Celtic have added to this, so why is this?
It’s normal as supporters of sport to comment and add views on our rivals but is there more to the intensity of this attention?
I have my own views which I’ll add later but I asked the #CelticFamily on twitter to add theirs, find these below.

Okay, anyone been told that we the #CelticFamily are obsessed by the manky mob? Let me know your opinions.

@deecelt – certainly am obsessed with all the latest stuff. Poss because no football but Euros atm.
@SpecialBhoy – I have, just say that this is the biggest story Scot football has ever saw! Oh and that we seem to know more about it than them
@TheDeadLiving – nonsense that. We’ve been tainted by their existence for years. You can’t be obsessed with validated paranoia, only vindicated.
@HoopsGhirl88 – lol we are though we tweet more about it than they do fact
And @ShugMac69 replied – its human nature tho…everybody will tweet about a g.i r.f.u.y factor
@TicGran added to this by saying – its good cause it really winds them and anything that annoys a hun is ok by me!!
@IainG88 added – why wouldn’t we be.. it was our main rivals. if you reverse the situation it would be the exact same.
@1CraigBoyce – of course we are at the moment, we’re watching the death of our biggest rivals and there’s a new story every day!
A view shared by many is from @CraigMark1888 – Obsessed for 1 reason if we had not made big deal of it they would be back in SPL already with no punishment.Remember its Scotland
with additions from @david_allan67 –  if we weren’t mate, I think a lot of this story would be swept under the carpet. Punishments would be lenient, also…1/2
and @SquirrelKnutz – and remember they said we were paranoid, we weren’t paranoid enough as it turns out
Lastly on the defence of this attention we have @Kev121Ward – Plenty of times but my response is ‘it was your obsession with downing Timmy that got you in this mess
So throughout today, I asked the question why so much attention but it’s clearly annoying some supporters and I can fully understand why.
We are in this solely for Glasgow Celtic Football Club, we thrive on everything Celtic and look forward to everything that matters to Celtic. Celtic First, Celtic Last, Celtic Forever is a saying I’ve been brought up on and this is shared by the vast majority of Celtic supporters.
My own opinion of why so much of our own supporters attention is on the trauma at Rangers is due to a number of different aspects.
1) Throughout the past, we’ve been called paranoid, the creators of conspiracy but with the day-to-day revelations on this subject we celtic fans feel vindicated more and more with this. We’ve (with the help of many sources online) have stepped forward and took the accusation of “being paranoid” personally and provided far more information to this story than our rivals could ever (or maybe not) dream of.
2) With the heartache we Celtic fans have faced during this period of “investigation” we feel that the need to see this through and to report on what may not be reported elsewhere.
3) Given that the season is over, we normally are inundated with rumours of players arriving, is it me or is the rumour mill of any incoming players somewhat quieter than previous seasons? – An addition from someone sceptic of the media, maybe the positive news of incoming players doesn’t sit well considering the news from across the city.
And lastly,
4) Rivalry is just that – Taunt our rivals as when possible, we did it when they (RFC) get beat, we do so when big players leave so why wouldn’t we do it when they’re on their knees?
Again I find it somewhat annoying myself that it’s all RFC this, NewCo that but given the seriousness of the situation and the potential impact any decisions on this matter will have, it’s only human nature to pay attention to the matter.
Going back to how we Celtic supporters feel about our club, the bottom line is this –
Although they are getting all the attention at this moment, the attention they get they can keep. After this farce calms down, we Celtic fans will begin to focus more on our new season, in our premier league, with our extensive and proud history, knowing fine well that we remain the club we were founded as back in 1888.
When the new season kicks off, then normal service will resume.

Comments

  1. Off course there is a degree of gloating but the real cause was there own doing and now the price is to be paid….? We know we will get the blame for having more hoops on our jerseys next season or something else which will upset the new orcadians, great intit !!!

  2. Off course there is a degree of gloating but the real cause was there own doing and now the price is to be paid….? We know we will get the blame for having more hoops on our jerseys next season or something else which will upset the new orcadians, great intit !!!

  3. I would say we are correct to be obsessed with the RancidFeckinCarcass(IA/IL) story. We are observing the unravelling of the biggest scandal ever uncovered in the history of Scottish sport. Despite this, fans and officials of RFC* remain in denial and unapologetic, the SFA and SPL are bending over backwards to accomodate Frankenstein Rangers, Motherwell are now claiming that without Rangers* they could lose almost £1M in turnover and end up in administration themselves, Billy Dodds repeats his “opinion” that denying Rangers* a place in the SPL sounds the death knell of Scottish football and all of this UTTER PISH gets “reported” in a biased and compliant MSM.
    If it wasn’t for internet bampots like James, PMGB, RTC, Paul McC, Paul67 and the rest of us, the MSM version of events would go totally unchallenged. More power tae yer elbow, may the obsession remain until this sorry saga is seen through to it’s proper conclusion.
    I remember 1994. Shed not one tear for Rangers*, for they shed none for us. GIRFU them. Gaun’ the bunnet!

  4. I would say we are correct to be obsessed with the RancidFeckinCarcass(IA/IL) story. We are observing the unravelling of the biggest scandal ever uncovered in the history of Scottish sport. Despite this, fans and officials of RFC* remain in denial and unapologetic, the SFA and SPL are bending over backwards to accomodate Frankenstein Rangers, Motherwell are now claiming that without Rangers* they could lose almost £1M in turnover and end up in administration themselves, Billy Dodds repeats his “opinion” that denying Rangers* a place in the SPL sounds the death knell of Scottish football and all of this UTTER PISH gets “reported” in a biased and compliant MSM.
    If it wasn’t for internet bampots like James, PMGB, RTC, Paul McC, Paul67 and the rest of us, the MSM version of events would go totally unchallenged. More power tae yer elbow, may the obsession remain until this sorry saga is seen through to it’s proper conclusion.
    I remember 1994. Shed not one tear for Rangers*, for they shed none for us. GIRFU them. Gaun’ the bunnet!

  5. Thankyou to all on this website for your Honesty,Integrity and knowledge (three words they dont know the meaning of) .On their bored they’re actually looking for an apology from SPL teams ,”attacking THEM !! Honestly they beggar belief .Canny beat them for a good laugh at though hehehehehehehahahaha byebye Blues

  6. Thankyou to all on this website for your Honesty,Integrity and knowledge (three words they dont know the meaning of) .On their bored they’re actually looking for an apology from SPL teams ,”attacking THEM !! Honestly they beggar belief .Canny beat them for a good laugh at though hehehehehehehahahaha byebye Blues

  7. There is in fact a natural sense of morbid curiosity involved with watching this dead thing writhe about in spasmodic flinches as the gases and foul air escape the cadaver. It’s only natural to stop and observe the thing . . . after all most of us can remember the days when it was alive and running about heading and kicking the ball, dodging the tax, stealing the trophies, cheating the rest of Scottish football. It was a malevolent wee monster that had only one eye and a very small brain so it was inevitable that it would die out and become extinct at some point. . .only, we didn’t think that it would be in our lifetime. Still, like the fate of all the rest of the dinosaurs nature took its toll and I suppose that it is for that reason that we can’t help but be attracted to its demise. If Jurassic Ibrox Park has taught us anything it is that these things can be cloned…but beware the carnage that this can unleash can be devastating and counter-productive especially introducing them into a world that they no longer belong…take heed.

  8. There is in fact a natural sense of morbid curiosity involved with watching this dead thing writhe about in spasmodic flinches as the gases and foul air escape the cadaver. It’s only natural to stop and observe the thing . . . after all most of us can remember the days when it was alive and running about heading and kicking the ball, dodging the tax, stealing the trophies, cheating the rest of Scottish football. It was a malevolent wee monster that had only one eye and a very small brain so it was inevitable that it would die out and become extinct at some point. . .only, we didn’t think that it would be in our lifetime. Still, like the fate of all the rest of the dinosaurs nature took its toll and I suppose that it is for that reason that we can’t help but be attracted to its demise. If Jurassic Ibrox Park has taught us anything it is that these things can be cloned…but beware the carnage that this can unleash can be devastating and counter-productive especially introducing them into a world that they no longer belong…take heed.

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