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  1. Well done Jas. A very good choice of song for the video.It is sad that we are having to make comment on what should have been a run of the mill exercise for “Glasgows Finest” yet turned into a show of force that seemed intent on getting a reaction from those present. A sad day Jas.
    As I said “Well done with the video” but dont let me see you getting dressed up and wearing masks for any future attempts…..Hahaha.

  2. Well done Jas. A very good choice of song for the video.It is sad that we are having to make comment on what should have been a run of the mill exercise for “Glasgows Finest” yet turned into a show of force that seemed intent on getting a reaction from those present. A sad day Jas.
    As I said “Well done with the video” but dont let me see you getting dressed up and wearing masks for any future attempts…..Hahaha.

  3. JasCam
    Sorry for being so quiet of late. In many years of following Celtic and football in general, I have never been so mentally numbed as I have been over the last few weeks. Each time I try to express how I feel, I find myself simply being utterly raging or totally lost for words. But I have no wish to make comments that are dictated by emotional overspill. Topics such as Nimmo Smith and The Green Brigade are too important not to be debated with calm thoughtfulness. I have read too many comments and blogs in recent weeks that have flailed like a pendulum out of control from one extreme to another. And that is just on Celtic forums and takes no account of inaccurate and deliberately biased remarks elsewhere. I understand the reactions from both sides. However, I see the fury of both sets of protagonists dividing the club and causing great harm.
    At the end of the day both issues have two common and key elements as I see it. One is the law and the other is morality. In other words, what is legally right and what is morally right. Sometimes to claim that something is legal or illegal can not justify the actions pursuant of events. There are times when the common good is failed by law and in my opinion the Nimmo Smith enquiry and the Green Brigade demonstration are prime examples. Legality is dictated by words alone while moral law depends on principles and spirit. It is this spirit, these principles that have been slaughtered in recent days and the common good has suffered accordingly.
    These standards should be the foundations of the club’s responses too. It is not sufficient to stand silently by while the common good of football and supporters is being trodden underfoot. There comes a time of decision when the club must stand for principles and not play diplomatic or, worse still, political cards for the sake of survival. Bob Kelly refused with the Irish flag. Wee Fergus refused with the Jorge Cadete transfer. Both put the club’s very future on the line to uphold integrity and to do the right thing. Brother Walfrid himself made respect and justice the very foundations of the club in its charitable ethos. It was to deliver equality and dignity to the poor that he started the football team. The football was secondary to the social objectives. It seems to me that our directors need to revisit this ethos and prove themselves to us by demonstrating they still act in accordance with this ethos. Silence or passivity is not an option. There comes a time when compromise is not an option and that is when it is subjection. I am not prepared to be enslaved even for Celtic Football Club. There comes a time when a sport is no longer sport. I will not commit to a fake sport and would hope Celtic Board and management will feel the same.
    I am started!
    H H
    PS You must have Billy worried. The music was A1! The camouflage? I don’t think Stallone will be too scared though my dog is still behind the settee :).

    1. Good to hear from you PB. A good level headed comment. It’s starting to feel a bit like the Alamo just now. I hope like yourself that the board do the right thing moraly and ethically.
      HH
      by the way Billy and I will be fighting it out at next years Oscars 🙂

  4. JasCam
    Sorry for being so quiet of late. In many years of following Celtic and football in general, I have never been so mentally numbed as I have been over the last few weeks. Each time I try to express how I feel, I find myself simply being utterly raging or totally lost for words. But I have no wish to make comments that are dictated by emotional overspill. Topics such as Nimmo Smith and The Green Brigade are too important not to be debated with calm thoughtfulness. I have read too many comments and blogs in recent weeks that have flailed like a pendulum out of control from one extreme to another. And that is just on Celtic forums and takes no account of inaccurate and deliberately biased remarks elsewhere. I understand the reactions from both sides. However, I see the fury of both sets of protagonists dividing the club and causing great harm.
    At the end of the day both issues have two common and key elements as I see it. One is the law and the other is morality. In other words, what is legally right and what is morally right. Sometimes to claim that something is legal or illegal can not justify the actions pursuant of events. There are times when the common good is failed by law and in my opinion the Nimmo Smith enquiry and the Green Brigade demonstration are prime examples. Legality is dictated by words alone while moral law depends on principles and spirit. It is this spirit, these principles that have been slaughtered in recent days and the common good has suffered accordingly.
    These standards should be the foundations of the club’s responses too. It is not sufficient to stand silently by while the common good of football and supporters is being trodden underfoot. There comes a time of decision when the club must stand for principles and not play diplomatic or, worse still, political cards for the sake of survival. Bob Kelly refused with the Irish flag. Wee Fergus refused with the Jorge Cadete transfer. Both put the club’s very future on the line to uphold integrity and to do the right thing. Brother Walfrid himself made respect and justice the very foundations of the club in its charitable ethos. It was to deliver equality and dignity to the poor that he started the football team. The football was secondary to the social objectives. It seems to me that our directors need to revisit this ethos and prove themselves to us by demonstrating they still act in accordance with this ethos. Silence or passivity is not an option. There comes a time when compromise is not an option and that is when it is subjection. I am not prepared to be enslaved even for Celtic Football Club. There comes a time when a sport is no longer sport. I will not commit to a fake sport and would hope Celtic Board and management will feel the same.
    I am started!
    H H
    PS You must have Billy worried. The music was A1! The camouflage? I don’t think Stallone will be too scared though my dog is still behind the settee :).

    1. Good to hear from you PB. A good level headed comment. It’s starting to feel a bit like the Alamo just now. I hope like yourself that the board do the right thing moraly and ethically.
      HH
      by the way Billy and I will be fighting it out at next years Oscars 🙂

  5. Great stuff well done,The post too was bang on the money,the club must be seen to agree with the fans…………but I,m afraid a hard rain is gonna fall before that happens.The spirit of ,94 will have to reawakened before the suits will do anything even remotely backing us.The running dog/politically supine/crushingly corporate mentality must be challenged.What form this will take has yet to be decided……and by whom ? The GB crashed and burned(PL conspired with police)allegedly. AGM change, difficulties because of the block (corporate) vote,and so we come to public opinion……..Difficult to alter because to many fans (gawd bless ya guv ???) with that type of outlook won,t think ahead.The trick is getting a popular movement with an element possibly of humour ! remember back then after a goal we used to sing ….sack the board…..! Fan,s aught to realize the board only think of the board,the living wage being an example.I,m a shareholder of long standing but I stand with the rest of the fans on all moral issues..Yours in Celtic TC.

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