Being a Celtic fan for me has seen up’s and down’s, high’s and low’s and tears for the right and wrong reasons. It’s been a rollercoaster so far and that won’t change. Look at Man United, it happens to the best sometimes when things are just not clicking.
I just sat and watched a ton of video’s from the Martin O’Neill era and the Amazing Larsson and tears were there, for my existence as a Celtic fan is 30 years in our 126 as a club. Many are lucky enough to have been in Lisbon the day these 11 Scotsmen made this club what it is today and made us a true super power in World football, there is no denying this as a club our size in the top 40 in the World and should be higher, sadly the financial climate here is not as straight forward as many think
We all see £20 Million coming through the door and think we can go spend £10 Million on a player, to get a £10 Million pound player costs more with wages and add ons that the initial £20 Million. We need to be realistic even though it pains us. As I said I sat there as many of us do and watched the UEFA Cup final, games against Rangers and I will say it out loud, I think them not being in this league is harming us. I don’t hate for the sake of hating but I know the cheated and got away with it. I remember my last blog when I was on Twitter as myself and I said “They won, they will be back in the top league in no time, live with it” Then I left a story that bored me.
People still hate and talk about it, for me I want to see them back so we can go to Ibrox and beat them again, I want a league where we know we need to beat them to be the best. Does Lennon want to be the Celtic manager who won 5 league titles with no Rangers? I don’t think so. Also players leaving, would Hooper, Wanyama, Ledley stayed? We can only guess. We can deny it all day but the main reason many came to our shores was to play in that game, now it’s gone for 18 months still and I can’t wait to get them back in, we might like the game up here and we might keep players who see this as a small league. We WILL lose Forster and we will make a tidy profit and like you and everyone else I want that money reinvested in the playing squad but I also want the club to be careful for the future
We see a museum being built and money being put into youth, the club are in a fantastic place financially and now is the time to broader our field of play away from the park because we all know THEY will be back. Getting beat from Aberdeen at the weekend hurt but I remember after the UEFA cup final and the league and cup winning nothing, I wanted the World to open up and swallow me
But then we had a season in the Champions League, beat Barcelona, we had our last season with THEM in the league and how much fun was it? ♫ Pass the coffin when Rangers Die ♫ and people were spot on when a scared media were not. I look back at all that as History and look to the future.
Get them back in this league and enjoy hammering them again, they will NEVER be the force they once were, while we are on the up, the more seasons in the Champions League allow us to raise the wages and buy better players. A time will come where Automatic Champions League will be assured, when that time comes then we can spend. But now? Why spend now, wait till the Summer and see who we can get in. We don’t know who we will play and if we don’t get in at least we know one more season till THEY arrive back, the cheating filth they are and ALWAYS will be.
A higher ground has been achieved by us forever. Take it and enjoy it and ram it down their throats when we play them. Not off the park, on the park. We still have a good squad and it will get better. Patience is a good thing but us football people want it today
“Faithfull through and through”