The news today that the Ibrox club prevented the Union Bears from unfurling a banner which they and Police Scotland deemed “offensive” is the latest manifestation of an unholy war which is raging across the city and has been since the cup final defeat at our hands.
The Ibrox fan group responded to this by withdrawing their support from the team for today’s game. It’s believed that they protested outside. They are getting good at the old protesting bit.
It was not terribly unusual to see their ire focussed on broadcasters, journalists and the SFA.
Now it is directed four-square at their own club. Beautiful.
It wasn’t that long ago that the whole club was in a warm and happy place.
The team was not playing particularly well, I grant you, and there were serious concerns about the summer. But they believed they’d win the cup and that it would spin us in the direction of crisis.
When we won it shocked them to the core.
The ease of the victory only made them feel worse. They started to talk about the gap, something they hadn’t done in ages. Then their manager brought up the tricky issue of finance, and with people inside the club now confirming what we’ve spent a while writing the balloon went up. Protests and banners ever since, and even winning isn’t fixing it.
What a time for the club and fans to be at war. Can you even imagine how insane it will all go if we win the Scottish Cup and thus complete the treble? Morelos is in the departure lounge, leaving for free. Kent will probably leave with him. They may retain the services of Ryan Jack and Arfield; we have the beating of these guys already and we know it.
What’s more, Ibrox fans aren’t totally stupid, and they know it as well.
It’s incredible how destructive to their morale that one defeat has been, and it was not made any better when their “investor” released his bizarre, preening video interview in the aftermath of the game, praising everyone at Ibrox even as the fans were getting ready to revolt. It was supposed to fall in the aftermath of a triumph and mock Celtic.
Instead it sounded a lot like trolling their own fans. It slapped down Club 1872.
It praised Ross Wilson. It bigged up the “strategy” behind the Australia fiasco.
All points of contention.
Then, when the Union Bears put up their “standards” banner, The Mooch actually – unbelievably – picked a fight with them over it although they’d claimed it wasn’t directed at him!
Now the same fan organisation is at the centre of this controversy today, and what a sight it is to see. They are all at each other’s throats over there, at exactly the time when you want the whole club focussed.
Major changes in the squad are coming – forced on them, not part of any grand plan as The Mooch wants folk to believe – and that’s more uncertainty.
But the one thing that is clear is this; they need to sell out their season tickets and so the last thing they need to be doing is fighting a two-front war with the fans.
Only a club in total disarray could behave like this.
Only the most entitled fans in world football could provoke this battle at this moment in time.
It’s jelly and ice cream time again.
Sit back and enjoy the show.
Bob (original) says:
March 12, 2023 at 7:40 pm
March 12, 2023 at 7:50 pm
March 12, 2023 at 7:49 pm
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March 12, 2023 at 8:24 pm
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March 12, 2023 at 9:49 pm
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Thomas M Daley says:
March 13, 2023 at 12:56 pm
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John S says:
March 12, 2023 at 10:15 pm
Voice of Reason says:
March 13, 2023 at 4:55 am
Thomas M Daley says:
March 13, 2023 at 1:00 pm
Michael Clark says:
March 14, 2023 at 1:12 pm
March 14, 2023 at 6:57 pm
Yes, their timing is just superb!
The SOP in troubled times at Ibrox was always to circle the wagons, and then blame everyone outside for their woes.
Now, they have circled the wagons – but so they can fight amongst themselves!
Beale’s inexperience is going to be further exposed: he’s not a leader.
We just have to keep focused on the league and the SC – and let the raging bears get on with it!
I guess they’ll sell a similar number of ST’s – but the bears can’t be too excited about NEXT season at this early stage?
Austerity is long overdue a visit to Ibrox. 🙂
Good riddance to bad rubbish
I do enjoy some bear on bear action, does it make me a bad person? Probably ???
As always, their pain is our gain and I hope they knock fuck out of each other.
Manager gone before Christmas June or July 12th.
Those shower of DOBs needed time to try and sort out that mess of a club, and seems like that time is running out fast.
We even offered the scum a helping hand in sacrificing the 10iar to keep the scum in business still, and yet the thicks weren’t able to do much of a job of it either.
This day was always going to arrive when the superior team was going to be made officially and only a couple of months away now, and to be extended even with throwing sevco into the mix also.
A very bleak future for all of the DOBs is well deserved and one that most of the Celts will enjoy watching as been long overdue
“Do not disturb your enemy when they are making mistakes”,
Can we no goad them or poke them with sharp sticks please.
Nobody likes us we don’t care,
that’s the mantra,
their thoughts laid bare,
But when it matters,
The angst is clear,
Second best is the fear.
I recently read an article which said that some crocodiles deserted and confined to their enclosure began to eat each other as the going got desperate. That’s the Kulture.
Defeat to us or should I say a HUMPING on April 8th will see the Onion Pussies, the Knuckodraggaz, the Zombies, the FILTH descend into COMPLETE MELTDOON!! Wee Cryin shame init LOL!!
The Germans have it right in one word.
Roughly, very roughly translated?
“Gaining pleasure by seeing the misfortune, troubles and bad luck of others.
What a great time it is to be a Celt. Semi-final is coming up and another defeat will be to much for them. They’ll all be walking into the Clyde like the walking dead. What’s even funnier is that what ever of the die hards are left at Ibrox they’ll still be singing “WERE SIMPLY DEPRESSED”, sorry I meant the best. I don’t know if I’m a good judge of someone’s character or not but anytime I engage in football conversation l know if I’m talking with a Ranger supporter. I’ll leave the rest to you
This set up had to happen as we know the rangers players would be gone in the summer and the cup game is later so they had to get us in the semis before they loose there players and the sfa had to heat up a ball