Uefa still on the pot on fixtures

Lots of frustration around today at the possibility the first leg of the Champions League qualifier will be switched to Belfast.  It will be no comfort to those who booked travel yesterday but we are in this situation every qualifying game.  The draw is made and confirmed a day or two later, which is why clubs (including Celtic) and CQN yesterday ran a “Don’t book travel until…” piece.  On most occasions nothing is changed which means fans are caught out when change happens.

No reason why Uefa can’t deal with this on the day of the game, or exclusively on the basis of strict criteria.  I hope they deny this request, which is not in Celtic’s favour and clearly not in fan’s best interest.

Two items to draw your attention to today:

Tommy Burns Skin Cancer Trust

Tommy Burns Skin Cancer Trust are undertaking a sponsored cycle of all SPL grounds this September in attempt to get to our £100k fundraising target. This money will be used to help on the battle to fight skin cancer working with organisations such as Beatson Cancer Centre. The event is called Tour for Tommy and will span 5 days, 12 clubs and 380 miles of cycling before returning to Celtic Park on Sunday 15th September. Ex-Celts such as Packie Bonner and Frank McGarvey are joining in as the full event and Bertie Auld will be completing the last day. The event is looking to team up with the fans of each club to join them on a leg from their stadium to the next.

The group have much of the logistics in place and most of the riders, but they need more help. Each of the four main days are being offered for sponsorship with day one already taken up. In return the 30-40 core riders will get their clothing made with that company’s logo as well as any signage on press releases at the stadiums among other benefits (full pack available upon request). The Tour has already received great coverage from Sky Sports with further commitment to track the whole event.

In addition the charity are looking for donations of anything from water bottles, energy bars/drinks to medical supplies and biking mechanical supplies.

If you are interested in getting involved in any way you can contact scottmcgarvey@gmail.com. You can donate here, follow on Facebook and twitter (@tommyburnsSCT).

I know many of you will be aware of the work done by Celtic fans for the people of Haiti as part of the Hoops For Haiti campaign.  This is another aspect of the incredible work done by Celtic fans and a credit to our club.  You can read their blog here and get involved here.

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  • LivornoBhoy


  • LivornoBhoy


  • anditsthepoleagain

    Cmon the Hoops

  • The Spirit of Arthur Lee

    Ban The Bomb

  • anditsthepoleagain

    Return of the son of Cmon the Hoops

  • canamalar1

    Drafting and submitting the resolution

  • Bawsman

    Be good for both clubs I suppose.

  • Eurochamps67

    Quiet day

  • canamalar1


    Name: it is helpful that the name listed is exactly as on the football company register – a common error is to list a middle name on the share register but not on the requisition form.

    Address: the address on the requisition form needs to be the same as on the share register.

    Number of shares held.


    Date of signing.

  • The Boy Jinky

    Kimony Flick Celtic

  • tomtheleedstim

    Charlotte Fakeovers ‏@CharlotteFakes 8m
    Darrell hurting badly and trying to suppress the truth – @Martin1Williams article.
    1. http://i.imgur.com/Kayr6Wh.jpg
    2. http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/rangers-fail-to-pay-35k-law-firm-bill.15043292

  • Dontbrattbakkinanger

    EC67- if Neil is looking for a lift for Euro games etc I’m happy to oblige, as he is clearly not an ole jinx.

    [I know in his current circumstances cash may be tight and so will understand if he's not able to come]

  • sannabhoy

    Guys , another request for help !

    The Kano Foundation have organised a collection at Celtic Park on 3rd August – flag-raising day against Ross County .

    We know the kick-off has still to be announced but we’re looking for names to help out with the collection both before and after the game . Like all our shout-outs , this is going to KDS , CelticMinded , etc so there’s a wee bit of blog pride involved as well.

    If you’re interested and can spare an hour (i know , it’s the first game of the season , but what better time to stand at CP and savour the excitement than the first home league game) , then please drop a line to contactus@thekanofoundation.com stating your name , address (we need these for audit purposes- sorry) , t-shirt size and whether you can help out before or after the game .

    If you want to bring any kids along , don’t forget their names and t-shirt sizes.

    Thanks in advance . I know all we seem to do is ask but it means we can give so much back .

    PS BRTH , yer an eejit – you’ll need to change your moniker soon as we’ll hit 2000 at the next game !!!

    Celtic_First , your post about email correspondence intrigued me – any chance of a copy ? sannabhoy@thekanofoundation.com


  • newradbhoy

    Someone posted on the last thread, (sorry cant remember who, no disrespect).
    That we should print and distribute what charlotte fakes is saying .
    Good idea funding needed though.
    What about also getting it up on notice boards, billboards, gable ends.
    Big unmissable posters, the side of busses.
    Iknow im getting carried away, but if we get the message out there then people will talk abut it and maybe ask questions that the msm arent.
    Again it will take some funding.

  • googybhoy ♥ Celtic

    Darrell tries to worm himself out of trouble.

    @CharlotteFakes: Darrell hurting badly and trying to suppress the truth – @Martin1Williams article.
    1. http://t.co/iV5ewwhwLH
    2. http://t.co/hLjRjjMiak

  • South Of Tunis

    No surprise .

    Italian media are not excited by the news that 41 Italian football clubs and @ 60 players are being investigated re playing fast and loose re the paying of tax..

    One commentator has seen fit to state ———

    ” Italy is a democracy . If it’s OK for the likes of Berlusconi why shouldn’t it be OK for football clubs and players? “

  • sannabhoy

    Canamalar1 , more power to your elbow mate. Unfortunately , don’t have any shares but if there’s anything you need help with , just shout .

    I know you can be a cantakerous , argumentative , sob , but you’re one of our own and in that I’ll support you. In fact , you’re very similar to another poster that i hold very dear who could also start a fight in an empty hoose.

    Both of you cut from the Don Quixote cloth and there’s no many of you around .



  • canamalar1

    Hail Hail

  • BoscoBhoy02

    I can picture Darrell saying to his editor “please, please, please, please, please, please, please don’t print this story. Craig’s a mate” LOL

  • canamalar1

    Aye Sanna there is and anyone else who does not have any shares
    Me and the missis need to do an all expenses fact finding mission to Mauritius for three weeks, so I’ll need your bank and credit card details and PIN numbers :oD))))))
    Hail Hail

  • ernie lynch

    Anyone know if Darrel is still working in the media since he moved to the USA?

  • singapore celt

    Paul et all,

    I,have read Modias so called comments and I am utterly disgusted on his comments regarding Celtic.

    Wanyama is a potentially great young player but Modia needs yo shut his mouth with his comments……. We had and still have great / good players. We don’t need this money grabbing middle man bringing down Celtic !!

    who does he think he is???


  • sannabhoy

    Canamalar1 , if i gave you my card details for a 3month trip to Mauritius , you’d still spend less than sannaghirl !!

    Ps don’t tell her i said that.

  • cliftonville celt from belfast


    Cliftonville chairman has confimred the dates will be switched and Celtic have agreed to the request only waiting on UEFA approval.

    Match will be played at Solitude and this will be confirmed tomorrow after a board meeting tonight.

    Celtic fans will be allocated the whole away end at Solitude which holds approx 800 fans.

    Temporary seating will be errected on the waterworks end of the ground which will add approx 1000 futher seats to the capacity.

    Belfast has gone mental with people looking tickets – think this will be a bumper year for Cliftonville season tickets seeing its the only way you can guarantee a ticket !!!!!!

  • ASonOfDan

    On an absolute downer at the thought of missing Cliftonville game. Love European games no matter who we are playing.


  • canamalar1

    You must have missed the bit about my missis going too, I expect there would be a similar shopping gene problem, I’m sure it is the difference.

  • Joe Filippis Haircut

    Canalamar. I will wait until I see your question before I comment any further I think it all comes down to the phrasing.Good Luck fella. H. H.

  • ASonOfDan


    CARDIFF City have been rebuffed in their
    attempts to hold transfer talks with Celtic’s
    Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama, as the
    EPL new boys are unable to match the
    Parkhead side’s valuation of the 22-year-
    Celtic agreed a record transfer fee for
    Wanyama with Southampton, believed to
    be in the region of £12 million, but a
    potential move appeared to break down
    when the player could not agree
    personal terms.
    Former Parkhead defender Malky
    Mackay was happy to match the highly-
    regarded midfielder’s wage demands, but
    Celtic insisted Southampton’s offer was
    closer to their valuation of the
    Wanyama’s representative, Ivan Modia,
    told the Daily Mail Sport that it was
    ‘completely untrue’ that talks were being
    held with Southampton, adding: “They
    were made aware some weeks ago what
    the player was looking for.
    “At that time, they were not prepared to
    meet that so, as far as we are concerned,
    discussions with Southampton ended
    some weeks ago”.

  • canamalar1

    Hail Hail

  • canamalar1

    JFH sorry

  • ASonOfDan

    This agent is a nugget.

    “The player will not be forced into a corner to
    accept the Southampton deal, just because it
    is good for Celtic. Remember, he has been
    with the club for two years now – without a
    pay rise – and has given them wonderful
    service ever since he arrived.
    “Added to this is the fact that by Celtic
    refusing him permission to join Queens Park
    Rangers last summer, Victor lost more than
    £1million in potential salary earnings – yet he
    just kept his mouth shut and continued to be
    a model professional. Many other players may
    not have adopted this attitude, in the
    Wanyama, signed by Celtic from Belgian side
    Beerschot in 2011, will now take some time to
    decide on his future for next season.
    “We know there is interest from elsewhere and
    Victor is obviously open to those prospects -
    he is currently back in Kenya and hopes that
    Celtic will adopt a more reasonable approach
    and take into account the service that he has
    given the club so far and the rest of these
    issues,” the player’s agent added.
    “Nobody at Celtic can question his attitude
    and he is hopeful he can leave on good terms
    with the club.
    “He loves the club and its fans, he’s played
    his heart out for the jersey, but he didn’t quite
    expect that it may end like this.”

  • singapore celt


    the comments if true are DISGUSTING.


  • Dontbrattbakkinanger

    Listening to Darrell’s sister on R4 on a Sunday morning is one of my ole guilty pleasures.

  • Dontbrattbakkinanger

    ..on reflection it’s maybe Ms Jangles I’m listenin’ to.

  • canamalar1

    Last we heard from Vic was he did not want to leave, he was looking forward to going for the treble and another pop at the Champions League.

  • canamalar1

    Think the agent is afraid he won’t get a cut of any transfer fee if there is no transfer innit

  • FromTheRockToEK


  • South Of Tunis

    DBBIA .

    Sunday morning .

    Beer for breakfast whilst wearing your cleanest dirty shirt ?

  • Dontbrattbakkinanger

    I was astounded of forehead to learn on CQN [SIMBT] that ole Kirk Numbnuts has an agent.

    Not an easy assignment; a client with a face like an ole root vegetable who can’t be trusted to boil an egg without ending up in an ole ambliance.

  • sipsini


    Sorry to hear you will miss the game if uefa allow the switch.

    It’s the opposite regarding myself, fly back on the 22nd.

  • Dontbrattbakkinanger

    Sof Tunis – maks sense tae me, and it maks sense tae Mo.

  • 67Heaven … I am Neil Lennon..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors


    23:14 on 24 June, 2013

    Nearly every post you scribe includes a degree of sarcasm towards someone ……. I make no apology for my opinion that we are supporters of, and contribute to a very well run Club…..some of us feel we should go for the ‘jugular’, and some of us feel we should concentrate on developing our own Club, despite all the corruption that’s going on around us, as has been the case for over 100 years…….they have always tried to destroy us, and destroyed themselves in the process ….. I say, let them continue down their ruinous path and, when the dust settles (BDO / Courts), then see what the creditors, other Clubs can retrieve from the ‘mess’ …… You say, we can’t get compensation from the ‘corrupt ones’, so let’s sue the Celtic Board for compensation……

    I don’t have any issue at all with any questions being asked of our Board…….you just need to stop having issues with anyone who would suggest that suing the Major Celtic Shareholders for the shoite going on in Scottish Football might not be the right ‘question’……

    Why not ask the Board what they are going to do to recoup Celtic’s losses when BDO / TTT / Courts finally ‘nail’ SDM etc…… (There are a few major shareholders who are not on the Board …..MON, for example)

    Hopefully, any response will, at least, be in line with allowing supporters their view, without suggesting they are HAPPY CLAPPERS …….. Although I don’t mind that ‘accusation / tag’ ..LOL

  • Bawsman

    I think Vic dodged a bullet if we didn’t let him go to QPR.

    Champions League or Championship……..There’s a biggy.

    Maybe Vic is rather clever and spots the same scenario with either Southampton or Cardiff. Not ALL fitba players have mince fur brains.

    It would appear though that when Vic’s agent was in the queue for heads, he thought they said beds and asked for a big saft wan.

  • starry plough

    ernie lynch

    Apparently the weedy Darrell is working for a flower distribution company in Florida!!

    Can’t remember who posted that!

    It’s got to be a front for Sevco’s plan for world domination…

  • dim sam

    Great post this morning.
    It is perhaps understandable that some of us have grown weary and frustrated at the silence from others over Charlotte’s revelations, but as the full extent of the story unfolds we can see quite clearly why the MSM are trying to keep a lid on things.
    All the more reason why we must support your efforts to bring this shameful story to a wider audience.

  • weeminger

    Where are the agent ‘quotes’ lifted from. and is there a possibility that the actual meaning has been lost in translation.

  • canamalar1

    Good for you, glad your on board
    Hail hail

  • googybhoy ♥ Celtic

    @Hullbhoy: Breaking: Subbuteo have launched Football Owner figures. The figures can be placed in any Subbuteo main stand. Owners include Craig Whyte.

  • 67Heaven … I am Neil Lennon..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors


    13:55 on 25 June, 2013

    Hahahaha…..busy at work…has Victor rejected the move..?

  • 67Heaven … I am Neil Lennon..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors


    14:01 on 25 June, 2013

    Hahahahahaha……that’s better……Hail Hail ….!!!

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