Alan Muir, what a performance, FAC, Nadir


There was no vandalism, pitch invasions or general misbehaviour at Fir Park on Saturday.  What we had instead was Motherwell and Celtic fans engaged in a collective protest against the Offensive behaviour’ Act.

Fans Against Criminalisation put the issue plainly:

“Every single mainstream opposition party in Scotland opposes this Act, as do many notable lawyers, sheriffs, political commentators and Celtic Football Club.

“We call on the Scottish Government to accept that this legislation has achieved nothing other than to criminalise ordinary football fans and to repeal it as a matter of urgency.

“The Scottish Government cannot reasonably expect football fans to meekly accept the harassment they face nor the attacks on their rights to freedom of speech.”

Delighted to see Nadir Ciftci grab a poacher’s goal on Saturday.  This is the kind of goal he should be scoring lots of.  Hopefully it’ll become a more regular occurrence.

Well done to referee Alan Muir for an outstanding performance on Saturday.  It takes a lot to turn in that kind of performance, don’t think it’s easy.  Put yourself in his shoes (with Motherwell facing different opponents, obviously).

Think of the pressure you would be under to give one or both of those penalties.  It can’t be easy to have watched Kieran Kennedy take the legs from Scott Brown, then dive to save the ball with his hand, and tell everyone that no offense took place.  Don’t underestimate how hard that was for Alan Muir.

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  1. BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS “I’m fairly certain a deal could be brokered by the SFA and Queens Park to play at Hampden, but we should do so as a Scottish Premiership team. We could survive a 25 point penalty and still gain automatic promotion, but should we liquidate RIFC/TRFCL as many believe is inevitable, it would be back to the fourth tier. This is unacceptable.” And there we have it, from one of their better pundits, even if we liquidate we still want to be treated as a big team and be in the premiership! Incapable of accepting responsibility for their own ills and still wanting to be exceptionalised at the expense of every other team in Scotland. Liquidation and the fourth tier were too good for them last time around and will be again this time around. Sorry Mr James but you are full of shite.. – See more at: http://www.celticquicknews.co.uk/motherwell-v-celtic-live-updates/comment-page-32/#comment-2699325

  2. Afternoon Timland from a warm hun free mountain valley.




    Feliz Cumpleanos.




    So the club are doing sfa, expected, sad really when you think about it.


    It’s 2015 ffs, and yet we say nothing, now I see where the suits are coming from, disagree with them 100%, I also believe they of the mindset that stirring up the media has detremental effects on the club, again I disagree 100%.


    It is being bourn out on a daily basis, that being Irish~Catholic~Celtic supporter can be bad for your health in scotland, on the football park is their way of showing Timmy his place, sort of hidden in plain sight.


    The shit is happening already, and the club putting their neck on the line will change feck all, the media will get all hot and bothered for a time, it will die down and things will carry on, unless the pot keeps getting stirred.


    The only people who can attempt to stop this is the club, they are the one thing that ties us all together at the end of the day, they are our megaphone, bampots like us can say nothing, we will never be taken seriously, the media will either mock or ignore us, they can’t ignore the club.


    Nothing imo will change for the worse by speaking out, get their corruption from the top to the bottom out in the open, what can they do ? kick the club out, please do.


    I don’t believe the club are acting in the best interests of the shareholders with their silence, that is the only way they will listen, they have no choice, even if they don’t want to, they are for sure not giving a toss for the supporters, the only way to make them do anything is via the shareholders, Res 12 was the start imo, things will hopefully kick on from that hopefully.


    I know we all want it to stop now, but that ain’t gonna happen, we have waited for over 125 years, what’s a few more if we either get out of the league, or a level playing field, if we can’t get either of those options, we may as well shut up the shop now, what’s the point.


    Be interesting to see how attack minded Paul is today, Oh well, a sarcy comment is better that nothing :-)

  3. Here’s to the lad who was born in the Garngad



    An once more the bluenose crew we’ve mastered



    So get down on your knees and pray it’s the anniversary



    Of the Hampden massacre ya orange bassa



    aff oot no, working a poling station the federal election the day.

  4. Cathedral View on

    It is my understanding that following a recent rule change the decision as to which league a ‘new’ club would start in now rests with the SPFL board and not via a vote by member clubs.



    Such a scenario could get very messy indeed




  5. Paul67 you credit Muir with a conscience,it was,nt hard at all for him. He has to be taken to task for this and be seen to be taken to task. H H Hebcelt

  6. Typical zero reaction from the Celtic hierarchy,cowards,who are scared to stand up for the support in various situations.The back of the bus forever.

  7. Could I ask that you remember my uncle Paul (Murray)in your prayers who sadly passed away yesterday, a good Celtic man. Leaving his Son and Daughter Sean and Helen Rose. RIP Paul

  8. mullet and co 2 on

    Alan Muir hereby known as 3 penalties and counting. Suppose Alan knows his brethren and their supporters in the press see any decision not to award against Celtic as a strong performance. I look forward to seeing Alan Muir embarrassed on the European stage after his promotion by Hugh Dallas.


    The question I have been asking recently is could Newco Rangers survive a 25 point deduction and get promoted ahead of a rival in the play offs?

  9. If the Newco were to be liquidated it is my opinion that any new Newco would be allowed to play in the SPFL.






    There will always be a form of The Rangers for the Hun hordes to support.



    They are Scotland’s biggest tribe ,and that Tribe must be represented in Scottish society.




  10. CultsBhoy likes living wage hates heated driveways on

    What I would have given to be a fly on the wall of Alan Muir’s living room wall after Saturday’s tragic attempt to rob Celtic of points…how he must have squirmed as he was sytematically condemned by every comentator who had the opportunity to meent on his performance. I doubt that in itelf would have bother alan Muir – what would have really got him was that all his cheating was to no avail. Despite his very best efforts he failed in his mission to rob points from Celtic. He has also now well and trully blown his cover and exposed himself ( and potentially others) as a Celtic hater prepared to sell his soul to cheat Celtic.



    What a sad man he must be inside..sad at his inept failure to achieve his misssion.

  11. Thank you for another interesting read Paul67.



    Just thinking out loud here re the last couple of paragraphs. You see if I was the author of an agenda for a referee to conduct his on field duties in a manner other than to simply apply the rules of the game fairly and equitably? Then your last couple of paragraphs there would be a great example of a commendation from an employer to a contractor for a job well done.



    Some devilment in there I think :)

  12. Cathedral View on

    Starry Plough,



    Yes, the process is now in place to facilitate a return to the top flight regardless of sporting merit.



    It could be stopped by Celtic via the SPFL board but Dermot Desmonds apparent support for the ‘old firm’ model is a concern.



    Why we struggle as a club to change the status quo regarding the way we are treated by the SFA and referees is a mystery to me given we are the only superpower left in the game and by default the establishment club. What are we waiting for?








    They won’t be voted in,mate.



    It’s not only us who despise them.


    MARTYBHOY59 on 19TH OCTOBER 2015 1:27 PM



    Could I ask that you remember my uncle Paul (Murray)in your prayers who sadly passed away yesterday, a good Celtic man.



    Leaving his Son and Daughter Sean and Helen Rose. RIP Paul






    R I P,Paul.



    And HH

  15. Can somebody fill me in on big Jozo? I heard somebody say he hasn’t trained since Ajax and that Ronny refuses to answer questions about him.



    Have we had any indication when he’s back?

  16. BMCUWM



    The vote is not like the last time when all member clubs from all leagues had a vote.


    This time it is only SPFL BOARD MEMBERS who vote.



    They will definitely vote them in.


    Celtic included.



    If you don’t believe then just look at Dermot Desmond’s most quotes about them.




  17. Martybhoy



    Sorry to here of your loss.



    He will be looked after by all good tims who have went before him to paradise up above.

  18. I am not a legal person. It confuses the hare out of me.



    But based on my very limited understanding the offensive behaviour thing only applies to football matches, right?



    It doesn’t apply to Rugby for instance. Or going to a One Direction concert (surely that is offensive in its own right).



    Does it apply to only 11 a side matches or does it include 5 a side or 7 a side? Or for example the old Tennents Super Sixes?



    Where is this leading? Well if we were actually on our way to a game of “soccer” would the act apply?



    If not, let’s kill two birds with one stone. Rebarand our game as soccer and replace the governing bodies with the Scottish Soccer Federation.



    Sometimes my left field thinking frightens me.

  19. MartyBhoy59



    A little prayer just offered up for the repose of the soul of Paul Murray. May he rest in peace, and my thoughts with his friends and family.






  20. Paul67



    Good shout with the irony.



    I think JPT’s reply should be viewed as just that, his reply, as the supporters


    liaison officer.



    The Celtic position in matters of injustice that far too frequently arise,remains the same default. The enquiry following the ICT game, clearly didn’t cut the mustard before it was sent, let alone after it had been traduced by Scotland’s compliant ‘media’. The last thing we need is another poorly constructed open appeal to the SFA asking for an ‘explanation.’



    We do not have a middle ground in Scotland, there is ‘no media middle ground’, any public complaint directed at the SFA would be turned against Celtic, who have random goals scored against us every nearly every night on Scottish Television, for no reason other than audience entertainment.



    The SFA is corrupt to the core and Alan Muir when he gets a Celtic game, goes right out and proves it, our club does not need to tell us what we all already know.



    Well done Paul67 your’e right he’s doing an outstanding job.

  21. weet weet weet(GBWO) on

    A Miracle at Bernabeu


    Real Madrid 3-0 Rijeka (UEFA Cup 1985)


    The Croats from Rijeka stunned Real by 3-1 at home in the then Yugoslav port city, but two weeks later they faced a far more formidable opponent: the extraordinary Belgian referee Schoeters. Real were no pushover; Juanito pulled one back from a less-than-clear penalty in the 67th minute with Rijeka down to 10 men. In the next 10 minutes, two more visiting players were sent off, most notably Desnica. The Croatian winger received the first yellow card because he did not stop play after Schoeters blew his whistle; the second ensued because the Croat, allegedly, insulted the referee. However, unbeknownst to the ref, Damir Desnica had been deaf and dumb since birth.


    With Rijeka reduced to eight players, Real scored two more goals, went on to the third round and eventually won the trophy. Schoeters was never punished, but the anti-Madrid press spoke of the “miracle of Bernabeu”. Where else could a dumb man talk if not at soccer’s greatest shrine, Real Madrid’s stadium.

  22. Setting free the bears re rugby.








    got to agree with you on your critique of rugby,i played squash at a rugby club in the 80s,2 pints and the auditions to be the Banjo player in the film Deliverance began!!


    rugby and crime inc scores were all that mattered.little wonder bout the surge in attendances at hughenden following on from Div Murray killing them.


    the original entitlement sport and imo if they were serios it would be played in the schools of polloks,easterhouses etc.







    Winning Gemmell 10.28 this morning My Darling Johnny class essay and great Cqn mate thanks for that






    hail hail

  23. Who sponsors the Referees? is it Specsavers? If so, perhaps it would be worthwhile letting them know that the Celtic support will not be supporting their products as they have aligned themselves with a corrupt organisation.



    Boycott the bigots and those that support them.



    No more!

  24. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    I have now seen Chris Killen and Nadir Ciftci score for the famous Glasgow Celtic at Myrrh Park




  25. Cathedral View



    Would that entail the knowledge aforehand that perhaps the good ship Sevcoshit might not make it through the initial years of their sorry existence, a sort of all encompassing shit catching net for teams with no feckin’ money!



    Horrible thought that one, that said I can’t see the supporters of Celtic, Aberdeen, Utd and Hibs being impressed with a yes vote from the representitives in the darkest broom cupboards of the SFA…

  26. When not busy tweeting offensive prophet Mohammed drawings old tinfoil head is enjoying the rarified oxygen that comes from taking the moral high ground



    Chris Graham ‏@ChrisGraham76 37m37 minutes ago


    .@TheFBAs refusing to deal with their apparent endorsement of sectarian hate speech. @GersnetOnline absolutely right to withdraw.





    Aye, right

  27. Martybhoy59



    Paul Murray RiP



    Thoughts and prayers in support of Sean and Helen Rose



    Hail hai