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. Turkeybhoy




    The real world were….53,000 Celtic supporters have to pay tens of £millions into a game that is rigged before a ball is kicked and…..that’s ok by you?

  2. And as a 14 yr old at St Modans, I was asked to join Stirling County rugby club ( one of our PE teachers was involved), said no as I played for football team, table tennis team ( with an ex hearts ( and saddens me Celtic ) player and now football agent whom I have a dislike off, and swam fr the school.


    I am aware of 2 ex St Modans players who have played for Scotland since then, nearly 40 years mind :-)



    Hail Hail

  3. The one with the biggest agenda on here is Neganon.He has been pushing for a boycott of Celtic Park for ages now.Yes,great idea.When the Huns are in freefall,lets all boycott Celtic Park,and run our own team into the ground,because he does not like the present board.


    This agenda,being listened to by some,from a guy that never posts anything about the team itself.Has no interest in posting anything positive about the team.Same old,same old,every post.Boycott.Put Celtic FC into a period of upheaval,when we can least afford it.Fekin lunatic.

  4. Maybe your ‘awakening’ will arrive when, the big-bad-ugly-cheating-rioting-orc-mibbery-assited-board-looking-the other-way-at-the-back-of-the-bus-huns come to pull yer drawers aff? – See more at: http://www.celticquicknews.co.uk/alan-muir-what-a-performance-fac-nadir/comment-page-9/#comment-2699669




    I don’t sleep n my watch, they’ve been big,bad,ugly,rioting,mibbery assisted for over 100 years, the board like me keep there powder dry on thems as it looks like they are going where they have been for the last fours years, and need no help from me or the Celtic board, you on the other hand have a diff. Opinion fine by me, and there’s only one thing that could get my drawers off, trust me, and I’m going to have one right now:))

  5. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    COWIEBHOY. That is great fella I would like to wish you every success I am sure you will have plenty of candidates maybe the skill set might make it a little more challenging and you may need to look a wee bit further afield than the Stirling area but that is only an assumption on my part.I would love to hear how you get on.H.H.

  6. Turkeybhoy




    I mean no harm but….who’s fault is it that we cant afford it?


    Who still gets a bonus when, what?….£40 million of CL-money-pot has failed to come into the coffers over the last two years?

  7. Cowiebhoy on 20th October 2015 11:08 am



    My mum taught there for a wee while in the late 70s. As a non-Catholic, she only got the job because my brother was in the Church (from my dad’s side) and he was going to be attending. A bit ridiculous really, as she taught accounts, economics and secretarial.

  8. tonydonnelly67 on 20th October 2015 11:12 am




    Hahahahaha…..get away ya eejit:)))



  9. Afternoon Timland from a damp hun free mountain valley.


    A boycott of Celtic will only harm Celtic, and the only people who will benefit are the ones who would see us gone.


    Now, those who are advocating they will have nothing to do with the hun, fair enough, their choice.


    They only answer for change is to force the other clubs to speak out together, and a boycott of a selected club is the answer imo.


    Withdraw the green £££s, force them to impliment change, after all, we only want a level playing field, it’s no as if we want preferential treatment the hun is afforded.

  10. JFH


    The REME paid off 20 people at end of Sept, I know a couple of good ghuys from there, just as well I do not operate in a mind set where schooling matters :-) and they have passed on quiet a few CV’s, plus I know a lot of manufacturing people around the area


    Sure many of their skills will be adaptable


    Right need to catch up with that thing called work :-(



    Hail Hail

  11. Cowiebhoy on 20th October 2015 11:08 am



    Commenting on the rugby side of things. When I was in HS it was taught as the main team sport across all of the Stirlingshire schools, as far as I’m aware. There were certainly teams at Balfron, McLaren (Callender), Dunblane, Wallace and Stirling. I recall games against Alloa and Alva but I don’t know if that was just their proximity to Stirling or if it was a Clackmannan wide thing.



    We fed into West of Scotland and one of our pupils (a few years above me) went on to be Scotland’s no 8.



    I’ve just realised after a quick wiki check that Jingle Jangle is the Keith Jackson I went to school with. Although I’m younger. I feel soiled.

  12. Could someone please explain to me how Celtic were meant to finish off the “huns”. I like , most sensible people including the Board no doubt, thought Liquidation did that for us. The convoluted mental gymnastics to create and sustain the same club myth took everyone by surprise.



    As for finishing off Sevco, what were we to do? Get ourselves relegated until we were in the same league and then trounce them 4 times and halt their march to the Premiership? Hell they managed that themselves.



    When it was claimed that Celtic needed “a strong R88888s” Peter Lawwell stated clearly that Celtic’s business strategy was designed to stand alone from any other team. But this statement doesn’t fit some peoples agenda so it is discounted. When he states that having no “huns” costs us millions of ponds in potential lost revenue it is immediately skewed as him demanding they are helped “back”. In fact he was simply stating the financial realities as Celtic saw them and nowhere in his interview did he call for them to be helped out.



    The Board and Celtic’s largest shareholder are by no means perfect but if they are engaged in some “old firmist” conspiracy to give Sevco a leg up then they are not very good at it. Sevco are well on their way to fecking up just as spectacularly as their predecessors.

  13. Weeminger


    75-79 I was there, left at 16 with 7 O’levels as wanted to work, then had to do O’level Technical drawing at night school in 1st year of apprenticeship :-)



    Hail Hail

  14. Cowiebhoy on 20th October 2015 11:30 am



    You’d be ahead of my brother, who would have started in ’79 or ’80 I think, but she’d have been there around that time. She was certainly out of there by ’79 when I started primary.

  15. In Europe guaranteed till Christmas , top of the league, still in two cups, the clubs business is in the black, the frontage at Celtic park among the top three clubs in Europe, going for five in a row.



    And we want a boycott because?



    I’m missing something, I just know I am, someone explain it it please, and no spin, I’v had enough of that from the Huns who post in here when you ask that question.





    No. I quite specifically didn’t.



    Hence ‘rock and a hard place’



    If we boycott our club,we will wreck our club. But I do not like how it is being run,in many respects. I’m not alone in that.



    Who tickled your tummy in between your hellfire and brimstone demands of yesterday and your meek acquiescence of this morning?

  17. TONYDONNELLY67 on 20TH OCTOBER 2015 11:34 AM


    In Europe guaranteed till Christmas , top of the league, still in two cups, the clubs business is in the black, the frontage at Celtic park among the top three clubs in Europe, going for five in a row.







    And we want a boycott because?







    I’m missing something, I just know I am, someone explain it it please, and no spin, I’v had enough of that from the Huns who post in here when you ask that question.



    – See more at: http://www.celticquicknews.co.uk/alan-muir-what-a-performance-fac-nadir/comment-page-10/#comment-2699695



    Exactly what I am saying.Thanks.90% of the clubs in the world would be delighted to be in this position,yet some calling for a boycott.You really could not make it up.Lunatics with an agenda.Very dangerous.

  18. Kev Jungle,


    I usually ignore the drivel that you spout however today you have really shown yourself to be the cretin I have always expected with your defence of Michael Kelly – the man in the Parrot Suit.


    Albeit our present custodians are far from perfect, nobody of sound mind could favourably compare Kelly & his contemporaries on the Celtic Board to the present incumbents.


    Give us peace!



  19. Now I’m 46 and my Dad 73.


    He raised me in the fact that we have always been cheated by The Hun and SFA but my era I believe has seen the biggest cheating and the biggest scandals . From 89 onwards we have been royally shafted by the governing body , for the benefit of 2 clubs and now with a burning sense of injustice we are about to see it ramped up again.


    We are totally dominant in Scottish fitba , now is the time to make a stand with no detrimental effect in our club or the team.


    A boycott should be called for all SFA competitions where we play away from Paradise.


    Our team can cope with that more than at any time in history.







  20. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    TD67. I understand where you are coming from and at face value Celtic are doing ok in my opinion we have lost out in the CL proper for the last 2 seasons now if we wish to be considered a big club in European terms that is not good enough.I think what annoys many Celtic fans is the lack of communication from the club as an example and it may be controversial but look at resolution 12.There is a belief out there amongst many Celtic fans that the Celtic board have assisted the survival of The Rangers now this may well be nonsense but the board have not clarified the situation so it is left to fester.Now the late Great Tommy Burns built a good Celtic side who could just not get the better of EBT Rangers and he eventualy lost his job while they cheated but again our board say nothing and many Celtic fans would like to know why ? H.H.

  21. Turkeybhoy on 20th October 2015 11:39 am



    I think the updates to the stadium look outstanding but would you rather have a more ‘marquee’ signing in place of that?



    I understand the reasons why they would do it. In order to meet the board’s football performance targets we don’t need to spend big, so it’s the perfect time to spend on infrastructure.



    You’ll note from above that I don’t think CL qualification is actually a board target. It’s seen as a bonus. Why is that? Obviously I don’t fully know but I suspect that the level of spending required to guarantee it, is considered too risky. Given that nothing in football is guaranteed.



    We’re stable and steady. For some that’s just a wee bit too safe and boring.

  22. BRISBANE 67...Sack Deila. More of Peter Lawwell # Serving up Tripe & Trialists since 2003 on

    Axe the Act through Action.



    All supporters need to boycott all away games.



    Nothing hurts more than the pockets and continued media pressure on politicians, who generally are slimy serpentine like creatures who were born without backbones.




  23. BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 20th October 2015 11:47 am



    I’m really wary of that site and it’s motivations after they put a prominent Celtic blogger/commentors full name into the public domain last night.



    Given what might be achieved by that person, I think it was really putting them in danger.



    Thankfully it seems to have been taken down since. Still not very nice.

  24. TD67



    It’s difficult to be in dialogue when the folk you want to address issues with simply refuse to do so.



    It’s like battering a sponge.



    The SFA can act as they do because there is no mechanism within football rules for calling them to account. I mean an external court of appeal independent of both SFA and SPFL that can order both to do what is needed.



    Until that changes Celtic can only shovel as much green steam as the rest of us.



    To illustrate. Back in 2010 or 11 Celtic took a DVD of referee decisions to SFA. What I heard is that Tony Mowbray was given explanations (by Hugh Dallas ffs ) and if TM disagreed he was asked what he was insinuating.



    I’ll repeat until I’m green in the face, Celtic face insurmountable problems under the current arrangements of governance. Those arrangements might even contribute to some of the unwillingness/inability on Celtic’s part to fix things, but the idea that Celtic on their own can fix things under any Board, in any form, as governance is constituted, is a fantasy, but good for blogging feelings.



    There is no simple answer but I’d be amazed if the truth of the last 15 years does come out if those governance structures survive.

  25. If we boycott our club,we will wreck our club. But I do not like how it is being run,in many respects. I’m not alone in that. Who tickled your tummy in between your hellfire and brimstone demands of yesterday and your meek acquiescence of this morning? – See more at: http://www.celticquicknews.co.uk/alan-muir-what-a-performance-fac-nadir/comment-page-10/#comments


    So? How do you want it ran? And who should run it? I know you are not alone in that, so give us the answer in your opinion.


    My hellfire and brimstone, as you put it, was my opinion on how I felt about the goings on with the officials on sat. Please don’t think it was a sign of weakness of me coming over to the agenda side, that my friend will NEVER happen, everyone like you and myself can’t be right all the time, and yes even sometimes Celtic in this case, but I’m not shouting for a boycott because officials are goat walking, thumb on the third knuckle O O Huns far from it, I have no agenda just an opinion, I’m not happy with it, but I’ll leave the board to do there job, I sent my email got my reply and that’s it done, while many in here just moaned and did SFA.

  26. Weeminger



    There is a story of such rank incompetence to tell there that’s it’s best kept quiet as it would effect the guys livelihood.



    Laser set to ignore.

  27. “It’s like battering a sponge.”







    Mmmm. Deep fried sponge sounds no bad at this time of day :)





  28. Auldheid on 20th October 2015 11:58 am



    I really wasn’t sure whether to mention it at all. There’s always been far too much supposition in his writing anyways and now like you I’ll be largely ignoring it.



    Just thought a heads up for folk that it mustn’t be taken at face value might be required. I’m happy for any of these posts to be deleted if you think it’s required.

  29. Auldheid


    I share your frustration but is there any need for threats of violence against defenceless aquatic lifeforms? :-D



    Back to skiving again.