After humiliation upon humiliation, Newco reduced Celtic’s ticket allocation at Ibrox from 7,000 to 700 tickets. Prisoners to their own fans, their board took action, knowing Celtic would reciprocate. Celtic issued a notice at the time saying they would rather not play silly buggers (I think that’s how they put it), but Newco boxed themselves into a corner (a bit like their idea of visiting fans), their allocation for Celtic Park was also reduced.
A new era and a new season, both clubs seemed keen to revert to 7,000 visiting fans but Newco were worried that come 2 January, a winter wave could be in play, reducing or eliminating fans altogether when the teams meet at Celtic Park. Unable to face their fans having permitted 7,000 Celtic fans at Ibrox in September if the same number of Newco fans were not able to cross the city in January, they capitulated.
The only lesson they actually learn is being well beaten by Celtic, no matter who is watching or refereeing. Attempting to communicate with them in any other way is pointless, they will learn nothing and I include financial responsibility in that. Get back to scoring five against them as a matter of course, they understand that message clearly enough.