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As we predicted months ago, Glasgow will be open for the Euros, the Scottish government yesterday went to the extent of confirming 6,000 spectators could attend the Glasgow Green Fan Zone – with testing optional.

It was made clear to me by sources inside Holyrood that the Westminster Government would ensure games would go ahead at Wembley and there was no way the Scottish Government would have a flag waving exercise in London without the same exhibition of a different nation in Glasgow.

All of the key indicators are pointing in the wrong direction and international holidaymakers face renewed restrictions, but flags, and all that.  No wonder the hospitality industry is in uproar.

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  1. Excuse me, but I thought I was on the website where the host thought fans should have been back inside stadiums months ago?

     

     

    He seems very confused at times this guy …

  2. A point of note.

     

     

    SKY reported at the weekend “Tottenham end talks with Conte”. Today they are reporting “Crystal Palace end talks with Espirito-Santo”. Why is the reporting of a similar situation with Eddie Howe that “Celtic miss out on…..”

     

     

    Do the Media have an agenda?

  3. squire danaher on

    James Forrest

     

     

    You should know that ‘Cult Opponents’ adopt what’s known as The Bain Principle, named after the former Labour MP for Glasgow NE.

     

     

    If The Scottish Government say you can’t get into football grounds, ‘Cult Opponents’ demand the right to do so. If SG say however you CAN go to football grounds and fanzones, then COs say that’s wrong and that you shouldn’t.

     

     

    If the Scottish Govenment say ‘white’, ‘Cult Opponents’ will say ‘black’.

  4. squire danaher on

    And for what it’s worth I think fanzones at the current time are lunacy.

     

     

    If the Huns causing mayhem in town is a spreading event then so is a fanzone even if or maybe even more so because the participants are not trying to kill each other.

  5. We are being played.

     

    After the Euros expect increased controlling measures.

     

     

    HH.

  6. prestonpans bhoys on

    ERNIE LYNCH on 9TH JUNE 2021 12:32 PM

     

    What is the point of a fans’ zone

     

     

    To spread covid😯

  7. timmy7_noted on

    James Forrest on 9th June 2021 12:26 pm

     

     

    Took the words right out my mouth, apparently the big bad proddies were preventing Celtic fans from attending games when it was perfectly safe to do so.

  8. squire danaher on

    “It was made clear to me by sources inside Holyrood that the Westminster Government would ensure games would go ahead at Wembley and there was no way the Scottish Government would have a flag waving exercise in London without the same exhibition of a different nation in Glasgow.”

     

     

    ‘’sources inside Holyrood” aka Lanarkshire Labour Mafia making petty political point.

  9. In ACTUAL Celtic news ….

     

     

    Yokohama got beaten in the Emperors Cup today by a team called Honda FC.

     

     

    From Japan’s FOURTH tier.

     

     

    So this is what the rest of the day online is going to be about if youi’re looking for Celtic related news.

     

     

    Shame we didn’t wait to agree compensation … we might not have needed to pay any.

  10. bashi-bazouks on

    having been following Paul’s comments on this all season, the point I took was that he was pointing out the double standards of the Scottish government; especially for football. I didn’t get anything from it to say that he was against the fanzone ( i must say that i am against it, and believe it is reckless ). Just that he had pointed out that the SG would allow it when they believed it suited them, regardless of the science.

  11. squire danaher on

    BASHI-BAZOUKS on 9TH JUNE 2021 12:56 PM

     

     

    having been following Paul’s comments on this all season, the point I took was that he was pointing out the double standards of the Scottish government…

     

     

    ———

     

     

    Indeed.

     

     

    While leaving himself open to the same charge.

     

     

    He can’t bang on now about how bad it is there are going to be fanzines and 6000 at Hampden while he has been advocating all season for access to football grounds.

     

     

    Especially because Peter said so.

  12. SQUIRE DANAHER on 9TH JUNE 2021 12:44 PM

     

     

    I think the board’s desire to have fans at CP was motivated by financial rather than political considerations.

     

     

    And I think it’s reasonable to assume that 1. fans zones do create an unnecessary risk 2. if fans weren’t being allowed into stadiums in England fans zones wouldn’t be allowed in Scotland and 3. if it was club sides, rather than national sides involved there would be no fan zone.

     

     

    Political considerations are overruling public health considerations.

  13. quadrophenian on

    JAMESFORREST

     

     

    ‘He seems very confused at times this guy …’

     

     

    Something a few are guilty of: Your blog, for eg, runs an article about Musky Muscat yet inexplicably features a photo of John Aloisi! What? Do all us Aussies look alike from the other side of the world?

     

     

    EASYDOESITCSC

  14. SQUIRE DANAHER on 9TH JUNE 2021 1:01 PM

     

     

     

    Paul67’s stance might be hypocritical, but that doesn’t invalidate the justified criticism of the SNP governments handling of the issue.

  15. squire danaher on

    ERNIE LYNCH on 9TH JUNE 2021 1:05 PM

     

     

    See 12:57

     

     

    ERNIE LYNCH on 9TH JUNE 2021 1:07 PM

     

     

    Fair enough- but he remains open to the charge of throwing stones while sitting in a glass hoose.

  16. The SNPcult will always facilitate Scotland The Brand regardless of consequences. Nationalists always back the CAUSE over PEOPLE.

     

     

    The Tartan Army(i.e. the SNPcult at play) was always going to be indulged if Scotland reached their first competition for 20 odd years. Let them into the stadium and set up a 6000 Fan Zone – again CAUSE over PEOPLE.

     

     

    The fact that Hampden was smack-dab in the middle of G42, the worst infected area in Scotland was ignored – the CAUSE always comes before PEOPLE.

     

     

    SNP Mantra:

     

     

    HEALTH? – Let’s keep waving the Flag.

     

    EDUCATION? – Let’s keep waving the Flag.

     

    ECONOMY – Let’s keep waving the Flag.

     

     

    The CAUSE always comes before PEOPLE – it’s in the NatIonalist’s DNA.

  17. timmy7_noted on

    ernie lynch on 9th June 2021 1:07 pm

     

     

    I disagree, the hypocrisy significantly devalues any other point attempting to be made.

     

    When you start from a position that anything anyone does is wrong and then try to prove it your immediately failing.

  18. QUADROPHENIAN:

     

     

    Perhaps it shows how completely barmy this appointment is to me that I don’t care all that much.

     

     

    I genuinly think this is the craziest thing our club has done in eons.

  19. Paul67 et al

     

     

    Cognitive dissonance used to be a pet subject on this site…

     

    Today’s topic being a perfect example

  20. Garngad to Croy on

    Looks like we have taken the banter years to a whole new level. Oh how I wish I hadn’t laughed so much at the Huns. Karma is strange and powerful thing, someone please put an end to this !

  21. Ive been going to crowded anti-lockdown rallies every month for more than a year. No distancing (lots of embracing) ,no masks and no believing Government-media propaganda. Lockdowns were never ever required . Vaccines !!!!!????? The virus just smokescreen for something else.

     

    You can bet theres plenty more to come.

  22. The CAUSE always comes before PEOPLE – it’s in the NatIonalist’s DNA.

     

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

     

     

    1916 and all that. You are so right.

     

     

    JHBkeep the unionjackflyingcult CSC

  23. timmy7_noted on

    bamboo on 9th June 2021 1:35 pm

     

     

    You should get with JHB and write your 100 favourite conspiracy theories.

     

    It would be a best seller.

  24. Garngad to Croy on

    Bamboo

     

     

    I am guessing you have not lost anyone to Covid-2019, Covid-2020 or Covid-2021 ?

  25. TIMMY7_NOTED on 9TH JUNE 2021 1:15 PM

     

    ernie lynch on 9th June 2021 1:07 pm

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ‘I disagree, the hypocrisy significantly devalues any other point attempting to be made.’

     

     

    ##

     

     

    Well that’s more a reflection of your mindset than anything else.

     

     

    You have to engage with the argument itself, in isolation. Disregard who is making the argument, and disregard what other arguments they might have made in the past.

  26. SCULLYBHOY on 9TH JUNE 2021 1:40 PM

     

     

     

    It occurs to me that, historically at least, the SNP have closer ties to German nationalism than Irish nationalism.

  27. quadrophenian on

    JAMES FORREST

     

    Understand your point: I thought you were typically more bullish and committed than as carelessly apathetic as you claim. Another way to handle silly wee publishing errors is to say “Our bad, we’ll fix that one up easy”

     

     

    I just can’t remember you coming onto Paul’s place of late with anything balanced, complimentary or optimistic ; and the incessant morbidity and scorn on here (not exclusively from you btw) is viral like and – even tho I can be critical – I sure don’t want to catch a fatal dose.

     

     

    Keep an open mind is a good motto for me – I hope we can all smile together in support of our beloved Celtic very soon. Even if one-tactic muscat gets a support gig.

  28. Funny how I never really thought about the name Union Jack until good old JBH started on about keeping the Union Jack flying. So I asked my wife, the bright one in the family, why it was called the Union Jack? She didn’t know so I, as you do, googled it. I wonder does the JBHcult know whu it was aptly named? See below (my usual cut and paste job).

     

     

    The name ‘Union’ first appeared in 1625. There are various theories as to how it became known as the ‘Union Jack’. The most plausible one is that when a small flag was mounted on the front of a warship (and a selected number of other ships) it was called ‘the Jack’.

     

     

    Now, is that not a great reminder of the symbolism of the JBHcult?

     

     

    And so you call me a terrorist

     

    While you look down your gun

     

    When I think of all the deeds that you have done,

     

    You have plundered many nations

     

    Divided many lands

     

    You have terrorized their people

     

    You ruled with an iron hand.

     

    And you brought this reign of terror to my land.

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