Glasgow City Council predatory act on Celtic fans

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There are a few takeaways from Saturday’s straightforward win over Airdrie in the Scottish Cup.  We are still missing penalty kicks.  Those of us who were around last time we met Valencia in 2001 have a nervous reaction at the thought of facing the same side later this month, where the outcome could again be determined from 12 yards.

It is a while since we last failed to win a domestic trophy, but on that occasion we exited the Scottish Cup on a penalty kick competition.  This remains the most likely chance anyone has of denying Celtic a trophy and should be regarded as a priority at training.  We have a month before the second leg against Valencia, let’s be prepared.

Scott Sinclair should have had a hat-trick.  His penalty miss was followed by a chance from inside the six yard box before an open goal.  This was an identikit of the chance Kris Ajer missed late in the game against Salzburg – a knee-high cross is met but the player cannot keep the ball down.  Poor technique, but this outcome is common, so it is not as bad a miss as it looks.

With the outcome settled, the North Stand assistant referee raised his flag to deny Scott, despite two Airdrie defenders playing him onsite.  There was nothing malicious in this, it was just rank bad officiating and a timely reminder that our game is not run in a sufficiently competent manner.

It feels churlish to complain after winning 3-0 but you know a similar decision is likely to cost us next time.

Oliver Burke didn’t look like a centre forward (which he is not).  Timothy Weah did.  His movement marked him out even before his cool finish.  He will do well in Glasgow.

Glasgow City Council are trying to make it very difficult for most of us to get to Celtic Park in future.  They have proposed a 1 mile parking exclusion zone around the stadium.  This means the nearest you will be able to park is 1 mile away, the majority of us will have significantly farther to walk to and from the game.  If you approach the stadium from the east along London Road, this means the nearest car will be able to park at the entrance to St Peter’s Cemetery.

A few points on this:

Celtic Park is not catered for by public transport on match days in anything like the volumes required to remove thousands of people from the area.

Despite this, Glasgow City Council insist that fans must use public transport to attend Celtic Park after they remove parking facilities.

They have refused to offer any explanation as to how this could be achieved, or to facilitate additional public transport.

Forcing people to walk many miles to and from Celtic Park will only displace parking problems to a different area of the city.

It will mean people have to arrive at their parking spot up to an hour earlier and will reach their cars after the game an hour later than is currently the case – increasing the on-street parking burden for a new set of residents.

After Friday, it will be too late to object.  You have until 5pm on 25 January to email:

[email protected]

…advising the Council that their plans are inappropriate and will cause significant problems to you, other road users and residents.

Other stadiums in the city are served by public transport, including underground stations.  This is a predatory attack on people attending Celtic Park, please consider objecting before it is too late.

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  1. What is the Stars on

    Stewards Enquiry

     

    Oldtim has been disqualified for excessive use of the whip and Bada Bing has been promoted to 1st place.

     

    His prize …dinner for 2 at a restaurant of his choice with a female weather presenter of his choice.

  2. My kingdom…..

     

     

    for a right back….

     

     

    Ralston looks a great back up but we need quality and expeirence in there.

     

     

    Remove the deadwood.

  3. TRADITIONALIST88 on 21ST JANUARY 2019 11:46 AM

     

    Rumour that we are signing Dominic Iorfa on pre-contract, Wolves CB, on the Celtic Star website

     

     

    Very ordinary CV….hope not HH

  4. Having been lucky enough to have had a season ticket in or near the GB for the last 10 years or so I have enjoyed the atmosphere they bring to an otherwise now almost silent ground. The add-ons alluded to, initially by some newish blog names, are not part of any songs I have heard them sing. I have heard random steamers in the wider crowd throw in lines that were outdated in the 1970s. But the response of those around them quickly clarifies that they are not acceptable. The same faces on here use any debate around songs to criticise and childishly name-call the GB members. A group who have done more for charity and positively raising the profile of Celtic than I guess all of CQN malcontents combined, while also adding millions to Celtic’s coffers. If you want different songs sung, go to the games and start the crowd singing the ones you find acceptable.

  5. traditionalist88 on

    STAIRHEEDRAMMY on 21ST JANUARY 2019 12:36 PM

     

    Having been lucky enough to have had a season ticket in or near the GB for the last 10 years or so I have enjoyed the atmosphere they bring to an otherwise now almost silent ground. The add-ons alluded to, initially by some newish blog names, are not part of any songs I have heard them sing. I have heard random steamers in the wider crowd throw in lines that were outdated in the 1970s. But the response of those around them quickly clarifies that they are not acceptable. The same faces on here use any debate around songs to criticise and childishly name-call the GB members. A group who have done more for charity and positively raising the profile of Celtic than I guess all of CQN malcontents combined, while also adding millions to Celtic’s coffers. If you want different songs sung, go to the games and start the crowd singing the ones you find acceptable.

     

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    Spot on with this.

     

     

    HH

  6. !!BADA BING!!.

     

     

    I’m fine at the moment, but at 79 years old I could be unwell tomorrow.you never know.

     

     

    Sorry for beating you for first post, I wasn’t trying to be first.

  7. Bada

     

     

    He’s a punt and I’m worried that we take too many punts that don’t come off and don’t mingle the odd multimillion player too to balance.

     

     

    Look at our ‘punting’ return – Hendry, Hayes, Allan, Benyu, Mulumbu etc etc

  8. Paul 67,

     

     

    Ok its blue monday, however Transport infrastructure to Celtic Park should now be our number 1 gripe.

     

     

    Our economic impact to the city and Scotland ( highlighed in the recent Fraser / Alexander report ) of circa £165m is being ignored.

     

     

    In fact if we remember that fine Mason fellow whose answer to a disabled fans legimate concern was ” find another team to support” .

     

     

    That answer from a local MSP summed up his and the Scottish ” Government’s ” attitude to Celtic.

     

     

    Our powder should not be dry.

     

     

    HH.

  9. Iorfa cant be that much of a Donkey with 93 appearances.

     

    Still,no one will be good enough for our CH position.

     

    Think the majority of Celtic fans were calling Boyatta a Donkey not that long ago.

  10. P67

     

    No malice , are you a mind reader?

     

    Celtic appear to have no political clout anywhere or influence within football, who will care if Celtic fans need to walk, it could though effect the business as people wont want to buy a season ticket and walk to their seat, it is a considerable distance for some, might be good news for supporter clubs if they can park within this exclusion zone, what to do with our profit tar and carparks, not really what the club or supporters would want I’m sure

  11. Greenpinta- correct, look at the money we generate on a match day for the city, and how many people we employ too,are they expected to walk ,if they cant park? I have parked just off Nuneaton St for about 20 years, no problems, apart from some streets now no parking zones.Not a fan of parking meters,but if they done that in the surrounding areas at CP,and charged £4/5 on a match day, i would pay it,and the council would make a few quid as well.There is no case for changing the existing situation, except to increase parking options. HH

  12. Apologies for the re-cycling but we need to properly discuss the way we as a support address the game and the outside world.

     

     

    It is not the add-ons that are the issue it is the song selection itself.

     

    Constant repetition of militarism and insularity does not make us a better side.

     

    It just highlights the low horizons and blinkers that too many have.

     

    We are better than that.

     

     

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    T88 et al …

     

     

    The GB lead the singing at CP.

     

    They are the ones with the drums and the loudhailers.

     

    The song selection on Saturday was theirs and theirs alone.

     

     

    It was utter tripe — did nothing for the team and did nothing to lift the crowd.

     

    It was puerile, self indulgent dross.

     

     

    Songs about sub machine guns, commando comic militarism and physical force triumphalism have nothing to do with either the ethos of the club, the team on the park or the future of the societies we claim to represent.

     

     

    They have set the tone and then act surprised when the dafties, the zoomers and those with a partisan agenda take their lead and run with it.

     

     

    The GB are nothing more than a local representation of the non thinking rampant masculinity that is taking over the modern world.

     

     

    Wee boys trying to make sense of a mans world and failing badly.

     

     

    They will grow up to be Phil the Greek.

     

    Rules are for everyone but me.

     

     

    Pyro / war songs / crowd crushing …

     

    We’ll do what we like.

     

     

    No — that way lies tribalism, division and chaos.

  13. Mad Mitch,

     

     

    Not entirely correct. I sit in 441 ( Opposite side to the GB ) and there is a mob up the back near the North Stand who indulge and instigate some of the more offensive songs.

     

     

    In fact as time goes on their songbook has become more political and yes sectarian.

     

     

    HH.

  14. Parking issues — what is driving the need for changes?

     

    Is it the complaints of local residents and if yes then why now?

     

    Does the club have plans to build a large multi-storey car park?

     

     

    The club needs to push for better public transport links to CP.

     

    Making sure that all the trains to Dalmarnock are six carriages long would be a good start.

     

    Then there is the plan for a station at the Forge — the plans must be covered in dust by now.

  15. CHAIRBHOY on 21ST JANUARY 2019 8:13 AM

     

     

     

     

    Very interesting comments at

     

     

    https://www.celticquicknews.co.uk/celtic-v-airdrieonians-live-updates/comment-page-15/#comment-3332837

     

     

    , of course I’ve always advocated that the Rangers issues should not be allowed to descend into some old firm scenario and it had to be the SFA and the Club collective that were making the calls, so from that respect I can see Celtic’s position on the surrounding issues.

     

     

     

    The thing is, it quickly became obvious there was no appetite to deal with Rangers in a proper and judicious manner. This for me is where Res12 was different, it was an issue raised by Celtic shareholders so was not a Club initiative. There was a smoking gun, a clear breach that needed addressing and it linked back to Rangers executives before the time of the ‘scapegoat.

     

     

     

    As you say leopards don’t change their spots and allowing Sevco Rangers to carry on regardless has been a big mistake…

     

     

     

    Where are we now, all these years later, discussing financial doping and match officials “honest mistakes”

     

     

     

    As you say, there is a JPDT ongoing(?)

     

     

    A file must have been on the new compliance officers desk on her arrival, yet six months later, nothing, quelle surprise!?

     

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    Actually the new Compliance Officer was unable to access the email account of her predecessor for technical reasons and a copy of our letter of 25th June 2018 had to be sent to her again in October after a reminder to her that no reply had been received to the June letter.

     

     

    Incredibly unprofessional by the SFA.

     

     

    Well some might say that, I couldn’t possibly comment

     

     

    but I willl.

     

     

    Is it a coincidence that her predecessor left after making non compliance charges that excluded the very reason he was introduced to proceedings after the Craig Whyte trial?

     

     

    Reasons that would have remained secret but for a stroke of luck in late May 2018 that led to the June letter.

     

     

    If what has been going on had been a work of fiction you would not believe it, and with every page that is turned it becomes clearer Scottish football is based on fiction.

     

     

    They really should close that book and start one that can be found in the True Stories section before enough folk understand what section of the library they are in.

  16. GP @ 1.03

     

     

    The GB have the drums and the loudhailers.

     

    On Saturday the TV seemed to focus on their singing.

     

    Either by design / microphone positioning or by the volume they generated.

     

    Consequently they are in pole position with this issue.

     

     

    Regarding this season’s addition …

     

     

    Two games at the start of the season their seemed to be a group developing.

     

    Mentalists at the other end of the North Stand / Upper level?

     

    Low rent “cooncil” version of the GB who shame us all.

     

     

    The GB opened the door and they have charged through.

     

    The songbook would not have been tolerated in the 70’s.

     

    Stupid wee boys just trying to make a name for themselves.

     

     

    10 / 15 years ago they were the bucky boys who sat in pairs and upset everyone around them.

     

    Now their younger brothers / sons sit together and shout drivel to make them look big.

  17. I remember late 50’s and all of the 60’s having to walk from Belgrove station or Bridgeton station to the match. Can remember walking to Hampden from Glasgow city centre on big match days. Distance was no problem for most of us.

     

     

    If Celtic are in any way bothered they should build as big a car park as they see fit .

  18. Correction

     

     

    Reasons that would have remained unchallenged but for a stroke of luck in late May 2018 that led to the June letter.

     

     

    This Is more accurate although the CAS surprise in July 2018 has stopped the secret being addressed and which only heightens suspicion there is something to hide.

  19. The reality is this affects more than just Celtic Park. It affects Snake Mountain, Hampden and the Emirates.

     

     

    The point still remains that it creates real difficulties in reaching the Stadium on match days so Councillors, MP’s and SMP’s should be lobbied.

     

     

     

    KTF

  20. BR on Paradise pitch: “There’s a disease in the surface so it’s unfortunate really. We have a great team of ground staff and the guys are working very hard to make that right.”

  21. Paul67 et al

     

     

    GCC apply different rules to parking when Celtic are playing. Check the local parking signs and notices. The use of the word “safer” is bogus, displacing traffic does not make it any safer, or only in the minds of the GCC and their like. Bogus policies from bogus politicians, the consequences to whom are irrelevant. Like it or not car use is still a major economic driver, so to speak, including in the East end of Glasgow where public transport was far superior in the past than it is now. GCC could introduce a city wide congestion charge around its’ boundaries raising huge amounts of money for investment in public infrastructure, but that would require strategic thinking something GCC is completely incapable of. Moral of the story, don’t vote for numpties!

  22. ONCE more, we have been advised that some of our shareholders have received unsolicited telephone calls from companies offering to buy shares in Celtic plc on very favourable terms.  

     

     

    The calls come from overseas ‘brokers’ who are very persuasive, extremely persistent and often have professional websites and telephone numbers to support their activities. These callers will sometimes imply a connection to Celtic and provide incorrect or misleading information about Celtic.

     

     

    This type of call should be treated as an investment scam – the safest thing to do is hang up.

     

     

    If you have already been approached you can report this matter to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) by completing their share fraud reporting form or by calling them on 0800 111 6768.

  23. traditionalist88 on

    !!BADA BING!! on 21ST JANUARY 2019 12:28 PM

     

     

    Some concerning reviews from down south about his lapses of concentration – which is nearly a pre-requisite for us.

     

     

    Expect an announcement soon then!

     

     

    HH

  24. traditionalist88 on

    MadMitch

     

     

    Don’t be a drama queen.

     

     

    That they have a loudspeaker does not make them responsible for some idiot in another part of the ground shouting add ons or adding offensive lyrics to an otherwise unoffensive song.

     

     

    I had to settle for watching on TV on Saturday but lets not start pantywetting on hearing a couple of rebel songs. They’re not all my cup of tea either but most of them are fine, some borderline, some a bit much(**)… but come on, unless you’ve just come up the Clyde in a banana boat spare us the mock horror at hearing them.

     

     

    Ever been in a Celtic bar btw?

     

     

    HH

     

     

    **ps. plus all can be purchased in any good music store(if there are any left that is)

  25. prestonpans bhoys on

    No amount of “public transport improvements” around the east end of Glasgow is going to encourage folk travelling from radius greater than 50 miles from CP to use it.

     

     

    You would spend most of the day on it while travelling to and from East Lothian !

  26. I am scared to get on public transport now, there might be plebs and low rent “cooncil” types on it , signing songs and other such besmirching activities.

     

     

    Its not safe out there, its a no go zone.

  27. BIGWAVY @12.22

     

    Not sure I agree with you. Ralston DOES have talent, but I concede he does lack experience. Where please tell me , where does he get experience without playing exactly. The young guy is a good one.

     

     

    KINGLubO

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