Government allows drinkers into pubs as football fans wait


Yesterday we learned that the Scottish Government hoped to authorise socially distanced outdoor events from 23 July.  Reports today suggest the club “plan” to have 30,000 fans at games by August.

Before that happens, the virus must continue on its current trajectory, the social ‘distance’ must reduce from 2m and the Government needs to give the green light.

When we are back at football, it will feel more like an airport experience, with temperature checks, travel flow guidelines, sanitise stations, masks and the kind of distancing rules that will make the prohibition on horizontal movement look like a swearing ban.

I don’t think there is much sympathy from the politicians for football’s position – they have more important things to worry about, but what Celtic and the SRU in particular have assured, is that football can be as safe, if not safer, than most other outdoor activities, and safer than all social indoor ones.  When the Government allows drinkers into pubs and beer gardens, they will find it difficult to revert to their usual antagonistic approach to football fans.

Still nothing from Celtic on any of this, which is right.  Under-promise when you cannot control events.  And no one is campaigning for a return, wait until we are safe and be fair.

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  1. BADA


    Thanks for the reply. After The post about Stevie it doesn’t seem so important.



    God bless you and keep you Stevie Bhoy.




  2. THESAINT on 28TH JUNE 2020 2:41 PM


    thanks JB. his daughter asked me to send everyone on here a message from him to say how much he enjoyed engaging closely with you all during the years that have passed. it brought him great entertainment and friendship from many of you and is another aspect of comfort knowing he was thought highly of by so many. without detailing the connections he is family to me and it’s an emotional time right now. So many good memories to draw upon over the tough days that are coming and his light will always be part of our lives.






    very poignant saint.


    the friendships made on here, the patter and the banter, with fallouts along the way, moments in time, when its at its best it is a wonderful place.



    we have lost so many these passed years, be strong for him and the family.



    god bless

  3. Love the new taps……………



    Every year I say ” thats my last tap bought”……….


    ……..but hey ho…… we go.



    Tapsaff CSC

  4. euro 2012 final is on the bbc,



    spain 4 italy 0



    what a team they were, the football is just incredible.

  5. Jimmynotpaul on

    The Saint.


    Thank you, for taking the time, to come on and update us, at what must be a sad and difficult time.

  6. I know that the currant buns have signed Hagi on a permanent basis .


    Have they made any other significant signings since the season end ?




  7. My Daughter just got the keys for her Flat in James Watt Street on Friday .



    Does anyone have any further information about the standings there today ?




  8. TheSaint



    Thoughts and prayers with Hunderbirds & his family, a terrible time



    On a lighter note BBC Scotland at 7.15pm has the 1985 Scottish cup final if looking for a Celtic fix… probably far better than this Leicester v Chelsea game … quite like what I have saw of Billy Gilmour as a young kid he’s not scared of making a mistake and always looking for the ball

  9. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    Re Hunderburds (stevie)



    I took a wee stroll around Carfin grotto this afternoon with my family and said a special prayer at the statue of St Peregrine for Stevie in his final days, I also prayed st Joseph for a peaceful and content final few days as I did when my mum was nearing the end


    Helen also received a few prayers


    God bless

  10. The Blogger Formerly Known As GM on

    SMSM favourite Billy ‘Billy 😉’ Gilmour looking a bit of a liability in that Chelski midfield.

  11. The Blogger Formerly Known As GM on

    Oh dear, wee Billy gets hooked at half time and Chelski look a different team. They are now one up against Brendan, who has seemingly won only 2 of his last 10 games!



    If he gets the boot I wonder if he’ll look for a return to Celtic to rebuild his reputation.

  12. (Hunderbirds) Stevie’s daughter has read your kind messages to him at his bedside this afternoon. Your warmth, friendship and compassion is not contained to the internet. It is the heart of what we all as a family in Celtic is truly about.

  13. The Saint



    So sad to hear the news of Hunderbirds terminal illness, every family’s worst nightmare.


    For my part I have only shared this dear green place with him, and of course the place and space so many of us share, Celtic Park. Will be missed on here no doubt, dear wishes to the man himself, and best wishes to you, yours and surrounding family and friends.

  14. Man Citeh – isn’t that one of the worst strips you’ve seen – a la Barcelona’s rocket lolly one.



    I’m hoping our new kits are a cut above

  15. Thesaint


    Thanks for the note on hunderbirds


    May his family take comfort from the many n here offering our thoughts and prayers for Stevie


    May God give you all strength to stay positive at this time



    Stevie Will Never Walk Alone

  16. What’s the Hampden on N’tcham?



    On reading back it seems some see our mercurial talented Gallic Bhoy as some kind of make-weight???……………..Shirley, that’s no’ right? The Bhoys’s a talent!




  17. All the best to Craig Gordon unless he comes up against the Bhoys.


    A fine keeper after all the dreck we had to put with for years (I’m not counting big Artur).

  18. in ither news…………….



    Jummy Knuckel???







  19. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    Good luck to our invincible goalkeeper who has left the club to go to his boyhood club


    Good servant , mutually beneficial to both parties when he came in