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. The Blogger Formerly Known As GM on

    Indeed. Good luck to Craig Gordon.



    I never got the impression he was particularly Celtic mined, but he was a great professional.



    Having resurrected his career and seeing him speak highly of Steve Woods, I’m sure he’ll always have a soft spot for the Hoops.

  2. Park Road 67 on

    Don’t know what Newcastle are paying Andy Carroll but it’s way too much , dreadful performance

  3. JAMESGANG on 28TH JUNE 2020 1:23 PM


    Some fascinating debate to read back on.







    Auldheid, I’m sure I remember your good self speaking on here about the two things that are seldom found in Glasgow – salad and forgiveness.







    I wish Res12 had succeeded. I think the Resolutioners were treated appallingly by the business leaders of the club.



    Auldheid et al. deserve much better.




    We all do. But this, I fear, is as much as we’ll get.




    Nope. Procedurally Res12 2013 is still in adjournment. It was placed there to allow requisitioners to do some investigation.



    That has now ended but a resolution of closure can be tabled if enough shareholders sign up.



    “Will no one rid me of these troubleseome shareholders ” Henry II.



    Res12 deserves a decent burial.

  4. FC Midtjylland currently 1 up against Copenhagen. If it stays that way, we’ll very likely be seeded for a possible CL play off tie.

  5. Last Man Standing Walk With Shay Legacy – update


    Evening all,We are heading into Round 10 of the competition, so i thought it appropriate to provide an update to everyone.We started out with 99 teams, and as we enter Round 10, we still have 10 competitors vying for the prize fund. This may be a record for Round 10, but not sure – Maybe Jobo or CRC would know, since I’m very much a latecomer to LMS.At the start, we decided that monies raised should be split 60/40 with 60% going to our nominated Charity, and 40% to be the prize money awarded to the winner of the competition.We are able to confirm now that the amount we have donated on your behalf to Strathcarron Hospice is £800, in memory of our dear friend Helen Dunese Stewart, known to many on CQN as Minx 1888, who very sadly passed away in early May.We can also confirm this evening that our 10 remaining competitors are playing for a prize of £500. The total collected from this competition was just a few pounds short of £1300, and was topped up to ’round’ the amounts quoted above.


    We wanted to thank every single one of you who took part, some with multiple entries, and many buying back into the competition having been knocked out in the early rounds.That so many of you paid to take part in a football prediction competition when there was no football being played speaks volumes for your generosity and kind-heartedness, and we are hugely grateful to you all for making it worthwhile.Thank You, each and every one of you.


    See you next season (hopefully)


    Hail Hail


    Bateen Boy and Celticrollercoaster

  6. Hrvatski Jim on

    My thoughts are with Hunderbirdsaregone tonight.



    I have always enjoyed my many interactions with him on this site.



    Peace be with you Stevie.

  7. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Good luck to Craig Gordon, a top player for us,one of the best free transfers ever.

  8. that was a great watch,



    a great celtic team, brilliant football players, never carried any luck



    the rapid game tainted that whole season, lingered like a bad smell,



    still only one team would rightly winn the 100th scottish cup final



    written in the stars

  9. JoeBloggsCity








    Must add a note on the amount of charity related work with Celtic Craig Gordon has done, including the Celtic Park sleepout which he has done a few times.



    During the summer while majority of the players were on holidays he was with the Celtic Foundation in Kenya helping out.



  10. leftclicktic on

    Enjoyed that look back at Hoops winning 100th SC.


    Still can’t go watching Judas in the Hoops.

  11. prestonpans bhoys on

    Best of luck to Craig, we resurrected his career, did well for the hoops. Unfortunately for him the goalie sweeper Rodgers role was not for him.

  12. Thank God for the BBC iplayer. I realised that the Centenary Final was on the TV just as it ended. Have been able to play it back. That must have been Roy Aitken’s best game. (Never a fan, tbh.)

  13. Linked with Thomas robert alongside sevco, so I guess he has agreed terms with them or another, or click bate.



    I hate transfer ruumurs and the transfer window




  14. The huns…. “signing”???????? anyone……………….













  15. Dion Dublin on MOTD just compared Man City possession domination to Celtic, not the usual Barca. He said it reminded him of when he played for us, always had the ball

  16. The Star above The Crest on

    Good Morning all



    I read a few posts a while back by Auldheid & Celtic1Member1Vote (I think) re a membership scheme. I’ve been thinking about this so I thought I’d share my thoughts.



    By my research ( I Googled it ) there are 9 million Celts Worldwide. Say for arguments sake 100k of us paid £150 per year to be part of this Membership Scheme. That’s £15 million a season. This money could be put towards upgrading Lennoxtown, I’m thinking full sized indoor pitch, Futsal pitches which are everywhere in South America, Portugal etc which encourages keeping the ball on the deck and produces more skilful technical players, indoor sand pitches which are superb for honing skills, increasing core stability resulting in stronger, fitter players and also for players recovering from injury. Barrowfield could be upgraded for our younger players who train there. The remaining funds would be exclusively for the manager to spend on the 1st team.



    In return for Membership each Member could get a discount on Official Merchandise, offers from companies that the Club has a partnership with etc.



    It would also provide an opportunity for supporters like myself who work almost EVERY SINGLE WEEKEND, therefore cant justify an ST to contribute to the club, knowing that my dosh is going to directly help the 1st team and Celtic players of the future.



    I dont know how this would work with our current PLC model, maybe someone better qualified than me could explain but I think it’s a good way to get extra funds for better players which is ultimately what we all want.



    Apologies for the length of the post and Thanks for taking the time to read it ( assuming you have 😂)



    HH 🍀🍀🍀

  17. fourstonecoppi on



    Thank God for the BBC iplayer. I realised that the Centenary Final was on the TV just as it ended. Have been able to play it back. That must have been Roy Aitken’s best game. (Never a fan, tbh.)



    Where is that i cant find it??

  18. !!Bada Bing!! on

    The Star- I think there would be a lot of support for that idea,which Auldheid has been advocating for a while. I think there would need to be some caveats, before a lot of folk would sign up.It would need strict and transparent guidelines.It would probably need to be a trust independent of the Celtic Board,and elected members, who would need to stand for re-election. As recent events have proved, an element of the support, don’t frust Peter Lawwell, so IMO an independent trust would attract more donors,a clear business plan,for everyone to see is a must.I really think it could work HH




    On i player choose bbc Scotland, highlight sportscene it’s hiding in there behind huns winning league .

  20. The Star above The Crest on

    Bada Bing



    Thanks for the reply.



    I agree that it would have to be wholly independent of the board and having an elected person or persons is crucial too. Someone like David Low springs to mind.



    I quite like the way Benfica have tiers of membership based on length of contribution ie the fan who’s paid in for 30 years has a bigger say than one who’s only paid in for 2.



    We’re never going to get huge amounts from TV deals the way things stand so this could be an ethical and direct way for us try and compete in Europe.

  21. !!Bada Bing!! on

    The Star- I think if the fans knew, they were directly helping improve the team on the park,would be a good selling point.

  22. Celtic shouldn’t be selling any key players this summer.



    We could see a decrease in their transfer value of 30/40%



    It’s worthwhile to sell next summer when hopefully the market will have picked up and we will have benefitted from trusted players guiding us to 10.



    This isn’t rocket science. The guy from the athletic (who’s pretty reliable in my opinion) believes this is the clubs thinking. Ajer, Edouard and Ntcham to stay.

  23. Timaloy



    hi mate.


    Do you think you may be replacing meeja sites now for information? instead of what they used to write in the rekkkord or Murdoch’s bog roll.


    I attach no more kudos to ‘the athletic than any other meeja.differing shades of brown.


    Sites and some of them written by our own support are keef and Daryl wannabes,most of them on Celtic news now are full of utter guff ridden nonsense.but I suppose clicks make money.


    keep safe mate,