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. You’d like to think that we’d be able to beat Real Betis for the services of Elyounoussi next season. We can offer a chance of CL football and a very good chance of at least Europa group stages. Throw into the mix an historic domestic season including two Scottish cup opportunities then mid table obscurity in Spain isn’t much of a prospect.

  2. Good morning CQN from a rainy Garngad



    Let’s get this league started and pump the whole of Scottish football once more.



    When is the semi of the Scottish Cup being played??



    I want that Quadrebel



    In fact I feel a song coming on to the I wanna be Edouard tune..



    I want the Quadrebel, I want the Quadrebel.. I want, I want, I want the Quadrebel.🍀🏆🍀



    Big Jimmy had 2 blood transfusions yesterday and booked in for another today with an Iron transfusion booked in as well… 🙏



    D. :)

  3. SAINT STIVS on 26TH JUNE 2020 7:23 PM


    Just sent Greenlion2 a text, his reply:


    Cheers Davie.. Higgies aff his head.. We had a 4 hour zoom call with around 50 folk and he held court with all of his stories. Wednesday will be weird with no work for the first time since starting my apprenticeship I February 1981.


    Enjoy Joe. I have two years to go…


    Until we meet again…


    Keep the Faith!


    Hail Hail!

  4. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    With JF just now it is definitely is Hughie Burt


    Stayed Close to Charlie Gallagher and took most of older pictures think he argued with Fergus McCann over legality of picture Fergus tried to claim them as Celtic pictured but Hughie had copyrights

  5. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on



    Only 10 years your senior so should be ok😉

  6. Got an email from HUNDERBIRDSAREGONE’S daughter.



    She said –



    Thank you so so much for your message. It really touched all of us!



    We’re loving hearing about all the love the Celtic family have for our dad.



    Thank you to everyone for keeping us in your prayers it really means a lot.



    Sionainn x





    Our posts to a stricken friend means so much!



    Thank you!

  7. Philbhoy.


    Thank you for posting and thank you for making that effort, to contact, S. very humbling to read.







    I’ve copied in Sentinel Celts who have also been very supportive.



    Hope you are well!

  9. GuyFawkesaforeverhero on

    Be good to have the five substitution rule confirmed for 2020/2021 by SPFL/SFA. A test of our management team’s imagination to use it effectively.



    Sick to my stomach thinking we’re considering travel plans with the scum. Have security check the cargo hold for stowaways in Castore gear and boot them off the flight..

  10. Well done Philbhoy…



    Couldn’t have been easy to write in the first place.



    Good community here. Some terrific folk past and present.



    Let’s not forget that amongst the minor detail of our ganching and slabberin…




  11. Thank you to all those who tried to find the man in the picture with Jock.


    Hugh Birt it is then.




  12. LENNYBHOY on 27TH JUNE 2020 11:37 AM


    SAINT STIVS on 26TH JUNE 2020 7:23 PM





    Just sent Greenlion2 a text, his reply:





    Cheers Davie.. Higgies aff his head.






    hahahahhaha, compliment and a half that yin

  13. Ron


    …and if you divide the picture into eight squares, the square on the bottom right has Kevin Keegan, Ally McLeod and a ginger Don Revie :-))


    OK wee bit of fun.If hugh birt is in the fotee who took it.


    Name the two horsees in fotee.


    Is that willie johnstone bottom left.


    How much was boy’s gate.

  15. Bada 4.28pm



    Really enjoyed listening to Craig Gordon … a wee bit gutted he is leaving but big Fraz (if we can get him) is a step up from Craig

  16. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on



    1 The guy with the Camera


    2 🤷‍♂️


    3 nothing, you got a lift over

  17. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on



    I’ve still got loads of your CQN badges





    Correct all 4 .Your prize is you get to sit beside OLDTIM first day BLANE VALLEY opens.


    Second prize gets to carry tray of drink every time OLDTIM buys a round.


    Third prize gets to turn music pages for GABRIEL when him and his da do a gig in BLANE .

  19. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    Fav Uncle


    Sound like a normal day in the Blane