John Mason MSP to infirm Celtic fan on parking ban: support another team


A retired Celtic season ticket holder, Gordon, who travels to games from Newcastle, emailed the club last week to explain that he is unable to walk for more than 10 minutes, and as a consequence of the proposed parking ban around Celtic Park on match days, he would be unable to attend games in future.

Gordon explained how Dalmarnock Station was not a viable option and that public bus provision in the area is totally inadequate.

He forwarded his email to John Mason, MSP for Glasgow Shettleston in the hope that the SNP politician would do what he could to help infirm visitors to the area, but he got the most incredible response from Mason: “Could you think of supporting a smaller more local club that would appreciate your adding to their crowd?”

On every level, this is appalling.  Mason could not care less when presented with evidence that this policy would prejudice the disabled.  Instead, he suggested someone who visits the city on a regular basis, stays local to Newcastle and supports another team.

He cannot suggest public transport is appropriate, because trains and buses do not have the capacity or frequency, all he can do is ignore the fact that the man is infirm, ignore that he is brining money into the local economy, concentrate on the fact that he is an unwelcome Celtic supporter and tell him to stay in England.

If you travel to Celtic Park along London Road from the south or the east, this is the NEAREST spot cars will be able to park on match days.  Cars will start parking here, opposite the cemetery entrance, and anyone disabled who is unable to walk the distance will be prevented from attending.

This is one of the most stupid proposals conceived by politicians who care nothing about the people they are paid to serve.

They don’t care that they have not provided adequate public transport.

They don’t care that they have prejudiced the disabled.

They don’t care that they will displace parking from one area to another.

They don’t want you supporting Celtic and have backed themselves into a corner. God forbid they admit they have made a mistake and actually help those too infirm to walk great distances, or too poor to afford corporate parking facilities.


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  1. Morning all from sunny Dundee. Great news re TR, trust it is a good omen for tomorrow. HH

  2. fieldofdrams on

    Friesdorfer, Dundee’s seaside resort of Broughty Ferry is also a sunny delight this morning. Getting excited about tomorrow now!

  3. Jinkynewton and Delaneys Dunkey



    I worked in Krakow for 3 years. My two boys played for local Krakow clubs and I watched them train many times – the number of local kids who turned up with Celtic tops was impressive. Also, at the University, there were foreign exhange students football teams – saw several African students with Celtic tops.



    One of their football academies organise an annual international youth tournament





    Celtic sent a team over a couple of years ago.



    Sadly, we left last year – my oldest was looking forward to playing in this years tournament.

  4. Wonder if Rogic will feature tomorrow? All together now –



    (crouch down….hands out in front wavering….a gradual build up of oooooooohhhhhhh, then jump up and it’s…)


    “We’re off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz


    We hear he is a whiz of a wiz, if ever a wiz there was


    If ever, oh ever a wiz there was, the Wizard of Oz is one because


    Because, because, because, because, because……


    Because of the wonderful things he does


    We’re off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz!”

  5. Field of Drams, good morning Sir! Whereabouts are you, I’m at Panmurefield by the Bell Tree. HH

  6. TEUCHTER ÁR LÁ on 17TH MAY 2018 11:19 PM







    Jetting in for the cup final (sent my invitation for the wedding back) – hope to see you and Sips at the Broony game or the 25th in the Kerrydale.





    Stevie (not Gerrard) Teuchter






    Hi big chap, I’ll be there tomorrow but couldn’t source a ticket for Lynne, hopefully bump into you.


    Looking forward to next Friday , been a year since our crazy taxi! Journey to El Stadio. ???????

  7. Brogan Rogan Trevino Hogan



    If you’re looking in I’ve sent you an email re the 25th.



    Off to work now but fair looking forward to Hampden in the sun the morra



    Hail Hail

  8. Goooooooood morning CQN – 7 in a Row Champions



    Sitting here thinking,


    Is Dickson still in his role at FtSFA


    You know the one who would have done all the applications for a licence???




  9. The north stand at Hampden should be south facing, therefore, on a sunny day requiring, mid terrace occupants, to wear T shirts and shades. True or false.

  10. EC67 – I expect to be driving past Hampden later this morning so I’ll verify your assumption. But I think you’re right.

  11. EC67



    Correct, North Stand will be bathed in sunshine if it’s a sunny day tomorrow. Came home from Hampden many times when in that stand with a sunburnt face.

  12. You Jobo I almost prefaced my post with “Jobo”, but didn’t wish to appear presumptuous.


    Now to the little more problematic possible location and timing of the Gazebo.


    Early favourites are an early kick off in No.10 proceeding to South Stand steps at 2.00pm.







  13. EC67 – I’m planning my own gazebo event, with Barbecue, in my back garden from 1pm! When the game kicks off, due to numbers, I’ll again be in my own, specially arranged safe standing section, just behind the hospitality seats (aka the main couch…). Must dash….

  14. Celticrollercoaster supporting @WalkWithShay on

    A Big Happy Eve-of-double-treble Friday to you too, Jobo



    May your Friday be wonderful,


    Your Saturday, double treblific,


    and not forgetting a Beautiful Sunday







  15. Jobo,


    Who is going to start the Wizard of Oz chant? KT?


    I assumed with you sourcing extra tickets for some well known lower EK residents, that you had a ticket. Enjoy your day anyway.







  16. Don’t often get homesick nowadays, but when there’s a Cup Final in the offing and a chance to enjoy watching the Hoops in the company of some fine Bhoys an’ ghirls………fair gets me well homesick.



    You can take the Bhoy out of Clydebank…….




  17. CQN Saturday Naps Competition : WEEK 37 results (Apr 14th)






    leftclicktic (Tangramm) @10/1 !!!






    16 roads (Pearl Swan)


    21-5-79 (Captain Redbeard)


    BMCUWP (Buywise)


    Bull67 (Total Recall)


    Cosy Corner Bhoy (No Selection)


    Dim Sam (Seeyouatmidnight)


    Eurochamps67 (No Selection)


    Fastbhoy (Renard)


    fleagle1888 (Captain Redbeard)


    Gerryfaethebrig (Seeyouatmidnight)


    Graffitionthewall (No Selection)


    green T (Anibale Fly)


    Gweedore Celt (Warriors Tale)


    hashadenough (No Selection)


    Nye Bevans RS (I Just Know)


    Onemalloy (Scheu Time)


    RayMac (No Selection)


    Rockon (Lady Buttons)


    Som mes que un club (Little Jimmy)


    twists n turns (Houblon des Obeaux)


    voguepunter (L’Ami Serge)


    Weet Weet Weet (No Selection)


    Zihuatanejo (Warriors Tale)



    Hyperlink to Week 37 selections:






    Cheers, fleagle1888

  18. CQN Saturday Naps Competition : WEEK 38 results (Apr 21st)






    None… :(






    16 roads (Sizing Tennessee)


    21-5-79 (No Selection)


    BMCUWP (William Henry)


    Bull67 (Fagan)


    Cosy Corner Bhoy (No Selection)


    Dim Sam (Fagan)


    Eurochamps67 (No Selection)


    Fastbhoy (He’s Amazing)


    fleagle1888 (The Young Master)


    Gerryfaethebrig (Precious Cargo)


    Graffitionthewall (No Selection)


    green T (Vicente)


    Gweedore Celt (Knight in Armour)


    hashadenough (No Selection)


    leftclicktic (Air Ministry)


    Nye Bevans RS (Chesterfield)


    Onemalloy (Peregrine Run)


    RayMac (No Selection)


    Rockon (Fagan)


    Som mes que un club (Captain Bond)


    twists n turns (Remmy D)


    voguepunter (Vicente)


    Weet Weet Weet (No Selection)


    Zihuatanejo (Gold Present)



    Hyperlinks to Week 38 selections:









    Cheers, fleagle1888

  19. CQN Saturday Naps Competition : WEEK 39 results (Apr 28th)






    16 roads (Moxy Mares) @7/1


    Bull67 (Step Back) @7/1






    21-5-79 (Kelpies Myth)


    BMCUWP (Saglawi)


    Cosy Corner Bhoy (No Selection)


    Dim Sam (Rathlin Rose)


    Eurochamps67 (No Selection)


    Fastbhoy (Dream Berry)


    fleagle1888 (Geordie George)


    Gerryfaethebrig (Lough Derg Spirit)


    Graffitionthewall (Toy Theatre)


    green T (High Acclaim)


    Gweedore Celt (Kelpies Myth)


    hashadenough (No Selection)


    leftclicktic (Raakid)


    Nye Bevans RS (Rayvin Black)


    Onemalloy (Rock the Kasbah)


    RayMac (No Selection)


    Rockon (Theatre Guide)


    Som mes que un club (No Selection)


    twists n turns (Scrutiny)


    voguepunter (Rathlin Rose)


    Weet Weet Weet (No Selection)


    Zihuatanejo (Nuclear Fusion)



    Hyperlinks to Week 39 selections:






    Cheers, fleagle1888

  20. CQN Saturday Naps Competition : WEEK 40 results (May 5th)






    Zihuatanejo (Master of Irony) @25/1… WOW !!!



    Rockon (Pettochside) @7/1


    Nye Bevans RS (Original Choice) @6/1


    leftclicktic (Tribal Quest) @7/2






    16 roads (Prove the Point)


    21-5-79 (Donncha)


    BMCUWP (No Selection)


    Bull67 (Donncha)


    Cosy Corner Bhoy (No Selection)


    Dim Sam (Amore Alato)


    Eurochamps67 (No Selection)


    Fastbhoy (Song of the Sky)


    fleagle1888 (Mendelssohn)


    Gerryfaethebrig (No Selection)


    Graffitionthewall (Heather Lark)


    green T (Humbert)


    Gweedore Celt (Raid)


    hashadenough (No Selection)


    Onemalloy (Red Verdon)


    RayMac (No Selection)


    Som mes que un club (No Selection)


    twists n turns (Lookforarainbow)


    voguepunter (No Selection)


    Weet Weet Weet (No Selection)



    Hyperlink to Week 40 selections:






    Cheers, fleagle1888

  21. CQN Saturday Naps Competition : WEEK 41 results (May 12th)






    leftclicktic (Urban Fox) @9/2


    16 roads (Inscribe) @3/1






    21-5-79 (Raising Sand)


    BMCUWP (Shady McCoy)


    Bull67 (Masham Star)


    Cosy Corner Bhoy (Sabador)


    Dim Sam (Optimus Prime)


    Eurochamps67 (No Selection)


    Fastbhoy (No Selection)


    fleagle1888 (Laurium)


    Gerryfaethebrig (Firmament)


    Graffitionthewall (Melaniemillie)


    green T (Silent Attack)


    Gweedore Celt (So Beloved)


    hashadenough (No Selection)


    Nye Bevans RS (Tribute Act)


    Onemalloy (Sabador)


    RayMac (No Selection)


    Rockon (Croquembouche)


    Som mes que un club (Biddy Brady)


    twists n turns (All Set to Go)


    voguepunter (C’est No Mour)


    Weet Weet Weet (No Selection)


    Zihuatanejo (Dear Sire)



    Hyperlinks to Week 41 selections:






    Cheers, fleagle1888

  22. CQN Saturday Naps Competition : WEEK 41 standings (May 12th)



    Firstly, huge apologies for the delays to results and naps table updates… I moved into a new apartment at the start of April and I still don’t have any internet connection at home… I relocated to my brother’s house this afternoon in order to steal some of his free wi-fi !!!






    Anyways, it looks like the delays are all a bit immaterial as one of our napsters is smashing it out of the park!… step forward and big kudos to LEFTCLICKTIC who has an incredible lead, with only one more selection to go… just for perspective, he will be the 2018 Naps champion, even if his closest challenger (16 roads) finds a 33/1 winner this week… amazing tipping!







    +37.75 > leftclicktic (11)


    +1.50 > 16 roads (7)


    -3.25 > twists n turns (6)


    -4.72 > Fastbhoy (12)


    -7.00 > Cosy Corner Bhoy (5)


    -10.00 > Gerryfaethebrig (5)


    -12.63 > Rockon (6)


    -15.00 > Som mes que un club (5)


    -15.00 > Zihuatanejo (1)


    -15.50 > Dim Sam (6)


    -17.50 > hashadenough (3)


    -18.00 > Onemalloy (3)


    -19.38 > Nye Bevans RS (4)


    -20.67 > 21-5-79 (3)


    -21.00 > Bull67 (3)


    -24.28 > green T (4)


    -25.25 > fleagle1888 (3)


    -25.75 > Graffitionthewall (3)


    -28.00 > voguepunter (2)


    -28.25 > Eurochamps67 (3)


    -33.50 > Gweedore Celt (1)


    -36.67 > Weet Weet Weet (2)


    -37.25 > BMCUWP (1)


    -41.00 > RayMac (0)




    Cheers, fleagle1888

  23. Lads,



    please post your FINAL CQN Nap selection on this article…



    Good luck on finding those 50/1++ winners!







  24. A hail-mary selection from NZ… aiming for respectability, rather than victory!



    Rebel Streak (Newmarket 15:15)



    Cheers, fleagle1888

  25. Fleagle


    I’ll post my selection soon, but I’m sure I speak for all the napsters when I say thanks for your efforts yet again. The competition is good fun and i know from experience it takes a fair wee bit of your time to stay on top of it.





    What a performance!! Winner after winner. I wish I’d put a £10 bet on all your selections this year. I’m assuming of course none of us find a 50/1 winner today of course.


    Huge congratulations.




  26. My Hail Mary……….APPLE ANNI 4.50 Newbury.Good luck to all that need it.:O) hh

  27. Nye Bevans' rebel soldier on

    Sunnyside Bob 6:10 Thirsk,a desperate selection.



    Fleagle…..once again thank’s for your efforts.

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