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

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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. I understand the issue with parking in residential areas around Celtic Park. But why are fans being restricted from parking in industrial areas such as Nuneaton Street? That is just ludicrous

     

     

    Billy Bhoy. Which of the directors grandkids did those sketches of Cambuslang?

     

     

    MWD

  2. okay you ghuys, i was working in manchester that day, there was cheshire police, greater manchester police, merseyside police, and lancashire police, i seen them barstewards car loads and busloads go down to the eithad stadium, along ashton old road, hurling abuse at the two roman catholic churches along that route absolute scum.hh.

  3. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    NATKNOW,DELANEYSDUNKY

     

     

    Always happy to be of service,fellas!

     

     

    Btw,The Guardian rated all Rolling Stones studio albums earlier. God,when they were good they were great. That’ll be pre-1978 then(!)

  4. i'vehadtochangemyname on

    welcome tr = amazing news – a genuine talent wants to stay – must say a lot about the club

  5. Wasn’t overly bothered about which of tonight’s teams ended up in next year’s top flight but had decided to favour Partick Thistle. However I do think that they have benefited greatly from a number of refereeing decisions tonight leading me to feel a wee bit sorry for Livi. 22 minutes of the first leg left and still 1-1.

  6. leftclicktic on

    Jobo Are Livi still clogging and fouling as they were in the dundee utd game?thought then they will bring nothing positive to the top league

  7. BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 17TH MAY 2018 9:09 PM

     

     

    NATKNOW,DELANEYSDUNKY

     

     

    Always happy to be of service,fellas!

     

     

    Btw,The Guardian rated all Rolling Stones studio albums earlier. God,when they were good they were great. That’ll be pre-1978 then(!)

     

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    1971 mate! IMHO Sticky Fingers was peak Stones. Moonlight Mile is my fave Stone track, although to be honest I’m not a massive fan. I find Mick’s vocal style a little to annoying. And his dancing. :-)))

  8. Leftie – that was my opinion too. They still ‘play to their strengths’ but some better football has also broken out tonight. Occasionally ;-)

  9. Livi coming up has its benefits for away supporters,

     

     

    they will happily let us fill the ground,

  10. Was in Salford when that game took place. The local TV on the morning were interviewing them in the morning. They thought all the sectarian chanting was just nice wee songs. They soon learned the mind set that lay behind the wee ditties.

     

     

    Fortunately, the locals themselves didn’t lump all Scots (or even Glaswegians) together.

     

     

    By the way, Big Packy, a lot of them stayed the night before in Blackpool. They tried to trash the Sacred Heart Church there. As it was closed, they smashed up the wee “holy” shop beside it, which sold the likes of Rosaries and Bibles.

     

     

    UEFA took no action against them because their vandalism took place outside the football ground.

  11. Delaneys Dunky on

    It is also Arctic Monkeys night on Radio X with Alex Turner on their new album release.

     

    It reminds me of my favourite tribute band name. Guys I went to Saint Tams with, are called The Partick Junkies.

  12. BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 17TH MAY 2018 9:25 PM

     

     

    NATKNOW

     

     

    Yes,similar to my thoughts. But I still rate SOME GIRLS,so had to go to pre-1978.

     

     

    I’d probably go for BEGGARS BANQUET as my favourite,but it’s difficult to argue with the Top 6 here. Maybe wi a shuffle of positions,mind.

     

     

    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/may/17/the-rolling-stones-every-album-ranked

     

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    Hey – I could get a job writing for The Guardian! LOL! I’ll give Beggars Banquet another listen then – only ‘cuae I know you know you’re shit. :-)))

     

     

    You’ll know this factoid probably but Delia Smith baked the cake that’s on the front cover of Let It Bleed.

     

     

    “Come on! Let’s be ‘avvin you!!!!!”

  13. PARKHEADCUMSALFORD, i can imagine pal, after watching the anti catholic abuse that day it was truly sad.hh.

  14. bluegrass celt on

    Hope my home team go up . Livi have been one of the most direct teams going forward and the SPFL could do with more teams like them. To be honest, BR could take a few tips on how to play non pussyfooting football and get more cross balls into the box. ………just the basics I guess. C’mon the Livi!

  15. The Blogger Formerly Known As GM on

    Sheesh, what about the spectacle at Almondvale?

     

     

    Two teams that should not exist as professional organisations booting a ball from end to end in an attempt to gain/retain ‘top Flight status’.

     

     

    Livingston is what, 20 odd miles from Glasgow and between them both teams’ supporters can only half fill a few cow sheds.

     

     

    Terrible spectacle from 2 teams that/would add nothing to the league.

  16. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    NATKNOW

     

     

    I admit to being very surprised when I first found that out,which was relatively recently. I mean,it’s nearly 50 years ago,she must have been in The Girl Guides at the time!

     

     

    And,wouldn’t it have been better suited to MacArthur Park?

     

     

    Anyway,as I said-when they were good,they were great. But reading back on the listings,they were bloody awful at times too.

  17. Delaneys Dunky on

    Natknow

     

     

    I loved the Stones when they were a blues band. Hated them when they got into Devil’s Dandruff and Mick disappeared up his own arse. They became pish with showbiz and champagne and cocaine.

  18. i'vehadtochangemyname on

    Are the SNP making everybody a fan if livi – must have been fakenews I read somewhere that an msp would control who you support

  19. itscalledthemalvinas on

    Hardest £19.67 I’ve evered earned. Fiver on Livingstone and a fiver on under ten.five corners.(high roller)

     

    Fecking brutal.

  20. bluegrass celt on

    Well played Livi. Played Thistle off the park. Great team performance that you don’t see too often. Roll on Sunday

  21. Richie.

     

     

    If your lurking I’ll be in the Blane Valley around 3.30 pm. tomorrow.

  22. Delaneys Dunky on

    My mammy and her brothers used to walk down to Firhill fae their house in Maryhill at the end of Thistle matches. They would make a fortune collecting empty beer and ginger bottles after sneaking into Firhill. My mammy wheeled their transport. Her auld pram. Mon the Maryhill Magyars.

  23. i posted that paddy crerard story because i expected the scottish tabliods to report it different.

     

    paddy last played for celtic when ? 1963 ?

     

     

    Celtic star and Manchester United legend Paddy Crerand ‘told police to f*** off’ then blamed his swearing on being Scottish …………..the daily record

  24. DELANEYS DUNKY on 17TH MAY 2018 9:42 PM

     

     

    Natknow

     

     

    I loved the Stones when they were a blues band. Hated them when they got into Devil’s Dandruff and Mick disappeared up his own arse. They became pish with showbiz and champagne and cocaine.

     

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    Good point well made dude. I don;t think there’s a single band that cocaine improved….

  25. Delaneys Dunky on

    Oldtim

     

     

    Good to see you on. Your ears must have been burning tonight. My Ryan and I were singing your praises tonight. We both look forward to seeing you again on May 25. Been too long since we last were together.

     

    YNWA

  26. BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 17TH MAY 2018 9:40 PM

     

     

    NATKNOW

     

     

    I admit to being very surprised when I first found that out,which was relatively recently. I mean,it’s nearly 50 years ago,she must have been in The Girl Guides at the time!

     

     

    And,wouldn’t it have been better suited to MacArthur Park?

     

     

    Anyway,as I said-when they were good,they were great. But reading back on the listings,they were bloody awful at times too.

     

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    No band or performer can go that length of time and keep it up…..except perhaps Bob Dylan. :-)))

  27. NatKnow on 17th May 2018 10:03 pm

     

     

    Good point well made dude. I don;t think there’s a single band that cocaine improved…

     

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    I don’t know about that, every band is improved when I’m on cocaine :O)

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