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Other Scottish clubs would be better off if Celtic Park and Ibrox didn’t exist

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There comes a time during any endeavour when you have to ask, is this worth all the hassle?  News revealed by Phil MacGiollabhain last week and swiftly picked up by the newspapers today that an SFA executive has had his life threatened for what some regard as holding a firm line on application of the game’s rules, are one of these occasions.

This is sport, it is not the struggle against apartheid.  It really, really, isn’t worth putting your life on the line for.

The SFA executive who received the threat has not been named but he will hopefully find a degree of fortitude in the face of such intimidation.  We have called for resignations from the SFA but not under these circumstances.  If the recipient of the threat continues to work as normal they should be commended for their bravery.

It is becoming increasingly difficult to put football back on solid ground but whatever our game looks like in future, it must take on a different face.  Ordinary football fans want their sport back, a sport where honesty and endeavour can be rewarded by success on the field.

That will have consequences for us.  Celtic are far too powerful for any other club in Scotland to genuinely compete.  35 of our 41 clubs figured out they can do without Rangers and 34 of them know they can do without Celtic too.

They should remind Sevco rules are there for a reason and tell Celtic to stop mumbling about finding another league to play in and go do something about it.  I could not be more convinced that every other club in Scotland would be better off if Celtic Park and Ibrox didn’t exist.

Question is, do the rest of the clubs have the balls to do something about it?  Is the ‘Arab Spring in Scottish football’ over, or does it still have another chapter?

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  1. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Eurochamps67

     

     

    That last post should have had a smile at the end.

     

     

    My German son would love to meet you and show you his bedroom and the fact the he is not a hun.

     

     

    I may be blind but I cant see the ST price mentioned anywhere on the official website

     

     

    Hail Hail

  2. pabloh_AKA_NEIL LENNON on

    Paul67,

     

     

    Just watched your interview on CelticTV, well done on that, good points made.

  3. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Eurochamps67

     

     

    I think I may be wrong but what canamalar was alluding to is that you might have to pay 10p a minute to get that information.

     

     

    Why dot we lie about it on the official web site like we do the childrens ticket price ?

     

     

    Hail Hail

  4. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Clicking on the link buy your season ticket now you get the information

     

     

    Find Tickets

     

    Bookmark & Share

     

    Event is no longer in event list

     

     

    HAil Hail

  5. lennon's passion on

    Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on 25 July, 2012 at 15:12 said:

     

     

    Over there period we have had good teams and poor teams.But they paid our taxes kept our debt under controll in hard times.Hoping over the next 3-5 yrs we get a good return from the money we have put into our youth policy.Which ive been told is light years ahead of anything in Scotland and better than what most EPL teams have got.

     

    Still think £25.50 is a fair price to watch the famous Glasgow Celtic.Don`t support any other team so don`t care what they charge thier fans.

  6. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Is the Celtic official home page administrated by the players on a rota basis ?

     

     

    If it is I suggest giving it to the U12´s surely they can do better.

     

     

    Hail Hail

  7. Eurochamps67 on

    Awe naw

     

    Taken as intended.

     

    Seriously though Celtic.net/season tickets/ click for price list takes you to horrible garish green page, all prices there.

     

    I only quoted full adult prices, concessions aplenty.

  8. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Eurochamps67

     

     

    So what are the prices then ?

     

     

    Hail Hail

  9. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    lennon’s passion,

     

    eh,

     

    it was a simple enogh question, since the current administration took over the price has increased, have you noticed the quality of what your paying for improve, really is that simple.

  10. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Eurochamps67

     

     

    Yeah you can see it on the PDF file but not on the site. I suppose this is a cost issue…. easier to change prices on a PDF file than on an HTML page. Naw its not.

     

     

     

    http://www.celticfc.net/tickets_season_how_to_purchase.php

     

     

    After a successful renewal campaign, we are pleased to announce that all remaining seats will go on general sale from 9.30am on Tuesday, 29th May.

     

     

    Season tickets for kids start at just £50* and you can also spread the cost of your Season Ticket over four or ten months with an instalment plan from our Finance Partner, Zebra Finance (Subject to status).

     

     

    Click here for our Season Ticket Price Guide.

     

     

    Click here to download the terms and conditions.

     

     

    South

     

    Stand

     

    Rear

     

    North

     

    Stand

     

    Lower

     

    Prices from

     

    North

     

    Stand

     

    Upper

     

    Prices from

     

    Jock

     

    Stein

     

    Stand

     

    Lower

     

    Prices from

     

    Jock

     

    Stein

     

    Stand

     

    Upper

     

    Prices from

     

    £609 £466 £466 £466 £498

     

     

    As well as being able to follow the Hoops in league action as they defend their title, you are also guaranteed a UEFA Champions League qualifier as part of your Season 2012/13 package!

     

     

    Season 2012/13 will also see the club celebrate its 125th Anniversary – making it an even more special time to be a part of the action – so don’t delay, come and join us in Paradise for Season 2012/13 and play your part in next season’s story.

     

     

    I am an adult, how do I buy my Season Ticket?

     

     

    If you are an adult and wish to pay in full you can do so by choosing one of the following options:-

     

     

    • Call the Ticket Office on 0871 226 1888*** (Option 1 | Option 2).

     

    • Visit the Ticket Office from 9:30am – 5pm, Monday – Friday.

     

     

    I want to buy a concession Season Ticket, how do I do this?

     

     

    • Call the Ticket Office on 0871 226 1888*** (Option 1 | Option 2).

     

    • Visit the Ticket Office from 9:30am – 5pm, Monday – Friday.

     

     

    Proof of age is required for all concession season tickets purchased.

     

     

    I wish to pay for my Season Ticket by instalments, is this possible?

     

     

    Yes, together with our Finance Partner, Zebra Finance, we offer a 4 month and 10 month Instalment Plan. (Subject to status) If you would like more info on our instalment plans, please:-

     

     

    • Call the Ticket Office on 0871 226 1888*** (Option 1 | Option 2).

     

    • Visit the Ticket Office from 9:30am – 5pm, Monday – Friday.

     

     

    * Applies to Under-13 Opt-Out and Under-13 Special season tickets which exclude matches against Rangers FC (or a successor to it).

     

    ** Only adult season tickets are available to buy online or on the booking line, full payment is required and purchases are subject to a booking fee.

     

    *** Calls cost up to 10p per minute, telecoms provider dependent. Mobile and other provider charges may vary

  11. lennon's passion on

    Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on 25 July, 2012 at 15:49 said:

     

     

    Yes

  12. Eurochamps67 on

    Awe naw

     

    Costs me £609 to sit next to Keevins et al.

     

    Dave the steward, manages to stop me throttling the MSM most weeks.

  13. For ticket prices if the link doesn’t work. Go to, Tickets>How do I purchase a season ticket and scroll until it says, Click here for our season ticket price guide.

     

    This option should probably be a one click job.

  14. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Gorbalstam

     

     

    so to find out the prices you need a PC and one where you are allowed to download a PDF file and have adobe reader on it.

     

     

    Why can they just not be clear HONEST and open about it ???

     

     

    It is either because it costs too much or they dont make enough money out of the act of selling the ticket.

     

     

    We need to bring back standing areas.

     

     

    Hail Hail

  15. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Eurochamps67

     

     

    I´ll give you a two week holiday all expenses paid trip to Frankfurt if you ever manage it.

     

     

    How big is Dave ?

     

     

    Hail Hail

  16. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    lennon’s passion,

     

    does your guide dog do commentry as well

  17. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on 25 July,

     

    Not going to argue with that. This year we have bought 2 books between three of us and I am still trying to work out if I can afford to buy one for my 13 year old or just buy as I go.

  18. CFC will always be based at CP, but, mark my words, in a few years time (pick a number between 5 and 50), will be playing in a European Super League! Motherwell, Paisley, Aberdeen, Edinburgh…change these for Milan, Paris, Amsterdam and eh, another city that starts with an E! There will be a CFC membership scheme which will raise TENS of millions of pounds each season! We will also have our own stand-alone TV deal with BT Vision (courtesy of Ian Livingston), which will provide over a HUNDRED million pounds in revenue each season! CFC will be competing at the highest level each season, and CP will have a capacity of 100,000 with a retractable roof to keep out the inclement Scottish weather!

     

     

    I’m away for a wee lie-down now!

     

     

    HH!!

  19. Eurochamps67 on 25 July, 2012 at 15:54 said:

     

    There’s a link creator at the top of the page. You put in a title in one box then copy your web address into the box below.

  20. This is from the rangers site and I just cant stop laughing! Bibs and Fat Sally shouting from the Directors box. lol!!

     

     

    RANGERS’ players continued their summer programme this morning by taking to the brand new Ibrox pitch for the first time to train.

     

     

    In sunny conditions at the stadium, the group warmed up on the magnificent surface then took part in three 30-minute matches while they remain unable to play pre-season friendlies.

     

     

    In the first game, boss Ally McCoist picked two fairly evenly-matched sides containing both first-team regulars from last term and youth players.

     

     

    Teenager Barrie McKay gave the team without bibs a lead before Kal Naismith struck twice in a couple of minutes to turn the contest on its head and give his group a 2-1 win.

     

     

    In the second fixture, McCoist mixed the group up and introduced midfielder Andrew Murdoch for trialist Ian Black as he continues his comeback from a hernia operation.

     

     

    The former Hearts player showed some nice touches while he was on the park and looked composed, with fellow ex-Jambo Craig Beattie also making a contribution.

     

     

    With personnel changes made, the non-bibbed team was something close to the starting XI which will play Brechin on Sunday if a transfer of the old company’s SFA membership is granted.

     

     

    And it was no surprise the more experienced side won, with Alejandro Bedoya notching a double prior to McKay’s second of the day in a 3-0 victory.

     

     

    Manager McCoist was vocal throughout as he shouted instructions to his players from the Directors Box.

     

     

    The final game of the day had less incidents to report as the two teams played out a 2-0 win for the bibbed side, with Kirk Broadfoot and Lee McCulloch scoring.

  21. saltires en sevilla on

    Jeezo ah must be getting too much sun and sangria

     

     

    Did I just read some posts comparing The Derry Pele with Pirlo? Brilliant fantasy stuff guys but the reality is our Paddy can only dream about the application and abstinence Pirlo will drive his body to deliver performance after performance. Consistently at the highest level.

     

     

    It’s a nice image and I would love it to come true but our Paddy simply lacks the discipline needed to have sustained success at Celtic.

     

     

    The pubs in Gladgow are full of guys we all know had it …but lacked the vital ingredient necessary to make it .

     

     

    Fair play to Paddy he got to wear the colours and score some fine outstanding goals

     

     

    He is not part of the future at CP…mores the pity.

     

     

    HH

  22. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    Awe_Naw..,

     

    dont think standing areas is the answer, its no like it will increase capactiy, from all the pis I’ve seen of stadiume that have already introduced standing areas, it looks like they simply stripped out the seats, did they increase capacity

  23. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    gorbalstam on 25 July, 2012 at 15:57 said:

     

     

    I´ll buy him it.

     

     

    Get my email address from Paul67

     

     

    Hail Hail

  24. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    canamalar

     

     

    Increased match capacity cause 30% of that stadium is no longer empty ????

     

     

    Hail Hail

  25. Eurochamps67 on

    Awe naw

     

    It’s no size that counts,Dave being about average. He has a calming manner about him.

     

    I wouldn’t give that lot any recognition but I do love their faces when we were pumping that dead mob from Govan.

     

    They loathe the huddle.

     

     

    EC67

  26. Anyone know I’d there are package deals for the away leg against Helsinki, and if so how much?

  27. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Eurochamp67

     

     

    who are you talking about ? ;-)

     

     

    never speak bad of the dead !!!!! ;-)

     

     

    Hail Hail

  28. lennon's passion on

    Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on 25 July, 2012 at 15:57 said:

     

     

    You must be the blind one if you can`t see the Lisbon Lions are our best team.

  29. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    Awe_Naw..,

     

    I suppose if we srtripped out the corporate sections and made them standing we’de increase capacity and improve the atmosphere at the same time, ok, I’ll go for that :o)

     

    hail hail

  30. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on 25 July, 2012 at 16:01 said:

     

     

    An extremely generous offer Awe_Naw which I’ll have to decline. However I’ve promised the wee man that I’ll take him to a German game in the future so I’ll give you a shout and you can get the beers in.

  31. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    lennon’s passion,

     

    or should that be MrTangential, stick to the point since the current administration took over you have seen the product improve, and that has obviously reflected on the park and in our european sedeing innit geez :oD))

     

    sober up, some of my points are actually thought out, argue the points without ego problems.

  32. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    so how did the olympics start without officially starting, opening ceremony is late

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