Passport anger, tunes to sell jerseys


I know people who helped put the Scottish Government in place, that today are angry at Celtic for abiding by the same Government’s legislation to require a passport from fans attending games until further notice.  As with the smoking ban and the alcohol ban before that, a licence to open the stadium is conditional on adherence to the law.  If you think the Scottish Government would make an exception for Celtic, you have not been paying attention.  They would close Celtic Park in a heartbeat.  Still, saltire flags, and all that.

Newco fans were arrested last month for signing the racist ‘famine song’, with its abhorrent “go home’ message to an immigrant community.  Yesterday, Newco release a commercial video to the tune of this song.

I don’t know how the financial situation there is that aligning with the base in this manner in order to sell jerseys is considered acceptable.  Whatever the justification, it is a desperate look, reminiscent of the heady days of October 2011, when we trailed Craig Whyte’s Oldco in the table, with some of us waiting for what seemed inevitable.  Some of us are again waiting on the inevitable.

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  1. Glad I was in prime to take part in The Pogues madness at the time (Manchester’s Irish Clubs were something else, courtesy of the local gals excited by a bit of strange) . We were mostly getting pumped by Der Hun on the park but off it, the IRA were tearing the Brits a new one.


    The Irish Rover – The Dubliners &The Pogues


  2. LAXALT on 15TH OCTOBER 2021 10:30 PM


    O-4 tomorrow with Kyogo to score twice.




    0? Whomever’s reffing wont go far.



    Hope you feel better soon. Sounds like a norovirus. Extremely infectious, and very debilitating for a few days.

  4. Tontine Tim, thank you for another excellent post earlier especially the Primrose Ure Harland and Wolfe connection. I don’t know if the Harland and Wolfe Cottages are still off South Street or have been demolished .



    The bore of hell when he presented Football Focus and ex Arsenal goalie, Bob Wilson , is Primrose-Ure’s grandson.

  5. Saint Stivs will pull through alright. All though, given the new hospitilisation/death stats it must be a worry from hell contracting this God awful disease if you’re under 50. God’s speed Saint Stivs.

  6. Many comments here about the snpand scottish govt and sevco


    Truly horrific story in record this week about the attacks on various celtic fans by sevco fans in March 2019, in broad daylight, outside a pub.


    A civilised society would not tolerate such behaviour and such fans, or their rancid club. Instead the police and govt order shops and businesses to close on a Saturday to allow them a violent victory march. Which inevitably resulted in the same behaviour as the fans behaviour when the same team won the league… Or something. No civilised society would tolerate the government and police encouraging this.


    And what do celtic as a club do to protect its fans from this terrifying threat?


    Nothing. Just keep taking £ from the fans

  7. GuyFawkesaforeverhero on

    I like the story of how this band emerged.



    The singer, in a funk from nothing happening with the New Jersey band he’d spent his apprenticeship in, hears Electricity, OMD in his dad’s car stereo. It’s a eureka moment, of course. Luckily, the missus plays keyboard and his pal can bring his own bass guitar to rehearsals.



    I’m not saying I believe the story, I’m just saying I like it.



    They live in Brooklyn and the film reminds me how I wish I’d walked the streets of Manhattan and Brooklyn sometime. (I’ll always stay a Queens CitiField Mets man). It’s a sad thing to think, I’ll never be in New York.



    This Fractured Mind, Nation of Language


  8. JPH, unless your recommending “celtic as a club” become a police force direct your tax paying dissatisfaction towards Police Scotland.

  9. Sionnaigh


    Are you seriously arguing against my points? Surely celtic have a duty of care to club officials like nfl, and a lesser care to their supporters. Surely they should speak out.

  10. CHARLIEBHOY on 15TH OCTOBER 2021 9:26 PM



    Regards from another Co Wicklow descendant; Aughavanagh near the old youth hostel



    Mon the Mountainmen

  11. Sionnaigh: I was surprised at how few people here heard of her. She is a multi award winning artist. I heard the first song of hers I posted during the Summer and fell in love with it immediately.



    She did a concert in Glasgow about six years ago. Here’s another of her tunes I like:




  12. ALMORE


    Think it might’ve been me who got Garry into the Chicks formerly known as Dixie Chicks



  13. AN TEARMANN on 15TH OCTOBER 2021 9:48 PM









    Yup,yir right,your wrang:-)) am in south side of Glasgow.some area your old bit? Tho good and bad everywhere.Sisters family in arklow.was down there once.Go to Donegal a fair bit.sally gap and lugnaquilla appealed




  14. PR67: fair play. They are a wonderful group and hope they come to these shores soon.



    Are you familiar with the Petersens? I love their music aswell.



    Ask TonyRome for my Moby and I’ll be in touch.

  15. I heard that saint stivs bhoy is from the port, and in spite of 3 years various ,



    well still here.



    keep it lit.



    off to bed,



    glory days.



    god bless the bhoy across the bridge.