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Peter Lawwell’s comments on Friday that Celtic receive no support from Glasgow City or Scottish Government circles reflects years of plans being frustrated by incoherent rejections.

Were it not for the Commonwealth Games being hosted in the city in 2014, planning permission to redevelop the area to the front of Celtic Park would continue to be rejected. The reality that the Queen would drive past a derelict former school, with vegetation growing from every nook, was sufficient motivation for the Council to allow Celtic to remove the building and landscape the area.  You have Her Mag. to thank for the Celtic Way.

Celtic would like a fanzone. Somewhere you can congregate before a match, where you might even be able to visit a toilet, but the Council doesn’t want it. Planning permission is sought for the hotel. On the face of it, this is a fantastic initiative for a long-deprived area of the city, the Council should be doing their best to encourage Celtic into spending the money, not looking disinterested.

Then we have the proposed no parking zone, which would see it illegal for you to park within one mile of Celtic Park on match days. Parking would start at the one mile limit, but would surely extend a couple of miles beyond this before we are all accommodated. Public transport to and from the area is vastly under served, there simply isn’t the capacity to cope with many football fans. Your choice will be to walk miles to and from the game, or stop going.

The likely change of administration at the Council, from Labour to SNP isn’t necessarily going to help, either. A councillor from the latter camp raised concerns when Celtic asked for permission to build the Superstore, citing that it could damage trade going to local supermarkets.  This is the environment we have to operate in!

The Scottish Government set their faces to stone on the subject of Celtic when Alex Salmond decided to get involved in Scottish football in 2011, leaving us with the ludicrous Offensive Behaviour’ Act.

The Scottish Parliament voted to repeal this act last year, after countless football fans, and Celtic, campaigned on the issue. However, the will of the Scottish Parliament isn’t always respected by the Scottish Government, who ignored the vote, before setting their 2017 agenda on inducing moral outrage when the will of the Scottish Parliament is ignored.

The irony should be disappointing, but it’s not even surprising. Scammers, one and all.

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  1. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    St John Doyle RIP

     

    His input is obviously sorely missed

  2. James forrest does not miss the Orc support in his latest piece.My thoughts exactly.Hate is a bad thing,but i really do hate them.

  3. Just seen the price rise on season tickets , pretty hefty . 65+ tickets well up . Wouldn’t be surprised if that hike puts a renewal out of some pensioners reach .

  4. Instead of”Jetting in”for the Hun game,I might buy a bigger boat and “Cruise in”.

     

    Is the berth where the Tuxedo Pricess used to be still vacant?.

  5. Instead of”Jetting in”for the Hun game,I might buy a bigger boat and “Cruise in”.

     

    Is the berth where the Tuxedo Princess used to be moored still vacant?.

  6. Jimtim

     

    By how much have the 65+ tickets gone up?

     

    Even if it is the same £50 , I doubt if £1 per week is going to make any difference to any pensioners who already buy a ST.

     

     

    JJ

  7. Hot Smoked

     

     

    Is there a mechanism to pay your season book weekly? if so £1 a week is not a major impact of a one off payment or even £5 a month for ten months on top of what is already being paid monthly may impact some.

     

     

    MWD

  8. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Obvious now that the continual complaints from the huns , re all things Celtic to the council is having an effect

  9. A STOR MHA CHROI

     

    Have to disagree regarding Australia doing their bit, by international standards re immagration/human rights their reputation is very poor.

     

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    During the review, representatives from more than 100 countries gave recommendations on how Australia should improve its human rights

     

    Countries including Brazil, Turkey, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Bangladesh – even Rwanda, Iran and North Korea – expressed concern over Australia’s treatment of refugees.

     

     

    The presence of women and children asylum seekers in detention centres came in for particular criticism.

     

     

     

    http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/un-human-rights-review-countries-line-up-to-criticise-australia-for-its-treatment-of-asylum-seekers-20151109-gkusj4.html

  10. Babasonicos71

     

     

    May perpetual light shine upon your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. A Stor Mha Chroi on

    DBHOY:

     

     

    It is your prerogative to agree or disagree, after all it is just your opinion. Some of the countries you mentioned in your post and linked to ‘human rights’, well I am astounded of forehead.

     

     

    Countries with ‘dubious previous’ telling other countries how they should behave… love it.

  12. Lets not forget Australia has it’s own dubious past that has been airbrushed for popular consumption.

     

     

    Considering how many different countries are critical of their policies it’s more a slight on Australia than on them

  13. A Stor Mha Chroi on

    DBHOY:

     

     

    Nobody refutes Australia has had issues, very similar to those of Canada’s and the USA to name but two but never the CQN spotlight shone on those democracies.

     

     

    Iran? Rwanda? North Korea? You cited them and flowered them with human rights??????? Were you serious?

  14. MWD

     

    No mechanism that I am aware of other than putting aside a pound each week. Remember, I am only talking of people who already can afford a ST. I genuinely doubt that those supporters would be affected by having to pay another £50 per year . Season Tickets are about the equivalent of two pints and a dram per week. Other than the really poor souls in our society, I am not sure anyone who really wants to go cannot afford a ST.

     

    JJ

  15. A STOR MHA CHROI

     

     

    BTW over 100 countries had recommendations for Australia on how it could do better re immagration/asylum seekers.

     

     

    I’m equally as astounded that you don’t think that indicates any problems in how they are dealing with these issues currently

  16. A Stor Mha Chroi on

    Iran? Rwanda? North Korea? You cited them and flowered them with human rights??????? Were you serious?

  17. A STOR MHA CHROI

     

    BTW I was responding to your post that mentioned Australia , you raised the issue

  18. Maybe it’s time Celtic Football Club ,moved away,from the east end of Glasgow, maybe South Lanarkshire,etc build a new Stadium,with the Hotel, Superstore, Musuem,etc,and with the the upgrading of the M8,and the M 74,and other road works,that is getting done,it would be ideal for Celtic,to look into ,were would the money come from to build a new Stadium,well i think there are plenty of supporter’s who have the cash,as well as the many grant’s that could be made available, could this happen,i for one would give it’s backing,

  19. A Stor Mha Chroi on

    DBHOY

     

     

    Iran? Rwanda? North Korea? You cited them and flowered them with human rights??????? Were you serious?

     

     

    You really need to do some reading on what Australia does and what it does not. In doing so, please bear in mind the size of the country in relation to the population. Please bear in mind the required taxes to build a continents infrastructure. Please bear in mind our intake over per capita. Please bear in mind we could do better but so too can every other country in the world.

  20. A STOR MHA CHROI on 10TH APRIL 2017 2:11 PM

     

    Iran? Rwanda? North Korea? You cited them and flowered them with human rights??????? Were you serious?

     

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    You are surprised that a conservative biased newspaper would include those countries with a view of diminishing said criticism? Really?

     

     

    I deliberately linked it from that source to highlight the fact that they still couldn’t spin it in their favour.

  21. JJ

     

     

    Not knowing anyones particular curcumstances, but in the current climate any increase and pressures added to those who may already be stretching to keep supporting their team is unwelcome. Yes some may be currently paying but surely the club should not be increasing furhter financial pressure on the back of what is looking like a record turnover. Why do they feel the need to extract another £2.5 to £3 million on top of what Brendan and the team have brought them via CL qualifaction and all the extra monies already extracted from gate receipts, sponsorship. Surely it would be more considerate to reward the loyalty of the support rather than bleed them dry.

     

     

    If the CL was not so fruitful financially then I might be of a mind that a wee increase would be acceptable. But not at this time in the face of the best results the club is likely to see for years.

     

     

    Very poor decision by the club in my opinion.

     

     

    If that opinion makes me a zealot then so be it. Arguing a position does not mean I am trying to force others into taking that same position but the lack of empathy from some of our support on here for their fellow supporters who may feel the impact of this increase more than others, while the club is as some supporters have eluded to, finding a way to spend the increased profit to negate corporation tax, is disgusting.

     

     

    How much is enough to watch domestic Scottish football?

     

     

    Are their no limits?

     

     

    Is there nothing that the PLC do that will ever draw criticism from certain supporters?

     

     

    IS everything acceptable?

     

     

    Or is it just selfishness because it does not impact them personally? If this is the case then I hope one day that the PLC’s actions do eventually impact these supporters and they get a feel for what it is like to be on the receiving end of CRASS decisions by our PLC. Sadly by that time the PLC will have disenfranchised many more thousands of our support.

     

     

    ‘I’m alright Jack’ attitude sickens me when I relate it to the founding ethos of our club. But hey that’s society for you today. Everyone in it for their selves. Why would I think that attitude wouldn’t apply to Celtic fans?

     

     

    MWD

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    Dbhoy on 10th April 2017 1:26 pm

     

     

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    During the review, representatives from more than 100 countries gave recommendations on how Australia should improve its human rights

     

    Countries including Brazil, Turkey, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Bangladesh – even Rwanda, Iran and North Korea – expressed concern over Australia’s treatment of refugees.

     

     

    The presence of women and children asylum seekers in detention centres came in for particular criticism.

     

    http://www.smh.com .au/federal-politics /political-news/un- human-rights- review-countries- line-up-to-criticise- australia-for-its- treatment- of-asylum-seekers- 20151109- gkusj4.html

     

     

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    Thank-you for this piece of satire….

     

    It Has Certainly Brightened Up Our Day .

     

     

    And just what are the names of those other ‘countries’ who have criticised Australia, on the subject of Human Rights…

     

     

    HamiltonTim DEMANDS To Know…!!

     

     

    Meanwhile, Make Yourself USEFUL…

     

     

    Away Oot And Collect Some Ginger Bottles For The Refunds…

     

     

    An’ Sort-Oot YON HORRIBLE ACNE…!

     

     

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  23. Season ticket payments can be spread:

     

     

    http://seasontickets.celticfc.net/ways-to-pay/

     

     

    Pay Monthly with Zebra Finance – Now available when you renew online

     

    Spread the cost of your Season Ticket across 4 or 10 monthly instalments with Zebra Finance.

     

    For the first time supporters can now apply for Zebra Finance when renewing their 2017/18 Season Ticket online. For instructions on how to apply online, simply download the guide below and follow the steps when renewing your Season Ticket online.

     

     

    Hail Hail

  24. Neustadt-Braw on

    BABASONICOS71

     

     

    May your Dad rest in peace. Condolences to you and yours…

     

     

    NB