CELTIC have now sold out one of the two stands that the away support will occupy at Rugby Park on Saturday lunchtime and the other stand is also heading for a complete sell out.
The club announced earlier in the week that they would subsidise the ticket price as a thank you to the traveling support and all adult tickets are now priced at only £20. Celtic are making up the £6 difference on the price Kilmarnock are charging.
Supporters groups had intended to protest outside the ground with the Affiliation of Registered Supporters Clubs leading with their ‘Twenty’s Plenty’ Campaign.
Celtic also lobbied the SFA to keep ticket prices for the two semi-finals of the Scottish Cup next month at a reasonable cost and supported the £18 adult ticket price.
The upturn in demand for tickets has increased demand for seats on supporters buses heading to Kilmarnock for the crucial league match which Celtic need to win to increase their lead over challengers Aberdeen to 4 points.
Celtic supporters have also been bombarded this week with a clear campaign in the media to unsettle Celtic ahead of the league run-in and the forthcoming Scottish Cup semi-final. These journalists would like nothing better than for Aberdeen to win the league and Sevco to knock Celtic out of the cup.
After the draws against Hamilton and Dundee and the low crowd against Morton in the cup they think that they smell blood. Ronny’s blood.
We have had Moyes’ hustling on STV , Mackay’s credentials championed on Radio Scotland and McCoist on 5 Live telling us that even if Ronny wins the double it still won’t be enough to keep him in a job as he pushes for Neil Lennon’s return.
‘CLUB LIQUIDATED’ – McCOIST
McCoist, who was reportedly paid £750,000 a year by the start up football club to manage in the two bottom divisions, did slip up though when he said that his own club was liquidated!
The Celtic support is increasingly seeing this campaign for what it is and are now rallying to the Celtic cause. That means filling the stands, roaring the team on and giving the Celtic manager our backing.
We’ve just posted an article on Albert Kidd and Davie Hay, both talking about Love Street in 1986. You can read HERE.
In this article the then Celtic manager talks about something similar that happened prior to that Title winning afternoon. The media were positively foaming at the mouth to undermine Celtic’s chances. David said:
“I had watched a sports programme on TV the night before and I was left with the impression that the silverware was as good as already in the Hearts trophy cabinet.
“Celtic were being written off by just about everyone. Believe me, that can raise the hackles.
“The following morning I picked up all the daily newspapers. Sure enough, they followed the same route.
“It appeared we were wasting our time bothering to fulfill our remaining fixture, the trophy was already bedecked in maroon colours. Oh, really?”
CQN, unlike some of the other Celtic sites, has not joined in this speculation frenzy about Ronny. He will be the Celtic manager at Rugby Park, at all the remaining league matches and will hopefully lead us to a memorable league and cup double.
And then we’ll see if that’s enough in the summer.
It should be more than enough.
TICKET INFORMATION FOR REMAINING TICKETS FOR KILMARNOCK GAME
Ladbrokes Premiership Saturday, March 19 2016 Kick-off 12:30 Tickets are now priced from £20 Adults, £18 Concessions (Over 65/Under 21/Students*) and £10 Child (Under 16). Tickets are available online, by calling 0871 226 1888** or from the Ticket Office. Booking fees apply online/via the booking line.
*Students will need to produce a valid matriculation card at the Ticket Office or be registered as a Student STH with Celtic. We would also advise anyone purchasing a student ticket to take their matriculation card to the stadium on match day.**Calls cost up to 13p per minutes plus your phone company’s access charge.