Shuffling for spare seats in Lisbon Lions, Mikael’s woes


I’m loving the positivity which surrounds season ticket sales at the moment. You can imagine staff at the Ticket Office bouncing into work these days to deal with another new scenario. Today’s news is that a deadline of this Friday has been made for existing season ticket holders to relocate to the newly opened Upper Lisbon Lions section, before the remaining seasons are made available.

There’s now a high probability that Celtic and Hearts will both have waiting lists for season tickets, with Aberdeen not far behind. Even Hibs are felling their own Irish manager effect, as they target 10,000 ticket sales.

Pretty gutted Mikael Lustig retired at half time in Sweden’s game against Ireland yesterday because of a groin injury. Injury has been the story of Mikael’s life over the last couple of years, which will cast a shadow over the rest of his career. Sweden can continue to select him, when fit, but Celtic will need to cater for the reality that he may miss a lot of football going forward.

It’s also unlikely that he’ll attract a transfer (or sail through a medical). With the right levels of rest and preparatory work, he should be able to compete at the top level for another three years at least, but for much of that time Mikael is destined to be a bit part player.


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  1. Bada



    I hope so!


    I’m sure I could an echo of ‘feed the bear’ as he went in to tackle!



    HH jamesgang

  2. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    After Mikael’s operation last year, I think it was on his hip,he said it would take a year for him to be fully fit. I hope what looked like a groin injury yesterday does not set him back too much.



    When a fully fit Lustig is in our team, in my opinion, it makes us a better team.



    We need a ball winner in midfield. i hope Darnell Fisher gets a chance. He likes to tackle and can look after himself.



    He was signed as a midfielder then converted to right back.

  3. Nye Bevans' rebel soldier on



    What are the names of the 48 dots holding out on buying a season ticket?




    WeShouldBeTold CSC





    Kev and Neg’s for 2.

  4. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Jamesgang at 1.13 re Mikael at centre back.



    The few times he has played in the middle for us, he has impressed.



    When Maribor beat us 1 nil at Celtic Park, he was at centre back , playing well then was subbed due to injury.



    We lost the goal after he went off , possibly a coincidence , but we were better defensively before Mikael’s injury that night.

  5. Geordie Munro on







    That’ll be me bailing for the early train during the Legia game :)




  6. Celtic have created an extra couple of rows of dots. Also one dot has moved from 416 to 441. Celtic are gradually moving the dots back up Section 416.


    As Tommy Makem used to sing,


    “Inch by Inch Row by Row


    I’m going to make the green dots grow”.


    We could have a couple of hundred dots by Friday. Then we will have to count them all down again.

  7. !!Bada Bing!! on

    I think Lustig had issues with RD medical team last season re diagnosis and rehab

  8. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Jamesgang, at least someone agrees with me.



    My wife and children never agree with me. Lol

  9. Dallas Dallas



    How unreasonable!



    I can’t understand them at all.



    But I’m divorced so dinnae look to me for best practice!!



    HH jamesgang

  10. Just seen on Facebook that Celtic’s oldest fan, Clare Dawson has passed away, she was 109 yrs old and according to article made most of the home games in her last season.



    Rest in Peace Clare, YNWA.

  11. Celtic Newsnow headlines:












    Negative Celtic article









    One lonely insightful CQN article



    It certainly gives you insight to how our expectations and opinions were managed till recently.



    Thank god for bampots.

  12. bournesouprecipe on 14th June 2016 2:28 pm


    HH BSR – That will be the Overseas Season Ticket fholks! :))).


    I had 412 row V, seat 19 last year. Nae idea where I will be allocated this year!



  13. Run off my feet at work after an impromptu Irish supporting decision yesterday turned not surprisingly into a session. Weekday lunchtime games are fatal.



    MoN likely studying the Italian tactics carefully.

  14. BABASONICOS71 on

    Clare Dawson RIP


    109,wow!That’s a proper innings.


    Thoughts with her loved ones.

  15. Republic of Ireland fans paid tribute to Northern Ireland fan Darren Rodgers, who died in Nice yesterday, during their 1-1 draw with Sweden at Euro 2016 this afternoon.



    Rodgers, 24, died after he fell over a barrier at the seaside promenade and went through the roof of the Castel Plage Restaurant.



    Northern Ireland fans are planning to remember Rodgers at their next game of the tournament, when they face Ukraine on Thursday in Lyon.


    In a show of solidarity with fans from the North, Ireland fans rose to their feet during the 24th minute and sang ‘Stand Up For The Ulstermen’ in memory of Darren after a plan was formulated on social media.



    The Official Twitter account for the Northern Ireland football team has thanked the Irish fans for their tribute to Rodgers.


    Northern Ireland ✔ @NorthernIreland


    Thanks to the fans of @FAIreland who sang ‘stand up for the Ulstermen’ tonight in memory of Darren Rodgers.

  16. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Lovely touch from the Irish bhoys in France,i wonder if the rags are praising them?