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. Nye Bevans' rebel soldier on

    !!BADA BING!!…..cheers pal,there was a day when


    I would have had a lot more than that on,but with


    age comes wisdom,or painful experience.

  2. Burgas Hoops on




    Did’nt want to jinx you………………………………………..but Dettori was my pick -))))

  3. Nye Bevans' rebel soldier on

    BURGAS HOOPS…….well done pal, happy


    for you………….no honestly:)

  4. Football fans can be great or can be sick when it comes to crowd reactions. We can never be complacent and always think we are “better than them, but In my experience both Irish & Celtic fans mirror each other’s behaviour, not too surprising I suppose because for the most part they are from the same gene pool and the same culture.


    This is a huge badge of honour, which we need to nurture, cherish & protect.j

  5. Isnt it all fab?



    We return to good old fashioned old firmism.



    Celtic havent said a word.



    Played like a fiddle CSC

  6. Burgas Hoops on




    Our badge of honour is under constant threat with pricks like Bankier on our board.

  7. Cosy Corner Boy



    Just picked up your post , no problem M has my number just give me a bell and if you need picking up or anything we can sort it out . Will try my best to enjoy ACGR,s company but you know what hes like ( it will be a gas) , and looking forward to meeting TET another face to a moniker .




  8. Nye Bevans' rebel soldier on

    NEGANON2…..hiya pal, keep it light I’m off


    on holiday tomorrow.




    If you’re lurking…



    Yer bhoy tells me that you will be one of the Marshalls at the Open Golf Championship next month.



    Any chance of a freebie?!







  10. 67 European Cup Winners on

    On Joey Barton – no doubt he will be their best player next season by a long way


    Also no doubt his agent offered him to Celtic first


    But with Brendan in charge the answer was a clear Foxtrot Oscar


    Not good enough and as importantly not class enough as a man or player


    Great decision Brendan




  11. BURGASHOOPS@4:49



    Do you know why Ian Bankier is in his position?



    Do you know what he does or brings to the club/PLC?



    Much that happens to make a business successful is out of sight of the public – or in the case of Rangers, much that destroys a business is out of sight of the public…and HMRC/SFA.



    Let’s not be quick to make judgements on things/people when we don’t know the full facts

  12. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on



    When you see TeT can you tell him I put his pool on my FB page yesterday as it came up as a memory


    Enjoy the golf and swally with those 2 madmen

  13. Burgas Hoops on




    Do i know what he does or brings to the club/PLC?



    Yes i do.



    NOTHING good would be the reply.



    The Celtic Trust, the Affiliation of Registered Celtic Supporters’ Clubs and The Green Brigade accused him of “an unforgivable slur on Celtic’s support”.



    He had suggested that some social media attacks on fellow board member Lord Livingston were “criminally racist”.



    An online petition called for his removal from the Celtic board, saying his actions were against the club’s ethos, attracted nearly 10,000 signatures at the time.





    trying my best to get your pal an O’NEILS YORK CSC badge.met a wee irish ghirl last night at 50th ann MASS for CANON RYAN in YORK. she is in touch with DAMIEN on face book who got them all made in the first place and promised to try for me.




  15. Hrvatski Jim on

    I saw some comments about people with new laptops who were saying that they were having problems with CQN. I was having terrible difficulty with CQN not loading/reloading . The problem for me was Google Chrome Flash Shockwave clashing with Adobe Flash



    I made the following change and, so far, it has worked without a crash:



    Type about:plugins into the Chrome browser



    Take option : Adobe Flash Player and tick the box “Always allow to run”



    Reboot and try again.



    Hope this helps anyone who has the same problem.

  16. BT



    Will do , not much swallying mate got to drive there its an hour from me .




  17. Celtic gone dotty. Have put 3 more rows in section 416 on the market. Only good news they can’t go much further back. Looks like there are still about 10 or 20 tickets being bought on a daily basis.

  18. Saint Stivs says SACK THE BOARD on

    The dots and seats game is Celtic candy crush.






    How are they going to solve the 2free seats worth £52_benefit conundrums.



    I suggest our cl group stage is price at £60 and the club says we were gonny charge £112. There’s your thank you and keep it lit.



    Serious solution. Total Sell out.

  19. Just tuned into the Austria v Hungary game.



    A few observations:



    – wtf is the Hungarian goalie wearing instead of a pair of shorts?!



    – what language is Iain Dowie speaking?!




  20. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    Favourite Uncle


    Thank you kind sir





    Maybe you are in luck then :-)

  21. Nye Bevans' rebel soldier on

    Austria v Hungry,snooze !!!



    I’m on the home ticket scheme will the Leicester


    City game apply?



    Away tae give Keera her last long walk for a week.



    I’m off tae Santa Ponsa early doors,if you see a post


    from me before next Thursday…slaughter me!!!!

  22. Hrvatski Jim on

    Based on 52,000 season tickets (if reached) , we would have to offer 104,000 free tickets over the season.



    Exclude 2 games against our very dear Glasgow neighbours from Govan and that leaves 17 home games.



    Apart from Aberdeen and Hearts, most way support is < 1,000



    8,000 seats available – 1,000 for away support = 7,000 seats available * 17 games = 119,000 spaces available.



    Very tight but offering tickets to a limited number of people per game would just about work even on full take up.

  23. West End of East End on

    Nye Bevans’ rebel soldier – Game isn’t on the books as it’s a comp not run by Celtic, £20 / ticket…

  24. I’m unsure the ticket office staff will be bounding into work enthused to deal with disgruntled season ticket holders whose zebra finance applications have been knocked back and now they have 24 hours to stump up the cash or lose their season books.



    Canny exactly see it being a barrel of laughs.

  25. Was wondering



    Last week and the week before the blog was awash with enthusiasm and hope re res 12.



    Lots of posts of hope and expectation about activity in the week following the swiss ad and the promised celtic statement. Heavy hints of just wait and see from WC and JF.


    Then we had THE Guardian debacle which filled a couple days and filled the blog with posts. Then the 48 hours to a club statement.



    Then nought



    Has this thing died a death



    Is anything being investigated by UEFA.



    Have celtic followed up by writing to UEFA



    Will they ever comment publicly as promised.



    Has the surge in season sales dampened their enthusiasm for res 12.



    I find the silence very dissapointing



    Just wondering







  26. The Magyars score.



    Ole Ferenc Puskas will be dancin’ in the streets of heaven.




  27. glendalystonsils on

    TALLYBHOY on 14TH JUNE 2016 6:21 PM


    The Magyars score.




    Ole Ferenc Puskas will be dancin’ in the streets of heaven.







    Mair likely to be birlin’ in his grave at the quality of fitba on show.

  28. North Cyprus (formerly Baku) Bhoy on

    Put £5 on Hungary at 11/2 after 15 minutes of play – just cashed out, with £22.59 profit.