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Standing up for your views, San Siro

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Another day another Uefa fine for crowd-related transgressions, the umpteenth in recent years.  When we went to Seville we knew you could take tens of thousands of Celtic fans anywhere, secure in the knowledge they would make friends with police and locals alike.  That reputation’s gone, the Fifa and Uefa awards, relics.

The world appears to have its share of Pussy Rebels.  Someone who will tarnish another’s reputation (in this case Celtic) but not have sufficient courage in their convictions (in this case their right to break Uefa rules) that they will do so in their own name, accepting consequences accordingly.

The internet is full of them too, keyboard hard men who will carry a campaign to the ends of the earth, as long as it doesn’t leave a trace of identifying information.  If their name gets out, they will run 100m in the opposite direction of their declared stance, faster than Usain Bolt at am Olympic final.  Pussy Rebels, every one of them.  Lots of people have crazy/offensive/just plain wrong views, but manage to put their names to them – nutcases, but Tiger Rebels.

If you have a view, or way you like to enjoy a game of football, stand up for it.

The incidents in Zagreb pale into insignificance compared to the mini-bus attack which left a child injured before the League Cup semi-final.  That wasn’t a rule transgression, it was proper violence.

A few days after the incident I wrote I was concerned there had been no arrest.  Despite the overwhelming outrage among Celtic fans and others, and the damage done to the victim, the reward money is still unclaimed.  Do the proper thing, report the crime and claim your reward.  We have a reputation worth putting your name to.

Not sure how things will go (on the field) tomorrow night.  Celtic have an incredible record in the San Siro over 90 minutes, four draws and I think only a couple of defeats?  A win would see us into the last 16, it’s a huge ask, but don’t bet against Ronny.

Farewell James Easdale, we’ve loved your work.

My thanks to Andy Coyle.  Don’t know him from Adam, but he called me out of the blue, met outside Celtic Park, and put £100 in my hand for our Mary’s Meals appeal.  God bless the Celtic support.

On the subject of which, you know you’re dealing with someone special when you learn Lisa Hague, Kris Commons partner, bought a ticket for CQN11 St Patrick’s Dinner.  She’ll be helping out too, more on that later.  After the dinner we have Packy Bonnar, Joe Miller, Tommy Coyne and the one-and-only Tom Boyd, with Archie Macpherson speaking about Jock Stein and Patricia Ferns on song.

Let me know if you still need a ticket, celticquicknews@gmail.com

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    Hebcelt..Kev Jungle..

     

     

    as Two of my Fav Posters..

     

     

    if this was a Europa League home and away Tie i would say Kev Jungle is ‘leading’ 2-1 after the first leg in the ‘Jungle’..

     

     

    But he is a Wee Bit Nervous heading to Stornoway for the Second leg..lolo

     

     

    But whatever the Result in the Second Leg..l won’t be ‘Bored’ that’s for Sure..

     

     

    001

  2. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    PAUL67

     

     

    Hard-hitting article,mate. I don’t doubt that those responsible carry a heavy weight,but bear it lightly as it is not their burden.

     

     

    Can’t help thinking back to the original charge against us from the Rennes match.

     

     

    If PL had fought that as he should have,instead of using it as a stick to beat the Green Brigade,we wouldn’t have had previous in the first place.

     

     

    Heyho,the road to hell,etc…

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    We had the misfortune of seeing the ‘style mile vandals’ tagging of the Tulloch Club at the recent game in Perth.

     

    All in the name of Celtic?

  4. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    PEDROCARAVANACHIO67

     

     

    I’d sort the swine out,but he’s a lovely guy. Wi big pals!

  5. 001 Bhoy how are you keeping? Just a bit of banter change from the politcs and gloom that is too prevalant on here. Glad you gave me the away goal but I think KevJ will be well out of his comfort zone up in the Hebrides, Hebridean Hoops to go through to next round. Hail Hail Hebcelt

  6. I watched Inter v a poor Cagliari on Monday night. I really am quite positive we can beat Inter.

     

     

    They have quality forwards who can turn the game but we are a far better unit than they appear to be at the moment.

     

     

    I know it’s a bit rich talking about poor keepers after CG’s 2 howlers but the (current stand in) Inter keeper is awful, we need to be getting at him from all angles if he’s first choice.

     

     

    Folk talked about our ‘poor defence’ against Inter but I was quite impressed how we handled them, CG had a lot quieter night than their good 1st choice keeper.

  7. Celtfish

     

    Any chance of getting Lisa at my table with AndyR53 , there’s a pint in it for you. :-)

     

     

    Previously, European away games have filled me with dread, but despite the big ask, I am looking forward to tomorrow night, we might just get what we wish for

     

    HH

  8. Hamiltontim @12:53

     

     

    from the beeb website

     

     

    2011 – fined £12,600 in 2011 after supporters made pro-IRA chants during Europa League home match against Rennes

     

    2012 – fined a further £21,000 after fans unfurl a banner criticising Uefa and set off flares away to Italian side Udinese

     

    2013 – fined £4,200 when a firework was let off during the Champions League qualifier against Cliftonville at Celtic Park

     

    2014 – fined £42,000 for “illicit” banners at home defeat by AC Milan

     

    2015 – fined £7,300 for crowd disturbance away to Dinamo Zagreb

  9. Sadly every large gathering will have its share of villains and numpties, be it at football or in St Peter’s square during a papal address. There will be some around in Milan tomorrow tonight, either too drunk or too stupid to realise the damage they are doing to our reputation. How do you stop it?

  10. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ @12:59

     

     

    Who’s Lisa Hague??

     

     

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    Too many siestas for you my man. :-)

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    The world appears to have its share of Pussy Rebels. Someone who will tarnish another’s reputation (in this case Celtic)

     

     

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    Sorry Paul67 but You have to take some Blame for this in My Humble Opinion..

     

     

    Some days on here l Long for the Days that it took 3 weeks for the Record report to reach the Mountains of the Peleponeese in Greece or the International Record that went on sale at 2pm every Tuesday at Melbourne Flinders Street Station..

     

     

    For every Anti Rangers post on CQN or a C&P of Follow Follow the Hatred is intensified..

     

     

    Yes Not in Your Name..

     

     

    Say what You will but..Tit for Tat is thriving in Scottish Football Blogs..

     

     

    Alarmingly in recent Years l see Posters having a Stockholm Syndrome Type total change of View/Tact..(Negative)

     

     

    Monkey See Monkey Doo springs to Mind..

     

     

    My Number One Principal coming on here (CGN) was Never criticise Celtic FC in a Blog that is Open to other Fans/Clubs..

     

     

    If we are All Celtic Family..We should only be Interested in Our Family looking after our own and Not letting another live Rent Free in Our Head..

     

     

    Ps..Not intended as a Rant but Probs sounds like one..Inter should be my Only Focus..;-(((

     

     

    001

  12. I wonder if Celtic should refuse an away allocation? Drastic perhaps, but these fines are now an annual occurrence. Won’t be too long before UEFA close a stand …

  13. Lisa H @cqn11

     

     

    She’s obviously been telt the gorgeous Sipsini will be in attendance!

     

     

    HH jamesgang

  14. Barrach Obampot

     

     

     

    12:59 on 25 February, 2015

     

     

     

    Hamiltontim @12:53

     

     

    from the beeb website

     

     

    2011 – fined £12,600 in 2011 after supporters made pro-IRA chants during Europa League home match against Rennes

     

    2012 – fined a further £21,000 after fans unfurl a banner criticising Uefa and set off flares away to Italian side Udinese

     

    2013 – fined £4,200 when a firework was let off during the Champions League qualifier against Cliftonville at Celtic Park

     

    2014 – fined £42,000 for “illicit” banners at home defeat by AC Milan

     

    2015 – fined £7,300 for crowd disturbance away to Dinamo Zagreb

     

     

     

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    Many thanks. My break is alomost over so I’ll need to have a closer inspection later on.

     

     

    However, 42K for a banner that portrayed Bobby Sands??!!! What an absolute joke.

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    After buying a ticket for CQN11, poor Lisa Hague will be gutted to learn that ole Dick Byrne and his cod walloping codpiece is unable to make it.

     

     

    I expect there’ll be a polite request for a refund.

  16. Well said, Paul. Any “Celtic fan” who witnessed the bottle throwing incident and has not reported it is complicit and doing untold damage to the image of our club and our support. It’s not a matter of “grassing”, it’s doing what is right and proper. Why protect a coward?

  17. Hi guys I don’t post that much but lurk a lot, I have just cancelled my sky and was thinking of getting an android box. Was just looking for some advice if anyone has one. Thanks in advance

  18. Yes we to have our fair share of loonies attached to the club, the flare throwers, the inappropriate song singers, the ‘what’s the rule here so I can break it’ brigade, all clubs have them, some more than others (i.e.deedco). However allowing them access to alcohol during the match would be a huge blunder, yes the majority of us would be well behaved of that I’m sure, but could you trust the loony element not to blacken the clubs name further once they’re on the bevvy…..…as long as we have this lot attached to the club it would be in Peter Lawell’s best interest to keep Celtic Park dry during match days

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    Hebcelt Vs Kev Jungle..

     

     

    Live- Update..

     

     

    Kev J has Been Sensationally Sent Off-Oot for ‘Bored Surfing’ in Aviemore on the Way up to the Hebrides away leg..

     

     

    Hebcelt was awarded a 3-0 Win in the 2nd Leg as Kev J was Off Oot eating Black Pudding

     

     

    Agg..4-3 Hebcelt..

     

     

    001..

  20. Said this before and will say it again.

     

     

    I do not understand why peope deliberately behave in a manner that causes Celtic pain.

     

     

    Makes no sense to me on any level. Are we happy to see the club going down this road?

     

     

    I for one am not.

     

     

    Mtt

  21. Pussy Rebel?

     

     

    Sounds like RepetitiveJingle….

     

    ………. just a fan,

     

    eh!?

     

     

    UTLCY.

     

     

     

     

    HH.

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