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In a month full of events which resonate with the spirit which inspired those who formed Celtic Football Club, last night’s Wee Oscar 4 Life race night at the Kerrydale Suite was as special as it gets.  Those who were there know they gathered as a community to help the family of Oscar Knox do whatever they can to help the four-year-old through his illnesses.

If you were there, you were magnificent.  Those who decided they would give their time and resources to organise the event are an inspiration to us all.  It was great to hear Bobby Petta talk about the Celtic support in glowing terms.  He has been back in Glasgow for a couple of years and is very much at home in Celtic.  Treble-winning-captain-Tom-Boyd and Frank McAvennie didn’t need to learn about the Celtic support, they were born into it.  Both were there to help and ensure the night was a success.

Performances of the night came from Oscar’s dad, Stephen, Kris Commons’ partner, Lisa and our very own Minx, who sounded like she had presented Children In Need for the last 20 years.  Lisa, who is heavily pregnant, inspired the room with an uncommon touch of humanity.

By late in the evening the total raised was over £25k.  Another simply stunning day in Paradise.

I’ve been offline for most of the last couple of days but have picked up on some of the issues surrounding the Green Brigade.  What I haven’t missed is a single minute of action at Celtic Park this season but I’ve not seen a single incident of crowd trouble or alarm.  This season our games could be ‘policed’ by stewards alone, so it is beyond curious as to why police have any interest in Celtic supporters at all.

Football operations the like of which have been reported are not the actions of officers on the ground, they are a political dictate from very high up the food chain.  There is neither justification nor plausible motivation for using our tax money in this way.

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  1. What happened there, neighbour comes to the door and I miss 3 goals.


    3-1 to Sunderland now, our Martin looking very thin.





  2. Sipsini, long lie! If only. Crack of dawn today after late night at the Kerrydale.



    Celtic Mac, sure was.



    bournesouprecipe, aye, he was running.

  3. Awe naw from earlier – it does look like the Board are complicit in attacking the civil liberties of Celtic supporters. Not to mention the nonsense that bankier was spouting at the AGM.



    There is a lot to be pleased about at CP just now but NOTHING is more serious than what they are doing to fellow Celtic supporters.



    Makes me not want to have anything to do with Celtic.



    Paul – good to see you post as you have on the GB – I am also aware of the very sinister political drive that is behind these actions by the police. This story will become political dynamite in the months and years ahead and will be the subject of intereventions from such luminaries as Amnesty International.



    My question for you is – what are Celtic doing about it? And are they complicit?

  4. On the Green Brigade issue, or persecution to be more accurate.


    I too believe that this is a direct result of the hasty and misguided legislation designed to level the playing field and keep the upstart “taigs” in their rightful place.


    It is a portent of the future should Scotland gain independence.

  5. Bobby petta – 3 games when he was outstanding – rangers 6 2, ajax 3 1 and juve 2 3. Not great in the rest but ho hum





    Clearly a lot of effort went into the evening,and chuffed it was such a success.



    To have nearly 400 people there,well,Sevco would claim a world record.



    Outstanding,plaudits to all concerned.



    Especially EMBRAMIKE who has clearly found my copy of “toptips to beat the bookies”

  7. ” Football operations the like of which have been reported are not the actions of officers on the ground , they are a political dictate from high up the food chain .”



    As far up as the man who loves a party atmosphere or all the way up to a man who thinks that cheating tax dodgers are the fabric of society ?

  8. 'crushed nuts?' 'Naw, Layringitis!' on

    crushed nuts?’ ‘Naw, Layringitis!’




    17:36 on 18 November, 2012




    League reconstruction is a red herring of sturgeon proportions. sevco need to fleece the punter now, in order to pay off the various chancers, spivs, wide-boys, fly-men and all round investment bankers.



    League reconstruction is prohibited by the very thing that the MSM tried to use to blackmail every other club in the country into saving the dead club…the TV deal!



    Sky etc, would be able to sue for breach of contract, since the football authorities are changing the parameters of a contract without being able to say how it will benefit TV.



    Look at the crowds this weekend, the demise of the warm zombies is the best thing to happen to scottish football since Hurlock left.



    Armageddon My Ar$e!!!

  9. ElDiego



    Don’t know I was too young, – I just remember looking down from the Celtic End to the old


    black curved roof Jungle and Celtic were just pre Jock Stein.



    Things were about to get decidely better






    p.s. you’re older than you look ;-)

  10. GG – thats exactly whay this is about – the legilsation is one of the most regressives acts of any parliament you are likely to see anywhere in the world. It is solely designed to discriminate against catholics in general and Celtic supporters in particular.



    Strathclyde police is desperately trying to use the legislation to criminalise Celtic supporters and to even up arrests (the lost data was far too embarresing for the SNP government). Every case the police have taken has been defeated so far and the judiciary are very nervous because they realise the new law in unworkable and that it looks very bad outside Scotland. Despite the fact that no prosecutions have been succesful the result of the accusations and subsequent criminal cases is taking an awful toll on individuals.



    As Paul has pointed out – they have done nothing wrong and in many ways are a shining light. Dont forget though – strathclude police have vowed to “smash the green brigade” – to smash a perfectly legal group.



    Scotland in 2012 – doesnt the thought of independence fill you with terror?

  11. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on




    Aye nae bother



    We can have odds happy clappers evens mineshafters. I could even feed in actual scores to make it behave more realistically




  12. Green Lantern (((((0))))) on

    I once voted for the Nats. Never again. A separate Scotland truly would be a Police state.

  13. The green brigade are despised by any huns that i speak to.



    Why…because thems aren’t as organised nor do they have the articulate members of the gb that are always one step ahead.


    Paul i do realise how many hours you must have to put in to keep us informed.hail hail.

  14. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    With us being the architects of the offensive football act …why would we now act against it? Celtic will say and do nothing about it as Peter Lawwell statement alludes to.



    Take down the number of a policeman who is filming your family with a telescopic lens from another section of the ground.



    You are either part of the problem or part of the solution.



    I am firmly nailing my colours to the mast stating that the present bored is part of the problem.




  15. Evening bhoys from a beautifull hun free mountain.






    I was under the impression that the late Paul McBride was party to the new legislation, I know he was consulted, if this is the case, our board must have know what was being discussed etc.



    Food for thought.

  16. On “joint sponsorship”



    We are either the massive global brand we like to think we are and could easily attract a top sponsor on our own, or we are not and have to do it as the “o.f”



    Maybe the threat of a boycott of all products featuring joint sponsorship would focus the minds of our board before the next sponsor is announced.



    As PL himself said at the AGM in regard to Celtic voting no to sevco; “it was more important to do the right thing”



    Go your own way Celtic, that would be the right thing to do.

  17. Awe_Some



    How does all this rest on the consciousness of Neil Francis Lennon who in front of our very eyes symbolically dedicated the SPL trophy to a particular corner of the stadium?



    Harbouring our misconceived and misrepresented yet simple Tifo group carefully I hope are the men in power at Celtic, if not we will all be damaged, along with the Celtic match day experience.




    Think Carefully CSC

  18. South of Tunis



    Did you get the gloves?



    The best place for gloving leather and gloves is not Lisbon. It’s a well known fact that it’s Naples.



    However, if the good lady from Padua is happy, all well and good.

  19. Ultras from Betis and Seville have kicked off a big rammy this evening in that fine southern city.



    Down with this sort of thing.





    Gotta be honest,the board attitude to the GB and to joint sponsorship seriously detract from the otherwise good job they are doing in difficult times.



    If they get these things sorted-i.e. back innocent supporters of our club,and cut off relationships with a club which poisons our brand by association,they would get a fairly easy ride from me.



    Until then,however,they won’t.

  21. ElDiego



    Ha – I’ve a friend (older ;-) – I’ll ask him about the Thirds keeper.



    We went to the recent Killie game together (0-2) and he was there


    at CP, the last time Kilmarnock won and he could name both their





    Great Celtic Supporters CSC

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