Where is the immigrant community protection, Nicola?


Police Scotland have spoken to business owners they think vulnerable to a Newco mob in Glasgow.  Consequently, the Celtic Shop in Argyle St will close tomorrow; police are unable to offer sufficient security to staff or customers.  Other bars and retail premises with links to immigrant communities will also close for the day.

Newco issued a statement asking, “If possible, please celebrate within your own community.”  If possible?  The subtext is not subtle.

The First Minister could not wait to get on in front of a TV camera to talk about a Celtic trip in January, despite her government approving the trip.  But when it counts, when immigrant communities needs her protection, she looks the other way.  Her Cyber Army will not be exploiting this like they exploited another immigrant community this week.  You are being played.

It is like watching two rival gangster families.  They bully indiscriminately but have different rules of engagement for each other.  Celtic would never pull a “If possible” stoke, the £600k gangster knows this, so can grandstand about us.

People make Glasgow, apparently.  Exceptionalism, def.: The term carries the implication, whether or not specified, that the referent is superior in some way.  We are not exceptional, not in the slightest.  If you are in any doubt, reappraise yourself tomorrow.


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  1. timmy7_noted on

    Martim1980 on 14th May 2021 2:21 pm



    You’re wrong, I deserve an apology.



    If you find one single post on this site where I have supported the SNP I’ll apologise to you.

  2. CaddingtonCommon on

    James Forrest @ ad nauseum



    Think it’s time the moderators placed you on the naughty step.

  3. Can I justcpinter to Timmy7_noted’s post at 12.17 re wearimg Celtic tops in the NE of England.


    We lived there for 10 years and I never found it an issue. Occasional banter, yes, along the lines of ‘go and support a real club in the EPL’ but never any bigotry.


    In fact, I received a lot of unsolicited approval from people and living there actually made me feel comfortable even wearing a scarf, something I wouldn’t ever have done if still in Scotland.

  4. timmy7_noted on

    Martim1980 on 14th May 2021 2:27 pm



    I love your approach to facts and evidence.



    An apology would only be the right thing to do.

  5. Melbourne Mick on

    Hello again all you young rebels.



    A heads up for all the Oz CQNR’s.


    The Huddle Down Under will be hosted by the Jock Stein St Kilda Celts this year, from


    the 11th June to the 13 th in Melbourne


    a three day event with Friday piss up, Saturday golf and footie day, and Sunday


    a boat trip with full drink package and live band on board.


    Clubs from all over Oz are booking hotels by the hundreds, so any of you CQN lurkers


    need to get your erse in gear for a weekend of hoopiness with some Lisbon Lions and


    other great Celts in attendance.


    It will be magnificent as always, and despite the apathy and despondancy surrounding


    our club at the moment the support worldwide will carry us through to the next phase


    of the special Celtic story.


    All details of the event can be got on Facebook The Huddle Down Under.


    I think it will be a bit different from smashing up Geordie Square.


    H.H. Mick

  6. timmy7_noted on

    Dharma Bam on 14th May 2021 2:32 pm



    I can obviously accept your experience as fact but mine has been different.


    I had a particularly unpleasant experience in the Old St James park many moons ago for having the timerity of wearing a Celtic badge on my jacket.

  7. p8 @ 2.16



    St Als vs the club is a bit like Oxbridge vs the rest.


    It doesn’t take long to work out who went there — 43 seconds is the average time for an Oxbridge graduate to get the message across.



    St Als — you can smell it before they open their gums.



    18th June 1970 …



    HW in 69 and 70 / 6 counties military intervention — the orders came from Aldershot and it was a case of keep the peace.



    TH in 70 / 6 counties military intervention — local control was passed to Stormont and they then used the army like police in khaki. Short Strand being the start as the extra manpower made Stormont a bit more gallus regarding police actions.



    Some in the army relished the opportunity to fire live bullets.



    69/70 — the only people wanting to escalate the conflict were the Burton’s Commandos of the Old Boys / Old Brigade who were not going to let an opportunity to stir things up go by without comment or action no matter how reactionary or unwelcome it was.



    JC in 1969 just wanted to get things back under control.


    He was trying to save lives — SDLP lives at that — not prop up Stormont.


    He was getting the ear from English MPs who were voicing the concerns of their voters.

  8. T7 @ 2.36



    Newcastle is the land that time forgot regarding English football.


    EPL away fans get stick from shoppers in the Toon.


    Monocultural to a fault.

  9. TURKEYBHOY on 14TH MAY 2021 12:30 PM


    ERNIE LYNCH,back on again.Must be no Celtic games on,or no Celtic talk among real fans.Must just sit,in his wee corner,waiting for a post,he can hone in on.A trumpet,of the highest order.Go get a life.




    Thoughtful and measured. No trace of the ad hominem here.

  10. Do NOT Shoot the Messenger…unless your names Ryan Christie…. as hes NO Chance of hitting me……


    Horse ” Tip”




    NEWMARKET 2.05 on Saturday ( Tomorrow obviously)…….” TASMAN BAY” available at around 6/1 just now.


    One of the Expert ITV4 TV Pundits gave it on Wednesday as their ” TIP” for this week.



    NOT my fault If/WHEN it gets Gubbed.



  11. Timmy7_noted,


    I am sorry to hear of your experience.


    I was in the same area of NE England and watched Celtic games in city centre Pubs incl the Irish centre right next to st james’, which was a regular pre match haunt for toon supporters.


    Again, my experience was completely different to yours, in work, socially and anywhere else for that matter.

  12. If there had been a consistent and unequivocal message about no repeat of events from last time then we would not be in this position. Justice Secretary waits to 3 days before this weekend to say something and says Sevco will make statement – he’s probably not even read what they said or stopped after the first few lines. It starts off saying all the right things then plays the get out of jail card of “If possible, please celebrate within your own community”. Unbelievable that we have a situation where certain businesses have been advised not to open and by definition an admission that Strathclyde Police cannot guarantee safety or police proactively. Best small country in the world they say, no way its a national disgrace that we are having to put up with this.



    Yer an auld rascal…I hope that you and the family and friends are all well in the land of Oz.


    HH Mate.


    Some of us CQNrs are having a Beer Frenzy in my local pub in the Saltmarket next Friday. I havent had ANY Drink/Beer since October 9th last year when the Pubs closed because of the 2nd Lock Down here in Scotland.


    I dont drink in the hoose, but I am planning on hitting my local this Monday when it reopens.


    HH mate.

  14. !!Bada Bing!! on

    When we won titles or the QT, never were any pubs or businesses warned to close their doors

  15. TURKEYBHOY on 14TH MAY 2021 12:40 PM









    So we have someone who jokes about selling bananas to Celtic fans to throw at Mark Walters lecturing us about bigotry?



    Shut up Lynch.Stop making an absolute title of yourself.

  16. !!BADA BING!! on 14TH MAY 2021 3:05 PM



    When we won titles or the QT, never were any pubs or businesses warned to close their doors






    No further commentary is required. Situation summed up there in one sentence.

  17. Melbourne Mick on




    I think your big day with David 66 and other CQN’rs will be awesome, i’d


    love to be there and steal all yir burds lol.


    That was my special spot in the lounge, just in front of the toilets, give the


    ghirls a wink as they went in, and a dance as they came out lol.


    Tell Frank he wont have to calm me down anymore as i can’t see a return


    to Glesgy again.


    H.H. Mick

  18. timmy7_noted on

    Dharma Bam on 14th May 2021 2:57 pm



    I had family there for a while and was a regular visitor for about two years. In general I loved it and did visit the Irish center, but I found any mention of Celtic was greeted with suspicion. I went to the footy about 6/7 times with my now BIL, he was not from Newcastle, but the incident in the Gallowgate end that day ended any interest I had in the football team.



    On a separate note I love Northumberland, took the kids there many times when they were younger, Seahouses and Bamburgh were two particular favourites.



    Anyway nice talking to you.

  19. TheLurkinTim on

    Melbourne Mick….great to see you on….sounds like it’s gonna be a blast…;-)) Keep the Green Flag flying high



    WishIWizThere ;-))




  20. Deniabhoy


    I feel for your friend.I can only hope those close to him can help him cope.

  21. When I lived in Liverpool and Salford, I never had a problem as a Celtic supporter, and I never hid the fact. There was the odd banter about the standard of football here but no animosity. In fact, the very opposite. I was in Salford when they rioted in Manchester; even after that, there was no animosity. Just amazement that I shared the same city as them. Believe me, what they did in Glasgow city centre a couple of weeks ago pales into insignificance with what they did in Manchester. Why the Scottish Government doesn’t demand of the powers that be in Ibrox that they tell their “peepul” to stay at home is way beyond me.

  22. MELBOURNE MICK on 14TH MAY 2021 3:18 PM




    I will tell Frankie bhoy that you were asking for him, I havent seen him obviously cos of this 2nd lock doon.


    I would ” NIP” the Burds BEFORE you had a chance of a Dance !




    HH mate enjoy your Celtic/Bevvy weekend, I would live to be there.


    HH Mate.

  23. !!BADA BING!! on 14TH MAY 2021 3:05 PM


    When we won titles or the QT, never were any pubs or businesses warned to close their doors





    Post of the day!!

  24. prestonpans bhoys on




    Seahouses and Bamburgh you mentioned, the former has the best fish and chips I’ve tasted and as for the latter great wee coffee shops, weans loved it. Now aged 29 and 26, where has time gone😯

  25. TheLurkinTim on

    Mibbe the polis tomorrow will pull all their resources….and thull b shield walls n water cannon…haha…excuse me….am jist amusing maasel ;-))