Your supporter groups, your club, your streets


The umbrella group, Fans Against Criminalisation, issued a statement yesterday (kindly published here by Joe O’Rourke on the Association site) which details a number of events in response to Saturday’s policing on Gallowgate, and the resulting response from the SNP government.  Witnesses are invited to give evidence on Saturday (23rd March), with three protests planned next month.

To the relief of all, I’m sure, the statement also records that issues surrounding meetings two organisations had with the Club in November have been resolved.

Our Club and supporters groups are led by the kind of people you would trust with your most precious valuables, as many of us do.  They each strive in new and innovative ways to herd cats in the right direction, with remarkable success.  The tasks, carried out by hundreds of Celtic fans, of running buses, chasing tickets and navigating the impossible political challenges, is often thankless.  I know a few who wonder why they bother.

They bother because they care.  The office-bearers dedicate even more time looking after the common interests.  There are more Celtic heroes than those who wear the hoops.

I hear Fifa president, Sepp Blatter, has appointed Jeffrey Webb, currently head of CONCACAF, as chief of a newly created Fifa body to fight racism in football.  Mr Webb is a director of one of the largest banks in the Cayman Islands, known for its…. unique standards of propriety.  Nice.

Quick word for Tommy in Glasgow…. brilliant!

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  1. Celtic Mac


    19:42 on


    21 March, 2013





    I do not believe a football supporter should be prosecuted if he is in possession of only one flare.




    There’s a limit? :)

  2. “Dundee interim manager John Brown believes Scotland’s players need to “cancel out” Gareth Bale against Wales at Hampden on Friday.


    The two countries meet in a Group A World Cup qualifier.


    “Well, do you know what you do; with the pace that he’s got and the close control – he can’t run without legs,” Brown told BBC Radio Scotland.”




    “Speaking on BBC Radio Scotland’s Sportsound programme, Brown denied employing rough-house tactics since taking over as Dundee’s interim manager.”



    The guy is a genius.

  3. From bitter (cold)experience of international friendlies that could be the best of Brazil v Italy match.


    Second half = many substitutes.


    (My sympathy is also with Sandaza.)

  4. The Comfortable Collective on

    From the BBC Sport Website



    “Sevco striker Fransisco Sandaza is not worried at the threat of disiplinary action from either the sfa or his club. The Spanish crack told the BBC, “I have just taken a call from Perry Mason, and he is willing to defend me for free – along with his sidekick Petrochelli. I was only to keen to accept this unsolicited, too good to be true offer.”

  5. !!Bada Bing!! on

    corkcelt-I may be wrong but i don’t think PL has any intention of creating a Standing Area at CP,lip service.

  6. anditsthepoleagain on

    Brazil v Italy Cracking game so far, HT don’t want to jinx it for the 2nd half

  7. I asked Paul earlier if he had written the lead to this current post.



    To me, it doesn’t look like his style and definately not his tone.



    The remark re Tommy, was so crass and out of character, as was




    the very rare excursion into the murky, self indulgent waters of Scottish politics – we don’t all live in Scotland.



    If he replied, I ave missed it.

  8. Glendalystonsils likes a mr whippy with his lime green jelly on





    20:18 on 21 March, 2013




    Celtic Mac


    19:42 on


    21 March, 2013





    I do not believe a football supporter should be prosecuted if he is in possession of only one flare.




    There’s a limit? :)



    What if he’s wearing a pair of them?

  9. !!Bada Bing!! on



    20:20 on


    21 March, 2013


    Celtic Mac @ 19:42



    I think any fan with a pair of flares deserves an FBO.


    Voguepunter will be along any minute now……

  10. Glendalystonsils likes a mr whippy with his lime green jelly on

    And what should the clubs stance be on platform soles?

  11. glendalystonsils likes a mr whippy with his lime green jelly



    20:26 on


    21 March, 2013


    And what should the clubs stance be on platform soles?




    I know where I stand on platform soles. About 6’2″.



    Always used to break one of the heels on the way home.

  12. Evening Celts, never seen anybody using the seats in 111 apart from the day of the sit down demo about 18months ago, maybe Peter photo shopped the pics.


    I was thinking of putting a smiley there but na!



  13. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    No problem with platforms, it’s them soap boxes we need to watch

  14. There must be something behind the clubs stance . What ceo of any club at a time when crowds are dwindling cause friction between a fan group and the club . There is a major reason for it . I have stated often on here that our position in scottish football is untenable . Could a fan tidy up be part one in a move away from this corropt set up.





  15. !!Bada Bing!! on

    gordybhoy64-Do you think PL has been truthful in his statements re GB? Do you think we will have a Standing Area at CP next season? HH

  16. http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-21878727




    Hundreds of football fans plan to protest against “draconian” ticket and travel restrictions for Hull City’s game at Huddersfield Town.



    Angry supporters have said they will march through Huddersfield before the match on 30 March.



    West Yorkshire Police upset away fans saying they must collect tickets from a service station on the M62 and board official buses.



    Hull City FC said the decision had led to the “criminalisation” of fans.



    As of Thursday lunchtime a spokeswoman for West Yorkshire Police said discussions over the proposed march were ongoing but no formal application had been received.



    The club has given its backing to the protest being organised by the Football Supporters Federation (FSF) and official supporters’ groups.



    A statement released on the club website said: “We recognise, and empathise with, the deep sense of grievance over West Yorkshire Police’s effective criminalisation of Hull City supporters.”



    Protestors are expected to meet at Huddersfield Railway Station at 13:45 GMT before marching to the town’s Piazza shopping centre.



    Amanda Jacks, from the FSF, said up to 300 people, including Huddersfield Town supporters, are due to take part in the demonstration.



    “The people of Hull simply want to demonstrate their strength of feeling against how West Yorkshire Police have handled this,” she said.



    Supporters are being encouraged to carry non-alcoholic drinks and hold placards stating their profession “so people can see the person behind the fan”.



    Restrictions were imposed after the kick-off time for the match at Huddersfield Town’s John Smith’s stadium was changed to 17:20 GMT to allow Sky to broadcast the game live.



    Police have previously said “policing higher-risk fixtures later in the afternoon increases the likelihood of disorder over a longer period of time and impacts upon policing the night-time economy”.





    Does anyone get the impression that the polis are trying to show why they shouldn’t be subject to financial cuts? Let’s look for soft targets instead of doing hard stuff like stopping or solving crimes.

  17. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    List the CQN contributors who will not be joining the FAC demo, it’s a dawdle really innit

  18. the long wait is over on




    “Always used to break one of the heels on the way home.”



    Not maliciously I hope…

  19. thomthethim



    If you asked Paul outright, by ‘phone etc, what was his reply? Or did you not actually ask him at all but sent some sort of e. mesaage?

  20. neil canamalar lennon hunskelper extrordinaire



    20:33 on 21 March, 2013


    List the CQN contributors who will not be joining the FAC demo, it’s a dawdle really innit






    And your point is????

  21. prestonpans bhoys on

    I do recall having a pair of rootin tootins in the 70’s. Thought I was class wearing them :0(

  22. Bada bing,


    I don’t know the answer to either of your questions, my knowledge on the GB issue is only what I read on here, but I get the feeling that there are some with an agenda against PL, not suggesting you have btw, regarding seated areas, if permissible by law then I don’t see why not, just felt it was unfair to suggest PL was lying because it suits the situation

  23. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on



    When we reached champions league proper I told everyone here to watch the vilification of the GB step up a gear, profit from this season will be used to sustain the shareholders while the sanitisation process is accelerated. They are hoping the non renewals will drift back after a couple of years. Underestimation of the Celtic support moral fibre will be their downfall.


    Then again they may have already secured the exit to a bigger competition that they estimate will attract enough glory hunters to neutralise the losses of the traditional fan base.

  24. celtic mac



    20:30 on


    21 March, 2013





    That is what you are up against on this site!




    Not sure what is meant here.



    This site is a bit like a pub full of Celtic fans. Some in deep debate some having a bit of a laugh.


    No one bothered about either.

  25. Dead and Loving it on

    Platform shoes



    If they were bought from Sasha , you would lose a heel on the way out .

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