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. The Boy Jinky on

    Weet weet



    We’re not like the gb .. we dont need to all wear the same clothes as each other. ..trainers … dya mean sannies or gutties ?


    Only clothing restriction should be no odour of weeee :(






    I was thinking we could show unity and support each other by marching to the lavvies ten minutes before half time… if my bladder holds out that long :(

  2. philbhoy – it’s just the beginning!



    13:31 on 21 March, 2013


    I would like to be a member of the Auld Brigade, on the basis of, well, I am auld.



    Would like to do the march but will need someone tae push ma weelchair.



    If that’s ok.






    I will push cos I think I am still 25.

  3. Philbhoy - It's just the beginning! on




    I can just about remember the days I could drink 5 pints!



    And afford them.

  4. Tim Malone Will Tell on

    If the over 50’s are the ‘Auld Brigade’ – would the over 70’s be the ‘Bertie Auld Brigade’?

  5. Gille Ruadh




    “They mistook fool hardiness for courage and rushed through a bill not fit for purpose. They trusted the police an continue to do so naïvely but fail to see the Glasgow police in particular may have an agenda.”



    Alex Salmond did not call a conference and enact a Bill under pressure from the police. If he had, he should be run out of town as a reactive politician. He persuaded the Chief Constable to call for a summit not the other way around. As you say, foolhardy, but also betraying an authoritarian streak which is missing from Alex’s very affable public demeanour.



    Alex felt that there would be votes in this anti-football legislation from the Express/Mail/Sunday Post reading sections of Scotland and he under estimated the opposition. There was no need for this legislation when they had been underplaying and failing to follow up on the more pious but less authoritarian Jack McConnell initiative. He wanted to put an SNP stamp on this area so he must take the brickbats and not shift this blame to the police who are his public servants.



    It should go without saying, but I’ll say it anyway, there are many other worthy SNP initiatives but this one was dead wrong and the SNP need to take ownership of their mistake and rectify it, or better still, bury it.

  6. the boy jinky



    13:32 on 21 March, 2013




    I was in there 10inutes before and after half time. It was freezing up in the Lisbon Lions top tier.



    Sure I got a wee chill.

  7. The Boy Jinky on



    I bags first week of pushing your chariot… or would the chairman have to do that





    Five pints … I think im 16 months after that much swally…. wetting myself… driibbling… throwing up… tantrums …

  8. The Boy Jinky on

    Tim malone



    The over 70s …. would request… never walk alone by geriatric and the pacemakers



    Too old for the gb …. too young for tbotab … the timbetweeners ;)

  9. setting free the bears – 13:13 on 21 March, 2013



    That may be the case but Paul67 specifically referenced the response to the events at the Gallowgate, and I contend that any Justice minister would have made the same statement.

  10. The Boy Jinky on




    I usually join the queue for the pie stall… I dont buy anything… just enjoy the shared body heat of the crowd in there

  11. The Boy Jinky on




    Dya ever go to rusholme for a ruby



    Struggle to get a pint at any price over there… unless its lasse ..

  12. weet weet weet on

    The Boy Jinky






    as long as its no sloppy joe’s and wellies that gave you scurves,thats fine




  13. the boy jinky



    13:40 on 21 March, 2013



    The walk back along London Rd can be tough on the old bladder. We ducked into the West Brewery Bar. Very convivial for an hour or so till the crowds dissipate.

  14. the boy jinky



    13:42 on 21 March, 2013





    Dya ever go to rusholme for a ruby



    Struggle to get a pint at any price over there… unless its lasse ..






    Occassionally but I reckon it is overpriced for what you get. Usually Tiger lager.

  15. googy £4.50 for a pint of 6.9% is good for Central London.



    It has the added bonus of being about 50yds from a flat I have use of most weekends.

  16. Great article Paul!



    Meeting my boss in a few minutes for my appraisal.



    My actions have led to the company’s credit rating being reduced, growth forecasts being cut and costs are out of control.



    But I have a cunning plan – I will continue to blame my colleagues in Europe and the guy who did my job 3 years ago. Oh and I will take 1p off a pint in the staff bar.







  17. i asked a question last night, could anyone help.



    does anyone know of any celtic player that attended the london road primary school.

  18. The Boy Jinky on




    Im down in mcr every six weeks.. usually a Tuesday night stop over



    One of my colleagues is muslim so only eats halal so wants to go there all the time.



    My mate lives in didsbury… gurka grill is very good food

  19. Actually it was a very quick meeting.



    My boss said did I think he was “osborne” yesterday and gave me my jotters!




  20. weeminger



    “That may be the case but Paul67 specifically referenced the response to the events at the Gallowgate, and I contend that any Justice minister would have made the same statement.”



    Paul was quite right to reference the response to the Gallowgate offences.



    No other justice minister would have had to because no other justice minister introduced such authoritarian and selective legislation.



    We have all commented on the lies told by Blair to support going into Iraq and we have all referenced the financial mistakes made by Gordon Brown in spending all our profits and having no insurance for the rainy days we are having now. All of those criticisms of Labour are justified. And so is this one against the SNP, specifically. They must own it and deal with it. So far, they are not.



    Once Mr. McCaskill backtracks and apologises, I will rejoice over a sinner repented.

  21. Dear Marjorie,



    I once asked my dad who he voted for. He told me to mind my “ain effin business.”



    I asked my mum and she said “That’s none of your business.”



    Ever since then I’ve had a problem asking people that question. Can you help?



    regards Ntassoolla







    Dear Ntassoolla,



    You do not have a problem.



    Your parents were right.



    It is none of your bloody business.


    Now grow up.







  22. RalphWaldoEllison fights ALS on

    All politicians are opportunists, but Salmond is a chancer.




  23. Nice article Paul



    Not so sure on the Tommy reference…..felt a wee bit sorry for Sandaza myself.



    I have zero love for that mob or anyone associated with them but wrong target whose life will be a lot tougher now IMO.



    That mob ain’t the most tolerant at the best of times.



    Hail Hail..

  24. Philbhoy - It's just the beginning! on




    Fantastic effort by all involved, especially young D.



    Well done once again.



    On a sad note one of my colleagues has a neice aged 7 just been diagnosed with neuroblastoma.



    Any prayers for wee Ashley would be appreciated.




  25. bournesouprecipe announces @13:58 “The ole CQN app will translate your words of wisdom from carved stone tablets, into Internet Bampottery.”



    That’s good to know BSR but a large portion of CQNers have no need whatsoever for that particular functionality.


    Is it available in reverse?

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