Celtic Diary Saturday July 28: Celtic Introduce Exclusion Policy

Celtic Diary Saturday July 28: Celtic Introduce Exclusion Policy

I’ll be glad when this Brexit thing is finished, and the foreigners can take their bloody weather back with them.

Though having turned a darker shade of brown myself, I’ll probably have to go with them.

Joking aside, I was disappointed to see that Celtic have now joined in the ” getting rid of people you don’t like ” theme of the early twenty first century.

CELTIC Football Club has confirmed that it will issue approximately 800 tickets to visiting supporters for the fixture against Rangers at Celtic Park on September 2. This mirrors the decision announced recently by Rangers.

This is not a development we welcome and it is unfortunate that the initial decision came without any form of discussion. The previous arrangements worked well for both sets of supporters as well as contributing to the status of the fixture as a sporting occasion.

Following the unilateral action by Rangers, we cannot allow our own supporters to be doubly penalised, by having access to the away fixture reduced so dramatically, while not being offered the opportunity to maximise our own support at Celtic Park.

The rules of the SPFL call for ‘reasonable’ provision to be made for visiting supporters, without being specific on numbers. Within that context, we would welcome further discussions involving the two clubs and the SPFL.

Celtic’s decision relates, at this stage, to the match on September 2, 2018.   

Meanwhile, Celtic will closely monitor the implications for crowd management and other factors surrounding these fixtures. We will at all times be guided by the interests of our own supporters and the reputation of Scottish football. 

Yeah, I now, they started it, but that doesn;t mean we have to stoop to their standards of behaviour.

We are, and always have been, a club open to all, and I for one want to see as many of them in the ground for Stevie Staunches first big Glasgow derby.

So he can get to know them. Learn about them. Understand what drives them.

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Well, for as long as they hang about, that is. They’ll be gone by half time.

Gerrard will probably hang about for about an hour after the game as he drafts his resignation letter.

Come on Celtic, give them their full allocation, and give us our enjoyment back.


Hey, here’s something to get excited about, from Football Fancast..

Celtic target Daniel Arzani would be their most exciting signing since John Guidetti.

The author is a guy called James Beavis, and he says..

Will he be a good Celtic signing?

He certainly would be.

The Bhoys are in desperate need of a wide player following the departures of Patrick Roberts and Charly Musonda back to Man City and Chelsea respectively after loan spells in Glasgow, and Arzani showed the ability and quality he has in Russia – albeit in short bursts from the bench.


The 19-year-old is considered to be his country’s most exciting young player since Harry Kewell though, and with two and goals and three assists in the A-League last term he has certainly shown that he can make waves in the Scottish Premiership with Celtic, who must make a controversial but inspired move to snap up a former Rangers attacker, too.

Playing alongside national teammate Tom Rogic will certainly help him, and he would undoubtedly be the club’s most exciting signing since they got striker John Guidetti back in 2014. 

If you don’t count Edoaurd, Dembele, Ntcham, Sinclair, Roberts and Griffiths to name but a few, he might have a point.

In fact. I’m more excited by the addition of another young French fellow, Emile Legault, after VideoCelts have found out more about him…

emile Legault

Though I wonder about two things, firstly his understanding of the meaning of the word “undoubtedly “, and secondly, his understanding of the game of football.

He’s currently mulling over a five year contract offer from the Daily Record.

Someone who won’t be mulling over any contract offers from anywhere else is Olivier Ntcham, of whom it has been reported has attracted an enquiry as to his availablity from West Ham, who after a quick google, are indeed still in business.

They’ve just moved to another stadium, after the Westminster government found themselves with a big stadium they couldn;t use when someone told Theresa’s cabinet the olympics were held every four years in a different country, and not fortnightly in London.

L’Equipe, a reputable source in exactly the same way the SMSM aren not, claimed contact had been made, but we hear that Celtic are not even going to answer the phone to them again.

And Ntcham, who could have gone to Spain on loan from Manchester City and earned £40,000 a week is quite happy where he is, thank you.

As with compatriots Edoaurd and Dembele, its not about the money for the Frenchman, its about learning their trade and job satisfaction.

It does look like Daniel Arzani could well end up at Celtic, as we are ” in desperate need of a wide player “-(see above, the excerpt from Football Fuckwits, or whatever its called ) as it appears that Peter has triumphed in his player picking pedantics with the manager…

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While he’s looking through the Man city team lists on his computer, he could at least look for a defender.

And not one called Denaayer either.

He had his chance.

Peter, you look after the money, and let Brendan look after the team.

Otherwise, there will only be one man smiling in the whole of CelticLand..

A much better search from Etims colleague Desi Mond turned up information that does indeed suggest that gambling adverts are banned in Croatia, but even he couldn;t find anyone who manufactures and sells club pennants at short notice, as an embarassed James Tavernier conformed when he had nothing to swap with the Osijek captain prior to kick off…

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The video, which is available on line, is even funnier. Tavernier doesn’t know what to do with himself.

Then again, he’s not unfamiliar with that feeling, especially when he’s got the ball.

The summer of stars continues over there with “rangers ” making an offer for fans favourite Kyle Lafferty..

Rangers bid £130,000 for Kyle Lafferty with add ons taking it up £200k should they win the Premiership in the duration of his first contract. Hearts don’t want to sell but would probably accept a bid in the region of £750k although given who’s bidding they’ll want it all up front 

We also hear that Hearts are asking “rangers ” to make that first contract a two hundred year deal.

Me ?

I’m away to find out who Reece Oxford is.

Or something like that.

Yesterdays picture…

Steven Gerrard

Steven R 

Caption: further financial cutbacks at sevco, as Sevvie G is seen stopping every bus outside Auchenhummel, asking the driver “do you go to Paisley Road West, mate?”.