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Unread postby ob4444 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:40:22 pm

Is Celtics regular season over with in March. I will be in the UK mid April and was contemplating Glasgow but only if Celtic had a home match in that time period.
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Unread postby eastside » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:12:54 pm

ob4444 wrote:Is Celtics regular season over with in March. I will be in the UK mid April and was contemplating Glasgow but only if Celtic had a home match in that time period.


http://www.celticfc.net/team_first_fixtures
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Unread postby USASoundersFan » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:03:22 pm

ob4444 wrote:Is Celtics regular season over with in March. I will be in the UK mid April and was contemplating Glasgow but only if Celtic had a home match in that time period.


Celtic and the entire SPL split off in April, and the top six teams will play each other (five games apiece), and the bottom six will play each other (five games). That will take the clubs from the 33 games currently scheduled to the final total of 38. The other five league games will take place every weekend from April 20 to May 18. If you are going to be there April 13-14, those will be the dates of the Scottish Cup semifinals which could be cool whether or not Celtic is playing. Obviously, odds are they will be anyway. We will know who will be playing in those two games on or around March 2 (barring replays).

http://www.scotprem.com/content/default.asp?page=s49
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Unread postby GlasgowCeltic » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:10:43 pm

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Unread postby KRMLN » Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:07:42 pm

Well done, damn that's a lot of pictures
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Unread postby FuzzyForeigner » Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:56:28 pm

lol...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhdVp-U1ZQY

13:30 is a great chant lol..
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Unread postby GlasgowCeltic » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:40:48 am

A lot happening at Celtic at the moment.

Saturdays match seen several peoples tickets rejected at the turnstyles of 111. Cops with lists of people they see as trouble makers - even though they have no previous. Harrassing people in and about 111, dropping names of family members etc. It seems as if Celtic are working hand in hand with the cops. Members of the Green Brigade being visited at their home/workplace wanting a wee chat about the group. One member even being arrested by police at an airport coming back from a family holiday due to his involvement with the group.

Green Brigade statement.

Towards the end of 2012, the Green Brigade announced a two-match boycott of Celtic Park due to the continued police harassment of our members. We hoped to highlight the extent of our ill-treatment and perhaps force the police into a re-think regarding their bully boy tactics. Sadly the harassment has actually worsened since then, leading up to the events of yesterday which left the group with little choice but to leave the stadium before kick-off.

It has reached the stage where our very existence is under serious threat as fans will not continue to pay £500+ to be treated like criminals.

After the disappointment of Tuesday night, we had made it our intention to thank the team for their efforts and once again back them to the hilt. However, it was clear that the police, and indeed club officials, were not going to allow this to happen.

After the disappointment of Tuesday night, we had made it our intention to thank the team for their efforts and once again back them to the hilt. However, it was clear that the police, and indeed club officials, were not going to allow this to happen. Even before we had even got near Celtic Park, the police had tracked us down at the CSA on London Road. They took our merchandise off of people who had recently purchased it and questioned the staff as to why our members were allowed in the building.

As we approached the stadium and began to enter, some members were told that they were to leave as they had received a football banning order. No warning or explanation was given. Others were greeted by a message at the turnstile after swiping their card that read “suspended for one game.” Again, without any warning or explanation as to why this was the case. These ‘’bans’’ were at the behest of the club and not the police, for reasons still unknown.

We were then approached by a Celtic steward who advised us to be wary when entering the section, as he was advised by Strathclyde Police that they intended to arrest some of our members, and that they were in possession of a ‘wanted’ list with names and pictures of the unfortunate fans who were to be singled out. It was at this point that we decided that we were putting our own members at risk by entering the stadium. As we made our way to the exits, one Focus officer, Tommy McCrindle, was grinning from ear to ear, goading the group into a reaction that fortunately he never got.

It would seem that the police and indeed the club have upped the ante even further in recent weeks. The facts are;

-We are now 10 members down since the turn of the year.

-We have had two members arrested and charged over the ‘zombie’ banner that was unfurled at the Norwich friendly. One of those members was arrested at a busy airport in front of family on arrival from holiday.

-The first of those charged had his first court appearance last week. This was laughed out of court but not before the stress and inconvenience of telling family members, taking time off work and missing big matches.

-Numerous members’ have been harassed at their homes in recent weeks, another clear tactic of intimidation.

This is all done under the say-so of Strathclyde Police’ FoCus unit. Celtic supporters have the same police officers following them week in, week out. This allows them to become familiar with the names and faces of our fans. It would appear that they use this familiarity to try to intimidate us even further. Simple things like name-dropping partner’s names or family members’ names has become an all too common theme. It’s all part of the bullying nature of this unit. The aforementioned McCrindle actually has on his social networking site that his job description is “full-time Fume-a-pest & termite control.” McCrindle was also in the midst of controversy following the Juventus game, as three members were arrested to be charged with a minor breach of the peace which quickly became offensive behaviour at the football, leading to banning orders being made a part of said members bail conditions. McCrindle even went as far as to attempt to pressure the Procurator Fiscal in to ensuring that one of the accused would not even be granted bail. The sad thing is that it’s our money that pays this man’s wages, whilst also affording this unit countless ‘’working holidays’’ to places like Amsterdam, Barcelona and Moscow.

After the last boycott, Peter Lawwell and Neil Lennon publicly expressed their desire to meet with us to iron out any issues we may have. We decided that this was something which we should try to use, so contacted them via a private email about this almost immediately. Sadly, they were ‘too busy’ but would contact us when they were ready. We’re still waiting on them getting back to us about that particular email, although we did receive one prior to the Juventus game with an agenda that in no way mentioned any of the concerns that we outlined. We advised that we weren’t prepared to discuss anything any further with them until our initial request was granted. We are still no further forward with that and as a result, any relationship with the club has completely disintegrated. Since this relationship has broken down the ticket office has become entirely uncooperative with us whilst the chief steward with whom we had a good working relationship with has been moved post.

We have never met with Neil Lennon before but have had numerous dealings with Lawwell in recent years. At almost every meeting, he has made promises that were never kept so this is nothing new. He met our members to discuss the fall-out over the “Let’s go to War banner” that depicted Lennon setting fire to Ibrox and had “Huns FC” written on the stadium. This led to charges and court cases which lasted 18 months for 3 of our members. We had met with Lawwell to discuss this and to see if he could lend his support to the case. Lawwell advised us that he thought the charge was ‘a joke’ and it was his opinion that the term ‘huns’ was in no way offensive. Furthermore, he went onto say he’d be happy for the club to defend us in court. We were clearly delighted with this. However, when our lawyer contacted him about this a few weeks down the line, Lawwell denied all knowledge of the meeting and refused to comment any further. As if that wasn’t bad enough, a senior member of Celtic security, David Brannan, was used as a prosecution witness.

We have heard in the last couple of weeks of meetings involving Lawwell and other Celtic fan groups. At these meetings, Lawwell has made no secret of the fact that he intends to see the end of the group sooner rather than later. He was quoted as saying that he would “give them enough rope to hang themselves.” We were told that Lawwell used CCTV footage of the section to pinpoint who he felt the ringleaders were and picked out a member as someone who ‘had to go’. We have also been informed that other fans groups may have attended similar meetings with Peter Lawwell and if this were the case, we would find it extremely disheartening that we were not informed of the club’s intentions by other Celtic fans. At this stage however Celtic’s agenda seems clear –They are intent on finishing the group off.

Our decision not to attend yesterday’s match was not something that we had planned. We simply felt that it was a decision that had to be made purely to protect our own members and those within 111. It has now gotten to the stage whereby members of our group live in constant fear of the police showing up at their homes or workplace with a trumped up charge, or to be told that they are banned from football matches as they approach the gates of 111. Now, more than ever, the continued support of the rest of the Celtic fans is appreciated immensely. We cannot stress enough that if things do not change for the better, the group will be unable to continue to attend matches to support the club that we all love.






Celtic then released this statement - a bunch of words not saying anything really.

OVER the course of the weekend, the Club has been made aware of further reports and allegations concerning the ill-treatment of supporters by police at Celtic Park.

Celtic Football Club will not tolerate any unjust or inappropriate treatment of our supporters. The health, safety and well-being of our supporters is of paramount importance.

It is important that we deal in facts: We have continually asked our supporters to report any incidents of ill-treatment or harassment directly to the Club and our absolute commitment has been that each incident or complaint will be investigated.

In addition, in December last year, it was agreed with our supporters’ groups that any such complaints could also be made through the Fans Against Criminalisation Group (The Celtic Supporters´ Association, The Green Brigade, The Affiliation of Registered Celtic Supporters´ Clubs, the Association of Irish Celtic Supporters´ Clubs and The Celtic Trust).

Since December last year, we have received two complaints directly to the Club, both of which have been addressed.

As a reminder, should any supporter wish to make any complaint in relation to any form of ill-treatment or harassment, then they can do so by using the FAC link/email or contact the Club directly.

Email: fansagainstcriminalisation@gmail.com
Email: operations@celticfc.co.uk

Furthermore, Celtic has now proposed that, together with its supporters´ groups, we establish a Complaints Panel consisting of supporter and Club representatives. This group will administer any complaints and will provide feedback to supporters.

Accusations suggesting that the Club is in some way involved in targeting supporters are ludicrous. These accusations have absolutely no foundation whatsoever and, of course, are very disappointing.

We have enjoyed an exciting season so far and the Club is in fantastic shape on and off the field. Our supporters have, of course, played a huge role in this. What would be the Club’s motivation for being involved in activity which targets or victimises supporters? It is simply not true. It does not make sense.

Celtic has worked very hard over many years to ensure a positive relationship with its many supporters´ groups. We are delighted that we work together so regularly in the best interests of Celtic.

The health and safety of our supporters is our absolute priority and clearly the Club takes its responsibility in this area extremely seriously. In this regard, however, there is also a need for all supporters to ensure the highest standards of behaviour in order to create a safe environment at Celtic Park and other stadia in which to watch and enjoy football.

We are pleased to outline the Club’s position on this matter and are delighted to work with our supporters to ensure that any needs or concerns are addressed.


Since both statements Celtic have contacted Strathclyde Police regarding Tommy McCrindle who has been suspended pending investigation. A small victory but the cops wont like one of their own being made a fool of and will almost certainly up the ante.
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Unread postby SeattleCalcio » Sat Mar 9, 2013 5:10:56 pm

Terrific!
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Unread postby finnfan » Sat Mar 9, 2013 5:11:47 pm

Good stuff!
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Unread postby ScottishCelt-Sounder » Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:22:12 pm

Green Brigade planned a peaceful protest/march to Celtic park as a show of solidarity to banned celtic fans

This article explains what happened

http://angelahaggerty.com/disproportion ... fan-march/
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Unread postby ScottishCelt-Sounder » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:11:16 am

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Unread postby GlasgowCeltic » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:16:31 pm

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Unread postby ScottishCelt-Sounder » Mon Aug 5, 2013 9:50:43 am

Green Brigade section has been shut down by the board due to "lateral movement" the celtic support is outraged. The club has shot itself in the foot im sure in the coming days some sort of protest will be organised. Its a dark day for Celtic FC i believe this could be a bigger loss to Celtic than Hooper and Wanyama imo :sad:
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Unread postby adamrepcik » Mon Aug 5, 2013 11:05:05 am

Damn that is crap news. Was there in Jan in the GB section and you guys provided an incredible atmosphere! Non stop energy and support. I am speechless on how the board / FO can lack so much intelligence as to shut down the only section that provides THE atmosphere at Celtic Park. When GB stopped singing you could hear a pin drop in that place. They love micing up your section and having it blast during televised games, showing the banners, flags, the jumping, the support but never want to give you credit for what you provide!
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