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16 Dec 2017 12:05:10
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15 Dec 2017 19:53:51
So I was reminicising with a Tim pal in the pub the other night and we got to talking about our early days going to see our beloved Glasgow Celtic (yes, my memory stretches THAT far back lol)
I remember being taken to the game by my uncle about 8 years old, him and all the other dads and uncles inside the pub, all us kids outside and the adults bringing us out cans of coke and crisps, to appease us while they had their "beer ration", it seemed like ages before all the men came out the pub and we ploughed on the supporters bus, we were ALWAYS late getting to the game.
Another memory I have is my uncle turning up late and we missed our supporters bus, so we went to the main road and my uncle flagged down a passing Celtic supporters coach, my uncle shouted to me to RUN, as the coach only slowed down and we had to jump on the open entrance at the back of the bus, yes it was the old double decker bus with no closed door, and apparently all buses slowed down instead of stopping.
I also remember one of the first times my parents allowed me to go to a Celtic game myself with my pals, no adults, we were about 13 and caught the old Trolley Bus to the game, only problem was the bus only took us to Bridegton Cross and we had to run the gauntlet of all the drunk huns standing outside their pubs, I have never ran so fast in all my life until we got well past them, then we "bravely" turned around and sang Celtic songs and waved our scarves, safe in the knowledge they were too drunk and too unfit to chase us lol.

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15 Dec 2017 20:50:33
Aye Tim, only corpy buses were allowed to stop in Glasgow.

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15 Dec 2017 21:16:11
Much the same Tim; Other early memories are getting a 'lift over' the turn-style from the auld fella and other relatives when I was 6 and being placed on the white wall, while he went back up the jungle steps to be with his cronies.
The polis would walk round the red ash track, making sure we never slung our legs 'pitch-side' over the wall as we carved Celtic graffiti in the muck with lollipop sticks, while the bigger boeys would try and spit on the back of their coats as they strolled by.
Later on; when I started secondary School, I started going with a few mates - sometimes on public transport or supporters club, waiting until the members took their seats on the coach, before us non-members could get on, or packed into football specials like cattle, (sitting on the floor of the guards van) - then paying my 30p at the Boys Gate and experiencing the magic of the Jungle for the, then foreseeable future - until 'The Jungles Last Stand'.

My first 'Old Firm; game was in 1972 and I will never forget the atmosphere, how well we played and dominated (but only scored 2) , the huge crowd - and the crushes when we scored and the panic trying to push and shove for the exits at the final whistle, while singin, chanting and trying not to get separated at the same time. Away game were a great day out - with the match a bonus especially in the late 60's early 70's, when we were superb and you soon learned what grounds were hostile and dangerous places.

The daftest thing I probably did in those days was meet up in the Dolphin Bar in Partick when I was 19 and then proceed to the subway station at Merkland Street, travelling to a game at Ibrox.
Fortunately taunts, insults and 'evils' were the only 'damage' but it sobered me up in record time and we cadged a lift back after the game (we lost 2-1) on a supporters bus to Yoker.

Numerous great memories, some not so great, many highlights some heartache. Infinite reasons to love this unique and fabulous club.

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15 Dec 2017 22:21:03
Ah so that explains it, I have a memory of being in Glasgow with my mother, and we were going for the Dublin boat, I think I was about eleven, and my mother saying, "it doesn't stop, we have to jump on", I thought it was a tram, but maybe it was a bus, now that I know this.

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16 Dec 2017 10:39:38
I don't mean this to come across as cheeky in any way as i don't know how old people are using the site but is anyone old enough to have been at games when the crowds used the wooden ratchets/ rattles.

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15 Dec 2017 11:42:49
I really hope we don't sign Musonda. Not saying the kid isn't a good player but I'm fed up of the club bringing players in on loan for 6 or 12 months. It's time to start spending some cash and buy players. If not give some of our kids like Johnstone, miller and Hendry a go.

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15 Dec 2017 13:49:12
Come on iceman it’s plain to see we’re crying out fkd another midfielder! 😂😂 defence should be the first place we strengthen! I’d be quite happy if we strengthen the defence and nothing else to be honest!

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15 Dec 2017 15:03:34
Even though some of our attacking players have struggled for fitness and form, they have still managed to keep us top of the league, win the first trophy of the season and maintain this amazing run - and for a few of them their best is still to come after the winter break (rested and refreshed) .
The defense on the other hand has struggled to keep clean sheets recently and performances have been patchy with individual errors causing goals (and a couple of points at Easter Road) .
The club missed a trick not signing quality defenders in the summer and I think the emphasis should be on finding a class defender/ organiser, another full back and perhaps, a keeper to bolster our challenge for another treble and progress in the EL.

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15 Dec 2017 15:12:03
Oh completely agree defence and a goalkeeper would be my Christmas wish list. Also it's no secret I'd love to see McGinn come in too as I doubt Armstrong will be here beyond the summer.

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15 Dec 2017 10:41:00
Ed I just read a story about the young Milan keeper. It said in it that he has played in the EL this season but if he signs for a CL club he can play in that tourney.
Does that mean if Celtic sign someone that's played in the CL they can still play for us in the EL?

{Ed007's Note - Yes.}

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15 Dec 2017 12:08:32
Cool. That means the Germain guy still an option then. But is he any good?

{Ed007's Note - The German guy, Marvin Compper, would be ineligible to play in the EL for us because RB Leipzig are also in the EL. There's a thread on the rumours page where I explained it (yes)

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15 Dec 2017 13:20:20
Aw that's right you can't play against a team you've played for. Mind it fae other day sorry ed.

{Ed007's Note - You can't play for another club if the club you left is currently in the same competition.}

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14 Dec 2017 18:51:46
Looking for a bit of advise please bhoys.

I’m traveling up from Newcastle on 23rd for the Aberdeen game with my son for his first ever home match.

We will be driving up and back all in the same day so any advice as to best situation with regards parking?

I’ve never driven on match days, so not sure if it’s a definitely no-no? Would I Better parking further away and getting the train?

Cheers.

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14 Dec 2017 18:57:04
we usually park just off london road turn up by the shop just after the csc club, getting harder for spaces these days with all the new houses being built but always managed to get one up to now.

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14 Dec 2017 19:36:53
Craigarm: look up the area with Barrowfield st, get in there early 1pm and you pay the kids to "watch" you car £4 and there are plenty cars there so your car will be fine. its a 2 min walk across the road to Celtic park, and about 10 mins from the main Motorway to get you back down the road.

Hope that helps mate, safe journey and im sure you son will have a Great day.
HH.

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14 Dec 2017 19:54:20
You could try parking behind Dalmarnock station, it leaves you with a 10-15 minute walk to the ground.

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14 Dec 2017 19:56:54
If I were you I would park somewhere on/ off the road between Shawfield and Parkhead. This means you don't have far to walk after the match and you are close to the M74 for the return leg of the journey.

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14 Dec 2017 19:57:30
£4 they seen u coming peter lol.

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14 Dec 2017 20:11:55
WB: its the Big flash car I have. mind Bearsden and all that . fur coats and nae nickers as the saying goes.

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14 Dec 2017 20:18:29
Thanks Folks. Aiming to be up for about 12ish so should get a spot close by.

Wee man is looking forward to it, hopefully have a good day all round 👍.

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14 Dec 2017 21:26:10
Do they no let you land your helicopter on the park Peter? 👍🍀.

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15 Dec 2017 00:00:58
Craig I do the Newcastle journey on business and my advice is park in Newcastle and get the train. Last year I think it cost me £32 return which was less than ma diesel would have been. Plus it takes under an hour and a compated to 2 1/ 2 hour drive plus the weather isn't great. Enjoy the game with the wee man Craig. God Bless! ☘️.

{Ed007's Note - Can Welshy not pick them up somewhere? He'll need to ask the Mrs first right enough.....

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15 Dec 2017 07:54:47
WelshyTravel also does parking?

My mother-in-law has her lair in Baltic Street,

that early its easy enough to get parked there or the surrounding streets and then a wee walk up to paradise.

Just when you see a house made of candy, don't be tempted to eat any or you'll end up in the pot. Coincidently what has happen to all the local neds so your car will be safe. So I guess she has her uses.

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15 Dec 2017 08:54:43
how would you know peter? the last time you were at celtic park dixie deans was playing for us lol.

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15 Dec 2017 11:29:21
If you get to Celtic Park about 12 the Kerry dale suite will be open I know ure driving but the wee man and yourself could have something to eat and listen to the singer and enjoy the pre match atmosphere you have to show your tickets to gain entry but I will stress you have to be early hope u both have a great day haul hail.

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15 Dec 2017 17:58:44
Craigarm why not travel up on the supporters bus leaving from The Irish Centre? I go up with them quite a lot. Much easier than driving.

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15 Dec 2017 13:30:30
Your no far off the mark there ed she's no letting me go the sheep game cos staying overnight in hotel in Liverpool she went nuts when I said I was leaving that morninh in the 7 o'clock train 😂.

{Ed007's Note - And you're putting up with that?

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15 Dec 2017 23:09:57
Done her a deal she's driving me to my lift up to Dundee early doors Boxing Day 😏.

{Ed007's Note - It must be near somewhere she can return her Christmas presents or at least spend money.}

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15 Dec 2017 23:46:21
After receiving the letter telling me I couldn't give my season to my grandson when unable to attend I then received an email (being on the home cup ticket scheme) telling me how much it would cost if I upgraded my concession so that someone else could take my place in the event of me being unable to attend!
I give in!

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14 Dec 2017 17:36:45
We’ll just in from work and got a letter saying nobody but me can use my season tickets! An absolute bloody cheek they’ve got sending this out to people who shell out for season books! If I can’t make a game I always give my ticket to a pal or family member and that’s exactly what I’ll continue to do! The tickets been payed for so what’s the feckin difference! Pisses me off things like this honestly! Absolute bollocks! As is there pricing for the zenit game and when the cut off point is to buy the tickets! Not heard of a little thing called Xmas down there am guessing! 😡🤬.

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14 Dec 2017 17:57:42
It’s a bloody joke, how to kill the feel good factor, and merry Christmas, how are they going to police that the queues are bad enough.

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14 Dec 2017 17:58:19
That has always been in the terms and conditions when buying a season ticket. I can remember it printed in the old books.

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14 Dec 2017 18:08:08
Had to laugh at this bollocks, what a waste of paper sending out those letters, as if anyone's going to pay any attention to it. As you say my tickets payed for I can give it to who I like.

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14 Dec 2017 18:48:22
fkn farce what about the csc's who have tickets in there name. I'm with u lh still be passing mine round to anyone who needs if im not going.

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14 Dec 2017 19:11:40
It’s a joke lads! It’s like let’s think of a way to rile the supporters up! Totally pointless letter and bloody waste of Time!

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14 Dec 2017 19:30:53
It seems maybe the start of the club wanting to re-sell the ticket if the ticket holder can't go. Im sure other clubs in the EPL do it. Looks like another way to generate cash.

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14 Dec 2017 20:16:43
Am north stand upper and pay a fair whack, if am not there one of my bhoys or pals will get it, if everybody that couldn't go left there ticket not used you'd see a big difference on attendances as well as match day revenue would drop they might change there tune then. cheek.

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14 Dec 2017 21:00:42
They wouldn't change their tune because it's part of the SPFLs regulations. Says so in the letter.

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15 Dec 2017 12:13:23
Oh well better stick to the rules then.

{Ed007's Note - The letter is to try and cut down on grown men using kid's tickets after a flurry of complaints by other season ticket holders about it.}

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14 Dec 2017 15:21:46
Well I think that's our left back problem sorted McGregor was outstanding there last night.

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14 Dec 2017 14:16:20
Don't post very often but was at the game with my wheelchair bound sister had problems under foot with ice and couldn't get a grip and 3 Bhoys unprompted just helping me to push the wheelchair all the way up to the gate . Fans like no other.

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15 Dec 2017 00:18:05
Hope your sister had a ball FA65. ☘️.

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15 Dec 2017 14:19:40
Yes she did jfp just like she does every time thanks.

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14 Dec 2017 08:14:20
BR was right to rest some players last night it will have done them good. Ajer for me has done enough to keep his place in the team for the Hearts game. The team played some good possession football. Amstrong who has been out of sorts this season i thought looked more like his old self, as did Sinclair in spells and there was some neat passing throughout between Sinclair and McGregor who I thought put in an excellent shift, as did Edouard.

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14 Dec 2017 10:29:06
Did Boyata go off due to an injury or was it just to give Jozo a run out? If it's the former then we might not have much choice in the matter.

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14 Dec 2017 10:57:48
Been saying for months Ajer deserves his chance! Very harsh to judge the young guy after the Astana game IMO! He was in next to bitton that nite and that done him no favours! The bhoys composed he can pass and I like the way he brings the Ball out from the back! Also not afraid of a tackle! Get him in there for a run of games to see how he gets on! He can’t be any worse than boyata!

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14 Dec 2017 11:04:36
Ajer deserves to keep his spot for sure. For me, if it's playing 2, alongside Boyata, who I still think is our best CB.

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14 Dec 2017 12:00:26
Scary stuff if boyata is our best centre back Jim! Lol. never rated boyata bad I don’t think I ever will! Gave him credit for forcing his way back into the team, but I think that was more about Brendan not rating Erik! Any sort of pressure and he folds! And I’ll never forget him hobbling of against sevco because he was ‘injured’ if we’ve got any real ambition to have a run In the EL then we need far better in defence!

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14 Dec 2017 12:55:13
It might well be a case of slim pickings Lh, the truth is that there's a few positions we need to improve, even to go some way in the Europa. But for me, he's our best CB. When we do sign a CB is it going to be another project? Because we have enough projects in the dept. with Jozo and Ajer. What we need in there is experience, pedigree. The trouble there is, what does even say £8m get you right now? We'd probably be looking at a free agent/ last year of contract or a player that a big side are looking to off-load. Somebody like Kolo, but with a few more miles left in the tank.

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14 Dec 2017 07:55:33
Just a random question to all. When did a shy stop being called a shy and become a throw in? Couldn't tell you the last time I heard of a shy being taken.

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14 Dec 2017 09:30:40
Aye, and when did we get rid of half-backs and inside forwards?

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14 Dec 2017 10:05:17
My old boy has always said it and as time goes on it sounds less right all the time lol.

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14 Dec 2017 10:46:32
Growing up; it was always a 'shy' a 'by kick', and the shout was always 'foul' - never 'handball'. 'Wall-passes' were wan-two's and Tommy Gemmell did toe-bashers (not toe-pokes) .
Jim Brogan dished out 'wee messages' - never 'went to ground' and any dugs that came on the pitch were always called John Greig?!
Aye changed days, indeed.

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14 Dec 2017 10:55:46
PMSL Once A Bhoy. Quality.

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14 Dec 2017 11:40:11
We always (in the north east) called a 'by-kick' a 'place kick'.

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15 Dec 2017 01:12:33
A dropped baw? We used to do a run up dropped baw if the offence merited it at school, horrible 50/ 50's on ash. Last I saw it on telly was broony v diouf. Won both if I remember :)

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13 Dec 2017 22:23:05
Hope the McGinn talk ends again. Rank rotten as per usual. Anyone can play a few wonder games against the best team in the country but stand out against the rest especially that muck from Govan.

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14 Dec 2017 07:03:40
Doesn't seem any better than the likes of Henderson to me.

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14 Dec 2017 07:20:39
McGinn is a talent, possibly potentially, the most talented midfielder in Scotland at the minute, don't know why people put him down because he plays for Hibs. People have casted doubts on Griffith's ability when he played for Hibs.

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14 Dec 2017 07:50:11
I like McGinn but that's based on his performances against us and in the recent Scotland v Holland game. To be honest unless you are watching Hibs every week it's difficult to pass judgement properly.

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14 Dec 2017 22:54:15
Im on the fence but he has been the driving force in that team make no mistake. Not to be sniffed at for a guy his age. With better players round him he would go up a level again without having the pressure to do it all.

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