Noo, Away And Find Yer Real Rivals

Shaky start to the game but Celtic only had to step up on gear to win. The Current score for this season is Celtic 8 – The Rangers 2 with a points difference of 19pts.

From pre season and throughout the season we’ve been told that our main rivals are The Rangers. Naw they urny ! Our only rivals are ourselves.

So it’s time that The Rangers and the laptop loyal started to concentrate on their real rivals. Teams at roughly the same level like Aberdeen, Hearts and St Johnstone.

For as long as they keep trying to compete with Celtic on and off the pitch it just makes them look stupid.

As for Celtic it’s onwards and upwards. A wee couple of weeks in the sun and a couple of good signings. Then it’s simply time to get the SPFL finished and start preparations for the Champions League. If we pick up the Scottish cup on the way then all the better. 🙂

Hail, Hail and a Happy new year to you and your loved ones.

Wullie Please remember and follow @TCNGC17

Ibrox ? Might As Well Be Fir Park

We have a home tie against Ross County tomorrow night, personally I think County are a decent outfit.

Once that is over with, regardless of the result we have an away game on Saturday. The opponents are the football club formerly  known As Rangers. I have no extra worries  about this game as I would have playing away from home at any SPFL game.

I’m 52 now so I can remember that in the run up to playing Rangers at any ground was always exciting and I’d be a bag of nerves for days. All that has gone now.

Since the introduction of ‘The Rangers’ I’ve never sweated over any match in which we have played them.

  1. First time we played them at Hampden I knew we would beat them. Simply we had better players.
  2. The second time we played them in a semi final I did have some worries. Although we still had better players I knew our dressing room had lost faith in the manager. I was concerned that we would not play with the intensity required to beat any one. Even at that they could only win on pens.
  3. The first SPFL match up ever between the teams I was chilled out. I knew we were too good for them and that we had a manager capable of making tactical and personnel changes when needed.
  4. The last game at Hampden, again no worries, in fact I’d go as far to say that we dominated that game even more than the 5 -1 game.

So as you might have guessed by now I don’t actually have any fear of not winning at Ibrox.

The Old Firm died in 2012 along with Rangers FC. The team we will face on Saturday are not anywhere near the threat that RFC posed us. Celtic’s biggest threat comes from within, If we don’t approach any match with professionalism and hard work then we will struggle against other SPFL sides.

Ibrox Roofs – The Truth

This is not to be taken lightly. Something has to be done before someone is hurt.

Basically the title is what is known as click bait.

Now that I have your attention what I really want to draw your attentionf to is the relaunch on 20th of January of The Celtic Network Good Causes site. .

Firstly I’m delighted to announce our 6 good causes in no particular order of preference.

The main thing I can offer these great people is my IT knowledge. It must be remembered that these guys do all the hard work despite the fact that they all have work and family commitments. These punters are legends to me. They are also very humble.

So what can you do to help TCN Good Causes to help them ? Well it’s pretty simple and will only take two seconds of your time.

I would love our social media accounts to reach 1,000 followers or likes by the time the site launches. So click on these icons and that’s you made a difference already.

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The Bhoys Of The Hard Hat Brigade

Good Morning Tims, hope yer all in good spirit.

I’ve noticed via social media that there are calls for Celtic fans attending the Hogmanay Glasgow derby match to don hard hats. I understand why, it’s a piss take due to continued speculation that Ibrox is in a dilapidated state.

Alas , I don’t think it’s funny or appropriate. If there are serious structural problems pertaining to supporting roof connectors then this is not funny in the least. People could die if a catastrophic failure occurs during the game. I’m sure that no Celtic fan wants to witness that.

Surely there are plenty of other ways we can ‘rip the piss’ out of the Ibrox support ? Rather than wearing hard hats to the game it is more important that we put pressure on Celtic and the relevant authorities to investigate whether the stadium is actually safe enough to hold 50,000 supporters ?

If Celtic do not get satisfactory and detailed proof to allay safety concerns then they should return all tickets.

After the Ibrox disaster, the Bradford fire and Hillsborough the health, safety and well being of ALL supporters must be paramount. Simply wearing a hard hat to gloat over your opponents doesn’t cut it for me. Especially is supporters are in danger.

Hail, Hail

It Has Nothing To Do With Celtic FC

People who know this site understand that it does not confine its self to purely Celtic matters. One of the main reasons for this sites existence is to challenge media lies and bias. This is why I believe that the video below has a place on this site.

The film highlights BBC lies and propaganda in the run up to Scotland’s independence referendum on 18th of September 2014. It also demonstrates that the entire Scottish mainstream media can also not be trusted to tell the truth about a raft of important issues facing the country.

As football supporters from the majority of Scottish clubs we already know that the SMSM have been spreading lies and misinformation, especially since 2012. As that is the case then the content of this film will not come as any great surprise.

If you can please find the time to watch this even if it’s only for 20 mins each time. The main thing is to watch the whole film.

If you agree with it then please share it and tell the BBC to stick their license fee where the sun don’t shine.

Fanancial Doping Is Back On The Menu

It’s a well established fact that oldco Rangers financially doped Scottish football via dodgy tax scams which in the end killed them.

After the events of 2012 you would have thought that financial Fair Play would be uppermost in the minds of football authorities in Scotland ?

Sadly that does not seem to be the case.

The Authorities seem quite happy to sit back and let newco financially dope Scottish football again, this time through running up large debts paying and signing players they otherwise could not afford.

This clearly gives them an unfair advantage over all other SPFL clubs except Celtic. All these other clubs are living within their means. There are also big clubs like Hibs and Dundee Utd in the Championship.

I’m sure that some people may accuse Celtic of financially doping the league, but that would be missing the point of Financial Fair Play. Celtic paid over £4m for Scott Sinclair but it was over £4m of Celtic’s own money. Not supported by debt.

The single biggest question Scottish football fans should be asking the authorities is : What are you going to do to protect Scottish clubs who adhere to the rules ?

This question was raised on Twitter by @Barcabhoy today.

It’s time for some real transparency from the authorities on how Financial Fair Play is monitored and governed.

Scottish football should be run for the benefit of all clubs and not just one. At present newco have not contributed anything positive to the SPFL. It’s time for clubs living within their means to be protected from this rogue club.


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Ad Free Celtic Fans Sites

As many of you have noticed visiting some Celtic fan sites on the web has become a pain in the arse due to aggressive 3rd party ads. I’m proud to say that since this site was born in 2011 it has remained ad free. Sites will state that they use ads to cover costs and fair enough but what’s the point of covering your costs if visitors get put off by popups and other aggressive ad software?

I cover costs on here buy sending out the annual “TCN BEGGING BOWL BLOG”. This normally brings in between £300 and £400 per year. That covers my server hosting and domain renewal and the spare cash gets donated to good causes. So there’s no need for ads and visitors don’t have to wait between one and two minutes for the article they want to read to load. As this site is mainly now an archive of #FAC posts I’m happy to cover the costs myself now.

So if you are sick of ads ruining your blog reading I would like to recommend two sites for Celtic fans. Both have multiple authors and offer a good range of articles.

Hail Hail Media 

It’s A Grand Auld Team 

If you know of any ad free Celtic sites, let me know about them and I’ll add them to my new ‘Ad free celtic sites’ page.

Hail, Hail