The Celtic Network Supports – Fans Against Criminalisation

A new campaign group, Fans Against Criminalisation, has been formed by Celtic fans to campaign against the first part of the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Bill.
Following the so-called ‘Shame Game’ last March, the police and the Scottish Government called Celtic and Rangers to a summit to discuss a range of societal problems they claimed football was responsible for. Since then, the ills of society have been laid at football’s door and football fans have been blamed for everything from sectarianism to drink-fuelled domestic abuse. The government and a hitherto compliant Scottish media have portrayed the Offensive Behaviour at Football Bill as ‘anti-sectarian’ legislation.

Wim's Tims-The best thing to hit Scottish Football in 10 years.

Thanks to the Celtic Network and James in particular for giving me the opportunity to plug my book Wim’s Tims-The best thing to hit Scottish Football in 10 years.
If Love Street 86 was our JFK moment, Celtic Park 98 was our VE Day. The period before we won the league, as in the last nine years, was when I grew up with Celtic. With no kids and a succession of failed relationships then, well not for me like, it was the women who failed, I’m kidding, Celtic consumed almost everything I did. I stayed in on Friday nights so to have money for the games, I borrowed a lot, I took gifts with no shame and often went without just to see Celtic.

Fans stuck in limbo.

So lets have a debate

The latest defeat to Hearts has started a great debate on Twitter, Facebook and fans sites. Due to the international break the fans are now left in limbo till the next Celtic game were I suspect voices of dissatisfaction will start to be heard. Until then the debate between the fans will go on.We do of course have the AGM coming up soon however I doubt we’ll get anything from that.

Celtic Fans Media. So far ahead of the game.

The Celtic Network was created to give Celtic fans a credible alternative to mainstream media and after the first two months we’re delighted to announce that we are starting to deliver.
We have already had 50,809 unique visitors with roughly 8,000 of those visitors leaving the site to visit our partner sites. Most sites would moan about that amount of visitors leaving to go on to other sites but we are delighted with the numbers and we hope that over time the numbers will increase.

At long last. Celtic take action

Not being someone who buys or reads the Daily Record on any of the other scandal rags served up as newspapers in Scotland I only found out late last night about this latest irresponsible article.
I am delighted to see that the club have issued the following statement:

By: Newsroom Staff on 17 Sep, 2011 15:44

CELTIC Football Club has issued a statement on a Daily Record article printed today.

Maley's Bhoys Christmas with Kano.

TCN are delighted to support this great cause launched by Maley’s Bhoys. Please help out if you can.

 
If you do one thing today, please take 2 minutes of your time to read this, as it’s for a very good cause:
When I founded the ‘Maley’s Bhoys’ website in January of this year, I aimed to build a website and an online community with strong links to the worldwide Celtic fan base, and to charitable causes. In approximately eight months, we have been fortunate enough to continue to grow from nothing into a small, but valued, part of the online Celtic community. During this time, with the support of many good people, we were able to do our bit to raise money for the kids at the Good Child Foundation in Thailand with a raffle and an auction, with proceeds totalling over £375.