The Dundee Riot ? #tcnfacfiles

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On the 26th of December 2012 Celtic defeated Dundee 2 – 0 at Dens Park. That night a Dundee official said he had witnessed the worst football violence since the 1970’s .

Peter Lawwell was so incensed that he asked the ticket office to supply him with the names of all season ticket holders for section 111 who had tickets for that game. Why he never just asked for the names of every season ticket holder who was there is so far a mystery. The following day bloggers, journos and ex Celtic players who were not present had a dig at our support for this ‘riot’.

So far on planet Earth I’ve yet to meet anyone who was there say there was a riot. I have been told of a fight that took place between two families who had a grudge to settle but a fight is not a riot. For anyone in doubt this sadly is a riot.

Now the above riot has been documented on video and in pictures and it led to the banning of alcohol in Scottish football grounds. Not only that but tighter controls on entry to a match.

The strange thing about the Dundee riot of 2012 is that we have not seen any video or picture evidence neither has their been any high level or even low level ‘summit’ held by any politicians, Police or football authorities. Surely if there was such a threat to public order at Dens Park then the high and mighty of the land would have been commissioning reports and holding investigations into this ‘riot’.

So in an attempt to find out what really happened we would like people to post links to video and images of the Dundee riot. If there was indeed a riot I’m sure there will be plenty of hard evidence to support this. Just like Hampden 1980 and The Gallowgate Tea Party 2013.

TCN is not here to hide stuff like this so if there is proof of a riot we will publish it.

Hail, Hail

Who do you think you are kidding Mr Gray ? #tcnfacfiles

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Les Gray, who recently retired as chairman of the Scottish Police Federation was on BBC Newsnight Scotland spinning like a spider on Speed. Quite frankly Mr Gray came across as a petty minded man churning out the party line with no real substance to his rent a gob statements.

Below we will debunk some of Mr Gray’s fantasy remarks with cold hard honest facts. Continue reading “Who do you think you are kidding Mr Gray ? #tcnfacfiles”

Celtic release a strong statement on sectarian offences #tcnfacfiles

TCN FAC Files No 12 of 84 Nov 18th 2011

TCN Welcomes Celtic FC’s Statement

As follows

Celtic Football Club Statement

By: Newsroom Staff on 18 Nov, 2011 13:58

FOLLOWING the release today of figures by the Scottish Government relating to charges under Section 74 of the Criminal Justice Scotland Act 2003 for the year 2010-2011, Celtic Football Club have released the following statement.

“Celtic Football Club welcomes the Crime and Justice report issued today. However, for clarity it is important to explain these figures and place these in context.

”It is noted that Celtic Park is mentioned as being the location for 47 charges. Fourteen of these offences relate to Celtic supporters, with 33 relating to supporters of visiting teams. (figs. provided by the Information Sharing Protocol  with Strathclyde Police).

”To again put this in context, during that period approximately one million Celtic supporters visited the stadium, and approximately 35,000 supporters of away teams have attended Celtic Park.

”It is important also to stress that the 14 Celtic supporters involved have all been banned from Celtic Park.

“The vast majority of religiously-aggravated crime does not take place in or around football stadia, with 90 offences reported at stadia out of a total of 693 offences.

”The claim that 231 offences are ‘football-related’ also needs further analysis. The majority of ´football-related´ offences take place away from football stadia .

”In addition, more than 60 per cent of the total number of offences are alcohol-related. It is clear, therefore, that this also re-enforces Celtic´s long-held view that sectarianism and religious prejudice are societal issues and cannot be laid predominantly at the door of football.

”Clearly, as a club open to all since its formation in 1888, Celtic will continue to work strenuously against all forms of bigotry and religious prejudice.

“While the vast majority of offences at Celtic Park have been committed by visiting supporters, it is important that our own support understands that any form of sectarian behaviour is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

“Celtic´s traditions of tolerance, diversity and openness are something we hold very dear and are fundamental to the Club´s ethos.”

Published on Celtic FC Web Site

So 14 Celtic Fans arrested from approx 1 million in attendance and 33 from approx 35,000 “away” supporters? This tells it’s own story. Time for the politicians, Police and media to back off from us and concentrate on the real culprits. We all know who they are.

Big Day on and off the park #tcnfacfiles

TCN FAC Files No 7 of 84 Oct 29th 2011

Celtic fans have a big day ahead. Firstly there is the Fans Against Criminalisation demo in George square at 12.30pm then it’s on to Celtic park to support the team against Hibs in the SPL.

A good turn out at the demo and a win at Celtic park should make this a day to remember.

TCN will be attending both events and we will publish a small report on the demo with pictures later today as well as the usual match images.

Hail Hail and Kill The Bill

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 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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Welcome to The Celtic Network FAC Files

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When I set up TCN in 2011 it was against the background of the so called ‘shame game’ and the SNP’s ‘Summit’. Little did I realise that football fans from every club in Scotland would be criminalised from the outcome of the SNP’s ‘summit’. I won’t rake over the coals of the ‘shame’ game, we all have eyes in our head and as such know what happened. Continue reading “Welcome to The Celtic Network FAC Files”

Sir Stephen House’s Letter – My Rebuttal part 2.

Welcome to part 2 of my opinions on the letter sent from Sir Stephen House head of Police Scotland to Jackie Baillie MSP, regarding the events in the Gallowgate, Glasgow on 16/March/2013. Once again these are my personal thoughts and not that of The Celtic Network or Fans Against Criminalisation. Continue reading “Sir Stephen House’s Letter – My Rebuttal part 2.”

FAC – Early Return For TCN

Hail, Hail !

I was originally planning to re open the main Celtic Network site on January the 2nd. However due to some info I have received regarding the events of Saturday 16th of March 2013 in the Gallowgate, Glasgow ‘The Gallowgate Tea Party’ the site will reopen on the evening of December 4rth 2014. Continue reading “FAC – Early Return For TCN”

Celtic Fans Open Meeting Wed 2nd April Info

The 4th Celtic Fans Open Meeting will be held on Wed 2nd April, CSA London Rd, at 7pm. All Celtic fans are welcome to come along to discuss and debate various topics including Policing, stewarding,improving relations between the support the club etc. Continue reading “Celtic Fans Open Meeting Wed 2nd April Info”

Are You Concerned About Fans Harassment ?

Hail, Hail fellow Tims.

Tonight I’ve noticed several of our fellow supporters complaining about fan harassment at today’s match. This is no big surprise to me as I’ve been involved with Fans Against Criminalisation for a couple of years now. However what I’d like to say is that while social media is good for highlighting issues it’s not the right platform to resolve issues.
Continue reading “Are You Concerned About Fans Harassment ?”

Statue debate is a distraction.

I noticed today there is a bit of a debate surrounding a proposed statue dedicated to Celt’s For Change. My personal opinion is this. I don’t and could not care less about statues outside Celtic park. Don’t get me wrong it’s nice to commemorate important Celtic people or groups but we have a bigger problem to sort out just now.

We should not be getting bogged down is silly infighting over a statue when we are still waiting for answers from this current board on their relationship with Strathclyde Police now Police Scotland. We are still waiting on answers to why this current board seem reluctant to back Celtic supporters who are being harassed by the Police for alleged ‘Thought crimes’.

So if we are going to have an internal debate in my opinion it should be about this current issue which is far more important to the well being of the entire club than who’s said what regarding Celts for change and what statues people want.

We need this ‘communication’ problem with the board sorted out ASAP, then we can argue about statues.


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Come On Celtic !

celtic champions

Celtic are now just 90 minutes away from winning the SPL for the second time in a row. The players just have to give their all for 90 minutes today to achieve this.

One thing they should get into their heads today is that the fans deserve to leave Celtic Park today celebrating 2 in a row for the incredible backing they have given the team. They also owe it to themselves and the manager.

The support have had to put up with a lot of negative attention from the Police and our own board this season so they deserve this day to be a day of celebration.

Neil Lennon will have to sit in the stand today because of a shocking decision by the SFA to punish him for uttering the word fanny. So the best way to get back at the Fannies at the SFA is for the players to go out there  bury ICT and secure the title.

Come on Celtic one last big push.


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Who do you think you are kidding Mr Gray ?

Les Gray, who recently retired as chairman of the Scottish Police Federation was on BBC Newsnight Scotland spinning like a spider on Speed. Quite frankly Mr Gray came across as a petty minded man churning out the party line with no real substance to his rent a gob statements.

Below we will debunk some of Mr Gray’s fantasy remarks with cold hard honest facts. Continue reading “Who do you think you are kidding Mr Gray ?”

Sevco Sectarianism but Police Swamp CATB gig

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Well once again it’s been a crazy weekend in the ‘best wee country in the world’. Sectarian singing is condemned by an ESPN presenter and they say they will contact the Police and Authorities to ‘see if they can do something’. Once again it takes someone from outside Scotland to highlight the bigotry in the Sevco support. Continue reading “Sevco Sectarianism but Police Swamp CATB gig”

Report from Offensive Behaviour Meeting

This ill advised law which many of us fought against comes into force on March first. Paul McKenna of Bishop Crosas CSC attended a Q&A session last night and has provided TCN with the key points from the meeting.

“Attended a meeting with the police team that will run the offensive behaviour act coming March 1st.

Continue reading “Report from Offensive Behaviour Meeting”

Illicit Scottish Songs. Your move Alex.

Here’s a few Scottish songs that might put you in Jail under the new law.

These songs are openly seditious to the Crown, openly anti English and one openly slates King William of Orange. As a Scotsman I’m proud of these songs. However this is just the tip of the iceberg as far as oppression in Scotland is concerned. Scotland got totally raped in the same way as Ireland did by the English and their home grown collaborators (now known as the Conservative and Unionist Party ). Continue reading “Illicit Scottish Songs. Your move Alex.”

What’s Strathclyde Police’s Game ?

As you all know by now I’m in favour of sticking to Celtic songs at games but we’ll put that to one side just now.

The news that a senior Strathclyde Police officer Eddie Smith approached UEFA delegates and made a complaint about what he classed as illicit chants at the Celtic Rennes game raises a few questions about the Polices motives. Continue reading “What’s Strathclyde Police’s Game ?”