Atmosphere at Celtic Park is flat without the Green Brigade

You have to admit that the atmosphere at Celtic Park is flat without the Green Brigade…

: Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is seen during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Celtic FC and Aberdeen at Celtic Park Stadium on November 12, 2023. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Yesterday’s performance on the park was the best of the season, but off it, it  was anything but. Whether you like them or not you have to admit without the entire North Curve in attendance, Paradise loses that little bit of atmosphere.

It was eerily silent for large parts of the game, in a match we were playing our best stuff of the season. It was a cold day, but the football on show sure warmed us up. That’s why I was surprised at the lack of atmosphere inside the ground.

Luis Palma of Celtic celebrates after he scores his team’s third goal from the penalty spot during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Celtic FC and Aberdeen at Celtic Park Stadium on November 12, 2023. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

A good few supporters tried to get things going but sadly to no avail. A few half-hearted chants were all that could be heard before sadly disappearing.

Celtic Park needs the Green Brigade, to suggest otherwise is in my opinion, utter nonsense. Yes the subdued atmosphere didn’t affect the outcome of the game as the team played our best football of the season, but it adds more to the occasion when the place is in full voice and absolutely bouncing.

That’s why it’s imperative that both sides – the Celtic Board and the Green Brigade – bite the bullet and sit down with to air out their differences and reach an agreement on the way forward that everyone can buy into.

The sooner this is all sorted and the Green Brigade are back inside Paradise and also at away grounds the better for everyone connected with Celtic.

Just an Ordinary Bhoy

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An ordinary everyday Celtic supporters hailing and still residing in Govan in the shadows of the enemy. I’m a season ticket holder. I Witnessed my first Celtic game in 1988 and have attended when I can ever since. Growing up in the 90s I witnessed Celtic at their lowest, and now appreciate the historic success we enjoy today. I enjoy writing about this wonderful football club and hopefully will continue to do so. I’ve always been a keen writer and initially started this a hobby. My ambition is to one day become as good an author as my fellow Celtic Star colleagues.


  1. This is one of the most stupid articles I have read. The atmosphere is not flat. Not where I sit and I know of plenty who agree. They do not create the atmosphere in the stadium and they are so arrogant in their belief of their own self importance.

  2. Disgruntled Celtic Fan on

    Oh please give it a rest. Your constant Green Brigade dick pandering is pathetic.

    We do NOT want or need these self-important arseholes and it’s high time you and their fan boys get that into your thick skulls.

    They are ideological fuckwits, who put themselves above Celtic and use and abuse the privileges they were given and the club and fans are sick of them.

    You live them so much? How about you all fuck off and support Partick Thistle instead?

    • Just shows you that the most important part of Celtic (the team) don’t need all the noise that the Green Brigade bring to Celtic park, ban them for life as they bring nothing but shame and fines to Celtic FC.
      They think they are above the rules at parkhead that have been there for years. Assaulted a steward at Easter Road. This has no part in football.
      Remember in 2012 the headlines read “RIP Rangers fc”
      The headline in 2023 should read “RIP Green Brigade” good riddance

      • If someone assaulted a steward then they should be charged with that. Where else in the world does 200 odd people be punished for 1 persons actions?

  3. Malcolm Campbell on

    Ok, so it isn’t necessary for the expletives in the response, however I completely agree with the sentiment. Celtic was a special club with special supporters b4 the GB and they will do just fine without them. They chose to ignore every single warning about their irresponsible behaviour so must suffer the consequences

  4. Martin Blackshaw on

    What you really meant to say in that piece was that the atmosphere was calm and enjoyable yesterday without all the geopolitical garbage. The only downside was that element of the lower IQ who refused a respectful silence for the dead of two wars and ongoing conflicts around the world.

    • Martin, you clearly haven’t been on the receiving end of his majesties forces, I have as has my mate 6 feet down in the ground.

  5. Agree with the article. Atmosphere was flat yesterday. Was like a sterile EPL game. Cheering when there was a goal otherwise fairly quiet. For all those who’ve been bagging on about how great it will be to get back to singing the “traditional songs”. Where were you yesterday? Come on now, the stage is yours. Won’t hold my breath.

  6. Sorry, but that was one of the worst atmospheres ever! I attended the match with some friends from Germany, and they were shocked by the lackluster atmosphere. To be honest, a few Aberdeen supporters made more noise than our entire group.

  7. Nonsense I go to watch football and for a change got to communicate with other supporters instead of a drum banging in my ear.

    To state the club needs the GB stupid or the Bhoys to that effect. All that is required is someone to co-ordinate aint that what the PA is for. Play the start of tunes the fans will sing

  8. The atmosphere with the GB is toxic , constant Rebs , sectarian songs little if anything to do with what is going on the park . Little support for so many players over praising others . It’s time Celtic fans unite behind our club , manager and ALL the players !! HH