Celtic make correct call on Glasgow Derby tickets, but a solution is in sight

Celtic are sticking to their word and refusing to allocate theRangers a ticket allocation for the Glasgow Derby Scottish Premiership clash at Celtic Park on 30 December.

The club are quite within their rights too. The Glasgow Derby allocation has suffered over the last few years, with either a measly 800 tickets on offer or a complete lock out regarding the travelling support. That of course is down to the actions of both theRangers supporters and their feeble board.

It’s not even a debate, they hatched a plan on their forums to try to derail Celtic and stop us winning at Ibrox in the hope that they could neutralise the points allocated in these matches and then get the better of us via taking more points against the rest of the league although they’ve lost to both Kilmarnock and Aberdeen while Celtic have just had one draw against St Johnstone and of course we won the Glasgow Derby AT IBROX last month when we had no supporters present.

Indeed the ONLY time they actually won the league was in freakish circumstance when NO FANS were allowed in anywhere due to the covid pandemic. They have already chased another manager and the next guy will turn up at Celtic Park and look around for his own support who will be absent. They’ll blame Celtic though.

The poor souls just couldn’t take any more of the Celtic players celebrating in their own midden. In turn the Ibrox hierarchy took the supporters feelings on board and dramatically slashed the Celtic ticket allocation.

It’s definitely ruined the Glasgow Derby away day experience and perhaps takes an edge off the fiery atmosphere and that’s the same for their own supporters too. Keyboard hardmen ruining it for their own support.

But that is one club’s problem and no one else’s. Celtic have quite rightly snubbed any notion of an away ticket allocation this time, and despite theRangers plea or demand should I say, they will get what they deserve and that is absolutely nothing, zilch.

The Ibrox club are making a song and dance out of the refusal of tickets, but that’s them just trying to appease their supporters by making them think they are standing up to Celtic, No surrender and all that. But in reality they will just be swatted away, which is no more than they deserve.

Celtic are open to discussion on increasing the allocation and indeed Neil Doncaster at the SPFL is looking at introducing a rule change so that away numbers are guaranteed. If the clubs agree this looks like being in place in January 2024 in time for next season.

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.

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