Celtic’s ridiculously low Tynecastle allocation

Celtic will have a comparatively large away support at Fir Park on Sunday as Brendan Rodgers and his side look to break free from their winter malaise to find some form, score some goals and most importantly pick up the three points.

Joe Hart’s decision today may well have been made after careful consideration and deliberation but the timing is likely to have plenty to do with the experienced campaigner knowing that the announcement of him hanging up his gloves in June will very probably galvanise the squad to send Hart out with a spectacular bang.

We’ll see if it makes a difference and one thing it will do is allow the Celtic supporters to acclaim the big Englishman who has made himself very much part of the Celtic family.

Celtic will have the backing of 4,558 supporters at Fir Park and that will be an increasing rare treat for the Celtic supporters who will travel anywhere to follow the team but with so many small minds In Scottish football doing all they can to cherish their empty seats.

Tickets will be available to every Dundee supporter who wants to follow their team to Celtic Park on Wednesday night where we’ll get another chance to watch Owen Beck in action at left back. The Celtic Star was first to link the Liverpool loanee with a move to Celtic last August and it so nearly happened in the January window. Maybe next time eh?

Tomoki Iwata celebrates after scoring our fourth goal during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Hearts and Celtic FC at Tynecastle on October 22, 2023. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Then after Dundee visit Celtic Park in midweek we are on the road again, this time to Tynecastle where our allocation is a ridiculously low 576 tickets. Last time we were there Hearts tried the same trick but it backfired leave the stand that housed Celtic fans in the corner mostly empty. It was there lowest crowd of the season as the Jambos obviously didn’t fancy their chances against the Champions. They were right of course but they did pull off a shock in December at Celtic Park, where their full tick allocation wasn’t taken up.

Away Tickets for the Glasgow Derbies at Ibrox then Celtic Park have yet to discussed. With their title challenge riding high and their support convinced it’s their year their support want back into Paradise. It’s only when it suits them. Last weekend’s moving of the goal posters in the Women’s Derby where all 709 tickets were sold and purchased by Celtic supporters in good faith before they concocted a plan to extort money from Celtic to fund their security.

Can they be trusted ever again? Have the Celtic supporters got their money back or are they creditors (cough)?

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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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