‘Don’t hang your banners’, requests Sunday’s ‘host Club’ (as Celtic call them)

RANGERS have formally requested that Celtic fans do NOT hang banners over the front of the top tier of the Broomloan Stand on Sunday afternoon.

This request has been confirmed by Celtic’s SLO John Paul Taylor, who brilliantly describes Rangers as “the host Club!”

So at the request of Rangers, Sunday’s host Club, please consider NOT hanging your banners, especially nasty, offensive Irish tricoloury ones, from the top tier. These upset the natives you know.

So does your singing!

So please don’t sing any off those nasty, offensive rebel songs, whether you are in the top tier or the lower section. These upset the natives too, and they only ever sing football related songs as we all know. So fair is fair, please, cut it out.


And what about those prestigious Ibrox toilets? Please don’t bring air-freshers or candles. That was RUDE!

No stickers, especially if you are sitting in the Union Bears seats, these young supporters, knowing their place, have given up their seats so you can have a party. A little respect is called for, please!

If any of you have any beachballs, it’s not really the weather for them, so leave them at home.

Don’t try and do that daft Glasgow’s green and white song – we only have one end and it would mean the right side would have to sing to the left hand side of the Broomloan and that sounds like too much bother.

Don’t laugh at The People in the other stands leaving early either. It is something we have noticed in all of our three visits to this stadium to play this host club. Apparently their fans think games last 70 minutes and the second time we were there they still left ten minutes early!

Some of the other Celtic sites have been writing about them being short on readies, they borrowed money up a close or something, we’re not too sure and not that bothered.

At The Celtic Star  we are obsessed with Celtic.

Anyway, if the host club is short on readies, it would be nice if we all bought a programme, a pie and a bovril and anything else that is on sale in those super efficient pie stalls. At Celtic Park there’s always a big queue but on the three times we’ve been to Ibrox to play this host Club, you get served straight away.

Host club efficiency for you! The most successful pie stall operators in the world! Even if it’s not theirs anymore.

Remember NO BANNERS! We’ll be watching and will name and shame you next week on The Celtic Star.


We contacted a representative from the Tommy Gemmell Dunblane CSC who has confirmed that  as a result of the request from Sunday’s host Club, there will be strictly no colours or singing on the bus, that no rebellious tunes will be heard, no Irish flags will be permitted and polite applause only will greet each Celtic goal for the club’s members. This large banner will NOT be present, especially as the bus has top tier tickets and some folk have been know to get carried away (literally!) in the past!

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The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds 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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