Introduction of netting for Glasgow Derbies, just as The Celtic Star reported

Late last night The Celtic Star reported on Celtic’s application to replace 455 seats in the south west corner of Celtic Park with safe-standing rail seating which is a follow on from the Bhoys Celtic ultras group moving from their previous area at the back of the upper north west corner of the stadium. 

Celtic submit application to create second standing section inside Celtic Park

Celtic hope to deliver on their commitment to create a second standing area inside Celtic Park in the new season and are currently awaiting permission from Building Standards at Glasgow City Council to proceed.

Last season in an exclusive on The Celtic Star, we told you that netting was going to be required in order for Celtic to accept tickets for the games at Ibrox and that theRangers had accepted that the current state of affairs surrounding the away support at Glasgow Derby games was unsafe, after a total of seven incidents where Celtic supporters were struck by missiles, including glass Buckfast bottles, at Ibrox.

Senior Celtic Source – Rangers agreed that Ibrox corner is unsafe and plan to install nets

For the record (and the sun) there were no such incidents at Celtic Park.

We also broke the news that the allocation would be increased to 2500 for next season, that was several months before the official news broke, and quite a few folk took issue with our story on social media at the time implying that we had made it up.  Turns out we hadn’t and the information that we sourced was bang on.

Whisper it, but Celtic could be getting 2750 tickets for Ibrox

Now those two stories are coming together with a second application by Celtic, and presumably there will also be one by theRangers, to install temporary netting to the south east corner of Celtic Park between the home and the 2500 away supporters at the Glasgow Derby matches held at Celtic Park next season.

As Celtic will NOT accept tickets for Ibrox unless this condition is reciprocated then we can assume that the netting that theRangers agreed to install last season will now be done in time for Celtic’s first visit there on Scottish Premiership duties at the end of the year.

None of these stories were broken by the mainstream media, but all by The Celtic Star, although the day after we told you about the netting requirements one of the red tops reckoned that their own later story was an exclusive. Maybe they don’t count fan media?

Here’s the application details for the temporary netting at Celtic Park for Glasgow Derby matches from now on.

To recap we told you last year that Celtic would refuse tickets unless the netting was installed at Ibrox and we told you that the allocation of around 2500 would return for next season six weeks before anyone else.  Everything we have reported on this subject has turned out to be spot on. Just saying…

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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

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